My memories of Dickathlon IVMy memories of Dickathlon IV: The Holy War
- Getting a noise complaint for the 4th year in a row from someone in Andy's building for running around the block
- Pollak's tights
- Brando's ridiculously clutch hole-in-one on a playoff hole to win mini-golf
- James Darnton: MVP of football and celebrity. what a versatile competitor.
- The Gay Center on Randall's Island
- Linus Torvalds
- Playing basketball on a court that definitely gave us all tetanus
- The most intense game of football ever. if we never do a dickathlon again but continue to play football, celebrity, and run around the block every thanksgiving, i will still be happy
- David Golann: Dickathlon Rookie of the year
- Mike eating an entire large pizza in 4 minutes
Congratulations to my fellow believers. The Lord guided us to victory just like he did Reggie White every Sunday.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
so meta(12:42:55) Keshav Lall: what are you going right now?
(12:43:16) Blake Stuchin: sitting at the office typing an IM to keshav
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Things I Learned from Children's Televisionin response to this fascinating article about the first two seasons of sesame street in the sunday magazine (which I check out while she looks at Arts & Leisure), a few thoughts on things that i've learned from children's television.
1) i remember thinking it was a bit weird that no one else could see snuffleufugus except big bird. but around that same time that snuffleufugus was suddenly visible to the rest of the world, the gummi bears premiered on the disney afternoon. a group of product placed candies who save each other from harm by drinking "magic juice" that suddenly makes them all powerful and crap? i was six years old being all like "i'll buy the blue people with marshmellows for heads" but these gummi bears are crazy.
2) cookie monster being some kind of strung out, cookies-are-my-meth-type addict never bothered me much, probably because at that age the idea of eating nothing but cookies did not seem unusual to me (it seemed desirable, in fact). is this bad? would i eat more vegetables had i watched vanessa the vegan teach me the benefit of living on a raw food diet starting at age 4? for the sake of entertainment, i hope not.
3) speaking of great children's programming, this reminds me of the fact that the muppets actually premiered on saturday night live and were only redeveloped into children's characters because no one wanted them on the show. michael o'donoghue was quoted in miller and shales' "live from new york," as saying "i don't write for felt." what a great line.
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Monday, November 19, 2007
Reason #4,918 that I can't live in Southern CaliforniaHow do you make smalltalk if you live in San Diego? How do you awkwardly talk to strangers when it's always nice out? "Nice day, huh?" Maybe talk about the Padres? These are things I think that I'd like to learn. Permalink • 0 comments •
Weather BabbleIt's 4:25 in the afternoon, why is it pitch black in midtown? Winter sucks. It's 39 degrees outside, it's dark by 3pm and it's been raining at some point every day for a week. Permalink • 0 comments •
Friday, November 09, 2007
Blogging BasketballWatching the Knicks-Magic game... In the span of 30 seconds, Walt Frazier called the Knicks' and Magic's centers "omnipotent in the paint," then suggested that the fans were using Thunderstix to "bewitch" Dwight Howard. I like this new Knicks team, but I still cringe every time I see a cutaway to Isiah Thomas on the bench. And in ironic news, they now play "Bittersweet Symphony" on the organ at the Garden.
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