Saturday, February 28, 2009

Where in the World?

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

Today's Features: Meg & Joe.

Q: Where in the World is Meg?

A: Meg is in Venice.

Q: Where in the World is Joe?

A: Joe is in "The Nation's Summer Capital" - Rehobeth.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Lasting Impression

dragAttend pickup tomorrow to demonstrate human evolution from that so-1.5-million-years-ago upright stride to running gait with cleated foot.

Earliest modern gait found in ancient footprints
(AP Feb 26, '09)

More than a million years ago an ancient human ancestor walked across a sandy plain in eastern Africa, leaving footprints that scientists are now hailing as the earliest evidence of modern upright walking.

The footprints, dated to between 1.51 million and 1.53 million years ago, were discovered at Ileret, Kenya, researchers report in Friday's edition of the journal Science.

With a large toe parallel to the other toes, the prints indicate a modern upright stride, the researchers said. They are likely to have been made by the early hominid Homo ergaster or early Homo erectus. ...

Hear Ye, Here Ye

Tapes 'n Tapes bring their loon-y indie to DC's Rock 'n Roll Hotel tonight. Pretty good for a band hailing from the home of SLUDGE COFFEE.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Good people, greetings from 5S...

Do More.
With less More

..5S........................more sssssoon...

Suit Up

brnwuitAdvice I hope you won't need.

The Chronic offer fashion advice to interviewees in
How to Dress for Your Interview

...if you're interviewing for a job, you might want to pay some attention to the way you dress. Because interviewers are going to make judgments about you, fair or not, based on how you present yourself. And what you wear is part of your overall presentation.

...suggest that male candidates...If you're determined to wear a suit, go with something in an earth tone, like brown or tan. tones (brown, olive, tan) are appropriate for jackets and slacks.

Your shoes should be black (with navy or gray slacks) or brown (with brown, olive, or tan slacks.)

Socks should match your slacks, not your shirt or jacket.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

BoH, Oh BoH!

boheeDoes it get any better than a great alt-rock band offering a quality disc (175g)? Actually, yes. If the disc also could be played like a vinyl record.

Band Of Horses Flourish Frisbee
Black Ultra-Star 175 gram disc with BoH logo in white and flourish in silver. The Ultra-Star 175 is the real deal - the world standard disc for Ultimate tournaments and the official disc of the Ultimate Players Association Championship Series.
Price: $15


Good people, greetings from 5S...

U have brown shirt(s).
Put them to good use.

On Saturdays. spring & fall.

..5S........................more sssssoon...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Someday, maybe even as soon as tomorrow, you'll thank me for this post...

Playing an active role in the health of (grand)children [02.23.09]

There is an expression that says: "a grandparent is a parent who has a second chance." Indeed, many grandparents feel less stress than when they were a working parent and now have more time and energy to spend with a grandchild.

As a grandparent, your special relationship with a grandchild provides a unique opportunity for you to be a positive role model. You do not replace the parents, but you can reinforce their message when it comes to teaching young people about lifelong healthy habits.

Wondering how to be a good role model in the lives of your grandchildren? Consider these points:

Get moving together. There is lots to do outside, including kicking a ball, walking, hiking, biking and throwing a Frisbee. You might plan a special outing such as bowling, swimming, or skating. If you haven't been very active, remember to start slowly and gradually increase activity levels. ...

The role of grandparent is a special one, not the least of which is helping a younger generation enjoy health for life!


The SlapChop(R) product is a marvel [Vid (2:01)], but could use a more Frisbee-friendly name.

Some suggested names:
> Never.Clog
> Lotsa.Cuts
> Cut.Much.Then.Eat
> Multiple.Cuts.Give.Throwing.Options

Monday, February 23, 2009

BIG Brown Movement

A big brown movement is afoot stemming from the sucky snews! With OLF as a template, "5S" was founded for peaceful pinpointed propaganda purposes. Totally inept to launch a page on MyFace, FaceSpace, MyBook, BookSpace (what's that social networking site's name?) 5S, instead, hacked into the SLOG.

