Archive for ‘olds’

October 27, 2010


Little article to bolster my forecast of a low 9k Dow by Jim Cramer.

August 9, 2010

Gymkhana Grid

It is only appropriate for Ken Block (aka DC Shoes), who I’d judge to be the most influential figure on gymkhana in the US (and maybe even the world) through the use of his viral Gymkhana 1 and Gymkhana 2 videos, to launch an offical gymkhana event for motorsport enthusiasts to participate in. Gymkhana Grid occurred this past weekend at Hollywood Park and although it was by invitation only, I have high hopes that it will soon be open to the public.

A vast variety of cars were littered amongst the pits, including Ken Block’s For Fiesta and Mike Essa’s BMW that he uses in Formula Drift:

After realizing that there is a high possibility of these events popping up more often, I might need to go buy myself a new fun car!

For more coverage of the event, venture over to

April 4, 2010


Magnitude of 7.2 (USGS initially recorded it as 6.9) centered in Baja, Mexico that was felt all the way up in LA. 3 large aftershocks ensued promptly after, with one of them receiving a reading of 5.5.

Merely 9 minutes later, a 4.1 struck Santa Rosa, CA, a smaller city just north of San Francisco.

Full article @ CNN.

The increased frequency of such natural disasters, or at least increased frequency of natural disasters in the media makes me think:

December 26, 2009

Pastrana’s NYE plans

Always coming up with highly entertaining feats of seemingly humanly impossible stunts, Travis Pastrana will make an attempt to jump his Subaru WRX Sti rally car off the Long Beach pier as a means of celebration for the start of 2010. Not only is his landing destination a BARGE on the water, this jump will also be an attempt at breaking the 171 foot record world record. And of course, he’s not trying to get 172 feet or even 180 feet, he has his sights set on the magical 300 mark.


I think my co-worker summed it up best when he said, “Pastrana is SICK. I’m going [to the Red Bull: New Year.No Limits.] just to see him DIE.”

More info on this event here: Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.