Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Week 4: DNP

::Game canceled due to weather::
::Game canceled due to weather::
::Game canceled due to weather::
::Game canceled due to weather::

(DNP* = did not play)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sure of Our Shore

No-name storm lands with rain, gusts in Carolinas (Sept 26.08):

A dozen houses were condemned in the Outer Banks town of Nags Head when waves exposed septic tanks, WRAL-TV reported. Officials said wind-driven tides flooded NC Highway 12 at times on Hatteras Island.
OBeXtraordinaire-organizer Christy provides commentary: Septic tanks?...As in sludge??...Mere Coincidence? I think not. It may be Nags Head way of saying "Come Back Sludge!" but this news has me happy we choose a different stretch of the shore this time.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tock & Roll

Pass the time while you wait for the "Hotline" to be updated. WARNING: Not to be used to practice your stop-the-rolling-disc moves.

'About Time' Details
Poetry in motion, this innovative clock reveals the passing of time by rolling around your desk and telling time in one long continuous sentence. Designed in reaction to our stressed lives, where we tend to plan our daily activities to the minute, this clock simply tells you "It's about six o'clock" or "it's almost seven now". While rolling around your table, the slow but constant, almost meditative motion allows you to relax and maybe even forget about time for a few minutes.

:Product Specs:
Dimensions: 9" dia, 3.5"D
Material: Anodized Aluminum
Price: US$229.00

Decode the Riddle

Smi Lela Tert
O Da YYo
Uw On TF
Eel Li Keit!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Did you receive an OBeXcel spreadsheet in your Inbox? Instant indication of 'Showing Signs of Organization.'

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


What Can Brown Do For You? was inducted into Advertising's Walk of Fame on Monday. The UPS slogan is now as legendary as 'I Want my MTV,' 'Just Do It,' & 'DING! You are now free to move about the country.'

What brown can do for me is...make UPS calls when the disc is in the air.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Week 3: Rock 'em, Sock 'em

"CH is a real Sludger, not a slogger, so to help tell his story we hired a ghostwriter."

First half was tight like a tube sock 2 sizes too small. Back and forth...1-1, down 1-3, 4-5, & then down 1 point at half. The brown zone had a bit of a black hole in the middle where Liz's team spent lotsa free time.

The Russ,MicHael,Caroline-less Sludge tried playing person that just wasn't up to snuff to MattHew's standards. Fifteen feet of cushion isn't even accepted in pickup, darn it!

SIDEBAR: 14 feet playing defense is a good working objective.

Any who, Sludge evened the score @ 8's then went on a head-raising run in the second half, winning 15-10.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fysics Behind Phrisbees

Not as detailed as an Injection Molding Machine, but good 411...especially during all those times fielding a question like:
It's all in the Physics. Forward flight pushes air at the Frisbee's leading edge two ways. Half of the air goes over the top of the disc and the other half of the air goes under.

So the next time you play with your Frisbee and someone asks you how a Frisbee flies, the answer is very simple. It is because of its genius design of a very simple yet complex toy.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Rest assured the SLOG keeps abreast of industry trends & conducts market analyses to ensure that we're mostly up-to-date and can provide Sludge with the info needed to manage risk in the most appropriate, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

As a source of protein, needed to build and repair muscles, Peanut Butter can contribute to quality leverage. Stay diversified with Real Goods' PB Mixer ($12) .

Thursday, September 18, 2008

NICH, Inc.

NICH incorporates "I" to be for Interior Decorator, who knew?

Tired Of Renovating? Paint Instead
(National Post Sept 13, '08)

In fall, colours tend to be deeper and richer, says CH of Chris Hays Interiors.

"Fall colours are all about earthy tones found in nature," she says.

While the fall palette changes subtly each year (as do the spring, summer and winter palettes), basic colours are driven by what's hot in the clothing and home fashion industries, Ms.(?) Hays says. Here are colours you might want to consider in your home this fall:

Brown Beige never goes out of style. Deep chocolate is perfect because in traditional decor it can be paired with another earth-tone, such as green, and in a contemporary look, it complements bright aqua blue or purple. It also goes well with camel, antique gold or straw gold.