Good people, greetings from 5S...which stands for:
Seeking to
Stave off
..........................more sssssoon...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: MattHew.

Q: Where in the World is Matthew?

A: Matthew is in Puerto Rico.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

In Activated Sludge?

Hope you noticed the really BIG deal 
posted last week in small print...

This could Sludge's final season!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekend Plans

Officially "Clique League will start the weekend of March 14th and play on Saturdays into early June."

If only 3 more Saturdays before the start of the spring season doesn't prompt you to attend winter pickup, then consider these:

  • You have not yet lost the glove for your throwing hand
  • Your [add: body part] is mostly healed
  • Serves as an excuse to layout

Thursday, February 19, 2009


whut“Change is inevitable -
except from a vending machine.”

Here's my recent To-Do list...
+Buy a V-day gift. Done.

+Buy a makeup V-day gift after the original present wasn’t as loved as I had envisioned. Done.

+Do quality control on the SLupgrade. Done.

+Buy sunblock.

+Stre$$ about the econOMGy.

+Stem PB cravings every time the yummy goodness is mentioned in the news lately.

+Support WAMU's Member Drive (*not* WaMu)

+Email CHarlie saying Yea or Nay for the spring 2009 season.

+Send someone in Califronia a house-warming gift. Not needed bcs Rob thinks he can "unsubscribe" instead of performing the arduous task of clicking once on <DELETE>?! Yep, that's the button that looks similar to giving the not-so-good ‘You’re #1’ hand signal “delete”.

Once brown, always brown, unless you don’t have an email address /OR/ get kicked off the team /OR/ have a cool nickname /OR/ are taller than a tree /OR/ get engaged. Do keep in touch, Rob.]
--> BTW, this could Sludge's final season.


snciKeep away from big-mouthed children [NewSci]

A bought Frisbee has a label on it saying: "Not suitable for children under 3 years because of small parts." The only part involved is the frisbee itself, which has a diameter of over 20 centimetres . Observation: "There must be some pretty large-mouthed under-3-year-olds around."

If the 8"-mouthed persons do exist, they'd excel at catching like a dog.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Cuff Above

cupffA line of wooden jewelry and accessories made from reclaimed architectural veneer offcuts. Exotic wood scraps from local industry are formed, glued and shaped by hand in our Vancouver workshop.

:Coffee Cuff:
Formed around a take-out coffee cup, this cuff satisfies both form & function -- the bracelet doubles as a java jacket. Made with reclaimed architectural veneer offcuts.
Wood color: Brownish
Size: approx. 2¼" wide
Price: $68 CAD

Can do like Canine

"The Frisbee catch is a standard trick for many breeds of dogs... [vid 1:11]

...Timing . Balance . Strength . Coordination . "

Good advice for humans, too! Note: Catch location may be different than the canines.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Try, Try Again

With Ultimate not Olympicized, "flying disc" joins fistball, korfball & tug-of-war at the InterWoGa.

Tryout camps for Team USA's Flying Disc squad are occurring this weekend (February 21-22) in Los Angeles, & next weekend (February 28-March 1) in Sarasota.

Team USA Coach plans to select 20 athletes to become members of the Team USA squad, with 13 athletes scheduled to compete at the World Games, July 19-21 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.

Up' On & Under

ON time & UNDER budget for the scheduled upgrade!

Received feedback aplenty on the SLOG upgrade & hafta report the status of upgrade requests...
:Not fulfilled:
  • Upgrading airline ticket (coach -->first class)
  • Upgrading government job payscale
    (GS-10 --> 16)
  • Pimping your automobile with custom floor mats

  • :Successfully Fulfilled:
  • New/upgraded Archive of posts (see right) for history
  • New/upgraded labels on posts (see right) for classification
  • Links to New & Older posts (see bottom) finally! for navigation
  • Updated the broken vid link on this post
  • Monday, February 16, 2009

    Count on it

    How old would you be if you 
    didn't know how old you are?

    --Satchel Paige

    Saturday, February 14, 2009

    Where in the World?

