No bud this year…

Posted: July 31, 2006 in Uncategorized

No, it’s not that I abstain from drinking yellow beer. The Miss Budweiser hydro, perhaps the most legendary plane since the Slo-Mo, retired two seasons ago after 42 years on the circuit. Seafair seems a bit empty without her. But her last pilot, Dave Villwock, continues flying in the Miss Elam Plus…literally. Villwock was trying to put her nose down, but she bounced, caught some air, and was briefly tracked by airport radar as she completely flipped and landed hard on her belly. Somehow, she still won the Atomic Cup (perhaps the Elam team pulled a Landis). The races on Lake Washington are next weekend, and I might actually go…if anything, on Friday or Saturday to catch some rooster tails and Angel practices.

Been so busy on my new team this last two weeks, I haven’t had time to muse on my blog… 

Seahawks training camp! YaY! Our first-round pick, Kelly Jennings, was a little bit late due to hammering out contract details, but otherwise everybody is in and getting down to business. A couple of big-name players are sidelined, still recovering from off-season surgeries and whatnot, but compared to other NFL camps, no real drama coming from Camp Holmgren. For instance, everybody keeps talking about Owens and the Cowboys (even non-news crappy fluff), Michael Vick lost his best receiver to injury yesterday, Big Ben is in camp on time after a near-death experience, some players are boycotting camp due to contract disputes, Jeremy Shockey is being…well, Jeremy Shockey, etc. But smooth waters in Cheney…

So apparently the Road Warrior is an anti-semite, and some Hollywood ink whores think Mel Gibson’s career is over because of it. The details of his drunken outrage somehow leaked out, but the police are being professional and doing the "no comment" thang, so kudos to them. But apparently because of the leak, Mel immediately hits the rehab, which is the easiest way for high-profile celebs to say "I screwed up, but it wasn’t REALLY my fault…it was the drugs/booze/loose women. Now watch me clean up". The flub over Passion of the Christ blew over pretty quick, this will be almost forgotten in a month. I mean, look how many times Courtney Love has successfully used rehab to get out of trouble…

Boy George has to pick up garbage on city streets in New York. In the hot August sun. For five days. Which begs the question, when is some judge gonna wake up and make Courtney Love pick up garbage for a MONTH? Preferably in East L.A., of course…

Intel’s new Conroe processor is finally out. These things are overclocking mofos…for $183, you can get an E6300 that will beat AMD’s $800 FX-62 (no small feat, to be sure). Good luck finding one right now tho, much less finding one at the "advertised" prices. In a couple of months they’ll be more available. Me, I’m gonna wait a bit, probably after January when prices drop, and built another uber machine. By that time, a 7900GTX should be selling for less than $250, so that will go nicely with a E6600 that should be around $200 by then (unless I get a free EE proc again from my wife’s cousin…).

And finally…is that pesky RIAA suing you for downloading songs off the InterWeb? Make them disappear by saying the words, "IP Address"…

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