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Jamie Fox has a radio show on Sirius Satellite. I'm not sure why. He's an Oscar winning actor.

And they can't be paying him a lot, as those satellite stations are losing lots of money.

I've heard what Fox said on a few shows, but it was hard to understand. It sounded like his posse was all chiming in with things. But I heard the words "Miley Cyrus needs to put crack in her pipe." Something about her needing gum surgery. And, that she should do a sex tape.

At first, I was a bit bothered. I thought...Miley is a kid. And, if you're under 18, it's not cool to be made fun of. I hated reading about Amy Carter being made fun of when her dad was in the White House. And I thought it was horrible that Rush Limbaugh called Chelsea the "White House dog."

My girlfriends take was that if people thought Fox was just being a "comedian, and they have room to do things like that" (as the women on The View implied)...none of them should bitch when a person like Rush or Don Imus says things.

I thought it was funny that Billy Ray Cyrus says he's furious by these statements. Because, he didn't seem mad that his 15 year old daughter was having a relationship with a 20-year-old guy. Or that she took sexually suggestive photos when she was 15. I guess if you're making millions exploiting your kid, it's different.

Fox went on Leno, apologized; said he had a daughter the same age and understands why it was hurtful.

The next idiot was Hulk Hogan. But, if you've watched any of his reality show "Hogan Knows Best", you already knew he was a dope.

The weird thing is, I had sympathy for him when last week; his ex-wifes lawyer was talking negatively about him. He barged in on his press conference and the guy taunted him with "You had your turn to speak! What are you going to do? What, are you going to wrestle me?"

A lawyer should not only be more professional (wait...I'm expecting professionalism from a lawyer?) But...Hogan than said "I hope your son liked that autograph you asked me for." The guy then said "Yeah, he did."

Now, what kind of an idiot is that? You're his ex-wifes attorney, but you're so star-struck you're asking for an autograph?

I write for an Autograph magazine, and I've seen fans do some crazy crap. One person wrote me a letter to show his entire body signed by the Chicago Bears, which he then tattooed on himself (his bald head had the "C" logo). And that isn't even as crazy to me, as the lawyer asking for an autograph. I do think Judge Ito was close to asking O.J. to autograph his gavel.

Anyway, in an upcoming interview in Rolling Stone, Hogan admitting to knowing how O.J. felt, and how he felt like doing the same thing when he saw a 19-year-old driving his car, sleeping in his bed, and knowing that he was sleeping with his wife.

Not the smartest thing to say. But then, when his son was being tried in his case, he wore a goofy black bandana over his bald head, as he testified.

I'm not sure why he didn't wear his spandex pants and rip-away shirt, too. He could've even threatened to pile drive any bailiff that tried to take his son.

Hogan has said so many idiotic things in interviews, it's hard to keep track any more.

When the Wrestler came out, he said it was based on his life. And, it's nothing like it (other than Mickey Rourke occasionally calling people "brother").

I'm guessing if Hulk Hogan ever does go "OJ" on anyone, he won't have a problem with other prisoners messing with him.

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Oh my gosh... what a nonsence. It's the full nonsense. Sorry, but the real idiot is one on this blog (and this person not Hogan or Fox) - the author of this article.

April 16, 2009

Ovod: Get up on the wrong side of the fjord? Seriously, this blog is about entertainment; and, JoshB never fails to entertain with some interesting FYI I might add on a regular basis. If you are looking for serious news there is a news section and the NY Times is online as well. Take your bitter pill and play somewhere else.

That being said, it never ceases to amaze me how truly moronic most celebrities are...have you even seen them in an interview where they can only play themselves? I once saw Suzie Kurtz on the David Letterman Show years ago. Firstly she comes on the show in a yellow rain coat and red rain slickers....oookay; and, 'B' she was either tripin' or she's a moron. At the time she was in a very serious and dramatic role which she was promoting. While I was taken aback by her inanity,I admire her acting skills all the more. Jamie Fox' behavior was just plain sad...and Hogan...well, c'mon, he's made a living on the WWF or whatever! All he has left to sell are his stupid antics...

April 16, 2009

this blog is about entertainment Yeah, this blog is about entertainment, but this does not mean that it is possible to speak nonsense. IMHO.

Hogan is a real legend of the wrestling and none of wrestlers are not be able to drive the audience as Hogan. And, how you said "to sell are his stupid antics" - this techniques, which included in his gimmik on the ring. As the music of each wrestler and his character on the ring, no more. In fact, I have nothing against the author of this article, I just don't like when they say something, what heard half an ear.

April 16, 2009

"...Yeah, this blog is about entertainment, but this does not mean that it is possible to speak nonsense. IMHO...."

wtf? I need a code to crack the comment above...

April 16, 2009

Wow , the author sounds like a hater!! I'm pretty sure he is a fan of jamie foxx and hulk hogan. With out a doubt has seen most of jamie foxx movies and more than likely was a fan of hulk hogan during his wrestling career. The author even says that he listen to jamie foxx on the satellite radio!!

April 16, 2009

Spliff...you've smoked too many of your name. I never said I listened to Foxx on satellite radio. I said I saw various shows play the segment, but it was hard to understand with everyone talking over each other.

I love his talent. He was great on Living Colour, and great in Ray. The military movie he did was lame, as were a number of his other films. But he's got talent, that's for sure.

Never watched wrestling in my life. Although, for some reason that my family can't figure out, my mother was in love with a guy named Rowdy Roddy Piper, who wore a kilt. And, my moms not Scottish or anything, she just loved listening to that guy talk, on some show he did before wrestling matches in the 80s.

And, I'll admit when the stars do things I enjoy. For example, Hulk Hogan told a story I loved. His manager called him with this offer that he turned down. It was to do a grill, with his name attached. His manager also manages George Foreman, so when Hogan turned it down, they went to big ol' George. He signed the deal, and promplty made over $150 million dollars (because the celeb was to get a percentage of the grills sold, too). Hogan, of course, regrets that.

Now, had I said that Hogan should do ads for Rogain, then you can call me a hater.

As for Ovod...was I in your cab yesterday? If you want to defend these two idiots, I'll listen.

It always amazes me that people get so fired up about me using the word "idiot" that their immediate response is to call me one.

Someone please explain to me, why Jamie or Hulk, weren't idiots in these situations?

April 16, 2009

I think, it's very difficult to behave always faultlessly, when your life is under the microscope of society. Yes, some celebrities always act like idiots, but I pity Hogan. This situation with his wife and their divorce... Such situations are beginning you to dement.

I don't want to argue. If you think, that they are idiots, this is your point of view. I only expressed my one.

April 16, 2009

Well, ovod...that's a very good point. You should've started with that, and you could've very easily then slid into me being an idiot myself. It would've bolstered your case.

And, my response to that would be this:

I've never been married. But I have to imagine divorce is hard. Especially in his case, as he wanted to work things out, and she didn't. But, when that happens, the guy can't be angry in a way that isn't healthy. You can be angry and vent to friends, or a pyschiatrist, or whatever.

Hulk met her when he was a famous wrestler. She got breast implants. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those things, but he got a certain type of woman, that was/is looking for a certain type of guy. So, if she's with a pretty boy, that's only 19 years old, why does that shock him?

It's like these rock stars, marrying some gorgeous groupie, and then being surprised when they run off with Ritchie Sambora!

In regards to living life under the microscope, that too, is a good point you bring up. But, 95% of the celebrities out there seem to do that with very little problems. Even with paparazzi constantly being in their face. So, when one doesn't, and attacks a cameraman the way Woody Harrelson did...it's hard for me to sympathize.

I've met McCartney on a few occasions, and there was always huge crowds waiting to meet him, get an autograph, ask if he can help them financially, or whatever. He's always gracious, talks to everyone, shakes hands, signs autographs...and he must get that crap 24/7. If he can do that, any star can.

And, Hulk didn't seem to think about how him dating a 20-something hottie, would affect his ex-wife, or perhaps his children. He's just angry when his ex-wife does it. That's a bit hypocritical.

When Hogan goes on about knowing how OJ feels, and how he wanted to slit some throats, in a way, it's almost a bizarre form of condoning spousal abuse. Because, in reality, no man should ever be angry enough to want to slit a throat.

April 16, 2009

Josh, sorry that I called you an idiot. It's emotions... Really, I'm very sorry. Everyone has the right to be heard.

You can be angry and vent to friends, or a pyschiatrist, or whatever. You're right, but all depends on the situation. All people are different and all people have different perceptions. If only his wife filed for divorce not secretly, all could be different.

why does that shock him?....He's just angry when his ex-wife does it. I think, that shock him, because that boy 19 years old and his ex-wife 49. And his phrase about "cutting everybody's throat", and what he's angry with her... It's jealousy. He's still loves her, it's clear as a day. They have been married for 24 years, so long... And during this time to love his wife - this is the feat, really )). More than likely, if she came back to Hogan, he would have forgiven her, I am sure.

I'm married for 15 years and I totally understand OJ too. But question is how you can control yourself. To say and do it are different things. This situation is very painful for Hogan, because he still loves his wife and nothing can do with this and even a new girlfriend cannot fix this situation.

