Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Where to Pick up Lutheran Chix July 5-10

I'm not entirely certain this is the town to be having this. I mean, we're a Catholic town that loves to party. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention center is right across the street from the Riverwalk and only a short hop from the bar part of it. If I get the chance I'll head down there and see how many photographs I can get of liquored up Lutheran women staggering around the River with the locals, looking lost and fairly pleased with themselves. With luck, I'll even get some footage of one of them trying to dance.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Guess Who's Back?

Well, it had to happen sooner or later...We all knew it would wander back out of the wilds of Tejas again. That's right, My Freaky Darlings, It's back...You know him and you love him...It's been hiding out since October.
In that story there was reports of another one of these things that got away. Same one, I wonder? Notice at the end of the clip as it slinks away.. Odd that it stayed away for the Winter...
Whatever it is, it does not at all look happy.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

This Looks Like Trouble


"China is building its military forces faster than U.S. intelligence and military analysts expected, prompting fears that Beijing will attack Taiwan in the next two years, according to Pentagon officials."

As long as the United States does not interfere with China's plans at reunification then this should have no effect on us. But let's face it, my Freaky Darlings, it's more likely that we will protect our interests in Taiwan.
The thing to remember is that China thinks they have a superior culture. They are the Children of the Revolution, good little Maoists who are, at their core, opposed to Capitolism and the Western Way of Life. Sooner or later, these bastards are going to realize they need some elbow room and they're just going to try and take it. Do you think we'll be ready?

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Spurs Finals Memories Video

This excellent video comes courtesy of the NBA and Spurs.com. A Link to the whole site has been added to the right and will stay there as long as this site is up.
Well the celebration at the Alamodome was spectacular. About 60,ooo screaming Spurs fans turned out to cheer the team. One of the nights high points was when Brent Barry got Tony Parker up to rap in French.
It's over for another year and we can get back to the serious business of watching the rest of the world fall apart. Lets recap some of the stuff that we missed while we watched the NBA Playoffs.

Wack-O Jack-O Was Aquitted
Like someone on the Jury said: It doesn't make him innocent. What was really sad is that he thinks his pity ploy worked. He reacted like a spoiled child. I'd say that that's all he really is but then that would just be too sick to fathom. He's not. He's a twisted pervert who happened to have written/performed some good songs a long time ago. Personally, I think he deserves to be tarred and feathered. Something public and something meaningful. Maybe we could subject him to "Billy Jean" for several hours on end until what's left of his face melts.

Several Large Earthquakes Rocked California and the Pacific West
Maybe some deity of justice was angry because the fool above got away with it. Or maybe the Big One is near. Actually, quakes seem to be on the rise world wide all of this year. Volcanic activity as well. I wonder...If people were told that, yes, indeed, the BIG ONE was on its way...would it make any difference? I doubt it. People would just go about their daily lives and after the it hit they would do what they always do and bitch about the Government because it failed to coddle them out of harms way.

Doctor Who Season One ended
As much as the last 7 episodes built it up the Dalek invasion was kind of weak though visually excellent. The "Bad Wolf" thing could have been done better. I mean with this much build up: -
You would have thought it would have been more that what it seems to have turned out to have been. Another thing, whats the deal with Captain Jack? Rumor is that he will return halfway through season 2 and be the primary companion for season 3, which is as far as the series has so far been signed.

More to Follow....

Friday, June 24, 2005


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That's it, baby. The San Antonio Spurs have beat the Detroit Pistons 81-74. Things looked grim until about 2 minutes into the the 4th quarter and then, something happened. Ginobili makes a dunk and then, for the next 2 and a half minutes or so, the game was a challenge of defense. No one scored. A desperate struggle insued because the Spurs and their fans could see it coming together. Horry sank a 3 at 8:22 then and Detroit must have felt something happening too because they struggled to keep it together for another lag of another nearly 2 minutes until Bruce Bowen made a 26ft three pointer.
This was about where the Fat Lady took her place on the stage. For the last three minutes of the game the Detroit bench looked stunned and saddened because it seemed that they knew what was about to happen. They could almost see their whole season and their whole post season effort swirl down the drain.

When the Buzzer Sounded the Rightful NBA Champms had regained their throne.

SPURS 81-74

Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Fat Lady Warms Up

We're getting ready for the game tonight and there is a sense of manic fatalism here. One way or the Other it's about to end. For the first time in years the NBA Finals comes down to a game 7. I'm in a hurry here so I'll make this quick. Spurs by 5

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

San Antonio Confidant about NBA win

During yesterdays loss to the Pistons some one in San Antonio had scrawled across the top of the Pistons dry erase board in their locker-room the words :"The Parade is schedualed for Thrursday".

