Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thing 1, 2 & 3

ultimate play sketch
Give me SOMETHING (on O), give them NOTHING (on D); EVERYTHING while playing Ultimate.

Ultimate Field Google Search

google frisbeeGo to Google (offices, not the search engine) to find an Ultimate field.

Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google) Wanted To Build An Ultimate Frisbee Field Atop Google NYC Offices

...However, fellow cofounder Sergey Brin does have some affinity for Google New York.

One former Googler tells us, "Sergey and [wife] Ann love NY, and actually make it a destination. For a while, Sergey was determined to build an ultimate field (he's an enthusiastic player) on the roof of one of our buildings."

Obviously the ultimate frisbee field hasn't happened yet, but you never know. Google owns one of the biggest buildings in all of New York now - location of their largest advertising sales team.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Less Not

More Ultimate

UCSD Women’s Ultimate Disc PSYCHO is, more or less, right --

MORE Ultimate,

LESS Not Ultimate!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Plastic Love

plastic frisbeePlastic? Good (for Ultimate).

Are plastics good or bad? An author explains [berklyside]

When Susan Freinkel decided to write a book about plastic, she vowed to spend an entire day not touching the stuff. The plan lasted about ten seconds. After she woke up, she walked into the bathroom to use the toilet. She suddenly realized the seat was plastic, which meant she couldn’t sit down. Freinkel quickly changed plans. Instead of not touching plastic for a day, she would write down all the plastic things she touched in a day. The list came to 195 objects.

In Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, Frienkel uses 8 plastic objects – the comb, the chair, the Frisbee, the IV bag, the Bic lighter, the grocery bag, the soda bottle, and the credit card – to explain the incredible popularity of the material, its benefits, and its downsides. It’s an important, yet entertaining, look at the issue.

Wide Open

play ultimate
Don't bite the HANDLER that feeds you.frisbee teeth

Monday, April 25, 2011

'Wicket' Fun

A disc game the likes of another poley game. Run. Aim. Throw. Catch.


How to Play: When the offensive team strikes a section of the opposing team’s pole(s) with the disc, the offensive team is awarded the point value of the colored section hit, if the disc is not caught by the defensive team. If the offensive team hits both poles within one throw, the points scored on each individual pole are added together, again only if the disc is not caught by the defensive team.

If the disc strikes one pole and the cup (highly engineered wiffle bally cone) is knocked off, the defensive team must try to catch the cup and the disc before both hit the ground. The offensive team is awarded double the point value of the colored section that was struck, if both the cup and disc hit the ground.

Price: $50

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Week 6: Canceled

no ulti!

Today's game has been canceled due to previous day's rainy weather.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Family TfRisbEE

Besides Walter "Fred" Morrison, let's give some credit to William Russell Frisbie.

frisbieThe Frisbie Pie Company was founded in 1871 by William Russell Frisbie in Bridgeport, Connecticut, when he bought and renamed a branch of the Olds Baking Company. The company was located on Kossuth Street in Bridgeport's East Side (between late 1800s and 1958), where nearby school kids tossed the plates around and yelled "Frisbie" so they wouldn't get hit by the spinning tins. The game the children played made its way to nearby college campuses (i.e., Yale).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Count Off

seven on the Ultimate line

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Flat Flip

matza frisbee Happy Passover!

Q. What's the difference between matzoh (matzah) and a frisbee??

A. A frisbee doesn't leave crumbs in the rug.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Latte Lies

Caffeinated coffee is made from the coffee bean. Decaf is made from the dirt. [fakesci]

Related: Starbucks-ADE

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011


record discSaturday, April 16 is Record Store Day - a promotional event for things that spin, are shiney, and are circle shaped, like a frisbee.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One More

play ultimate
A lasting impact will be felt

when you are first to arrive at Ultimate pickup.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ultimate: First Four Decades

Ultimate bookThe encyclopedia of our sport...
ULTIMATE--The First Four Decades [Hardcover + DVD] (2005)

Authors: Pasquale Anthony Leonardo & Adam Zagoria. (on ESPN)

Info: The first Ultimate frisbee history book chronicling the complete history of the sport of Ultimate, from 1968 thru 2005 - containing over 200 pages, tons of photos, stories and lists of national and world champions, team rosters of every national champion and a 90 min. DVD with never before seen Ultimate interviews and footage.

Price: Out of print... $199+! (used on Amazon)

Monday, April 11, 2011


frisbee Let's hope this Frisbee Disc Exhibition (sponsored by FreeStyle Magazine) "An exhibition of vintage Frisbees from around the world" gets shipped to the States!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 08, 2011

Comparison: iPad2 vs Frisbee

ipad frisbee

How the trendy iPad2 compares to the popular frisbee:

  • Price: $499-$829 // ~$10

  • Weight (lbs): 1.33 lbs // 0.385808 lbs

  • Weight (grams): 603.277 g // 175 g

  • Height: 7.3 inches // 10.75 inches

  • Width: 9.5 inches // 10.75 inches

  • Depth: 0.34 inches // 1.25 inches

  • Corners: Rounded // None

  • Display: 1024 x 768 pixels // 70 x 40 x 25 yards

  • Finger-operated: Yes // Yes

  • Processor: 1 GHz dual-core // Bi-ped human

  • Accessibility: Universal // Universal

  • Color: Black or White // Rainbow assortment

  • Weatherproof: No // Yes

  • Battery-life: 10 hours // Endless

  • Drop-test: Fail // Pass

  • Available: March 2011 // 1950's

  • View a past comparison: Angry Birds & Ultimate

    Thursday, April 07, 2011

    Clued In

    Crossword puzzle 22 Down: 5-letter word for Wrist action.

    Wednesday, April 06, 2011

    Love Ultimate

    play ultimate
    Love is nothing in tennis,

    yet very real playing Ultimate.

    Tuesday, April 05, 2011


    Ultimate. In sickness and in health. I Do.

    Info: Declare your passion for the game with this 175-gram Discraft UltraStar Professional sportdisc (regulation Ultimate model).

    Color: Metallic silver and hot pink

    Price: $9.99

    Monday, April 04, 2011


    pivot foot
    "A pivotal play can happen
    because of a pivot."

    The foot opposite your throwing hand is called your pivot foot. You can step all you want with the other foot, but that pivot foot has to stay in place.

    Saturday, April 02, 2011

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    Hear Ye, Hear Yo


    Yet another opp to listen to MicHael rhythm with local talent GRINGO [southwestern americana strums + drum].

    Where: Outdoor FREE concert at Columbia Heights civic plaza (14 St at Park Rd + Kenyon St)

    When: 3pm on Saturday, April 2 CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

    Benefitting: Columbia Heights 'Great Day of Service'.

    Do Over: March 2011

    Wayback MachineCatch up on last month's noteworthy posts you may have missed...
  • Check, Please

  • Force 2-finger macho sidewinder

  • Flopping the Flip

  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame Ultimate Field…
  • Sixth Sense

    "I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." -- Dr. Seuss