Friday, July 31, 2009

Dry Run

DAYcationers dive into the Pool Party in Potomac!

Saturday, August 1st
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:30???
Consumables (tentative): burgers, brats, hotdogs, bean/vegetable salad of some sort, watermelon, fruit crisp, ice cream, beer & anti-squirrel-tomato-based salad...

Painful News

bnewsA recommended article to read if you, per chance, experience any pain. Again, not a directive, just a recommendation.

FDA panel suggests reducing dosages of painkillers [ChiTrib 07.01.09]
Government health experts Tuesday proposed reducing the maximum recommended dose of popular painkillers such as Tylenol, and banning prescription drugs such as Vicodin and Percocet, because their active ingredient -- acetaminophen -- can cause liver damage if too much is ingested.

The actions taken by a Food and Drug Administration panel represent a wake-up call to consumers who rely on the medication. ...
“At this point, it sounds like this is just a recommendation from the review panel,” said a Walgreens spokeswoman. “We will await any directive from the FDA before taking any action.”

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dive In

Pool Party season has sprung a gusher of possible options. Submit votes to CHarlie:
A) I can do either date [8/1; 8/16] & will be happy to join in when the most people can make it
B) I can only make this Saturday [Aug 1st] so let's get food planning now and scare up another couple pool volleyballers ASAP
C) Let's wait until Sunday [Aug 16th] so we can hear from more people and plan and ......???

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


roNroMissed Monday's concert featuring a Sludgee? You will hafta settle for a "sludgy metal" band @ RnR Hotel {H St, NW, Wash, DC} tonite.

Weekly Music Agenda [DCist]
>> Slow, heavy, sludgy metal has been enjoying something of a renaissance lately, thanks to a string of great records and the increased critical attention that those albums have brought to the scene. Two of the best contemporary practitioners, Harvey Milk and Torche, will be co-headlining at the Rock and Roll Hotel tonight. Bring earplugs. $14, 8 p.m.


ESPN's Top 10 Plays of the Day (July 21st) featured at #8: USA defeats Japan in World Games 2009 Final.


^Click image to watch vid clip^

Monday, July 27, 2009

Catch the Frisbeat

slfb You have had a few weeks to make other Monday evening plans, and now what? C'mon & see/hear what happens when MicHael quits his dayjob for a day @ the ($0) free Fort Reno Outdoor Concert series.

When: Monday, July 27, 2009 TONITE! @ 7:15 - 9:30pm ~7:50 - 8:45pm, specifically

Ear-view: SLfb's MySpace page

***Inclement weather? Call (202)355-6356 ***

Where: Ft Reno (Tenleytown; DC)
Chesapeake St + Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20003 -- MAP

Friday, July 24, 2009

Beer Breath

While in the thick of the lazy days of summer, remember to B-R-E-A-T-H-E during your free time.

FYI: Exercising on the cheap
( 07.21.09) You can be physically active without spending money on club memberships or home exercise equipment. Here's how:

  • Tackle house, yard work
  • Walk
  • Embrace the outdoors
  • Listen to your body
  • Play with your kids ...tossing a Frisbee... (every Saturday morn)
  • Move it up

Thursday, July 23, 2009

OBXpenses Assi$tance

In this economy, you should be probably are seeking to save money anywhere you can. The SLOG conveniently has setup a schOBXlarship available to any Sludge individual to supplement their out-of-pocket OBXpenses.

To qualify, submit your name + a 3-sentence essay (via comments) on the following topic:

"Sand. What does it have to
do with lunch?"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The UltimSAte Team proved their worth in GOLD as the trendiest teams @ the World Games 2009!

U.S. takes 'Ultimate' gold at World Games

(KOC-CNA, Kaohsiung, July 21) The United States won the gold medal in the World Games "Ultimate" flying disc competition with a 13-6 win over Japan Tuesday, exacting revenge for its only preliminary round loss.

The Japanese defeated the United States 13-11 in the final qualifier Tuesday morning to earn a spot in the gold medal game, but the U.S. capitalized on its size advantage and superior skills and player tighter defense to control the final.

