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Hello Summer...

OK, can we talk about the weather last weekend? You know, the traditional Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial opening of Summer? Well, I don't know about you guys but, it felt felt more like the unofficial opening of Winter. Saturday felt like winter.
And Sunday felt like a brisk day of Fall.

Thank God Monday (Memorial Day) was beautiful. Perfect.

And then this weekend? You have got to be kidding me? It was almost 100 degrees yesterday. June 1st? Look, I don't know too much about, or put much stock into this whole Global Warming trend, but something is out of whack here.

And it's not just the warm days, it's also the equally cold days

I was driving down Rte 1 in Portsmouth and looked at the temp gauge in my Commander, and was shocked to see it was 97 degrees. And this was late in the day too. Had to have been around 4PM. And it was close to 100? That's nuts.



But there it is for all to see. And no this is not some photoshop trickery. What would be the point? I save my mad photoshop skills for the loser in the next column. KSM. The photo above is legit. It is documentation of the truth in New England weather.

I guess we all have to deal with it. What else can we do?

Funny, on the drive earlier in the day to Portsmouth, we could not help but notice the many drivers texting on the highway.

The tell tale signs are usually someone going way too slow.

You know, the speed limit is 65mph, and the texter is going around 45mph. Let me tell you, that's dangerous. You can't be driving that slow on a major highway because, you will cause others to have to adapt to your slow speed, and thus, you will ultimately throw the flow of traffic out of sync. In other words, drive the speed limit and, STOP texting while you're driving.



I did think of an alternative solution. This is for those who can't stop texting while driving. And this may very well be the norm, for all future driving while texting addicts.

What if we had another lane on the major highways known as the TEXTING ONLY LANE? Just stop and think about that for a moment. The lane would have rubber guardrails on either side. Much like an amusement park "bumper car" ride. The drivers who text and drive, could now swerve and hit the rubber guard rails and not cause any damage to your vehicle.

Of course, the front end and back end of each vehicle would still be exposed to potential damage with the stopping and going of other drivers. Perhaps this TEXTING ONLY LANE would have some kind of warning sensor to alert the texting driver when he or she was getting too close to the vehicle in front of you.

There would be some bugs to work out, but the concept is in place. The TEXTING ONLY LANE would alleviate all the boneheads that the law abiding drivers have to deal with on a daily basis.

Those who want to drive, without the worry of having someone who's texting, go drifting into your lane, would now be at ease. And to those who want to continue to drive and text, would now not feel guilty when the rest of us honk, curse, give the finger to, and commit road rage when you mess up.

It's a win win situation. The best of both worlds.

And you heard it here first folks. TEXTING ONLY LANE.

There's a benefit at Hampton's Flatbread Company on June 18th, 2013 from 5PM to 9PM to help sponsor the local American Legion Post 35 and their Wounded Warriors projects like HIT THE BEACH. See poster below. Please help out this great cause.



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I don't think many of us saw this coming. The Bruins dominating the Penguins in Game 1 of the semi finals Stanley Cup Play-Offs. I know
little whiny Sidney Crosby didn't. Though you have to wonder what was going through his mind when he elbowed Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. And when Mr 6' 9' Chara skated over to Sidney, he was singing a
different tune.

The B's now lead the series 1-0 after the 3-0 blanking of the Penguins.

Now for Some Of My Weekly Global Observances:

Poor KSM got a day pass to head to the beach at GITMO and then he got stuck in his beach chair. Two young ladies on the beach tried to help Khaliddy, but it was no use. His torso had gotten too big during his time at GITMO and he could not budge. It wasn't until one of the ladies used some greasy sun tan oil to finally squirt the big terrorist loose from his chair. It seems that every week Khalid Sheik Mohummed is in a jam.

Enjoy this weekly humiliation of the mastermind who killed 3,000 innocent Americans on September 11, 2001.



*Note to self: Must pick up a case of sun screen 99 at Home Depot!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Anne Marie Foley June 2nd, 2013!
REMEMBER D-Day Anniversary June 6th, 2013!T
BRUINS BEAT Penguins 3-0 in Game One.



American Legion Post 35 and the WOUNDED WARRIOR Project Fundraiser is slated for Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at Hampton's Flatbread. Help the local Veterans post, and the men and women who were wounded in the GWOT by helping us buy the Tee shirts,the permits, the food, and drinks that we provide each year. And at the same time, you get to eat the BEST
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Yesterday- Dennis Moran Coast Guard Beach -Cape Cod 1965.
(Below) Dennis writes: "This pic is of my first new surfboard. Ordered it from Rich Harbor in the fall of 64. The pic was taken at Coast Guard beach on the Cape, spring of 65. The board was a 9-0 Rich Chew Banana model. I started surfing on beat up pop outs May of 63. Hands down the best sport I have ever done! "
Photo courtesy of Dennis Moran.



