Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Welcome Joaquin!

Joaquin's Birth 032Joaquin was born at 1:11 am on Friday August 25th, 2006.

He is healthy and happy and pretty good lookin' to boot!

We are totally stoked. Of course, Joaquin has his own on-line space where you can check out all his pictures.

Click here for Joaquin's blog to check out more pictures..

Anji and I are so grateful he is totally fine and dandy.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Is YouTube maturing?

I have noticed that the YouTube community is slowly starting to change it's culture. YouTube is known for its totally useless videos, from car crashes, to high school girls dancing in their pajamas and singing Madonna.

This it seems to me is starting to change. While totally stupid videos still are the majority of clips at YouTube, it seems that actual video blogs are starting to become more prevalent.

For example, I came across this very interesting video from someone that calls himself "Renetto". It seems that Renetto was a bit of a YouTube celebrity because of his totally silly and annoying character that he did. Well, Renetto got sick of his character and has confessed that he is really not like that. Now he wants to harness the true power of YouTube and he has some very interesting thought on the YouTube culture. I hope this is a preview of what is to come from everyone's favorite TV alternative.

Another user that has just started posting is geriatric1927. This guy from England is 78 years old and addicted to YouTube! Now, he decides that he can make a video and post just as easy as anyone else. You have to see this old man. He is great! He is really into the "youth culture" and wants to be a part of it.

This I feel is a very exciting use of YouTube. People are actually starting to post their thoughts and feelings on everyday life. It is very inspiring to see geriatric1927 start to post and hear what he has to say, as he is a member of the senior demographic. It is great to see how warmly his videos are received by the kids on YouTube. Where else in today's society are seniors and the youths "hanging out" in the same space, learning from each other?

Congratulations YouTube community, I think you are finally onto something good. I think if this attitude spreads that YouTube could actually change the world. Seriously. Lets hope this trend is here to stay.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I heard a strange howl.

I heard this really strange "howl" on Saturday night. Actually it was Saturday morning at 4:52 am. It woke me and Anji up.

This was the weirdest animal noise I have ever heard. I could tell it was far away, and I could also tell it was very loud. At first I thought it was a person yelling, but the sound was repeated exactly the same way, three times in a row.

This was a very creepy noise, and it actually freaked both me and Anji out. It totally got my heart beating!

The next day I asked my neighbors if they had heard the noise too. One of my neighbors heard it, but the other ones did not. I also called Mike Rugg, the proprietor of the BigFoot Discovery Museum to see if they were "Call Blasting" that night. He said no. I told him that I thought that the noise came from the direction of the quarry. He said that a woman had come in a few months ago and reported seeing some very strange "eye shine" of some kind of animal that was about 8 feet off the ground on the quarry road a while ago. Hmmmm, that is interesting for sure!

I am not saying that the howl was from Bigfoot, but it sure was weird. If the howl was not from a Bigfoot, then I don't know what else it could have been.

All I know is that is was the strangest thing I have heard and it was very scary and creepy too. Also, after the howl, there was no dogs barking or anything. Everything in the neighborhood seemed pretty freaked out!


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New Yowie footage.

The Yowie is the Australian version of Big Foot. Someone got some footage of an alleged Yowie in Australia. Pretty good footage. If this is a hoax, it is the best one yet! Check the link.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

vlogger jailed in San Francisco.

This is not good news.

Josh Wolf has been jailed for contempt of court. He has refused to hand over footage he took of a protest in San Francisco. Big Brother is watching... What are you going to do about it?

Read the story here


News story on illegal immigrants

Here is one for you...

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Fruit and vegetables in northern California are being left in the fields because farmers can't find enough workers for harvest.
Farmers say there are up to 20 percent fewer workers available to pick the strawberry, raspberry and vegetable crops in Santa Cruz County. One says it's the worst labor shortage he's seen in 30 years.

A lot of farmers blame the lack of workers on tightened borders. The Western Growers Association says illegal workers may handle 80 percent of the agricultural work in California.


Where are all the white people at? I thought that if you got rid of all the illegals, then the jobs would be filled by all those white folks out of work...