The competition among the Japanese and American rooting sections was nearly as intense as that on the field, with the two groups trying to outdo each other. The Taiwanese fans seemed to favor the Americans.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


NASA lost the original footage of the anniversaryical Moon Footing because BLOGs hadn't been created to preserve 10-year incremental history like THE SLOG.

(Sludge, May 1999. Anacostia Park; W, DC)

Monday, July 20, 2009


slfbMakes plans for next Monday night to spend with a performance by STONEY LONESOME! Presented free by Fort Reno Concert series.

When: Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 7:15pm

Where: Ft Reno (Tenleytown; DC)
Chesapeake St + Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20003 -- MAP

FOOTy Years Ago

Forty years ago astronaut Neil Armstrong did something no one had ever done before. On July 20, 1969, he set foot on the moon. The world watched and listened as Neil slowly climbed down the ladder of the lunar lander. Then, he stepped on the moon's surface where he could look up & see Earth far above him. There he said these well-known words,
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

If you thought it took forever waiting for a human from Earth to set foot on another celestial body, try loading nasa's website.

LIFTOFF REMINDER: Sludge's Moon Footing (OBX) is less than 3 months away!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Trendy in Taipei this weekend (July 19-21), the ultimatest players of Ultimate who tried out and now comprise Team USA will compete against national teams from Canada, Japan, Australia, Great Britian & host country Chinese Taipei at the 2009 World Games, in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.

The IWGA World Games are conducted under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee & are the the only international multisport event in which Ultimate is contested.

Follow the trend sport called Flying Disc.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: David

Q: Where in the World is David?

A: David is in New York.

Friday, July 17, 2009

No PARK Here

noparkBanning thrown objects at a place to park is more logical than ridiculously preventing it at a park where the object is to enjoy a Frisbee toss.

Canton Park-Goers Question Ball Ban [7.10.09]

CANTON, Ga. -- A city ordinance in Canton has some residents up in arms. Balls, Frisbees (or a combination of both) and just about anything else you can throw is off limits in city parks.

The wide open spaces of Canton's Heritage Park border on the Etowah River. On a warm summer day, it's a perfect place for a walk, a jog or maybe an outdoor game, as long as those games don't involve a ball.

Canton Mayor Gene Hobgood said the ball ban was put in place after joggers and runners complained. Heritage Park is designated as a "passive" park.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Of Corset Not

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How to put shirt ON: Pull on all the way to your underarm, then pull over your head.
How to take shirt OFF: Pull shirt up to your underarm, then grab one side and pull all the way over your head.

Price: $58.00

Get Ripped Off!

* Shirt color + "tummy panel" doctored in graphic.

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: Jen & Brian

Q: Where in the World are Jen & Brian?

A: Jen and Brian are in Florida.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ultimate Line

refbeeSouth Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, already struggling to salvage his family, his political career and his hiking credibility after admitting a scandalous affair, added explosive details during an AP interview.

"There were a handful of instances wherein I crossed the lines I shouldn't have crossed ..., but never crossed the ultimate line," he said.

"This... was a love story," Sanford said. "A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day."

Even with the latest revelations, Sanford maintains he is fit to govern & has no plans to resign.

From UPA's Official Rules - 10th Edition:

2. Definitions
7. Line: A line is a boundary defining the playing areas. On an unlined field, the boundary is defined as an imaginary line between two field markers with the thickness of said markers. Line segments are not extrapolated beyond the defining markers.
8. Starting and Restarting Play
2. Pull
5. Positioning before the pull
a. The players on the pulling team are free to move anywhere in their end zone, but may not cross the goal line until the disc is released.
b. The players on the receiving team must stand with one foot on the goal line they are defending without changing position relative to one another.
c. As soon as the disc is released, it is in play and all players may move in any direction.
d. If either team fails to maintain proper positioning before the pull, the other team may audibly announce "Off-sides" and a re-pull ensues. The call must be made immediately.

Off-sides, Mr. Governor.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MHoving Day

Today, MattHew is moving-out & then moving-in; meaning he is celebrating Bastille Day in un très uniqué waé.

Ba! why are there Stille! so many boxes to move?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mac & Chez

The pastry, named after the spanish Macarena dance move, is a traditional French dessert, made of egg whites, almond powder, icing sugar & sugar. Perfect for tomorrow's Bastille Day!

