Friday, October 31, 2008

Catch the Spirit

headrick frisbeeSince today (Halloween) is a day dedicated to scary subjects...

When Frisbee inventor Ed Headrick died in 2002, family members had his ashes molded into a flying disc, which meant that his grandkids could still play catch with grandpa.

"Frisbee inventor dies" (BBC; Aug 14, '02) lists EH's accomplishments:

> Patented toy maker Wham-O's first designs for the modern Frisbee in 1967, after improving the aerodynamics of the company's initial models.
> Incorporated concentric grooved lines in the top of the discs, making them fly further & with greater accuracy.

> His patent number is now stamped on to millions of Frisbees
> Popularized a wide variety of Frisbee-related sports & founded the Professional Disc Golf Association.

"Killer" Quotes from Ed Headrick:
"We used to say that Frisbee is a religion - Frisbyterians we'd call ourselves"

"When we die, we don't go to purgatory. We just land up on the roof and lay there."

Stay Medium

The fall 2008 season ended the way it started - with a no-decision; the inclement weather won almost as many games (3) as Sludge won (4). With 2 snarly losses, CHarlie hopes the team “stays medium” & brings their OBX-spirited game on Saturday.

Today’s press conference with el Cap was substituted with:

Thursday, October 30, 2008


The 2008 UPA Club Championship starts today. Sixty teams have qualified for the most prestigious Ultimate tournament in North America & are competing in the Masters, Mixed, Open or Women's division. These teams will meet in Sarasota, Fla over 4 days to compete for the 2008 UPA Championship.

For those of you who have other Saturday plans, the UPA and UltiVillage are partnering to bring fans daily clips and live video streaming of the finals of all 4 divisions.

Masters division final: Saturday, Nov 1 @ 3:45pm ET
Open Championship: Sunday, Nov 2 @ 9am
Mixed Final: @ 11:45am
Women's Final: @ 2:30pm


Tourney Time

When: Saturday, November 1st @ North Bethesda.

Three games at: 11am, 1:00pm & 3pm.

Raindate: Saturday, November 8th.

Playoff Date (in case of advancement): Sunday, November 9th.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Engaging News

Overheard on the METRO train this morning in an engaging conversation ...
Kelly + Doug got engaged! Springtime wedding tentatively planned.

Time for Bucci to update her Ode to Kelly!

Wind Advisory

Subject: Wind Advisory / Hazardous Weather

National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for D.C. Metro, until 2AM Wednesday morning. Gusts of 45-50 mph expected. Rain will also continue: prepare for hazardous driving hammering.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


You don't need to break the 600-month milestone to obtain a beauty brown jacket; you do need to reach the milestone if you want the 5-O-fficial Sludge jacket.

patagucci offers a brown hoody ripe for the blustery season. Sorry men, the available hoody colors for you are:
Black w/ black, Real Red & wildWood.

Price: $100

Descrip: This is your go-anywhere hoody from pre-dawn waxing (skiiing) sessions to high-noon corn (?) runs.


Liz used some non-OBX time to put together a little video (3:30) tribute to one of the VP contenders.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Game off, Gamer on

Though our game was canceled due to rain, you could have still played lotsa games.

Week 8: DNP

::Game canceled due to game-time weather::
::Game canceled due to game-time weather::
::Game canceled due to game-time weather::
::Game canceled due to game-time weather::

(DNP* = did not play)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rolling Frisbee Game

Not into reading about physics? That’s cool bcs I found one of those games where you can learn something; or nothing; whatevs.

21 different physics-based online puzzle games - worthy of a few hours of your work day.

Simple game rules: Infect all the yellow balls with the brown colored balls, but don't infect the green balls. (balls = rolling frisbees)
>>>PLAY NOW<<<

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Kids + Sports = Better Health (WaPo 10.13.08)

No surprise here: Kids who play sports and do other physical activities report all kinds of health benefits, feeling better about themselves mentally and physically, a comprehensive new study shows.

The Women's Sports Foundation partnered with Harris Interactive to survey 2,185 children in grades 3 through 12 and 863 parents about the kids' participation in organized sports and other activities such as playing Frisbee and going camping and hiking. You can read the whole report here.

Kids, DO as your parents SAY (frisbee can be organized + a sport), not as they do.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Week 7: Dune' It Poorly

Sludge's return to solid ground brought them to a new Silver Spring field - cOl BrooX school. A few days before Sludge was together on OBeachfrontX property wading around in multiple water sources (ocean, pool, hot tub). hmmmmm...water submersion.