Orange Think pumpkin-pie with its brown undertones. It can be paired with camel, antique gold or straw gold.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Into Heat Politics

An advertising agency gives pet owners a chance to get political & vote for their most-loved furry friend — cats or dogs.

For the undecided pet owner, a "Top 10" list is featured on each site to sway voters. The top reason to vote cat: Dogs eat their own poop. The top reason to vote dog: Cats can’t catch a Frisbee.

Cast your vote on: CatsAreBetter.com OR DogsAreBetter.com [websites no longer exist]

Monday, September 15, 2008

Week 2: Run for the Hills

NFL coaches like to encourage their team 'to start fast & finish strong.' If you were to look in on Sludge's Saturday with this bookend perspective, then consider the professional (sports) advice heeded.

::Game 1::
After a slow, yet anticipated arrival to Mhills, Sludge made landfall as a Category 5. Reinforcements arrived in time for a full squad by mid-first half. Good short cuts to open space, excellent movement of the spinning disc and hurried damage to FC's offense led to a +1 lead at half.

Near the shore of the end zone was where the real destruction was felt. Kinda slugly, sometimes slilly & always sloppy (<-- hey, that one works). A bit of a disaster as Sludge attempted the lesser known waterfront-retaining-wall offense. This horizontal spreading just didn't work well to foster points. The game remained close as Sludge survived the subprime crisis @ 13 all, but dropped like Wall Street. Loss 13-15.

::Game Scrimmage 2::
Re-Run was lacking running mates so the game was downgraded as a play-to-eleven. The game's pace lacked the intensity of category classification formality. With more qualifications than an Alaskan guv,the MJ-less Sludge negotiated a steady flow of accomplishments in the end zone. The Sludge community was well organized for an easy victory 11-4.

::Post ponement of nap Game::
Chips, salsa, guac, chips, salsa, margaritas, pinatas, salsa, cerveza @ Mi Rancho!

::Game Notes::
>Bronchitis & running is not fun.
>Caroline liked us, she really liked us!

Le Pain Baguettes Pain

If you thought Russ had gone "MAD," then you can blame it on Montrealian bread. Russ chipped his front tooth on a hard dinner roll. As of Saturday PM, the tooth chip was still exploring his inards. Boeuf!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

BB in NJ

Big Brown, won again!  At Saturday's Monmouth Park in New Jersey, again.

It was a race that the 3-year-old Big Brown could have easily lost. BB completed the mile and an eighth of Monmouth's Stakes in 1 minute 47.41 seconds and paid $3.20 for a $2 bet to win. 

Negotiating a turf course softened by a half-inch of rain, Big Brown overcame everything thrown in his way to win the Monmouth Stakes by a neck. Considering that the course had to be tiring for the horses as a result of overnight rain, it was a testing pace.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


[I am] allergic to any form
of exercise that's not Frisbee.

-- Jack Black (via Celebrity Profile)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fall 08 Schedule

Fall 2008
Week# - Date @ Location & Time (updated 10/20/08)

Week 1 – Sept 6
Montgomery Hills #2 @ 2PM

Week 2 – Sept 13
Montgomery Hills #2 @ 2 PM
Montgomery Hills #1 @ 4 PM

Week 3 – Sept 20
Montgomery Hills #1 @ 4 PM

Week 4 – Sept 27
Montgomery Hills #2 @ 4 PM

Week 5 – Oct 4
Montgomery Hills #1 @ 2PM
Montgomery Hills #1 @ 4PM

Week 6 – Oct 11
Beach @ OBX

Week 7 – Oct 18
Brooke #1 @ 12PM
[Colonel E. Brooke Lee Middle School - 11800 Monticello Ave, Silver Spring, MD]

Week 8 – Oct 25
Anacostia South #1 @ 10AM
[Turn left when you go into the park and they are just south of the Sousa Bridge and the normal entrance. North of existing football/soccer field.]

