09/19/02 10:30:00 PM
Helicopters! look out below! He its the dre dub coming at you from
his secret hideout in Southern California. I think we should have
our own state. South California, the land where people are not
allowed to use the word "Hella." I work with a few people
who have migrated to my great region from Northern California and
they use it like its punctuation.
I have been working a butt load. For the most part I
enjoy the working life. however there sometimes comes
along a person who just makes you wonder why we don't
have stupid people have mandatory abortions in this
country. So this guy at work lets just call him "Poppins."
Everyday Poppins walks in with his XBOX ready to load
up the newest game he bought so that everyone can see
how cool he is. Now this doesn't piss me off its just
annoying. when it comes down to getting to work
Poppins is usually not. Now there is a certain amount
of work distributed amongst us at work and it basically
gets split up between us so if someone isn't pulling
their fair share we tend to notice. So, to make up for
his lack of work ethic (believe me people, it takes
very little to get by in my book, so this guy is about
the worst employee ever) he tries to make friends. now
this means he buys food and gives it to us. I feel bad
eating it but you know, its food. Anyway so Poppins
has this habit of pulling each individual hair out of
his face all day. the hair pulling is done when he
should be doing work. so one day we were given some
work to do and he had no assignment because he never
does work so I give him part of my assignment I don't
want to do thinking he might do something for once. so
this project took me 4 hours to do originally. so it
should take him at least that to pull off. 1 hour
later the report is on my desk signed, he obviously
just signed off on it without checking because every time
I turned around to see what he was doing he was
pulling hairs. after that every day at work I ponder
why this waste of carbon walks the earth, and more
importantly why he has not got fired.
am sure none of you really cared I just needed to
see what else is going on.....
are going to bomb Iraq....I called it back in
quit drinking soda 2 weeks ago. my head is just
starting to come back to me.
Nugget Tuesdays are over....is there any reason to go
to McDonalds anymore?
all is said and done, the critics will say that The
Big Lebowski was the best movie of the 1990s. Those who
don't are just wrong.
until I start working normal hours this is the update
you get. let me know what you think. comments mean
09/03/02 10:56:05 PM
So they did that Jerry Lewis telethon over the weekend...and they
only raised $535,000? I assume that's just a local affiliate total,
but seems small. Don't they get celebrities for this stuff anymore?
Or is it just 3rd rate Carrot Tops (redundant, yes, I know) and
Also, there's this local troubleshooter guy on kYOUsi, Michael
Turko. Well, apparently he did some story on some shady Solar
Powered energy company that did shoddy work on a guy's house. Turko
came out, pressured the company or some shit, and (though they
didn't really detail how) this guy got his money back or something.
But then they get a shot of Turko asking the guy "so everything's
been taken care of?" and they cut to a close-up of the guy going "I
want to thank Michael Turko, and god bless people like him and the
work they do" and here I'm thinking, 'damn, Turko's just setting
this guy up so the guy will stroke his ego not only to his face but
right to the camera.' I mean, yeah, Turko's cool and all, despite
his amazingly pointy head (they could smooth wallpaper with the
fucker) and the worst haircut ever, but he's just feeding this guy
questions so he can hear the guy praise him right to his face (using
the camera as a way to make it look like the guy's not talking
directly to him). It's like the guy went to thank Turko, and Turko
goes "wait, wait, let's just get this on camera!"
We're supposed to get rain this week/weekend. We go from mid 80s to
rain, where the fuck do I live, Florida? I mean, come on.
WHOA hot surfer girl...sorry. Continuing...
When you call someone you don't really know on the phone, and they
say 'hello,' do you say 'hi!" and nothing else? Well, apparently
people do that. Are they new to this whole phone thing?
OOOH man hating lesbian. We're back at zero.
Side note, not that any of you read or respond to these...but if you
have a decent photo of me, send it my way. I've decided I'm not vein
enough, and need more pictures of myself. It's for a collage. Not
really, but that'd be something. But serious about the sending
thing, I realized that if I went missing the media wouldn't have a
good photo to display of me. There's one photo of me that I have,
where I'm looking incredibly blitzed, but that's not really the
image I'm going for. They'll go "Brad was last seen at the
Clairemont Square, and has a slight learning disability." Sure, my
parents would tell them differently, but one look at that photo and
they'd speak differently. Not a legacy I'm looking to leave.
