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U2 is a legend!

U2 has been around for so many years but the show is still there! I can’t wait to see their next concert!

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Vago's Motorcycle Club

Hey, if you want to join a motorcycle club…this one has nothing to do with me. Except it has my name and it was formed near where I grew up, they wear my favorite color, and all the major chapters are in places where I’ve lived or my family lives today. (Thanks Rev for pointing this out!)

The Vagos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Green Nation, is a “one-percenter” motorcycle club that was formed in San Bernardino, California during the 1960’s. The club’s insignia is Loki, the Norse god of mischief, riding a motorcycle and members commonly wear green.The Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have named the Vagos as an Outlaw Motorcycle Club, claiming that they are involved in criminal activities such as producing, transporting and distributing methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as assault, extortion, insurance fraud, money laundering, murder, vehicle theft, witness intimidation and weapons violations. The Vagos have approximately 300 members among 24 chapters located in the American states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and three chapters located in Mexico.

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Vago's World

Frankly, I have to admit, the Scary Arab Clowns make me laugh my ass off and think some fairly deep thoughts. It’s much better than when they were holding me prisoner in Morocco. There’s a lesson in there somewhere for every would be kidnapper, terrorist, or homicidal maniac…the key is to start blogging and let your freak flag fly, let your opinions be heard. It’s worked for the Scary Arab Clowns and it can work for other potential dangers to society too…
As to my world, as referenced in the title of this post, i am working, working, working. I get tired and I picture Hanane’s sweet face and then I work some more. Aside from the one day I went around Big Bear Lake, I haven’t done much beyond spend time with my folks (while working) and work. I have managed to find a few things of interest on the internet though and I figured I might as well share them. Clown Jazeera has done a better job than I would have on the political stuff so I will focus on the more…existential.
First of all, if you , like me, spend your nights alone in a half torn down room with nothing but the internet and you just want something else to do that doesn’t involve going to a bar filled with people you don’t want to know, consider the advice from this website:

Blink wildly and then close your eyes really tight for an interesting light show
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
See a variety of blobs, stars and flashes. Try to make out shapes and see if your subconscious is trying to send you a message (perhaps that funny shape is saying, ‘send all your money to’?)
See how long you can hold a note
(Amusement Potential: 4-20 minutes)
Not that much fun, but it sure passes the time. Play with a friend, or try to beat your own personal best. Inhale deeply and then try and make a noise for as long as you can. Earn extra points for making your partner laugh or ending on an amusing note.
Try to not think about penguins
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
This is especially hard, because by trying too much, you remember what you were trying to avoid thinking of. If you try too little, you end up thinking about penguins anyway.
Use your secret mind power
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Pick a passing by and try to use your mind power to command them do something, like drop their bag or knock into someone. The law of averages dictates that sooner or later one of your mind commands will come true, so you can convince yourself that you really have super human powers and waste even more time trying them out.
Pretend you’re a robot
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Walk down the street with mechanical movements, adding ‘zzzzzt’ sounds with each motion. Pretending to have a motor broken in, say, your left hand can add at least 30 seconds more entertainment.
Scratch yourself
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Go ahead, scratch yourself now. Even if nothing itches, go ahead. Doesn’t that feel pretty good?
Rate passers by
(Amusement Potential: 10-15 minutes)
Secretly award passers by marks out of ten as you go along, offering (unsaid) expert criticism over their clothing, hairstyle and footwear choices.
Repeat the same word over and over until it loses its meaning
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Pick a random word out of a magazine and say it aloud to yourself until it becomes a meaningless set of noises.
Pinch yourself
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
What is pain? Why is it unpleasant? There’s nothing physical about it – it’s all in your mind. Plus, after pinching yourself for awhile, boredom will seem nice next to being in pain.
Try to swallow your tongue
(Amusement Potential: 1-2 minutes)
There’s not much to say about this one. It is possible, but really stupid.
Pretend to be a car
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Make appropriate revving noises in your head as you walk along and add a racing commentary as you pass strangers in the street. Use blinking eyes as indicators for extra authenticity.
Make Star Trek door noises
(Amusement Potential: 1-2 minutes)
Stand by an electric door to a bank or something and make that silly “Scccccccchwop” sound heard whenever people popped on to the bridge to hang with Captain Kirk.
Look at something for awhile, shut eyes, study after image
(Amusement Potential: 2-5 minutes)
Another great time waster. It takes about 30 seconds of staring to create an after image, and the image is then viewable for about the same length of time. Fun to combine this one with pushing on your eyes.

Pretty good, huh? And there is more where that comes from.
And some of you may recall that I have postulated that the creative force in the universe is actually magnetism, electricity, strong force, and atomic force. Some call it God. Well, that makes this story interesting in that some people are postulating that the magnetic field of Earth may come from the oceans currents. Yes, the ocean is sacred.

Which leads me to one political question…why the fuck would Kim Jong Il try to send missiles to Hawaii?

Everyone has dreams Kim Jong Il, but most dream of visiting Hawaii not nuking it. Here is an article that may help, dreams are more than just a way to pass the time while you are sleeping.

According to new research presented last week at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Seattle, adequate sleep may underpin our ability to understand complex emotions properly in waking life. “Sleep essentially is resetting the magnetic north of your emotional compass,” says Matthew Walker, director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at the University of California, Berkeley.

Even scarier than that though, to a Rabbit Farmer like me is this scary woman in Oregon that is obsessed with rabbits.

Miriam Sakewitz, 47, was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in the Portland suburb of Tigard after an employee reported finding rabbits hopping around in her room.
Sakewitz was sentenced in April 2007 to five years probation and was banned from owning or controlling animals. She also was told not to go within 100 yards of a rabbit.

Now hear this Miriam, stay away from my bunnies!
My bunnies are safe and sound in Morocco with my sweetheart. We have oodles of rabbits now.
Talking about Morocco reminds me of this interesting story I found that is about a house in California called Marrakech House

Two years ago, Chris Paine, the writer and director of Who Killed the Electric Car?, purchased a mid-century modern house on a hillside in Culver City, California. He bought it not only as a new home for himself, but also a new space for his community—one that he envisioned as a melding of Moroccan and modern aesthetics, a paragon of environmental design, and hub of social discourse. He calls it the Marrakesh House, and he also calls it home.

And finally, a sad farewell to the beloved rest stop. They’ve gotten bad press in recent years from homosexuals looking for casual hook ups, drug dealers, and other unsavory characters, but they have saved many a driver from peeing in their jeans. Good bye rest areas.

Last year, Louisiana closed 24 of its 34 stops, and Vermont has already shuttered four this year. In April, Wisconsin stopped staffing its welcome centers. South Carolina, meanwhile, is closing its stops two days a week (“budget cuts” say the signs on locked doors) and North Carolina one day a week (“budget shortfalls”).

One last thing…this morning I woke up at 4 am and watched this BBC special on youtube….Science and Islam. It will be interesting for all of you to watch too. Trust me, it’s BBC.