December 2007 Archives
Alright, gonna post pics of last weeks winners on the site. Questions will all have to do with 2007-the year in review. One guess per person total.
Yes, there is quizzo for the rest of the week. Mike Minion did a nice job coming up with questions and made my holiday a lot smoother. Here's the schedule:
Wednesday (Hosted by Mike Minion)
Locust Rendezvous 6:15 p.m.
Black Sheep 8:00 p.m.
Thursday (hosted by Jam Master Sean)
Good Dog 8 p.m.
Bards 10:15 p.m.
This slander has to stop. Those who bother to do some investigating know that he very much does exist. The common mainstream portrayal of him as a myth and a cute legend for children is designed to obfuscate the facts-that the real Santa poses a power and an influence that the ruling elite find inconvenient. Just as they are ignored Ron Paul, they are doing the same with Father Christmas.
Here it is, from me to you. Starring me, the lovely Ginger, Trivia Art, Nate from Sofa Kingdom (as cab driver), Palestra Jon and a very special guest star as Clarence. Enjoy, and I have something else special for you coming on Christmas Eve.
- Altar Boys 95
- 8 Maids a MIlkin' 87
- Guiness Snout 85
- Cornbread Mafia 85
- Young Old and Restless 80
- The Hurtin Bombs 112
- Sofa Kingdom 92
- Western Omelette 91
- Alycia Lane is a Prostitute 75
- Prince Papa of Peace 72
- Zooey 101 Flunked Sex Ed 101 (aka Jams) 95
- Bzzz Beep Boop Bop 94
- 1022 84
- Crazy NOS 81
- Leather Cheerios 66
- Duane's World 111
- Santa's MInions 107
- What's With the Crowd 101
- 3:21 101
- Zoey 102: Sex Ed For Blondes 89
- But My Mom Says I'm Cool 89
- L. Ron Hubbard's Diabetics 95
- MAGMA 94
- Ask Google 77
- If God Gives You Lemons, Get a New God 67
- Papy Chulo 62
- Christmas Ape Goes to Summer Camp 90
- Third Times the Charm 87
- Sand From the Beach 79
- 4 Heebs & a Clueless Catholic 72
- Black Eyed Dyke Cops 65
- EARING 74
- JAG'S 67
- HOLIDAY CHEERS 63
- TEAM AWESOME YES! 60
- CHICKS R US 57
- MINUS ONE 55
- THE SALESPEOPLE 45
- BIZARRE 37
- GIRL: Is that Johnny Goodtimes?
- RENEE: Yes, it is.
- GIRL: Wow, his singing reminds me of his quizzo.
- RENEE: Oh yeah, how's that?
- GIRL: It sucks.
Billy Squier could flat out rock. I mean, even this song on its own is a pretty good one. And his beats were so funky that rappers still sample him regularly. (This is where Jay Z got the beat for 99 Problems.) His previous two albums had sold over 3 million copies each. He was destined for superstardom. And then somebody said, "Hey Billy, whattya think about doing a video with you humping the floor in a pink tank top?" and Billy said, "Let's do it!" and then, BOOM, it was over. He never sold over 300,000 copies of an album again. This video is, in a seriousness, the equivalent of 50 Cent doing a video in a pink tank top on silk sheets. Can anybody think of a worse career move ever than this video...or can anyone think of a worse music video?
The Sofa Kingdom and Hurtin Bombs are both taking the night off, so tonight is your chance to win at the Bards. Holiday quizzo kicks off at the Good Dog at 8 p.m. and the Bards at 10:15 p.m.
Another interesting thing about this situation: A few months ago, the National Inquirer reported that she was pregnant. Her lawyers fired off a letter to them which read in part: "Ms. Spears is a devout Christian with a spotless reputation, who lives in accordance with the highest moral and ethical standards in accordance with her faith." Is it just me, or everytime that someone calls themselves a "devout Christian with a spotless reputation", they eventually end up buying smack from a male prostitute or getting pregnant at age 16?
But on a (mildly) more serious note, this Bill O'Reilly "War on Christmas" thing is one of the more idiotic ideas his feeble mind has ever come up with. "Merry Christmas" wasn't even a common phrase until Dickens released a Christmas Carol in 1843, so it's not like we're killing off some ancient tradition. And the word "Holiday" comes from "Holy day", so how are you making this a secular day if you are wishing people a Happy Holy Day? Finally, "X-Mas" is not porn loving left wingers trying to take Christ out of Christmas. "X" is the greek letter "chi", and for centuries, the Greeks have used XMas as an abbreviation for "christ's festival". But perhaps the most sensible thing I've come across about this topic can be read here:
...many Christians are genuinely concerned about the secularization and commercialization of the holiday. But for those who truly want to "put Christ back into Christmas," the answer is in giving more time and attention to religious and charitable activities, not in demanding more Christian symbolism at the place where you shop. Macy's is not a temple.
*Although he admits, "I don't really see her that much around the office" at FOX, where Goodtimes has recorded his critically acclaimed online quizzoes.
Ok, got a new picture thingie and this one actually works, so we should be back on a regular picture schedule in the near future. This week, pics of last weeks winners, and all questions are inspired by Alycia Lane. Post your answers in the comments section. One guess per person.
This Wednesday is the 2nd annual holiday party for In Pursuit of Ale-Philly's Women's beer club and a Benefit for the National ParkinsonsFoundation.
We meet every two weeks around our city's watering holes and as much as we enjoy each other's company we love to branch out and see some new faces. Just think of it as another crazy night at Johnny Brenda's but supporting the National Parkinsons Foundation all the while.....
It's going to be an all out bonanza kicking things off with Philly local band, the Getarounds at 8!
NBC 10 will be there! We'll have DJ Dee Jay spinning for us later (of Beatles vs. Stones
fame)! We'll have a bottle swap..bring a bottle, take another one home...We'll be playing some Rock Paper Scissors! Raffling off some prizes- Gift certificates and a 3 liter bottle of MAD
ELF and more! Yummy food for Carnies and Veggies!
All for $13 with optional donations for Parkinsons throughout the night
Drinking great local craft beer for a mere $3 a pint from our friends at Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Iron hill, Troegs, and Dock St. All proceeds go to the parkinson's Foundation in memory of the Beer Hunter, Michael Jackson.
We're going to be raising money this week for a very worthy cause. I am asking everyone who plays this week to donate at least a dollar. We will then be giving the money we raise to the Red Shield, (who we helped out in the summer) to help buy Christmas gifts for the homeless children at the Red Shield Family Residence. If you'd like to learn more about the program, click here.
- "Police say the reason for the attack could be because Mr Kondaiah told too many people of the alleged magical powers of his right leg." I think we've all learned a valuable lesson today. If you have a magical leg, don't go blabbin' off at the mouth about it. Story is here.
- As soon as she got out of prison, who did Alycia Lane call? Ed Rendell. If I ever go to jail, I'm gonna call my powerful political connections, too. Randy, Narberth's official dog catcher, should be expecting a phone call if I ever punch a cop.
- In other Alycia Lane news, I got totally censored by the Metro today. In the little sports thing, the first question was, "What is it about Donovan McNabb that causes so much drama?" I answered, "If he didn't want drama, he shouldn't have punched that dyke cop." The 2nd question was, "Andy Reid is sick of talking about McNabb's future. What else is there to talk about?" I answered "Dyke cops." That one didn't make it by the censors either. There goes that damn politically correct left wing media again! I guess sayin' "Dyke cop" is like sayin' "Merry Christmas" these days. The mainstream media's all a bunch of left-wing Christ hating dyke cop supporters.
- Got a new photo connector thingie, so hopefully I'll be able to catch up on photos manana.
This totally awesome holiday tradition, which started in Norway, consists of dressing up between Christmas and New Years and going out in costumes and trying to trick your friends and then drinking all of their booze. I'm serious. .
Gotta work on my Metro column this morning, but in the meantime I leave you with a wonderful Christmas story that I just read for the first time this year. It's short, and you're gonna love it (If you don't wanna listen to it and wanna read it, just scroll down a little bit on the page.)
RELATED: Dyke cop gets what's coming to her.
UPDATE: Holy hell, Joey Sweeney at Philebrity already asked a lawyer if this constitutes a hate crime. Geesh, I thought I was just joking.
Or won't it?
Fact is, there hasn't been a flu pandemic since 1968. I was only an infant then, but if you listen to the media and to your doctor and to the government, the next big worldwide pandemic, a ravaging disease of unimaginable virulence, lurks in the closet like the bogeyman. It may pounce at any moment, and what will you do if you're unprotected?
Can anyone say "bird flu"?
On the crest of this wave of seasonal panic is the announcement that New Jersey is about to become the first state -- and the first governmental body anywhere in the world, in fact -- to require flu vaccine. REQUIRE it.
