Monday, June 24, 2013

A Real Hater Never Stops.

First, the awesome.  Yuichiro Miura just climbed Everest.  For the 3rd time.  At 80 years of age.  Amazing stuff there.  I know, its not like I am breaking news about it.  But its been on my mind for a few reasons.  The guy is just amazing and I hope I can get going when I get up there in years.

But, here on the Memoirs we have to throw in a little humor.  Naturally, you cant be a badass mountaineer without having a foil or a rival.  (what class was I supposed to take to be a mountaineer by the way?)  Hes got Min Bahadur Sherchan, another 80 something year old badass as his match.  Why do I bring this up?

So, Miura is at the base of Everest.  Reporters gathered around.  He is celebrating a truly special moment.  Reporters asking him about his man Sherchan, who just failed out of his last attempt at Everest.  And what does Miura say?

"He is to be pitied."

Stop for a second.  Maybe the tone of the articles I read were off.  Maybe the translations between cultures and languages is too much.  But that is some of the coldest stuff I ever heard.  Ever.

Barack is giving his victory speech and someone in the crowd asks about Romney.  What if instead of doing the "ran a great campaign" shtick he went with a "he is to be pitied."  

And think about the context here.  Miura is likely the record holder for the oldest dude to climb Everest for a long time.  Anytime someone does a Google search for his name or that record, you know what they will find?

"He is to be pitied."

Ice Cold.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Its 2012?

Wow.  I guess I missed alot.

  1. We finally got the Avengers movie
  2. I got to see what I considered a good Spiderman movie
  3. We closed the Batman trilogy in spectacular fashion
  4. The Rock came back

And we are about to vote again.  By the by, please exercise your right to suffrage.  We support awareness here at the MoB.

Theres so much to write about.  Theres so much to share.  Where do I start?

I think I should tell you guys about when I got bit by the vampire stripper in New Orleans.  That will have to wait for when I leave Richmond.

I could recommend a few autobiographies.  Maybe I try writing my book again.  Could do some podcasts.  A retrospective on the Anaconda series?

I dont know.  I feel the itch to do something again.

Monday, August 20, 2012

I am alive.

Getting better slowly I hope.

Getting stronger.

I meant to come back long ago.  Its more than half way through 2012 which makes me older.  Yet, I do not feel older at all.  Even after illness, failure, and idling, this fire burns.  I am not embers.  I am a blaze.

There is much to do.  Doors opened.  Windows closed.

And I am still standing.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

2 Candles 1 Match.3GP


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cook Out

Recently Cook Out has come to Richmond and into my life. To those unfamiliar with Cook Out, its a drive thru joint that specializes in home style items.

In other words, its a Barbeque in a drive thru. Its kind of awesome. The problem is its too popular. Its got two lanes, but it is almost impossible to get a quick bite from there. With the lines you face, you will sit in traffic (not the queue from the lanes) but in actual traffic unable to get into the lines.

So heres some advice: go late night. And get a milkshake. But you already knew that.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sam Miller's Thursday Night Lobster Special

A video review though I am looking a little rough here.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Audio Blog: Does the Jungle Book have a Real Villain?

For about 8 years I have asked the question: does the Jungle Book really have a villain?

Is Shere Khan really a villain? If a tiger acts how a tiger is supposed to act, is it wrong? Am I totally off base here? Thoughts? Id love to hear your input.