Magnum PI

July 8, 2009

I watched an episode of Magnum PI today. For those of you who don’t know the show, it was  a TV series shot between 1980 and 1988 about a PI living in Hawaii working for and living on the estate of a rich aluf author named “Robin Masters”

Magnum was played by a young, handsome actor by the name of Tom Seleck.Magnum%20PI  

Thomas Sullivan Magnum lives and resides in the ‘guest house’ of a posh, 200-acre (0.81 km2) beachfront estate, known as Robin’s Nest, in Hawaiʻi, at the invitation of its owner, Robin Masters, the celebrated-but-never-seen author of several dozen lurid novels. Ostensibly this is quid pro quo for Magnum’s services based upon Magnum’s claimed expertise in security; the pilot suggests Magnum also did Masters a favor of some kind.

 In this Ep, Magnum has left the comforts of the estate and has taken a job at a local hotel on the Honolulu strip. A cat burglar is stealing jewels and a hooker always seems to be in the wrong  place at the wrong time.  Damn good stuff.

A funny bunch of 70’s slang and outfits that would make a fat kid barf after eating vegetable grease

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BURGER IN A CAN??????

June 18, 2009

canburgerNow they have done it, the perfect food…

A burger in a can.

Now you can be anywhere at anytime and enjoy the taste of a burger.

Instead of tuna or spam you can eat burgers…..

Unreal, my childhood dream comes true…..LOL.

Not sure where to find them or  buy them, but I’ve track the origin of these tasty treats to Switzerland..
My next mission is to try one.

So I will be contacting the factory and ordering a few, so stay tuned for the great canned burger taste test…

Sold by Katadyn, a Swiss based company for trekkers and campers. The can is cooked in water and the cheeseburger will be ready in minutes. It has a shelf life of 12 months without refrigeration


M.U.S.C.L.E. are Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere!

June 16, 2009

250px-Kinnikuman_(Jump_Comics)When I was younger, so much younger then today, I was addicted to these creatures.
I would read the Japanese comics, even though I couldn’t understand the language.   I made up stories from the pictures and  spent hundreds of hours collecting these little fleshy pink things and had all my friends who traveled to Asia pick me up different toys, mag’s and anything that was related to the show.

Originally created as a parody of Ultraman, Kinnikuman was a clumsy goof of a superhero whose services were only called upon to battle monsters if no other superheroes were around.

Sounds like a back up superhero…

The wildly popular Kinkeshi figurines came to the United States in the mid-1980s under the brand name M.U.S.C.L.E., which stands for “Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere”. For this release, Kinnikuman was renamed “Muscle Man”, leader of the heroic M.U.S.C.L.E. characters, the “Thug Busters,” and Buffaloman was renamed “Teri-Bull” as the leader of the “Cosmic Crunchers” (although in a M.U.S.C.L.E. video game released for the NES, the Japanese names of the other major characters were used).

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The story involves Kinnikuman (his real name is Suguru Kinniku), a clumsy fool of a superhero, finding out he is the missing prince of the planet Kinniku, known for turning out the greatest superheroes in the universe. Being a clumsy fool, however, he must prove himself worthy of the throne. To do so, he enters into wrestling competitions and battles evil Chojin, ultimately culminating in a tournament between Kinnikuman and five pretenders to the throne (Kinnikuman Big Body, Soldier, Zebra, Mariposa, and Super Phoenix). Many of Kinnikuman’s allies begin as villains (Ramenman, Buffalo Man, Ashuraman, Warsman), and extremely arrogant heroes (Terryman, Robin Mask, Rikishiman).

They came in random packs and you never knew what you were going to get. 

They were rad toys and I wish I could remeber what I did with them all. 

