Thursday, December 31, 2009

agIsh: To Your Health

Here's to your health because mine's compromised at the moment. I don't know how I manage it but I always get sick at the end of the year and I spend my break recuperating. So, here I am, about 10 hours to go until 2010 and I'm sick. And I know who's responsible too. Don't worry, I've exhausted all my damnings on him already; I have none left to give.

What I have left are good wishes for everyone for the new year. 2009 had its ups and a lot of downs but here we all are, which, as they say, should make us stronger. Have fun, be safe. I'll see you on the other side. Mudge know who you are.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

bg/ish: "Blah Blah Gay Sex, Blah Blah Congress"

Seriously though, He probably does...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Festivus!

bg/ish: The blagguy Year In Review

Fuck. Let it be known that I am so, so tired of typing with one hand. Be that as it may, I can't continue to simply post pictures and videos on this blog as if it were some sort of Internet scrapbook I've compiled. The people demand substance! At least ag would if he weren't off cavorting with the interns. We all know why you spiked the egg nog at the bg/ag publishing holiday party ag. You ain't slick!

Eh, what can I say, I miss writing. It's only logical that my desire to write grew exponentially as soon as I was limited by my broken wrist. This is the way of things. I briefly considered doing a few installments of video blogging, but, unless you do it naked, who's really listening? So, I'm gonna do my best here. It's your boy, bg, and we're taking a look back at 2009. And ag, I promise it'll be better than that offer you couldn't refuse...

2009... Tha 'Pub on the Rise

This last year proved to be a really productive year for us here at bg/ag publishing. As of this post, we're up to 245 posts this year. That makes me pretty fuckin' proud. Sure, there was some fodder for the pile, (mostly ag's doing) but there were some pretty good ones as well.

Here are some of my favorites... (And yes, I'm trying to break the record of ag jokes in one post.)

agIsh: Less Is More

It's not often that so few words can make me laugh out loud, but ag's "watch this clip" fucking killed me. Plus, it's Louie C.K., so what's not to like?

bg/ish: WonderCon 2009

There's no doubt that I am my own hardest critic. I'm rarely 100% satisfied when I look back on anything I've written. But this WonderCon post I still enjoy. Let's say I'm 98% satisfied with it in retrospect. Cons aren't easy to write about, they're so visually and mentally stimulating you can easily get overwhelmed, curl up in the fetal position and cry, but I feel this piece covered everything I wanted to and more.

bg/ish: Welcome to Contra Costa, Land of Outlaws, Villains and Thieves!

Personally, I find comments on posts to be invaluable. Often times, I'll write a post, pepper it with a few jokes, laugh out loud to myself, then sit back and think, "Does anybody else think this is funny?"

This particular post was one that I thought was pretty funny, I mean, I still get a chuckle out of it. However it's long been comment free, so I'm left to assume that, no, it wasn't very funny at all.

agIsh: "Don't sweat the petty stuff. Don't pet the sweaty stuff."

This is how ag really is. How could you not love the man?

chair: Untitled

A slightly self serving inclusion? Clearly. But nothing makes me happier than getting love from my peeps. Speaking of love...

bg/ish: "...a lot of strands in the ol' Duder's head."

The seeds have to be planted at some point. And then...

bg/ish: "I got a feelin' in my stomach..."'re in it. I'm so glad I took that plunge.

bg/ish: "This was supposed to be the Summer of George!"

I feel very strongly about this post. I think I nailed it.

bg/ish: Weekend of the Wolfman

Photography played a huge role in the summer of 2009. This gallery was probably my favorite.

agIsh: *clears throat*

The post that got me back on track.

* * * * *

Whew, that was a lot to take in there. And believe me, that's what she said. There were more posts I wanted to add, but then why don't I just say, "Read the whole fuckin' blog!" It's not a book bg!

I'm talking to myself again. Let's talk about myself instead! I like that better.

Seriously though, 2009, eh? Admittedly, it's nice to look back on a year and reflect, but at the same time, what have you done for me lately 2009!?! 2010 promises to be good to me, and treat me right!

Your Boy bg, Doin' Stuff

As I start in on this section I realize, I'm not entirely prepared to write it. Just like Dewey Cox, I almost feel like I need to think about my entire life before I can write about this last year. Actually, I just need to think about this last year. Wait, this isn't making any sense. My head just exploded.

The thing is, a lot happens in a year. You gain friends, lose friends, there are ups and there are downs, it's just life, y'know? So from that perspective, it was a year like any other. There are things I accomplished this year that I'm really proud of. There are moments that will remain vivid in my memory for many years to come. The thing is, I don't really want to talk about any of that in specifics, because really, thats the purpose served by bg/ish. I share the experiences that shape me, the news that stirs and wakes me, the friends I've grown to care so much for, the jokes that make me laugh, the songs that make me shake my ass, the images that strike me, and the thoughts that keep me awake at night. In essence, my 2009 is here for you to see and read on the pages of this blog, and in that respect, I say to myself, "Job well done."

To all the people who have supported me, laughed with me, shared a drink or a meal with me, a bike ride or a day at the park, or took a few minutes out of any number of these wonderful San Francisco days to spend with me... Thank You. I hope we get to do it all again many times over. Let's not look back too much, but rather let's look with anticipation towards the future. Although it is unknown, we have the power to shape it into something lovely and amazing in our very own hands.

And speaking of "lovely and amazing", my wonderful lz, your friendship and love are without question the most valuable things that I have gained in this last year. I can't thank you, or express this to you enough.

(Don't get jealous ag, we'll always have Palm Springs in the winter of '94. We did play Palm Springs that year right? Perhaps it was '93...)

And now!...