April 17, 2009

Well, there are only a few times I understood O.J. One of them was when he ran in the airport because he was late for a flight.

The other was when he ran, really really fast, away from 260 pound linebackers trying to tackle him as he walted to the end zone. I just don't get that type of anger.

In 6th grade, my girlfriend Nikkie made out with Leo Ferns in the bushes, while I was playing basketball. I got upset, and cried walking home. The next day, I didn't throw a dodge ball at her on the playground at school. I ignored her. She ignored me. And a few weeks later, Loreen was my girlfriend. And, that type of logic has worked well thru out my life. If you get a broken heart, or give one...try to be as civil as you can.

Again, his wife may be in her 40s and dating a young guy. Yes, that might be upsetting, but he too, is dating a young woman (and I believe, is also in his late 40s or 50s....this was also a friend of his daughters, which to me, isn't cool).

I greatly appreciate your apology on calling me an idiot. That was classy of you. And, it wasn't necessary. I realize, that by me always spouting off about this celebrity or that celebrity being an idiot, I too, should be able to take it if someone calls me one. Whether I feel it's warranted or not.

I realize I use the word "idiot" often in my vocabulary. In fact, I have a blog topic I'm going to write right now, and I'm planning on using that word at least twice.

April 17, 2009

Are you name dropping McCartney again? : )

April 17, 2009

In 6th grade, my girlfriend Nikkie made out with Leo Ferns in the bushes, while I was playing basketball....

))))) this is a ridiculous example. And such situations have many people in their childhood. I think, you need a long time to live with a man/woman and love him/her very much, then only you'll understand. And as I said earlier: to say and do it are different things. If Hogan wanted to do this, he would have done. He's jealous and it drives him crazy. That's all. Hogan has a girlfriend. This is Jennifer McDaniel, she's 34 years old. But "even a new girlfriend cannot fix this situation." And how she is fix it, if he still loves his ex-wife? It's vicious circle. The time heals.

April 17, 2009

Sorry, I wanted to say: And how she can fix it...

April 17, 2009

Ovod: if you can seriously "understand" with what OJ felt and/or did out of insane jealousy, you have much bigger problems than apologizing to Josh for calling Josh an idiot. There is NOTHING cool or understandable about fantasizing slitting the throat of a former wife and butchering a young man you believe she is involved with, let alone doing it. The woman is Hogan's EX wife for a reason...he picked her - he contributed to the break down of the marriage to some degree - he needs to live with whatever flows from those choices The double standard Josh so rightly points out reminds me of the new laws the Afghani's are proposing regarding women - talk about idiots! Hogan is a MASSIVE idiot and a disgrace to jokingly talk about committing a horrific act of violence because his pee-pee's ego is bruised. "Emotions" are no excuse; grown men keep them in check or weren't raised to have homicidal fantasies to begin with. Hogan's former wife is single (just like him); she gets to date whomever will have her (just like him).

Personally, I love the word "idiot." Just like my favorite swear word, it says it all and does so succinctly. Please Josh keep using it. It was aptly applied and well deserved by both Foxx and Hogan.

April 17, 2009

lallaw: I'm seriously understand what Hogan felt. And I haven't problems - you have problems, if you too seriously understand this words "slitting the throat". It's just a way to outspeak, what you feel about this situation. I don't know how to explane... Well, I can say "I love you and I would die for you, I would kill for you" and these words do not mean that I will go and kill someone. These words only express the depth of my feelings.

"The woman is Hogan's EX wife for a reason". I know some people with situation like this. Even after their divorce, through some times, they married again.

Hogan's ex-wife Linda... I think she has a crisis of a middle age. One day she'll understand, that the real love is very easy to lose, but it is very difficult to find again.

Do you think that Hogan is an idiot - it's your point of view. I don't think, that Hogan is an idiot, a fortiori a MASSIVE idiot. Though, I feel pity for you. Your words mean only one thing: you never loved truly.

P.S.Don't like my apologies? And this is your problem too. It wasn't for you. Any questions?

April 17, 2009

ovod, you make valid points (and I'll be the first to admit, my examples and analogies often suck). but the thing is, people (ie MEN), have to realize, that you just can't go thru society speaking that way. it's the same way rappers don't understand why it's so bad to call a woman a "bitch" and a "ho" or whatever.

although, maybe i contradict myself, because as much as i think those words can hurt in society, with young people using them so freely, i have no problem with violent video games, and this pychiatrist i used to play basketball with...that was his big thing. he hated violent video games. and, he wouldn't take his two kids to see The Lion King when it came out, because of the "violence." To me, that's extreme. but he had a point.

ovod, when you bring up the "die for you," I've always found men that utter those phrases to be a bit sad. yes, it's implied that if you marry a woman, you are in love. you would kill for her...meaning, if someone broke into your house, or did something horrible to her.

but, here's an example of unhealthy attitudes. a good friend of mine was dating a man who was like this. he has a daugther from a previous marriage, and he said that if anything ever happened to her, he'd kill himself. that may sound sweet and wonderful to some, that he loves his child this much. to me, it's a litle bit sick. an adult male has to be above those emotions, where you are going to kill someone for sleeping with your ex. or, even wanting to punch that guy. UNLESS the guy was Hulk Hogans former friend, then he can be angry about it. otherwise, he's got to let it go, or losen up those headbands that are too tight on his brain and creating this funky decisions he's making.

because, if i could talk to hulk, I would say this: Do you realize OJ had beat his wife on numerous occasions? And he cheated on her on numerous occasions. So, when she doesn't want to reconcile, for the 5th time, is that really hard for you to understand? And, if she lit candles, and is looking forward to a new, younger guy coming over...as you hide out in the bushes, angry that she isn't taking you back, is that how you feel OJ? That she should've taken him back? For what? TO get beaten again, when he loses his temper?

And, Hulk would say to me: Well, I didn't mean all that. I just meant I understood his anger.

To which I would reply: That's exactly why the anger YOU have, and OJ had, is missplaced and unwarranted. (at this point, I'd try to explain other things to the Hulkster, but he'd probably get me in a headlock and joke me out like I was Richard Belzer)

April 17, 2009

mike1: this guy I worked with in radio, Kevin Cranker....if I dropped a name like that, he'd bend over. Someone would ask him what he was doing and he'd say "I'm picking up that name Josh just dropped."

It was hysterical.

But yeah...I paid $500 for a benefit with McCartney. So, I'm going to milk that name drop for all it's worth!

April 17, 2009

joshb: >>> "because, if i could talk to hulk, I would say this: Do you realize OJ had beat his wife on numerous occasions? And he cheated on her on numerous occasions."

Noo. This is your speculation. Hogan admits that he can understand what drives a man to kill his wife after battling his ex-wife in the divorce courts. This is a fleeting feeling. I totally agree with you, he should not have been this to say in the interview. These words sounds bad, it's true, but I say, that his words I can understand. And now no matter where and how these words were spoken. I can understand his feelings. And I would like to note OJ was acquitted, cos this killing was in the heat of passion. But this does not mean that I justify his deed.

"Well, I didn't mean all that. I just meant I understood his anger." Yes, quite so )).

"To which I would reply: That's exactly why the anger YOU have, and OJ had, is missplaced and unwarranted."
You know, there is a good phrase: let's argue about the taste of oysters with those who ate them.

April 17, 2009

Ovod: O.J. Simposon was not acquitted because "his killing was in the heat of passion" - acquitted does not mean "innocent," by the way. True love does not involve homicidal rage, violent abuse, or stalking. I know true love and emotionally healthy men can feel jealousy but not to the point of wanting to murder the object of their love. I think after reading more and more of what you write, the "I" work more aptly applies to you. It seems to me you just don't like being told you ARE WRONG by a woman. The jails are filled with your type of men who become nightmares for the unfortunate women who get involved with them. You come from the "Rule of Thumb" mindset, apparently. The World has moved past that mindset, well it is trying to anyway. At least it recognizes that it's wrong. You do not because you don't want to, and when called on it by other posters here you back pedal, insult, and equivocate.

And it was NOT "speculation" that OJ beat his wife several times before she left him. There are police reports, witnesses, and pictures - hard, objective evidence - which demonstrates the guy was a violent Neanderthal, a ticking time bomb. His "passion" and "emotions" for his ex wife were not legal or moral justification for his violence. If Nicole Simpson were your daughter, would you still "understand" how OJ felt and continue to defend his crime of passion as you describe it? Of course not. So as Josh points out, Hogan is an IDIOT for publicly referring to OJ as someone he could empathize with or now understand. The guy just dropped into the toilet when he said that for many people...many thinking people. You don't know his ex-wife's side of the story. And you're living in la la land if you think she should remain chaste while he whores around just in case they get remarried. I think you'll say anything to defend your position.

Josh you wrote that Ovod makes some good points...what are they? Other than the occasional 'period' I saw nothing he wrote that was good, valid, or even intelligible. Sorry, but his thinking process about violence against women you love has me furious. After professionally cleaning up the aftermath of such a philosophy, and knowing that such thinking leads to such horrific outcomes I can't help it. But I still wouldn't "slit his throat"....guess I don't really love him, huh?

