Tuesday, April 08, 2008

San Diego clips, 3-19-2008

Here are a couple of video clips from the trip Ross and I took to San Diego a few weeks ago. We went on a whale-watching cruise minus the whales. But it was a fun time anyway because, although there were no whale sightings, we were treated to a visit from some smaller marine mammals.

We'd been out for a couple of hours when we saw a large group of dolphins about a hundred yards off our port side. Four or five then broke off towards us and in the blink of an eye they were racing along in front of our boat - just like that scene at the beginning of the movie "Titanic."
During the clip below you can actually hear one of the dolphins squeak as it leaps out of the water.

3-19-2008 Dolphins from Zachary Taylor on Vimeo.

I am also including the clip below, just because I find it funny. Ross is trying to maintain his balance on the deck of the boat, which was no easy task - we had four-foot swells that day. Anyway, as Ross is staggering around, you can see glimpses of folks in the background teetering and spazzing out. Also check out the forward-most bench. You'll see a pair of feet belonging to a teenage kid who couldn't cope with the motion and decided to lie down.

3-19-2008, Ross on the whale-watching boat from Zachary Taylor on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Moses finally made it to the promised land

"Rest in Peace, Judah Ben-Hur.

Those damn dirty apes will never put their hands on you again."

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Can't really say why I felt compelled to make this list, but here are some of my favorite sports nicknames:


"Pistol" Pete Maravich

Julius Erving, "Dr J"


Dick "Night Train" Lane

Ed "Too Tall" Jones

Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski

Red Grange, "The Galloping Ghost"

Daryl "Moose" Johnston


George Herman "Babe" Ruth, "The Bambino"

Henry "Hank" Aaron, "Hammerin' Hank"


Roberto "Manos de Piedra" Duran

Chuck Wepner, "The Bayonne Bleeder"

Tommy "The Hit Man" Hearns

"Gentleman" Jim Corbett

"Iron" Mike Tyson

Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield

"Jersey Joe" Walcott

"Smokin" Joe Frazier

Please feel free to comment with nicknames you like that aren't on my list