Category Archives: Orange County

Street Urchins Calling Themselves “Urban Travelers” Is Utterly Ridiculous

LA Times – To him, it’s another day on the streets. Some call him an “urban traveler,” “a crust punk” or worse. He and others like him — mostly young, homeless people who often travel in groups — roam beach cities begging for money, sleeping under the stars and trying to survive. They’re vexing to tourist-dependent spots from San Francisco to San Diego, where officials complain their gritty edge and sometimes violent tendencies intimidate locals and turn visitors off. “They can be very aggressive and very disruptive,” said San Diego City Councilman Ed Harris, who represents Ocean Beach, where homeless youth congregate on the sea wall, sleep on the beach and light illegal campfires. They’re not drawn exclusively to the West Coast but to other cities perceived as “cool,” such as Minneapolis-St. Paul; Denver; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle.

“Urban Travelers”! Ha! Yo, fuck these street urchins directly in their stupid road-grimy homeless faces. They’re a fucking scourge on society. I live in Ocean Beach and I understand why a person would choose to come here but guess what? Nobody wants to have to wake up and have a job and go make fucking money but we do because that’s how society works.  If you have zero interest in really contributing to society that’s fine, just go do it in the woods in Montana or Alaska or somewhere like that. Don’t be doing it in a place full of people who actually work to live there and then have the goddamn audacity to get all huffy when I tell you to stop sleeping in my fucking driveway. I can tell you first hand that there is always, 100% of the time a fairly sizable group of all variety of miscreants, hobos, urchins and junkies congregating and aggressively begging for money, playing shitty music on their  guitars and attempting to sell nickle bags of shitty, shitty weed along the sea wall. Get the fuck outta my face with this shit.  Seriously these “people” aren’t much higher than the common street rats they sleep next to every night.

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The only time i do feel bad is when the vagrant has a dog but even then I only feel bad for the dog. The pup didnt choose to have a scumbag as an owner.

NFL Division Round Picks

Went 1-1-2 ATS Wildcard Weekend after getting lucky and locking in the Chiefs +1 early on in the week.  I went 2-2 if you take the point spread out of things, so the absolute definition of mediocrity.  Could have been worse though so we’re going to put that all behind us, its the Divisional Round and we have a whole new slate of games.  The power players are all in action this week and we have four regular season rematches with one of them being the third act in an AFC West drama.  Lets get on with the picks for the Divisional Round of the 2013 National Football League Playoffs:

New Orleans @ Seattle (-7.5)

You know this isn’t what New Orleans wanted to see.  Fresh off of the franchise’s first ever road playoff win against an over-matched Eagles team they now get to travel up to the Pac Northwest and their own personal House of Horrors.  The last time we saw the Saints travel to The Emerald City the Seahawks took Drew Brees & Co out behind the woodshed and gave them some Deliverence style hospitality on MNF for all the world to see.  New Orleans last playoff trip to Seattle wasnt any better, that was the game where the defending Super Bowl Champs were introduced to a freshly de-Buffalo’ed Marshawn Lynch who went fucking BEASTMODE on the entire Saints defense, emasculating them all individually in the process.

The Picks:

ATS: Seahwaks – 7.5

Moving on to the NFC Championship Game:

Indy (+7) @ New England

After a ridiculous and frantic comeback in the second half at home last week for his first career playoff victory Andrew Luck will now lead his Colts into Foxboro to attempt to get his first road playoff win.  The Colts come in about as hot as they possibly can and are the trendy pick for a surprise Super Bowl run.  Unfortunately for the Colts the only reason they had to complete the second greatest comeback in NFL post season hearing and all of the heroics from Shrek Luck was because in the biggest game of his career to date he played about as poorly as possible for the first 30 min.  That shit will not fly this weekend.  That’s not Fat Andy Reid and a Chiefs franchise that has the stink of failure hanging over them across the field on Saturday evening.  While this Patriots defense has had crippling injury after crippling injury this year I simply can not envision Luck overcoming all of those mistakes a second time especially since this incarnation of the Patriot offense can take the ball and grind 6min of game time off of the clock if need be.