April 17, 2009

lallaw: "acquitted does not mean "innocent", by the way." Show me where I said about innocent. You're right, acquitted does not mean "innocent".

Lallaw, you turns everything upside down over and over again... If I say that understanding of his feelings, you begin to go into some ridiculous about OJ and his problems. Everything is much easier. This feelings does not mean, that I (or even Hogan)

"about violence against women" I am in shock, really. Lallaw, are you Ok? Raises the question: do you understand what you say? You listen only yourself, turning my words upside down, as the yellow press.

April 17, 2009

This feelings does not mean, that I'm (or even Hogan) thinking process about violence against women or that I can raise my hand against a woman.

April 17, 2009

o, I don't think you realize, that llaw and I both aren't saying you would kill a woman. Or that Hogan would. Just that you and him understand that anger.

We are saying is we do NOT understand that anger. Because, there's an implied meaning that it is somewhat justified.

What you are mistaking, is the word "understand." Because, let me give you an example.

I was playing basketball the other day. There's a guy up there that's an idiot, always starting fights, yelling at people. I blocked his shot. It was a clean block, yet he called a foul. I said "I didn't foul you." He said "Yea you did."

So, he got the ball back and the game resumed. Now, let's say two days later, he does this with someone else. And they say "You're a big lying p*, I didn't foul you. You aren't getting the ball." And the guy punches him, knocks him out, and says "There! Now I fouled you!"

Well, I WOULD NOT understand the guy punching him. I WOULD NOT understand his anger. Because, I was angry too. But once he punches him, I can no longer say "I understand his anger," because that's saying/implying I think it was right for him to punch the guy just for making a bad foul call. Therefore, I WOULD NOT understand, just like I don't understand, OJs anger.

Also, OJ did cheat on his wife. He's admitted that.

Here's what I can't figure out about men. If I'm so in love with a woman, and she breaks up with me and breaks my heart...yes, I'm devastated. But, part of me also thinks and analyzies the situation. I think about how 2 days earlier, she told me she loved me. I wonder how she could say that, and then break up with me. I wonder how she can already be in a new relationship. Was she seeing him while she was with me? I'm guessing so. Therefore, it makes me think...I'm better off with out her

In my early 20s, I had a huge argument with a group of guys I play poker with. Some man in La Jolla raped a woman. She admitted in court being drunk, met him in a bar and took him back to her place. They started messing around, and she said to stop, and he didn't. One of our guys said, "Hey, if a woman gets you aroused, it's her fault." And, that logic blew me the heck away. (the guys a lawyer now, not that there's anything wrong with that) My immediate response was...if I'm doing things with a woman, no matter HOW FAR ALONG things have gotten, if she says stop, not only do I stop because of the legal ramifications. But, I would immediately NOT be in the mood.

I'd be wondering what is wrong, and if she's okay. I'm not wondering how I can finish, or convince her to continue down that path.

April 17, 2009

OVOD: note the "law" in lallaw's name...i think she knows what she is saying. plus, i thought u said u didn't want to argue? wtf?

April 17, 2009

Ovod: O.J. Simposon was not acquitted because "his killing was in the heat of passion" - acquitted does not mean "innocent," by the way.

Yes it does.

There is a "presumption of innocence" in our justice system, and although you are not found "innocent" at the conclusion of a trial, when you are acquitted you are deemed not guilty which equates to innocence.

You sound like one of those boneheaded DA's.

April 17, 2009

JoshB wrote: "Well, I WOULD NOT understand the guy punching him. I WOULD NOT understand his anger. Because, I was angry too. But once he punches him, I can no longer say "I understand his anger," because that's saying/implying I think it was right for him to punch the guy just for making a bad foul call. Therefore, I WOULD NOT understand, just like I don't understand, OJs anger."

Dead on...could not have explained it better.

Hey magic girl, thanks for watching my back! xo to ya :)

April 17, 2009

Suzanne! I'm wounded!! Legally, "acquitted" does not equate to "innocent." And that is unfortunate, frankly, because it should. But the law does not look at it that way. O.J. Simpson's acquittal is a case in point. That's what I meant and I'm right. Please don't presume bone-headedness where none exists or is intended.

I did free work for people who could not afford legal help and were incarcerated because I do whole heartedly ascribe to the presumption of innocence and it sickens me how so few do. Especially those bone-headed D.A.'s. I'll accept your apology anytime. :)

April 17, 2009

Correction: "Surfpuppy619" I thought you were someone else. My mistake; your mistake was entirely in what you wrote. People are "acquitted" all the time for all kinds of reasons...the State's witness fails to appear; the State loses key evidence or it is barred at trial (like a confession saying "yeah I did it" but they can't get it in for evidentiary reasons - not because the guy didn't do it), or just plain bad lawyering. If a complaining witness is intimidated or doesn't want to get involved - case dismissed (do you think a judge dismissing a case means the person is innocent too? Same result; same presumption of innocence!). And I wish I had a nickle for every time a jury comes back saying "well, we thought he or she did it, but the State didn't prove it"...which makes no sense because obviously, on some level they did. Jurors misunderstand not only jury instructions about how to interpret the law, but also just what constitutes "reasonable doubt." Lawyers and judges misunderstand it too...and there is no one, clear, definition. So people are acquitted allllllll the time for reasons that have NOTHING to do with their guilt or innocence. Think about it for a minute...ah, then the dawn.

You are confusing the presumption of innocence with the burden of proof. Two very different things. The system was set up that way, as Blackstone put it, because it is preferable to let 99 guilty men go free than to convict 1 innocent man. But that don't make those 99 guilty men suddenly innocent - the presumption of innocence is just that: a presumption. Look it up and engage brain before engaging blog.

April 17, 2009

The above post makes me tingly in my naughty parts. Thank you! Yes...I love when someone talks about all the problems with our insane legal process.

Now, lall...I know you'll disagree with my disagreement of your last paragraph. I, personally, have no problem with one innocent person being jailed, if that means those 99 DO NOT go free. Sorry, I just don't. And you guys can save your posts saying "Yeah, you'd feel different if you were the innocent one jailed." Obviously. But still...I just see too many guilty people like Baretta dude, go free.

When jurors mentioned that they think they did it, but state didn't prove it, I always thought the same thing. Well, they must've, you idiot. But, what I would rather tell those idiotic jurors is this. Why not say "Hey, just a heads up. The DA and prosecutors really sucked. You guys almost blew the case. But, lucky for you, there was enough evidence, and the dude seemed like a scum bag on the stand, so we still found him/her guilty, dispite you."

Or, like with the OJ jurors. One said that she thought he did it, but wouldn't do it again, so she voted that way (yeah, not only is that idiotic logic, she was dead wrong...he DID do a serious crime again, thankfully for all of us).

But the best, is what Christopher Darden said in his book about the vary thing you posted above. That even judges don't understand what "reasonable" doubt really means. I speculate, that that is because of Harrison Ford movies. Homeboy has done two or three films where he didn't kill someone, but the evidence looks like he did. And all the idiots of the world, then think this applies to real life. When the simple fact is, if someone looks guilty (by looks, I don't mean physically or skin color), I mean the evidence points to them...it IS them, not some one armed man the authorities just didn't find or suspect.

And, (to stick with OJ for example), you're a black juror, and don't like the fact that a cop (Mark Furhman), said the dreaded n-word, after testifying that he never had...well, that's understandable. Be angry. Just don't let a killer walk free because of it. And, don't let that think that that means there is "reasonable" doubt. What that means is this...you can throw out his testimony, as he just perjured himself in court. Then look at all the evidence you have left. And decide...is it reasonable or not?

April 18, 2009

Josh: Yes, perhaps I must not been to use the word "understand". I understand (maybe on this place must be another word) his feelings and his anger, but this doesn't mean, that I understand his deed (killed his wife and her lover) and also this doesn't mean his innocent. I think, Hogan feels the same feelings. Hogan showed unrestraint and he should not have been to express his thoughts aloud.

I understand OJ (his feelings), but I don't understand why he did it (also with your example). And the act committed by OJ will haunt him all his life... I don't know how else to explain.

"Also, OJ did cheat on his wife. He's admitted that." No, it's bad, but it doesn't apply to what I trying to explain. We consider only the situation with those feelings, but not the range of his actions.

I'm sure, Hogan also thinks and analysies the situation... Without a doubt, in their divorce they are both to blame. But as one wise man said: "Love is selfishness on both". Everyone pulls blanket on himself. They are divorced, but both thinks and analysies the situation and also both are looking for her/his fault in breach of their relationship.

magicsfive: "note the "law" in lallaw's name" You're funny )).

"i thought u said u didn't want to argue" To argue? Not at all. I only try to explain my point of view on this situation, that's all. By the way, I'm not trying to convince anyone.

