From the Mind of Dario
Dario C. Cruz - October 20, 2014 at 03:19AM

Can’t sleep so I’m watching “Lost in Translation.” This has to be the dumbest film I’ve ever seen. Scarlett Johansson is in your room and you fall asleep?

Dario C. Cruz - October 17, 2014 at 05:59PM

Had to go to the mall today and was surprised not to see any Christmas decorations yet. I thought, for a moment, that maybe the merchants were being respectful for a change. Nope, that notion was quickly dispelled when I saw the prices on the shoes and clothes. They were all jacked up for what I assume will be the big Christmas sale next week, which will probably be their original prices. P.T. Barnum is alive and well.

Dario C. Cruz - October 05, 2014 at 02:32PM

90F (32C) in October… I like it! The positive aspect of global warming.

Dario C. Cruz - September 28, 2014 at 02:59PM

The 49ers look like they’re getting worse, not better.

Dario C. Cruz - September 28, 2014 at 12:05PM

Man, the Raiders suck as bad as ever. Hey Allen & McKenzie, I’d start updating my resume if I was you.

I should free some sympathy for these people that got hoodwinked; but I really don’t. If you don’t believe in governments, litigation, consumer protection, or even just paying taxes, then you should have the right to be robbed.  

I just read this great article on the Jalopnik website about a Renault concept car. I’ve thought quite a bit about the design of the future car, and my version would’ve used more fiberglass parts instead of plastic, a transmission-free electric motor(s) attached to the rear wheel (to save weight and cost), and the entire roof, rear & side windows, A/C pillars made of polymer. But I love their design, especially since their the real engineers and production managers. Alas, unless Nissan uses the design, we’ll never see it here in America.  

I’ll have to check this place out the next time I’m in Manhattan.  Believe me, seeing any patch of green in Manhattan, outside of Central Park, is rare. Good job, Robert Hammond, et al.   

Dario C. Cruz - September 17, 2014 at 06:44PM

I really need to get out here, Japanese Friendship Garden, more often. The garden and the gardeners do a good job - I’m very tranquil. If you’re in downtown San Jose, CA, check it out.  It a wonderful place.

Good article from Politico Magazine about the war in Afghanistan. I especially the line: (Afghanistan) “hurtling headlong into the 9th century.”


I’m not really sure what happened, but now all my commercials on YouTube are in español. And I just don’t have the heart to tell them I only got a C in high school Spanish :-( 

Robert Downey Jr. as Car Man

Read an article on Jalopnik about the actor’s car collection. Nice bunch of wheels, Mr. Stark… er… I mean, Mr. Downey. It’s interesting what happens when you stay sober, isn’t it? I hope you keep it up and make some more films :-) 


Football giveth and football taketh away.

Happy that football is finally back!  Saddened that I’ve lost my Sunday afternoons for the next 4 months.  There ain’t no free lunch.