Sunday, October 28, 2007


Slud Get Oberf Est? ¿Que Tal?
Translation: As the last week of October rolls around, the Sludge PR/Marketing Squad finally got their BBM together. There's rock-toberfest, SOX-toberfest, there's even the real Oktoberfest. Jumping on the kitschy Octoberness, for the next 4 days, it's officially:
Have fun!
If you read this in November, there's alwys next year.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Week 8: VideOhNo

Our game did not get rained out, it got deluged out due to the previous 3 days of Seattle precipitation. Being game-less somehow did not prevent me from taking an afternoon nap.

Other Weekend Activities...watching other people play talk about ultimate.
Watch this FOX vid from the summertime. Running(?) drills(?) are shown as a FOX 5 reporter learns about Washington, DC-area frisBEE. You, too, can watch anxiously nervously awaiting for the report to get smacked with an errant disc; sorry, this ain't a Bloopers Reel.

Click to View:::> FOX Ulty vid (~4 mins)

Holly Morris, you gotta work on your flick, girl!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Muy Scientific

Andrew found research on the healthy consumption of a semi-toxic green substance, different from the supply @ OBX. CHILL scientifically is NOT broccoli.

One immediate confusion:
  • CHILL = 1 C, 2 L's;
  • BROCCOLI = 2 C's, 1 L.

Broccoli Extract Could Help Head Off Skin Cancer
(Washington Post 10/23/2007; Page A03 ) By Rick Weiss

George H.W. Bush: Call your dermatologist.

New research suggests that broccoli, the vegetable that the former president famously demonized as inedible, can prevent the damage from ultraviolet light that often leads to skin cancer. And as Bush would surely appreciate, he would not even have to eat it.

In tests on people and hairless mice, a green smear of broccoli-sprout extract blocked the potentially cancer-causing damage usually inflicted by sunlight and showed potential advantages over sunscreens.

The product is still in the early stages of development. Among other issues to be worked out is how best to remove the extract's green pigments, which do not contribute to its protective effects and would give users a temporary Martian complexion.

"The use of dietary substances, like the antioxidant vitamins C and E, has been pretty much a colossal failure for protection against almost any kind of human disease," Sporn said, "because when you eat them they don't go where you want them to . . . and as soon as your body uses them up, they're gone."

By contrast, he said, boosting production of the body's own cancer-fighting mechanisms "is a new and promising approach."


Then there is the extract's green tint, which would be absent if the team were to synthesize the sulforaphane instead of getting it from sprouts. But that would raise safety and regulatory concerns.

"The advantage of starting with sprouts is that we all eat broccoli so we're not concerned with toxicity issues," Dinkova-Kostova said, adding that she anticipated no problems getting the green out.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Week 7: Lawn Chair

Matthew gives the low-down:
Drops and throwaways were the rule of the day. Occasionally Sludge would break that rule and actually put together some pretty offense, but those moments of beauty were few and far between.

In terms of score, we fell behind early and trailed 8-4 at halftime. We scored the first goal of the second half and then allowed CarSins to rattle off six unanswered.

At 14-5, we determined that the next point was “for pride” and proceeded to steadily march the disc up the field against their tenacious zone defense. Demonstrating patience and good judgment (for a change), we advanced the disc all the way to the goal line and then, miraculously, didn’t throw it away. With that point scored and our pride safely in tact, we folded like a lawn chair on the final point, and lost 15-6.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sludge Debt

Q: How much does it take to feed a bunch of Sludge?

Andrew skillfully applied his Bio-Chem degree to the hard science of carving up the OBX 2007 food bill...

A: $1,075.34*

*ASSUMPTIONS: kids not included in expenditures or share of food/staples cost; beer cost only charged to beer drinkers; seafood only charged to seafood consumers; people leaving Monday not charged for Mon and Tues dinners; people leaving Tuesday not charged for Tues dinner.

That rich figure must be why the Pool Party @ The Hennessy's abode is not longer than a few hours! Anyone up for hosting the next Sludgefest???

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


During and after viewing the DVD of College Ultimate Championship (CSTV) @ OBX, many ideas to bolster Sludge's pLay were hairbrained.

"We need a visor-wearing, non-playing Coach"

"Where's our fan with a wooden spatula + cookie sheet?"

"Who's videotaping us?

"Why can't we have nicknames?"

And so it was...






Redhot Mama



The Flying Mum



Monday, October 15, 2007

Week 6: O-B-Happy

Fresh from zero-feet elevation training near Duck (NC), Sludge met up with fellow masters Duck (Pond). The Life's a Beach attitude lingered for the first 3 points.

Down 0-3, the recent beachgoers began to dig out of the sand. As quick as a Keller OBX kitchen lap, Sludge had high tide tied the game! DP quacked about "Sludge's deceptive speed" (Yes, you read this correctly!)

The zone worked better than the OBX hot tub with Middle-Middle Meg and RedHot Wings from Christy + the O kept heating up, faster than the OBX oven, courtesy of "Goal line" Gayle.

After an ebb&flow 15 points, the 8-7 halftime lead was good enough for Charlie to safely leave in our non-pruney hands. True: in the 2nd half, Sludge stepped it up to the next sandbar and accumulated as many points as OBX pizza pie choices.

  • N.I.C.H. solidified his "N" with New cleats.
  • Not sure who he belongs to...but there was a documented tantrum by what looked like a 4 or 5 y.o., not a 45 y.o. Perhaps a lack of yellow cake?

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Left-Right; Repeat

Mucho Congrats to Bucci (bib#406) for completing her first marathon in Baltimore today!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


You Know You're Back From OBX when...
  • You're spending more time out of water now

  • Your feet bottoms are very sore

  • You're a bit sunburn in spots a brown shirt typically covers

  • You miss the sound of crashing waves only yards away

  • You are still finding sand in *special* places

  • The smell of crack chips is burned in your nasal passages

  • You are dreaming of a bigger (& better) Sand Castle building method

  • You want to take a nap at 2pm...& again at 5pm

  • You miss the sounds of the neighbor's beer pong game
...indeed another great time at OBX; already looking fwd to next year.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Where in the World?

Continuing "Where in the World" which pays homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge.

Today's Feature: Sludge.

Q: Where in the World is Sludge?

A: Sludge is in OBX.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Go Big

After many years of environmental stewardship, Nigel has made a (what else) BIG announcement...
he's flipping "The Man" the bird & going solo - an environmental consulting company, Green Pearl.

His first project: Tackle the increasing # of big brown movements in the diapers of Sludge Generation II.

Ya gotta agree -- better Gen. Two than the First Generation!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Thank You to this year's sponsors of Sludge OBX2007 Pre-Planning.
Without your support, Sludge would go ill-prepared and hungry. And nobody wants that.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

We So Smart

A not-so-gentle reminder of what a smart sports choice we have made! Soccer hurts.