April 18, 2009

Ovod: it is a good thing you are not trying to convince anyone, as you wrote. In that, at least you have succeeded. Further, while it is true that magicsfive has a wonderful sense of humor (she laughs at all my jokes after all)...it is also true that the "law" part of my user name is there for a legitimate reason. I gave 25 years of my life to studying and practicing law... I raised a family and built a business too. And I realize that the nuances of the English language sometimes cause controversy when none is intended (I would NOT want to learn English as a second language, it is very difficult to master even for those born in this country), that does not mean that you have the right to be insulting. For that, there really is little excuse. But you're forgiven. :)

April 18, 2009

lallaw: "it is a good thing you are not trying to convince anyone, as you wrote. In that, at least you have succeeded." You're arrowy. Do you know about it? :)

"it is also true that the "law" part of my user name" Now I know about it.

You know, I'm sure you all understand that English is not my native language... I study English not so long time and I can use a word that not always appropriate to the situation. So I'm sorry for that.

I love English and I love the history of United States and I love people, living in this country. And I like to communicate with you guys. Yes, my behavior is not always correctly, sorry. Well, it was a lyrical digression from the subject of our conversation :). So you don't think that I'm strange.

In any case, you break me in pieces now like a dog tearing cloth. Just do it. I'm ready )).

April 18, 2009

From the lates news: "...Hogan said Wednesday that he "took the high road" and "didn't do the O.J. Simpson thing" despite the pain of his bitter divorce fight with wife Linda. Hogan's lawyer said the quotes leaked to a gossip column have been taken out of context and the full article proves Hogan "never condones the O.J. situation."

This is exactly what I'll try to say: "didn't do the O.J. Simpson thing".

April 18, 2009

Ovod...your English is good enough for us to understand you here. So, you're fine. But, I will correct you on something (that has nothing to do with language). OJ will NOT BE HAUNTED by what he did to Nicole, the mother of his children. He will ONLY be haunted by the fact that he was caught doing something else and is in jail. You see, there are those that murder and do feel remorse, and are haunted. OJ is not one of them. He was of the mindset, that he gave Nicole a mansion. He gave her family members jobs, money, etc. Therefore, if he did a few things wrong, he should be forgiven. It's one of the reasons I thought he might pass a lie detector test (which he failed miserably). Because, he was convinced she deserved to die.

Also, to say that Hogan "took the high road," to me, is also disgusting. I like to use that expression if...let's say an old girlfriend is talking negatively about me to some of our mutual friends. I might "take the high road" and not say anything negative in response (in truth, I probably wouldn't)...the point being, for someone "not to murder their ex" and considering that "taking the high road," again, is very bizarre to me.

And, ovod, you gotta admit that laws line about "succeeding" was extremely funny.

April 18, 2009

josh: "your English is good enough for us to understand you here." Thanks.

To tell you the truth I don't understand this phrase "took the high road". It's not an idiom... I'll be very grateful if you explain to me in which cases this phrase used.

April 18, 2009

About OJ. I didn't knew about all details of his life, so I wrote to apply only to that situation. Thank you for the information. I read about him on the Internet. Why some people don't living peacefully... Though, this people will be at all times, like wars.

April 18, 2009

The expression "to take the high road" means that one will not engage in a situation that the other party is.

For example, you have a neighbor say "You're an idiot, mowing your yard at 7 a.m. when I'm still trying to sleep."

And, if you're like me, you yell something back. If you "take the high road," you just ignore the person, and don't respond.

April 18, 2009

Mmm, I see. In my country they say "be above this [situation]". Josh, thank you for the explanation, definitely the new expression for me. Thanks.

April 18, 2009

Tenacious D use the line "high road" nicely in a song.

Jack Black sings "You take the high road/I'll take the low/You go for the throat/I'll go for the scrote"

("scrote" being short for "scrotum")

April 19, 2009

Thank you, Josh! Perhaps, the most interesting in learning languages - the diversity of linguistic expressions, in my opinion. English is very intresting language.

April 19, 2009

Geez...English isn't interesting. It's friggin' insane!

I remember in 8th grade, our history teacher telling us about a foreign exchange student they took in. His wife was telling the kid about how they are making hot dogs and beans, after going to a Padres game. They wanted a total American experience. The kid kind of looked scared, and they assumed he just didn't like baseball.

He didn't want to eat the hot dog, and finally admitted that he thought it was actually a dog that was cooked.

April 20, 2009

It's funny ))). "he thought it was actually a dog that was cooked" )))).

No, I love English. In this language has such a play on words, that I rejoice as a child discovering analogues of these words and expressions in my native language. Really. I watch movies in English and it's not the same as watching it in the translation because the translation is very often distorts the meaning of words and phrases. I don't like it. This play on words very often impossible to convey in translation and its substitute other expressions and often unsuccessful.

For example, in "Back To The Future" Marty McFly says: - Gimme a Pepsi free. - Kid, if you want a Pepsi, you gotta pay for it.

It is clear, that Marty wanted a Pepsi without a sugar, but there is no expression "Pepsi free" in my language.

Translated as: - Gimme a diet Pepsi. - Kid, if you want a Pepsi, you gotta pay for it.

Well, the whole meaning was lost... So that, English is a very interesting language )).

April 20, 2009

My dear Ovod: I have tremendous respect for anyone who speaks more than one language, especially if their second or third language is English. English is very difficult to learn. It is even more impressive when people do this, and their native language uses a different alphabet. So I respect the fact that you have more than one language "under your belt" (an idiomatic gift just for you :), and in this regard I admire your ability, efforts, and sentiments.

Do you mind telling me what your native language is? (I love studying different languages, and I'm curious about their history and development, which is why I ask).

April 20, 2009

Okay, that "under your belt" line was hysterical.

And, I agree with the above post. I know 22 words in Spanish, tops. And, as you can read from other posters on here, I barely even know English (at least when it comes to writing properly).

April 20, 2009

Lallaw, it's me, SD, just now reading over these posts. In regards to post #26, nope, I'm not Surfp, and don't write under any name but my own.

April 20, 2009

SDaniels...please note my correction just below the post where I misread "SurfPuppy" to be you (don't ask me how...lol), but I didn't post your screen name. I instead referred initially to your first name. Then immediately afterward I indicated to SurfP that I "...thought (he) was someone else."

I know you are not SurfP...your postings make sense. :) Please forgive the error.

April 20, 2009

i loved post # 41. how cute :)

April 20, 2009

Dang it, magic. Don't do that. It makes me scroll up! But yeah, it was funny.

It reminded me of when I was a teenager, and Yakov Smirnoff would do those jokes that were plays on the English language. He'd say "I'm having dinner party. I need supplies. I go buy napkins. I see 'sanitary napkin' and I think...these would be best for my guests, no? They are probably better than regular napkins. My guests just made weird faces and went 'YUCK!'

April 21, 2009

Lallaw: "Under your belt", I like it! I recorded this idiom in my note )). Thanks a million. Actually, even you know a lot of idioms, it's without avail. What is the use of an idiom, if you don't know how to use it. So thanks for the explanation. My native language is Russian. I live in Russia, Saint Petersburg. I don't wrote about it, because I thought maybe you're not interested.

magicsfive, thanks :).

April 21, 2009

Actually, I speak Russian! LOL... I studied in then Leningrad (now your beautiful St. Petersburg once again) and Moscow many years ago with an exchange program in high school. I don't have a Cyrillic keyboard, but if I did I would say "zdraswheatia...cock deliya?"... phonetically spelled of course.

I found the Russian people to be warm, passionate, emotional, generous, intelligent people with strong opinions and big hearts. You have an incredible history, wealth of literature, and are made of sturdy stock. Good people. And I admire you greatly for having learned English and a new alphabet at the same time. Your English is amazing when one considers this. Proud to know you, O.J. Simpson and Hulk Hogan notwithstanding. :) One good thing though about Americans and Russians is while we may not always agree on all things, we can still be good friends. I wish you all the best...Lisa (or Lizaveta :)

April 21, 2009

Lisa: Wow! I'm very surprised! You're speak Russian...wow!

"I don't have a Cyrillic keyboard, but if I did I would say "zdraswheatia...cock deliya?" If I would were sure that your browser displays the Cyrillic alphabet, I wrote: "Здравствуйте. Спасибо, дела отлично!" or "Zdravstvuite. Spasibo, dela otlichno!" ))

Thanks for your words about our people and my English. In any case, there are many ways to improve it, isn't it?

"Proud to know you, O.J. Simpson and Hulk Hogan notwithstanding. :)"

lol. It's only a different view at that problem.
Well, I said that I understand their feelings, but I do not justify his (O.J.) actions. What about Hulk Hogan... You can to talk what you want and you can think that I'm an idiot (maybe that's right, I don't know :)), but I love this man )). Actually, I'm a very big fan of world wrestling. BTW, 5th April event happened, which I have been waiting for a long time - the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania. But this is not important now, because this mania disappoint me - the same from year to year. And I am going back to the 80s over and over again, at least there were worthy wrestlers. Happens, that a man/woman behaves like idiots, but if this person is celebrity, it becomes public.

"we can still be good friends." I totally agree with you! And I wish you all the best too.

April 21, 2009

You're welcome, ovod. you appear to have a delightful sense of humor. :)

April 21, 2009

Thank you, magicsfive!

