Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I hate to be a naysayer or a party pooper or an anti-conspiracy guy but aren’t we all a little tired of the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper hidden meanings, cracking the code thing?

I think if Di Vinci was alive today he would say something like "Guys, Guys, Guys it’s just a painting ok".

Here is the latest Last Supper
Did Leonardo Da Vinci Conceal Images in The Last Supper?

By super-imposing the reversed image on the original image, Pesci discovered what appears to be a figure holding a baby (center left). The image also appears to show Templar knights standing at opposite ends of the long table.

"I came across it by accident, from some of the details you can infer that we are not talking about chance but about a precise calculation," Pesci told journalists during a press conference earlier this week.

I’m a little suspicious of the “I came across it by accident” part.

I guess this Pesci guy just happened to reverse the image and super-impose it on the other image. Plus where is the baby?
I'm still looking.

Anyway so I decided to see if there was anything to this and thought I would start with De Vinci’s Mona Lisa and check for any hidden codes.

1. I first started with the painting in the normal position
2. Then I reversed the image of the painting
3. Then I turned the painting upside down
4. Then I super-imposed the upside down reversed image to the normal image
5. Then I accidentally moved the upside reversed image down and to the right a bit

I could not believe my eyes

The mystery of Mona Lisa was solved the code was broken.

Mona Lisa was strangled probably by De Vinci himself

Monday, July 23, 2007

Had To Share This

I took my wife & daughter to Santa Monica Pier over the weekend or I guess I should say my wife and daughter took me to Santa Monica pier. Its not my favorite place especially in the middle of summer on a Saturday. It seems the older I get the more I think how nice it would be to be home right now when going to such places.

Anyway as we were strolling down the pier we came across a street performer that was juggling so we thought we would check it out. He twirled some balls on his fingers and balanced a few spinning balls on his chin at the end of a tennis racket. Nothing that spectacular but he had a good personality and even smiled at me when I took his picture.

Then it came time for his big grand finale trick. Apparently he balances a tray of glasses (to the left) filled with blue water on his chin at the end of a tennis racket. He then brought out his bucket and placed it in front of the crowd and announced he was going to attempt his final unbelievable, spectacular trick and asked for some monetary help in doing so. This is pretty typical with street performers now days to bring out the hat right before the big trick. So we put in our customary dollar along with a few other spectators. You could then tell he was disappointed with his take so he kept on appealing to the crowd for a little more love in the way of cash but no one took him up on his pleas Then he did what I have never seen a street performer do. HE DID NOT PERFORM THE BIG GRAND FINALE TRICK.

He just looked at the few people that did give him money and said “I’m sorry about this”
I couldn’t believe it! After everybody waited through all of his not so great tricks to get to the part where he balances a tray full of glasses filled with blue water on his chin at the end of a tennis racket he instead takes his bucket and goes back to his chair I guess to wait for the next crowd to gather.
I mean what happened to Hey That’s Show Biz or The Show Must Go On?

Apparently before this guy decided to become a street performer he crunched the numbers and decided he needed a certain amount of money for each grand finale trick in order to feed and clothe his family.
Below is a spectators metal picture of what it might have looked like if the street performer would have performed the grand finale trick of balancing a tray full of glasses filled with blue water on his chin at the end of a tennis racket instead of committing the ultimate street performer sin by not following through with your big trick due to lack of funds
I feel better looking at this that my dollar was not spent in vain

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Con Tractor

When my wife & I decided to renovate our master bath we thought about hiring a general contractor. Then I thought to myself “I don’t need no stinkin general contractor” I can be MY OWN general contractor.
How hard could it be coordinate a little ole bathroom? I mean after all I do know a tile guy, I know a guy that knows a plumber and I know a guy that knows a guy that does shower doors. Then I could do the painting!


It started out pretty good. The tile guy even built a bench (at my wife’s request) so she can sit down in the shower and shave her legs.

Just a word of warning when picking out tile: Calculating the cost of $2.50 cents for each tile will not cost you $500.00 for 200 square feet. There are things called bull nose and decorative pieces after you add these things in it will cost an additional 5 million dollars.

When the tile man was done with his work your trusty general contractor called the plumber to connect the new vanity and install the new toilet and put the new shower hardware on.

Now it’s time to call that guy that knows a guy to call the shower door guy to measure for our new shower doors.

Then it happened:
When the shower door guy arrived he walked into the bathroom and looked at the shower area and said these 5 dreaded words while he scratched his head. “WHO IS YOUR GENERAL CONTRACTOR?” I then answered sheepishly “that would be me”. Then I tried to sound like a seasoned general contractor with an attitude when I said the next 3 words “WHAT’S YOUR QUESTION?” I knew what he was going to say next was not good news but then I thought to myself hey maybe he has never seen such precision and organization skills in his 20 year career as a shower door installer and was amazed that an average guy like me could master this undertaking and just wanted to shake my hand.

This was never said and he didn’t shake anything but his head.

He just looked up at me and said “there’s no way I can legally put a shower door here”.
It turns out that our new improved shower complete with a bench so my wife can shave her legs was too close to the toilet for any shower doors known to man to function properly. The only option was a shower curtain or to move the toilet.

We decided after spending a billion dollars on the tile and shower hardware a shower curtain was not an option.When the plumber gave me his estimate to move the toilet he kept telling me how lucky I was that we had a crawl space under the house instead of a concrete slab and that it would only cost me $900.00 to move the toilet.

I thought to myself "wow lucky me”

Called the tile guy back to make a new hole in our new tile for our new toilet location.

Called the plumber back to put new pipes under the house and reinstall our new toilet in its new location.

Called the tile guy back again to patch and tile over old toilet location.

Called professional painter. Too tired to do it myself plus after all I am a general contractor. Plus my wife told me to.


Our new bathroom with new tile including bull nose and decorative pieces and a new shower complete with a bench so my wife can sit down and shave her legs and new shower doors along with a new vanity and our most treasured feature: A new toilet location. Now we can finally just sit down and enjoy the new view.