Granted, the requirement is only limited to children under 10. And aside from that, only other high risk groups, like older people and those with respiratory or immune diseases, are strongly encouraged to take the shot. Those who are healthy and young, ie 20's to 40's, usually can risk going without, but if you listen to doctors and the CDC you are making yourself vulnerable if you make that choice. Flu, after all, kills 36,000 people a year, according to the CDC.
However, those numbers are widely disputed, and, as someone who has chronic asthma, I can definitively state that I have never taken the flu shot. Nor do I ever intend to. And I strongly counsel my family and friends to do the same, and if I had children, I would NOT let them get it. I wouldn't want them to risk their health with this dangerous and unnecessary procedure.
The new online quizzo went up on Fox. This is the episode where I almost get captured by the giant lobster.
The Bombs implode in Round Four at the Bards on Tuesday.
A wild Wednesday, as the Jams lose for the 2nd week in a row, and Duane's World doesn't even crack the top 5. HIghest score of the week is at Black Sheep and is a 3 man team that included the Black Sheep chef.
Axis of Evil Knieval blows a lead going into the final round at the Good Dog, and a stacked Sofa Kingdom team falls to the Western Omelette in overtime.
In addition to that, a wild political discussion on the comments section under Bob T.'s latest piece, including the first time I think I've ever seen Steve O get mad, and Chip's interview with Bob Thompson doesn't work out the way he hoped.
What a week!
- Bob Lablaw Law Blog 102
- Young, the Old, the Restless 77
- Double Guatanamo 76
- We Heart Porn 65
- I Got Nothin' 63
- Sofa Kingdom 99
- Hurtin Bombs 98
- What Happened to that Girl From Small Wonder? 96
- Narcotyzing Dysfunktion 94
- Chin Omelette 88
- River of Rocks 103
- Jams (aka Ike Turner-Rolling on the River Styx) 99
- A.S.S. 83
- Dave's Apartment 65
- Team Patrino 57
- BBD 108
- This Is Not a Bus 99
- Baron Munchausen and his Amazing Periodic Table 92
- Fine Young Cannibals 81
- The Monroe Doctrine 79
- Guantanamo 72
- Axis of Evil Knieval 71
- Bring PB & J Back 70
- Terms of Endearment vs. Mystic Pizza 52
- Nasty Weiners 50
- *Western Omelette 84
- *Sofa Kingdom 84
- Hurtin Bombs 81
- Thump and Bump 65
- Team Fun! 64
*Went to tie breaker question: "In what year was Warren Moon born?" Kingdom guessed 1960, Omelette guessed 1957. The correct answer was 1956. Omelette pulled off the upset.
I've been slacking on my photos of teams lately. The problem is that I lost the thingie that hooks pics into the laptop, then I bought another one and it didn't work. So I tried to upload the photos onto my Mac but it erased a few of them. Anyways, so now I gotta buy yet another picture connector thingie*, which hopefully I can do manana and get the photos up asap. Thanks for your patience.
*sorry to get all technical on you guys.
I don't remember a lot of it. I do remember that it involved cognac, Albuquerque, and Ezra Pound. Anyways, I'm just getting up. Another meltdown from a high profile team at the Good Dog and a thriller at the Bards last night. Socreboard and a new one from the Donspiracist coming soon.
Sure, it was revealed that in 1992, The Huck thought that AIDS patients should be isolated from society... In 1992 I thought that Right Said Fred was going to be the next big thing... we all make mistakes! Irregardless, my article was just the springboard that the Huckabee camp needed.
I would like to say that my piece on Dennis Kucinich had the same effect. However, no one has seen D-Train since he left a Los Angeles nightclub early one morning last week with Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan.
That being said, I was quite disheartened to find that, after a number of attempts, I was unsuccessful in landing an interview with Republican candidate Fred Thompson. His staff declined to arrange an interview, and Fred's hot wife, Jeri, is quite snippy when you follow her home from her Pilates class.
Needless to say, I was unable to speak with Mr. Thompson. However, not wanting to disappoint my readers, I figured that I would get the next best thing. Knowing that Fred Thompson is, first, an actor, I decided to interview an actor that reminds me of Mr. Thompson, to perhaps get in his head. I found this to be equally challenging. The following actors were either unavailable or unwilling to grant me an interview:
Craig T. Nelson
When all hope seemed lost for this week's column, a miracle occurred. I came across a man who, in this reporter's opinion, is a carbon copy of Fred Thompson in mind, body and soul.
