Saturday, August 04, 2012

Olympic Rant

This one is too long for Facebook or Twitter, so here goes:
As I watch the Olympics, I'm always thinking of ways that it could be better.  One that I've thought of is for the medals table, which lists the number of gold, silver, and bronze medals that each country's Olympic delegation have won at that games in all of the events put together.  Every medal counts just the same in that table, and, theoretically, the country with the most medals at the end of the Olympics "wins."

However, I think a lot of people would agree that not all medals are created equal.  Take the events of gymnastics, for example.  Country A wins the gold for the team, Country B has a winner in the individual all-around, and Country C has a winner in the balance beam.  Those are all the same in the medals table, even though the team and the individual all-around are far bigger deals than winning one event within that.  Shouldn't all five medals awarded to the team that wins gold count in the medals table?  Shouldn't the individual all-around be worth perhaps two medals?

Also, for an event like basketball or soccer or volleyball, the team that wins the gold has to go through a long and arduous tournament with pool play to win the medal, and that lasts for almost the entire duration of the games.  Yet a swimmer or a runner can win one race, and that counts just the same.

Support me as the next President of the International Olympic Committee!  Ha!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I am an uncle!  To Abigail Marie.  What a cutie!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

First post of 2011!

Yay! Might as well post again. Just started a new school year after a nearly non-existant summer, and am feeling slightly burned out. But what can you do? Gotta feed the beast. Already looking forward to the next break. Hope you all had a lovely Labor Day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The March of the Year

It is March, so I just thought I'd write a bit. I'd vent about work, but I don't want to get into trouble, so I won't. But, it's budget cut season again, and almost no one is safe. Should be interesting, that's for sure.

This is a story about an interesting happening in Bakersfield. Isn't it fascinating how many of the most virulently anti-gay politicians are busted for things such as this? People like this guy, for example, or this guy.

Anyway, this is a picture of a Pelican I took at Point Lobos on Superbowl Sunday. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Keeping it current

I haven't posted on this blog in a long time (which seems to be the way I'm starting all the posts that I put on here these days,) so I thought I'd put something up so it doesn't look like I completely disuse it if the good folks at blogspot ever decide to weed out blogs that are "dead". So, it's Halloween, and I'm laying low as I am in the final throes of probably the mildest version of the H1N1 virus (pig flu).

Anyhow, I look forward to being healthy again, and to some fun weeks ahead. Hail progress!

Monday, February 09, 2009

A little input

Hello, all! I would like to seek out your input on an issue that has sparked a great deal of internal debate in the CD Luebke mind. You see, for the past month or so, I've been growing a winter beard. I'm starting to consider taking it in a different direction, however, and would like a bit of input on which direction I should take it in. So, I'm posting a few photos of historical and fictional figures who have facial hair that I admire (even if I don't admire all of their actions, which I do not for all of them except for Wolverine and Van Buren,) and I invite you all to make a case for the facial hair you believe I should wear. Thank you!

Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States

Leopold II, King of Belgium (1865-1909), and asshole supremo

Maximilian I, French-installed Emperor of Mexico, 1864-1867

Wolverine of the X-men

Grigori Rasputin, Russian Royal Adviser and holy man

Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union, 1922-1953

Ambrose Burnside, Supreme Commander of the Army of the Potomac in the US Civil War

Let me know what you think - I value all input! Thanks!

Monday, February 02, 2009


So, yeah, I know, I've not posted on this here blog for a long, long time, and for this, I am sorry. However, when it comes to pictures, this site isn't always the most efficient. On here, I can upload one photo at a time. On Facebook, I can upload up to sixty at a time. Guess which I prefer?

So, instead of putting allllllllll of those photos on here, I am going to give some links, and a few samples.

This is from the Red Bull Soap Box Derby, which was in Dolores Park in San Francisco back in October. Here are the pictures which I took.