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Marioville! Sports, Politics, Humor and more... / dumb mac question
« on: September 04, 2008, 08:32:06 PM »
what kind of adapter do I need so I can use a second display with my ibook?  there's a port next to the usb ports that has a picture of a rectangle with a line on each side.  I'm guessing that's the one I need but I don't know what its called.  its smaller than a usb and the bottom corners are slanted in.  the other display I want to use has DVI-D and a D-SUB.  or another one has a VGA in.  yes, I'm technologically challenged.  I can't make it to a store and I need to order one from somewhere.  please?

the last one was fun with lots of great stuff so its time for another one!  this one should coincide nicely with some waves.   :)

Saturday, 9/20/08 12:00-4:00pm.

Beach 91st Street and the Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach, NYC

Bring your boards, wetsuits, accessories, etc.  and meet up with nycwahine, gangplank skateboards, gotham surf club, boarders surf & skate shop, st. james clothing, liz smith/ blue bunglow, and!

This Tuesday, 8/5 9:00pm at 115 & the boardwalk. 

for my little girl, who has been killing it on her 5'6" foam board all summer.  Its time to step it up and she wants a real board, preferably in the 4'9 to maybe 6'0 range.  She has about $150 saved up.  Do you have anything to pass on to the most stoked little girl on the planet?

Buy and Sell: The Surfboard Exchange on / FCS
« on: July 23, 2008, 12:25:42 PM »
I have some FCS fins for sale.  $1 million each or make me an offer...

FCS GL left & right black
FCS GX left & right black, white center
FCS GS white center
and something else not FCS that says FSB1 350.

I'm sure alot of you have heard, but due the high number of recent thefts (or for some other reason, who knows) they are giving out tickets for leaving your stuff on the sand while you surf.  They were at it again last night pulling people out of the water and walking up and down the beach looking for unattended bags.  My friend who is a detective in another precinct mentioned that if a cell phone or credit card is stolen, it makes it a grand larceny, which means the precincts numbers will look bad.  I guess that's their method of preventing crime.  Anyway, if you're coming here, don't leave anything around.  There, my good deed of the day is done.

I guess I missed that stretch of the beach.  no comment.  ::),0,3563274,full.story

A battle nearly 40 years in the making is coming to a head at one of Southern California's most iconic beaches, pitting the suits against the people who don't wear any.

Swimsuits, that is.

After decades of looking the other way, officials at San Onofre State Beach in north San Diego County are set to crack down on a clothing-optional stretch of sand where people soak up the sun without fear of tan lines.

Citing ongoing complaints from park visitors and the fear of workplace harassment lawsuits from employees, officials say they will begin citing skinny dippers who refuse to cover up after Labor Day. New large signs warning that nudity is prohibited have recently sprouted up throughout the park, and rangers are telling nude sunbathers that their endless summer is about to end.

"Times have changed," said Rich Haydon, acting superintendent of the California Parks and Recreation Department's Orange Coast District. "The population growth within a two-hour drive of San Onofre has grown tremendously through the years. It can no long be considered a remote beach."

Angered naturists say they intend to fight the move lying down -- in the sand, as hundreds of nude sunbathers do every summer weekend.

"Do you think one or two rangers could cite all those people? No way," said R. Allen Baylis, who heads Friends of San Onofre Beach, a naturist group. "There's going to be no way to effectively enforce this policy."

Haydon responded with a chuckle. "It will be enforced," he said. "We've already been in discussion with other law enforcement agencies."

San Onofre's surf breaks are internationally known, in particular the perfectly shaped lines at Trestles and the easygoing 1960s time warp at the longboarders' hub known as Old Man's Beach.

Naturists worldwide know San Onofre for Trail 6, a dirt path that snakes down from sandstone bluffs to the beach's southern end, where it meets Camp Pendleton.

When President Nixon transferred part of the Marine Corps base to the state for use as a park, he told a reporter, "This is a great sunning beach."

James Healey agrees, but probably not in the way Nixon envisioned.

"The vibe is very mellow down here. People mind their own business," said Healy, 49, of Oceanside, who was lying on a towel naked one recent afternoon. "I don't understand why this is a problem. Who cares?"

At issue is a murky combination of regulations and policies that park rangers have used for years to deal with nudity.

State law forbids nudity in state parks "except in authorized areas set aside for that purpose." But there are no such areas. In the late 1970s, Russell Cahill, then-director of the state parks department, proposed establishing "clothing optional" areas but dropped the idea in the face of opposition and concerns over the enforcement costs.

