Mad Dog Hong Kong MC

Mad Dog Hong Kong MC

A shout out to the Mad Dog motorcycle club in Hong Kong. I thought their leather vests were way cool and asked a member how I could get one. The response started with a polite sneer and ended with a rundown of the commitment and dedication the members have to their club. So I guess the only way I’ll get the vest is to get a knock off made at a local tailor in Macau or Zhuhai – and then if a Mad Dog ever sees me wearing it they’ll kick my butt – so maybe I won’t do that….

Back in the late 90’s or so I did have the privilege of playing for Sonny Barger of the Hell’s Angels. It was a private party and I was playing with Freddy Fender – I think it was in Hollister, CA. I remember Sonny approached Freddy to play a specific song and Freddy was like “Yes sir” – which was pretty funny because Freddy was a longtime Harley rider and a badass in his own right. But there’s a pecking order.


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Star Wars Holiday Special 1978


Here is a segment from the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special featuring Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia singing an ode to “Life Day” – the Star Wars Universe’s answer to Christmas.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, November 17th 1978.From 1978, the Star Wars Holiday Special about the celebration of “Life Day”, the Wookie equivalent of Christmas. Generally considered to be perhaps the worst show ever aired on tv. You can read all about it at:

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Buck Owens – Somewhere Between


Read more info on Buck Owens at:

I was reading on that link about Buck Owens, the Bakersfield Sound, the death of his guitar wingman Don Rich, and the revival of his career with Dwight Yoakum. There are some great videos of Buck Owens and Don Rich on YouTube. Here’s a couple videos I enjoyed with Buck and “Dangerous” Don Rich. Hope they make you feel good too…



Valentine’s Day Geek Style


Roses are #ff0000, Violets are #ooooff, All my base are belong to you.

My geekiest Valentine’s Day ever – upgrading software on 8 community websites. Woohoo! My geeky Valentine’s Day gift to them.

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What’s Up with “this site may harm your computer”?

Is Google messed up? Every website result I see has a link above it that says “This site may harm your computer”. It will not let you go to the page. Another option is to see “detailed informatin about the problems we found” – but when I click on that it says the server is busy and to try again in 30 seconds (which hasn’t worked so far).

EVERY page I see has this warning – including and Wikipedia.

Anyone know what’s going on with Google?

UPDATE: Yes, it was real. Answer follows:

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Why is Pluto Not a Planet?

pluto.jpgIn August of 2006 Pluto was declared to no longer be a planet. This was due to a rewriting of the definition of “planet”.

According to the new definition, a full-fledged planet is an object that orbits the sun and is large enough to have become round due to the force of its own gravity. In addition, a planet has to dominate the neighborhood around its orbit.

Pluto has been demoted because it does not dominate its neighborhood. Charon, its large “moon,” is only about half the size of Pluto, while all the true planets are far larger than their moons.

Pluto is now officially a “dwarf planet”. But it’s no longer part of an exclusive club, since there are more than 40 of these dwarfs, including the large asteroid Ceres and 2003 UB313, nicknamed Xena—a distant object slightly larger than Pluto discovered by Brown last year.


Update Feb 2009: You can talk about this topic in the discussion forum at (and play video games too!):

Update May 2009: Here is information about the “Planet X” theory and information on why Pluto was initially considered a planet:

Update August 25 2009:
The debate rages on. Did you know that 90% of the critical letters complaining about Pluto’s demotion come from North America? Food for thought, here’s the article: