Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Owen Three Family

zeroooMattHew gives the very lowdown:
Sludge started the tournament very strongly, going up 3-0 on the Killa Bz. Unfortunately, it was not a sign of things to come. Da Beez came back to tie the game at 3-3 & continued rolling to an 8-5 halftime lead. With the game capped at 13, Sludge narrowed the gap to 12-10. But drops and throwaways, which plagued us throughout, kept us from getting any closer.
Loss 10-13.

In the second game, again Sludge came out strong, taking an easy 5-1 lead on JHACmmer. But once again, unforced errors opened the door for the opponents, which capitalized on our mistakes and took the half 8-6. Brown came out fired up in the second half, and sprinted to a 13-11 lead. Unfortunately, at that point we started running out of gas, allowing the J'Hammers to eventually tie the game at 15-15. On universe point, Sludge tried to rally, but the momentum was simply too strong, as the JHAammers took the point.
Loss 15-16.

In the third game, O'phace, who had dismantled both of our o'pponents in easy fashion, broke out the beers & their heckle game. They took the first half 8-3 & c'O'asted.
Loss 6-15.

>Nigel's two layouts against the Beez
>David's skying grab in a crowd against the Hammers
>The sweet Honey Hammer (Mike to CLo) to break our scoring drought against O'.
>The best comic relief of the day had to be the Bucci Butt Block against Rod in game three.

All on Sludge agreed that it was a fun day despite our sub-par performance -- though I think that secretly everyone also agreed that it's much more fun when we win!

No Campaign, No Gain

dawgbellIAMS Stronger Dogs Frisbee Marketing Campaign offers these fetching discs made to appear like lifting weight plates (the type you might see in a gym [a place where individuals go to workout] {an activity when you challenge your body aerobically &/or anaerobically}). The mock doggy plates appear to be made out of plastic & are not as heavy as the real thing.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Where in the World?

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

Today's Feature: MicHael

Q: Where in the World is Michael?
A: Michael is in N'Awlins.

Sl, Sl, Sl... & Wrap, Sludge

frydMemorial Day weekend, the traditional beginning of summer, has passed & so has 'Don’t Fry Day' - an effort by National Council on Skin Cancer to raise awareness about a health issue that is largely preventable.

The council suggests an easy way to be sun-safe. Remember, “Slip, Slop, Slap ... and Wrap” and plan activities away from the midday sun:
Slip on a shirt
Slop on sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
Slap on a hat
Wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes & sensitive skin around them from ultraviolet light.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tourney Time

When: Saturday, May 30th @ Montgomery Hills; Field #1

Three games at: 10am, 12:00pm & 2pm (Games to 15 if you can)

Raindate (guess): Sunday, May 31st

Playoff Date (in case of advancement): Sunday, June 7th


frisaperMore connections to frisbee + paper!
Ever wanted to make a toy from paper? (Sure...) Now you can make a cheap & powerful one which has a range of 50-75 feet! Here's How.

You will need the following:
> (8) paper claws
> Cello tape
> Energy (to throw the Frisbee)
So meta by if you recycle your fris-zinee into a Paperisbee!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jon & Kate [sic]

joke.marriageRun & Cut presumably this weekend PLUS hopefully next.

Week 1: Saturday, May 30 @ TBD
Week 2: Saturday/Sunday June 6/7 @ TBD

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ultimately Everything

Some marketers have stumbled upon a linkage of ultimate players to the inert activity reading. How else to explain the fris-zinees? And now this: "WHAM-O's Ulti Fris Handbook" + Disc Kit. Descrip: includes everything you need to get started today! Get a disc, a book on the rules & a miniature, shiney DISC DVD. Price: $19.95

Monday, May 25, 2009


phlatulenceMemorialize this day when you discovered ... the frisbee is no longer flat!

Check out this super cool outdoor sports toy -- PHLAT BALL "The Original Disc-Ball." You throw PB like you would a frisbee disc (backhand), then PB's NASA Area 51 variable time-delay feature triggers in mid-air transforming into a round ball.

Throw a frisbee, catch a ball.

Price: $11.99

Throw a ball, catch a frisbee - now that would be outta this world!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Be a Good Sharer

Due to popular demand sharing of your ideas on SLOG improvements, a ShareThis button has been non-invasively implanted to all posts' bottoms. Apparently, info sharing is cool in these modern times, so the SharT allows you to share SLOG content on 30+ social networks, blogging platforms & other networks as well as via email.
(I think)

Five Month Plan

zit zit [Zitz Comic Strip . Published 5.21.09]

REMINDER: OBX is less than 5 months away...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Milestone: 600

six.oh.ohThe SLOG surpassed the 600th post this week! It's not everyday a frivolous milestone can be celebrated - only every 3 months (estimated).

Week 10: Ream-deeming

goAfter a week to recover from its first loss (game) in 2009, Sludge had plenty to sort out. First was the field layout within the long, green grassed landscape; second, was orientation of receiving the disc to start the game.

On this beautiful day to play disc golf, Sludge was properly queued up and spun out the first 7 points like a large print job where its multiple parts were connecting, supplying the right amount of precision, & finishing neatly warm.

By the time NICH arrived, brown masterfully stapled the first half with dominating Zone D & c-O-llating short, medium and long throws to respective cuts. Nigel caught some, Andrew threw some, Russ caught his own score (ho-hum...Sludge's 2nd of the season).

Hi Vo threw a dreaded PAPER JAM which changed the toner of the game, so Sludge's 1st half performance did not copy well to the 2nd half.
Sludge had to duplex their efforts with David's clutch clench, Christy's papercuts, paperthin fastballs by Meg, while MJ flu around. Win 15-8.

:Game Notes:
> Thanks, Fan Base (...And' 1!)
> Mi Rancho was muis impressio'd w/ el victorino, they comp'd our chips + salsa!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Whatcha gonna do with all those cool new magazines you're never gonna read? paper-shaped printed word fris-zinees?? Put them in your Frisbee Rack, Martha Stewart...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spinning In Your Mailbox

freeThe mag industry is being thrown to the curb, but that fact can't stop this ingenious-designed throwable magazine!

Launching this July, Freeestyle is the creation of Berlin-based fashion photographer and flying disc enthusiast Jason McGlade. Each issue of the magazine will be printed in ink on paper; however it will be circular in shape, and slotted inside a Frisbee that has been styled by a selected designer or illustrator.

Invented "for creative people who like to play," the magazine will feature art, design, fashion, lifestyle and of course Frisbees. Mr. McGlade, Freeestyle's editor-in-chief/creative director, says the Frisbee "appeals to all design-minded people who appreciate a piece of plastic that is so simple yet can fly and inspire people—a true design classic."

Issue one, in a limited edition of 5,000 at a price of €15, is about to become available in select stores worldwide & on the magazine's Web site.

As the Freestyle slogan says, Catch It If You Can.

Monday, May 18, 2009

C'Hill Run

capCongrats to Gayle & Meg for completing the Cap Hill Classic 10K on Sunday - the only race run entirely though historic Capitol Hill.

The event, its 30th running, circumnavigated the city's most famous landmark -- the Capitol (?)-- while marking and celebrating the Hill's eclectic & gentrified neighborhoods.

Getting Ahead

garfpotusA known individual is moving to a street named for the funniest comic cat.

Last week, a sandstone statue of the 20th prez was beheaded in Ohio.

This weekend, a certain 'joe' was boasting about a gritty acquisition for his (new) home that "once & for all" will prove the real Garfield namesake. Coincidence?

Statue of former president loses head in Ohio [5.18.09 - AP]

Someone has beheaded a statue of President James Garfield that was installed last week at an Ohio college.

Hiram College spokesman Brown says the vandalism was discovered Friday morning, just a day after the sandstone statue was dedicated on the campus in Hiram, 30 miles southeast of Cleveland.

Brown says the college is hoping the head will be recovered so the 95-year-old statue can be restored, but police have no leads in their investigation.

In the mid-1800s, Ohio native Garfield was a student and later the principal at the school that later became Hiram College. He was elected the nation's 20th president in 1880. The statue was acquired for Hiram by a college trustee who found it recently on an eastern Ohio farm.

Friday, May 15, 2009


b2w09Did You Know: Transportation is responsible for between 25%-50% of your carbon footprint?

If you did Bike-TO-Work (today) -- different than the very popular Walk AT Work fad -- how ever are you gonna get HOME?...Bike??

Seems unoriginal; but go ahead & do whatcha gotta do.

>>> Bike Trails in DC-area

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Summer Fun

s'timeRegistration is open for summer league(s): Advanced, Intermediate, Rec, Weekend & Corporate.
Open now thru June 1.

Games Start: Week of June 15th
Seasons end: Early to mid-August

>>>League Information & Registration

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ask Me 3 Times/Day

This gag wearable is so funny, it will make an infant poop in their onesie.


Descrip: They may not be speaking yet, but even the youngest environmentalists can make a green statement (or brown, depending on what they had for lunch) with this hilarious organic cotton infant bodysuit. Deadpan & clever, "Ask me about my compost pile" is sure to provide the world with lots of laughter. Organic cotton printed with Soy inks.

Price: $28.00

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Week 9: Toe-tally Proud

udollGame 1 - In Toe-tality

Just enough bodies appeared to begin stomping down the wet, tall grass in time for our 2nd game. Unsure of exactly how long that would take, a pre-game decision was made to elongate to 17 points - a choice which speaks to both teams’ quality control pledge.

Sludge had the early step, up 3-1. A turn of brown’s fortunes were afoot due to ReRun’s deep lumberjack huck that became gallingly unstoppable. Down 7-8 at halftime.

Sludge’s dewed feet finally caught up at 10-10, then finally overtook the broadcast at 12-11.

Suffice it toe say, Sludge were on their heels most of the game as victims of lazy throws in the slight wind and a no-can-D their tall guy. Offense patiently sputtered in ‘Run’s Re-lentless zone to an arching 14-11 lead, only to fall bunion 14-15. It’s not like these extra points will have any affect in our next game.

At 16-15, MicHael’s fascia-nating layout D helped Sludge finally put their foot down.

Win 17-15.

:Game Notes:
McBENEDICT went over to the enemy who only had 3 guys to go with their 5 women (which is the reason we rented out Marcy ("awesome" in the immortal words of our own awesome Amy).

After a long tough game, Nigel and Andrew left for familial obligations while Christy's family left her to play on Mother's Day weekend. This left Sludge already losing (8 7 to their 15); 1 on the injured-reserve "I could play a few points if the field was flatter" captain + 5 males + 2 females.

The “SLavage Seven” was in an enviable position to be playing more utly on a gorgeous day. A thirst certainly quenched in the first game. Brown’s ineluctable situation was having the 12:15pm-Saturday-pickup energy level tested against the sprightly blue-uniformed new arrivals.

Hang on to your floppy hat. Slip on the knee braces. The next 28 points are super sunny and gonna make you weak in the knees...

Game 2: SLavage
[Contributor: CH checking in from the sideline.]
Jokes started flying about not playing & how quickly Sludge would be squished by the younger (by a considerable margin) & plentiful (15-17 ppl) SnaxPax. This is the same team who snacked on us in the quarterfinal round almost 2 years ago back on the same Lake Fairfax fields.

Mom always sez: If you don’t stop cyring, I am going to give you something to cry about!

Starting in this vein, the sidelined captain wisely chose to place MattHew, CHris, David, Amy, Christy, Joe and MicHael as the starting seven. As if brown was swarmed by a group of newly blue-belted ninjas, this group got beat down 0-2, 1-3, 2-6.

At which point the non-playing captain called a time out and must have said something inspirational (yet to this day, no one remembers what he said, there, but in sludge archives, the sludge world will long remember what really happened!) for then the little Sludge pellets inside each team member grew ten times that day!

Mom always sez: Don’t make me come in there!

Before the next cloud passed, the score closed to 6-4 and then 6-6 so the young'uns called a captain-jedi’d T.O. & righted their legs to a 6-8 halftime lead.

Receiving the pull with the wind to start the second half, the wind, it was a changin' bcs Sludge swept with a 4-point MOMentum swing to achieve the win of who-could-get-to-double-digits-first. Win (lead) 10-8!

Mom always sez:I am doing this for your own good.

Sludge utilized a mix of person defense & a streamlined offense strategy - one person cutting bcs others were too fumed. During this run, MattHew "I'm-sorry-I-made-a-less-than-perfect-throw" managed to intercept an errant crossing pass in the end zone for a Callahan. Also during this run, David "How do my hamstrings look? -cuz they feel tight" had a great at-the-cone D to prevent a score. CHris creatively bashed a disc out of the air and played hurt the rest of the game. Bucci continually made long cuts. Christy consistently played a crucial role near the end zone and Joe made some wise passes.

Did I mention that CHris, MattHew, Joe, David, MicHael, Amy and Christy played every single point of this second game?

Mom always sez: I don’t care who started it; it’s up to you to stop it!

At any rate, after 24 points the young'uns finally tied it at 12-12. The spirit was still willing, but the flesh was weakening as El Floppy Hat Captain reminded "You seven are doing an incredible job against their 16 players who are a whole lot younger (he probably shouldn't have thrown that part in) than you and you are hanging in there and causing them to argue with one another and change their lineups and plan a special O team and D line......" didn't work quite as well as the last 3 times he announced it!

Mom always sez: This hurts me far more than it hurts you!
Now going deep into the second game at 12-12, water and sports drinks were being pooled together and shared in true WWI fashion. I will spare you the last couple points, but SLavage was able to eek out 1 more point, but wasn’t able to Klingon. Loss 13-15.

From this reporter's vantage point (constantly shifting up and down the soggy sidelines hoping someone would invite him in as a part-time substitute) it was a proud day for Sludge. While others may be calling for the old BandROWagoN to be retired, it seems that the SLUDGE will not go gently into that good night.

As the captain was heard to say as he left the playing fields, I am confident all moms would be unconditionally proud of Sludge.

Mom always sez: Always wear clean underwear; you never know when you will be in an accident incredibly long, well-matched Frisbee games.

Monday, May 11, 2009

BB Enters Rat Race

"Retired Big Brown Given ESPN Commentator Position"

[TheOnion Sports - 4.30.09 -
Issue 45•18]

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Where in the World?

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

Today's Features: Meg & Rob.

Q: Where in the World is Meg?
A: Meg is in Atlanta.

Q: Where in the World is Rob?
A: Rob is in San Diego.

Friday, May 08, 2009

If Any Bot-y Cares

Do you know the name of the Brontosaurus Dinobot from Transformers [Generation 1]?

Read more if the above question didn't just bore you...

Sludge's strength is considered by some to be second only to Grimlock's in the Dinobot faction. Sludge also has the great power to shake the ground violently & make huge tremors when stomping aroundin his Brontosaurus mode, which is a good weapon for shaking up Decepticons.

Sludge's biggest weakness is his belief that the strongest Autobot should lead & not necessarily the smartest. Another weakness of Sludge's is that he is depicted as being mentally slow.
Transformers [Current Generation] Movie DUE: June 2009.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Spin DOcTor

Don't allow the lack of the sun prevent you from the joys of chasing a spinning object.
Not spinning on its own? Then try this:

Focus on the black dot
in the center (of the image above) &
move your head closer & further away
from the screen.


brosesSludge family offers sincerest condolences
to Andrew and family for their recent loss. Peace.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

That Thing You Do

not.regulation.sizeTrying to match the Times, the WaPo published a thing about frisbee -- not on the Nat'l Mall, you unathletic, jogging, dog-eating yipster.

Summer Preview: Sports and Recreation:
25 THINGS to Do/See in Summer 2009 [WaPo's Xpress 5.5.09]

13) HARD DISC: Ultimate Frisbee is the most entertaining spectator sport you're not watching. No dogs or hippies on this field. No walking, or even jogging. "This is not the Frisbee you see on the Mall. This is quite an initiation," said WAFC's president . The club is partnering to throw the Chesapeake Open, for which a dozen of the top U.S. teams will be in Maryland at the end of August. "These are really, really athletic teams."

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Oh MyoGa

dcyogurtGrab yo' mat & choose an animal pose - dog, cat, snake, crow, crane, crocodile, turtle, pigeon, camel, fish, rabbit, lion -- just no swine strain. Go asanas for $cinqo$!

DC Yoga Week is May 2-May 9...
$5 classes at studios around the city

"I tell my students that if they do one pose a day, they've practiced. If you want to learn to play the piano, you need to practice every day. It's the same with yoga."

Joe is Moving

garfAfter many moons since the destruction of sacred grounds known as The Garf House, a house on the same street in NW DC was recently bought by Joe.

The semi-detached home is only 1 mile away from Joe's current digs (one mile closer to pickup), but is not a move 'up' with a 9-value loss in the new ZIPpycode.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Week 8: Place, Showup, Wins

Game 1
Sludge entered the gates at the Polo Fields on its high horse undefeated in the spring season. Oddlyenough, oddsmaker were less-than awed at the oddities of this matchup. Here's what brown had to work with:
1 - savage men (David - tweaked hamstring, NICH - fatigue, Joe - hadn't played in 3 weeks, MattHew - strained eyelash, MicHael - carpal tunnel).
2 - the young colts (opponent) had the loins to stomp.

Sludge went off with no horsing around. Their cohesive play was founded by person-D creating turnovers and then marely transitioning smoothly from D-to-O.

Up 4 strides at half!

Around the turn toward 15, big brown's up-field movement began losing out on an aggravating loose zone. 13-10. A timeout was smartly taken to corral and take some livestock. Like a past champion, this lean big brown closed the game out outpacing Pgalore for the whinny -- 15-10 (3:2).

Game 2mt.julep
As wonderful as the first game was, this game lacked any stress tests -- fact that has nothing to do with the extra players Sludge gained. The missing piece to this second game was giddyup. Brown kept the pace from the first game while ShamWow-N-stRoll trotted.

Aided by Nigel, Andrew & Russ, the first half was easily downed like a minted julep; 8-3. Gulp!

MJ, Bucci & Meg easily reined their women during 4:3 play with a gallant gallop to a 2nd win of the day -- 15-5 (3:1).

:Game Notes:
CHarlie was the second cutest fan after Charlotte Rose arrived.

When Pigs Fly (var.)

pglt"Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Supposing it didn't," said Pooh after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.

Back in November when Rob announced he was leaving DC for Cali, I received lotsa emails re: what are the chances he would actually leave us. In addition, it was inquired if/when he would return in the near future.

To one, I responded: When pigs fly.
As we know, in a roundabout way... swine flew flu!

Be comforted: Rob safely returned to DC!
Welcome back, Rob!