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Essential items for surfing that surfers rarely use

Some of the most essential items for better surfing are often overlooked.

Surfing is a relatively-low cost sport, with the main costs coming upfront. After you buy the board, wax, and (depending on where you live) a wetsuit – you’re pretty much done, right?

Sure. But there are some other items that are absolutely essential to me, yet hardly anybody else uses them.


JBL Hydro Seals size chart

JBL Hydro Seals ear plug sizing chart

JBL Spear Guns makes a great ear plug product to help protect surfers, swimmers and divers from surfer’s ear and swimmer’s ear.

The problem is that there is no simple chart that shows how you determine the actual size you need to buy – small, medium or large.

So what I’ve done here is include the actual sizing diagram included on the back of the product. Enjoy.


The creative use of profanity: Overuse of curse words is annoying

The creative use of profanity beats frequency

Hank Moody once told his teenage daughter something to the effect of ‘I encourage the creative use of profanity.’ And he’s right. There is little more effective, humorous, and/or appropriate than a well-placed expletive.

Referring to George Carlin’s 7 dirty words, I don’t really find any of them offensive in and of themselves. But I sure do find their overuse annoying.


Donald Trump's Mental Flowchart

Donald Trump’s mental flowchart

Want to be as successful and smart as Donald Trump?

You can! It’s as easy as being a textbook narcissist, heaping praise upon those that support your delusions, and actively belittling everyone else.

I’ve prepared the following flowchart which, as far as I can tell, governs 99% of Donald Trump’s beliefs about other people and the world around him.


Surfing sunglasses

Surfing sunglasses

Surfers (who must regularly monitor the horizon for waves) are bombarded with UV rays over the course of their surfing career. These rays are compounded, as they reflect off the water.

This post presents the facts about health risks such as cataracts and macular degeneration. I review a number of commercial surfing sunglasses that I’ve personally tried, and I crown my favorite pair. I summarize do-it-yourself options. Finally, I include tips to reduce the fogging and water beading present on surfing sunglasses.


On the "Hey! Hey! Hey!" chants in Top 40 hip hop

On the “Hey! Hey! Hey!” chants in Top 40 hip hop

My girlfriend listens to the Top 40 R&B/Hip Pop radio stations in her car. That pretty much means I get to listen to them too when she’s driving – which is why I try to drive as much as possible.

One day I pointed out to her all the “HEY! HEY! HEY!” cadence calls in every other track, and she said she never even noticed it before.


Big Buck Hunter for Wii

Big Buck Hunter for Wii

Sometime in October of 2010, Big Buck Hunter Pro for Wii was quietly released for the Wii

This game is incredible. A near verbatim transfer of the arcade game, with a life-sized, pump-action gun peripheral that feels just like the arcade.


Justin Long stars in The Mac Supremacy

Check yourself Mac marketing. Your OS really isn’t bad, and your computers are pretty powerful. It’s the air of smug (and false) superiority you have that smells. Bad.

Mac vs PC. Please. A dichotomy that is as ubiquitous as it is completely erroneous. Look: Each is good. Each is different. Each is good for different things.