Friday, December 31, 2010

B.O. in 2010

bestofAfter 365 days and 416 posts in twenty-ten, what better way to reflect on the yesteryear? Based on reader enjoyment, here is 2010's ‘"Best"-Of’ listing from each month of SLOG postings.

* January: Thumbs Up & Mistaken Identity

* February: More Morrison

* March: Always Be Prepared & Saturday Nite Look

* April: Friendly & Masters

* May: Catching Up to the Times & fRisbeE-USE

* June: Frisbee Afterlife AND Did You Know-O

* July: Flow Chart AND √últimate Umlauted

* August: Flat Out Truth & Frisbee by the Numbers

* September: SLUDGEopardy

* October: Ultimate? & Seven on the Line

* November: Listen to your Mother & Cookie Mistake

* December: High 2Five & Voice of fRisbEE-SON

Past Best Of's: 2009's B.O. .. 2008's B.O.

Gots additional favorite postings? Have your say in the Comments.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

High 2Five

Wayback MachineThe 25th season of Sludge was 1/4 nostalgic + 1/4 quotable, 1/4 special + 1/4 memorable. A lookback at the posted logos you may have enjoyed/missed...

  • You SNAID It

  • Domo Arigato

  • Pain Management

  • I Scream

  • sludge25

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    Play On

    End the current year AND start the new year with pickup.

    December 31st [NYE] @ 10am

    January 1st [Hangover Classic] @ 10am

    Location: Polo Fields.

    Heart Warmer

    This year's Washington Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" featured Amelia (bottom right) as (what else) an angel.


    Greetings from Down Under.

    Photo is of the captain, proudly wearing Sludge brown, and NC at the summit of Cradle Mountain looking for signs of MicHael. I am confident that he had been there recently but I could find no trace!!!
    We are having a great time & have taken some good photos (and many bad ones) of some amazing scenery. Beach below is Wineglass Bay - a potential for next year's OBX.

    Happy Christmas to all and looking forward to being together in the new year!!!




    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Tweet, Pray, Love

    Vote for Jen's twitter feed/blog which has been nominated in the Washington Post's Top Tweeps 2010 in DC in the category of Favorite Foodie.

    Which Washington,DC-area #DCTweeps topped your Twitter lists this year? We've sorted through hundreds of nominations & plugged your choices for the best of local social media into the online ballot. DCtweep

    VOTING: Until 11:59 p.m. EST Dec. 31, 2010.

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Jan. 3, 2011

    Toss, Not Toss Out

    Sarah found an article on non-archival items found in boxes transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 2010. An obvious oversight, it erroneously lists the frisbee - one of the most influential items from the last century worthy to bring into the 21st century - as an item to toss away, instead of retaining to toss.

    "I Found It In the Archives" [TBP . 10.14.10]

    Some of these items are returned to the transfer office, some end up in the museum collections, some are deaccessioned (i.e. removed from the Smithsonian’s collections), and some we can simply toss.

    As archivists, we are constantly making the hard decisions about what is worth keeping and what is not based on SIA’s mission and collecting parameters. But some decisions, as with the items below, are relatively easy...

    frisbee archive

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    Where in the World?

    worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

    Today's Features: CHarlie, MicHael

    Q: Where in the World are they?

    A: CHarlie is in Tasmania.

    A: MicHael was in Tasmania.

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010


    frisbee math
    Q: A 4.5-ft tall girl is standing 22 ft from a tree and sees her Frisbee stuck at the top of the 36-ft tree. What is the angle of elevation from the girl's line of sight to the Frisbee? (Round to the nearest degree.)
    Submit answers in comments.

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    'TRON'-y Eight years Later...

    trondiscAfter 28 years, the sequel for TRON hits movie theaters today! Anyone planning to attend a screening?

    Enjoy past TRONish posts:

  • Grin & Tronic

  • elecTRONic Disc
  • Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Arcade Fire the Disc

    "Master Control Program Has Chosen You..."
    DISCS of TRON: Serve on the Game Grid (throw lit frisbees at the other player)!

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    Four Real

    4ourHappy Ann'y, SLOG!!

    Another daily posting; another year of posts. Four years after the very first one! Thanks for entering the URL into your Web Browser & when necessary reading!


    Friday, December 10, 2010

    Banana Drama

    Terrified FDA Warns Something Making Bananas Brown After Several Days [Onion. 11.29.10 ISSUE 46•48]

    WASHINGTON—The Food & Drug Administration made an emergency announcement Monday to alert all U. S. citizens that "a force or forces unknown" is turning seemingly normal bananas brown, soft, and virtually inedible in as little as 72 hours.

    "Whatever is causing the dramatic and frankly disgusting changes in these bananas is able to penetrate any container and is completely undetectable by any known instrument," said visibly shaken FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, adding that the brown sections of banana were "quite mushy and gross." "We urge anyone currently in possession of normal yellow bananas to consume them immediately, before this mysterious browning malignancy can strike—and it will strike."

    The disturbing news comes only weeks after the FDA's announcement that bananas' tough, fibrous outer layer should always be removed before consumption.

    Thursday, December 09, 2010


    bwrapIs a frisbee an acceptable holiday gift for a younger sibling?
    How about for an office Secret-Santa??

    Search for gift ideas on THE SLOG!

    Alternatively, always take advantage of complimentary delivery.


    life discUSA Ultimate announced their 2011 memberships are now on sale! Whether you are a player, fan or just enjoy supporting the Ultimate enthusiast in your family, there's a membership to meet your needs.

    Currently, USA Ultimate offers membership in the following categories: Youth, College, Adult, Coach, Player/Coach, Friends & Family and Lifetime. So have a look at the various levels of membership and list of benefits and choose the category that is right for you!

    Join by December 31st as a Lifetime member in December & receive a $150 discount!

    Price: $750 (one-time fee)

    Wednesday, December 08, 2010

    Voice of fRisbEE-SON

    Marge Simpson: 'Ultimate' makes everything worse!
    Otto: Not frisbee!

    [Source: The Great Wife Hope (2009)]

    Tuesday, December 07, 2010


    Good hands...fingers..., hands..., fingers..., ha..., fi...!
    BOTH hands & fingers are important for catching & throwing the frisbee!

    Monday, December 06, 2010

    Mantel Management

    sludgeys Consider having your mantel tested for structural soundness. You may be in the running for another miniature trophy!

    Please answer the call today.

    Frisbee-influenced Football

    Brian caught this video of a college football player demonstrating some greatest elements.

    Friday, December 03, 2010

    Surely there must be something you can do...

    I'm doing everything I can...and stop calling me Shirley!
    -- Dr. Rumack (Airplane!)

    Dr. Rumack [Leslie Nielsen (1926 - 2010)]: You'd better tell the Captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
    Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?
    Dr. Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

    Thursday, December 02, 2010


    Husband: Well I, for one, enjoy being in a committed, monotonous relationship.
    Wife: Monogamous.

    Wednesday, December 01, 2010