That man is Conrad Bain, TV's Mr. Drummond.
- Getting ready to run out and check on a couple of venues. Wish me luck.
- Trivia Art's latest in the Metro. Sled Wrecker is a great name for a beer.
- Gooch goes to San Diego. No biggie. We've still got Wes Helms coming off the bench to pinch hit. No worries
- Did you know that Iran's president has a blog.? Worth a browse.
- Happy birthday, Oh Great One! Bob turns 84 today.
The Hurtin Bombs took a 14 point lead over the Sofa Kingdom into the final round of last night's quizzo. I was then able to capture some video of the Bombs 4th round performance!
- What feminist icon famously quipped, 'A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle', and then later married Christian Bale's dad?
- In what book of the Old Testament would you find the story of the Tower of Babel?
- The first underwater car tunnel in the US was completed in 1927 in New York. What's it called?
- Jupiter is the largest planet. What planet is 2nd largest?
- In what year did Seattle Slew win the Triple Crown?
- Who was the star of the Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadadelphia Phenomenon?
- What popular singer released a song called Albuquerque in 1975 and a song called Philadelphia in 1993?
- What 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick took place in Colorado Springs?
- In Little Miss Sunshine, the family leaves from Albuequerque to attend a pageant in what california beach city?
- What parent company owns Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, and Lucky Brand Jeans?
- When George W. Bush graduated from Yale in 1968, he received a bachelor's degree in what?
- Richard Henry Lee accused Thomas Jefferson of plagiarizing this philosophers 2nd treatise when writing the Declaration of Independence.
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is the first film in the Walt Disney Feature Animation canon. What was the 2nd?
- What two NBA teams each had two players on the 1992 Dream Team?
- What must the sustained speed be for an Atlantic storm to be labelled a hurricane (give you credit if you are within one either way)?
- PHILLY 109
- SEATTLE 99
- ALBUQUERQUE 93
- DENVER 77
- COLORADO SPRINGS 66
After the jump, the top 20 teams overall. No head count on teams, but between us and Seattle there were over 50, so I suspect there were about 100 total.
Yo, $20 extra to any team that can knock off the Kingdom tonight at the Bards. They've won 10 straight Tuesday night contests, and must be stopped.
- Scores are rolling in, slowly but surely. Geez, in this technological age, this is like waiting for the afternoon paper to find out what happened in yesterday's baseball game in the 1920s. Looks like it's tight between us and Seattle this time. Albuquerque did better than Denver. Still waiting on Colorado Springs. Will have scores up later this afternoon.
- Gotta go to my dental appointment soon to get my gums lowered (they've been riding a little too high in my mouth, apparently.) In other words, the dentist could just stick a bunch of steel into my mouth for an hour, say "We're all done. Now pay us $1100." and there is no way I could ever tell in a million years if a single thing had been done other than cause me a lot of mouth pain. Oh well, my dentist's name is "Painless Parker", so I'm sure I'll be fine.
- You know that really nice old man who dresses in a suit and plays his flute at various spots around the city (I used to see him a lot on South Street)? A member of the Rittenhouse gestapo arrested him in March for playing at 18th and Chestnut, but the flutist struck back, and was recently awarded $27,500 in damages. Hooray freedom! Thanks Hunter for sending this in.
Fun night. Still waiting to hear from Denver and Seattle, and then will do a full writeup. In the meantime, I gotta get my Metro column done by noon and I still don't know what the hell I'm gonna write about. Then I have another dental procedure at 2 p.m. (Phase 2 of the 3 phase process). So if you guys wanna help me find some fun stuff on the intranets to post today, please send me an email.
Who spoke at the United Nations on December 11, 1964, then met with Eugene McCarthy, met with associates of Malcolm X, and dined with the Rockefellers.
-Anybody wondering why Darth Ern won't be at his usual spot at the bar at the Vous tomorrow, here's why: He's gonna be at the Bill Clinton rally at the Electric Factory.
-On this date in 1935, Jay Berwanger was awarded the first ever Heisman Trophy. Guess what team selected him with the first pick in the 1936 draft? And guess who decided they'd rather be a foam rubber salesman than play for said team?
