Saturday, October 31, 2009

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Features: MicHael; Meg

Q: Where in the World are they?

A: MicHael is in Chicago.
A: Meg is in Budapest, Hungary.

Friday, October 30, 2009


McccCandy? Yes. Corn? Ha! NO. Brown? Yes. Brownies? No.

Candy corn (syrup & starch) is considered a "mellow creme," a candy that has virtually no oils or fats in it but has a marshmallow flavor. ...the most important ingredients for the production of candy corn include corn syrup and sugar.
Happy MellowCreme!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


UPAlmtreeUPA announced the schedule of live-streamed games and video highlights for the 2009 UPA Club Championships. The event will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Sarasota, Fla., & will feature the top-60 adult Ultimate teams competing in four divisions: Masters, Mixed, Open + Women's.

This year's event represents the most comprehensive level of online video coverage to date and is brought to fans free of charge through UPA.

!!Free Live Streaming/Video Highlights!!

Bye-Bye Savings

tirdIf you're in OBX debt, there'll be +1 hour to lose sleep over it...

1) Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m., local time, on Sunday, November 1.

2) Final bill$ for OBX housing & food have been distributed.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Difference is Math

At the start of each ultimate game goes an unnoticed game...of probability. No, it's not whether we're gonna have enough players. The question is simple - Same /or/ Different?; the mathiness is heady. As demonstrated in this illustration [coins = frisbees]:


Question: Which would you call when the discs are flipped up in the air -- same /or/ different?
Answer (highlight area btwn +'s): +The probability of same is always greater than or equal to the probability of different, so same is the better call to make, probably.+

Bodacious Pomaceous

uappIMHO, the honeycrisp apple is reeeeeally fantastic yummy, but if it doesn't have honey nor crisps slathered on it, then where's the truth in marketing?

The Ultimate Apple

Info: These decadent & juicy apples are covered in Long Grove's creamy caramel, milk chocolate & nuts. Each taffy apple weighs between 14-16 oz, and is an autumn treat everyone will enjoy.

Price: $79.95 (w/ 2 Chicago-style pizzas)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

D&K in SS

First diamond, now Silver! With an ongoing threat to uproot to Richmond, we're happy to report Doug & Kelly recently moved to "a house with a fireplace" in Silver Spring, Md.

Week 7: nOcean of Hydration

:Game 1:

The first game of Sludge’s doubleheader was matched against our doppelganger – a veteran team hard pressed for numbers on certain weekends; also, a savvy team with family growth.

Before the game began, brown shed MattHew and Joe to reach a let’s-dew-this point of 7 v 7. Sludge D-am’d up Re-Run’s O thanks to a Charlie+ Brian zone cup. Up 3-0. Then the tides changed; tied 5-5.
By 7-5, familiar weather cOBXnditions began to lurk – swirling wind, strong gusts, relatively humid. Associated weather-related game cOBXnditions loitered – slick discs, floaty throws, slippy cuts. Sludge swam to half @ 8-6.

Andrew correctly observed rain was falling at a 45-degree angle; CHris noticed the solid ground underfoot was turning to a murky mud substance. Patti started to seriously question how this game transformed into a pool sprinkler party. And, play continued...?!

Bucci, alluding to the why-are-we-not-inside moment, said “I had mud in my one eye; rain in my other eye.” MicHael,with completely drenched attire as if he fell into the ocean, remarked: “It’s raining.”

Up 9-6, Sludge scored again & the game was collectively called due to rain &/or, mud &/or, wind. Traitor Joe lamenting the game was over: “I love walking in the rain [after a game], ‘cause then no-one knows I'm crying.”

Win 10-6.


:Game 2 :

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(DNP = did not play)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Do you mind?

mindsRobots? Boring. Collectible card game?? Snoring.

Mind Sludge
An uncommonly rare card (type = Sorcery) for MAGIC. Magic: The Gathering, a collectible card game created by a mathematics professor, is played by an estimated six million players in over seventy countries. Each game represents a battle between powerful wizards, known as "planeswalkers", who use the magical spells, items, and fantastic creatures depicted on individual Magic cards to defeat their opponents.


WhaT iF: World Monopolist

wifExploring the next (possible) bustle for Sludge.

Name: Competing @ Monopoly World Championships

Basics: Hasbro has been hosting Monopoly World Championships since 1973 in various cities all around the world. National competitions stretch the world over, and they all culminate in the Monopoly World Championship (Las Vegas).

