Thursday, December 28, 2006

How to avoid a hangover or not.

The only sure way of avoiding a hangover is abstinence. For the rest of us, time is the answer.

There are almost as many folk cures to treat the unpleasant, painful condition that some have dubbed the wrath of grapes as there are beers, wines and whiskies that cause it.

In Finland, saunas are a preferred antidote, in the belief that they increase the circulation and therefore sweat out alcohol's toxins faster. Russians are said to prefer cabbage soup to replenish lost water and nutrients.

In Britain, some swear by the concentrated yeast spread Marmite on toast (or, in Australia, Vegemite) while others tout Berocca -- a fizzy vitamin supplement made by Bayer AG. The fizzy tablet of choice in the United States is Alka Seltzer, also made by Bayer.

In some parts, a Prairie Oyster (a concoction egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, Tabasco sauce and salt & pepper) has its loyal boosters. Aspirin, ibuprofen tablets, cold showers, hot baths, strawberries and peanut butter with honey are not uncommon suggestions.

Still others will swear by Green tea, pickle juice, cola drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks or a hair of the dog that bit you (another alcoholic drink).

Some argue a greasy meal such as bacon and fried eggs or perhaps pizza will do the trick. Others favor ice packs, milkshakes, a blend of herbs with cardamom, ginger and citrus, or dietary supplements containing borage, artichoke, and prickly pear.

Unfortunately none of these remedies work, according to researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

After a comprehensive review of the medical trials, abstracts and studies, the scientists reported in the British Medical Journal: "No compelling evidence exists to suggest that any conventional or complementary intervention is effective for preventing or treating alcohol hangover.

"The most effective way to avoid the symptoms of alcohol induced hangover is thus to practice abstinence or moderation," they said in December 2005

For those for whom neither abstinence nor moderation is an option, be comforted in the knowledge that time is really the most successful treatment. Scientists reported in Alcohol Health & Research World that "hangover symptoms will usually abate over 8 to 24 hours."

For me, a fiery hot greasy breakfast.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The 2006 year in review.

As many of you may know, I have a monthly party bash at my place, (as well as a monthly poker smoker) here are some treasured photo moments that were captured along the way.Click calender to enlarge.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Is it El - Nino, or an El - Fizzo?

Recently the National Weather Service has been keeping tabs on an El-Nino condition, that has been in developmental stages. However, they are now saying that it may be weakening.

With the recently developing storms, forming in the Gulf of Alaska and the jet stream still riding to the north,( coupled with the lack of any southern jet stream influence) that we may continue to remain in drought conditions.

I think that beginning next month, the Northern Jet Stream will dip southward and the Southern Jet will rise up and give us above normal rain fall for the season. About seventeen inches or so.

Things were slow surf-wise this morning...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Santa Cubiques

"Let Every Day Be Christmas"

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

- Norman W. Brooks


Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Santa Knows Best

To more easily read the captions, click on the picture to see it full sized.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Anonymous: The cooke, definition of.


Chinese foxglove root is a perennial herb found in northern China. It grows 6-8 in (15-20 cm) tall and has long oval leaves that are covered with fine hairs, fluted flowers that are reddish orange tinted with purple, and a round fruit. The root is thick and reddish yellow. Chinese foxglove root is collected in the fall. Its Latin name is Rehmannia glutinosa and it is also called Rehmannia chinensis.

General use

In China, Chinese foxglove root is used as a remedy for many different ailments: blurred vision, chronic fever, constipation, heart palpitations, hearing problems, hot flashes, insomnia, light-headedness, low back pain, menstrual irregularity and uterine bleeding (especially after childbirth), night sweats, restlessness, and stiff joints. It is also used to combat the effects of aging.

Nev. Politician: Let teachers carry guns.

This story was released last week in AP-Press. Many of you may have already read it, perhaps many of you have not. It seems that Sen. Beers has had a few to many.

A Nevada state senator and also-ran in this year's Republican primary for governor says the Legislature should consider letting teachers carry guns in classrooms to stem a rise in school violence.

"I would expect enough teachers would be interested so it would serve as a deterrent," said Sen. Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas. He said he's preparing a bill to introduce when state lawmakers convene in February.

While Beers said teachers would have to undergo firearm safety training, Las Vegas-area school officials said that allowing more weapons on campus would make schools less safe.

"The more people who have guns, the more likely it is that there will be a shootout," said Clark County school Superintendent Walt Rulffes. He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was aware of no studies supporting Beers' argument that schools would be safer if teachers carried guns.

