Thursday, December 31, 2009
* January: Sludge Boat
* February: Pantydisc
* March: The New Sludge Hoody?
* April: Dood, Where's my CalendAR?
* May: Phlatulence
* June: Get Fiscal AND Unhockeyed (Remix)
* July: See-pia AND ExSPosureN
* August: SLUDanGErous
* September: Cover Your Cough AND The Flick
* October: Happy, Sandy Place AND Denier
* November: Pie Before Frisbee
* December: Stork Before Santa
==> 2008's B.O.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The weather was cold, the wind was up & spirits high! The Iron Arm Distance Challenge was filled with culture, excitement and international comradery.
After 2 days and 6 rounds, World Disc Golf Champion Avery Jenkins (USA) becomes THE 2009 IRON ARM DISTANCE CHAMPION! Avery threw a 167 gram chartreuse PRO BOSS 183.08 meters (600 ft/200 yds). His throw eclipsed Japanese Champion Manabu Kajiyama who threw 171.99m. Manabu also threw an INNOVA PRO BOSS. Coming in third was long time Japanese Distance Champion Shori Ouchi with 166.77 m and last to step upon the podium was Kao Wei Lun a new distance threat from Taiwan.
Yumiko Tauchi captured the ladies title with a 121.32 m (398 ft/132 yds) R-PRO BOSS throw. Her disc weighed 150 grams. Yuki Fukuhara and Yukari Komatsu took 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Mexican Hot Chocolate
1 qt. water or milk
1 3-oz. Mexican chocolate tablet, such as Ibarra or La Abuelita coarsely chopped
8 cinnamon sticks for garnish
Heat 1 cup water or milk with chocolate in saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until chocolate has melted.
Add remaining water or milk, and bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat, and beat with whisk or electric mixer on low, until foamy.
Serve in mugs garnished with cinnamon sticks, if desired.
The word chocolate is said to derive from the Mayan word xocoatl; cocoa from the Aztec word cacahuatl. The Mexican Indian word chocolat comes from a combination of the terms choco ("foam") and atl ("water"); as early chocolate was *only* consumed in beverage form.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Pocket Disc - Sports Edition [REI]
Info: The Pocket Disc Sports Edition(?) is the first true indoor/outdoor throwing disc & brings a whole new approach to toy-throwing fun!
•Soft, colorful disc is made of 100% cotton and weighs only 2.5 oz.
•Incredibly versatile disc can be used as a beret, cobweb cleaner, hot pad, handkerchief, bike seat cover, dog toy and more
•Provides hours of creative fun for young and old; stuff it in your pocket & take it wherever you go
•The PDse is a fair trade product that supports Mayan Indian weavers
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Upwind Beanie [Pataguchi]
Info: A very low-profile beanie with excellent wind resistance and full ear coverage. Most hats do an adminrable job of warming the top of your noggin, but they come up short when it's time to cover your ears. Not so with the UpBe which provides full coverage with its wind-resistant flaps, which can be tucked away for a sleeker look. One color = black.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Patent application title: FRISBEE STRUCTURE
Abstract: A floating ornament is positioned on one end of the spinning structure assembled on the frisbee, providing more amusements for a player when the frisbee is tossed to produce a rapid spinning action.
SUMMARY of INVENTION:
The invention disclosed herein is a new form of frisbee to replace the conventional dull round disc. The Frisbee of the invention comprises a spinning structure and a floating ornament to provide more amusement for a player.
The piercing hole on the frisbee enables a spinning structure with a floating ornament to be combined with the frisbee; consequently, the frisbee is tossed to produce a rapid spinning action in the air and retain a slow landing speed.
Info: Handcrafted in Canada of handsome sandalwood, this wooden watch will add a rich, organic and unexpected touch to your daily wardrobe. Reddish brown with a beautiful flowing grain, this lightweight and comfortable watch is a subtle way to celebrate the natural world. Stainless steel clasp. Uses Miyota 2035 movement from Japan. Battery included.
Like its inspiration - Ultimate Frisbee - "Pocketful of Swayze" brims with jam band-blues energy. Filled with the lingo of the sport, it's based on a saying that Maestas and his buddies used while chasing discs in Ann Morrison Park.
--> Listen to "Pocketful of Swayze" [Myspace page]
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
"The forecast for this Saturday (12/19) seems to be evolving towards a significant snow starting Friday evening. This brings up the possibility of Sat pickup SnoUltimate pickup. Start digging out your newspaper plastic bags to wrap around your feet to keep them dry & warm and I’ll see you out on the snowy field!!"
Updated... Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 am EST Sunday...
There's so much in this glove, I just hope there's room for your hand.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
(FL)iPhone? [VTimesArgus. 12.10.09]
BARRE – You can add an airborne iPhone to Thomas Lauzon's lengthy list of mayoral accomplishments.
This week, Barre's often unpredictable mayor put a proverbial checkmark in that improbable box when City Manager John Craig's phone started vibrating a few inches from his left hand.
Without hesitation Lauzon plucked up Craig's iPhone and tossed it into a nearby corner while the manager was down the hall retrieving information for the council's consideration.
Seems Craig's wife, who was casually watching Tuesday's meeting on television, mistakenly thought the council had adjourned for the night when she saw her husband get up and leave the room. She called so the kids could say goodnight to their dad. Of course he didn't answer.