If to talk seriously about the humor (wordplay.lol)... Well, if you live in Russia... It's impossible to live without the humor in this country )). Because it is not the country, it is an unpleasantness. I'll try to explain. The country, where the government does not care about people; where there are tiny pensions for people, whom all their lives, worked for this country; where they spit on people with disabilities; where veterans of the ww2 will have normal apartments, only about 2010... In Russia people don't live, they just survive. So without the humor, here is very bad. ))

P.S. All things that I said above, does not mean that I don't love Russia. The great Russian poet Lermontov wrote: "I love my land, but with a queer passion/.../ But I do love - and I don't know why".

For Lisa in Russian ))): "Люблю отчизну я, но странною любовью/.../Но я люблю - за что, не знаю сам".

April 21, 2009

Well...I had a Rueben sandwich the other day that had Russian dressing. That's almost as cool as Lisa being able to speak the language!

ovod, if you're a fan of wrestling, you should see the movie The Wrestler. It's really interesting. When Rowdy Roddy Piper saw it in the theatres, he started crying!

But I have to say this...even though we don't agree on Hulk Hogan, we can all I agree (I'm sure I speak for Lisa/lall here)...that Hulk does look cool with those bandanas he wears all the time!

April 21, 2009

Josh: Yes, I saw "The Wrestler". It's the good movie... Especially I impressed by the end. "that Hulk does look cool with those bandanas he wears all the time!" Yeah, I agree. I want to say that Hogan, at least until 2005 year, never lost his form. My respect to him for that! And I'm sure, if would not his injuries, he still would have been in the best form. A beautiful body it is a heavy daily work. I go to the gym every day, so I know.

April 21, 2009

Ovod, Lisette, any other languages? Parlez un peu? J'ai tellement besoin de pratiquer...Josh, pshaw boy. We'll teach you to find English interesting :)

April 21, 2009

Suzette! Mai oui! You don't appear to need to practice, but the ONLY place to practice is France. :) To answer your question: et le de langue italienne aussi! Tandis que la langue française est belle, le de langue italienne est mon favori, naturellement. :)

Okay, I'm done now. lol....

April 21, 2009

Suzette! Mais oui! You don't appear to need to practice, but the ONLY place to practice is France. :) To answer your question: et le de langue italienne aussi! Tandis que la langue française est belle, le de langue italienne est mon favori, naturellement. :)

Okay, I'm done now. lol....

April 21, 2009

Ovod: Thank you for putting Lermontov into Russian for me. So beautiful! I understand what you mean about having this "strange love" for your "fatherland." Russia is easy to love, indeed worthy of being loved in part because of it's natural beauty and in part because of how much and how long it has suffered unfairly. I love what you said about needing to have a sense of humor to live there...lol. Yes, the government has never been a good friend to the people of Russia, yet the Russian people are good people despite what their leaders do.

As for Hogan, I always like the guy and I still do. My young sons idolized him and the WWF. (yes Josh he DOES look cool in the headband...not easy to pull off either :) I think frankly he made the WWF the money-maker it is today. And of course you are right, it is nearly impossible to live your life in the public eye and always say and do the right thing. Good point.

Hey Josh you never fail to crack me up...Russian dressing...lololol...

April 21, 2009

Russian dressing rules. I only seem to find it on sandwiches in jewish deli's.

Damn you guys, I was being sarcastic about the headband thing!

And, all this typing in tongues! I'm getting freaked out.

April 21, 2009

SDaniels: "Parlez un peu?" I would be more than happy to chat with you in French if I remembered something )). I studied French at school and at the institute, and my teacher always told me that I read very well and I have excellent pronunciation. But with all these merits, I didn't understand any word from all texts, that I read. Though... I remember couple of poems in French )).

Lisa: "Thank you for putting Lermontov into Russian for me." You're welcome. BTW, it's a very beautiful translation in English. I found it on a web site.

Josh: Russian dressing? What's this?

"Damn you guys, I was being sarcastic about the headband thing!" And vainly. As they say in Russia: fakir was drunk and his magic failed. ))))) Anyway, Lisa was right: Hogan does look cool in the headband.

April 22, 2009

"10-4" Ovid, on the sarcasm, and I'll add that Hogan sports the headband better than Bret Michaels. Oh god, I just admitted I've seen "Rock of Love." It's like swiveling your neck towards that car wreck, these reality shows...

Merci lallaw for Frenchifying my name even further. Maybe I'll change my username to "Crepes Suzette." :)

And no, ho dimenticato tutto l'italiano! Unfortunately. Years ago, took a summer intensive course, was reading newspapers and speaking semi-fluently, but only for about a month.

Learning languages is not at all like riding a bike, unless that bike has Nasa-grade gears and monitors and a thick operations manual perched on the handle bars. ;)

I'll just say that I'm humbled by Ovod and lallaw's skills, and don't worry Josh, we won't keep speaking in tongues. We'll let Ovod's words be the "Russian dressing" :)

April 22, 2009

Oops, sorry Josh. Meant "10-4" to you on the sarcasm.

April 22, 2009

I can't believe I haven't asked this. Ovod, how in the world did you find this thread, if you're in Russia? Did you Google "Hulk Hogan" or something?

And, we've all admitting to watching those reality shows. I don't know what is more gross, Brett Michaels headband and eye liner, or the way he kisses a woman. His cheeks start moving like Satchmo! It's disgusting.

April 22, 2009

Or the orange tan, or the scary, straw-colored barbie doll hair part...

tellin' ya. Creepiest celeb thread.

April 23, 2009

Josh: lol. I apologize in advance if I misunderstood your question. Do you think that in Russia the Internet is cut off from the world? )) We're find an information the same as any people, living in any other country - we're writing a query in the search engines (google, yahoo and etc.). These queries are different from each other only by languages. You're right, this blog I found in Google "Hulk Hogan news". I'm engaged in a development of sites on the Internet and I fill the news content of these web sites.

So someone explain to me what means "Russian dressing" or not? I'm understand, of course, that you amused my questions, but none the less...

April 23, 2009

Hi ya Ovod! Russian dressing is an actual food product put on sandwiches and possibly other things, especially the Ruben sandwich (corn beef; swiss, monterey jack, or provolone cheese; sauerkraut; with Russian Dressing all grilled on light rye bread. It's lip-smacking good.

Usually they use Thousand Island dressing, but Russian Dressing is also used. If I remember correctly, Russian Dressing is a combination of Thousand Island and French, maybe some horseradish thrown in too. (Josh correct me here if I am wrong). And if it is Russian, you know it is hearty and hard to forget! :)

April 23, 2009

Lisa: Thank you for the explanation. I see, Russian Dressing is like a carrot in Korean: all the world eating this, except the Koreans themselves )))). We make sandwiches, but without sauces. And our sandwiches are different from yours. Our sandwich is a piece of black or white bread with some butter (or without it) and a piece of sausage or cheese, or ham on it. Salads we refueled mayonnaise or vegetable oil. Other sauces are not too popular in Russia. The meat is served mustard or horseradish. Oh, yes! I forgot about ketchup.

April 23, 2009

I ate Russian fare for nearly 3 months during the Breshnev years. I remember the "heeleb" and "chai" etc., quite well. :) I loved the borsch and caviar, and vodka, of course...(which I was amused to learn meant "water." :)))) I also remember the water vending machines and the queing for whatever was available...like the open meat markets.

I know Russia has changed since those days...but I do remember liking the dark bread and butter with strong tea in the morning. Thanks for reminding me...:) Hope all is well.

April 23, 2009

The Breshnev years... yeah... I was ten years old when Breshnev died. I looked his bio on the Wiki )). Don't think that I knew about this. lol.

Хлеб и чай, да )). A paradox: people, living in St. Petersburg called the dark bread as "bread" and the white bread as "long loaf" or "bun". For example, if I go to the store, I say "I buy bread and long loaf". A man, living in Moscow, says: "I buy the dark bread and white one". What about vodka, I do not drink it )). I want to say that I don't use alcohol. Though, people from other countries believes, that Russian people drunkards )). It's another paradox to me.

"I know Russia has changed since those days". Yes, now Russia has nothing similar with that Russia. I want to say: "Россия сейчас совсем другая".

April 23, 2009

Ovod: "Bread and Tea, yes." Feels good to read that phrase in Russian again. It has been a long time. Spaseeba, for the smile. Lizavetta

April 23, 2009

Sorry, Josh, to turn this into a food thread temporarily but...

Well, Ovod, you would like Russian dressing then, as it contains all of the food groups you mention: catsup or tomato sauce, mayonnaise, mustard--and can include horseradish, too! Mmm.

My Mennonite grandmother used to make a lot of Russian-influenced foods, which are now essential to the articulation of Mennonite culture. The odyssey is well-documented; they had to flee Frieseland and then Netherlands for religious persecution, so ended up colonizing Siberian steppes for about 100 years, before removing to Canada. Of course, they claim they did not intermix with Russians, ha! Right!

Whatever really happened, we got some excellent, darker yeasty breads out of the deal, as well as cabbage dishes. 'Holopchi' (rice, tomato cabbage rolls--I make vegetarian, without beef) eaten with lots of good strong vinegar, and the best dumplings, and borscht--as lallaw mentioned.