-It's looking like we may be doing QBIV on February 15th at WCL. I'm hoping to look at the Hall of Flags and the Armory if I get a free minute later this week, but I asked about it at the Urban Outfitters headquarters down at the Shipyard, which is supposed to be an amazing space, and the lady said that it costs about $15,000 to run electricity in there. What????? Yeah, so that's out. I also contacted the Diamond Club at the ballpark, and that ain't big enough.
-Read this great short story by George Orwell having to do with imperialism called the Shooting an Elephant.
In my last column, I discussed the Valerie Plame affair -- a non-crime that the Democrats, assisted by the mainstream media (MSM), hysterically elevated to the status of a major scandal. In this column, I'm going to address a scandal that involved real criminal acts that the MSM chose to almost totally ignore. I'm referring to Sandy Berger and his theft of classified documents from the National Archives.
Now I'm willing to bet that a large majority of the people reading this column know little or nothing about the Berger scandal. I have brought the subject up on a number of occasions with friends and barroom colleagues, and they have always drawn a blank in these discussions. No one I've spoken with has ever known anything about the scandal. And why should they? They have made the mistake of relying on the MSM for information. They therefore know what the MSM wants them to know, and they have little or no knowledge on those subjects of which the MSM would prefer that they remain blissfully ignorant. And the outrageous conduct of Sandy Berger in the National Archives is a subject on which the MSM seems to have decided that people should remain uninformed.
Samuel R. (Sandy) Berger, aka Sandy "Socks and Shorts" Berger, is a long-time soldier in the Clinton crime family, who served as Bill Clinton's National Security Advisor during the period 1997 to 2001. Called to testify before the 9/11 Commission and acting on a letter of delegation from Clinton, Berger made four trips to the National Archives in 2003 to review various highly classified documents in preparation for his testimony. Security requirements on such documents mandate that they not be copied and that they are not to be removed from the archives. Security is so tight that any handwritten notes made by a person reviewing these documents have to pass a separate security review prior to removal from the archives. The reviewer is under constant observation by the archival staff.
- S*** Sandwich 96
- Dork Sided 88
- Cornbread Mafia 87
- Carly's Old, but Mike's Older 86
- Close Enough for Government Work 82
- Sofa Kingdom 105
- Hurtin' Bombs 96
- Damn You Everett 82
- Is That a Dreidel In Your Pants... 76
- Terracotta Pie 67
- Satan's Minions+Steve 99
- Jager SHots are $2 94
- See No Eval, Hear No Eval, Speak No Eval (aka Jams) 94
- Trust Us We Know 93
- Blame the Newbie 93
- This is Not a Bus 95
- Duane's World 83
- Where the Hell Is Our Team 80
- But My Mom Says I'm Cool 80
- Fine Young Cannibals 75
- Axis of Evel Knieval 84
- The Lawn Wranglers 71
- Have You Tried the Blue Point Imperial 67
- Gayowulf 63
- You've Lost That Lovin' Feeley 56
- Sofa Kingdom 106
- Chin Omelette 104
- Hurtin Bombs 95
- Marshadelphia 95
- ??? sorry, lost the other papers.
- Who- You, me, the Terrence Brown trio, and the morons that we will crush in Denver, Seattle and Albuquerque. Albuquerque? Yeah, I know. Dicker in Denver wanted to include them. Also, the Denver quizmasters name is Dicker.
- What- The City vs. City Smackdown. We will compete against and destroy quizzo teams in the cities mentioned above. The winner of the Philly quizzo gets $350, 2nd place gets $100, and 3rd place gets $50. In addition, if you defeat the teams in the other cities, you will get another $100.
- When- Monday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m.
- Where- Urban Saloon (21st and Fairmount)
- Why- Because it was there.
- How- You pay your $10 admission. You listen to some great jazz. You partake in some great drink specials. You eat some great food. You crush the morons in the other cities. You drink some more. Life is good.
- Additional info- Max team size is 8, strictly enforced. No, you may not attend and just watch. This is NOT invite only. All teams are welcome to attend. Even if you don't have a shot at winning, it will be a fun night, and a chance to meet teams that play at other bars. It will be first come, first serve, and I expect a pretty good sized crowd, so I would suggest getting there by 7:00 p.m. Since it is a Monday and we may run a little longer than usual, I'm really gonna try to start on time. Any additional questions? Feel free to contact me.
