Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Frisbee Afterlife

Many more ideas on how to recycle reuse a frisbee, beyond throwing:

10 Things to do with Frisbees
1 - Fill with birdseed & put in the garden
2 - Keep by your kettle to put your used teabags on.
3 – They’re perfect as snack plates for a party.
4 – Use as a painting palette. Your can drill a large hole to put your thumb through.
5 – A small Frisbee can be kept by the sink as a soap dish.
6 – Carefully drill small holes through the middle and use to pan for gold.
7 – Use as a dirty spoon holder when cooking.
8 – Paint your own design on it and hang on the wall.
9 - Create a UFO mobile for kids, it will keep them entertained for hours.
10 – Use as a dog bowl for either food or water for your pet.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

World CUltimateP

wucc2010Very similar to an ongoing event, the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) are held every 4 years, bringing together the best ultimate club teams from around the world for a 7 day competition.

There will be 136 teams at WUCC 2010 -- 48 in Open division, 32 in Women division, 40 in Mix division and 16 in Masters division, held in Prague over July 3- 10!

Check out the seedings & history of matchups.

Monday, June 28, 2010

All in the Family

The hard shell flying disc has a cousin that is easy-going, kid-friendly & gentler.

The Amazing Jelly Flyer™

What's so amazing about the Jelly Flyer? It's the latest in flying disc fun! Unlike hard plastic flying discs, the Amazing Jelly Flyer is so floppy and flexible; you have to feel it to believe it. This high-tech silicone material feels like jelly and flies like a jet! Just 4" in diameter, the Jelly Flyer is safe indoors, or you can let it loose on the great outdoors. Colors: pink, blue, purple, green, & yellow.

The Amazing Jumbo Jelly Flyer™

This larger 8" diameter version of the Jelly Flyer is great for wild, yet safe outdoor play. It flies far & does stunts never seen with a plastic disc. Best of all, it is easy and soft to catch& never hurts the hand, even for small children. Squish it up and take it anywhere! Colors: blue, purple, green, & yellow.


Another disc-ish chart depicting the fiascOIL...


Friday, June 25, 2010

Lay Out Confusion

The above image has a bunch of squares layed out in concentric circles. Or spirals. Brain so confused...

Related posts: Leafy . Dot

Thursday, June 24, 2010

'Italy' Alright

italysoccerAndrew thinks ...maybe there's a lesson here about having too much experience on a sports team.

Slovakia 3, Italy 2 [espn]

For defending champion Italy, the ignominy of being sent out of the World Cup in the first round sank in immediately.

"Tonight," midfielder Gennaro Gattuso said, "we touched rock bottom."
Italy's squad featured nine players 30 or over and Prandelli will be charged with a major overhaul. Italy hasn't won since beating Sweden 1-0 in a friendly in November, drawing five times and losing twice.

"It's not a very good moment for Italian football, but the level of the Italian game isn't what you saw tonight," Lippi said.

Country Ulti Database

countrydbHave you ever wondered what the score was between USA vs Lithuania in the only game they have played?? Not talking soccer or football.

Per GetHorizontal, here's an incredibly comprehensive database of the history of national ultimate teams. This site contains (as complete as possible) archive of all ultimate matches ever played between two national teams (currently beach ultimate games are not included, but adding them in here has been suggested by a few people).

Currently the database contains records of 3578 international matches between 935 national teams representing 40 countries. About 4304 people have been entered in to the database and 345 teams have so far roster information available.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


cnnacReporter's Notebook: Our 5th week in the Gulf [AC360. 6.21.10]

I. Estrada (Producer)

It's amazing to think that we're heading into our 5th week in the area to cover this oil spill tragedy. Each week, we've met or have seen something that will stay with us forever. The first week we were down here, the oil had just started to wash ashore in Grand Isle. There were signs posted all over the region expressing anger and frustration with B.P.; people were trying to determine how this was going to affect their lives.

The one sight that will remain burned in my memory was the first time Anderson and I went into the marsh. My heart sank as I realized we were literally floating in a giant pool of oil. There were no sounds, no birds, no wildlife, just brown sludge and that horrible toxic smell. ...

Quick Brown Dog Jumps Over

browndogfrisbeeGuessing the quick brown fox wasn't jumping for a frisbee.