But it will have to be reschedualed. Yesterdays loss has not dimmed the anticipation of another NBA title. All over the city today people are already planning parties and celebrations and it leads me to think that, no matter what happens, there's gonna be a party here.

"If Detroit can beat you at home once," said one Piston fan. "Then we can do it again tomorrow night. There's nothing to be done about it. I know for a fact that The Pistons have it in the bag. They stopped off at a voodoo lady for some help from Legba. They got that extra help on their side."
Well, yes. That could happen but San Antonio is a team that is not accostomed to back to back losses and certainly not at home. It'll be important for the Spurs to remember that in tomorrows game they'll need to keep working that Defense because the Pistons are going to come in with theirs to a peak.

There's no chance for Detroit. The Spurs are going to take it. I don't need any magic or voodoo to tell me that. I had a friend from LA last year that hooted with glee when Fisher's .4 second shot took us out of the running from last years playoffs. This year there wasn't even a Lakers team. Pay back is a bitch. Detroit is going to find that out the hard way tomorrow night.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Stunned San Antonio Waits For Thursday

Disaster. Somewhere in the third quarter it was obvious that things were going to go badly for the Spurs. By the Start of the 4th a pall had fallenl over the city like a sudden summer storm. How had things gone so badly in game 6?
Simple. The Spurs left Detroit with after game 5 with a skin of the teeth win and no other plan than to prevail somehow in game 6. Detroit showed up in San Antonio to win because that would be something that they have not done this century.
According to one serious Spurs Watcher: "This is just part of their master plan. They are going to wait until the last quarter of the last game to win it. This is how the Spurs always run it."

Well, as long as they win it in the end. I'm going to go drown out my sorrows at the nearest ice house.

Do Or Die For Pistons in Game 6 in San Antonio

There has been a palpable energy in the air all over the city today. Anticipation is heavy as the fans are gathering at the SBC center, and in bars, ice houses, cantinas, patio's and living rooms all over San Antonio.

The bets are placed, the beer is chilled, the chicken wings are hot and we're an hour to game time. My prediction:
The Spurs are going to Close it Out tonight to become 3 time champs.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Big Shot Rob Comes Through With the Trey, Spurs Take game 5 in OT, 96-95

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Nail-biter. Heart-Attack Tension. Drop Dead Heat. Game 5 of the NBA finals could be described in several ways but in San Antonio there is only one word to describe it: "Win".

After struggling to keep up with the reigning NBA Champion Detroit Pistons, the San Antonio Spurs pulled it together late in the 4th quarter to push the game into over Over Time. This is where things got really interesting.

With 5.8 seconds left in OT Horry, who suffered a minor left shoulder strain on an already tested wound, inbounded the ball. This is the moment that cost the Pistons the series. Rasheed Wallace seemed all set to guard Horry, the leading clutch 3 point shooter in NBA Finals History, when all of a sudden he turned to double team Ginoblili. Ginoblili passed back to Horry as if the ball were a rabid ferret in heat, and the Legend of Big Shot Rob was solidified in the Annals of NBA Finals History.

"The plan was for me to take it to the rim," said Ginoblili after the dust settled. "I saw Rasheed coming and and went back to Robert." Said Horry, "I was supposed to get out and Manu cut to the basket and Rasheed bit." Later he said: 'Oh, let me stay out here." And so he stayed out there and, with the confidence of one who holds 5 NBA tital rings, set, planted and sunk a huge 3-pointer that led to the Spurs Win. "It's the Play Offs, Man," he said.

In fact, the whole game, Horry kept the Spurs in the game with his clutch 3's. It's what he's good at. It's his thing. It was Timmy who seems to have dubbed him "Big Shot Bob".
"Tim's a jerk," said Horry, all smiles, after the game. Turns out he doesn't like to be called "Bob" or "Bobby", but Tim, with grins, keeps at it. "It's just not me," said Horry. Either way, he can't dispute the "Big Shot" part because he is just a few threes away from the all time leader for 3's in playoff history.

"It's Bobby Horry," said Timmy. "He does whatever he wants to do. He's Big Shot Bob." Horry scored 21 of San Antonio's final 31 points.

Say's Pistons coach, Larry Brown "I'm damned if i'd let my guy take a 3." He'd have had him go to the rim and hope for a foul. No. Not for the Spurs. Not tonight. Tonight, the Spurs were after the Rings.

After the game winning shot the Pistons had one last chance but Tony Parker kept Hamilton from firing off a good shot and the ball was rebounded by Bowen with .1 seconds left. Somewhere, the Fat Lady hit her note and it was all over in Auburn Hills.

Now the Pistons are faced with a depressing fact. Says Larry Brown, "We haven't won down there in a long time." The Pistons have lost ten games in a row in San Antonio and the next two games are in San Antonio.

