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Not Lost in Translation Part II

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 29, 2011

As I stared at the wild scene in the pool, I began to think about bad, bad things. Things I wanted to do to this rude Frenchman (I’m calling him Claude) to inform him in a rather direct way that I wasn’t fully appreciating his approach to living with other people, especially while on vacation. If we can’t play nice on vacation, a supposed form of relaxing and unwinding, how do we act when we’re home? I don’t want to even think about it. Is everyone in France rude to each other? How does that work? Do the rudest people in the country run things, within some kind of rudeness caste system? If... (more)


Arlen Ness is The King of Choppers

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 20, 2011

Arlen Ness has been called “The King of Choppers” and “The Harley Grandfather” which fits nicely, because he now has a total of four grandchildren. And even though Ness is 71, he’s still going full bore, running his multiple businesses and surely not thinking about slowing down anytime soon.

It all started when Ness began designing and manufacturing his first custom motorcycles in his home garage in San Leandro, California. By the early 1970's Ness had moved his operation to a storefront located on East 14th Street. Rather quickly, Arlen’s Ness expertise and creative zeal for his unique... (more)


Not Lost in Translation, Part I

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 10, 2011

Most of the time I feel like I’m living in one of my favorite movies. I watch 5-6 films every week, so I’ve seen maybe 10,000 movies in my life. The first one I saw was Pinocchio 50 years ago and last night I watched a documentary called I Like Killing Flies (it’s a must-see, rent it today.) So, I’ve seen a lot of movies and quote from many of my favorites all the time.

Sometimes it gets annoying, I’m sure. My wife will ask me something and I’ll say “Ya talking to me?”

The other day I walked by a construction site and yelled out at the building crew, “If you build it, they will... (more)


Goth Girl!!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 8, 2011

She’s 100% class behind her leather jacket and her signature shades. Her favorite things in the world are her Harley-Davidson, her piano and her incredible memories from the road. She’s a writer, a composer and a philosopher and she cares deeply about her family and friends. Goth Girl has an amazing energy you can detect the first minute you meet her, and once you spend a few hours with the lady, you’re hooked on her passion, her enthusiasm for life and her one-of-a-kind style.

Goth Girl has lived all over the country during most of her life, but San Francisco is now her home. Because... (more)

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Out There On One Limb But Lovin’ Every Minute of It!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 3, 2011

Larry Ritchey lost his left leg, but not his sense of humor.

When I told him I was coming to interview him for an article for the Beautiful Broo, he chuckled.

“I’ll see ya when ya get here. But hey—drive safe. There are a lot of crazy drivers out there.”

Major understatement, I thought.

Larry Ritchey lost his leg in a serious accident that left him with just minutes to live and completely totaled his Harley. So, the fact that he’ll be 70 years old this summer is a major miracle, and to think that he even rides his bike as an amputee is even more amazing!

Ritchey’s... (more)


The Dodgers Are Saved!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 21, 2011

Major League Baseball is taking the unusual step of wresting control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team recently paralyzed by its owners' bitter divorce. Thank God! A new day for the Dodgers started yesterday. Watch them now go on a long winning strike, unburdened by an owner who was running his team like a bad Denny’s franchise.

I’ve said for many years that you can fire your front office people, managers/coaches, and cut or trade all your players, but what happens when the team’s owner has to go? Examples over the years include the late Georgia Frontiere, (LA Rams); the late Marge... (more)


He Knows His Schmidt...and Now I Know Him Too!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 6, 2011

Frederick Albert Schmidt (born February 9, 1916) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1944 and 1947. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Listed at 6' 1", 185 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.

Schmidt entered the majors in 1944 with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing for them one year before joining military service during World War II. In his rookie season, Schmidt went 7-3 with a 3.15 earned run average, two shutouts, and five saves to help his team to clinch the National League pennant. He also pitched 3.1 scoreless innings... (more)


My 2011 MLB Predictions

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 23, 2011

Baseball season starts next week, so here are my fearless predictions. Read these again in late October for a good laugh, because last season I picked the Boston Red Sox to win it all, and they didn't get into the playoffs. I am picking the Red Sox again to win the World Series in 2011, but I haven't been right since 1989, when I picked the Oakland A's to capture the crown. Since then I'm oh-for-21 and still searching for winners!

My MLB 2011 Predictions

National League

NL West: Colorado Rockies

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies

NL Central: Milwaukee Brewers

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Why is She Crying?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 9, 2011

I was driving in this crazed city the other day and it was raining yet again.

“Oh, she’s crying,” I said

A woman was crossing the street, tears rolling down her cheeks. Her eyes were red and puffy and she wasn’t trying to hide the fact.

“Poor thing,” I thought. I hate to see people crying, especially kids and women.

“If she’s crying, it means she’s alive,” my passenger in the car said.

“What does that mean? I asked.

“Well, if you’re crying, it means you’re real.”

“But, I wonder why she’s crying?”

“Probably some guy dumped her.”

“Why... (more)


In the Pursuit of the Ultimate Ugliness

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 4, 2011

Some people have called our Chihuahua mix Ratdog ugly, but others say he’s endearing. There is a very fine line between gorgeous and hideous. Just look at some super models without makeup. My publisher Susan suggested that I enter Ratdog in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, held every year during the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. This year is their 23rd annual and the first prize is $1,000, which comes with the coveted Ugly Trophy and a year-round modeling contract from House of Dog (which also comes with another $1,000!) It’s Ratdog’s chance to earn some money to pay us back for all the vet... (more)

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