Brown Dog Frisbee Jumpers Hoodie

Info: This brown hoodie has a double-lined hood with matching drawstrings and a front pouch pocket. This fleecy pullover sweat is cosy and warm. Fabric weighs is made from 80% cotton & 20% polyester.

Price: £ 28.04 ($41.65)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Either Or

"Life is either a daring adventure
or nothing."


Take the Plastic Recycling Challenge QUIZ on what's being recycled? Fourteen selections are based on what's most commonly found in blue boxes (Canada).


CORRECT ANSWER: This Frisbee is not accepted in curbside recycling programmes because there is not a large enough quantity collected to be recycled into something else. Try giving it away through: or (free stuff section).

Other ideas: Water Gauge, doggie disc, Hat.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Always a good reminder...
Slip on a shirt
Slop on sunscreen (SPF 30). Do so at least 20 minutes, so it has time to sink in.
Slap on a hat (or a frisbee)
• Seek shade
Slide on sunglasses to protect from UV light

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: CHarlie

Q: Where in the World is Charlie?

A: Charlie is in Colorado.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Did You Know-O

A Did You Know? from the same book mentioning the Frisbee invention.

The name Wham-O came from the sound made by the release of a slingshot, the first product the company marketed.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rubbing Elbows

pattiprez 6/15/10: Patti in the Oval Office with the PREZerson who sends nice congratulatory letters.

Zone in on the Cup

browncupcakesA cupcake recipe to feed 16 after running in a 3-person cup.

No-Guilt Chocolate Cupcakes (Serves 16)

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients until well blended. Pour 2/3 full into each of 16 cupcake tins. Bake for 15-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Once cool, sift powdered sugar over top or frost with chocolate glaze (recipe below).

Chocolate Glaze

1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp soy milk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, bring sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently; then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It’ll look gloppy, but it’s just the bubbles! Remove from heat and stir for another 5 minutes.

Add vanilla, stir, and immediately pour onto cake. Glaze dries really quickly, so spread it immediately and add any sprinkles now. Let this cool for an hour, if you can wait that long!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


A very pretty infographic in frisbee form depicting the magnitude of the fiascOIL in the Gulf of Mexico.


UPDATED #s: 97.5 million gallons (estimated as of 6/15)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Plastic Diploma

frisbeeschoolAfter graduation, one might expect to receive a
job offer
a freebie &/or something to frame.

Top Non-Traditional Colleges [HuffPo]

Hampshire College: Recently dubbed one of our top 10 hipster schools, Hampshire's free-wheeling curriculum is infamous. Years at the Massachusetts school are split into three divisions: in the first division, students take classes in five "Schools of Thought"; in the second, students study a chosen subject in-depth; in the third, they complete a large-scale project -- one student did his on the aerodynamics of Frisbee.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Squint & FIFA's 2010 World Cup logo starts to look kinda sorta like "Frisbee".


Sign Me Up

In American Sign Language, these motions mean "frisbee."
Does this signed motion mean throw to me or I'll give you fashion tips?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: CHris

Q: Where in the World is CHris?

A: CHris was in California.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: Meg
Q: Where in the World is Meg?
A: Meg is in London.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pick Up & Move

dcsummerpickupDue to scheduled polo matches this weekend @ the Polo Fields, Saturday pickup will probably be re-located at the Reflecting Pool fields or the Washington Monument fields, if those are not available.

Urine for a Good Time

Contain Yourself! Much to be excited about Sludge's first pool party of the season!! Sunday @ 2pm.

Frisbee van Gogh

Frisbees make great wall art and floor coverings. More interested in framed art? Consider grabbing this 10" x 10" piece titled "Frisbee" [item #: 10022334A] by Alfred Gockel. Price: $9.99

Thursday, June 10, 2010

DISorderly Conduct

acsChristy's 21-page "brief" was recently posted
"Disorderly (mis)Conduct: The Problem with "Contempt of Cop" Arrests" [ACS 6.7.10]

This Issue Brief first sets out the law governing the enforcement of disorderly conduct and similar statutes. It then explores the widespread and egregious violations of this law in some law enforcement agencies and by some officers. The issue brief argues that the harm caused by improper arrests and threats of arrest for disorderly conduct far outweighs the justification given by some police and pundits for the aggressive (overly-aggressive, some would say) use of these statutes. Finally, the Issue Brief offers a roadmap for legislators, advocates, law enforcement officials, and others seeking to address this problem.

