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Big Rick Stuart

Afternoons 1pm - 7pm

Born: San Francisco

Grew up: El Cerrito and Richmond Hills

Lives: East Oakland

Hangs out in: Carnegie (Livermore) and Hollister Off Road Parks as well as Stonyford and Upper Lake riding areas. Fishing happens on streams in Nor Cal and Clear Lake and Berryessa as well as the Delta and the Bay.

Likes: Everything outdoors. Mountain and road biking, fishing, boating, walking my dog, motorcycle riding on and off road. I compete in some off road racing, camping... well you get the idea.

Extras: Video game player and home BBQ pitmaster

Books: I almost always am reading some non-fiction. True Crime books are pretty fascinating.

Music: I like to rock, and I love live shows.

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Nietzsche and Satchel Paige

I love this comparison of wisdom from Friedrich Nietzsche and Satchel Paige!

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New Thing: Pay 30 dolars each. Get locked in a room. Try to escape. Sounds kind of crazy, but I can see the appeal to gamers or tech kids to try to figure it out. Not many have! 
Some of my friends had done research. “This is supposed to be one of the hardest escape games.” Keri informed us, having looked it up online. “Even in gamer circles, the San Francisco one is supposed to be tough.” more here 

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Clear Lake is #3 on Best Bass Lakes of 2013

"If this place isn’t a dream lake for a bass fisherman, that fisherman needs to check his pulse." Bassmaster Magazine says Clear Lake is #3 on Best Bass Lakes of 2013. I've never had a 100 fish day but I did have a 70+ day catching (and releasing) bass at Clear Lake. It's a great lake for sure!
Go with guide Bob Myskey at www.fishclearlake.com for a fun day. He's awesome. Here's a couple of Clear Lake bass I caught (then released) on a trip with him a few years ago. Read more here when they talk about 25 or 30 pounds a day to win a tournament that is for just 5 fish!

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1st Motorcycle

What was my first motorcycle? 1st time ever was a Honda Trail 90 one day for about 10 minutes. Later I really learned on a Montgomery Wards "Riverside" 125 that was a Benelli sold by Wards. It looked this one in the photo. Kickstart on the left and and heel and toe shifting on the right!

It had a twin 2 stroke with 2 little pistons that fired at the same time. It was called a "Twingle." I don't know why someone would do that. I lost the key that went down into the headlight so I used a nail instead. It worked fine except when you hit a bump it would pop up and the engine died, but you just pushed it back in to keep going.

I, being a kid, rode the crap out of it at Borax Lake in Lake County.

They looked kind of cool.

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Thank You Justin Timberlake Fans!

Saw this headline about the new Justin Timberlake album

"The 20/20 Experience, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 968,000 copies sold"


"SOLD" It's great that so many have paid for this music. It helps recording engineers, songwriters, musicians, studio workers, album art photographers and graphic designers, everyone involved in the video production, everyone involved in touring (that's a lot!), promotion people, and on and on.

These people can continue to do what they do because of the success of artists like Justin Timberlake. They move on to another project and more music working with bands and artists we may or may not have heard of.

Paying for music helps a lot of people continue to make music for us. JT fans are helping a lot!

That's how it goes.

Billboard says: (more here)

Justin Timberlake's third solo album, The 20/20 Experience, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 968,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum is the largest for any album this year and the best of the former 'N Sync member's solo career.

Another way to frame Timberlake's success? He's just the sixth artist in the Billboard 200's 57-year history to notch multiple No. 1 albums both with a group and as a soloist. And, half of those six are Beatles, meaning Timberlake is in some truly Fab company.

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Local employer offers staff unusual perk: free beer

Local if you are in Florida. Dang. "Local employer offers staff unusual perk: free beer" Advanced Medical in Port Orange holds "Beer Cart Fridays." They are a provider of physical, occupational and speech therapists throughout the country. "We have a very low turnover, and a very high retention rate"

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Today in Not The Best Day In Red Hot Chili Peppers Music History: RHCP's on SNL

RHCP Under The Bridge on Saturday Night Live 1992

It's famous now. For all the wrong reasons. It's a terrible version. John Frusciante looks really high, and at the end Flea and Anthony look like they just want it to be over.

After being released as a single in March 1992, the song would be included in virtually all concerts; Frusciante, however, began to resent the song's popularity and would play convoluted intros, purposefully throwing Kiedis off.

An example of this was during a televised performance on the highly rated program Saturday Night Live on February 22, 1992. Kiedis said it "felt like I was getting stabbed in the back and hung out to dry in front of all of America while [Frusciante] was off in a corner in the shadow, playing some dissonant out-of-tune experiment."

The guitarist used a distortion pedal for the ending verse and screamed incomprehensibly into the microphone when providing backup vocals, neither of which were originally planned or typical of live performances.

Later in May 1992 John was out of the band.

In early 1998, the Red Hot Chili Peppers fired guitarist Dave Navarro and John had cleaned up his life and then rejoined the band.

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He Said She Said Cops Said...

"Rock-n-rollers head to jail in Brook Park following argument over favorite guitarist"

He said: Slash
She said: Eddie
Cops said: Jail

read more here Cleveland Rocks! ok technically Brook Park but it's close enough

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Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup

Yea for Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup they come back this year! I'm a big fan. I guess Ringo aka Fibonacci Sequins is too.

from this story

Very interestingly, former Beatle Ringo Starr will appear in the episode and perform an original song titled “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl.” He’ll also play “Townsville’s most famous flamboyant mathematician Fibonacci Sequins.”
Fibonacci Sequins is a math joke name. Someone explained it to me but their explaining needed explaining if you know what I mean! Anyway stoked to see this good series back and RIngo involved some time in 2013.

 You've never seen the show? It's just for kids? Come on now! Watch this episode "Meet Thee Beat Alls" and notice all the Beatles references. Good stuff!

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