Sunday, July 27, 2008

34 days until kick-off

While the whole world waits the start of the Beijing Olympics (22 days away) - especially around these parts. Some thing more important is coming up in 34 days. Cal Football!

Just to whet the appetite a little - here's a highlight video (taken from the California Golden Blogs) of Jahvid Best.


Jahvid Best 2007 Highlights from ronenglish1 on Vimeo.

Go Bears!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Comic Book Movies

As I live in China, I'm obviously missing out on the Dark Knight (I'm trying trying trying to get to Hong Kong to see it soon - but chances are slim with all the work I have ) and Iron Man was kick-ass already this summer.

But this. This makes me so very hyped.

The Watchmen - I've read this graphic novel probably 100 times since it was published in the mid 80s up until now.

And they seem to have gotten everything right.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Stuff I miss out in China

Weezer hasn't made a really good album since, well, Pinkerton. I've liked songs off each of the subsequent albums - but nothing has approached the brilliance of the first two albums. My friend has a theory that beacuse Pinkerton was so exceedingly personal to Rivers and because it got ravaged so hard in the critical press, he decided to just write blandish pop songs for the rest of his career.

Anyways, I was randomly reading LAist and they reported about Weezer's Hootenanny Tour, where they invite 250 fans to come down and sing and play songs with them. I thought that was the coolest thing - and I spent about an hour watching videos on YouTube and Yahoo. In fact, I'm watching them again.

Here's "Say It Ain't So" from the LA portion of the tour.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Shoe, um, Thursday

ISpyShanghai has the recurring feature Shoe Tuesday. He asked readers to provide him with photos.

Here's my (China) collection. I still have another 20 or so in the US.




Friday, July 11, 2008

Every. Game. Counts.




Football cannot get here fast enough. Go Bears!


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I'm here to do push-ups


One of the more bizarre things I've seen on the internet. Guangdong TV host Ou Zhihang doing naked push-ups near Chinese national landmarks like the CCTV building, the Great Wall, the Bird's Nest, etc. He was inspired by the Sichuan Earthquake - or rather, he wanted to do his part. His naked pushups are an hommage to a piece of art, although I don't read well enough to know which one.
Here's the link to his original blog

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我来做俯卧撑的

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Birthday America!






Wang Chi: Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run.

Jack Burton: May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.