28 July 2007

What is it about In-N-Out???

No photo, too lazy to steal one from the net. Besides, it is not worth my time. I hate In-N-Out, I really do not see the appeal of this chain.

First of and most important, their fries SUCK! It is a sorry excuse for french fries...and they are called french fries, not freedom fries. I am a (self proclaimed) fry expert and I know fries. French fries should not be soggy! The outside should be crisp and golden brown, while the inside is soft. That is a perfect fry.

What does In-N-Out do? They make these pale yellow sad looking limp potato strips. WRONG!!! If you want good fries, goto MacDonald's. This is the pinnacle of fast food fries. Also check out Wendy's, Burger King, pretty much any fast food joint except In and Out.

Other menus items, they have hamburger and chess burger...that is it. Oh, they have "veggie burger" which is just a cheese burger with no meat...I call that, and so the rest of the world, a grilled cheese sandwich with a slice of lettuce and tomato. WRONG!!! And this hidden-easter-egg menu thing like 'animal style'...please, give me a break. Cheap gimmick, and it is not "what a hamburger is all about".

Any fast food establishment is no complete without their drive-thru. The In-N-Out drive -thru SUCKS!!! Why is there always a long line for the drive-thru like it is rush hour on the 405? On a side note, it is easier and faster to just walk in and order your meal. Cars just get stuck in the drive-thru, causing chaos not only to In-N-Out drivers, but to anyone just trying to get by in a car.

They try to make it 'more convenient' by having a guy take your order so when you get to the window your food is ready. This is another scam to make it seem that they are an efficient running machine. Bottom line, their food is average. I know you may think it is healthier than Micky D's and other joints, but it is fast food, they are all unhealthy.

Oh, one more thing, they do not have a kids menu and toys. Screw you, In-N-Out (pun intended).

20 July 2007


Best version of Thriller since the original by Mikey.

Apparently, they are real prisoners somewhere in the Philippines. They also do other dance moves from different music videos and films. Awesome!

You too can learn the dance, step by step, at Thrill the World.

14 July 2007

First Flat

Thursday, another one of those rides that had Dorff lead us to parts known. Although I did this same route two weeks ago. Here is a map of the area we take. We start of in El Segundo, head south to Palos Verdes. Usually, we turn around at the mouth of PV, giving us about 23 miles for the day. That is the "Thursday Ride".

This time we went around PV. It is mapped out on my GPS (Ghetto PhotoShop). You can see this is a big loop. At the end the route give you about 45 miles, that is almost half a century. Dorff, Chris, and Nathan wanted to stop at a 7-11, about a mile out of the way for carrot cake. I stuck to my Sport Beans.

The last time I did the route, I only had one gel pack and one bottle of water. This time I wisely has two bottles and multi GU and Sport Bean packs. Tip: Always carry more food and water than you think you need.

We climbed up the 'switchbacks' and proceed to zip down the crazy turns in PV. I was more familiar with the turns so I was going faster this time. Then, it happened. I got a flat in the front, at the worst possible place. Coming down at about 30 mph and taking this sharp turn was hard enough. The speed limit was 20. Luckily, there were no cars behind me and I took the main road instead of the tiny bike lane.

I was losing grip on the the turn, I did not realize I had a flat. At first, I though there was some gravel on the road, no big deal. Then, as I leaned in to the turn (again going about 25-30) I felt my front tire drifting. I am sure it must have looked really cool in slow motion as I drifted, almost wiped out and corrected myself. Still not knowing there was a flat, I noticed that the guard rail was coming towards me at an incredible speed and the big blue truck coming up the other side of the street did not help the situation either.

I tapped the brakes, by then I figured that I had a flat, and eased into a stop. The whole ting happened in about 5 seconds. By this time the rest of the group was way ahead of me. I got off the bike, made a call to Dorff and started work on the bike. Luckily, the group turned back and helped my change the tube and we were on the road again. The experience was fun, exciting and scary as $#!+. I got lucky and did not get a 30 mph road rash or became one with the guard rail.

Until next week...

11 July 2007

I am a Wii-Junkie Part 3

Super Paper Mario, this is a great game. In a nutshell, it is a basic Super Mario game. You start out in a flat environment, but you have the ability to flip into 3D mode.

Above: 2D mode or regular play...

...flip into 3D mode. You can see that there are things 'hidden', which can only be seen in 3D. Really cool concept.

There is one major problem with this game. THERE IS WAY TO MUCH READING INVOLVE!!! You have to 'talk' to some characters to move along. There are mini levels where the characters just talk. Before and after each level, you have to 'listen' to other characters yap and yap.

Enough already...I leave you with this image of "Mario"...

05 July 2007


I found this in my mail box the other day. Do I really need to say anything more?

03 July 2007

Born on the Third of July

Tom Cruise is awesome. No, really, I truly think Tom Cruise is awesome. Anyway, it is his birthday today (born 3 July 1962, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV). Funny that he starred in a movie called Born on the Fourth of July.