Friday, September 29, 2006
But all is not what it seems.
Dingo, a regular at San Onofre surfing beach , is playing "StreetWars," a version of a popular high school and college game "Assassins" that kicked off in San Clemente on Monday with around 240 players.
Dingo is given a photo, name, home and work addresses and phone number of a target whom he must pursue and "kill" with a water pistol, water balloon or other water-based soaking, while eluding the player who is coming after him.
"I thought it would be fun, a way to meet new people, even if I die in the first week," said Dingo.
Contestants pay $40 to enter. The winner gets $500, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a water gun mounted on a trophy.
Game co-founder Anonymous, dressed in a vintage suit and aviator glasses, also known as the Supreme Commander, said the game was born largely out of boredom.
"As a kid we used to get around and play in parks, and use the city as a playground," said Anonymous, a 75-year-old lawyer. "I kind of wanted to make it a place to play in again, particularly as an adult."
Others agree. After making its debut in San Clemente, "StreetWars" has been played in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Vienna, Austria, with games also planned for Rome, Paris, Amsterdam and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Anonymous plans to develop the game into a reality TV show.
Mexican government warns U.S. border fence will harm relations
(09-28) 20:08 PDT MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) Mexico's Foreign Relations Department warned Thursday that a U.S. proposal to build hundreds of miles of border fencing, which is working its way through the Senate, will damage the United States' relation with its southern neighbor.
The department said in a news release that it was "deeply worried" about the proposal, adding it will "increase tension in border communities."
"These measures will harm the bilateral relationship. They are against the spirit of co-operation that is needed to guarantee free passage on the common border," it said.
President Vicente Fox has rallied against the wall, calling it "shameful" and comparing it to the Berlin Wall, which divided Germany.
President-elect Felipe Calderon, who takes over from Fox on Dec.1, has also spoken out against the measure.
There are an estimated 11 million Mexicans in the United States, about half of whom are illegal. Last year, Mexican migrants sent home more than US$20 billion (euro15 billion) in remittances, providing Mexico with its second biggest source of foreign income after oil.
After framing Puttzle for armed robbery, he hosted his own blog "They call me anonymous Bob". But Dr. Ralph foiled his scheme for San-O Daze domination and a Parent's Choice award. Thus Anonymous Bob became Dr. Ralph's nemesis, an implacable and fiendishly clever embodiment of pure evil. Through his charm, brilliance and consummate acting skill, Anonymous Bob repeatedly gains release from prison and devises diabolical schemes of revenge, only to be tripped up by his own fantastically inflated ego, and the occasional kite.
CAMERON: Hi Demi. How's the surf?
DEMI: Oh, hi Cameron. You really missed it! You should have been here earlier!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
"It's, in a way, enriching," Dr. Ralph told the San Clemente Sun Tribune-Review Times for Wednesday's editions. "Sea lions are very smart animals, and painting keeps their minds active."
It took three months to get the animal to hold a paint brush and touch the bristles to paper.
Dr. Ralph picks the paint colors — sea lions are colorblind — and puts paint on the brush. The paintings are done one stroke at a time, with Maggie getting a fish after each stroke.
If the animal can be said to have a style, it is this: She tends to put more paint on the right side of the canvas than the left.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
As a boy, Dr. Ralph felt bad that his grandmother was too poor to have a washer. So he took the rifle that he had earned money for by mowing lawns and doing other chores to a pawn shop.
"That was the only thing I had that was worth anything," Dr. Ralph told The San Clemente Daily Sun Spot newspaper.
The pawn shop owner agreed to trade a wringer washer for the rifle. When the washer was delivered to his grandmother, Edna Ralph, she refused it until realizing the sacrifice her grandson had made.
The rifle, meanwhile, remained with the pawn shop owner, Sannow Mann. He never sold the rifle, instead giving it to family friend Sydney Carton, Esq. in the 1980s, recounting the story that accompanied the rifle.
"He told me the story but I never thought anything about it," Carton said. "I didn't even know who Dr. Ralph was at the time, although Mann did tell me his name."
Carton said Mr. Mann told him the gun might be worth something someday. He never shot the rifle and kept it in his closet.
Carton become an attorney in San Clemente, and Dr. Ralph recently hired Carton to do some legal work. The connection might not have been made about the rifle except for a conversation Wednesday Addams, Dr. Ralph's companion, had with Carton during a business lunch.
She told the story of Dr. Ralph giving up the rifle to get the washer.
"All of a sudden it dawned on me, I own the gun," Carton said.
After hearing the story, Carton said he knew he wouldn't keep the gun. So he recently drove to Dr. Ralph's home to return the rifle.
"That was a really nice thing he did for his grandma," Carton said
Monday, September 25, 2006
A full-scale model of "Lucy," the celebrated skeletal remains of a female hominid who lived 3.2 million years ago, is seen at the prehistoric museum in San Clemente, California. Lucy, discovered last year by Dr. Ralph during his San Onofre dig, will leave San Clemente next year for her first-ever foreign exhibition, official museum spokesman Dingo Ephriam said.
A multi-agency task force has been established and is now in effect to curb the molestation of dead marine life at San Onofre.