Co-Ed [Y/N]? Yes.

Family-friendly [Y/N]? No. Must be 21+.

Outdoors [Y/N]? No.

Local [Y/N]? No.

Cost [$-$$$$]: $$

Time Commitment: Each round was two games against an opponent in a private room using the Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition (Hasbro).

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Features: Christy, Meg, Mike & Russ

Q: Where in the World are they?

A: Christy is in Oakland, Pasadena, then Rockford.

A: Meg is in Philadelphia.

A: Mike is also in Philly.

A: Russ is in Singapore.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Last year, No OLF; this year, F L C - 3 letters on the hot tub display screen translating into water that was C-O-L-D. Who can decode FLC?
F reezing
L egs &
C hest

F ull of
L arge
C oldness

F rozen
L oins
C arnival

F uzzy
L ogic
C ontrol:
The FLC code means that you have a problem with your pressure switch. Note: You cannot bypass pressure switches that are stuck in the closed position.

Wristy Business

wrun3K Walk/Fun Run Benefiting
David's Brain, Wrist, Foot, Eye

Presented by SLOG

Please join us on a wristful weekend for the first (& hopefully not annual) 3K Walk/Fun Run. Proceeds benefit increased barraging care to David's brain. The wrist "injury" has only been given self-diagnosis care, so the fun wrunk is meant to motivate David's feet/eyes so he will GO & SEE a trained medical professional.

> Pre-WRegISTter by Oct 31st!
> Run at your own wrist risk.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Weather Forecast for WashDC...
prezip Easier to consult the High/Low tide @ OBX than the No-LUVbmax Weather Hotline.


advertisehereGulp! Quick, hide all the featured products under the Tempurpedic(R) bed! No, better yet -- the Frigidaire(R) freezer!

New rules to end blogger payola [bbcnews. 10.6.09]

US regulators will for the first time crack down on bloggers who fail to disclose fees or freebies they get from companies for reviewing products.

The Federal Trade Commission, FTC, decided to update its nearly 30 year old guidelines to clarify the law for the vast world of blogging. ...

In a statement the FTC said "the revised guides specify that while decisions will be reached on a case-by-case basis, the post of a blogger who receives cash or in-kind payment to review a product is considered an endorsement.

"Thus, bloggers who make an endorsement must disclose the material connections they share with the seller of the product or service."

DISCLAIMER: Any/all products ever mentioned on SLOG are so as an FYI.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WhaT iF: Cricket Spitting

wifExploring the next (possible) bustle for Sludge.

Name: Cricket Spitting
Basics: Spit a dead cricket the farthest. Unofficially, the crickets are to be Brown House crickets (Acheta domesticus), weighing btwn 45 -55 milligrams.

Co-Ed [Y/N]? Yes.

Family-friendly [Y/N]? Maybe.

Outdoors [Y/N]? Usually.

Local [Y/N]? Sure.

Cost [$-$$$$]: $

Time Commitment: Per cricket population.

Tis the S'meason

s'mnacktime A s'midge healthier than another candy with a cool name, but more brown.

CLIFkid Zbar: Spooky S'mores flavor

Info: Unless you want a gooey mess, it's probably best not to toss a roasted marshmallow, two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate in your trick-or-treat bag. But why would you when you have CLIF Kid Organic ZBaR™ Spooky S'mores?

The seasonal flavor from CLIF Kid is back, but not for long. 10 grams of whole grains & 12 vitamins and minerals, Spooky S'mores is a yummy and wholesome alternative to all that scary Halloween candy.

Price: $13.99 (18 bars/box)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get Over Overtime

Something about work to think about while @ work, not the frisbee field...

Hard Work's Overrated, Maybe Detrimental [FastCo. 10.7.09]

A co-founder of Flickr argues that hard work often doesn't amount to much--and neuroscience offers some backing for the claim.

Much more important than working hard is knowing how to find the right thing to work on. Paying attention to what is going on in the world. Seeing patterns. Seeing things as they are rather than how you want them to be. Being able to read what people want. Putting yourself in the right place where information is flowing freely and interesting new juxtapositions can be seen. But you can save yourself a lot of time by working on the right thing. Working hard, even, if that's what you like to do. ...

