Monday, March 30, 2009

"CHiP's" Ponch or Jon?

"CHiP's" That's California Highway Patrol to you Pal.

Back in my day, growing up in the 70's... I'm talking when kids had to be in bed at 8:00 and it was a treat to get to stay up for your favorite TV show once or twice a week, The TV Show "CHiP's" was King. After school, neighborhood kids across America would gather and fight over who was the famed motorcycle cops Ponch (Erik Estrada) or Jon (Larry Wilcox) while riding bicycles side by side.

Then you get in trouble for chasing down your little brother or sister and making a traffic stop and roughing them up a little bit..

Now Ponch was considered the cool one that got all the girls, but after a 30 year re-evaluation and watching a few shows again, its obvious that Jon was the more intelligent leveled headed one. I think I'm more the Jon type now.

Because of the amazing evolving Internet, you can now watch this 1970's classic on Even if you not a fan, it's worth it just to see all the old cars. Your almost guaranteed to see a Pacer or Pinto in every episode. You can even enjoy the distinct 70's funk orchestra music that was ever present on most programming of the era. Sure did sound like my trumpet God Idol Maynard Ferguson was playing the theme music for "CHiP's", but I was unable to make the connection. Maynard did perform the high screaming trumpet work for "Gonna Fly Now" theme from the 1976 movie "Rocky".

Maybe "CHiPs" and the music amongst other reasons made That 70's Show so popular. At the time, the 70's just seemed like the lost decade.

"Honey, I Forgot to Duck".

Although I tried afterward to learn who the nurse was, I was never able to find her. I had wanted to tell her how much the touch of her hand had meant to me, but I never was able to do that. Once I opened my eyes and saw Nancy looking down at me. "Honey," I said, "I forgot to duck,"

On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan was leaving the Washington Hilton after addressing a conference of the AFL-CIO's Building Construction Trades Department. He left the hotel by a side entrance, waving to a small crowd. As he turned toward Michael Putzel, an Associated Press reporter who had called, "Mr. President," he heard a pop-pop-pop sound. "What the hell's that?" Reagan said to Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent in charge of his guard unit. Parr was already moving, tackling the President, pushing him toward the ground as another agent, Ray Shaddick, forced both Reagan and Parr into the back of the President's limo, onto the floor. "Take off," Parr yelled to the driver, Agent Drew Unrue. Reagan was in great pain, the worst he had ever felt. "Jerry," he said, "get off. I think you've broken one of my ribs." "Rawhide is returning," Parr shouted to Unrue. "Get the President to the White House." More...

Sunday, March 29, 2009


My Qualification Photo on board USS U.S. Grant SSBN 631 Gold.
01 FEB 1990
Comanding Officer is CDR Carrol.

Qualified in Submarines

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cold War Boomer Sub Toon

I found this Submarine Cartoon in some of my old sub stuff from my first boat The Grant (SSBN 631).

This drawing was on board in the late 80's. I have no idea who might of made it or were it came from. Maybe someone else might recognize it and were its origination might be. enjoy.

Click Here or on the photo for the expanded version.

Book: Depth of Revenge

Gilad commands an Israeli submarine equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. Nuclear detonations in Israel and attacks against Israeli embassies leave him with no way to receive orders from civilian or military authorities. A letter written by the prime minister before the mission provides his only instruction. The submarine crew dodges attacks from foreign navies, replenishes food and fuel far from home, and faces a deadly fire.

As tensions rise, Gilad must persuade his own officers and crew, as well as the vengeful commander of a second Israeli submarine, of his decisions. A feisty female intelligence officer onboard helps, but provides unexpected challenges.
Now, with millions of lives at stake, Gilad has difficult choices—ones that may decide the fate of the free world.

Depth of Revenge
A Novel
By Richard Golden

Available Here at IUniverse


Friday, March 27, 2009

ShamWow Guy Busted!