Ovod, do you eat a rustic-style borscht, with all of the veggies intact, or a smooth velvety one? In New York, I lived for a while a couple of subway stops from Brighton Beach, a large Russian enclave. All I can say is, pierogi!!!! Anyway, I was surprised that they made what I thought was only Russian-Jewish style borscht, smooth and red with a dollop of sour cream and sprig of fresh dill. (DZ Akins has a fair version of this).

Oh man, I know what I'm making for dinner tonight. Honey, bring home the beets ;)

April 23, 2009

Lisa: Thank YOU :)

SDaniels: "Ovod, do you eat a rustic-style borscht, with all of the veggies intact, or a smooth velvety one?" No, I don't... So happened, that we (all my family) always chop vegetables for soup, borscht and cabbage soup. Honestly, I hardly imagine a borscht with all of the veggies intact. If only these veggies are very tiny.

Pierogi is a great food. We eat fastfood in the cities, pelmeni and other stuff. If you're lucky with your wife, you will have pierogi and meatballs )). If not... Well, you know )).

BTW, Pelmeni from the store is a terrible stuff, really.

April 23, 2009

Lucky with your wife? How about lucky with your knife? Nothing has to stop you from picking one up ;) I did mean chopped veggies, but rustic, peasant-style chop versus fine chef-ly chop. Sounds like you enjoy the latter! I'll have to look up pelmeni.

April 23, 2009

SDaniels: "How about lucky with your knife?" I bring a minimum of problems in this sense :). The last two years I eat only raw food: raw vegetables, fruits, nuts and honey. And I don't mix products. Although, I eat cooked a fish or a chicken once a month or less.

April 24, 2009

SD: no need to apologize. Nothing I enjoy more than blogs going in different directions. Although, I'm getting so damn hungry now.

DZ Akins is okay, but highly overrated by local folks that are younger and have never been to a really good deli.

Oh, going back to an earlier comment, I think his orange tan looks good. George Hamilton looks horrible with his, but the color on Brett works.

(insert "you know how I know you're gay" joke here).

Ovod, Russians here don't get labeled as big drinkers. I think the Irish and Indians get more flak (or flask) in that department. I dunno, maybe the ruskies are a close third. But here, they are just known for loving their vodka, not so much for being hardcore drinkers.

April 24, 2009

Ovod, I meant the whole idea that one does not eat better or even eat if the wife doesn't cook. Trying to fix that assumption around my place, too. How is the raw diet going for you? How's digestion? No pelmeni,then, I assume :)

Yeah, I agree with you about DZ Akins, and definitely know a good deli when I taste one. Hey, speaking of delis, the owner of Balducci's crashed my wine tour in Bordeaux years ago. I was hoping he'd write me some form of gift certificate, but alas...

I will make no comment on Russian drinking stereotypes.

George Hamilton is not orange. George Hamilton is so much hotter. Classier! Not even the same league. And he had lip augmentation before anyone even knew what it was! You just know GH and Charo were hitting up the same petroleum "doctor" for those full, sensual smackers. How would Bret Michaels measure up on the Love Boat? Fantasy Island? Not!

April 24, 2009

"How is the raw diet going for you? How's digestion?" Digestion is excellent. The first year was difficult, cos I always wanted to eat. My health is fine and I look good. I go to the gym, don't smoke, don't drink alcohol. I just live )). This is not advertising ))).

April 24, 2009

Just don't tell me, ovod, that you're going to the gym so you can become the next Andre the Giant, or some such wrestler.

SD...Hamilton may have appeared classy at one point, but he lost that years and years ago. Any guy that gets their lips done and tans as much as him, they have that cool card revoked.

And didn't he marry Rod Stewarts ex? Not a cool move. Maybe for one of us common folk, that's fine. But Hamilton can pull his own babes, not the ex-wives of other famous people!

April 24, 2009

Josh: "Just don't tell me, ovod, that you're going to the gym so you can become the next Andre the Giant, or some such wrestler." hahahah I have fallen under the table and writhed from laughter )))). Don't worry about this, Josh )). This is not my size :).

April 24, 2009

Ovid, I know that you say you "just live" your insanely healthy diet and lifestyle, but to me, being deprived of all of those things would be like plucking the goldfish from its bowl and placing it gently on a silk napkin--to writhe.

You must eat a LOT to keep the fuel going, but you said you eat occasional fish and chicken. Aside from the fowl, my doctor would consider you her poster boy. What is your secret? Is it the gym activity driving you on to new and improbable heights of wellness?

April 24, 2009

I only know pre-orange, pre-Rod-Stewart's-ex, classic Hamilton. There's another thread: late-career celebs.

April 24, 2009

SDaniels: Well... I don't quite understand what you mean... I go to the gym, that to have a beautiful body. I eat raw food, that to have good health and haven't excessive weight. And I eat a lot of nuts, but in total I don't eat too much. I sent you a letter with my photo (only links).

April 24, 2009

btw, what means "poster boy"?

April 24, 2009

Ovod, thanks! I'll scurry over and check out your Adonis-like mien!

I guess what I was trying to ask is, what created the impetus, what drives you toward such manic good health?

Did you start with exercise and then incorporate the eating habits? Did the exercise lead to dietary changes, as a way to support muscle function, for example? Or did you experiment with diet first?

I am interested because the doctor wants me to go vegan in everything except a little fish, and within a few years, totally raw. For someone with my condition (a digestive ailment), going raw is a very lofty goal.

I found that years ago when I jogged everyday, my dietary needs were far different than now, and it is hard to imagine getting started again. I need some kind of impetus, too.

April 24, 2009

Ovod, you are a stone babe. How is one blessed with such facial symmetry as well as a drive to ripple every muscle in one's physique--well, it just isn't fair to us couch-sprouted, additive and preservative huffing, convenience-food fueled Amuricans.

I know, I know, everyone: "Get a room." But ladies, if you are lucky, Ovod might share his bodybuilding competition pics with you too ;)

April 24, 2009

SDaniels: Thank you.

"what drives you toward such manic good health?" I don't want to be sick and I don't want to die from diseases. Probably, I would prefer to die in 60-80 years in the gym rather than on a hospital bed. I think so.

"Did you start with exercise and then incorporate the eating habits?" Yes, I did. Quite so. After diet subcutaneous fat disappeared. Although, it's not diet, it's a way of life.

Raw food is a very good way to fix your health. Your doctor is absolutely right. I'm not a doctor, but for two years... I like my health. Just do it and you'll feel changes.

April 24, 2009

Ovod, the idiomatic term "poster child" refers to one who is a prime or perfect example of something. "Poster" gives the idea of the quintessential image to represent that thing.

Jack LaLanne, for example, is the "poster child" for good health and fitness in one's old age.

George Hamilton, for example, was the "poster child" for over-tanning in 1980s Hollywood.

April 24, 2009

Thanks Ovod for the encouragement! We should all aspire to your levels of fitness and wellbeing. I'll be happy if I can accomplish 1/4 of it.

Oh, and I would hang one of your lovely images on my bedroom wall, like a poster, but don't think the husband would go for that :)

April 24, 2009

SDaniels: thanks. isn't fair? :) I can lieing on the sofa too and do nothing and then all my work is useless. The idleness leads to inefficiency.

No, no. There is only one pic from the competition.

I'm feeling uncomfortable, really.

April 24, 2009

Hey...ovod just said he had "fallen under the table" from laugher.

So, in Russia, I wonder if LOL is FUTT.

Some sends an email to their friend about how they waited in line for an hour just to buy toilet paper, and they saying "I was FUTTing because of the experience."

April 24, 2009

SDaniels: thanks for the explanation!

"your lovely images on my bedroom wall" good joke ))

April 24, 2009

Ah Josh...the mind of a comedian...FUTT...lol...

April 24, 2009

Josh: "ovod just said he had "fallen under the table" from laugher." Sorry, this expression of our slang... I think you misunderstood me. Or am I wrong again?

I'll never be like Andre The Giant or some such wrestler, cos they are very big guys (I mean their height and weight), although I like Hogan's body when he was in black and white NWO - less fat, more muscles.

April 24, 2009

Even if you don't have the body of the Hulkster, you could still probably pull off the hairstyle. Just dye the hair blonde, and cut it all off in the front!

Yes, I realized that was just an expression. I was making a joke, because in America, the expression "LOL" is popular in emails. It means that someone said something so funny, that you "Laughed Out Loud." Which, in a way is strange, because they write LOL even if you say something that's not all that funny, just cute. And as I'm sure even the Russians and Americans do the same, to "laugh out loud" something has to REALLY be funny.

SO, your use of fallen under the table, reminded me of that.

Although, if a Russian tells me they've fallen under the table, I usually think it's from drinking too much Smirnoff!

April 24, 2009

The first thing I relieve my online students of at the "door" is the LOL habit. Texting language isn't appropriate for school or business communications, but besides that, it just doesn't communicate anything genuine. Am I to believe that the other person is constantly laughing out loud? If something does actually makes me laugh out loud, I want to commend it profusely, with words that do the experience some credit!

