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  1. Friday, August 31, 2012
  2. today is Jose’s birthday, he’s 19 

    jose and elaine

    Jose Martinez is the man and the muscle behind our South LA blog, OnCentral.

    Today’s birthday boy was the college journalist of the year last year under the tutelage of former Daily Nexus sports editor Tom Nelson over at LMU.

    when i wanted someone to run our blog i called Tom and asked if he had a recommendation he was all

    do i!

    Jose had just been the Loyolan editor-in-cheif and won that fancy award

    so i interviewed him and he was fantastic and has only gotten better.

    lovely young man who it has been a joy to work with and theres no way that OnCentral would be as kick ass as it is now without Mr. Martinez.

    despite his questionable musical tastes.

    but the kids… whaddya gonna do?

    Happy birthday Jose! Don’t change a thing!

    Birthday Bonus: My Top 3 favorite Jose Martinez pieces:

    Know Your Graffiti: Disses, threats and the Mexican Mafia

    OnCentral on Foot: Miramonte Elementary scandal

    Nitrous: Providing courage, highs and more horsepower

    Super Bonus Extra! Great story and perfect photo by Jose — 12-year-old blues guitarist phenom plays ‘like he’s about 50 years old’


    brand new bob dylan 

    bob dylan is the greatest.
    people are all envious of naked prince harry
    or suave ass george clooney
    or the guy who gets to drive the zamboni
    but why wouldnt you wanna be bob dylan
    smart, talented, unique, intense,
    cryptic, mysterious, perfect.
    for some reason i have two copies of his book
    and i have not read it.
    i listen every day to dylan.
    today was “serve somebody”
    and later in the night was this new thing
    “Duquesne Whistle”
    even the video is good.

  4. Thursday, August 30, 2012
  5. i am ridiculously competitive 

    it’s probably my biggest flaw.

    at all times im competing

    but never about the things i should be.

    i should be trying to write better books than my friends

    or being purer in my heart

    or figuring out ways to make my mom happier now that shes retired.

    but instead im trying to beat statues at Horse.

    statues can ball.

    why do i even bother?

  6. Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    how was your day? pas mal 

    obama not bad

    your president pulled a fast one on the republicans today

    in a way they didnt expect.

    while they were getting all dolled up to trumpet their new wannabe VP,

    the Obama camp got himself onto Reddit, perhaps the most powerful website currently in the world.

    and took questions.

    the popularity of the surprise virtual engagement was enough to break the site for several minutes.

    but once the nerds did whatever they do to get the servers working again the commander-in-chief answered 10 questions

    ranging from beer to Da Bulls to omg jobs and war.

    the kids ate it up, and the presidents appearance dominated Twitter for the rest of the afternoon

    because im the luckiest guy in the world i got to cover it for our news site

    and got to write this headline: Obama gets on Reddit, breaks it

  7. tony would you ever get a tattoo? 

    wood cut tattoo

    theres so much in my life that if you’d had asked me when i was a kid if i would do

    i woulda said no

    which i ended up doing later in life.

    and some of it was terrible, some of it was meh

    and some of it was excellent.

    if i got a tattoo i would want something different.

    like something that looked like a 3d tattoo.

    hopefully it would say something like busblog

    or isla vista

    or free pussy riot

    or something.

    but i doubt i would do it.

    people tell me i have commitment issues.