MARCH 27--Meet Vince Shlomi. He's probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers. Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. More...(The Smoking Gun)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring is BBQ Season, Get the Back Yard Chef Outfitted at Culinary Performance

Since I now have a vested interested, and yes I'm pimping out this website and products to the Submarine Community, please stop by and see if you might like one of our specially designed culinary T-Shirts.

And we also have a blog for daily Culinary News updates.
If your in the Central Florida Area and interested in a Culinary Performance food presentation by our (Submariner)Executive Chef Patrick Cleveland at your event or special occasion, please contact us for details.

So please help spread the word about this Submariner owned company to anyone you think that might be interested.

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New Sub Book: An Honorable German

In the tradition of Das Boot and The Hunt for Red October comes a sweeping debut saga of World War II, featuring a heroic and conflicted German U-Boat commander. When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the seemingly unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe, Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancée. But as the war progresses, the life he envisioned for them grows ever more distant. Because of his exemplary conduct in the early years of the war, Max is given command of a U-Boat and comes face to face with the terrible reality of warfare in the North Atlantic. On the home front, life has become increasingly dangerous and desperate. As the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin to infiltrate Max's crew and turn their terror on Germany's own armed forces. Recognizing what his nation has become, Max and is forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty to the Reich.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This is Why Your Fat!

Bacon Chili-Topped Cheeseburger

After a few recent post about PRT and such in the Bubblesphere lately, I found a great relevant website.

Be Sure to check out This is Why Your Fat.

When you get done with that you can click here and put a slice of bacon on your favorite website too.

For Example:Click Here Now to Add a Slice of Bacon to Decks Awash.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tourist Submarine Blow Out Sale!

Was $750,000.00 now just $699,000.00 USD.

(Don't Let This Sub Deal Get Away)

Survey & Tourist Submersible capable of diving to 250 Feet (76m)
The MARIEA-I submersible is designed to carry 45 passengers and 3 crew on sight seeing expeditions in comfort and safety providing excellent undersea views via large diameter viewports. Tours are conducted for approximately 45 minutes at a maximum depth of 250 feet.

More Information and other Subs and submersibles at
Deep Sea Adventures .

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me, Osama and Chuck!

I'm pretty sure the Navy decommissions ships when they get this old.
Other interesting people that share my Birthday of March 10 include one:

Osama bin Laden March 10 1957.

Maybe Chuck Norris born March 10, 1940 can help back me up against our buddy Osama.

More March 10 people here and here.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nat Geo - USS Virginia

National Geographic Channel MegaStructures: USS Virginia

The USS Virginia is the US newest class of attack submarines. Built as a more cost effective submarine than the old Seawolf class, the new submarine is also faster to build. The supersub is equipped with a nuclear powered reactor, advanced spying abilities to see and hear better, auto-navigation systems, various ballistic missiles and torpedoes, has stealth capabilities, is able to deploy navy seals, and can remain motionless in the waters for 3 months. The episode looks at the history of the USS Virginia. It looks at how Electric Boat first began the use of 3D computer aided designs to develop the designs for the new class of attack submarine, their joint cooperation with Northrop to manufacture the submarine, and the vital training that the submarine crew is subjected to.

Click Here for the Entire Show and Playlist on

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Great Depression Cooking

Well since the economy is tanking and Big Government is going to make any type of quick recovery for awhile impossible, its time to look to lessons of the past to prepare for the future.

Great Depression Cooking

Great Depression Cooking with Clara is the popular online cooking show. In each episode Clara prepares recipes that her mother made during the Great Depression. Clara shares her stories and wisdom from the Depression as she shows you how to make simple, inexpensive and delicious meals.

Subase Pearl Harbor Hawaii 1950s

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Homer on a Sub in "Simpson Tide"

Excerpt (season 9 : episode 19)01:56
Homer is given the job of second in command by the submarine Captain.

I will look around and see if I can find the whole episode. If someone else finds it, please post it in the comments. Didn't even know about this one until someone mentioned it was on TV this last weekend.

