Magic Legs

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Thanks to everyone for following my blog. Hope you enjoy this video. It’s a shout out for the Minister of Handicapped Awesomeness.

Look for the Ducati at 4:20ish, brahs. Dre needs some fairings. Scratchin!

Mom’s Tasties

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Spiting sand bottom shacks, right on the beach.

If you want to see some Aussies score pumping Cyclone swell, click this link: Tasties!!


Bring back the Hook and Ladder!


Having a longstanding love affair with NFL Blitz on Nintendo 64 (in my formative years), I think I know a thing or two about football. Late hits, laterals, and excessive celebrations are integral parts of the game. What do you do on ‘4th and Long’? Punt. Right? Not according to coach Kevin Kelley, head football coach of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark.

This man doesn’t punt, only calls onside kicks, and has a penchant for the trick play. This school of 350 students is climbing the ranks of Arkansas football by not playing like little bitches, and instead confusing their opponents with ‘Blitz’ style tactics. While some might call such tactics lunacy, Coach Kelley is a man of science. According to this article the numbers support his tactics. Read the article and watch some of their highlights, it’ll change your whole perspective on shit. It probably helps that they have who appears to be Michael Vick’s long lost son as their quarterback, but they still play like absolute plaahhhs.

What do you think Coach Casanova? Could the Blue Raiders use a few more onside kicks? Kicking the ball deep is what Fowler would do, and you know how I feel about that, Fuck Fowler.

Jurgen Klinsmann, lead us to the promised land…


Everyone knows, no sport is more American than soccer. Having said that, I’m so glad we just hired a new coach, the legendary German, Jurgen Klinsman! Jurgen, World Cup champion, coach, and journeyman baker, has been residing in California for a long time and has been pursued by US Soccer for years. Very recently he was hired as the new Head Coach. Using his signature Blitzkrieg attack, Heir Klinsman secured a tie against the ‘Sleepy Senors from the South’, which is like a win for Americans. Based on my analysis, I’m pretty sure this means Americans are going to be good at soccer now.

“Holy Hairline Batman!”

I propose we go support our country against the highly politically-charged friendly against Costa Rica on September 2nd, at the Home Depot center. The world will be watching!!

Remember watching UCSB lose to Indiana in the NCAA finals? It’ll be the opposite of that.

The Game is September 2nd, 2011. Game Time is 8:00pm (Pacific Time). We can hang out and party in LA after the game! Perhaps a long overdue pancake breakfast Saturday morning? The “I love America subcommittee”. If you have any interest in coming to the game, let me know and I’ll buy tickets. We can tailgate in the Home Depot Center, and all go watch the game as brothers, together.

William Jefferson Clinton wants you to go! Viva America!!!

MoAD’s 28th Birthday


Fellow Ministers,
Our favorite space-cadet The Minister of Art and Design, will be celebrating his birthday this Saturday at Mar Vista Lanes, West Los Angeles.

The party will begin at the Beethoven St. residence, including BBQ, Beer and Brotherhood, followed by 3 hours of bowling starting at 10:00pm. Cost will be $20 per person, for 3 hours of unlimited bowling.

Get dere.

REAL Strength

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In light of recent events I felt compelled to share something which I kept seeing a few months back, and I think is appropriate.

I generally try and get a surf in before work (when I’m not too lazy) in the South Bay, Los Angeles.   Over the past few months before I’d paddle out, I would often notice something sticking up in the sand, right near the water.  I would see it almost every time I surfed, and at first didn’t even know what it was.  Upon a close inspection I saw it was a single crutch, stuck straight up in the sand, always in a different spot, but almost always present on a particular stretch of beach.  Once I figured out what it was, I started looking for it.  The crutch was a permanent fixture on the beach. I became intrigued with the owner of this crutch. A buddy of mine told me he surfed almost every morning and would get as close to the water as possible, bury the end of the crutch in the sand, and paddle out.  Truly inspirational. Here’s a video of him doing just that. Im curious to see him surf.


Although I have not actually met this man, nor even see him surf (Cool story Hansel, I know) the knowledge that he’s out there almost everyday makes me very hopeful for Andre. It also inspires me to be less lazy, lumpy and grumpy. I think the next time I see the lone crutch I must wait next to it, until the owner comes back to shake his hand and get his full story. Apparently he’s something of a legend at this beach, I’ll post something if I ever meet the man himself. I’m sure he’s…. how do you say? Strong.