The game started with Sludge stuck in vacation mode. Down 0-4, they found themselves in deep sh*tuff. Literally, there was whole lotta crap on our playing field. Despite being malnourished from not being fed by Joe the plumber the Chef, Sludge shrugged off the deficit to gain some sandsibility by scoring in rectangular shaped boxes marked by four cones. Much thanks to Mike who caught most of the scores in the first half. Down 5-8.

Halftime was loud like a bubbling hot tub where brown voiced their opinions on how to defend DLuvs. With no real D-irection, Sludge toweled off the first half & began anew.

Prune hands begone, Sludge shelled out 3 straight points to start the second half. At 8's Sludge had their chances by creating some D's; nevertheless it was a small respite until the vacationers would turn it over again and be frustrated by the opponent's O. Down 9-13.

What may have been accepted in very recent past as pallin' around on the sunny beach with a morning game AND an afternoon game; Saturday was downright terrorizing. Loss 10-15.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bye Bye, BB

Big Brown Injury Forces His Retirement (10.13.08)

....Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Big Brown has been retired after suffering an injury Monday morning.

The three-year-old injured his right front hoof Monday morning while training at Aqueduct. The injury means that Big Brown will not start in this year's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic versus 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin. The two have been circling each other for the better part of the year.

Big Brown is set to enter stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky. Big Brown won seven of eight career starts for more than $3.6 million.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Arrival to OBX, a sign predicted the extended weekend future:
O ut-of-bounds
L ike land
F risbee

Leaving OBX, the sign changed meaning to:
O rdinary
L eg
F unctionality
Oh, my sand-induced aching calves! Any other O-L-F jumbles??

Friday, October 10, 2008


Just like last year, Jen whipped up a fine recipe to help prevent the monster first Food Lion trip, too many leftovers, & to help cut costs. She believes we saved a half-bushel of yen by doing this last year.

Rob’s Up, Report for Duty - Sun. breakfast +
Pete’s a Pizza
Keeping it Clean
Staples Lime Crack Chips – only?? 3?? bags??

Save Your Receipt$


Contrary to Nigel's forecast, there will now be more water in Sludge's future. To combat Sun Terra's unexpected water evaporation Christy bought gallons upon gallons of [clean] chlorinated water for cavorting purposes. Cavort!

Know the No-No-No

A consideration to add to CH's arsenal of "No Look" pass & "No-Ro." The "No Hands" pass--demonstrated by a magician mind freak (1:06).

Thursday, October 09, 2008



After flirting with injuries for the past few seasons, Gayle officially hung up her ultimate frisbee cleats before the fall 2008 season began.

A week after calling off a lavish ceremony, the speedy Californian used her strong right flicking wrist to store her Sludge brown T-shirt in the spare bedroom's armoire.

::Career Stats::
120 games . 44 playoff games . 16 savage games.
56 goals caught
17 goals thrown (forehand)
1 goal thrown (backhand)
2 severed plantar facis

::Past Sludgey Awards::
Best Sludgefest Hostess 2005
Most Improved Award 2006
World Peace Award 2007

Sunny Outlook

With the financial news being less than sunny, Nigel brightens up our day with a fantastic outlook. Those hefty lobbying efforts his consulting company does on behalf of Sludge shore does pay off in times like these.

Sat: Oct 11
Partly Cloudy
HI: 75° LO: 66° Rain: 20%

Sun: Oct 12
Mostly Sunny
HI: 74° LO: 64° Rain: 20%

Mon: Oct 13
HI: 75° LO: 64° Rain: 20%

Tue: Oct 14
Partly Cloudy
HI: 76° LO: 65° Rain: 10%

Wed: Oct 15
Partly Cloudy
HI: 76° LO: 64° Rain: 20%

Thu: Oct 16
Partly Cloudy
HI: 74° LO: 63° Rain: 20%

Fri: Oct 17
Partly Cloudy
HI: 71° LO: 63° Rain: 10%

Sat: Oct 18
Partly Cloudy
HI: 70° LO: 63° Rain: 20%

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


For someone who is known to slowdown, this certain owner of a Dupont condo tested the housing market over last weekend. Two days later...$SOLD!

Congrats to Rob for avoiding bubble bursting & instead enjoying a burst of his wallet.


Thank You to this year's sponsors of Sludge OBX2008 Pre-Planning.
Without your support, Sludge would go ill-prepared and hungry. And nobody's paying for that!