Neither, technically, did Lauzon, though it appeared for the briefest of moments that he might. Instead, the mayor turned the manager's phone into a Frisbee, calmly explaining its absence upon Craig's return.
"Your phone was vibrating so I took care of it for you," he said without elaborating.
Councilor Steven Mackenzie took it from there. "How good is your warranty?" he asked.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The company operates a plant in the Gunston Commerce Center industrial park in Lorton, Va., in suburban Washington. In May, Fairfax County sued Krispy Kreme, alleging that it had damaged the sewer system -- specifically, clogging it with doughnut sludge...in much the same way as it damages human arteries. The county sought $2 million in damages, plus $18 million in civil penalties. But Krispy Kreme managed to settle the whole thing for $750,000.Full article...
The To'Yaris is EPA's miles per gallon leader for the subcompact category (29 mpg city/36 mpg hwy) AND the Yaris is rated as a ULEV II (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) AND is #8 in Worst Car names.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
- Posts = 862 (89% increase)
- Labels = 38 (52% increase)
- Borrowed Images = Yep (pls, don't sue...pls!)
- Visits = Yes (thanks mom!)
- Visit Origins = 61 Countries
- Broken Links = yeah
- LOLs = Several (hopefully)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Multifunctional kitchen: a place where fruit, a beer & stuffed animals can coexist. Oh, the backsplash & countertops are nice too!
Major electrical code issue with an exposed approach boundary.
Withhold final payment!!!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Health by Chocolate
Info: Is it possible that chocolate can be good for you? Experts say yes (hallelujah!). Formulated with help from a holistic dermatologist, these one-a-day beauty bars are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals for supple, radiant, youthful-looking skin, all brought to you by deliciously smooth dark Swiss chocolate. Box contains fifty .15-oz. bars
Quite a reduction in brown's sweetness!
Polar bears (the ursus; not the cold water yahoos) should be represented @ COP15, but they are not.
The Good news: Less of a circus. More attention to the environment.
The Bad news: Less polar ice = polar bears will move to tropical beaches (i.e. Canary Isles).
The Worse news: Homesick polar bears @ beaches cope by becoming aggressive toward flying discs...
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Name: Party Crashers
Basics: Attempt to gain entry to a party or club to which they were not invited, often using social engineering techniques. The party crasher usually tries to blend into the party so as not to be kicked out.
Co-Ed [Y/N]? Yes.
Family-friendly [Y/N]? No!
Outdoors [Y/N]? Can be.
Local [Y/N]? Yes.
Cost [$-$$$$]: $$$$ + publicist fees
Time Commitment: Days.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Imagine the Milky Way Galaxy as a frisbee. The nearest spiral galaxy, Andromeda, would be another frisbee across the room, and NGC 7331 would be a frisbee in the house across the street. The other four galaxies in the Deer Lick Group group would be frisbees in the next block. All of this is just our own little corner of the universe. The most distant galaxies we photograph would be frisbees in the next town. And don't forget the hundreds of billions of other frisbees scattered all over the place.
Bronze Quatrefoil Barware [Sur La Table]
Info: Gorgeous bronze (brown) barware is the perfect addition to any well-stocked bar. Stylish glasses are mouthblown and chip resistant. Shaker is made of durable and easy to clean stainless steel. Hand washing is recommended.
Prices: Martini Glass = $14.96 each
Glass = $9.96 each
Shaker = $29.96 each
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Less Throwing, More Concrete,
Less Points, More Sponsors, Less Cutting...
Some Sludge ran in the race last year , now Brian's running with a WTF idea by registering "Group: Sludge" (max. 10/group)
REG DATE: Lottery registration closes on Fri 12/11. Brian sez: "We either all get in or none of us gets in."
RUN DATE: Sunday, April 11, 2010 (Starting Time: 7:40 AM)
Monday, December 07, 2009
Orb Audio's Single Mod1 speaker
Info: Form + function come together in this top quality sound system. 4.18" diameter (softball-size) speakers are sleek and produce audio so crisp a clear, you'll swear you can't afford it. Stands & mounts sold separately.
Color: Hand Antiqued Copper (brown)
Saturday, December 05, 2009
National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Service Advisory that will be effect from Noon to 11PM today. Rain will develop during the early morning then mix with snow this afternoon. Moderate snow will fall during late afternoon. Snow accumulations could reach 1 to 3 inches and temperatures could fall into the lower 30's tonight.REMINDER: Let it Snow scheduled for tomorrow.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thankfully, she avoids any knuckle sandwiches (vegetarian?) from LTL host Doug Mckelway who has a history of threatening people who know more than him.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Here's a question: What is in the trashcan that unfortunately converted OSCAR the GROUCH from a *lovely* brown to a current green pelt?
The state legislation, which was signed by Gov. Tim Kaine in March, requires restaurants to prohibit smoking within their interiors. Patrons are permitted to smoke in outdoor patios, as well as some enclosed patios that are completely separate from the restaurant & properly vented.
Violators of the smoking ban can receive a $25 fine, along with restaurant owners who don’t enforce the restrictions.
--> Continue to breathe fresh air @ Weekend Pickup.