After all, have you ever had a great idea at your desk? But how often does that bulb go off in the shower, or in bed? Modern neuroscience actually vindicates this apparently lackadaisical approach. It turns out that the best way to find breakthrough ideas might be to avoid working hard...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bark Park

dogameMaxim, the cute li'l pup, is daying out @ the park on a skateboard(?).
Make Maxim jump & catch as many frisbess as caninely possible.
UP arrow = jump
LEFT/RIGHT arrows = move.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Week 6: DNP

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(DNP = did not play)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Small Request, Big Brown Movement

japanaMike recently raised this important #2 issue...

Nippon Airlines Asks You to Please "Lighten Your Load" Pre-Board [thugger; 10.8.09]

Japan's Nippon Airlines, for the month of October, is requesting passengers take a dump before taking to the skies. It could save 5 tons in carbon emissions as plane toilets use 1 litre of fuel per flush. ...

Compared to OBX...

woymingd> Breakfast, lunch & dinner are a bit more lonely lonelier.

> Water options (ocean, pool, hot tub, shower, ice machine) have been dramatically decreased

> Definitely less windy @ my desk

> Overcast weather is less fun

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This Sucks

sluck I respect the attempt to comingle words [SLanket, sprinter] & it's fine this wasn't called a stroon, spaw /or/ spuck.


Info: The spoon that sucks. Literally. It’s a spoon & a straw at the same time. Allows you to drink leftover milk without making a mess.

Cost: Available @ Cereality (fast food cereal bar) to purchase.


moonsignConspiracy Theorists Convince Rob Moon Landing Was Faked

BURBANK, CAL — Bottom bunk commander and famed hamburger enjoyer Rob shocked reporters at a press conference Wednesday, announcing he had been convinced that his historic first step on the moon was part of an elaborate hoax orchestrated by the US government.

Although Rob said he "could have sworn" he felt the effects of very sandy conditions, he now believed his memory must be flawed. He also admitted feeling "ashamed" that he had failed to notice the pruning effects of hot-tubbing, blaming his lack of awareness on his excitement about traveling to the "moon."

"This is all just common sense, people," he added, wearing a very beachy tanktop. "It's the moon. You can't land on the moon."

Added Rob, "I suppose it really was one small step for Sludge, one giant lie for Sludgekind."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What the Halo

A few days ago, a mysterious cloud shaped like a halo appeared over Moscow; at the very same time, a tortilla in the form of a flat frisbee was eaten @ OBX. Coincidence?

Sweet as Sludge

Seen in a Seven-11 along the return route...

Toxic to your Waist Line NUCLEAR SLUDGE: 20 grams of candy; 18g of carbs; 13g of sugar.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy, Sandy Place


Txt for the Children

CLo fwds some handy info to keep in mind (but not too deeply in the brain) as people coordinate by cell phone today...
October 2009 Audubon Naturalist Society eNews. Tip of the Month...

Yes, cell phones emit electromagnetic radiation, and the industries' own studies show that the cell signal is absorbed deeply into the brains of children, and up to two inches into an adult skull. If that's not creepy enough, at least one group of researchers have found a link between cell phone use and cancer, especially among the young. Find out how much radiation various phones (including the one in your hand) emit.

Try to keep phones off, particularly in areas with low reception (radiation increases as the phone attempts to make a weak connection). The good news is that texting reduces radiation near the brain, though if texting while driving, all bets are off.


Friday, October 09, 2009


No Moon? No problem! No Sun?! Problem!



iTVHuman Traffickers, your jobs are safe!

Congrats to Sludge for maximizing people cargo to/fro OBX! This impressive person-to-automotive TETRISing demonstrates decent propensity --
6 cars <:::> 25 ppl (4.1666666 / vehicle)

Safe Travels, All!

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Thank You to this year's sponsors of Sludge OBX2009.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors (similar to 2008)
Plant watering . Mail Stoppage . Appliance unplugging . Water heater turndown


frlameGrilling + discs are finally married in this hot product.


Descrip: A small Frisbee-sized disk replaces charcoal as a solid ethanol grill fuel, offering a flame-grilled taste that you can bring with you to any tailgate. Just stick it under the grill racks, light it up & you’re looking at 40-45 minutes of grill-time.

Price: $ 19.99 (3-pack)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


mohonoI can safely confirm there is water, namely a pool & hot tub, @ The Moon - based on aN Aerial SAtelitte. Call off the bombs, pls!

NASA to Bomb the Moon Friday [nbc;10.6.09]

NASA's going for full impact Friday, firing a bomb-laden missile at the moon in a dramatic search for water.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sending its Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) on a mission to fire a missile into the south pole of the moon that is twice the speed of a bullet.

The guided rocket will crash into the moon's surface creating a blast powerful enough to a huge plume of dust and debris. The spacecraft following closely behind will then take pictures and analyze the debris kicked up after the impact.

If you've got a 10-to-12-inch diameter telescope you'll be able to see the debris cloud created by the missile's impact. NASA predicts the impact will visible at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Friday morning.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Features: Patti (yes Patti); & MicHael

Q: Where in the World is Patti?

A: Patti is in Santa Fe, NM.

Q: Where in the World is MicHael?

A: MicHael is in Grapevine, TX.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Week 4: Evenflow

Show up > Warmup ...

Ice for post-game soreness > Practice ...

Sun block > Trucker Hat ...

Pre-game, Sludge was just forming whereas WickdSimpl were passing time completing a complex drill.

Game on, it was Sludge’s time to demonstrate a good start with a score. Firsts all around – first point, Rachel’s first score for brown in the first game played in October!

oktoA very OctOber-ish offense was demo’d - lotsa of “o.” If the first half was a four-way stop intersection, the octagon sign was merely a suggestion as Sludge ably came together and repeatedly rolled passed the white (goal) line. Matthew connected with Nigel and Chris, Christy, Andrew and Russ made noise on D.

Rob was there; sweating thru his shirt. Sue whisked the children away so they wouldn’t witness the horror.

Up 3 points at half, some feared a meltdown as our spry opponents scored the next point. {8}-6. Sludge continued to play smart strategically switching from person to zone D.

Up happily @ 14-9, fast ankles then kicked in. 14-10. 14-11. 14-12.

Win 15-12.

WhaT iF: WWOOFing

wifExploring the next (possible) bustle for Sludge.

Name: Wwoofing

Basics: WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, - is volunteering for a first-hand experience with organic & ecologically sound growing methods, to help the organic movement, and to experience life in a rural setting or a different country. The host provides food, accommodation and opportunities to learn, in exchange for assistance with farming or gardening activities.

Co-Ed [Y/N]? Yes.

Family-friendly [Y/N]? Yes.

Outdoors [Y/N]? Yes.

Local [Y/N]? No.

Cost [$-$$$$]: $

Time Commitment: Substantially more than 2 hours on a Saturday.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

OBX News

bnewsDavid's wrist will not...repeat...will not be attending OBX this year. Now that the wrist of David is accounted for, we await RSVP of the rest of David.
UPDATE: David's RSVP = similar to wrist (No).

Friday, October 02, 2009

Mooning for the Camera

Andrew aerial viewed our order of super-wide beach in close proximity to our a multi-room planetoid.

IOC ISO Frisbee

fristadium"Frisbee" may be a deciding factor in where the '16 Olympix will be hosted. Rightfully so.

The Tokyo 2016 Olympic Stadium design leaves you in awe of its creators. The International Olympic Committee will have a tough choice when they have to decide who will play host between Chicago, Madrid & Rio de Janeiro.

The Tokyo 2016 Olympic Stadium would be completely powered by solar energy, which is one of the selling points the city will try to get across to the IOC.

Final decision expected soon...
UPDATED: The Olympics will be in South America for the first time, as the IOC awarded the 2016 Games to Rio de Janeiro. Chicago was ousted Friday on the initial vote; Frisbee Tokyo was nixed in the 2nd round.


abedog Vying for Dad-of-the-Year, Russ' household welcomes a Havenese Webkinz puppy named "Abe Lincoln." At 10 weeks old, he's not as tall as Honest Abe (tallest U.S president at 6' 4"), but 'Abe' makes it up in cuteness.
Lest we forget the elder puppy.


Thursday, October 01, 2009


saysomethng Dear Computer Hard Drive,
You have failed & now all the pix downloaded for the sole use on THE SLOG are gone. "Unrecoverable" sez Mr. IT guy with goatee. I miss you, native files.


Do Over: September 2009

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

  • Hugs, not drugs

  • SLUDGEvolution

  • Raindrops are Dancing Doodle-ing

  • GAP Staff Orientation 101