North Bethesda #2 @ 12PM

Week 9 – Nov 1
Tourney Play @ TBD

Week 10 – Nov 8
Playoffs @ TBD

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mister Bill

Bill Nye, the Science Frisbee Guy, is a TV star again on the channel with a green frisbee in their logo.

On his new show Stuff Happens, acclaimed Mr. Bill explains the full life cycle of stuff - what happens when we use stuff, where it goes when we're through with it, & how it impacts the environment and the entire planet.

Week 1: DNP

::Game canceled due to weather::

Showers from a Hurricane Tropical Storm prevented our scheduled game on Saturday.

::Game canceled due to weather::

(DNP* = did not play)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Who's Slaughing Now?

Castrol caught my intrigue again...
SLUDGE: it's only funny when it happens to someone else!?

57% better Sludge protection...(0:32)

Friday, September 05, 2008


Week 1 Game: 2pm EDT @ Montgomery Hills (MD).

This weekend Sludge has a destiny with vegetables. You will be either:
a) playing FiCar on the field* in a game to 15 .
b) fighting over carrots at the grocery store in a race to stock up before the predicted Hurricane.

*Hanna-caused rainout is expected.

A Wise Person Once Said

As another fall season breathes energy into our life...
'There are two ways to live your life -

one is as though nothing is a miracle,

the other is as though
everything is a miracle.'

--Albert Einstein

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Hannah the Hurricane gives some practical advice for thinking about being well-positioned on the frisbee field when there's a spinning disc about to be caught:
Do not only focus on the point of landfall.

Impacts will be felt well away

from the center of the circulation.

DC-area residents are urged to begin preparing now for the possibility of severe weather this weekend. Early forecasts indicate the possibility that the District will be impacted by Hanna, which is expected to reach the District on Saturday. The storm may bring heavy rains and high winds. Residents should also prepare an emergency kit that includes non-perishable food and water (one gallon per person per day) for at least 3 to 5 days. Medical supplies, a flashlight, a battery-powered radio and extra batteries, AND A FRISBEE along with supplies for infants or pets should also be included.


With skool back in session & OBX just around the corner, we all best be in the know.

Drinking Games: Post-Sec Edition A few more ideas to keep your study buddies on their toes at the back-to-class beer gardens (08.28.08):

Let me preface this by stating an obvious (yet often unheeded) word of caution: drink responsibly....With that out of the way, I’ll stop lecturing you like an ornery professor and move on to a topic that’s fun for the whole family: drinking games. ..., so here’s a brief rundown of some tried and true inebriation sports.


September usually has its share of warm days, so do yourself a favour and get outside to enjoy the lush, verdant campus before it turns into a barren wasteland of frigid, suicide-inducing wind and hip-shattering icy sidewalks. To play, you’ll need two small tables placed 40 feet apart, an empty beer bottle on each table, a Frisbee, and four players. The object of the game is to knock down your opponent’s beer bottle, causing the opposing team to chug their drinks. In addition, the Frisbee must be caught on each turn; if it hits the ground, the team who missed it must take a drink. The game is usually played with a few other rules, such as taking a drink for dropping or spilling your drink (the game must be played with a drink in one hand), stepping over the imaginary line in front of the table, handing off the Frisbee (it must always be tossed), missing a turn (throwing alternates between players), bouncing the Frisbee off the ground in front of the opponents, or throwing way off course.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Keller bids 'Adieu to summer' in her own colorful way. So cute!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: Russ.

Q: Where in the World is Russ?

A: Russ is not in Michigan.

Monday, September 01, 2008


This is CH & I approved this message:

Subject: Die is cast for Sludge Fall season 2008
So............I registered Sludge for the fall to continue in the B division.
We have our usual crowd of men and are waiting to hear from our last couple of women to get off the fence......
First game will be next weekend, September 6th. (7-8 Saturdays thru September & October)
Looking forward to playing with y'all.
Paid For By the Sludge League Re-Season Campaign.