Monday, June 30, 2008

Outta this World

Gravity got you down? Feel better knowing your tax dollar$ are being used for oUterspace Fun spOrts.

The Future of Space Sports (25 April 2008):

Astronauts, by necessity, work hard in space. But during their precious time off aboard the International Space Station (ISS), some spaceflyers are picking their brains to come up with the future of space sports.

Space station astronauts are scheduled to work an average of about 6 1/2 hours each day, with about two hours set aside for exercise and about 8 1/2 reserved for sleep. But astronauts, like the rest of us, will squeeze in some fun during their off-hours.

In addition to their space treadmill and stationary bike, they've played weightless basketball, Frisbee and tossed boomerangs, to name a few. But the rules change in the absence of gravity.

"It definitely takes skill to be able to throw objects in space," said Whitson, adding it has to be developed just like the ability to move in weightless. "Overcoming an opponent requires some skill. I think there'll be a lot of new games that they come up with."

Friday, June 27, 2008

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: Joe.

Q: Where in the World is Joe?

A: Joe is in Italy.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kid Stuff

PBSKids look at the joys of Ultimate Frisbee:

You’re running through a big field of grass (or sandy beach), trying to catch a flying disc that a whole bunch of people are trying to keep away from you.
Are you:
>Stealing pizza from an outdoor Italian banquet?
>Breaking up a day of skeet shooting?
>Trying to smuggle a UFO out of Area 51?

NO! You’re playing Ultimate Frisbee!
Submit your VOTE: Which aspect of Ultimate sounds the coolest?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Step On It

What images do you conjure up after reading:
"Simultaneously evoking a sense of movement & serenity."

Sludge's super spring season or rugs in Atlanta?

FurnitureStyle Mag gives the low-down on the latest looks in rugs that are soon to be hitting Atlanta showroom floors. This season, look for rugs in two lively color trends: spices oranges(Warm, inviting color combinations that pair fresh orange, pumpkin and persimmon with spicy red and soothing beige, yellow and brown bring fashion to floors by way of intriguing patterns and lush textures) and elegant garnets (Your best bet: rich, dark reds paired with warm beiges[brown] and golds).


Sweat be sweet when used a natural body coolant, except not-so sweet when your soaked socks from last week are found composting 6 days later.

What to do?
1. Don't Panic.
2. Look around to make sure no one has caught you in this gaffe.
3. Turn away & grab the composting heap.
4. Look around to make sure Allen Funt isn't around.
5. Smell the tubular pair to gain a full nasal understanding of your gaffe.
6. Run to the laundry machine & dunk your sox.
7. Launder your odor'd pair using a super oxygenated commercial remedy
Win: High Performance Sport Detergent OR Penguin: Sport-Wash.

Works on brown shirts, too!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lefty Loosey

You will hafta wait until the fall season to use the same plea Big Brown's been trotting around for not finishing first place in the Belmont....the excuse: A loose screw shoe.

[Recent] photos show a dislodged shoe on the horse's right hind hoof about 200 yards into the Belmont. There was no evidence of injury to the hoof after the race, but Iavarone didn't think it could have been comfortable for the horse, who was wearing an acrylic patch on his left front hoof to compensate for a painful quarter crack.

"When a shoe comes off, it does throw a horse out of balance, but it depends how traumatically it happens and at what stage of the race," Greg Bennett, the primary veterinarian for Rick Dutrow, Big Brown's trainer told the paper. "A couple nails can loosen up, which can cause a lot of problems and affect a horse's performance.

Wood Ya

Amy wants to know: 'Wood-ya' be interested in some ulty-on-the-beach practice [before OBX08 in October] at WildWood?

Tournament: 16 th Annual Wildwood Co-Ed Beach Ultimate
When: Saturday, July 26th & Sunday, July 27th, 2008
Where: Wildwood, NJ (On the Beach...2 Blocks North of the Ferris Wheel). Deadline: June 30, 2008

Blast to the Past Rememberance: WW15 (2007).

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ultimate Ultimate

This 2-yr old vid (0:28) has been getting tossed around the last few weeks...take a minute & watch it 2 times...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sit & Spin

Plastic Frisbees happily get their revenge on anyone who ever pushed, hucked or pulled them around.

Adventureland (Farmingdale, NY) describes The Frisbee Amusement Park Ride as: Roll and Whirl through the air on the Frisbee; a spin-and-swing ride of mammoth proportions; others label "the Ride Most Likely to Make You Nauseous"...for 5 tickets.

Picture yourself attached to a huge spinning disc, and you know what this ride
entails. Fair warning: Don't go on it right after lunch. It's a good place to
dry out after the water flume - the spinning action makes it feel like you're
stuck in a spin cycle.
-->12-second motion picture of the ride in motion<--

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sweet Ultimates

Sweet, brown & soft in the middle - we can all relate, right? Right??

From the makers of HOTPOCKETS®, comes a mouth-watering product, NESTLE's refrigerated Cookie Dough, called Ultimates.

The higher-priced Ultimates, including White Macadamia Nut & Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip varieties, feature fewer, bigger cookies per package. They use "premium" ingredients to appeal to adults as a "special treat'' rather than as something they would make for kids.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Intern Season

To properly acknowledge the beginning of Intern Season...a hilarious classic from The Onion.