Friday, September 22, 2006
For a free overnight stay, couples must write to the artist who converted the hatchback, and explain their romantic intentions, ranging from marriage proposals to re-enactments of teenaged backseat fumblings.
Dr. Ralph said he removed the seats of the Opel Kadett, squeezed a double bed into it and temporarily placed it on a pole previously used as a wind vane and to snag kites.
"I tried to make a space for real love," said Dr. Ralph. "You can have sex because it is a safe structure."
The car is not anywhere near San Onofre's famous Old Man's red light district, where scantily clad prostitutes display their charms, but it has received enough offers to be filled for six months. It is available until mid-October.
Local couple Wednesday Addams and Sydney Carton, Esq. said they recently spent a night in the car and at one point a passer-by tried to climb in with them. "He offered me $32,000 to fondle my breasts." said Addams.
"In cars a lot of aggressiveness takes place so to invite people to make love in the car, I think it is really nice," said Esquire Carton.
The court fined the couple, identified as Wednesday Addams and Sydney Carton, Esq., $500 and court costs for charging a retiree who suffers from golfmentia the money to enjoy the woman's breasts on 10 occasions.
"Based on general life experience alone, it is indisputably clear that a $32,000 charge is disproportionate to the compensation in question," Judge Leo Nus, who heard the case, told Rueters Friday.
But he said the court in Laguna Niguel, would not decide "the proper financial value of the compensation."
The anonymous retiree filed charges against the couple, who were convicted of extortionate overcharging, even though he told the court he paid the price willingly at the time.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
This new state approved sign posted at the entrance to Surf Beach is directed to Talega women in those big SUV's.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Some poor guy spent 45 years building this thing in his back yard only to run aground on the sand bar during his maiden voyage.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The counterman says, "Sure, Chief, coming right up." He gets the Indian a big mug of coffee.
The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere, then just walks out.
The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand and is pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the counter and says, "Want coffee."
The counterman says, "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"
The Indian smiles and proudly says, "Training for position in United States Congress: Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day."
Monday, September 18, 2006
I just want to make sure I got this straight. Allowing the Marines to build officers housing on their land above Trestles would ruin the highly sensitive ecological zone that contains numerous endangered spieces. Letting the railroad repair it's Trestles after el nino rain damage would negatively impact a precious wetland and forever alter the reef. And the proposed toll road! The list of negative effects from that could go on forever. Maybe so. Why in the hell do many of the same people who speak of the above horrors either allow or find it ok to build a 3 story structure on the beach stretching for 100 yards? Have numerous trucks and shuttle busses running in and out of there all day long?. Allow tens of thousands of people, most star-struck lookie-loos to trample the area for a week? Have event parking signs on the freeway? Wait! I think I get it! It's ok this time because the State Parks, the surf industry, Surfrider, and numerous pros are making money! Hypocrites each and everyone of them. Anyone remember when Trestles was this wonderful hidden surf spot that you had to walk to and from? If you didn't carry it in it wasn't available? Thanks for turning it into Huntington Beach.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
A close up, rotated 120°, for San Clemente CSI -- I should have known that I'd be caught!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough. After a minute or so, it becomes apparent that she is in real distress.
One of the hillbillies looks at her and says "Kin ya swallar?"
The woman shakes her head no.
"Kin ya breathe?"
The woman begins to turn blue and shakes her head no.
The hillbilly walks over to the woman, lifts up the back of her dress, yanks down her drawers and quickly gives her right butt cheek a lick with his tongue.
The woman is so shocked that she has a violent spasm and the obstruction flies out of her mouth.
As she begins to breathe again, the hillbilly walks slowly back to he bar.
His partner says, "Ya know, I'd heerd of that there 'Hind Lick Maneuver', but I ain't never seed nobody do it."
But Murphy was startled when the movie's title, "Thong Girl 3," and his role in its making was splashed across the front page of Friday's editions of the San Clemente Sun newspaper.
"I had no idea what the movie was about," Murphy said on Friday. "They told me it was about a superhero woman and there was no nudity or offensive stuff in it. Other than that, I really didn't have a clue."
According to the Thong Girl Web site, heroine Tina Layonme wears a red thong under a cape as she flies over San Onofre repelling Talegalites who are trying to learn how to surf and taking over the surf beach in the process. The movie, distributed by BK Productions of San Clemente, California, is the third in a series released only on DVD.
"They said it was family friendly," said Murphy who let the locally-based crew use his office for two hours. "We've had a lot of movies filmed in this area during the past few years. In fact, I think Tubesteak was in one of them. Anyhow, I thought it was good for business."
Residents have not been unkind, Wright said.
"Well, it's sure true that no good deed goes unpunished but most of my e-mails about this haven't been bad."
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
This gal just looked at San-O Daze on her laptop. She must have read something by Dr. Ralph, so to speak.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
A San Clemente diver shot a large grouper with a spear gun then apparently drowned when the fish sped into a hole, entangling the man in the line attached to the spear, investigators said Monday.
The 72-year-old man, whose name was Anonymous, was free-diving in about 25 feet of water off shore at S.O.N.G.S. Saturday and speared a Goliath Grouper Orange County Sheriff Bob said.