Instead, he issued what's become known as the Cahill Policy, under which citations or arrests are made only after a complaint from the public and attempts to "elicit voluntary compliance."

Beachgoers have been baring it all at Trail 6 since the park opened in 1973. Back then, San Onofre was about as isolated as a place could be in Southern California, a strip of sand that was a long drive from a creeping metropolis that had not yet reached it.

"There's a mystique to San Onofre, even today," said Haydon, who first went to work there more than 20 years ago as a seasonal lifeguard. "It's a throwback to what California looked like 100 years ago."

In some respects, though, San Onofre isn't what it was even a decade ago.

The beach had 2.5 million visitors in 2007, up from 1.6 million in 2000. Some of the newcomers are upending San Onofre's cherished informality: Bonfires, beers and longboards evoked a California beach culture a generation ago that exists today only on Super 8 film.

Until last summer, San Onofre was the rare Southern California beach where alcohol was still legal. But it was banned after a surge in brawls, drunk driving and other alcohol-related offenses.

"People were coming down and taking over the place as a party spot," Haydon said. "Surfers were being harassed. . . . It necessitated such an action."

Similarly, the move to place a metaphorical fig leaf on San Onofre's nude beach is in large part driven by increasing reports of lewd behavior, Haydon said.

It's no secret the parking lot at Trail 6 is a busy gay pickup spot; graphic postings on Craigslist invite people there. The public restrooms there accommodate more than they were designed for. On the beach, arroyos that pepper the bluffs that stretch for miles south onto Camp Pendleton provide cover for trysts.

Despite the fact that it is a felony to trespass, beachgoers say the Marine base is where the real action happens and enforcement by military authorities has been inconsistent through the years.

"This part is more private. Because of that, this side's more cruisie, if you will," said Tim Lewis, who rode his bike south to a favorite spot at Camp Pendleton.

The other day, Lewis happened upon a couple having sex a few feet from the water.

"A guy and a girl -- can you believe it?" he said. "It's crazy what people will do on the beach."

Baylis says the many regulars who visit Trail 6 solely to sunbathe work to dissuade the lewd behavior "of a few bad apples."

"There's strength in numbers," he said. "If they chase away the naturists who protect the family-friendly atmosphere of the beach, all that will be left is the bad element."

Baylis, a Huntington Beach lawyer whose licenses plates read NUDELAW, promises a legal challenge if the citations begin flying after Labor Day.

"Criminalizing the nude human body just doesn't make any sense," he said. "The swimsuit is the most ridiculous piece of clothing ever invented. It's all about modesty. There's really no function to it."

there's a quick shot of the break in the video.  looks like a fun day, except for all the aggro, drunk, pasty, frat boy types...

Photographers trying to get pictures of actor Matthew McConaughey at the beach are confronted by several young men.
By Ari B. Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 23, 2008
A paparazzo trying to photograph and videotape actor Matthew McConaughey at the beach Saturday told police he was attacked by a mob of surfers who threw his camera in the ocean and struck him.

The 29-year-old paparazzo from Santa Monica told sheriff's deputies that a large group of surfers near Paradise Cove in Malibu approached him and other paparazzi about 2 p.m. and demanded that they stop taking pictures and videotaping.
"They formed a semicircle in front of his camera and they said they didn't want him to film," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. "They got into an argument, and he indicated that he received injuries. . . . [They] took the video camera and threw it in the water."

Whitmore said detectives with the Sheriff's Department's Lost Hills Station were investigating the incident.

He said that those who videotaped Saturday's clash between paparazzi and surfers had yet to turn in the videos to authorities.

Celebrity websites and posted videos that were allegedly taken at the time of the incident. The video on x17online shows about 13 young men in swimsuits approaching and yelling at what appears to be a group of paparazzi.

"I'll give you a thousand bucks if you leave right now," said one surfer, who took a sip of his beverage and then made a vulgar gesture with his middle finger to the video camera. "Hey, you guys, they don't want you here, and nobody that lives here wants you here," said another person.

"Let's go. We'll draw a line in the beach, and we'll fight for the beach. If you guys win, you can have the beach," said another.

One of the group of apparent paparazzi on the x17online video appeared to argue with the surfers, saying that the beach was public property and he had every right to be there.

"This is public property, this is public property," he said.

The video then shows two beachgoers chasing one of the paparazzi, dragging him into the water and kicking him.

Malibu officials and residents have struggled with an apparently increasing paparazzi presence throughout the area.