Okay, that'll do it. Eat all your vegetables, no dessert if you
08/12/02 4:57:22 AM
Let's just say today, right now, at the date and time listed above
this line, you were born in 1986. You'd be legally able to drive
I'm not ready to accept that people have even been BORN after 1984,
I just don't think these people are real, and that if I hit them
with my car or a piece of wood I'd miss entirely and they'd just
vanish into thin air.
And while I expect to hear it from the peanut gallery (largely
represented by the fine cities of Fresno, Minneapolis, and
Philadelphia)...goddamn does that make me feel old.
Time to sleep. Go listen to Dismemberment Plan.
"Aw Gladys girl, I love you but, oh, GET A LIFE!"
08/07/02 8:54:42 AM
Watching the clock, its 4 o'clock I got 2 hours till I can go home.
Well I am sure you can guess by what I just said I am currently
employed. that's right buddy! I got a job, no thanks to you!!!
have been going pretty smooth for me except for one thing. my
throat. you have all played the game Hot Potato I am sure. you know
where you sit in a circle or whatever and toss a potato around
until the timer dings. anyway Sunday my mom made a stellar
helping of potatoes.
anyway as I put one in my mouth I realized that they were the
hottest potatoes I have ever had in my life. but by time i realized
this it was in the back of my mouth so I figured the best route was
straight to my stomach. WRONG. so I swallow the potato and all of a
sudden it stops going down and i get extreme pain in the bottom of
my throat. after a few seconds I push the potato all the way down
into the stomach. crisis over right? WRONG. in the seconds that the
spud was in my throat it burned it. anyway for the last three days
eating has been miserable. so kids I beg you, next time your mom
puts down a plate of something that looks too good to be true. let
tell brad to stop kissing horses with an open mouth. and if you don't
agree with telling people how to live their life at least tell him
to stop telling me about it. (I realize some people won't get this,
get with the program. but if you are lazy and really want to know
For twenty bucks
a month renting movies has never been easier.
I must say
downtown San Diego has really turned itself around and is a very
nice place if you can afford the rent. I just drive by now and then
to bring down the property value with my loud music and whatnot.
went on vacation and I have to work, what's with that. I really
liked him taking his pre-vacation vacation to Maine last weekend.
I am a Geek,
with that said here is a list of the stuff I bought at comic con..
Professor Frink, 2 TRON action figures, The Mad Hatter, a old
school gaming shirt, and a nice Japanese art book.
Okay, I know its
been a while but I got to relax before I go back to work.
There will be a great update on the main page soon all I can tell
you now is that it will revolutionize the way you think about browsing
08/04/02 5:27:43 AM
Life is a highway, I wanna drive it (at a reasonable speed, obeying
all traffic laws) all night long...
I wanna ramble about some shit, so let's do this. Today, I'm
represented by Cobra Commander. Cobra Commander was like the
second-level jock in high school. He was cool, he had his game
together, but there was always someone or something better than him.
He was a 3-sport athlete, G.I. Joe was the 4-sport, All-State
champion in wrestling with the dad who ran the local hardware store.
The Commander kinda knew his predicament, however, and just did his
best to get along. He was angered by failure, but after looking
around and seeing the parade of ineptitude surrounding him, he knew
it was par for the course. Poor fella. You may not ever conquer Joe,
but you're a king in my book, Cobra. I salute you.
At Cafe Crema last night, and for the second time in as many trips
there for us this week, Dre and I watched cops on motorcycles pull
over car after car at the Cass & Garnet intersection. They'd just
sit by the curb outside Crema, about 20 feet back from the corner,
lights off, and wait for someone with a broken headlight to go by,
or someone not using their blinker on a left turn yield. There were
3 cops, and two of them would sit at the abovementioned location,
with another about 100 feet away from the corner across the street
right up against a building, to where as you're going down the
street you'd never see the cop until you were at least even with
him, and his distance he sat away from the sidewalk probably meant
you only saw him coming at you from the opposite direction, from
across the street. Early in their campout patrol they were bringing
people in left and right, and at one point the two cops sitting by
Crema pulled out one after another, like when Jon and Ponch would
roll out on "CHiPs."
Aw man, "Ponch" wasn't recognized by the FrontPage dictionary.
That's gotta sting Eric Estrada a wee bit. Carrying on...