Long Live M.U.S.C.L.E


Heroin use underwater…

June 3, 2009

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I don’t know a lot about Black Coral, but last week I read a story about some scientist that found the largest forest of Black Coral ever discovered by man. It was in a narrow straight of water called the Messina, located somewhere off the Italy coast. The other interesting factor to this great discovery, is that it is in the same body of water that 2 sea monsters have been know to live in for the last few centuries. “Scylla and Charybdis.”  This mythical passage of water has been documented many times in stories such as “Homer’s Odyssey”, as well as having become a favorite tale for sailors and travelers in the area. But now with the dawn of the high-tech generation, scientist have begun using robotic sub’s to go to inhumanly depths of 180 to 380 feet to comb the bottom of this dark, cold, rocky coastline. Why write about this?????

The real story is mine, it takes place in Hawaii in 94, I was hanging at the dive shop with my best buddy Tom Callahan. He was a dive instructor and was working early that morning in the shop by the beach. I had been on a super early surf session, so on my way back to our hole in the wall house, I stopped by to say what’s up and have a coffee. Tom was waiting for his lesson to show up, so we stood their talking to this short, fat, blond guy Doug, who pretty much spent most of his day filling air tanks for divers and cleaning up the shop. A familiar truck pulled up and we all looked over to see John Miller, his Dad Matt and their dive crew jumping out of the back of the pickup. John spend his days growing up diving for coral with his Dad, it had made his family rich, but you’d never know it by the way they dressed or acted.

In order to find Black Coral you need to go below 150 feet (very dangerous), for these guys it was a daily route,  just another day out at sea. They were tough as shit and didn’t seem to fear anything, yet the rest of the crew paled in comparison and were strictly hired deckhands. The crew grabbed their tanks and after talking to them for a couple of minutes they were gone, off to the dock to launch the boat. John had a bit of a bad boy rep in town; he drank hard and loved chasing young women, his father was the same way, only he kept his image a little more refined. There were no wives or mothers around and John had raised his son John Jr himself, with the help of a nanny the same way his father had done with him. The thing that I wasn’t aware of or didn’t notice about him when I partied with John and his gang was that he was a heroin user. It was something known among the diving community but it wasn’t really something anyone ever mentioned.

The hot summer day went on and later I found myself biking down to the harbor dock just off the main strip, off Front Street. The tour boats were coming in, the sky was soft and the hard banging sun was dropping in the distance. I stopped my Maui cruiser and chained it up to the electrical poll. I walked down the dry, dusty path to the water and watched as tourist offloaded onto the old, faded, red wooden wharf. A boat just outside the reef on the furthest point of the harbor looked like the “Susan Maria” John and Mat’s boat. It was silhouetted in the distance but I could see the tattered pirate flag that was blew off the top deck. It seemed to be chugging along faster then most boast that entered the harbor and you could feel something in the air. I worked my way past all the people and stood at their empty docking port, I watched as they kept their pace speeding towards the wharf. I could see a few people standing around the boat; none of them looked like John or Mat. There was a sense of panic to it all, and when I heard an ambulance arriving in the parking lot behind me I new something was up. Shortly another one arrived and the men were directed to where I was standing. I asked them what was wrong but the two men in uniforms ignored me after theymotioned for me to stand back. The Boat finally pulled up and two men lay lifeless on the bow of the boat. It was crazy, my heart jumped and I felt creepied out to see the purple faces of John and his father Matt both on the ground dead.  The young fit Hawaii Ambulance technicians jumped on the boat after it was safely tied up and the crew spread out and got off to give the paramedics room to work. I was pushed further out of the way as the rest of the crew jumped off. People were freaking out and words were flying all over. John and Matt showed no signs of life despite the effort’s of the paramedics. Two guys worked on John and two others worked on Matt. Cop’s showed up and started to get the stories from the crew, they slowly interviewed everyone around the dock and gathered statements. It was a small town and everyone here knew each other. They carried both the bodies to the ambulances waiting a few feet away and whisked the men to the closes hospital, sirens blazing and still trying to revive them. It was like a dream everything was slow and people who knew the men had started to show up and breakdown. It was strange that I was there and people kept asking me the story over and over. It wasn’t till the evening in the dive bar “Mixy” that we all got the fact’s from the devastated crew who were now drinking the night away trying to not see what they saw every time they closed their eyes. Marty another friend of mine who worked for John and Matt as a deck hand spilled the truth, he had been on the other side of the island getting boat supplies that morning and wasn’t on board with them, but the rest of the guys told him what had really happened and he repeated it to me in a hush hush sort of way, as we smoked a joint behind the pub. He told me how John had shot up before his dive, which wasn’t anything new for him but for some reason it caught up with him and he had od’d underwater at about 110 feet. His father Matt had pulled him up to the surface and while the boy’s were trying to relive John, Matt went in to cardiac arrest and died on the spot. He wept while telling the story and seems general hurt by the whole ordeal, but then he looked at me and said “Now I have no job, what am I going to do.”