They say members of the celebrity media camp out at movie theaters and shopping centers and wait for stars to show up.

Some merchants in the last few years have complained about paparazzi blocking store entrances, and residents have complained of high-speed chases by paparazzi following celebrities on Pacific Coast Highway.

In May, Malibu Mayor Pamela Conley Ulich said she asked Ken Starr -- now dean of the law school at Pepperdine University and former independent counsel during President Clinton's sex scandal -- to help draft a city ordinance that could include "buffer zones" as well as a possible tax on paparazzi.

"We're coming up on another summer season. Let's hope we are not in store for another tsunami of paparazzi," Ulich said in May. "Maybe they will think twice before shoving a camera in your face."

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Times staff writer Andrew Blankstein contributed to this report.,0,6328456.story

We found a syringe with a bloody mixture in it and the needle still attached in the sand yesterday.  I haven't seen one on the beach in a very long time so lets hope it was an isolated incident.  NYCWO and Gotham, it was where our kids have been digging and playing for the past month, just barely under the boardwalk at 91st under the ramp where we lock up our bikes.  There were 2 kids sitting right next to it.   >:( >:( >:(

We are selling our house in Rockaway Beach and just lowered the price to $350,000.

Legal 2 family with potential for a 3rd unit in the basement.  Great block, nice neighbors, and a quick walk to the surfing beach :).

Its listed with a broker now but you can contact me directly as well.  Here's the link:

but what if the battery freezes up on you?

February 27, 2008 Sorry, we couldn't resist that headline. Rip Curl has been testing its highly-anticipated H-Bomb heated wetsuit in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic, resulting in this incredible photograph.
The Hawaii/So-Cal surf lifestyle is very attractive to folk all over the world - even those who live in far less temperate areas. And while a regular neoprene wetsuit can do an excellent job in cool water, there's still a point at which the temperature calls time - but when Rip Curl finally releases its heated H-Bomb wetsuit, it seems that die-hard surfers will be able to brave even a sub-zero arctic chill to chase the perfect set.
Featuring two fibre-heating elements and a mobile phone-style lithium-ion batery pack, the H-Bomb offers two levels of heating. Switch it on and the wetsuit warms a nicely spread out area, which the flow of water through the suit then distributes around the body.
During the Arctic test sessions at which this photo was taken, surfers Adam Wickwire from Florida and Elise Garrigue from Hawaii spent eight days hunting waves in the freezing North Atlantic and Arctic Circle. "It’s kind of hard to explain how crazy the trip was," said Wickwire, "It was so cold that when we went surfing we couldn’t even get changed into our wetsuits outside – we’d have to get changed in the car and then sit there until the H-Bomb started to heat up. Once the rubber heated up it was easy to get into the water with our hood, booties and gloves though.”
But the new suit made a big difference: “The cold wasn’t even a factor when we were surfing, because the wetsuits are that good. The only time you felt the water is when you got flushed and that actually helped because the water circulated around the wetsuit and helped distribute the heat. It was just like surfing in normal water.”
Rip Curl has taken down its H-Bomb minisite in the last week or so, so we're expecting news very soon about when it will be released, along with pricing details. In the meantime, there's always the Hotsuits heated kidney belt, which you can use with just about any wetsuit. The Hotsuit belt was launched in the USA in January.

We've been back for a few days and I still can't seem to find the right words to describe how amazing our trip was.  We went to San Diego last summer and loved it, so we decided to go back again this winter and to check out LA too.  We loved it even more this time.

Some of the highlights- my 7 year old spontaneously running up the nose of Daddy's board on her first wave in 5 months.  My 5 year old riding switchstance.  Both of them riding tandem.  Driving up to LA and finding an almost empty right point somewhere between Chart House and Malibu (Topanga maybe?), where we all paddled out and surfed together.  Sharing the lineup at Malibu with dolphins, a seal, some old guys who have been surfing there since the 60s and were talking about their very first wetsuit (which he just bought), and a few hipsters (I know, they're everywhere).  Feeling like I was floating as I looked down from the nose of my board at San O, in absolute disbelief that I was totally held in place and still up there (thank you Mr. Takayama, you are a master). 

I could go on and on, but I don't think I'll be able to really convey how absolutely incredible last week was.  Here are some photos.  I hope you like them- they're all burned into my memory forever.   :)



you've got to be kidding me.  I can't believe he is still the president.  how many more days until he's out?,0,738138.story?coll=la-home-local

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