School trustee Sheila Moulton said teachers might need more training to identify and deal with potentially violent students. But she rejected the idea of arming teachers.

"That is not the solution," Moulton said. "I'm not for putting guns in the classroom even when teachers are trained on how to use them."

Clark County school police carry weapons, and district high schools typically have two officers on campus during school hours. Some large middle schools also have armed police officers. The district is the fifth-largest in the nation, with more than 300,000 students at 325 campuses.

Beers cited reports of more than a dozen guns confiscated at Clark County school students so far this year, and several recent instances of gun violence on and off Las Vegas-area campuses.

"We have banned guns in schools in Nevada and most of the rest of the nation for the last 20 years," Beers said. "Part of the problem is a small percentage of the population is brought up without a knowledge of and respect for guns." Nev. politician: Let teachers carry guns

Friday, December 15, 2006

Politically correct.

The eye of?

For the sake of moving on. If you look real close , you can see the eye of?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ask : And You Shall Receive.

The controversial cartoons of Muhammad, as they were first published in Jyllands-Posten in September 2005. Larger versions of the cartoons (some translated into English) are available off-site.
The controversial cartoons of Muhammad, as they were first published in Jyllands-Posten in September 2005. Larger versions of the cartoons (some translated into English) are available off-site.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

As Murphy was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Murphy, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 5. Please be careful!"

"Heck," said Murphy, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!"

Monday, December 11, 2006


Because it is December, I am reminded of the movie Christmas Story.( ) plot summary

I know, this photo has absolutely nothing in common with that.
However, imagine you are somewhere freezing cold and snowy, and your tongue is stuck to that.

In response to a request by: Adult.

Spiderman: Real Or Photoshopped?

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Due to weather, the beach and the surf were a total wreck today. So everyone was left looking for other things to do.

I was lucky and stumbled across the sand castle competition at the pier today. This is Helga,( say hello to Helga everyone) she was one of the top three finalists, with her rendition of Mt. St. Helens.

Although this photo was taken by Puttzle a couple of years ago, it is typical of San Onofre. Nowadays its much more crowded. Today the water was chocolate brown and smelled like the Tijuana sewer plant. Lifeguards warned that this will be the case for the next 9 months or so.

Sand Bar

I can tell you for sure Jules, this is the Sand Bar.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Most Requested Photograph In The History Of The United States Government

I saw pictures of this meeting in the Oval Office in various magazines soon after it occurred. My memory, like so many of us here, isn't always perfect, but seeing this photograph brings it all back.

Elvis gave the President a gun and the President gave Elvis a badge. The badge is on display at Graceland and the gun is on display at the Nixon library. There was a book written in 1994 (actually more than one book recounts the meeting) and a movie about it in 1997.

You can also read a short article about President Nixon meeting Elvis.

*According to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation, the photograph of President Nixon's meeting with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office is the most requested image in the history of the U.S. Government.

Spoiler:   Look closely or click the link under comments for help  

Friday, December 08, 2006

New Swell at SanO

Its 25 feet in the Islands, and the SandBar isn't to bad!


You must be over 18 to CLICK HERE.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Those wonderful Illegals

Worried about how many Americans are killed in Iraq? Read this!
I just got my computer fixed. Back on line! Did I miss anything?

Whhaaa whaaa whaaa whaaa hwwaaaaaa whaaaa whaaaa. Unfair. Sniff.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Be a responsible Parent.

After all that has been said and done here at San-O-Daze, we have a disgruntled parent. Upset by the fact that little Johnny or Sally viewed something inappropriate on this site.

Last I checked this blog is run by adults and viewed by adults. If your child is looking at this page, (witch does not have a G-rating, if it does it should not) and would certainly be offended, then install a block. I have talked to other parents who have done so. What else are they viewing that you are unaware of?

To my fellow contributors, some things may be inappropriate and can be linked to another page, as you know. Omit all the meaningless links, that nobody cares about and be specific.

To my fellow parents, this is not kindergarten be responsible.

Dingo may turn Exploding Condom into Profit - Part 2

I thought that you had a winner of a wiener (wiener is the correct German spelling) idea there Dingo, so I did a quick patent search and discovered that Dr. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun, Jr. patented a spray on condom in 1973.

