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Sep 25, 2008

What the hell was that I watched last night?

Five words: David Blaine's Dive of Death.

Exactly. What the hell was that? I'm still trying to figure it out after watching it again in a replay this morning.

Reading the N.Y. Daily News story about the stunt, or magic trick, or whathaveyou, I've gotten a little bit more of an idea what was supposed to happen.

If there are going to be a bunch of people watching him dive down, he had to figure that people would be coming with cameras ... with flash! And the flash would expose the harness. Wow. Unbelievable.

Actually, this video of the stunt had to be done with a bland camera phone. The harness is still exposed.

I don't get it. It wasn't entertaining. Matter of fact, the fake version of him is way more entertaining.

Someone explain it to me. If I was at Central Park, I would have booed the crap out of him.

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posted by O
10:21 AM

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Make me dinner

Sep 22, 2008

My parents know I'm a big boy, so they let me destroy the kitchen whenever I'm in the mood for some food.

Usually, I'll go crazy, like some Iron Chef America-type ish.

And sometimes, I'll do it for show, because I'll have a girl over and I tell her how great of a cook that I am, and then she gets all googly-eyed because I slice a tomato in half, in the air. Yes, I am pimptastic.


Do we have to be told what we should have for dinner? Look at this page on Yahoo. If you're such a dolt that you can't figure out what you want to eat, they'll tell you what to eat ... for the NEXT SEVEN DAYS!

No. This must stop. We cannot be telling people exactly what to eat. Look at that page. What if they want enchiladas on Tuesday instead of Monday? What if they want tomato sauce instead of Pesto on their pizza? I can't understand this.

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1:06 PM

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Up and down, wondering what is wrong

Sep 19, 2008

I've switched to green. What the hell?

Naw, this move, much like many of the moves I make in life (OK, all of them) have a purpose. As you'll see below, I've asked a few scrubs (OK, they're all good guys) to join me in creating a blog network.

We're going to blog, and we're going to share our thoughts on various subjects, be it technology, cinema or video games.

And you'll get some definite insight on Ringorang. I heard that Glenn is going to show you how to "play the game" but little did the scrub realize that I already did that. I heard he's going to do that just to gloat at his score, which is almost at 8,000.

Glenn's score is almost right up there with the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

Oh man, how are you feeling after this week? Everyone looked dumb, and then they're popping champagne for pretty much breaking even. The Dow went up almost 370 points. Insane.

And to leave you for the weekend thinking about what type of world we live in: You might have heard of the Josh Howard controversy during the national anthem.

Josh Howard plays for the Dallas Mavericks, owned by Mark Cuban. In his blog, Cuban makes note of some of the responses he's received. It makes me sick to my stomach.

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2:39 PM

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Fixing the financial problem

Sep 16, 2008

You know who the guy pictured is, right? That's Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Whether it's sports or finances, he seems to share his thoughts about everything that matters to his business or the overall spectrum.

I figured that this genius would talk about the stock market blunder. He did, and he brings up a great idea on how to solve the problem

First, he mentions the problem: people make a grip of money, only to give some back when they're caught in trouble.

If the government must step in and provide any sort of financing or guarantees for any part of a public company’s business, then all officers and directors lose all rights to severance pay and all outstanding vested or unvested options or warrants immediately become canceled. In the event the CEO of such corporation is not fired, but instead chooses to step down voluntarily, then the last 12 months of earnings is considered to be an interest free loan which the CEO must pay back over no more than a 10 year period.

Honestly, i dont think it would have changed the actions of CEOs who have been bailed out. They would have thought it “couldnt happen to them”. But once it happened a couple of times to a couple of big company CEOs, it would be in the decision making process of every CEO running a huge financial company.

The 2nd option would be to prevent certain types of companies from being or going public. Law Firms can;t go public. Investment firms like Goldman Sachs used to not be able to go public. They were partnerships. Partners were paid for the most part in cash. If the partnership had money to pay, it got paid. If not, not. I promise you, their tolerance for risk was far lower than it is today for Goldman because there was a direct link between the risk and reward for partners. I also guarantee you that if the business makes sense, there will be other companies that step in to handle any business that a partnership cant grow to handle.

Absolutely friggin brilliant. I wish I had thought of this. I was going to shout from my basement that these idiots shouldn't be getting any money, but this guy beat me to it.

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2:57 PM

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I like roller coasters. When I make trips to an amusement park, I'll go early in the morning. That way, when the gate opens, I'll race to the best coaster and ride it.

There are sometimes when I get to the amusement park 20 minutes after it opened, and then the line for the best rollercoaster is already at a 35-minute wait. Gaahh!

Coasters like the Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are the nice, calm variety that still provide excitement to me today.

Why do I bring up roller coasters, especially since Summer is almost over?

Because there's a location in New York that has set up a roller coaster for all to watch. It's called Wall Street.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 500 points yesterday. Today we got something back, about 140 points.

So if this were a roller coaster, we've gone down the deep part, and went back up for a moment. Which means, if true to form, the roller coaster will take a hard turn sideways before the next move.

Therefore, I PREDICT a final movement to be at 0.00. Yes, you heard it here first!

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12:01 PM

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The Ringorang Gridiron Challenge

Sep 15, 2008

I'm back, and I don't care if you hate it, because you'll soon love me.

I'm refreshed from a great weekend, especially after Ed Hercules ... I mean, Ed Hochuli, made a premature call that sealed a perfect NFL weekend for me. Then again, the Denver Broncos weren't the only sports team that seemed to get jobbed because of decisions made by other people.

Speaking of football, there's a reason why I'm saying I'm back.

Ringorang is my baby, and my baby has come up with another tournament. It's the Ringolympics Gridiron Challenge.

You must play this now. And here's how you do it:

Go to http://games.ringorang.com

Register on the left.

Download the application.

Wait until I give you a question about every hour. If you channel your inner O, then you're going to finish in first and win the 8GB iPod Touch.

That's the key to winning. Channel your inner O and know all of the answers. The former is more important than the latter, and I don't care if people say it's the latter. Because it's all about being like me. If you don't win, shame on you, but at least you'll be more confident.

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