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

    Today's Feature: Bucci.

    Q: Where in the World is Bucci?

    A: Bucci is in Philaceltica.

    Friday, February 13, 2009

    Pillow Talk

    pillohStill no V-Day gift? Don’t sleep on it, well, actually go ahead...

    Layout For Love - Pillowcase Gift Set (Set of Two)

    :Product Description:
    Color: White
    Size: 30" x 20" (Fits most Standard & Queen sized pillows)
    Material: Peachskin Satin - 100% Microfibre
    Price: $24.99 USD

    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Fa¢elift for a Penny

    scentIn honor of today's bicentennial birthday of the 16th prez, the US Mint redesigned the very brownish one-cent coin (penny).

    ... the 100-year-old Lincoln penny is actually an American artistic milestone: Its debut marked the first appearance of a real person on a US coin...After the nation’s birth, putting a president on a coin “smacked of royalty,” says an expert, so George Washington opposed his own metallic representation.

    Instead, generic symbols of liberty appeared on money, which by the 20th century Theodore Roosevelt pushed for the use of an image of Lincoln by a favorite artist. When the pennies appeared in 1909, they were so popular that some sold them for 25 cents. Today, despite their waning appeal, the Mint will update pennies with new backs showing 4 stages of Lincoln’s life:
  • Early Childhood (KY)
  • Formative Years (IN)
  • Professional Life (IL)
  • Beard Growing Days (DC)
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2009


    VS: say the outright lie about the earmarks, so let's go right to that.

    H: I got -- I -- look, I got five pages --

    VS: Give me -- give me some examples.

    H: A Frisbee park -- a Frisbee golf course, Greta?

    VS: Well, why is he saying -- why do you think he's saying that, no earmarks? Why is he saying no earmarks?

    H: This is like an Orwellian speak that I can't really figure out. For example, they say that people that don't pay taxes are gonna get a tax cut. I define that as welfare. If they -- if they make a Frisbee park -- a Frisbee golf course -- I don't even know what a Frisbee golf course is."

    Full transcript & vid [1:13]

    Cin City

    cinWhat's brownish, pungent, yet sweet? Cinnamon.

    Per a blurb in WoHe, the brown spice is:
    > A true wonder in terms of health protection
    > Research-linked with reducing blood sugar & cholesterol
    > Found to increase alertness

    What's brownesque, heady, yet crazy? This recommended intake of cinnamon... Dr. Kulze recommends .5 -1.5 teaspoons (1-2 stix) a day!

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    Grounded Research

    brwnThe science behind this was recently proven ...
    the likelihood of being covered in
    brown (mud) from the slippy field on Saturday caused me to be more stable.

    Can color improve your performance? (Feb 7.09)

    Did you know that color has a quick & powerful impact on the choices you make every day? According to six different research studies in the Journal o' Science ... In stress-management combining the five senses creates a powerful relaxation synergy, for example, combining music with exercise or deep breathing with visualization. See the color chart to give meaning or make changes to the way you color your world.

    * Green is pervasive in the
    natural world. It promotes healing, symbolizing growth & fresh, new life. In most cultures spring is the season of optimism.
    * Purple rests in balance between
    red & blue. It inspires you to feel regal &empowered.
    * Brown is earth-toned and grounding, generating stability.

    Monday, February 09, 2009


    oimacttaTwo seasons merged [spring + winter = spr-inter] this past weekend to remind us: Sludge's spring 2009 Ultimate Frisbee Season is approaching us with increased speed & will be impacting us in (projected) 5-6 weeks.

    Friday, February 06, 2009

    Gimme gLove?

    gLove Yesterday would not have been the best of days [11° F] to forget your gloves. Fortunately, pockets were created for just this very scenario - protect your hands from freezing. "Pockets-on-your-hands" [PoyH] then came along to break the impracticality of playing winter frisbee with hands-in-your-pockets. PohY-fect!