Guess What—It's Tom DeLay's Frisbee Now
(April 27, 2005)

Damn it! What did I tell you kids? Yeah, I'm talking to you, you little hippie freaks. Didn't I tell you to stop messing around on the Capitol lawn?
Oh yeah? Is that so? Well, guess what. It's Tom DeLay's Frisbee now. No, I'm not going to "toss it back," and don't call me "dude." Very important people are trying to legislate in here...

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: Charlie.

Q: Where in the World is Charlie?

A: CH is in Colorado.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Yabba Dabba Doo

With David & Gayle's automobile on its last leg they started exploring some different wheels.  Using your feet to $ave gas is the new cool, but driving-with-feet just tires David too easily.

So, after due diligence research of Consumer Report’s top 10 list of most fuel efficient autos, they bought a new bike car - Honda Fit.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hay Now

I have finally recovered from watching beloved Big Brown straggle to the finish line, losing the 140th Belmont Stakes -- & the Triple Crown.

Only 11 horses have ever won thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. The grueling schedule of 3 races in five weeks at longer distances than most three-year-olds have previously run is probably the most difficult task any horse will face in their racing career. Affirmed in 1978 remains the last Triple Crown winner.

Big Brown diminished his reputation as a racehorse and might have significantly decreased his value as a stallion, not to mention his marketing value. Before the Preakness, Three Chimneys Farm in Midway Ky., purchased a percentage of Big Brown’s stallion rights in a deal valued at $60 million.

Big Brown did make history by becoming the first horse to win the KY Derby & win the Preakness, and then finish last in the Belmont.

Kentucky Derby: 2:01.82 for the 1.25 miles - 1st place!

Preakness: 1:54.80 for the 1 3-16 miles - 1st place!

Belmont: 5:12:58.92 for the 1.5 miles - last place?!

Won 2 games, lost 1 - sounds familiar.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Joe v Volcano

Joe invites you to summer party pickup:

It's summertime and the temperature's rising!! Therefore, it's time to consider a 9:30 am pickup time starting this Saturday morning @ Polo Fields. It gives us the chance to play in cooler temps & before the hordes arrive. RSVP to Joe.

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: Sludge.

Q: Where in the World is/was Sludge?

A: Matthew was in Williamsburg.
Russ was on a camping trip.
Rob is traveling in South America. (vague)
Andrew was in Asia. (very vague)
Michael was in Caribbean isle soUth of BahamAs.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


To supplement your weekly dose of brown, ingest these dietary nuggets:

Myth: Brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs.

Fact: Egg shell color has nothing to do with nutrient value of an egg. White hens lay white eggs, and brown hens lay brown eggs.

Myth: Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar.

Fact: Brown sugar is refined white sugar with molasses added. The darker the brown sugar, the more molasses it contains. The molasses adds some minerals, but you would have to eat a lot of brown sugar to gain any significant benefit.

Source: dailycamera

Monday, June 09, 2008


From: AlertDC
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 9:38:25 AM
To: Weather 24-7 Recipients
Subject: Code Red today

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has determined that the Air Quality Index for today is at Code Red. Code Red is called when there is stagnant air, little chance of rain, high humidity, and temperatures above 95° Children should reduce outdoor activities, healthy individuals should limit strenuous outdoor work or exercise, and individuals with respiratory or heart ailments should limit all outdoor activities.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Gallup Poll III

The Belmont Stakes takes place Saturday, June 7th, @ Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The 4-legged horse race is the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown, following 5 weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and 3 weeks after the Preakness Stakes.

Will Big Brown have another winning movement?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Flatish Plastic Water Meter

Calgary leaks out an inventive water conservation campaign - Fill a Frisbee, Save a River.

From the Canadian Metro News:
Dogs love to chase it, hippies love to toss it and, now, everyone should use it as a water meter.

That’s about all a lawn needs every week to stay healthy,” said City of Calgary Water Services public program coordinator, Kate Murray, adding if a person takes their Frisbee, turns it upside down under their sprinkler, the amount of time it takes to fill up should be all a lawn needs to maintain its green sheen.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Playoffs: 05.31.08

Gayle, Jen, Amy, Mike, CH, NICH, Joe, & Brian were a heroic savage 8 - ending Sludge's season with a victory! David was an awesome cheer/chairleader as the notso-big brown pushed ahead of UnC.  Sludge dropped down to the classic savage 7 (4:3) as UnC tied the game at 11.

Sludge banded together @ Anacostia Park to win the next 2 points, winning 13-11, yet gave up the advancement spot to our opponents.

Well done on another fun-tastic season!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hammer Throw is Now Relatively Safe

The World's Spookiest Weapons - 05.09.08
Cyborg animals, psychotropics and flying lasers are just some of the terrifying weapons government labs have cooked up over the years.

Modular Disc-Wing Urban Cruise Munition (Image 18 of 20)

Again, we're fans of the colloquial name: robotic frisbees of death. Currently in development under the auspices of the Air Force, the frisbees of death are robotic drones in the shape of flying discs and are designed for short flights into difficult to reach areas, like the upper stories of tall buildings or behind unnavigable obstacles. Sent airborne from a modified skeet launcher, the drones can either fly automatically or be piloted remotely from the ground. They'll be packed with armor-piercing explosives and can be set to detonate all at once or to disperse their payload over a range.

Boris Johnson should reconsider his "funny" quote.