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Today- The WALL. Sunday May 26th 2013. Photos by RALPH



(Above) Perry Reynolds- liftoffs and landings. Sunday May 26th, 2013.
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(Above) Unknown proving the waist high or better criteria. Sunday May 26th, 2013.
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(Above) Bill Morrissey after his chilly morning session at the Wall.
Sunday May 26th, 2013.
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Today-Beach Scenes. Sunday May 24th, 2013.
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(Above) Skip Brunette walking back to the gathering for Kyle Linseman's graduation
party. Sunday May 26th, 2013.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Grains of sand. This is literally the beach. Sunday May 26th, 2013.
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THE EMPTY WAVES OF SUNDAY MAY 26th, 2013. Photos by RALPH



(Above) I know it's not big. But it sure is perfect and hollow. Sunday May 26th, 2013.
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(Above) The sand bars have changed. Some for the better. Sunday May 26th, 2013.
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Today- The May Minis and Moon Gallery. May 30th, 2013.
Photos by Ed O'Connell




(Above) The green texture of this mini is soothing to the eye. Thursday May 30, 2013.
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(Above) The moon face. Who lives here again? Oh yea, the man on the Moon.
Thursday May 30
, 2013.
Photo by Ed O'Connell
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Today- My May Mini's. May 30th, 2013. Photos by RALPH



(Above) Dark green and smooth as glass. The last May Mini of 2013.

Thursday May 30th, 2013. Photo by RALPH
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(Above) After the fold. Texture and water drops. Thursday May 30th, 2013.
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Today- Last Days Dealing with the Aftermath of the Tornado
in Moore Oklahoma.
Photos by Brian Nevins





(Above) OK this is the saddest photo. Poor pup. Moore, OK. May 24th, 2013.
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(Above) Remembering the dead from this terrible day. Moore, OK.
May 24th, 2013.
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Today- Memorial Day on the Seacoast . May 27, 2013.
Photos by Max and Ralph Fatello




(Above) We honored all those who lost their lives from the Civil War to the current
Global War On Terrorism.
May 27, 2013. Photo by Max Fatello
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(Above) The only monument of it's kind. American Legion Hampton's POST 35
Global War On Terrorism monument.
May 27, 2013. Photo by Ralph Fatello
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Today- Photos from Around the World May -2013.






(Above) The insanity of tow-ins and dredging ledges.
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(Above) Open for business. Photo Estrada
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Today- The near drowning seq in California. May 30th, 2013.
Photos courtesy of The Phantom






(Above) How this can happen is a mystery to those of us who live and play near the ocean. But for some reason this mother let go of her child in the shorebreak and she
almost lost her for good.
Photo courtesy of The Phantom

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And we don't care if you shoot pics with with your cellphones. I mean it. Most of the images you see on the news and on the Internet were shot with them Smart Ass Phones. Shoot and ask questions later.










(Above) Barbie's Reef. Photo Maureen McNamara
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(Above) Cool view behind the curtain by Todd Conover.
May - 2013. Photo by Todd Conover
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(Above) Somewhere down south of here. Photo Garrett Krapf
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(Above) Surfin Mamas. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sakurai
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(Above) All Rise: 10th Street District Court of Surf Justice is now in session, the
Honorable Judge RALPH presiding. CASE 216
BLATANT DROP IN OF THE WEEK-
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YESTERDAY NEW HAMPSHIRE Part IV 1986

Another clip of old super 8 mm movie footage I shot with my old GAF movie camera in the mid-80's. This clip features the surfing of Michael Baytoff, Steve Magliano, Duffy McCarthy, Kevin Grondin, Allen Bigbee, John Taylor, and Dave Cropper.

The highlights are seeing Duffy drop in on three of these guys as if it were no big deal. Also Dave "Crop" Cropper get's a few nice tubes. While Kevin Grondin does what he always does...at this break. He dominates.

The clip ends with some Wall footage of the boys hanging at 10th Street. And it is a timeless scenario. Surfers have been hanging here at 10th Street forever. See how many faces you recognize. The music is by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

"Free Falling" and "Running Down a Dream".

Hope you like it.


Ralph










Crackie's still on a retreat with this being the start of our 10th year. We are still in contract negotiations and quite frankly, he's being unreasonable. So until we can reach an agreement with his agent. We are putting him on ice for the time being.

However, if you have a question for Crackie, no matter how
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(Above) Put the cursor over the images above to see happens when you DROP in
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Today
June 2nd, 2013 "OK Now what?"



(Above) No one, and I mean no one, should ever be surprised when we hear of surfers breaking their necks. If anything, we should be surprised that there are not more injuries.
Photo by The Google






 



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