The following video is also a good reminder of what we are helping raise money for, in terms of a functioning prosthesis. This company in Ventura makes custom solutions for different activities, and I think getting Andre a brand new ‘surf leg‘ is a great cause. I’ll be up in Santa Barbara this weekend, along with a decent crew of people to support Andre, and hopefully make some headway on our fund-raising plans. See y’all at OKR. -MOM

The Superbowliest Party


As we all know the Superbowl is upon us and the Arizona Chirp Chirps will be facing off against the Benrapelesberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Oh wait, spacing…this year it’s the Packers who will most likely lose to Polamalu’s hair and give the Steelers their 3rd Superbowl win in 6 years. Needless to say this year has no Manning, or major underdogs to pull for, it should be a good game, but I’m struggling to care…

But what I do care about is the Flapjacks, Puppy Bowl, BBQ, Adolphus, Backyard Games, Me, Gambling and Brotherhood. For the past 6 Superbowls IFS has had a meeting followed by a Super Bowl party, 4 years straight in SB, and last year in LA. The Sunday is brutal after a weekend of boozing and few actually drink enough to be called drunk, but jokes about the commercials and puppies pooping makes it all worthwhile, even when you get hammered and have to cram into the back of a Rabbi’s red truck with a mustachio hipster so you don’t have to take the train the next morning.

The point I’m trying to make is: I know the OC seems like a far drive, and that driving may make it so you can’t get drunk like a monk, or even watch the whole game, but in the long run the game is not what matters, but how much Nova wins by betting that Christina Aguliera’s national anthem song time will go over 1 min. 50 sec.

I encourage all IFS ministers to dig deep and come down for the first IFS OC Superbowl party. Notice is short and Glory may make sad drewings all day as a result, but come on down to Costa Mesa and party at the President house.

This message was paid for and endorsed by Coach.



Fellow Ministers,

The time has come, the Super Important, World Premiere of ‘Townies Don’t Surf’. We failed mightily in securing a good viewing venue. Apparently the best surf video to come out of Mar Vista in the last 9 months doesn’t seem to carry much weight around these parts. Apparently, all the theaters are busy showing “Real Movies”.

Not to worry though, this will actually make for a good old fashioned Hootenanny at our humble residence. We will be hosting a viewing party at Beethoven St. this coming Saturday from 6:00pm-10pm. Whiskar will be provided to all guests, in jars.

Anyone in attendance is encouraged to bring a jug of their favorite moonshine, a few cold ones, or if you run over some meat on your way here, we can throw it on the grill. We will be BBQing at around 6:00pm.

There will be two showings of the film.

First Screening 8:00pm
Second Screening 9:00pm
Bowling 10:00pm

This will be a townie themed hootenanny, so dress appropriately. If anyone has a friend or two, bring them, as long as they’re kin!

We have three lanes reserved at Mar Vista Lanes at 10:00pm for those interested in throwing stones.

If you’re having a little trouble getting excited about a surf movie, made by two guys who don’t surf that good, maybe a few tarp tasties will get you in the mood. Scratching!!!!

Lakers 2010 Champs

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Can’t wait to see you all in Vegas for a lot of the above and below.

Super Bowl XLIV: Rumble in the Jungle


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Beloved Ministers,
I have a proposal for you…. I propose we hold our annual Super Bowl Sunday party in sunny Los Angeles, CA this year. The reasons for this change in tradition are two-fold. One, the Santa Barbara chapter has graciously allowed the flappies to descend upon the quaint seaside town every year and it is time the favor is repaid. Two, We have a nice place, with a rooftop deck and a HD TV, perfect for such an event.
We can discuss the specifics through this post. However I propose an official flapjack meeting either the Sunday of the game or the previous Saturday. There’s a nearby IHOP and I will look into whether or not they serve beer, we may need to explore the space on that one.
We have the capability to BBQ on our spacious rooftop deck, and we have a solid kitchen for the preparation of serious game time munchies.
As far as accommodations are concerned, we will NOT be running a Monkey Motel at Beethoven St. I feel as we are getting a little older, crashing on couches becomes a little ‘IV’, and I’d prefer to keep our house as the game time venue, not as lodging for broke ministers. You stay classy ‘Beethoven Street’. There are numerous economic and luxurious Motels/Hotels ranging from ([spend like Finance]( ‘Super 8’ options, to ([spend like Nova]( beachside accommodations. There are also a few local Ministers who may open their homes to rambling travelers. It might be nice to do a little of both, get a nice beachside party room, and a couple economy ‘barracks’ to house the troops. There are numerous bars and restaurants nearby where the flapjacks lads and friends can go to ‘make party’.
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This brings up a few issues which I would appreciate a little assistance in organizing.
1. The Meeting. Will we make an official IFS meeting out of this event? There are numerous local pancake houses, and I think we need to have a meeting. Maybe a local minister could help me do a little research into a good venue.
2. The Food. With the Rebbi on the East coast, we are left to fend for ourselves. Photo/Wine, your lovely lady friend is an expert in game time eats. Could we try and coordinate an attack that would combine some external side dishes with some in-house BBQ?
3. The Help. True to tradition, we need some help serving drinks. Ideas? Glory? Should we do some reconnaissance work in the local establishments?
Please post comments to provide feedback and input on this event. I look forward to seeing you all again, very soon. Good Flapjack!

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