    PoyH [glove] options:

  • UndArmour (unisex)

  • Mittens

  • Ibex (women)

  • Tavo (techies)

  • Ultimate(!) Fingerless Sungloves ("name brand")
  • Thursday, February 05, 2009

    Stay Tuned

    dtvThe transition to Digitial TV was to take place on February 17, 2009, but got pushed back to June 12, 2009.

    If bummed about a transition-less February, then don't change that channel! The SLOG scheduled an upgrade of milestone proportions to serve you - the reader (or not) - better.

    People who have a computer, PDA, cybercafe + internet will not be affected by the scheduled SLOG upgrade on Feb 17/2009.

    Want more pop-up ads? Yearn for more Big Brown posts? Add a comment on whatcha want for the upgrade.

    Wednesday, February 04, 2009


    Mr. Headrick is rolling in his grave...

    How to make a Frisbee out of Pantyhose

    Step 1 - Cut the legs of the pantyhose off of the feet & panty.
    Step 2 - Put the legs portion onto your legs and roll down to form a tight disk.
    Step 3 - You will have six tight coils when you are finished.
    Step 4 - Cut 5 strips measuring 5" by 1/2" out of the feet or panty of the hose.
    Step 5 - Tie the six disks together to form a ring (see image). You can decorate your frisbee with the permanent markers at this point.
    Step 6 - Throw it just like a normal(?) plastic frisbee.

    Things You’ll Need (if you can't find a normal plastic disc in your closet, car, briefcase, fridge, basement):
    > 3 pair of pantyhose, stockings or tights.
    > Permanent marker(s)
    > Scissors


    pg13The green frisbee channel provides some green tips...

    4 Tips for a Greener Game of Frisbee

    Tossing the Frisbee around is one of the great idyllic green pastimes - picturing people playing Frisbee almost instinctively conjures up a scene filled with parks, hippies, and picnic tables. But those days are long since passed—now Frisbees are happily and un-ironically tossed on college campuses, Ultimate Frisbee games are arranged, disc golf courses are popping up all over, and it's a perfectly respectable way to pass an afternoon at the beach or at a park.

    But just because the hippies' era has passed doesn't mean we can forget about being earth-friendly when we play. So here are some quick tips to green that round of Frisbee:
    1 - First, get a green disc—like one of these Frisbees that are made from
    recycled retail materials, or these Frisbees made with 60% post consumer recycled plastic.
    For disc golf, check out the
    Reflyer, a disc specially made recycled material (also post consumer recycled plastic).
    2 - Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during your game- not wasteful, disposable bottled water.
    3 - Carpool to the park or better yet, bike or walk.

    Enjoy the game - it's classic green.

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009

    Milestone: 500

    The SLOG reached some sort of milestone to post about -
    the 500th post!

    Way more interesting is this riddle...

    Question: If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would use the letter "A"?

    hold-click+drag your mouse btwn {(500 x 2)}

    Monday, February 02, 2009

    Kneeds vs Wants

    kneezFor the same price as a nifty pair of brown sox, you could learn how to strengthen your knees.

    Best Ways to Ease Knee Pain: 5 Tips from a Physical Therapist []

    Knee pain is not a prerequisite to aging. In fact, almost all knee injuries can be easily prevented and treated. The secret is knowing exactly how to take care of these important joints when they’re hurting & while they’re healthy. This simple strengthening & stretching routine targets the muscles that protect your knees to avoid undue stress & strain. It also targets painful areas to speed in their healing. PT Donnelly created this gentle routine to help you exercise your way to good knee health.

    1. Strengthen your butt
    2. Stretch the muscles that support your knees
    3. Tone your core muscles
    4. Maintain a healthy weight
    5. Mind your feet

    Thinking Helmets

    whatchaknow?For those who didn’t tiptoe the issue of predicting the *Super* Bowl, here’s how the predix unfolded:

    Winning Team --- #

    Steelers --- 3
    Cardinals -- 2
    Pats --- 1
    Pittsburgh won 27-23 over the Cardinals, so congrats to the 3 (msh, MH & Anonymous) who ably predicted the correct side of a 50-50 question.