March 29, 2010

It's The Arts

Beethoven,.Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Panties... sorry... Schumann, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Bach. Names that will live for ever. But there is one composer whose name is never included with the greats. Why is it the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dangle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kürstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-eine-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mit-zweimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-raucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?

etc.

February 07, 2010

Final Numbers [updated]



Update
BA wins the 1st Qtr.
King wins the 2nd Qtr.
Brooke wins the 3rd Qtr.
Jack wins the 4th Qtr.

February 03, 2010

0 Days Left [final update]

Prizes Offerings:

Me: How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies

Ubie: Cupcakes

Dilf: Choice of Mark Twain Autobiography, The Studs Terkel Reader or The Last Gentleman Adventurer

Dizz: Handmade Pasties

Tits: "Something cunt related", her words.

Sysm: Crazy From The Heat, by David Lee Roth

Hip: How To Live At The Beach, by Sandy Gingras

BA: An oil painting of a cat

Dr. Mike: How To Shit In The Woods, An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art, by Kathleen Meyer

Gin: Foul Cross stitch

Sonny: A broken pachinko machine

Jeannie Martini: a martini glass

Monkey: A DVD of Monkey's Greatest Hits

Amy: Top Secret Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Reverend Jack:
John O' Hurley book

Grant: Idle Hands on DVD

Aaron: 2 CD 'History Teacher', early works of Matthew Good and friends dubbed to CD from original hi-fi audio magnetic tape cassette.

Joe: Something

Al: A Potentially Different Something

Idaho: "Darth Tater" t-shirt

January 25, 2010

Be Square

Hey everybody! It's Superbowl Squares time again. You all knew this moment was coming, I hope you're prepared.

The Rules:

1. Pick five squares. In the comments, using the letter/number combination to indicate the square. Yes. Just like "Battleship".
2. Offer up your own prize contribution. No TBDs. Here's Mine.
3. Once the grid is full, I'll randomly assign actual numbers, using the deck of cards method.
4. Should you win a quarter, you can pick one of the prizes offered by any other participant. First come, first served.

Good luck.


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January 04, 2010

New Year Roundup

Well, happy new year everyone. I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday. I spent mine with Grant and his wife much to their dismay. We ate deer sausage and played poker. It was just like Time's Square but with less horse poop.

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I bought Nerf guns for everyone in my cubicle cluster at work, so that should get us all fired.

(live update: we just got into a 4 man battle that left 2 dead)

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I saw two movies in movie theaters while I was home for two weeks. That's a pretty huge thing for me since I hate movie theaters and the people in them. (including myself) One of them was Avatar and here's what I have to about it. If you look at it strictly in terms of James Cameron proving that one can make an incredible looking movie using currently available 3D technology then it was outstanding. Of course when you spend 300 mil on a movie it has to be incredibly accessible so the story is about as mundane as you would expect. It wasn't especially intricate and there were some holes, but when you combine that with the stunning visuals it's pretty worthwhile. It's not the best movie I've ever seen by a long-shot. Don't believe the hype, but DO see it on the big screen if you are into visually stunning flicks.

I also saw Sherlock Holmes which was awesome.

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So, it's NFL playoff time which means that in a month it'll be Super Bowl Squares time and I want to get the entrants and the prizes lined up early this year, so we don't have a bunch of Prize-TBDs like we did last year.

There are 100 squares available and each entrant gets 5. If you used the rudimentary math that you learned in primary school you will have realized that gives us space for 20 entries. I am one of them so 19 remain (more rudimentary math). If you are interested in playing leave me a comment or email letting me know. I will be updating the number of slots remaining constantly. This is your notice, I am giving you a month to come up with a prize, so no TBD, alright?

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We are looking at Chihuahua/Jack Russel Terrier puppies on the internet because they are fucking adorable.