2009, My Peeps In Pictures

(well technically the picture of ag is fom 2008, but he remains elusive and his appearance is largely unchanged.)

Here's to all of you... Cheers!

Out With The Old... Again

Ok, I'm done here. This post has left me worn out! So, I'm going to end this year exactly how I ended last year...

"Hopefully everyone has a chance to stop and reflect on the year that was, and although I don't encourage the folly of new year's resolutions, it's still a good time to evaluate where you have been and where you are going.

It's winter now, so let's all huddle up to stay warm..."

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

bg/ish: Reason # 4,080 To Hate

Clearly they cater to the people, the masses...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

agIsh: [Too tired for a title]

The prerequisite to watching this video is that you must be bored. It's a review of Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace...and it's in seven parts. See? I told you. I only got as far as half of the second review. I do expect to finish the review, however, as I am on Winter Break.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

agIsh: Milestones

1. After school band program ~ 1985
2. Moving from Buena Park ~ 1989
3. Meeting bg ~ 1989
4. Meeting the one known only as Xuan ~ 1993
5. Graduating from college - June 1999
6. First archery lesson - June 2002
7. Meeting Rola ~ 2004
8. Taking microbiology with Darla Kelly ~ 2006
9. Joining the Long Beach Archery Team - October 2008
10. Taking my last final...ever - December 15, 2009


Friday, December 11, 2009

bg/ish: Going To The Circus

I copped a free ticket to Cirque du Soleil Ovo tonight. Sadly, I'm going with co-workers, and will thus be leaving the LSD at home.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

bg/ish: Sexy. Sexy. Sexy.

This is just a beautiful piece of work. See more from Leonhard Katzel here.

via this isn't happiness & Art Sponge
agIsh: Robert Fisk - Obama is a Disaster

What's worse than lost hope? False hope.

I don't necessarily have beef against President Obama. I mean, I've never met the man, how can I hate him? But, as we like to say around The Pub, "the hype is too mudge!"

bg/ish: Your Boy And Mine...

Strikes again. Dustin Nguyen does it proper.

via the thought experiment
bg/ish: Wednesday Wobble

Bar 9 - Malicious Tactics

Monday, December 07, 2009

bg/ish: What The Hail?!?

I just walked outside and right into a hail storm. Pretty fuckin' cool, and probably the closest I'll get to anything resembling snow this year...
bg/ish: It's Monday, Let's Have A Dance

Friday, December 04, 2009

bg/ish: Old Friends

I'd been getting the occasional joke forwarded to me by a good friend of mine who I have not seen or spoken to in a long time. We never had a falling out or anything like that, it's just life. There were a few of us that worked together for several years. We used to always make time to get together for meals, a night out at one of the local bars, or we'd organize a wine tasting party at someone's house.

That's all the background you really need I guess. The point is, yesterday I decided to reach out and reconnect. It has been far too long since I have heard from my friend...


Been appreciating the jokes! Hope you're doing well brother. I do miss you and the crew. My new phone... 415_______. Let's get together the next time I'm in soCal.

His reply, as per his usual style...

Bundle up against that San Francisco chill my tall, ungainly semi-black brother (with a slight dose of gonorrhea). Us three misses thy drunken companionship too. I'm not sure about you, but there are days when I simply miss the brotherhood of them pacsun days. Not even a sniff of pussy can fill those days when we chatted around the Frawlsters fireplace and drank copious quantities of wino. Just us four guys and the universe. No fucking complications. No goddamn women. No one to tell us when to stop drinking and what to drink.

Let me know when you are in town, I'll organize a get together at who else's place ....Frawleys :)

In the meantime hope you have some poontang this weekend to keep you nice and warm.


Yup. Damn it's good to hear from old friends.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

bg/ish: "Tiger Woods Ya'll, Tiger Tiger Woods Ya'll"

Jon Stewart, you are my hero.

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bg/ish: Congo Sentences Two Norwegians To Death

Tjostolv Moland and Joshua French are two former Norwegian soldiers, who were convicted in May of murdering their driver and attempting to murder a witness in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their death sentence was just upheld.

Although I heard about this back in May, admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about the case. What I did remember about the case was the picture I saw of these guys a few months back. Let's just saw if your boy ag and I were ever convicted of murder and sentenced to death in some miserable foriegn country halfway across the world and the news wires came to take our picture, well, I could only hope it would be half as badass as theirs...

Seriously, if you're gonna go out a convicted killer, in the Congo of all places, you might as well go out looking hella rugged in your photos.

Not surprisingly, the court they were convicted in looks an awful lot like one of those storefront churches on Mission street.

Ok, I don't have anything else to say about that...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

bg/ish: The "Prolific" Didier Drogba

My boy Drogba is in form, and pure class.

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bg/ish: Hey Robbo, Don't Let That Cast Get You Down

via this isn't happiness & the thought experiment
bg/ish: It Must Be True Love

C'mon... it's Toots! Toots and the Maytals damn it!

bg/ish: His Accent Makes Him Credible...

CNN's Michael Ware breaks down the Afghan War with his dishevled looks and believable accent while John King jizzes over the world's largest iPhone.

Ware, though, really makes some interesting points manages to get me interested in the Afghan War for the first time in, oh, 8 years.

bg/ish: My Morning Paper...

So, Obama's plan for Afghanistan is just like fuckin'... surge then pullout.

Seriously though, people are pissed off and calling this Black man crazy risky.
agIsh: Uh...

Oh. Wow.

Yes, this is real.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ah, That's The Good Stuff

via The Percy Trout Hour
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agIsh: Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Scandal rips through Tha Pub! bg Photoshops out ag's cast signature! When asked for comment, ag was heard to reply indifferently, "Eh." The original photo is included below for your judgement.