This sort of crime patrolling seems less than honorable, and seems
to carry itself along with speed traps and red light cameras. There
seems to be two schools of thought to this sort of policing. The
first is the 'shouldn't the police be out patrolling instead of
waiting for a law to be broken' group; the second is the 'if you
aren't doing anything wrong, then what do you have to worry about?'
group. I understand each opinion, but I know when the police are
out, stationed in certain areas, that I should watch my speed,
remember my blinkers, come to dead, complete stops, that sort of
thing. I have a feeling that I could be watched as I'm driving, not
sure which driveway along the street has a motorcycle cop waiting to
clock me for going 29 in that 25 zone. Not to say it has ever really
been present, but this method of policing stinks of mistrust in the
public. As if, we're expected to make small mistakes while on the
road, and they should be caught and treated with tickets as a
result. Other than a shortage of officers, what's to stop the police
from stationing 3 officers at every intersection with a light, just
waiting for drivers to make mistakes? How does that differ from
putting a camera at an intersection? This is worse than a camera,
because it's instant and covers more violations. Just reeks
of a mini police state. Maybe if they didn't go off quotas, cops
wouldn't be so nit-picky about who they pull over. I've seen many
cops at this same intersection ignore drivers not using blinkers, or
not having a headlight, or something like that. It should be like an
umpire - it's acceptable if they're going to call the outside or
high strikes, as long as they call them for both teams, and call it
that way for the full 9 innings. You become inconsistent, and people
get pissed and kick dirt on you.
I don't want to talk about that anymore, in case the gum'mint has
Carnivore shit on my box. Last thing I need is a knock on my
door at 2 PM when I'm sound asleep...I mean, in this weather I don't
much like bottoms at night, I'd have to find my pants in the
darkness and get all diplomatic with the sunglassed officers. On the
upside though, I'd then be awake to catch "American Gladiators" on
the USA Network at 2 PM each weekday. I'd like to hug the people
responsible for bringing reruns of that back on the air. They're
great people and deserve to be told as much.
Okay, this update took care of the massive boredom. It's done.
Remember to tip your waiters and waitresses on the way out.
07/16/02 6:46:00 PM
Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
Yeah, so I haven't
updated in the last few days, why you ask? well aside from leading
a very lazy life I also have a computer that likes to act up more
often than your grandpa's back. When I try to update the page
my computer makes the web page look like a kindergartner got in
here and started clicking buttons. needless to say this problem is
making updating difficult at best. however after fiddling around
with it for the last hour or so I think I can manage a to update
and not totally screw up the page. Here we go.
So like many Americans
I enjoy the ability to buy mass quantities of food in bulk to save
a few dollars. So last night my father and I go to the local
Price Club (Costco). while wandering around the store my dad
mentions that the hand dipped ice cream bars they sell at the food
court in the front of the store are fabulous. so naturally I want
to verify that these are in fact fabulous ice cream bars. So I get
in line while my dad checks out. As I stand in line for the ice
cream I soon become aware that the elderly woman at the front of
the line is taking a long time digging around in her change purse
to get the correct change. now normally I am all for using exact
change, because I hate when my pockets fill up with a lot of nickels.
so as time passes me by she is still digging, then she puts her
purse away and awaits the cashier to take it. well as the cashier
counts the coins don't add up properly. so she tells the lady
that she needs to give her another 5 cents because the food is
$1.74 and she gave her $1.69. so out comes the purse again only
after that cashier has to count out loud for the lady to verify her
mistake. so she is digging. now I am not one to be terribly patient
of slow old people who can't add. so I reach into my pocket. out
comes a nickel that I go and put with the rest of her change to
give her the appropriate amount of change. so do I get a thank you?
NO, I get a nasty evil look and then she says loudly to the cashier
"People keep getting ruder and ruder" then she moves my
nickel to the edge of the counter and continues to dig in her purse
for one. showing unprecedented restraint I just stood quietly in
line. stupid old lady with Slavic accent.
reading on the internet and some downloading of MP3s I decided to
buy the new CD by
AmiYumi. a Japanese pop sensation that is supposed to sweep
this nation. anyway if you like any type of pop music I would recommend
this CD for you. The cool thing about this is that it is not
like American pop that is plagued with sappy sexually charged
lyrics, this music is all about fun. if you have ever had fun or
enjoy listening to fun music check this CD out. however in Sony's
infinite wisdom it will not play properly in my computer.
Where is the
Patriotism? hmm? yeah I am looking in your direction!
How about that
DOW it just keeps falling. in other financial news stock in the
Sidewalk Crusaders is up a point and a half.
I finally got my
TV to receive HDTV, now I just wish it would produce some sort of
audio to go along with the pictures. as we all know if you have
video you need sound.