Wernher Jr. was the son of Dr. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun , Sr. You may recall that the senior von Braun was the German scientist who led their rocket development program throughout World War II, and who later was secretly brought to the United States by the American government through the top secret program originally known as Operation Overcast, later known as Operation Paperclip.

Young Wernher's invention was called the "Version Two Pocket Sprayer," also known under it's abbreviated name, which because of a typographical error in the patent application substituting an "R" for the "P" in Pocket, became the "V-2 Rocket."

He's pictured here with the spay can, which came with an attachable cord allowing it to be worn around the neck, or elsewhere for the appropriately endowed. The woman in the picture was his secretary, Helga Fannykuchen, inventor of the plastic watch crystal protector she is wearing, which was also doubled patented as an IUD. Helga later returned to Germany and married Dr. Hans Klum and had a daughter, Heidi. Helga became a multi-millionaire off the royalties from her invention, having licensed it to both Swatch and Paragard.

Also, as an aside, it was Dr. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun, Jr. and Helga Fannykuchen who are credited with being the first to have had their passport photos taken in the nude, some years before John Lennon and Yoko Ono unsuccessfully attempt to do the same with their passports. Dr. von Braun, Jr. and Helga were famous, or infamous, depending on one's view, for submitting nude pictures of themselves displaying their inventions to fulfill that part of patent application requiring a photograph of the invention. This picture comes from the actual patent application for the V-2 Rocket (Note: The actual picture wasn't pixelated to obscure the Dr's private parts).

Von Braun Jr.'s spraying process seems to be different from yours, having only one nozzle and does not involve inserting the penis into a can, so we may be able to get a patent on your multiple nozzle and can insertion method. Marketing your product, which requires that the man insert his penis in the can for spray application might be difficult, but I did read a study of San Francisco residents reflecting that five out of six men preferred inserting their penis into the can, so maybe there is a hole population of men already interested in your product.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Dingo may turn Exploding Condom into Profit.

I have just learned that original reports on Dingo's well being were inaccurate. When the condom he was wearing at the time exploded, he suffered damage to his urethral sphincter. This required casting of the area. A spray on plaster cast was applied, to demobilize the penis. While convalescing at his home in San Clemente an idea was born, he thought why not a spray on condom? Dingo said the product is aimed to help people enjoy better and safer sex lives.

"We're trying to develop the perfect condom for men that's suited to every size of penis," he said. "We're very serious."

Dingo's team (spray-it on-dude) is developing a type of spray can into which the man inserts his penis first. At the push of a button it is then coated in a rubber condom.

"It works by spraying on latex from nozzles on all sides," he said. "We call it the '360 degree procedure' -- once round and from top to bottom. It's a bit like a car wash."

Dingo said the plan is to make the product ready for use in about five seconds. He said it would function more effectively as a contraceptive because it would fit better and not slip.

However, before the new condom can be sold in shops, the firm must ensure that the latex is evenly spread when sprayed, as well as optimize the vulcanization process.

Dingo hopes the high tech condom, which will be available in different strengths and colors, will on the market by 2008.

He said the spray can would likely cost some $20 as a one-off purchase. The latex cartridges -- sufficient for up to 20 applications -- would cost roughly $10, he said.

Dingo said he had hit upon the idea when considering the difficulties some people faced using condoms, and drew inspiration from spray-on plaster cast he is now wearing.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Without any notice, Murphy started getting a $500 check every month. So he started cashing them.

It turns out the government made a mistake with the address. The checks were intended for another person with the exact same name.

Murphy then received a notice that he had to pay back $6,000. Visibly upset, he complained to his friend Dingo, an accountant.

Dingo asked: "Murphy, didn't you wonder why you were receiving checks for doing absolutely nothing?"

Murphy answered: "I just assumed the Democrats were back in power."

Sunday, December 03, 2006


U.S.C. Lost to U.C.L.A., this generated some good comments. A condom explodes on Dingo, this also created some great comments.

However there is something lacking here, Dingo's grossness. So in the absence of the master of grossness here is perhaps something that he might say.Explain this one! A must see!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Defeat U.C.L.A.

The Holiday Season Is Here

Shop early!

Beavertails anyone?

Good old Beavertails! The Mayor caught wearing one. (we won't say how old this photo is)

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Condom Explodes, Dingo missing.

A former strip club waitress was sentenced Wednesday to five years of supervised release after she pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters and flammable material, including condoms filled with a potentially explosive mixture, court documents said.

