Vote for Mandy

Vote for Mandy as she tries to get her own talk show on the Oprah network. Click it and vote: http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=add_video&entity_id=208264307


Bjork in 3-D

Check out this great interview with Bjork from the New York Times about her 3-D music video for Wanderlust.


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How Many 5-Year-Olds Could You Take In A Fight?

Unfortunately, most of us will never know just how many 5-year-olds we could take in a fight. But, now you can at least get a rough idea with the new virtual test that asks you a series of questions to find out just how many little shits you could pummel. Here's my count:


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Evel Knievel Dead at 69

Evel Knievel died yesterday, the last day of November 2007. It was a sad day for Evel Knievel and SteveL Knievel fans alike. He had been suffering for years from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis and finally gave in on Friday. Evel Knievel suffered nearly 40 broken bones before retiring in 1980. SteveL Knievel fans will, on the other hand, be pleased to know that he is still alive and kicking.

Knievel had undergone a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills. He also suffered two strokes in recent years.

Longtime friend and promoter Billy Rundle said Knievel had trouble breathing at his Clearwater condominium and died before an ambulance could get him to a hospital.

"It's been coming for years, but you just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?" Rundle said. I thought we were talking about Evel Knievel here... and didn't Superman die a couple of years ago?

"I always wanted to live to about 70. I thought that'd be a good age," Knievel said in an interview with Vanity Fair for a story that will run in the February issue. "I have my tombstone already. A tombstone company in the East gave it to me when I jumped Snake Canyon. My plot is in Montana.

"All my life people have been waitin' around to watch me die. But I'm still here. I really think that there is a hereafter and this is just a testing ground. Years ago I was just helter-skelter. I defied death. And I'm still doing it -- only from a bed instead of a bike. There's just no quit in me. There's just no stopping me. I went through life big-bang-bada-boom-bada-boom. Now it's just bing, but I'm still Evel Knievel. I am. There's just nothing you could do to stop me." Rest in peace ol' buddy. Rest in peace.


Me and Bootsy Are Like This!

Went to the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) conference in Anaheim last week to support a friend of mine who owns Henriksen Jazz Amps. Find out more about them here>>. Anyway, while I was hanging out at the booth, my wife came back from walking around the convention center and said she had seen some dude hanging out at one of the booths who looked like a pimp and was surrounded by a mob of fans looking for autographs. I couldn't think of who she might be talking about, so she brought me over to see who it was... and there he was, looking very much like a pimp: Bootsy Collins! I couldn't believe it. And after much prompting on my wife's part, she convinced me to walk up to him to get a photo. We shook hands and I told him that meeting him was better than meeting Santa Claus, to which he replied, "Christmas in January! Yeah!" Cool guy. And thanks Mandy for making me get a photo with the Man!

Iceland: The Coolest Hotspot in the North Atlantic

I recently took a week-long trip to Iceland with my wife for our one-year anniversary, and besides a whole lot of memories and good times I also cranked out a travel story that was published this month in The Green Magazine, a golf magazine out of New York.

The trip was truly amazing complete with bathing in hot springs, camping under geysers, getting soaked from giant waterfalls, freezing my nuts off from hurricane-like winds, and soaking up warm sun rays on black sand beaches. Very cool. We'll definitely be going back to spend more time in the backcountry.

Read a clip of the article here>>


More Mexico Photos

Spock phone home:
What did the Blue Heron say to the White Crane?

Nothing like an infiniti pool by the sea!

Parasailing Takes Me Away

Mandy and I just got back from Puerto Vallarta, where we spent 5 days chillin' by the beach. It was a nice change of pace from chillin' by the beach in San Diego... And no trip with the LeMengs is complete without some sort of adventure or stunt... So, while we were there Andy, Jennifer, Mandy and me all went parasailing -- first time for all of us, and we had a blast. Check out the photos:

Mandy before:

Mandy after:
And she's back:
And me taking off :