Archive for May, 2008

GO SPURS GO!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2008 by dvcmann

UPDATE: Well shit. We’ll get ’em next year. For the rest of the season I’m wearing a Celtics Jersey… Hope I don’t jinx them too.

San Antonio Spurs 91 New Orleans Hornets 82

The team had to spend the night on the runway because of “mechanical problems”. Phil Jackson did something to the plane.

Bring on Los Lakers!

Norman Mailer Videos are Funny.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2008 by dvcmann

Norman roughhousing with his buddy Rip Torn. You know, Chief Zed from from Men in Black.

Sean’s 15 Minute Orzo Stew

Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2008 by dvcmann

2 celery stalks chopped

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1 15.5oz can of kidney beans

1 cup orzo pasta

a couple few links Elgin hot sausage chopped

2 shredded carrots

Dash or two of garlic salt

Same goes for the pepper

You know what?  Add some mushrooms and and some chili powder while you’re at it.  Live a little!

Cook the Orzo for 5 to 8 minutes, or until al dente; drain and rinse well. While pasta is cooking, put the carrots, celery and sausage in your stew pot; cover with water. Pour in the tomato sauce and beans. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until celery is tender then add the pasta. Season to taste. No rush.

Has it been 15 minutes?

“Water”

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2008 by dvcmann

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” –Helen Keller

Recently discovered, and believed to be the first known portrait of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan. circa 1888. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Wildwood Boys by James Carlos Blake

Posted in Read This on May 5, 2008 by dvcmann

“The mass of men know that their hearts are a riot of lusts and base desires, but they fear the risks of acceding to those wants. They desire to do violence to their enemies but they are too fearful of provoking violence unto themselves. They fear consequences, you see, and such fear is the rankest sort of cowardice. They cannot beat this truth and so they cleave to the lie of morality, that sum of shams, to defend themselves against it, and thus do they lay a second kind of cowardice atop the fist. They warrant no pity.” — Wildwood Boys, JCB

Few people realize just how ugly the American civil war got. Even less know the history of the Kansas Missouri guerrilla war that raged in all its depravity from years before until years after the war of “brother vs brother”.

Plundering, Pillaging, burning, looting, lynching, none of it overlooked in a particularly dark chapter in U.S. history. James Carlos Blake’s Wildwood Boys captures that grotesquely cruel period of our past. An era that spawned men like Frank and Jesse James from our nation’s heartland, and maybe even just a little bit of that mean streak that we still carry around with us as a nation as well.

Guerrillero Heroico – WTF?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2008 by dvcmann

Ernesto “Che” Guevara is often portrayed as a legendary freedom fighter and hero by the misguided around the globe. The image most associated with El Che is from a photo taken in Havana in 1960 by Alberto Korda entitled “Guerrillero Heroico”.  It has become a political symbol adopted by everybody from May Day immigration activists to Pakistani workers groups. Although thanks to modern capitalism, this famous shapshot is now most likely to be found on a t-shirt at college campuses and over-priced coffee houses in the wealthiest nation on Earth.

Capitalist bastardos!

El Che

A more realistic portrayal of the man can be found in a Slate Magazine review of the Motorcycle Diaries.