Despite its illegality, the arrest of Professor Gates was not unusual. This scenario – an individual being arrested after responding obstreperously to perceived police misconduct – is one that plays out routinely across the United States, albeit without the Ivy League backdrop or culminating in conflict-resolution-through-beer. And while Gates's arrest may have fostered greater understanding between the Professor and the Sergeant,9 it does not appear that this “teachable moment” went much further. Since the arrest in Cambridge nearly a year ago, there have been few examples of progress in how local legislatures write “disorderly conduct” and similar laws; how police policy incorporates these laws; how law enforcement officers are trained to enforce these statutes; or how these types of arrests are tracked or monitored. Not surprisingly, instances of troubling arrests for “disorderly conduct” and similar infractions continue to abound. Given the entrenched and hyperbolic views expressed during the Gates incident, it is perhaps unsurprising that it did not bring about the sea change some had hoped. This missed opportunity is unfortunate. Change in this area is needed and of vital importance.

There is widespread misunderstanding of police authority to arrest individuals who passively or verbally defy them. There is abundant evidence that police overuse disorderly conduct and similar statutes to arrest people who “disrespect” them or express disagreement with their actions. These abusive arrests cause direct and significant harm to those arrested and, more generally, undermine the appropriate balance between police authority and individual prerogative to question the exercise of that authority. Moreover, setting aside the question of whether any bias motivated Sergeant Crowley‟s decision to arrest Professor Gates, these types of arrests appear to impact communities of color disproportionately and exacerbate tensions between these communities and law enforcement. This might just be another sad fact of police-community relations in a country where poverty and its attendant crime are too often correlated with race, except that it is entirely avoidable. There is no need for police to arrest people for “contempt of cop” and there are ways to ensure that they do not. ...

Inappropriate contempt of cop and cover arrests, and the too-often unnecessary uses of force that accompany these arrests, are a widespread problem. These abusive arrests cause direct harm to those arrested, violate the constitutional rights at the core of our democracy, alienate large segments of our people, and make policing less effective. A meaningful response to this problem requires a number of different approaches, all implemented in concert and to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the breadth and the depth of the problem and the nature of the law enforcement agency in which it is occurring. Changes to policy, and sometimes laws, will be required. Closer supervision, data collection and analysis, and sensible training will also be necessary, as will accountability for officers who make these arrests – and the supervisors who approve them. Where the problem is widespread within an agency, or appears to be a de facto part of agency practice, outside intervention may be required to help the agency make the necessary changes to its culture. Those of us outside the field of law enforcement have a critical role to play: speaking out about misconduct when we see it; teaching others to recognize the many harms of misconduct; and demanding changes in agencies that are not effectively preventing or responding to contempt of cop or cover arrests.##

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Pool Play

barackliCHarlie confirmly reminds you about Sunday's Pool Party in Potomac - starts @ 2pm.

Whatcha bringing?

Crack chips - Charlie
Rice-based dish w/ veges - Michael
Chocolate-based dessert - Rachel
Meat/Chicken & Veggie Burgers - Rob
"Real" hamburgers & hots dogs - The Clements
Buns - Ian
Watermelon - Kayleigh
Salad w/ roasted beets + garden green, & black bean salad - Sarah & Steve
Mac&Cheese, string beans w/ onions, half-BBQ'd chicken, BBQ'd pork loin, boysenberry crostata - Joe
Chickpea ratatouille & veggie burgers - Reillys

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Tar Balls the size of Frisbees!

fooeygooeyOil spill hits Florida beaches in omen of a lost season [NYP]
WASHINGTON -- Gooey tar balls from the Gulf oil spill washed up on one of Florida's most pristine white-sand beaches yesterday -- as the environmental nightmare wreaked further havoc on the region.

The pieces of sludge ranged in size from a coin to a Frisbee and dotted beaches in Pensacola while the stench of oil punctured the usually soothing sea breezes.

Officials fear the oil could sink the state's $60 billion tourism industry and foul the Sunshine State's seashores for years. ...

Oil has already hit the shorelines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in six weeks.