As soon as I made it home if found that each person that I'd lost big to on the last two games had called me. They're worried. I rolled over all my winnings from the last series onto this one but only with the option to roll over my losses on the series. They know what the Pistons know. They're in trouble.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Crazy talk from a Former Bush Aide

This kind of talk is the worst possible kind of propaganda. I mean I'm as paranoid as any post modern news junkie but this makes every serious conspiracy enthusiast look bad. This one has absolutely no foundation on which to stand and should be smashed at every available chance.
This just goes to show, My Freaky Darlings, that even the well-connected and well educated are getting more paranoid about the way things are going. It doesn't, however, make him right.

"A former Bush team member during his first administration is now voicing serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11. Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No. 7. Reynolds, who also served as director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas and is now professor emeritus at Texas A&M University said, "If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling." Reynolds commented from his Texas A&M office, "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause of the collapse of the twin towers and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either. The government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings."


UPI Hears... - (United Press International)

For a more in depth view of Mr. Reynolds work plase visit:

Spurs Lose, Series Tied 2-2

Depressing Loss in Detroit. San Antonio in Shock.
More to Follow

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Score Spurs 79 Pistons 96


Detroit Batters Down Spurs

I knew that the Spurs would probably lose one in Detroit but I never expected them to lose this badly. It was a rough scene out there tonight. Detroit lived up to their reputation for hard playing and hard fouls. Within the first thirty seconds of the game Ginobili took a hard knee and was out for several minutes allowing the Pistons to rush forward to take command. Worse, it threw off his shooting for the rest of the game.
In 13 finals games the Spurs have never let an opponant score more than 90. Tonight that changed. With two more games left in Detroit San Antonio has got to get it together and come back on the next game. With tonights loss it's important to remember that this doesn't put the Spurs out of the series but it certainly puts Detroit back in it.
Score to follow....

Monday, June 13, 2005

UFO Seeking Hacker Arrested

I heard that this guys friends say that he found "thousands" of UFO related files on Government computers. Above all, the question remain, Why is the US Gov still investigating these things if they do not pose a threat to national (global?) security?

This is LONDON
08/06/05 - News and city section

World's biggest hacker held
By Rob Singh, Evening Standard

A London man described as the "world's biggest computer hacker" has been arrested.

Gary McKinnon, 39, was seized by the Met's extradition unit at his Wood Green home.

The unemployed former computer engineer is accused of causing the US government $1billion of damage by breaking into its most secure computers at the Pentagon and Nasa. He is likely to be extradited to America to face eight counts of computer crime in 14 states and could be jailed for 70 years.

The former Highgate Wood comprehensive-pupil was granted bail today at Bow Street Magistrates' Court.

Most of the alleged hacking took place in 2001 and 2002. At one stage the US thought it was the work of the al Qaeda terror network.

Friends said that he broke into the networks from his home computer to try to prove his theory that the US was covering up the existence of UFOs.

He is accused of a series of hacking offences including deleting "critical" files from military computers. The US authorities said the cost of tracking him down and correcting the alleged problems was more than £570,000. The offences could also see him fined up to £950,000 if found guilty on all charges.

He was arrested yesterday evening but the US first issued an indictment against him in November 2002.

Prosecutor Paul McNulty alleged that McKinnon, known online as "Solo," had perpetrated "the biggest hack of military computers ever". He was named as the chief suspect after a series of electronic break-ins occurred over 12 months at 92 separate US military and Nasa networks.

McKinnon was also accused of hacking into the networks of six private companies and organisations.

It is alleged that he used software available on the internet to scan tens of thousands of computers on US military networks from his home PC, looking for machines that might be exposed due to flaws in the Windows operating system.

Many of the computers he broke into were protected by easy-to-guess passwords, investigators said. In some cases, McKinnon allegedly shut down the computer systems he invaded.

The charge sheet alleges that he hacked into an army computer at Fort Myer, Virginia, where he obtained codes, information and commands before deleting about 1,300 user accounts.

Other systems he hacked into included the Pentagon's network and US army, navy and air force computers.

Reports when he was first indicted said that McKinnon found his career as a computer engineer tedious.

One message updating old schoolfriends on a website read simply: "Computers (Yawn)".

Friends said he was desperate to prove that the Americans had mounted a huge cover-up to deny his belief that aliens had visited earth.

Andrew Edwards, who has known McKinnon since their days together at Highgate Wood comprehensive, said in 2002: "Gary told me all he was doing was looking for proof of a cover-up over UFOs.

"He's been interested in UFOs for some time and believes the Americans are holding back information - although he didn't find any proof."

Outside court, his solicitor Karen Todner said he was disappointed it had taken the authorities this long to bring him to court.

She said: "This decision for extradition is driven by the American government. Mr McKinnon intends to contest this case most vigorously.

"Of particular concern to him is the treatment of other British nationals under the American judicial system which inspires little confidence.