Leave your Macaroons at home, Yankee! Macarons come in a wide variety of flavors (brown like the Eiffel Tower) varying by store and season; ranging from traditional to exotic.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Remembering MJ

HisgloveynessKing of Pop Michael Jackson (1958-2009) ruled the Billboard Top 200 for much of his career; in 1984, four of his albums appeared in the weekly listing. Alas, in July 2007 MJ made it to Never-BLOG-land, making a thrilling appearance on The SLOG.

-->Read "Another MJ"

Thursday, July 09, 2009

MI Bad

santisbeeDidja hear about the scandal @ MI6, Britain's Secret Intelligence Service? James Bond would never be caught wearing a Santa hat while playing Frisbee with his children on a beach!

LONDON (AP) - He's the spy who came in from the beach.

Holiday snapshots and family details about the newly appointed head of Britain's MI6 intelligence agency have been removed from a Facebook page after a newspaper told the government about them.

Pictures from the social networking Web site published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper show John Sawers posing with his children, wearing a Santa hat and playing Frisbee on a beach.

The paper said the information was posted by Sawers' wife on her Facebook page. It included vacation photos, details about the couple's three children and the location of their London home.

Shelley Sawers' page has been removed from the site, although a cached page can still be viewed that shows a picture of the spy chief's wife.

Some politicians called the details a security lapse - but others said they revealed nothing but a few mildly embarrassing domestic details.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Flying Disc, E.T.c

blurIt's been 62 years since the "Roswell UFO Incident", or as some investigators like to call them "unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP)" - different from the UPA.

When ranch manager Mac Brazel came across crash debris near his property in 1947, he didn’t know what to make of it and alerted local authorities. That same day, the Roswell Army Air Field sent out a press release that stated a “flying disc” was found; later, this was retracted and the U.S. military told the public it was a fallen weather balloon. This slip sparked a huge conspiracy theory about the government attempting to cover up evidence of UFOs and alien existence; some even say there were alien bodies found in the crash. Now the story is that the balloon was part of Project Mogul, the government’s attempt to pick up on Soviet Union nuclear tests. As a result, Roswell has become a big tourist spot for extraterrestrial enthusiasts.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bright Idea

frisbatThe star at the center of the Solar System has not burned out, so protect yourself from the sun any way you can.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Bad Vibe

It's bye-bye time for another folding mag - VIBE - which fed the SLOG journalistic nuggets like this one (March 2009).

Whoa, Senior

“This sport is really harder than it looks,” Weinmann said. “I actually thought it would be easy, so I decided to compete in it. Not only is it the most competitive, but it’s also one of the most challenging events they have. You have to make sure you throw it right every time. I really enjoyed the challenge and competing....”

What’s this person talking about -- Ultimate Frisbee?? Nope. Frisbee Toss of the Masters Games Senior Olympics [Atmore, AL Advance] (related to NOVA's Senior Olympic Committee).

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Fair Trade

U-S-A! U-S-A! Pak-i-stan?

Fair Trade Ultimate Disc - "Frisbee"

Made By: Fair Trade Sports

Descrip: Just in time for summer! A true Ultimate disc weighing in at 175 grams, this UPA- approved disc will help you spread the message of respect as far as you can throw it. Made in the USA. Free RESPECT sticker. Fair Trade Sports, USA 10" dia.

Price: ~$19.50

Country: USA, Pakistan (?)

Thursday, July 02, 2009


crumpleYou are well aware discs come in many shapes & sizes - green, paper, readable, audible & expandable...& now - crumple-upable.

The Travel Hammock Flying Travel Disc

Description: A must-have for the beach or the backyard, this flying travel disc is small enough to take anywhere. The disc is made of tough parachute nylon, with a sand-filled outer rim to balance the weight. It's a great choice for playing catch with friends or heading to the park with the dog. Plus, it stores easily thanks to the included stuff sack. Measuring 10 inches in diameter and weighing only 6 ounces, the flying disc is the ultimate toy for people of all ages. Comes with a carry sack and is small enough to fit in your pocket.

Price: $8.82