The results of the last poll were kind of depressing. Only 32 responses? You guys really don't care when we do Quizzo Bowl? Well, I'm gonna try again, because they're holding the 15th for me at World Cafe Live until Monday, when I have to pull the trigger. As someone pointed out, that is Presidents day weekend, so we might lose some vacationers. The only other options would be a Sunday night or as Steve O suggested Saturday afternoon, say, 4 or 5ish, followed by a blowout afterparty somewhere afterwards. So vote below and let me know if you wanna do this on Friday the 15th or a yet to be determined Saturday afternoon.
Think of your favorite band: That really cool indie band that no one knows about but you and the guy with the faded Depeche Mode Tshirt who works at the shady record store in town that smells like weed and vinyl...yeah, that's the one. This is the greatest band in the world- their music moves you. They have a style that is so unique, that no radio station, television network, or major record label even knows what to do with it. This band is way too f****** cool to ever make it big. And you like it that way. Because it's your band- no one else's.
When it comes to U.S. politics, Dennis Kucinich is that band. He's way too f****** cool to ever be president. And in this reporter's opinion, he likes it that way.
It took a lot hard work to get some face time with Mr. Kucinich, or "D-Train" as he's known in his inner-circle of friends and followers. I couldn't go through the standard channels to find him either. Luckily, I knew a guy who knew a guy who used to play French Horn for the Polyphonic Spree, who had his wife's cell phone number. But in the end, it was worth every second. I only had about five minutes with D-Train, whom I met around 3 a.m. at a bonfire on the beach behind a condemned amusement park in Santa Monica, CA.
Kucinich could sense that I felt out of place at this bonfire that looked more like a goth-orgy than a campaign rally. So he grabbed me a veggie burrito and red Solo cup full of absinthe and took me for a walk down the beach.
Dennis Kucinich- Do you feel that breeze off the ocean? That's the earth breathing, man.
Chip Chantry- So why do you want to be president?
DK- (Takes a drag of a hand-rolled cigarette, possibly not tobacco) The p***y, man.
CC- Excuse me?
- Good Dog (15th and Locust) at 8 p.m., and if your team has a pulse and at least one of you has a high school degree, you will probably win. By far the easiest quiz to win on the JGT circuit.
- Bards (20th and Walnut) at 10:15 p.m. p.m. Not easy to win, but if you can knock off Philadelphia Weekly dandies the Sofa Kingdom, you will instantly be transformed into a rock star yourself and your chances of getting laid will skyrocket. Oh wait, this is quizzo. Nevermind. Nobody's getting laid.
They have availability at the World Cafe Live for Friday, February 15th. Before you answer the poll question, keep a few things in mind: It is not easy to find a new venue that contains all of the amenities that the World Cafe live offers (great acoustics for band, beer service, food, seating for 300 people at tables.) And perhaps most importantly, it is a cabride away for most of you. I do not know of a similar facility in Philly unless we look to the suburbs (If you know of any similar facility in the city that meet the requirements of food, booze, great sound, good location, by all means post it in the comments below). The poll will not be my final call on this (I also have to check with my advisers* and have to see if the band is available), but I wanna get a feel for what you guys think about this.
*read: Ginger and Trivia Art.
Also in the Metro, a good article on how disloyal Philadelphia sports fans are. A-Men.
- In what 1999 movie would you find Heather Donahue and Michael C. Williams?
- HA Rey and his wife Margret are best known for bringing us what series of childrens books?
- What instrument is Vivaldi's four seasons written for?
- What book that you've all read takes place in the fictinal town of Maycomb, Alabama?
- Who played Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee's Playhouse?
- How many representatives are there in the house?
- Megalodons were over 50 feet long, but are now extinct. What type of animals were they?
- What is the only word in the English language that has three consecutive pairs of letters and no hyphens? (In other words, balloon has two consecutive pairs of letters. What word has 3?)
- In what sport will you find daffies, twisters, and helicopters?
- This artist, born in 1839 (self portrait, above), is known as the father of modern art?
- Leona Helmsley's dog has had to flee to Florida due to death threats against her.
- What you are about to read contains some of the coarsest, filthiest language you've ever heard (you've been warned). And you won't believe where it came from.
- As if snow days weren't excuses enough to drink, how about the fact that today is official "Repeal Prohibition Day"?
- You know what I'm in the mood for right now? A little Kenny G.
- Wink Martindale turned 73 yesterday, and he's still looking great!
To read more about saxophonist Terrence Brown, click here. If you want to hear some of his music, check out his Myspace page. This is gonna be a great night, so get your team together and let's kick Denver and Seattle's tail!