"Lecture" over. That doesn't mean I seethe at the very sight of LOL--unless a student writes it after the initial reprimand.

I'll just say that it would be so much cooler if everyone would take the time to write it out: "I am currently writhing in mirth under the table, with a bottle of Smirnoff."

April 24, 2009

Josh, very funny. I'm satisfied with my body, I just compare.

"if a Russian tells me they've fallen under the table, I usually think it's from drinking too much Smirnoff!" Everyone thinks in measure of their deformity. ))) No offense, it's just a joke.

April 24, 2009

Trust me, Josh. He has the body of the Hulkster.

Ovod, re: post #89

Absolutely, point well taken. Your vigilance takes as much if not more determination as my slothdom!

I used to go to the downtown YMCA here in San Diego, and there was a man there who taught me to properly use some of the weight machines. Big hale, hearty, ruddy fellow with a shock of white hair, a ready smile and handshake--not just another skeezy downtown lawyer hitting on the girls between lat pulls.

Worked out as strenuously as some people blog on these sites (myself fast becoming one of the latter :). Anyway, the guy teaches me to use the machines, and about working all of the complex abdominal muscles.

He is there day after day after day until I take a month off, sick. I come back to the gym, go to the front desk to show my gym pass and whammo! There's a picture of him sitting on the desk with a donation cup. I ask what happened.

He died of a fatal tumor, a random brain cancer. Did he know? Yes. Why, then, did he go to the gym day after day, improving his body, knowing his brain had other plans?

Maybe you have the best answer, Ovod.

But you've encouraged me--as soon as I am feeling better and get a good night's sleep-- to take out that mini-trampoline and bounce my way to vibrant health.

April 25, 2009

Geez, what a downer of a story. Thanks for killing the feel good spirit of this thread with such depression.

I would go the opposite route. I would say "Ha! This guy got brain tumors from these strenous work-outs. I'm staying away from anything with the abbreviation "lbs" on it!" (on a side note: I need to ask Mathew Alice why 'weight' is abbreviated that way).

And call me crazy, but even when Hulk Hogan used to wrestle, to me, it looked like his sweat wouldn't be stinky. Does that make sense? Maybe because he has no body hair or something, I dunno. He just looks like his sweat would smell like....oh, I dunno...Old Spice or something.

April 25, 2009

SDaniels: I think he did it, because to go to the gym was better, then to lie on a bed, thinking about death and pitying yourself. He simply took from his life a small part of that, what he would like engage in all his life.

Josh: "This guy got brain tumors from these strenous work-outs. " You're wrong. This guy got brain tumors, because almost all body builders using the protein diet. This is very bad. And I'm not talking about steroids which are used by professionals. Remember the phrase: we are what we eat.

I don't know what about the Hulkster's sweat, but actually the smell linked with food.

"Maybe because he has no body hair" It does not matter. By the way, Hogan and other wrestlers, and body builders, they are just shave off their body hair.

When I ate all, the smell of sweat was not very pleasant )). Eating raw food for two years, I noticed that my sweat does not smell. That's true.

April 25, 2009

Nope, he wasn't a professional body builder, and I don't know what he ate. But when I said "ruddy" I meant it. Guy obviously had a few cocktails over the years.

Hey Josh, I didn't write that to be depressing. It was meant as a little contemplative piece. Guess it failed.

I also wanted to test out Ovod's range of expression, because I think he is really that SurfPuppy guy. Couldn't sleep last night and did a little forensics...

April 25, 2009

SDaniels, are your experiment a success? Hey SDaniels, I'm here too, and you speak as if I'm standing outside the door.

And what means "SurfPuppy" guy?

April 25, 2009

I dunno, Ovod, you tell me ;)

April 25, 2009

What should I tell you? What means SurfPuppy? You probably forgot. I am studying English only one year. I write the most simple language for me. If I don't know any words, I ask. If it's so difficult for you... OK, forget about it.

April 25, 2009

? I'm gone for a little over a day and what happened to this thread... lol... the Hulkster's personal life aside, he certainly has to be a dedicated individual when it comes to life-long physical fitness. Suzanne, you should not be so hard on yourself. You've been ill with an illness that won't allow you to be all that you can be. And you didn't fail with your contemplative attempt - I think Josh was just being sarcastic (except what was that about skanky lawyers and lats? :) And Ovod my hat is off to you for your dedication to health. You should definitely though get involved with other blogs on this site. Your opinions would be welcome... just go to the home page, click on what you like, and fire away. :)

Physical fitness takes a lot of dedication, a lot of deprivation, and most of all: consistency. It is worth the battle, but two days out of every month I will have some chocolate. God help me I'm human. :) Mostly though balance in all things is the key...and that includes learning to shut it when nothing but "stupid" will come out. Dasvedanya!

April 25, 2009

Lisa: "You should definitely though get involved with other blogs on this site." Thanks, I thought about it. :) С вами приятно было общаться, Лиза! Спасибо.

April 25, 2009

Lisa, the peacemaker! I promise I'll always step in if you don't :) And the term was "skeezy," and applies to certain male lawyer-types who haunt the downtown YMCA for fresh meat, making some of the ladies a bit uncomfortable. Few and far between; allow me a small portion of hyperbole "to be polite" as a John Waters character once said ;)

Ok, Ovod. Clearly, I'm not a very good detective, so do accept my apologies. You see, I'm new to blogging and took a little time out last night to look over various sites--and Lisa's right--you should shop around, though we feel at home with Josh's threads :)--and I thought I found similarities with your postings and someone who seems to post under various names. People do that for fun, and it isn't against the law (right lallaw? :) but I felt myself to be some kind of Sherlock Holmes for a moment, and that you were having fun with us.

But whatever kind of fun, you provide some excellent insight:

"SDaniels: I think he did it, because to go to the gym was better, then to lie on a bed, thinking about death and pitying yourself. He simply took from his life a small part of that, what he would like engage in all his life."

I think you hit the nail on the head, sir!

Anyway, please accept my apology, and we can continue the discussion if you like. I have certainly enjoyed your descriptions of your bodybuilding lifestyle and diet. Tell us about the weather in your fair city? :)

April 26, 2009

SDaniels: btw, if "SurfPuppy" means what I think... Well, I'm 36 years old, and I've married during 15 years. I don't thought, that I bring forth such impression.

Sorry, Josh, that deviated from the topic.

April 26, 2009

SDaniels: Oh... sorry. "SurfPuppy" is someone's nickname? I'm an idiot. Really, I'm sorry.

April 26, 2009

SDaniels: "Anyway, please accept my apology, and we can continue the discussion if you like." Sure, I would be glad! But I want to go down the drain for my post above...

"Tell us about the weather in your fair city? :)" Ok )). It's good weather today (I live in St. Petersburg). Now 12 hours of the day (12.00 p.m.?) and +12 C. However, a rather cold wind - the other day was a storm warning. A couple of weeks ago was snowing and one of my friends sent me a jocular message. I'll try to translate it:

HELP! Help the Spring to win the winter! Please, eat the snow! Send this message to all your friends, just have united together, we eat it quickly. P.S.: don't eat yellow snow))

April 26, 2009

Well, SD is a very bright woman. And she had a point. But the dialect differences were consistent, for me, with someone who spoke Russian and learned English. Even the variances. Sorry Suzanne, I didn't get a chance today to tell you as much as I was all over the place today. But what did sometimes make me wonder was the time. The time of postings. They are consistent with someone 11-12 hours ahead of us. If not, it's all still very entertaining. :)

And I just laughed my ass off with Ovod's understandable confusion/concern over the phrase "SurfPuppy." LOLOLOLOL.... good God. Ovod, Ovidichka, it is the name of another user on this site, SurfPuppy619 or some such thing. There are no "furries" involved. God help us we need some sleep. :)))

April 26, 2009

Lisa: "good God. Ovod, Ovidichka, it is the name of another user on this site, SurfPuppy619 or some such thing." I wore about in my post #108... omg... kill me better. I'm a fool.

April 26, 2009

Sorry, I want to say " I wrote about it in my post #108..."

April 26, 2009

Gracious me, Ovod. No need to be embarrassed! I'm the one who conjured up small canines who like to play in shallow tides! :) In other words, I thought you might be another blogger on this site. As we like to say, "It's all good."

In preparation for blessed sleep:

I remember snow of all colors on our lovely eastern coast, none of which I've eaten, happy to say! And face to the wind up subway stairs I do not miss.

What kind of public transit do you have, Ovod? Or do you drive?

April 26, 2009

SDaniels: "I thought you might be another blogger on this site." I realized that after Lisa's post...

We have the yellow snow on the lawns, cos there are walking with dogs. ))

I rarely use public transport, if you're talking about this. Before now I went on the trolley, bus, metro, taxi, tram. It depended on to where I was going to. I have a car now.

April 26, 2009

In the Russia I knew, so few people had cars. Most walked. All took public transportation when available. I first arrived in Leningrad (St. Pete's :) in an April. It was freezing. Not winter-like freezing, but winter went it reluctantly must give way to spring. No snow, but a wind that would cut through your clothes like any Nor-easter in our country will in January. It just didn't blow all the time. But the permafrost was still apparent, as were the red tips of most noses. And the skies were gray.