The documents said Wednesday Addams, 49, of San Clemente Ca, mailed the condoms to a television station, strip clubs where she had worked and other places, saying she was tired of being mistreated by men.This week, she pleaded guilty to mailing threatening communications and a violation of injurious articles as nonmailable. Apparently one of the condoms exploded, no damage or injury occurred. This may explain the absence of Dingo, he may be suffering fear factor. Addams told investigators she did not think they would explode.

Recently appointed U.S. District Judge Sydney Carton sentenced Addams to the supervised release with conditions, including not contacting victims, receiving mental health counseling and treatment, performing 500 hours of community service and refraining from alcohol.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Rolling Stones?

I am convinced these two guys are holograms. What do you think?

Stacking The Deck

My client recently put in a new brick deck, building it himself. The County of Orange wouldn't approve the construction. Instead, they cited him for eleven building code violations, including that the bricks were not level, there was no provision for drainage (this part of Capistrano Beach being susceptible to cliff erosion), there was no railing at the edge of the deck, etc.

I arranged for a meeting with a senior building inspector on Monday. I explained that the deck wasn't a deck so much as it was an artistic expression by my client -- It's not a deck, it's art! I brought him some photographs that showed the deck in the right light so that the artistic aspects of the design of the bricks could be more properly appreciated. He approved the construction after reviewing the photographs and taking a duplicate set of the photos for his file. Here's one of the photos from the set.

Clicking on the image for a full view shows more brick detail.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Stripper Illusions
Camel Toe

Where's Dingo Been?

I know some of you have been wondering as to Dingo's whereabouts. We here at San-O Daze want to congratulate Dingo on his latest accomplishment, First Place in the annual Godzilla Rodan Mothra Open Ice Sculpture contest, held last week in China. Pictured is his winning effort. It took Dingo 7 days, working nonstop. Way to go, Dingo!

Damsel in distress

While returning from a non-surfing day at Sano, I ran across this young lady in need of help. It seems she was having a problem her head lights. Yes, I was able to correct the malfunction.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Unusual weather ?

This image of a rare subtropical storm in the Pacific Ocean was acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on November 1, 2006. Located 900 miles off the coast of Oregon in the northwestern Pacific, this storm system looks like a hurricane, but it is located far from any of the typical hurricane formation areas.

The storm originally formed from a cold-cored extratropical storm, but after spending two days over unusually warm water, it developed a warm center, and hurricane characteristics, such as a cloud-free eye and an eyewall of thunderstorms.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC. Click to enlarge image (1mb)

Unusual weather ? Or not. If it were possible to travel back in time,( before weather patterns were recorded) I think weather patterns like this did occur.

Cover up at Songs,0,7056053.story?coll=la-home-business

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Today we have something for the vegetarian leaning reader who does not care for turkey in it's traditional form...

Yup, marzipan turkeys.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Puttzle's Corner

Here is a person, similar to anonymous, who crossed the line. After watching his apology last night, I could see a genuine hurt in the man. Whether it was because he knows he just flushed his career down the toilet or was really sorry for what transpired is up for debate.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Did you see this on Sunday?

George Carlin's New Rules for 2007

I know it's long...

New Rule:
Stop giving me that pop-up ad for! There's a reason you don't talk to people for 25 years. Because you don't particularly like them! Besides, I already know what the captain of the football team is doing these days . . mowing my lawn.

New Rule:
Don't eat anything that's served to you out a window unless you're a seagull. People are acting all shocked that a human finger was found in a bowl of Wendy's chili. Hey, it cost less than a dollar. What did you expect it to contain? Trout?

New Rule:
Stop saying that teenage boys who have sex with their hot, blond teachers are permanently damaged. I have a better description for these kids: lucky bastards.

New Rule:
If you need to shave and you still collect baseball cards, you're a dope. If you're a kid, the cards are keepsakes of your idols. If you're a grown man, they're pictures of men.

New Rule:
Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here's how much men care about your eyebrows: do you have two of them? Okay, we're done.

New Rule:
There's no such thing as flavored water. There's a whole aisle of this crap at the supermarket, water, but without that watery taste. Sorry, but flavored water is called a soft drink. You want flavored water? Pour some scotch over ice and let it melt. That's your flavored water.

New Rule:
Stop screwing with old people. Target is introducing a redesigned pill bottle that's square, with a bigger label. And the top is now the bottom. And by the time grandpa figures out how to open it, his ass will be in the morgue. Congratulations, Target, you just solved the Social Security crisis.

