Archive for December, 2007

NY Times Blasts Mitchell Report

gotjuice.jpg

Roger Clemens is the highlight of the Mitchell report, but the most glaring aspect of the deficient report, to this reader, is how poor a job Mitchell and his investigators did investigating the use of steroids in baseball during the last decade or two.

Some readers of the report questioned the need for identifying players and I might be among that group. But in opting to name players, Mitchell demonstrated that his 20-month investigation wasna€™t much of an investigation at all.

For the $20 million that the investigation was reported to have cost, Major League Baseball got 20 recommendations from Mitchell a€" $1 million a recommendation, $1 million a month. But the names? Mitchell uncovered few on his own. [LINK]

If it weren’t a New York publication… I could hand it some credibility.

email

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 19th, 2007
at 9:25am by Black Ock


Categories: not ninja-worthy,games,fo' real?

Comments: No comments


Artifacts

YouTube Preview Image

Is there anyone who doesn’t like this joint?

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 19th, 2007
at 8:23am by Black Ock


Categories: music

Comments: 1 comment


Quote of the Day

a€oeThinkinga€¦ is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas.a€A via

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Clem’s on the ‘Roids

cff50de3c580d326eafcf88c336d7145_debbieclemens.jpg

I always thought there was something wrong with that big dumb idiot. Now, we know. Who else? Unsurprisingly Jason "so sweaty I can’t see" Giambi.

I recently mentioned to a colleague that Roger Clemens‘ extraordinary record since turning 35 — the 44-year-old Clemens has gone 156-58 since 1997 and has won four Cy Young Awards — was every bit as suspicious as Barry Bonds‘ power surge.

My colleague, a Clemens fan, pointed out that Clemens never tested positive for any performance-enhancing drugs (neither has Bonds), and that Hank Aaron, too, enjoyed great success late in his career. "Was he juiced too?" he asked.

I suppose the question was rhetorical. No one really believes that Aaron took steroids, but I did some research anyway. Anabolic steroids have been around since the 1930s, so it’s at least conceivable that Aaron had access to them. But it wasn’t until East German scientists started surreptitiously supplying anabolic steroids to their Olympic athletes in the late 1960s that it was discovered that steroids in large doses significantly improved athletic performance in sports beside weightlifting. [LINK]

Read the rest at SI.com

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 18th, 2007
at 5:21pm by Black Ock


Categories: celebrity,drogas,not ninja-worthy

Comments: 1 comment


Death Star Galaxy

death_star_galaxy.jpg

It is like a black hole bully, punching the nose of a passing galaxy
- Neil Tyson, Hayden Planetarium

A galaxy dubbed the ‘Death Star Galaxy’, located in system 3C321 [roughly 1.4 billion light-years from Earth], is releasing a ‘jet’ from the vicinity of the massive black hole at it’s center - which is smashing into a nearby smaller galaxy [galaxies are apparently ninjas too].

_44306780_black_hole_jet_inf203.gif

"This jet could be causing all sorts of problems for the smaller galaxy it is pummeling."

The combined effects of this radiation and particles travelling at almost the speed of light could have disastrous consequences for the atmospheres of any Earth-like planets lying in the path of the jet.

For example, protective layers of ozone in the planet’s upper atmosphere could be destroyed, which could result in the mass extinction of any life that had evolved on the planet.

Neil Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York commented: "Black holes are famous for wreaking havoc on their environment. This particular black hole is disrupting its local region by dining on matter that wanders too close - which is the source of the energy for this jet.

::article via BBC News + NASA::

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 18th, 2007
at 10:45am by orangemenace


Categories: myninjaplease,fo' real?,science

Comments: No comments


Blogger Beware

virus-attack.gif

Warning for new and existing WordPress users: DO NOT download WordPress themes from 3rd party "galleries". Identify the original source of the theme and download directly from the authors website.

As WordPress - both hosted and self-hosted - continues to enjoy explosive growth, exposure to malicious activity and code will increase. Sadly, this applies to both website administrators and visitors. In August I was disappointed to discover that WordPress and Joomla themes were being redistributed with malicious code; code which would track your own visitors or allow for random ads to be served. Since being exposed, the offending website has been taken down. Unfortunately, similar theme galleries have appeared with the same intent to redistribute themes with malicious code.

FYI from 5thirtyone.com

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 17th, 2007
at 7:28pm by Black Ock


Categories: web,not ninja-worthy,weaponry

Comments: No comments


The Luxury Collections

00160079-01.jpg

Livin’ the life, or trying to? The Luxury Collections has everything you need to start ballin’ out! And you know this is where we get all our ish for the dojo.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 17th, 2007
at 6:40pm by Black Ock


Categories: bling

Comments: No comments


Brigitte and Serge - Bonnie & Clyde

YouTube Preview Image

She was mad fly, right? One of my fave albums.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 17th, 2007
at 5:02pm by Black Ock


Categories: music

Comments: No comments


Super 66 Samurai Sunday

YouTube Preview Image

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: December 17th, 2007
at 1:57pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,film

Comments: No comments