And the worst could be yet to come. Scientists fear the oil will get sucked into the Loop Current, as some computer models predict, taking it around Florida's fragile coral reefs, past the Florida Keys and up the Atlantic coast.

The tar balls and floating sheen didn't deter swimmers on two popular Pensacola beaches, as locals flocked to get in what some feared might be their final chance to swim if the beaches get covered in oil.

Some of the locals, including kids, tried to chip in by picking up tar balls with shells, while swimmers waded into the water and rushed out after encountering oil slime.

"I did not expect to see this. That's just crazy," Lance Nelson, a 23-year-old college student who canceled a day of surfing, told the Pensacola paper.

"It was sticky brown globs out there," ...

Inside Out

“Things turn out best for the people who
make the best of the way things turn out.”
-- John Wooden (1910-2010)

“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”
-- John Wooden (1910-2010)


Monday, June 07, 2010

Pace Yourself

Brian joined the 50,000+ participants who together serve as a living testament to the power of individuals to impact the world. He ran/walked in the Komen Global Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk at the National Mall on Saturday.

Your activity-ism is applauded! Tho, CPS may be concerned about what you're teaching (your) youth.


Alpha Type


Friday, June 04, 2010

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: Rob

Q: Where in the World is Rob?

A: Rob is in Caribbean.

Catching On

ICalEndarBen&Jerry's officially honors "Frisbee Catching Day!" today - June 4th. So many humanly ways to catch a frisbee.


Special Delivery

President Barack Obama sent each member of the 2009 US National Team a congratulatory letter and autographed photo after Team USA captured the gold medal at The World Games last summer in Chinese Tapei. [from 2 y.o.-named USA Ultimate mag (spring 2010)]

boletterThe letter reads: Congratulations on your achievement. Hard work, fair play, and dedication are essential to athletic excellence and success in life. I hope you continue to bring these qualities to your future endeavors.

Please accept my best wishes as you celebrate this fine accomplishment.

Sincerely, ...

Would have been *extra* special IF it was mailed without an envelope.

Thursday, June 03, 2010


frisBEEUltimate FRizzz BEE Organic Baby Bodysuit

Info: Fun ultimate shirts & apparel featuring the Ultimate Bee that looks good on & off the ultimate field. So look good, whether you're playing with the trademarked name for a flying disc or just hangin' out.

Price: $20.00

Related post: Compost Pile Onesie

ultiMBAte Frisbee

ultiMBAteBP, Goldman Sachs, and Massey could learn a lot from ultimate frisbee [CSM . 6.2.10]

The BP oil spill is just the latest example of questionable corporate action that's prompted calls for stronger government regulation. Yet the more profound reform would come from absorbing the lessons of a game with no referees.

...The harm those companies caused is anything but a game. But let's inject a bit of levity into an otherwise dire set of circumstances and look to one game for guidance: ultimate frisbee. The fast-growing sport (with some 700 college teams in the US alone) is like soccer with aerial passing but without referees. Players are expected to call their own fouls – and do. Even at collegiate and world championships, players hand the Frisbee to the other team if they've had unnecessary contact with an opposing player or held the disc for longer than the allowed 10 seconds – whether or not someone else calls them on it.

This ethos is known as the "spirit of the game." I've played ultimate throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and can confirm that the spirit of the game reigns everywhere. Business would do well to learn from it.

Here's a simple way to align business and societal interests: Require that bankers and other titans of industry join a weekend ultimate frisbee game in their local park. They'll spend a few hours in a world where there are no designated enforcers but everyone follows the rules – not just in letter, but in spirit. That would benefit us all.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

List-en Carefully

frisbeewordOn this list, Frisbee is #29; on MW's summer list, Frisbee = #1!

#1: Frisbee
Where did that Frisbee come from?

The story involves 1950s college students playing catch with cake tins and pie pans – sometimes from the Frisbie Pie Company of New England.

There was already a plastic flying disk on the market called the Pluto Platter, and the students nicknamed it Frisbie. When Wham-O bought the rights to that plastic disk in 1957, they respelled the nickname and made it official.

Because Frisbee remains a trademark, the more earthbound generic term is flying disk.

#2: Marshmallow
#3: Dandelion
#4: Barbecue
#5: Dog Days
#6: Ketchup
#7: Solstice
#8: Picnic
#9: Perspiration
#10: Vacation