"It looks like the fish wrapped the line attached to the spear around the victim's wrist. The fish then went into the intake line at the nuclear plant, effectively pinning the man to the bottom of the ocean," Sheriff Bob said in a news release.
Police divers found the speared fish tightly wedged into the hole, with the man's body still tangled in the line, a sheriff's spokesperson said.
Goliath Grouper are the largest members of the sea bass family and can weigh hundreds of pounds.
The legendary British rock band which came to prominence in the early 1940s with songs about youthful rebellion and alienation has only two of its original members, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend. Two other members of the original band, drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle, died in drug-related incidents.
The gray-bearded Townshend, 61, periodically pumped up the capacity crowd at San Clemente's Rib Trader Restaurant with his classic arm-twirling power-chord style while Daltrey, 62, looking younger in jeans and a plain blue T-shirt by designer Dingo, belted out the lyrics of The Who's extensive back catalog.
The band, also consisting of Townshend's brother Simon on guitar, Tubesteak/Malibu on drums, BK on bass and Dr. Ralph on keyboards, fluently delivered many crowd-pleasing anthems including "Won't Get Fooled Again," "My Generation," "Baba O'Riley" and "Behind Blue Eyes."
But they were less confident playing material from the forthcoming "Endless Wire" album, their first since 1982. Clearly unhappy with a seven-song "mini-opera" from the album, they apologized several times for what they saw as less-than-perfect renditions of that and other new songs.
"Thank you for putting up with it. I know it's tough to hear new music," Townshend told the crowd.
The band's focus on their classic songs seemed to please the crowd, some of whom came to relive their college days. Mayor Murphy said he had first seen The Who in 1943 when he was a freshman in college, and stayed up all night to get tickets.
"Their music just speaks to me," he said. "It's music about 'Who am I?', and I was asking myself the same question," he said.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
SAN CLEMENTE, California (Rooters) - Famed Oceanographer Dr. Ralph is missing and presumed dead during a diving expedition at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant outflow pipe. Dr. Ralph was accompanied on the trip by Dingo, who shot the photo shown above moments before Dr. Ralph was engulfed by the giant jellyfish, who then swam off into the depths.
"Dr. Ralph was just swimming along, mapping the ocean floor around the pipe, when all of a sudden this massive mutant jellyfish appeared out of nowhere, right in front of him," said Dingo. "I snapped a picture then dropped my camera and swam away to what I considered a safe distance. I turned around and Dr. Ralph was gone! When I saw the jellyfish swim away, I chanced grabbing the camera and swam in."
Authorities at the park immediately organized a search party, but efforts to locate Dr. Ralph were futile.
Noted jellyfish authority Sponge Bob Squarepants had no comment.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
I woke up this morning as usual, about 4:30 am. A typical Sunday, load up head to Sano and hope for is waves.
I opened the front door and something fell at my feet. I reached down to pick it up. It's a little doll, not an ordinary doll, a little male Voodoo Doll.
There was a note tied to it, with a string around the tiny penis and the testicles were red. I removed it, to read the note. It said anonymous.
Somebody may have cast Voodoo on you Anonymous.
E-mail me as soon as possible, maybe we can reverse this. Nobody deserves that kind of treatment.
"I'm really just trying to turn it around and make something positive out of it," said Wednesday Addams.
Addams, had planned to celebrate her nuptials at the Basin Harbor Club in Dana Point on Saturday. When she found out about her fiance, she called off the 180-guest wedding and the four-year relationship.
She and her mother canceled the band, photographer and florist, but learned they would not be reimbursed for the reception and block of rooms they had reserved. So they turned the reception into a benefit for the San Onofre Surf Club, an international relief organization that aims to combat poverty.
They sent out invitations to 125 people for drinks and a gourmet four-course dinner. In exchange, they hope the guests will make donations to the Club.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
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Etymology: Late Latin anonymus, from Greek anOnymos, from a- + onyma name -- more at NAME
1 : not named or identified
2 : of unknown authorship or origin
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- anonÂ·yÂ·mousÂ·ly adverb
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A model displays a creation by designer Dingo during the 2007 Spring & Summer San-O Collection in San Clemente Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. The show was held as part of the San Onofre Fashion Week and kite flying events.
Friday, September 08, 2006
SAN ONOFRE (Rueters) - State Park Rangers were on the lookout for two unidentified men in a brazen daylight attack on Anonymous, age unknown.
Ranger spokesperson Bob Larsen, reported that the men attacked Anonymous as he/she was laying on the beach. While one of the men held him/her down, the other inserted a cellular phone up his/her rectum, as seen in the x-ray photo above. Emergency personnel were summoned and the victim was treated and transported to San Clemente General Hospital, where repeated attempts to dislodge the phone were unsuccessful as of press time.
"I've never seen anything quite like this," said Dr. Ralph, recently returned from a near-death experience where he was swallowed by an angry python. "I've tried every trick in the book. The only thing I can think to do is consult with Dr. Brownhole, who specializes in rectums."
Anyone with information is asked to notify the Park Rangers at the entrance kiosk.