The guy they
think kidnapped that Mormon girl looks like Brad's dad. I still
think the parents did it.
Wednesday as brad said rocked the house. Off By One needs to fire
the old lady who does their math, they are obviously off by a lot
more than one.
07/15/02 5:01:12 AM
I'm only 21, burnt out on the scene, yeah, just getting by on the
Death On Wednesday show last night. They went on second, ahead of
Agent 51. There is no justice for talented bands in this world. I
had blood on both my shorts and shirt. I was hot and sweaty. I
pushed a bunch of people around. I yelled a lot. Real grunt-grunt
testosterone-releasing activities. Dre's right, the pit has changed.
Roger from Less Than Jake will fix that when they get their
collective asses here on August 19th. I'm anticipating that show
more than my next Pearl Jam show. Probably helps I have a confirmed
date (and a ticket) for the LTJ show, but the excitement is there
nonetheless. I'm getting giddy just typing about it. Anyway, yeah,
the scene...not the venue, but the...scene. You get what I'm saying.
We're in line. All the kids looking the same, all about 17, hair
spiked, gel, dye, buzz, whatever. Witty statements on t-shirts, but
as a friend said, bumper stickers and t-shirts are funny once. I
felt so old, like a parent at a parent-teacher conference, where the
parent sits in the kid desk. There was also an abundance of
midgetlike folk there, just really short normal looking people. Why
these people stand in a crowd of people is beyond me. It's the same
as if you or I (assuming you're not one of these jockeyesque
creatures) went into the crowd at a show, then promptly sat down or
got on our knees to listen to the show. First, the echo through the
bodies must suck. Second, it's got to be hot down there. Especially
at The Scene last night, where it was quite easily 95 with a crowded
room, hot venue, and sun coming in until the first band was playing.
You add the dank (the funk, the cheese, the Bombay Slum Tiger,
whathaveyou), and it's a memorable experience for all the wrong
The band was called Off By One, for the record. On local music show
(which is on my shitlist at the moment for reasons unimportant to
you, my loyal reader) Fox Rox, they brought up Off By One,
mentioning they're playing The Scene on the 18th, with an album out
in August, and that if Hot Topic had a house band, they'd be it.
August 19th. It can't come soon enough.
07/02/02 5:27:37 PM
The lawn guy across the street opened up the trunk to his car, and
pulls out a bag from what store?
That's right, Big! Lots. Their lawn isn't even that nice anyway.
In other news, we're finally getting up the piece we wanted to open
the site with, give it a few more minutes and we'll be ready to rock
and or roll.
07/02/02 12:19:00 PM
Prepare yourself, its go time. just 2 days until the 4th an I am
getting giddy. as most of you know around the DreDub ranch we like
to blow the roof off this mother to celebrate our county's
independence. And we will be doing so for the 5th year in a
row! This year we hope to bring you some nice pictures and a good
recap of the festivities right here on your Sidewalk Crusaders
So it looks like
that millionaire made it around the world in his balloon, glad to
see he is doing something good for the world with all of his time
and money, who knows how many lives he has saved by sitting in a
small room way above the ground for a few weeks.
Now if you are as
addicted to Breaking
News as I am,
you watch one of the plentiful cable news networks. for those that
like the constant possibility of a Breaking
News story CNN
is the place to be. CNN gives the feel that every news story they
bring you is more important than the previous one. Also CNN
has Larry King who could quite possibly be one of the funniest
people alive, just check this web
page out if you doubt me. Oh yeah, and he looks like an
Owl. If the possibility of seeing some one shot or getting
killed in an automobile accident your bets bet is FOX
NEWS. Fox News
combines a certain amount of conservative biased news that attracts
old people and people who hate government. If you like news
that seems a little more hi-tech than the other channels you should
spend your time watching MSNBC.
But Exacta is the only person I know who watches that channel. I
stopped when they canceled The Site with Soledad O'Brien.
Music seems to
fluctuate. some years see fabulous CD releases and others see such
releases as Shaq's Diesel
album. this fall and winter look to be packed with great CDs that I
think I am going to have to open up the pocketbook for. Here
is a list and approximate date for the release of the albums. You
should be excited.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - July 9th
Green Day - July 15th
CKY - Late Summer
Rocket From The Crypt - September
Steve Poltz - September
Pearl Jam - November
Foo Fighters - Fall 2002
The Aqubats - Late 2002 - Early 2003
Less Than Jake - Late 2002 - early 2003
Save Ferris - Late 2002 - early 2003
So it looks like
we got drunks flying planes now.
