Saturday, August 29, 2009

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: MicHael

Q: Where in the World is MicHael?

A: MicHael is in Vermont.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Step Round It

sillyNow that Sludge is playing in the upcoming fall season, there's no stepping around the issue that your body may have been on summer vacation. If so, consider a new purchase...

Shape Ups - Training
It's been said advertised that wearing curved bottom shoes apparently strengthen your muscles, works your heart & improves your posture.

Color: Desert (brown)

Price: $110.00
Or, step up to pickup.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Eat, Play, Love

epl> CHarlie has again committed Sludge to play on fall Saturdays.

> David will miss the first month (at least) in healing his wrist.

> Jen is [out] in the family way.

> Brian may have to spend more time with his growing family on Saturdays but may be springable [in the fall] when needed.

> Welcome Homer!

Econ news: The reg fee went up ($350) for the team so it will be a straight $20 with no change this time around.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: Gayle & David

Q: Where in the World are Gayle & David?

A: Gayle & David are in California.

Future in Plastics

pressboxYou might think this guy has too much time on his hands; I think he has too much access to plastic resin.

Aerobie AeroPress(TM)

Info: These guys invented the Aerobie Flyer, a flying disc thingy. These same guys somehow discovered an awesome coffee brewing technique that uses a filter, and pressure together. This is really thinking outside of the box, it looks like a giant coffee syringe, or worse yet...something Austin Powers would carry with him...not so groovy baby! This method produces an ultra clean, yet flavorful cup of coffee. It is great for camping, especially backpackers, due to it's light weight and compactness. Just scoop in the coffee, add hot water, and push it through with the plunger...donezo!...Inventor/Engineer Adler is probably best-known invention is the Aerobie flying ring which set the Guinness World record for the world's farthest throw (1,333 feet).

Price: $28.95

Monday, August 24, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009


colorz “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
-- Yogi Berra

As predicted, CHarlie seeks your confirmation for playing in the fall 2009 season. Read on...

I will assume we are playing for starters. That is all I will be assuming.

Jen is not playing this fall while she continues to work on forming her lovely family, and reforming her elder main man.....

Gayle is still trying to keep her foot and running career (and HER elder main man) intact and will not be playing (much?).

So, we need other Sludge women to check in on their interest & availability and then I assume we need to solicit a new female player...

I suppose we need the males to check in to make sure we don't need a male player (ulti-wise!).

(Expected) Start Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009

End of Season Tourney:
B leagues - November 7th & 21st
C league - November 21st &22nd

Not Korfball

Sure, Flying Disc competition utlimate was featured on ESPN over other World Games sports; view the non-flying-disc competition first...(fins swimming, Tug-of-war, bowling, life saving, tchoukball).

Caption: Now ultimate competitors can shoot for higher goals than an intramural T-shirt...the flying disc competition, which is co-ed.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Update: Rory

Update on Rory...

Dog in 'America's Got Talent' Finals

America might have talent, but it seems at least one dog has more than some people. A springy pup named Rory who can do wonders with a Frisbee has made it to the finals of "America's Got Talent."

Judge Piers Morgan said if the dog made it that far and not a piano-playing singer, it would be "the biggest scandal" in the history of the show. So, I guess it is. I wonder what Rory will buy with $1 million. That's a lot of Milkbones. Judge Sharon Osbourne, however, called Rory's performance "brilliant."

A Frican Storm

Tropical Atlantic is Stirring [TWC]
There are definite signs today that the tropical Atlantic is beginning to stir.

After a quiet June & July (and now you can include early August), we are now entering the heart of the Atlantic tropical season when we look toward the African coast or the Cape Verde Islands; sometimes called Cape Verde season.

We are finally seeing evidence of the development of several storm systems over north-central Africa and push west eventually emerging into the open waters of the Atlantic.

By my estimation, the Subtropical Ridge (as shown above) appears to be the largest liquid frisbee in the ocean.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What the Health


You May Now Board the Frisbee

flydiscEnvironmentally Friendly Flight Boldly Goes [03.09.07]

An environmentally-friendly flying disc is one of the concepts being considered by researchers at Delft Unversity in the Netherlands as they design an airliner for 2025 and beyond.

European engineers working on the passenger plane of the future are reaching back into Canada's aviation history and focusing on an aircraft reminiscent of a flying saucer-style design tested in the 1950s by a Toronto-area firm.

Next month, the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, one of the largest aerospace engineering schools in Europe, will launch an international project to design the passenger plane for 2025 and beyond.

Engineers are concentrating on making the futuristic aircraft the most environmentally friendly airliner that can be conceived. The research project will continue until 2011 and look at designs capable of reducing noise and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 per cent.

The initiative has been dubbed CleanEra, which stands for cost-effective,
low-emission and noise-efficient regional aircraft. The medium-sized plane would
be capable of carrying 125 passengers.

Although the design is not yet final, it's expected the researchers will shelve the traditional cylinder-style fuselage, outfitted with wings, in favour of a flying disc-type aircraft.

...the David Suzuki Foundation, point out that although aviation is a relatively small industry, it has a disproportionately large impact on the climate. The foundation estimates the industry accounts for four to nine per cent of the "total climate change impact of human activity."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Beer-y Footwear

foot.mouthIt's (officially) DC Beer Week, what ever will you wear?

The brainchild of Rogue Shoes and Rogue Ales, two Pacific Northwest institutions that specialize in total comfort and relaxation. The pliable, full-grain leather uppers are hued like popular Rogue beers. The style is an unlined slip-on cruiser, so you can wear them sockless - & even collapse the heels for slipper-like slip-on comfort. Water and stain resistant (in case you spill at the pub) and the vamps have elastic gores for good flex when you try to stand up and actually walk. A cool finishing touch: the slip-resistant outsoles have a beer bottle pattern that makes neat tracks in the dirt. Imported.