I guess life goes on…

That is a true story the names have been changed for privacy reasonsBlack Coral


Brooklyn SuperHero Supply Co.

May 27, 2009

I found the oddest thing, well some of you may not think it’s that odd.

In Brooklyn NY they have a Super Hero Supply Store. Yeah a place for Super Hero’s to pick up anything from a  Matter Transformer  to simply things like Capes, Lab Supplies, Antimatter, Lairs, Mind Control Spray and other crazy items that Super Hero’s need to save the world.

tt I only wish this place existed when I was fighting crime back in the 80’s.. Back then we made all our own products….  Though with the recent insurgence of Super Hero’s all over the country, a store like this is not only practical but also in demand. My only worry is that the super villains might find it and get their hands on some of these amazing products…..

Matter Transformer  not sure how to work it…

Here is some invisibility liquid.

Who doesn’t need a good cloning fluid…. I know I do..

My personal fav… the mind reader…

Just don’t tell any Super Villains where you shop…

Wikipedia Definition of  a superhero…

A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a fictional characterof unprecedented powers dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest”.[1] Since the debut of the prototypical superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes—ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas—have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media. The word itself dates to at least 1917.[2] A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine (also rendered super-heroine or super heroine). By most definitions, characters need actual superhuman powers to be deemed superheroes,[3] although terms such as costumed crimefighters are sometimes used to refer to those without such powers who share other common traits with superheroes.


May 26, 2009

Well Pat and I are putting are feet forward and going ahead with these two new tv shows. The first is a skateboard show called “SKATE VANCITY”

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It focuses on the Vancouver skate scene.. It should be a fun show and we hope to expose Vancouver the mecca of skating to the world again…. like it hasn’t already been done….. Yeah but it can always be updated… The show will start off being broad casted over the net and  then we  hope to sell it to a Network or corporate giant who will kill it and make it some generic fake piece of shit…. Kidding we hope to keep it core and real and hopefully give some of the local skate shops and local riders some exposure and tell the world that their is a lot more to Vancouver then just what they read in the mag’s… Each ep will feature a different skate parks as well as featuring different local riders of the park… Look for it soon, we hope to have the 1st EP out in June….

Now the 2nd project Pat and I are filming  is a show called Pat and Daveo. This show is a 8 min dramatic comedy series that is broken into 9 web episodes for the first season. The story line follows the adventures of two almost middle aged skaters, Dave who has a wife and kids but still tries to live like he’s 20 something and his best bud of 11 years Pat who is single and spends most of his time rocking his guitar and making home made beer while getting stoned…

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I will eat the burger of burgers…

May 22, 2009

 I love cheese burgers, I always have and I always will, they are inspirational to me and I find them to be the perfect food for all occasions. They give me a sense of comfort and joy. Plus the meat and cheese tastes so good and fills my heart with love…. 

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 My new thing now is the two pound burger that the 2 Parrots serves in downtown Vancouver. At the Two Parrots you get one hell of a monster burger. This mountain of meat makes my knees quake and the fluffy bun scares me. OOOHHH cheese, cheese I love the cheese…. They say that if you eat it all you get it for free, but I ain’t seen that before, pardon the “ain’t” but I felt like talking like a hick, just add an accent when you read it.

Anyway I really would like to tackle this burger but I know my wife will never go for it, she wants me to live and death by burger isn’t covered under our medical insurance policy. Or is it, I must look into that.