New Rule:
The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the ass----. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a "decaf grande half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one Sweet-n'-Low, and one NutraSweet," ooh, you're a huge ass----.

New Rule:
I'm not the cashier! By the time I look up from sliding my card, entering my PIN number, pressing "Enter," verifying the amount, deciding, no, I don't want cash back, and pressing "Enter" again, the kid who is supposed to be ringing me up is standing there eating my Almond Joy.

New Rule:
Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't make you spiritual. It's right above the crack of your ass. And it translates to "beef with broccoli." The last time you did anything spiritual, you were praying to God you weren't pregnant. You're not spiritual. You're just high.

New Rule:
Competitive eating isn't a sport. It's one of the seven deadly sins. ESPN recently televised the U.S. Open of Competitive Eating, because watching those athletes at the poker table was just too damned exciting. What's next, competitive farting? O h wait. They're already doing that. It's called "The Howard Stern Show."

New Rule:
If you're going to insist on making movies based on crappy, old television shows, then you have to give everyone in the Cineplex a remote so we can see what's playing on the other screens. Let's remember the reason something was a television show in the first place is that the idea wasn't good enough to be a movie.

New Rule:
No more gift registries. You know, it used to be just for weddings. Now it's for babies and new homes and graduations from rehab. Picking out the stuff you want and having other people buy it for you isn't gift giving, it's the white people version of looting.

New Rule: and this one is long overdue:
No more bathroom attendants. After I zip up, some guy is offering me a towel and a mint like I just had sex with George Michael. I can't even tell if he's supposed to be there, or just some freak with a fetish. I don't want to be on your web cam, dude. I just want to wash my hands.

New Rule:
When I ask how old your toddler is, I don't need to know in months. "27 Months." "He's two," will do just fine. He's not a cheese. And I didn't really care in the first place.

New Rule:
If you ever hope to be a credible adult and want a job that pays better than minimum wage, then for God's sake don't pierce or tattoo every available piece of flesh. If so, then plan your future around saying" Do you want fries with that?"

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Beautiful Sunset

Just thought I would share this moment with you.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

San Clemente - (Royters) - Dr. Ralph has thrown some outrageous parties, but his latest tops them all. To mark the release of Beaujolais Nouveau, he filled his back yard pool with wine and invited his guests to sample this year's batch.

Guests came from all over the world, with one of the largest contingents hailing from Japan. Fifty invited guests attended the charity event, which was held to benefit the Tubesteak for President committee. The multi-talented Tubesteak enthralled the assembled with witty vignettes based on his life on the beach at Malibu and work in the entertainment world. He even performed one entirely in Japanese to the delight of everyone who could understand.

Next up on Dr. Ralph's party agenda is a night of women's pate wrestling, with Anna Nicole Smith as the main attraction.

The Talega touch!

This gal is doing the "TALEGA TOUCH", thats right, because Talega in spanish means : "BALL SACK"! Now we know why the Talegalites are pricks! ( this picture has been photo shopped, the real talegalite ball sack is much, much smaller, so small you need a magnifying glass to see them)

Friday, November 17, 2006

Camp Pendleton (Rueters) - America's modern military is turning a high-tech tool on a new target -- the gulls of Camp Pendleton -- but at least for now, it is holding fire.

Plagued by dirt and noise, a recreation center shared by several branches of the U.S. armed forces has installed a sound system intended to scare off the winged marauders by playing the sounds of predatory birds.

The $1,000 system was installed a week ago and makes noise every few minutes at random intervals.

"It's a non-harmful way to keep gulls off the building," said Tech. Sgt. Steve Rollo, a technician for the United States Marine Corps.

It's too soon to tell how well the new system will work. Gulls have been a problem at Camp Pendleton for generations.

"The light poles are ideal for them to roost and you get droppings. We place a thin piano wire an inch above the main pole and that prevents them from sitting," said Robert Larsen, head of operations.

That's not as high tech as the U.S. military's solution but better than the plastic owl the alliance tried before.

"By the third day I swear the gulls wanted to mate with it," Larsen said. "There is no single answer."

He ruled out the deadly solution adopted in London's Trafalgar Square, where authorities brought in birds of prey to kill pigeons. The predators have cut the pigeon population but at a cost to taxpayers of nearly half a million dollars.

Anonymous Caught in the Act.

...and then he played her like a fiddle.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The other three of the Murphy foursome.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ladies want to know this

Someone should tell her that her tags are showing.

Moon Phase