Related Link: Crimson Tide (Theatrical Trailer)

Different Presidents, A Different Corps

Interesting. Maybe they were told to stay at a attention for O. What do you think?

What Nuc's Did Before World of Warcraft

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mormons Made Simple

There is another Sub Blogger that shares the same religion as me who is a little closer to LDS Central (Utah) than I am. In my case, when one or both of your parents are from Utah you just might be a Mormon too. These days Mormons are everywhere, could even be your next door neighbor. They usually drive a Mini -Van (AKA Mormon Assault Vehicle), They can be overly almost makes you sick nice and bring over home made bake goods for no reason at all from time to time.

There is a couple distractions like the HBO series Big love, which gives people a false impression of the mainstream LDS religion, and Senator Harry Reid as one of our members. But here is a website that will give you the straight and skinny.
Quote from the website "With all the misinformation about Mormons on the web, we saw the need for plain and simple truth on the matter--YouTube style".

Looks like their next project is Maybe I can help out with the Submarine video.

Why were on the subject. You might find this site interesting as well - Famous Mormons were you will find Mormons like NFL Quarterback Steve Young or Medal of Honor Winner Pharmacist's Mate Second Class George Wahlen or how about recent TV and media personalities like Glenn Beck from Fox News Channel and David Archuleta from last seasons American Idol. Oh and lets not forget former Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney.

So that should get your Mormon fix on for the day and I can feel like I might done a little bit of missionary work.

Other Resources and Links.
Video - Mormon Myths and Reality
Steve Young, a former NFL quarterback, and Sharlene Hawkes, a former Miss America, address some of the common misconceptions people have about Mormons. Topics they address include Church growth, Christianity, polygamy, temples, humanitarian outreach, beliefs and family.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Holy Atomic Pile, Batman! The EM Log is Back!

Check it out for yourself.

The EM Log

Remembring Paul Harvey

Like pretty much everyone else here in America, I grew up listening to Paul Harvey. His Iconic Voice and Broadcasts will be truly missed.

Larry King Remembers Paul Harvey

Click Here for Playlist of all 6 Videos if the above feed does not work.

Porn Surfing and File Sharing Computing Nightmares.

I Hate being asked to fix some one's bogged down or non working computer. Mainly because the main culprit ends up being them or a teenager that has unknowingly turned there $1000 dollar or so silicon investment into a paper weight. The two prominent problems that I find when troubleshooting a computer is evidence of Porn Surfing or the installation of free Peer to Peer File Sharing software such as LimeWire for obtaining music.

Heck, I already feel like a dirty blogger for mentioning porn multiple times. At least it will get this entry googled up real nice.

If you want to know what File Sharing software will do to your computer, take a look at this recent news video.

Video: File Sharing Web Sites Could Expose Your Personal Info

So here are few tips to help you out.

1. Don't Surf Porn.
I'm not trying to impress upon you some moral conviction here, just that the spyware and other goodies from these websites cause more harm to your computer than viewing the porn itself.
The best code writers in the world work for the porn industry, so they are always creating nifty little programs for data mining and collecting credit card and other financial information. You will also notice a endless amount of pop up's and home page re-directs usually to more porn sites.

2. Don't install file sharing software.
See video link above.

3. Make sure you computers are in common areas in your home.
This one is in case you have kids around. Although you might of done a good job of making sure your own kids are responsible web surfers. A Innocent computer left alone with one of their Jihadist computer friends even for just a few minutes can wreak havoc.

4. Password Protect your Wireless Router.
If you use a wireless router for your home network, Please take the time to set up the encryption with a user name and password which is usually available with your installation instructions. This will prevent the FBI from raiding your home in the middle of the night because your neighbor was having a kiddie porn downloading Rick James freak fest on your unprotected wireless network.

5. If your a Liberal, disregard this entire blog entry.

Happy Safe Web Surfing!

P. S.
A great resource for anything computing is Kim Komando 's website.

Lots of tips and free information with links to great resources and downloads from America's Digital Goddess.