So the San Diego County
Fair isn't open on Mondays and doesn't open until 11AM. it also isn't
going until the 4th of July as it has previous years. then the
people that work there are bitching that people aren't spending any
money. First off, if its hot out I am less inclined to fork
over money for something hot. so if I were at the fair before 11AM
maybe I would eat something. second since when did the fair start being
a museum, closed on Mondays? what kind of lame crap is that.
06/27/02 10:46:00 AM
Greetings, from my hideout. I have been not so secretly looking for
a job and waiting for phone calls. Looking for a job has
taught me a few things in the "real world." 1. The classified ads do
jack squat 2. Waiting for a job call sucks hard. 3. I really don't
want a job.
As you can see
the Sidewalk Crusaders dream has finally become a reality.
After a few years of speculation and hearsay it has finally emerged
as the leading power of the Interweb information and hilarity.
Hopefully in the coming days all our sections will be fully
operational. then we will be the ultimate power in the universe.
Exacta and I went to
"The Scene" yesterday during their scheduled hours to purchase
tickets to see
Less Than Jake on August 19th. of course because we go all the
way out there nobody was there to sell us tickets. although a
guy who works for UPS believed that we may work for the scene. I
wonder what we could have got if we told the guy we were. probably
5-10 for fraud.
I guess working for
MTV as a VJ means that eventually you will move to another channel
and have a talk show.
Dr. Dre makes rap
music sound better.
They still haven't
found that Mormon girl. my money is on the parents.
06/26/02 05:42:06 AM
So, this is going up for two reasons...first, so when you click on
the "Minutia" link, it doesn't point to some nonexistent page, and
second, because I'm not ready to start doing full updates on the
main page yet. I need to tweak the pages to prepare for an onslaught
of hilarity, what with two people posting on the same page and all.
I'm surprised my computer's held up under the weight of the LOLOLS
I've delivered to you, my loyal readers, over the past 16 months.
Instead, I think I'll just do as the header says, and ramble for a
bit to take up some space. After all, it's what I'm good at!
I'm watching the World Cup, and I think it'd be fun to be a
defender, and just yell "BACK!!" the whole game, even when my team's
got possession way up at the other end of the field. I'd make plenty
of friends that way.
All this Univision watching has shown me that, contrary to past
summers, I'm not immune to learning things! I find myself picking up
2-3 words every sentence from the main announcer, up from the
previous 0-1 just a month ago. I'll be working the deep fryer at
Jack In The Box in no time!
Hey, a tourism commercial for Turkey. I don't care what's there,
unless I was a journalist you couldn't pay me enough to get near
that part of the world right now. "Discover Turkey!" Yeah. You go,
and show me your photos.
What's a shittier job, head of media relations for the Montreal
Expos, or director of tourism for Iran? Discuss amongst yourselves.
When they roll out [cue Ludicrous now] the flags in the middle of
the game, how could you NOT be a little pissed, suddenly you have a
big damn flag over you, and it's not like it's 70 degrees there,
we're talking 80+, and you can bet your AMC student Movie Watcher
card it's not a dry heat. You find yourself under the flag of a
country like Turkey, and you know those people have a natural scent
different than your own (make of that what you will)...the result
must be a World Cup-size stench, and no good view of the game.
Hopefully they're kinda see through flags, because for the price of
a ticket you can bet I'd get out a pen or something, and make myself
a little hole in the flag to see the game.
It strikes me as odd to see the Korean fans dressed in the colors
and designs of Brazil or Turkey...almost like on Battlebots, when
they have people in the crowd hold up and waive around crudely-drawn
signs saying things like "FEAR VLAD" or something embarrassing like
that. That's one great thing about watching old NFL Films episodes
on ESPN Classic, you get the shots of the fans with signs like "The
Jets Are Taking Off!" with a drawing of a plane with the NY Jets
logo on the side of it. What I don't get though, is how you can
psych yourself up enough to dress yourself in red/white or
yellow/blue/green and cheer for Turkey or Brazil, when you are
Korean. As we've seen, the Koreans cheer like few others, but how do
you rally up that enthusiasm for a country on the other side of the
planet? They must get paid off by someone, wonder if the Battlebots
producer is involved with these games...
Oh well. I've got enough here, and hopefully the next time I'm ready
to type this much it'll be a regular update and not one of these