Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. Take some time and remember what the holiday truly stands for then celebrate the anniversary of our independence the best way you know how. I’ll be enjoying family, friends, fireworks, fermented beverages and fantastic food! Oh yea and don’t forget to cheer on the contestants of Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, Sunday July 4th from noon till 1pm on ESPN!



Buckeyes win 96th Rose Bowl

#8 The Ohio State Buckeyes defeat #7 Oregon Ducks 26-17 in the 96th Rose Bowl.

Terrell Pryor was named MVP of the game, the sophomore quarterback completed 23 of his 37 pass attempts for 2 touchdowns. He also led the Bucks with 20 carries and 72 yards on the ground. The Buckeyes set a Rose Bowl record for time of possession holding the ball for 41:37 to just 18:23 for the Ducks.

Terrell Pryor ESPN post game interview

Ohio State Buckeyes: 2009 Football Schedule

My buddy Rick Smith, always does these nice OSU Buckeyes schedules for me. I thought this year I would post it for all of you to download and enjoy.

Lots of hype about the number 6th nationally ranked Buckeyes and most especially second year signal caller and phenom Terrelle Pryor.

Good luck Bucks time to put in some work.

09 Buckeyes Schedule

Super Dave Osborne Laughs at Death


Super Dave Osborne is supposedly an “accomplished” stuntman, though he rarely succeeds when performing the stunts depicted onscreen. His signature move is to perform outrageous daredevil stunts which invariably go awry and result in grievous bodily injury.

These include altered vehicles like the car boat and camera cars shown below as well as such mishaps as riding inside the hub of a giant yo-yo suspended from a crane (the yo-yo broke free of its string and rolled off a cliff into a ravine) and being flung inside a giant football (the catapult malfunctioned and “spiked” the football instead of throwing it). After such a mishap, Super Dave would usually appear torn apart, stretched, or otherwise injured.

_wsb_510x366_Boat+car+to+postSuper Dave Boat Car

cameracarSuper Dave Camera car

One of his signature logos is a drawing of his head on top of a pair of shoes with no body. This was occasionally how he appeared after a stunt.


Super Dave is often accompanied on his various exploits by loyal friend, sidekick and assistant stunt coordinator Fuji Hakayito, played by comedian Art Irizawa. It is usually left to Fuji to set whatever stunt Dave is performing in motion. He is the inspiration and head of the fictional “Super Dave Compound”—a combination resort, theme park, learning center, and anything else needed for the plot-line of a particular episode. Many of his misadventures were based on demonstrating various aspects of the compound.

Trademark components of the Super Dave character include his frequent thumbs-ups, and his many uniforms – most of which include red, white and blue, yellow stars, and stripes, somewhat reminiscent of those worn by Evel Knievel. He was also known for only using Saskatchewan Sealskin Bindings in the manufacture of his safety harnesses or seatbelts (not that they ever did him any good). Seals are neither indigenous to nor range in Saskatchewan, and are therefore part of the comedic juxtaposition predicated on the eventual failure of the stunt by being both “genuine sealskin” and from Saskatchewan.

Super Dave made his first appearance on The John Byner Comedy Hour, a 1972 TV series. Einstein then regularly played the character on the short-lived 1976 variety show Van Dyke and Company starring Dick Van Dyke.

Super Dave received his first significant exposure as a regular on the Canadian 1980s series Bizarre. He was also a frequent guest on Late Night With David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Einstein’s “Super Dave” series originally ran on Showtime from 1980-1985. In 1987, a variety show titled Super Dave began airing, he spun off the character into the animated series Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, “Super Dave’s Vegas Spectacular,” and his own feature film The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave. In addition to ongoing appearances as Super Dave on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Einstein’s television credits including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Crank Yankers, and the voice of Patrick Star on Spongebob Squarepants.

Super Dave also appeared in Nike commercials in the 90’s, comparing his latest dunking contraptions to the Nike Air Flight basketball shoe. One commercial had him appearing with Reggie Miller, and another with Gerald Wilkins (mistaking their names as Roger and Harold, respectively).

Check out some videos here:

A great tie-into Mr. T

Information Via: Super Dave Osborne Site, Wikipedia, YouTube and Bob Einstein’s site

The Masher: Episode 3


Andy has just completed the final episode in the Masher Trilogy. It’s hard to believe we did this (I guess not really) but it’s an amazing way to relive my glory days as a derby car driver. Of course a project of this nature could only be accomplished by a lot of very talented people who knew what they were doing—but we managed ok too. Big props to all who were involved and everyone who enjoyed the show.

Check out the thrilling conclusion.

Thank you VERY VERY much to everyone who has been so patient to wait for me to finish the final episode in the Masher series. (not like you had a choice, but still!) I have completed the 3rd video, which marks the completion of the Masher Trilogy. In a few years, I’ll create a lack-luster trilogy of prequels, followed by an animated movie that bombs at the box office. Via: NickAd byway of: Real Art Blog

If that’s not enough more Masher and derby related madness can be found at the following locations.

Subscribe via iTunes!
Watch the FLV on Real Art Vidcast (a quick, temporary holding spot)
Watch it on Vimeo

NickAD, YouTube videos
(Trilogy and Masher previews)
Circa71, YouTube
videos (LR derby video)
Circa71, Flickr photo sets
(car construction, derby)
Circa71, Blog post: The Masher: Episode 1
Circa71, Blog post: The Masher: Episode 2
Circa71, Blog post: To give and receive (Masher Trophy)

Super Bowl odds with Carl Brutananadilewski

While I can’t pronounce Carl’s last name and I don’t agree with his choice of NFL teams. I can certainly get behind some of his inside betting information. Nobody rants like our old pal Carl!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Via: With Leather

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A fallen star!



While it always pains me a bit to see the Eagles ever win—nothing makes me happier than to see a “fallen star” cry on the field. I don’t care if he does date Jessica Simpson someone should take away Tony Romo’s man card. Crying on the field nice!

While Dallas had a better chance at making the playoffs this year than my beloved Redskins—it gives me a warm, comfortable, happy feeling way down deep in my heart, that the Cowboys will yet again this year be sitting at home watching the playoffs rather than participating. The immortal words of one-time Colts coach Jim Mora come to mind “Playoffs?” Enjoy that one Cowboy’s fans it’s gonna be a long off season of “if’s and but’s” and false hopes for next season!