Archive for September, 2007

10,000+ video views on YouTube!

September 12, 2007

Woohoo! Since my first post on YouTube about a year ago, my videos have now passed the 10,000 view mark. Considering they only focus on Skip Barber, F2000 and Formula Continental racing…I’m rather pleased.

Check it out

http://youtube.com/jasonwiener

It’s official…San Jose…YOU SUCK!

September 12, 2007

While out grabbing coffee this morning, I caught a glance of a headline on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News…”SAN JOSE GRAND PRIX FINISHED.” Those who know me know, the GP was one of the main reasons we moved to the southern-most “ass-end” of the Bay Area. The GP showed the promise of a city pulling itself up (albeit slowly) from the depths of being a dirt-ladened ghetto with a general malaise of being the least respected of the Bay Area’s 3 major cities. Having growing up in an area of Chicago very similar to most of San Jose, and working my ass off to get out of it, I took the dirt and the general moronics of its inhabitants as the opportunity costs to be close to an event that truly kicked ass. At least we got to see this year. It was, by far, the best yet.

I should say, however, that it’s not necessarily that San Jose sucks as being the reason the GP is gone. The Champ Car World Series definitely needs to get their heads out of their ass on several fronts. Disorganized, cheesy and petulant, it (as Mark Purdy so aptly called it today) IS a 3rd-string series no matter what series promoters want to hear. American open-wheeled racing has some serious overhauling to do in the near future if it is to continue.

San Jose has an opportunity to become a great city in its own way. Far more promise than Oakland and a different kind of promise than San Francisco (which will forever be considered “The City” of the Bay Area). It was 10 years since the last time I was in San Jose before moving here in March…hopefully it won’t be another 10 before its a place that makes we want to live here again.
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To hell with anti-theft alarms…Wanna get real? Get a snake!

September 11, 2007

So Harrod’s London went the whole 9 yards to protect their $120,000 ruby, sapphire and diamond-encrusted ‘sandals.’  SO Indiana Jones!

Sallah:  Asps…Very Dangerous… YOU go first!

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Indiana Jones 4 has a name!

September 10, 2007

Announced at the MTV Awards last night.  The fourth installment has been named.  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Not sure if I dig it yet…coulda gone with something better like Raiders of the Lost Pocketbook.

Here’s more skinny on the thingee.

Recollection of the day…Keanu in Point Break (Marquette 1992)

September 2, 2007

So being at the beach in Santa Cruz today got me reminiscing. So I thin, on an on-going basis, I’m gonna start posting cool shit that’s happened to me along the way and y’all (yes I just wrote y’all) might dig it, might not. But I care not. After all this is my scratching post, not yours.

Here’s the first recollection…

When my buddy from high school Pete and I teamed up to dorm together sophomore year, I think we watched Point Break maybe 50-100 times. Best line EVER…. (as said by Keanu Reeves) ‘Bodi, this your wake up call…I…am an F…B…I..agent!’ Now the one thing I’ve always had a problem with is getting Keanu’s association with Bill & Ted’s outta my head. Him as an F.B.I. guy won’t fly…and him as the savior of humanity took a good bit of ‘suspension of disbelief.’ However, with the Matrix the leap was larger and, because so, apparently easier.

BTW…did anyone know that James Cameron (ala Terminator, The Abyss, Titanic) produced this movie?!?!?!?