Ok, so City vs. City Smackdown is Monday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount) Max team size is 8, strictly enforced. Admission is $10 a head. Gonna have some great drink specials ($5 pitchers of Miller Lite and PBR and $3.50 a pint for all other beers, of which they have a great selection). Rumor has it that their food is extremely good and very reasonably priced. Also, gonna have live music. Working on that now. Should have a band for you by manana. Winning team will walk with $350, with 2nd place getting $150. In addition to that, the winning team can also take home an extra $100 if they defeat all the teams in Seattle and Denver. This is gonna be a lot of fun, and it's important that we knock off Seattle and Denver again, just to show them who's boss. (We'll determine city scores by adding up the top five teams scores in each city and then averaging them out.)
-I'll have full details on City vs. City Smackdown later this afternoon. Working on one last little detail now and then we'll be up and running.
-Tonight, quizzo at O'Neals (3rd and South) at 8 p.m. and quizzo at the Bards (20th and Walnut) at 10:15 p.m. In case you haven't already heard, I have put a $20 bounty on the heads of the Sofa Kingdom at the Bards.
-Still unsure of a venue for Quizzo Bowl, unfortunately. World Cafe Live couldn't find me a Saturday. Which I'd prefer. Should we do it on a Sunday at WCL or should I continue to look elsewhere (I'm thinking about looking at the Starlight Ballroom.)? Also, I could possibly get it on a Friday at WCL. Thoughts on that?
I'm heading out of the house to get the root canal done. Wish me luck. I'm really trying to be brave about this I really am. But if I don't make it back, I just want you to know...I love you guys.
None of the announcers talked about this, but this was one of the sketchiest plays I've ever seen. Watch after Lawrence Maroney catches the ball and the Ravens cornerback at the top of the screen, #22 Samari Rolle, comes into hit him at the fifty yard line, and then decides not to. He just runs alongside him for 15 yards without ever trying to tackle him. Was he in on the fix or just the biggest sissy in NFL history? I've never seen anything like this.
Gonna post pics of last weeks winners. Sorry so late, but I'm having some really frustrating technical problems at the home office these days. Really aggravating, but nothing a little therapy and laudanum can't overcome. Anyways, Illinois became a state on this date in 1818, so all questions under the photos will be about Illinois.
Jonathan Valania over at Phawker has been nice enough to post the full Wu-Tang album on his website. Just click "Phawker radio" in the top left hand corner and push play.
- Week 1 vs. Green Bay: The team muffs two punts, including one in Packer territory with less than a minute to go, to lose 19-16.
- Week 2 vs. Washington: Eagles drive deep into Redskin territory in the final minute with a chance to tie, but turn the ball over on downs.
- Week 7 vs. Bears: Give up a 97 yard drive to Brian freaking Griese and allow a touchdown with :11 seconds to play to lose the game.
- Week 12 vs. Patriots: Driving for winning score with a little over three minutes left when AJ Feeley throws a terrible pass into the back of the end zone and they lose, 31-28.
- Week 13 vs. Seahawks: Team has the ball at Seahawk 13 with under thirty seconds to play, when AJ Feeley decides to throw the ball to Lofa Tatupu for the 3rd time.
Of these five chokes, McNabb can be directly blamed for maybe one, the Redskin loss. But, oh yeah, he's the main problem for this team, the reason they're so bad. Get him out of here. Oh, here's another interesting stat. McNabb has thrown 6 interceptions this season in 10 games, Feeley has thrown 9 INTs in 3 games. But no, Eagle fans, you're right, we'll be better off without McNabb. Good point.
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- Pierre's Organized Crime 79
- Young, Old, and Restless 73
- Sofa Kingdom 104
- Radically Inactive 99
- Narcotyzing Dysfunktion 91
- Lou Diamond Phillips 71
- Poetry in a Pint 44
- The Jams 100
- Team Name 94
- G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S 83
- 1022 78
- John Ashcroft's Waterboarders 75
- Duane's World 106
- Where is Katherine? 94
- But My Mom Says I'm Kool 87
- Your Parents Must Be Proud 87
- Catdog 84
- No Talent Ass Clowns 79
- Tallstones 69
- Approaching Alarm 65
- You're Crumbelivable 63
- Team Jared 62
- Sofa Kingdom 104*
- Hurtin Bombs 104*
- Sea of Bad Poetry and Retarded Sexuality 93
- Tony Romo? Tony Homo 86
- No Means Yes, Yes Means Twice 82