The picks:

ATS: Colts +7

Moving on to the AFC Championship Game:

San Francisco @ Carolina (+1.5)

.The 49ers come into this game fresh off of one of the colder games in recent memory in a dirt parking lot in Green Bay that provided the perfect ending to a truly Wildcard Weekend facing Cam Newton in his post-season debut.  After road teams went 3-1 in the Wildcard Weekend SF is appartently the sexy pick as this weekends road victors.  I don’t see it.  The Panthers have been one of the best teams in football the last several m,onthysa and thats not because of Cam but rather because of their defense.  In what should be a hard hitting and low scoring affair the Panthers should improve to 2-0 vs SF this season as the defense should carry them ton victory.

The Picks:

ATS: Panthers + 1.5

Moving on to the NFC Championship Game:

San Diego (+9.5) @ Denver

The Chargers have a little bit of momentum, go into Mile High as the only team in football to beat Peyton in Denver this season and they have every reason in the world to believe in themselves.  For that exact same reason I’m picking against the Chargers straight up this week. This is what I said in my picks column from last week about the San Diego Super Chargers, “they sabotage themselves in games they’re supposed to win and somehow pull out Ws when absolutely nobody expects it” and I was right.  Now I’m going to ride that philosophy this week.  When you factor in the point spread I like the Chargers because the simply do not get blown out.

The Picks:

ATS: Chargers +9.5

Moving on to the AFC Championship Game:

These Kids Might Get Expelled From High School But They Crushed It At The School of Life

OC Register – The principal of Corona del Mar High School has recommended expulsion for the students who officials believe hacked into the school’s computers to change grades and access tests, according to Newport-Mesa Unified officials.  District spokeswoman Laura Boss initially said that school administrators began hearing rumors of Lai’s involvement in student cheating earlier this school year and shared that with their school resource officer. Later she clarified that school administrators became aware of a cheating incident last school year, which a tutor was rumored to be a part of. Police investigated the rumors but “there was not enough evidence to pursue the tutor involvement rumor,” Boss said.  Scott and other administrators declined to say how they made the connection that Lai and the students may have worked together using the device. District spokeswoman Laura Boss would not say whether the discovery of the hacking device broke the case.  Scott said the incident could change attitudes toward cheating. Previously, she said, students were aware that cheating went on and either accepted it or participated in it without reporting it to authorities.

Look these kids might get expelled from high school but they get an A+ in real life problem solving.  Hacking into the schools network to change grades and get early access to tests is impressive as shit, let alone for a bunch of high school kids.  At that age I was way to preoccupied with figuring out who we could get to buy us beers and seeing if there was some way to get my dick touched.  But these kids decided none of this stuff the teachers were yammering on about would be useful to them and it would just be way easier to Swordfish everyone and just change the grades themselves rather than actually learning what they were being taught.  Which is probably going to get them kicked out of school, but so what?  I have strong reason to believe these kids are going to be just fine.  They obviously have some computer skills and an abundance of intelligence.  They’re more qualified for most jobs than I am.  The fact that they managed to get away with it for that long in a high school environment is pretty damn good though it seems suspicious that  the school administrators wont release how they put this whole thing together.  Generally speaking that only means one thing: a rat.  Somebody had to have squealed on these kids and it really is a crying shame because with that kind of a “fake it til you make it” attitude they seem destined to be going places.

Empty Rafters In Anaheim

2014-01-07 20.06.52My seats were alright

I was at the Bruins vs Ducks game up in Anaheim Tuesday night and I noticed something.  Specifically this:

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Doesn’t it seem strange that the Honda Center (formerly The Pond, way cooler name) doesn’t have one single thing mentioning their 2007 Stanley Cup Championship? It’s not just me is it?  That’s really really strange, right?  I would think that an organization would want to somehow commemorate the single highest moment in the franchises history somewhere visible in their home arena.  I guess not though.  Some things just arent meant to be understood so I guess we’ll just chalk this one up to Southern California hockey and move on.

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I also think its really strange that the crowd doesn’t do the “Quack, quack, quack” chant like in the Mighty Ducks movies.  Such a golden opportunity wasted. I would definitely try to get a quack quack quack chant going if I was a Ducks fan.