Monday, January 19, 2009

quite a speech.

with all due respect to martin luther king jr., i am going to use this day to post a speech by another great speaker in history.
malcolm x.

amazing how problems of yesterday are still the problems of today.

listening to mlk's speeches, and malcolm x's speeches just leaves obama's ringing hollow, and almost tripping over themselves.

what ever happened to great speakers?
did they all get assassinated?



"the government has failed us. you can't deny that. any time you are in the 20th century, 1964, and you're walking around singing 'we shall overcome', the government has failed you.
this is part of what's wrong with you, you do too much singing.
today it is time to stop singing, and start swinging."
-malcolm x (13th minute)



Friday, January 16, 2009

holy balls! (or highroad's new kit)



so... highroad revealed it's new team kit for 2009.

it's pretty different from the '08 version, which was a study in modesty.

yes, gone is the stark black and white contrast, which harkened us back to a simpler time in cycling. a more low-budget time.
a time before anyone realized you could hire a designer to create your kit.

by special request, i am going to share my thoughts on this kit, and you are going to read it, and consider my words briefly before moving on to the next blog and forgetting about this forever.

so it goes.

anyway, to the point. as you can see above, this shit is yellow.
yellow. wtf?

not only is it yellow, but it is yellow and white! a combo made in hell. in fact the only thing that might be worse is yellow and blue...

as for the styling, well frankly they look like a third-tier spanish or italian team.
shudder!
the nod to, (aka really crappy rip-off of), the former (and uber-cool) csc kit is... interesting. the muscles on the csc kit looked realistic, and were well done. no, these look more like they were attempting the bumblebee theme. or rather than the tough david-hasselhoff-in-bay-watch-running-in-slow-mo theme they were clearly going for, they got the gay one.

worst of all, is the white shorts. i mean, c'mon. this photo is delivering more packages than ups.
also, not working in this overall shoddy kit is the all important transition from jersey to bib short. there main panel of the jersey, (yellow), just... ends. leaving you staring straight at the polish sausage.

what does really work, is the national champion versions of this kit, which are all on the womens side of the team:



although it would be kind of embarrassing to be one of the 2 women that didn't bother to win a national championship.
also, it looks like maybe canada and denmark should swap bibs. (and not just for skibby's entertainment).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

inertia.



In 17 days, 975 Palestinians were killed by Israel including 284 children & 100 women, plus there have been about 4400 more injured.

While on the other hand, over the past 8 years the number of Israeli's killed due to Hamas rocket attacks has been recorded as being 28 as of January, 4th 2009.

palestine is immovable.
it is not going anywhere.
when will the unstoppable forces of the usa and israel learn that?

Friday, January 09, 2009

oakland.

action:



equal and opposite reaction:



couldn't happen here. no way.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

ouch. flandis is back!

riod flandis

flandis is making his return and he don't give a crap what you think.