Platinum Sponsors

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Week 5: Nirvana

::Game 1::
Regardless of being down 2-3 on a perfect weather day, Sludge kept their spirits up with a let's-play-2 'tude. Where our opponents relied on the long hucks, Sludge controlled the pace and allowed the slight wind to pickup any cross field tosses out of bounds. Advantage…Sludge! In baseball terms, Sludge's approach was using the bunt and steal, hit-&-run and in general didn’t rely on homers to manufacture runs.

If baseball calls that “small ball,” then the stable offense on display shall be called AGLET.

Like CHOmPping down a tree, small bits powered brown to an 8-3 lead.

In football when there's a memorable play, an instant nickname is bestowed (Immaculate Reception; The Catch); 2 such plays happened in the 2nd half:

>Hangover: Trajectory, speed, distance - el perfect-o; Joe flung one that hung over the field from endline-to-end zone, where Nigel caught one for a sweet score in full stride.
>Nape: In another Nigel catch, Bucci pulled off the rare back of the neck of the opponent to perfectly popup in the air for an end of the game score.

Sludge won 15-8.

::Game 2::
Brown kept the good times flowin' to the chagrin of our archfriendlies. Great spacing and the ability of getting behind the defense, again, worked to Sludge’s advantage. All the way to an 8-1 controlled romp.

Our friends awoke from their sleEPApnea and made a pointed second half. Although their rescue package gained confidence, the Sludge caucus maintained the majority & denied the bailout.
Start: 0-0
1st half scoring: Us +8; Them +1
2nd half scoring: Us +7; Them +9 .
End: 15-10

Analysts would say this proves the theory: You can't win a game in the first half, but you sure can lose it.

Notes: Grandma Char demonstrated excellent coverage.
For gender reasons, Sludge traded MattHew & gained a Mona.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Too aCute

"I (may have) caught a
NoroV this big!"

CH spread the news about his catching ability. Much hope that Typhoid CHarlie's germy generosity wasn't distributed around Saturday.

Norovirus infection is highly contagious. Follow these suggestions to help prevent norovirus infection from spreading:
> Practice good hygiene, including thorough hand washing.
> Avoid contact sports if you have acute gastroenteritis.

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: Meg.

Q: Where in the World was Meg?

A: Meg was in Sri Lanka. Proof below...

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: David.

Q: Where in the World is David?

A: David is in Durham.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Ultimate Past Time

The MLB Playoffs are in full swing, so what better way to honor America's past time than to hybridize it with Ultimate.

Rules of Ultibase
> Teams of 4-6.
> Played on a baseball diamond.
> 3 outs, change sides, all normal baseball rules apply (force outs, fly balls, etc).

The differences…
Pitching: There is no pitcher, only a batter.
Batting: One foot on home plate, disc in hand, throwing the disc into the field of play is the equivalent of hitting it. Throw whatever throw you want.
Running: You can’t start running (from base to base or leave home plate) until the disc hits fair territory.
Foul balls: Along with the normal foul territory, the foul territory extends into the infield. With diamonds with infield grass, the grass is foul. With diamonds w/o infield grass, a line should drawn in the dirt where the grass would be (~5 or so feet in from the imaginary line that goes from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd).

With more than 6 players, multiple smaller teams can be made (i.e. 3 teams of 3, 4 teams of 3), with more than one team in the field together (not more than 6 players in the field at one time), and possibly a team waiting to bat.
{Source: Unknown}

Thursday, October 02, 2008

These Cleats were Made for Running

Just bcs Maryland says it's official, doesn't justify a walkathon during our doubleheader on Saturday.

Host of new laws walk into Maryland (WBJ - 10/01/08):
A collection of new laws take effect Wednesday in Maryland, and one includes an official state exercise. Maryland is the first state in the nation to designate an official state exercise, and the state picked walking.

In attempt to slash the price tag for public health problems in Maryland, walking was chosen because it is low impact and merits high results.

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 Boston.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Senior Moment

Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Senior Olympic Committee and co-sponsored by Northern Virginia Recreation and Parks Departments, the Northern Virginia Senior Olympic Program is held annually in No.Va. & open to all senior residents ages 50 years and older.

Events include: Ten Pin Bowling, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Golf & not to be confused with Sludge's fall Schedule...(Tuesday Sept 23rd @ 1pm - Lee District Park)
...Frisbee Throw (!!!)

Leave RQ Time

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