31 January 2006

30 January 2006

23 January 2006

Buddy Rich vs. Animal

My muppet/lego-loving friend Dan made me aware of the fact that Buddy Rich was on the Muppet Show and he dueled with Animal. The video is awesome.

Buddy Rich is a god.

19 January 2006

I Got a Fever

and the only prescription is more .

Well, I should say any Ultimate. Kind of frustrating having to wait out the winter in Wisconsin while some friends in the Bay area in California play year round. Yes there is outdoor winter ultimate in Madison and Milwaukee, but since we couldn't get people to show up in the summer I doubt they'll show up in winter. And I don't think winter ultimate is the best environment for new recruiting.

So I'll sit here and complain while waiting for the temperature to rise. I think if we get two weeks above 40F we can probably call "game on". I've got calls in to various local high school and college administrators who are supportive of the recruiting effort.

FYI I made a new logo for the Manitowoc Ultimate Frisbee Concern, check it out:

MUFC logo

I'll probably throw that on the new flyer design. Perhaps I should seek the approval of the MUFC mailing list members.

16 January 2006

20 Ways to be a Good User

Must read.

Superman is Jesus

Citizens of the world, prepare to have your minds blown. I have crafted a theory on a Christian theme in cinema that makes Narnia look like ... something not very Christriany.

And I quote:

"They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you. My only son."

Basically Jor-El is the Lord your God, worship no other Gods before him. If that isn't a parallel to God sending Jesus then don't come to me with this Aslan crap. Plus I think Jesus' cross was made of Kryptonite or something.

That said, I have a man-crush on , and watch the teaser trailer much too often.

12 January 2006

Overcoming Google Nuttiness

Despite my best efforts, just wouldn't index the web page, and so it wasn't showing up in search results for "manitowoc ultimate frisbee" or variants of that.

I even signed up for , but in the end it took some divine intervention in the form of a colleague on one of my many open source projects, who happens to work at Google, waving a magic wand and getting the site in the system.

Anyway hopefully this helps in our awareness campaign, and just for an extra boost, I'll list another link to .

The weather seems to be consistently above 40F now, which is very warm for Wisconsin. Perhaps I can start recruiting earlier.

04 January 2006

Chuck Norris Facts

Everyday I learn something new about .

Forgotten Quotes

I took the liberty of filling my employers install with political quotes. Today this one came up that I had forgotten about, and brought a smile to my face:

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright ."

H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)