Ovidichka, have you ever been to the United States?

April 26, 2009

No, I haven't been.

"so few people had cars" so few people? We have nowhere to park, all scored cars. Althought, you're right 25 years ago few people had cars.
Petersburg is not the same as before. Everything has changed. And the city, and people, and streets... Everything.

April 26, 2009

I would love to see Russia again. As I said, the people were amazingly good people. They made you feel like family. When I was there, the winter palace was closed for renovations, so we did not get to see it. I have been to Europe many times since then. Perhaps I should take a side trip the next time I am oversees and see your St. Petersburg with fresh eyes. It was a prekrasniya yazaik then...so I can only imagine it now. And what an amazing history! :) Ovidichka, you always make me smile... surfpuppies not withstanding...LOL...

April 26, 2009

Lisa: "surfpuppies not withstanding...LOL..." oh, c'mon... Don't remind, please...

You call me so strange )). The weather is very good! Girls clothed short skirts and T-shirts )). I went to the hypermarket now and hardly found a place to park. It seems that people go shopping to eat :). Really. A lot of people in places where people can eat.

"what an amazing history!" about the snow? Or..?

April 26, 2009

I think she means the history of Russian in general, Ovod? What do you call your hypermarket?

Lisa, I thought permafrost was the stuff my mother used on old lady hair in the salon, as in "frosting your tips," not as in "tips of red noses."

April 26, 2009

sorry, I meant "history of Russia," Ovod. Got to model good grammar for ya.

April 26, 2009

SDaniels: Ok.

"What do you call your hypermarket?" This is a very large complex, which combines a lot of stores and supermarkets.

April 26, 2009

I was wondering if there is an actual proper name, like in France they have the "Carrefour" chain of super-super markets, which means "intersection."

April 26, 2009

Ah... "Rainbow", "Ashan", "Metro". I was in "Rainbow" today.

April 26, 2009

Do people hang out in these places, like our American "malls," Ovod?

What do you do for fun in good old St. Pete's? Btw, I have been to St. Petersburg--in the state of Florida. We call it "St. Pete's."

April 26, 2009

Sorry, I don't understand your first question.

I go to the gym ))). Well, go to the theater sometimes. I love walking in the old Peter (so we call it).
I visited the Hermitage periodically, the Peter and Paul fortress - I love this place; in the eternal parked cruiser "Aurora". Sometimes I go to the cinema. And... I go to the gym :).

April 26, 2009

btw, I saw St. Petersburg (Florida) in the movie ))))).

April 26, 2009

Young Americans like to hang out and look at each other at these "malls," or large store complexes, as you call them. I have seen on travel shows the dripping wealth of Russian malls.

You need to "branch out" and find some new hobbies, Ovod, before you truly reach the Hulkster's former bulk.

"Old Peter" is a better name. What is the eternal parked cruiser Aurora?

In which movie did you see St. Pete's?

April 26, 2009

May be so, I don't know. I don't like to be at these malls all day.

"You need to "branch out" and find some new hobbies, Ovod, before you truly reach the Hulkster's former bulk."

I don't try to reach the size of the Hulkster. It would be foolish. This is not hobbies, this is a way of life.

"What is the eternal parked cruiser Aurora?" If you don't mind, I give you the link on the text from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cruiser_Aurora

"In which movie did you see St. Pete's?" I don't remember the name of this movie, sorry...

April 26, 2009

I said "Old Peter", cos we have old places, which have remained since the time of Peter I. We call St Petersburg "Peter".

April 26, 2009

I don't blame you for not hanging at the mall, Ovod. Scurry in, sidle out, that's my motto.

Looks like one of the tourist cruisers parked in our fair bay of SD. I live on the hill right over the bay, and can see them pull in. When I worked at a restaurant in Seaport Village, I had to memorize the names of the destroyers and various military craft, because invariably Hawaiian-shirted old tourists would ask me. Once a gentleman gave me a $20 for reciting the list, which I have now mercifully forgotten.

I had an uncle "Peter" or "Pete," so the name is familiar, homey.

April 26, 2009

I understood this.

I like ships. When I was a child, I wanted become a sailor :). I have several models of ships. San Diego is a beautiful city? You there should be a lot of sun.

April 26, 2009

Sorry, "in your city should be a lot of the sun"

April 26, 2009

The first way you said it was in a sense correct; in general, I should be 'sunnier' :) Yes, we are known as possibly the most temperate city in this country, with one of the mildest climates anywhere. It's a beautiful day out; I'm grading some student work, and in between popping outside to breathe some fresh air and look down the hill at the sparkling bay.

You said it wasn't so cold in Ole Peter right now, though, right?

So Ovod, what do you do for a living, if you don't mind me asking?

April 26, 2009

SDaniels: popping?

"look down the hill at the sparkling bay." Should be very prettily...

Yes, in Petersburg yesterday was +17. Given that it is now April, so more than warmly. Now 8:30 o'clock in the morning (we use 24-hour system) and +12C.

I'm a system engineer, I works with computers, and I'm engaged in the development of websites on the Internet. Soon I'll be work in the United States.

April 26, 2009

Hey o. Your weather's sounding not bad at all! We're at around 22C daytime, a little warmer. Goes back and forth.

Sorry, I should really remember to explain some of these terms. It's been quite a few years since I taught ESL. I was "popping outside" for a breath of fresh air--meaning, to quickly exit, with the idea of doing so for a short time.

You can also "pop out" to the store to pick up a six-pack. I mean, of course, a six-pack of acidophilus-enhanced yogurt.:)

How do you feel about moving here? Someone in my family markets for a company of folk working in your field. Do you have an idea where you want to work in the US?

April 26, 2009

If SDaniels married ovod, he'd be able to stay in this fine, sunny city (hehehehehehehe).

ovod, going back to Hulk Hogan, my girlfriend had never seen the movie Rocky. To me, this was a travesty. So, we rented the first one. The following week, it was Rocky II. And, when we saw the third Rocky, I had to tell her that although she'd laugh at Mr. T, because he's just a caricture at this point...at the time, nobody had ever heard of this dude. He went from being a bouncer to a movie star (like Vin Diesel, but his name isn't nearly as cool as Vin Diesel).

Anyway, I completely forgot that Hulk Hogan was in it, as a wrestler named THUNDER LIPS (which sounds like the name of an AC/DC song).

What did you think of that scene in Rocky III?

April 27, 2009

Hi guys, it's ovod. I forgot the password on my account and something happened with my email. Not my day ((.

In Petersburg +21C )). The city looks funny - people are dressed in summer and trees without leaves, and the grass had not yet grown )).

SDaniels: Thanks for the explanation. I try to draw a parallel, and I think how it to say in Russian )). By the way, I drink only water or green tea.

"How do you feel about moving here?" It's just great. I haven't a choice. I'll work in NY.

Josh: "If SDaniels married ovod, he'd be able to stay in this fine, sunny city " I'm afraid my wife will be against this :).

"What did you think of that scene in Rocky III?" I think, that you're absolutly right. It was a comic battle. Hogan as Mr.T... "he's just a caricture at this point." Yes, the better not to say. Although, his size is impressive, of course.

P.S. Do you have account on myspace? Guys, add me to your friends myspace.com/470442794

April 27, 2009

btw, I have at home +30 C, because the heating has not yet cut off - yet will be cold.

April 27, 2009

SDaniels, joshb: I answered you in posts above as BigDen (if you doubt that it was I).

April 27, 2009

"If SDaniels married ovod, he'd be able to stay in this fine, sunny city "

Naw, if I leave my man, it'll be to live in blissful interspecies sin with some kind of crazy online avatar named "thunder lips."

Seriously, "thunder lips?" That sounds like video cassette entertainment.

April 27, 2009

PS: Sorry ovod, I hate myspace. This is the only place I've been writing in besides private emails. Maybe Josh will "friend" you.

April 27, 2009

josh, you have myspace? and if so, why haven't u added me???

April 27, 2009

hmm..ovod/bigden is a bodybuilder...

April 27, 2009

magicsfive: only a dabbler

April 27, 2009

I don't have a myspace. I don't twitter, either. Unless you're a band (which is what they were intended for), I'm not sure why you would have a myspace.

April 27, 2009

it's just a matter of personal preference, i guess. i enjoy myspace. the most useless networking - or friend-finding site is facebook. all anyone ever does is take stupid quizzes and surveys. at least the people on my friends list do that, and it seems like it's all they ever do with their time. i rarely visit my account there. but of course, that is just my opinion. classmates.com...yawn. and you have to PAY for that. i don't know anything about twitter. i have heard of it though.

April 27, 2009

Myspace is a social network and it's a way to find friends, accomplices, classmates, etc. The social networks is the killers of the time. But people like that. Russia have a lot of social networks too: odnoklassniki.ru, vkontakte.ru, my.mail.ru, etc. These places on the Internet are bring together a huge number of people. This is the easiest way to communicate of people by interest.

April 28, 2009

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