"We believe that as a British national, he should be tried here in our courts by a British jury and not in the US."


Find this story at http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/19164714?version=1
©2005 Associated New Media

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Spurs Destroy Detroit Defense, Victorious in Game 2 97-76

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Going into the 4th quarter it was all over for the Pistons. You could see it on their faces. They wore an expression much like Japanese pilots at the end of WWII that were welded into their cockpits. Despite a Detroit rally at the start of that quarter the Pistons could not whittle down the Spurs commanding lead enough to keep their effort alive long enough to make a decisive come-back.

The celebrations in San Antonio began long before the clock ticked down to zero- in bars and cantinas, ice houses, patio's and decks all over the city Spurs fans erupted in jubilation. Fans here are two post season wins away from their third NBA Championship.

So where do we go from here? To Detroit. It remains to be seen how the Pistons will perform on their home court but indications are good that Coach Larry Brown will need to revamp his teams defense to help keep Spurs like Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker from from penetrating for easy lay ups.

The Spurs, for their part, know that there are no easy wins in this game. What fans saw tonight at the SBC center was the product of hard work, intense training and a near perfect effort on the court. The Spurs kept turnovers low and bolstered their already formidable defense with well defined and sustained attacks from Duncan and Parker on the inside, Bruce Bowen from the outside and Manu Ginobli anywhere he could get off a shot. In fact, Super G didn't miss a shot until the middle of the 4th quarter, by which time the Spurs had a firm grasp on a win, leaving the Pistons stumbling around and trying to salvage what, for them, turned into a near total blow out.

With a 2-0 lead in the Finals the Spurs are in a tricky position now. Coach Popovich, one of Larry Browns former assistants, has led his team too far to let them choke up now. At this point he's locked into a Darth Vader-esque duel with his former mentor and it's important that he keep the up the momentum and daring he's shown in previous playoff games. Larry Brown, on the ot herhand, led his Pistons to victory over the Lakers in last years Finals with consistant steady and solid basketball, which, in the end, wore down L.A.s frenetic and energetic game.

The phone is already ringing here as calls are coming in from friends and fellow fans and not a few Pistons followers who are now indebted to me as a result of the outcome of the game. Now, as the game has just ended I'm going to go and collect from the folks at the bar.

Go Spurs Go.

Spurs Destroy Detroit Defense, Victorious in Game 2

Going into the 4th quarter it was all over for the Pistons. You could see it on their faces. They wore an expression much like Japanese pilots in WWII that were welded into their cockpits. despite a rally at the start of that quarter the Pistons could not whittle down the Spurs commanding lead enough to keep their effort alive.

So where do we go from here? To Detroit. It remains to be seen how the Pistons will perform on their home court but indications are good that Coach Larry Brown will need to revamp his teams defense to help keep Spurs like Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker from from penetrating for easy lay ups.

Now, as the game has just ended I'm going to go and collect from the folks at the bar.

Now he tells me

Important information for drinkers

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Spurs Rally in the 4th to beat Pistons 84-69

Everything started out magnificently for Detroit on Thursday night at the SBC center in San Antonio. The reigning NBA champs held the Spurs at bay through the half but sometime during the third their vaulted defense began to crumble under a combined Spurs onslaught. Leading the way to bring out the tears in Detroit was Manu Ginobli who ran wild on the court building a commanding lead for the Spurs. Tony Parker was literally running circles around a suddenly confused looking Pistons team and by the time the last few minutes of the game ran down it was all a matter of beating the clock.

"I don't worry when the Spurs are down," said one Spurs fan. "I worry when they're ahead."
Why? Because the Spurs have a way of coming back when they really need it but they also tend to lose their leads sometime after the half. This time the Spurs, who didn't take a lead in the game until sometime in teh 3rd quarter, got it together just in time and went on to win game 1 of the NBA finals, leaving them 3 victories away from being the next NBA champions.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Wiltshire | Mysterious creature stalks city

Well, does this sound familiar, my Freaky Darlings?

"A mysterious creature described as a cross between a kangaroo, a leopard, a monkey and a cat is stalking Salisbury"


This is a picture of a creature taken in East Texas. It is suspected, by some, to be the elusive Chupacabra. I'm still looking for more information on the Salisbury beast. If anyone has any idea or information please post a comment.

Surprising Side Effects of Global Warming

It sounds like the Death Knell, my Freaky Darlings. I'm betting this is going to be one scary year for weather.

"As soon as the shots are fired, he's running down the block,"

Sunday, June 05, 2005

I'm Back, Baby

Well, I'm back after about a week of dealing with technical difficulties. In that week the Spurs beat the Suns and are getting ready to start the Finals next week. Excellent. As soon as I can I will update the site to reflect the out come of the last two games. Until then I'll be out side by the pool bbq-ing.