Wednesday, November 19, 2008


This has been a subject Boski has followed for years now. Radical environmental groups that are protecting earth at all costs. I used to follow this in blogs, websites, and youtube but now its in the public eye more than ever. I'm talking about Animal Planet's new show "Whale Wars" which documents the actions of Sea Shepard. Sea Shepard was founded by one of the original members of Greenpeace who left because they weren't taking enough of a in your face action. Sea Shepard's main focus is on protecting whales by ramming the whaling ships, sinking them, trying to disable their props, throwing stink bombs on them, etc. Sea Shepard and Greenpeace are just two of many groups that fit into this category. Animal Rights Militia, Earth First, PETA, SHAC, etc. all take this level to the extreme. I remember reading about African wildlife preserves now whos park rangers shot poachers on site. One guy has like over 100 confirmed kills. The question I want to ask sort of relates to the population discussion we had awhile ago, are these extreme methods needed in this day and age? I mean i'm all for protection of the planet/animals but is it worth putting human life in jeopardy? And just like the population debate this has many layers. Whaling for example I feel could totally be eliminated. I don't eat whales nor use any products derived from whales. So I could agree with PETA and join in a anti-whaling movement. But when PETA says don't eat beef, Boski has got a big problem with that. And certain methods are more agreeable to me than others. Throwing stink bombs on whaling vessels I'm ok with, ramming a ship in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean could cause serious damage and loss of life. Is a humans life worth less than a rhino? The poachers are lured by the high price of ivory and are probably living in terrible conditions. They see Ivory as means of survival. We could also look at some of these groups that sabotage logging operations, oil drilling, etc. These operations are essential to the worlds survival right now, we don't need anyone fucking this up. So whats the answer? Is there a clear one? We need to protect the earth and all of the animals but how far do we take it?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Last day of the Accord

Yes it is a sad day friends. After tonight the Accord will be no more. Let us reflect on the times we had with her. Who can forget "the run". I'd have to say Pex probably logged the most miles with me on the run. I remember when we watched some people in 3 different cars get into a fight where a soda was thrown and someone (while the cars were moving) handed over a baseball bat to someone in the other car I guess to beat them down? The many, many, races. The drift king. The Accord with Nitrous. The passenger side airbag that wasn't. The race that Apex filmed that got Boski in jail. Almost aqua planing off the road when rolled up on that pack of modified neons and geos. Term almost killing a motorcycle rider while doing a U-turn. The guy in the Eclipse "15 pppoouunndds". Mabs and Scabs compilation talking about the Accord. Drifting in the Accord (which looking back on drifting a FWD car is just funny). Jiggy's in the cut. Boski's various rivals. Hova sleeping the backseat. Listening to the run vol. 1, 2, and 3. Lots of Paul Oakenfold. Initial D. It saw 2 speeding tickets, 2 reckless driving tickets, 1 fix it ticket, 2 driving a un-inspected vehicle, 2 license suspensions and 10 days in jail with 8 suspended. And one night (which Boski was sooo drunk i'm not ever sure happened, had me beached in downtown Norfolk on Boush street where they were repaving the road, get stuck, vomit on myself and had my climb into my passenger side seat and passout only to have a tow truck driver pull me off of the coned off area of work...again its still hazy) Most people did not see the Accord in its later years and thats a good thing. It has deteriorated to nothing. The bumper is held on by zip ties. Two tires constantly losing air. The last time it was inspected....08/06. A small oil leak, faded paint, chipped up hood. Its terrible. But with every death comes a life. The Accord is being sold to someone who is going to try and repair it, to give it another shot. We will call it Neo Accord. I will keep you all updated. R.I.P.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Survivor Take

Not sure how many peeps have watched it, so I'll just give my bulletin of takes about the rough episode that took place last night. If you didn't see it and are planning to watch it, dont read any further as I'll be spoiling the result.

- Basically the show starts off with both tribes meeting into what was thought to be a merge. There is this huge bucket that they cannot open til after their feast, and a blatant clue clear as day underneath it to another hidden idol. These clowns decide they will retrieve it as a group and set it free. At one point, they throw it on the table for anyone to take. My points on this are....1) At this point, I started to think that something was up and this might not be a merge, so I def would have taken that piece based on those thoughts alone 2) If I was a strong challenge player (Matty, Markus), I would have taken it, because I know anytime I dont win immunity they will be gunning for me so at least I'd have one mulligan, and 3) Sugar should have DEF taken that piece. 2 idols?? Who knows how far that could get you.

- So as I was kind of thinking, it wasnt the merge and they get totally new teams (as what always happens when someone starts dominating). As boon said in his last post, the game was Markus's to lose, so they decided to screw him up and put him with black chic and gamer....basically instant death. Markus best friend he finds out is black chic's cousin, so he decided not to vote for her. First point on that, any black friend you have has a 75% chance of being her cousin, this doesnt mean jack. Every player in the NBA has 48 other cousins playing in the nba, so i dont know why he felt a connection there. So they get to the challenege and Matty wins for his tribe (dont even know which is which anymore). Markus decides he wont try to vote Crystal out cause of his "connection". The native american/pakistani chic flips as expected to join the black girl and vietkong gamer to vote out markus. America I'm sure loved this as this is the kind of activity that was voted for a few days ago, blacks will continue to run society just like black chic is running this game somehow. Side note, I think the black chic was out of the challenge in less than 5 seconds, so fast that I dont even know if they showed her going out unless i missed it when i blinked at the start. Makes me REALLY wonder about the olympics

Matty and Bob are pretty much the only people even tolerable to root for. Bob is pretty strong for his age, and Matty is pretty sweet cause he seems like he is constanlty on Hasheesh and reminds me of Patrick Swayze in Point Break. I guess Sugar is ok at least, just a dumb blonde but not necessarily annoying.

My prediction at this point would be for the top 3 to be Matty, Crystal, and Ken, but that could change week to week. Everyone will join Crystal and Ken because they suck at challenges and everyone trusts blacks for some reason. Matty is a prayer but Im thinking he could be able to dominate challenges with Ace and Markus gone, so he may have a shot. Next week if they dont merge Bob or Matty is gone for sure tho depending on which team loses.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Voice From the Past

This isn't a real post from me, maybe I'll think of something soon since the blog has been pretty dead for a while *cough* where's Boski?  I just wanted to mention that Army, yes THE Army from back in the day, has been trying to contact me on aim.  Of course both times I wasn't around so I haven't talked to him yet.  Anyway, he asked if anyone still lived in the va beach area.  This leads me to believe that fate may have brought him to the area.  Time for an army prime reunion?  Could you imagine if those two ended up being roommates or something.  Just thought it was pretty funny.