Colors: Mocha Porter; Smoke Ale; Brown Ale; Pale Ale.

Price: $69.00

Monday, August 17, 2009


No need to travel to to Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Prepare your RSVP to the inventory question of "Would you care to experience peace & happiness during Sludge's 2009 fall season?"


"To get back to the warning that I received. You may take it with however many grains of salt that you wish. That the brown acid that is circulating around us isn't too good. It is suggested that you stay away from that. Of course it's your own trip. So be my guest, but please be advised that there is a warning on that one, ok?"
--Stage Announcer 1969

Friday, August 14, 2009

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility recycley fashionability of Sludge...[thx Bucci]

Today's Feature: MattHew's skinny jeans

Q: Where in the World are MattHew's skinny jeans?

A: MattHew's skinny jeans are @ Union Station (Wash, DC).


dineer If you missed Saturday-in-August's Potomac Pool Slummit,
do not miss Sunday-in-August's PP.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


brown.leadMeg dug up additional dirt on the sludge-infested garden...

In Obama Garden, Less Lead [NYT 8.13.09]

... While acknowledging that 93 p.p.m. was not a hazard, Mother Jones magazine’s Web site attributed the long-term use of sludge as a fertilizer on the White House lawn for the presence, not just of lead, but of many other undesirable substances like antibiotics and sleeping pills. Sludge comprises the solids in sewage that separate out during treatment. According to the magazine, sludge was used for at least a decade on the White House lawn, possibly until the late 1990s.
But Irvin Williams, who retired as head groundskeeper at the White House last year, after 59 years on the job, said sludge was used only once there, in 1985. ..

Practical Reading

(from: The Cartoon Book of Sports by Clare & Frank Gault)

For a quiet kind of game, there's frisbee.
It's a little tricky to make the frisbee
go where you want it to go - but practice
makes perfect.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dog Fight

blackdogThe annual Star Search AGT Dog Show has put Rockin’ Rory, a 7-year old Australian Shepherd, who actively jumps on its owner & controllably chews on frisbees, into the semi-finals.

My dear dawg, Rockin' Rory, you have nothing on the cute dog who grows furry brown hearts.

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: Joe

Q: Where in the World is Joe?

A: Joe is in Boston.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Déjà Splash

Sunday, August 16th
Time: 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Consumables (tentative): foccacia, beer, meat(s), OJ + champagne, fruit-related "thing," some fermented grain-related thing, something else (tbd-needs-based), ...

SANDswer the Question

beastatThe Onion [07.29.09 Issue 45•31] has started the finely timed conversation every Sludge should start answering.

REMINDER: OBX is only 2 months away.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Brown <3

3Who among us can bark say they truly wear their heart on their sleeve?

Luv-Kun + relatives can!

Friday, August 07, 2009


cocoollIs brown resilient, dedicated & odor resistant? Not really, but a natural, quick dry, odor & UV managing fabric technology from brown coconut shells are!

CO-CO-NA's activated carbon in their fabrics is made from recycled coconut shells - a natural and renewable resource. By combining multiple features and benefits into one environmentally friendly technology, their fabrics provide both comfort and protection in a wide variety of products.

Brown your wardrobe.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


It's not a steroid T-shirt, tho it does have an important cautionary message.

Xing Shirt [flatballgear]

Ultimate sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Price: $14.98

Wednesday, August 05, 2009




By popular demand! From last week's Fort Reno concert by Stoney Lonesome, see/hear/experience MicHael (right) in a familiar position -- sitting down, making a raucous.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

M-O-U-See the movi-E

nihmovie My exterminator told me the good news about the mouse in my DC house is that means I don't have rats, since mice + rats don't co-habit. Not so at the "Frisby" household.

Paramount to Reanimate ‘Nimh’[nifi . 07.28.09]

Paramount Pictures is putting together another adaptation of “Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of Nimh” with screenwriter Neil Burger (The Illusionist). It will be the second time the book has been brought to the screen after 1982’s The Secret of Nimh. The release by the studio didn’t indicate whether it would be live-action, animated, or a hybrid of the two.

Robert C. O’Brien’s “Rats of NIMH” won the Newbery Medal in 1972 and is about a field mouse who seeks the help of a lab rat colony to save her family. A little known fact about the first movie: lines had to be re-recorded or altered when Wham-O denied a waiver when the main character’s name was similar to their product (the Frisbee). ...

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Refuse to Leave

First, the White House; later today...Potomac.

Sludge in the Garden [Y!; 07.31.09]

...the first lady's dreams of growing an organic vegetable garden have been dragged down by a previous resident that refuses to leave: sludge.

Various sources are reporting that Michelle Obama's "organic" garden has been besieged by icky goo in the ground. As a result, the veggies aren't quite what the first lady had in mind. According to Daily Finance, the National Park Service tested the soil in the vegetable patch and found "highly elevated levels of lead" due to sewage used as fertilizer.

...back when Bill & Hill were living it up in the White House, their gardening team used "sewage sludge for fertilizer." The fiends!

Sounds gross, but it's actually fairly common. However, it does mean that the highly touted "organic garden" will never "attain organic status." The certification process doesn't allow "the use of sludge as a fertilizer substitute." And there's another problem: If Malia and Sasha weren't into eating their veggies before, it's going to be that much harder to get 'em to eat 'em now.

Do Over: July 2009

Wayback MachineCatch up on last month's noteworthy posts you may have missed...

  • Red, White & U.S.pAkistan
  • Brun for Thought
  • BA-xes
  • Are You Shirt?
  • Line Dance