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Goodbye!

Dear Faithful Readers,

I haven’t posted in some time now because I haven’t been looking forward to writing this post.  For professional reasons, I’m no longer going to be able to write this blog.  I know; it stinks, but somehow, I’m sure you’ll be okay.  I believe that most of you reading this are personal acquaintances, so I’ll see you in the real world.  To those of you whom I’ve never met, thanks for reading, good night and good luck!

Always,

EmGusk

P.S. Here are some last links that I couldn’t resist sharing:

How Long Does It Take an Athlete to Make $100,000?

Gyllenhaal, Stiller to appear on ‘Shalom Sesame’

In other ‘Sesame Street’ News, here’s Desperate Houseplants.

August 29, 2009 at 5:33 pm 4 comments

Animals Doing People Things = Always Entertaining

Aww: Baby duckling with a sandal to fix its foot.

Georgia cat earns its GED.

In non-animal news:

Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove to guest star on “Family Guy”

Everything in this is SO TRUE and I demand that you all follow these rules accordingly.  (Thanks, Valerie!)

Hey Mom,  I can build by bone strength with BEER!

Bob Dylan: A Complete Unknown

Mad Men Celebrities!

The lives of the wives of the Nationals.

Stay tuned for my epic battle to count every t-shirt in my wardrobe.  This might take a while.

August 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm 2 comments

A Post that Ends in an Infomercial

Sesame Street is going to make a Mad Men parody!  I can’t tell you how excited this makes me!  (Almost as excited as this!)

In other Muppet news, Count Von Count is now following me on Twitter.  I am amused.

It’s Shark Week!  What Type of Shark are you? (Courtesy of Lauren)

Those controversial Air Force One flyover photos that freaked out everyone downtown.

Thirteen-year-old throws 25 no hitters!

And the Pursuit of Happiness. (via Erin)

How Different People Spend Their Day.

Now that I’ve moved home and found that I have saved absolutely everything, I’ve decided to sell some of the junk great stuff taking up room in my house.  If you’re interested in either of these great package deals, please, let me know in the comments.  TMN readers get a special price and home delivery, where applicable.  As the weeks of my unemployment wear on, stay tuned for more exciting shopping opportunities.

August 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

Good Links to Start Your Monday

Although most of you probably have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m bummed that CBS radio is getting rid of their “chirp.” Thanks, Dan, Dan, The Weatherman!

101 Muppets of Sesame Street!!!!  And it’s interactive!

Behind the scenes with the video editor at “The Daily Show.”

Woman changes her name to Princess-Rainbow.com. (Via Jezebel)

A guy drives a Tesla in NYC and gets lots of attention…from men.

Frank Rich on the Sotomayor hearings.

Bo’s thoughts on his time in the White House.

The Onion: New Live Poll Allows Pundits to Pander to Viewers In Real Time

Ridiculous Frisbee action flick.  (According to Manzell, this is a real movie…)

LOLTatz.  Lots of poor life decisions there.

This is old, but Terrapins are not just dangerous on the football field.

Store review!  Marni, on E 67th Street.  Describing the clothing:

“If Jackie Chan was in a screwball fight sequence that took place in a wealthy retirement community and he jumped down a Salvation Army donation chute, this is the stuff he would fly out wearing. It’s senile-fabulous: sporty, loud, intentionally clashing and slightly clownish. Much of it can and should be accessorized with white golf shoes and a Phyllis Diller wig.”

July 20, 2009 at 8:02 am 3 comments

Happy Belated Bastille Day

Umpires v. Judges.

Coffee cups in NYC. (Mom and Dad, you’ll enjoy this one.)

Frank Rich on Sarah Palin.

A store review for a store where I’ve actually shopped!  Here’s a lovely quote from the review:

“If you were to secretly dose the celebrated Japanese artist Takashi Murakami with LSD, spin him around in a swivel chair, bounce him on a trampoline, then repeatedly hit him over the head with a piñata, the interior of this store would be his hallucination.”

To shock no one, this story on ‘energy shots’ focuses on College Park, Maryland.

A look back on a decade of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Monkeys can recognize poor grammar! (Thanks, Lauren!)

NPR on tourists.

Newspapers cutting out crossword puzzles?!?!  Sad face! (This has been all over my twitter feed, but I did read it first in the Times, so I am not going to attribute it to anyone.  Sorry.)

The “Real World” DC crew looks VERY young.  Does this mean I’m old?

We’re so classy that we go to an art museum one day, and a few weeks later, Bergdorf uses its art in its windows.

I went to this game with my parents, and I think you should all read about the crowd cheering “We want the apple!”

July 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm Leave a comment

Two Important Things

First, this picture of Citi Field published in the New York Times is amazing:

Photo Credit: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Photo Credit: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

That’s the real sky!!

And also, another funny moment in the Obama White House.  Quack!

June 30, 2009 at 9:59 am 1 comment

WooHoo Wednesday Times!

Refugee gets adopted by doctor, but can’t find a good pickup game in California!

A Times editorial about undocumented students who deserve the chance to get an education.

Recovering alcoholics in the food and drink industry.

Another example of why abstinence education does not work.

Dear New York Times, Do not piss off us puzzle-doers.  We are very powerful and subscribe to newspapers to do our puzzles on real paper.  Also, do not let the Wall Street Journal beat you to the story.  Love, Puzzle-Doers.

Fake “Made in India” products actually made in Nigeria.

Heidi Klum Barbie. (Via Jezebel)

The ABCs of Bartending…From the Times!

June 24, 2009 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

LMNOP v. TMN Post-Off

Lauren posted like everything I wanted to post on Friday.  We apparently run in the same, small internet circle, but I still wanted to post some of my more favorite things again.  Sorry for the overlap.

Teen diagnoses her own disease in science class.

Lauren already posted this, but I found it first, so I’m posting it again: The Most Looked Up Words in the NYT.

Today in excellent Sesame Street Parodies: 30 Rocks and Law and Order: Special Letters Unit.  (Props to Dad for the SVU parody.)

I want to do this, but not with the Yankees.  It would take my whole life with my team…Who are playing the Yankees tonight.  And will most likely lose worse than the Mets did on Sunday.

Tourists and New Yorkers Take a Rubber Seat in Times Square.  I am obviously a fan of the tacky pink and blue chairs.

My mom found this, linked to it on Twitter, and Lauren already beat me to posting it.  But it is so cool, I had to post again.

Eugene Robinson is right again: Feeding the Lone Wolves.

Finally, I’m going to beat Lauren in posting something that she sent me.  HAHAHAHA.  Fallen Princesses.

June 16, 2009 at 10:35 am 2 comments

You’d Think Being Unemployed Would Mean I’d Have MORE Time To Blog…

No, actually I’ve been sitting outside everyday reading the newspaper and also applying to lots of jobs when I’m inside.  Therefore, I’m neglecting my internet activities, which means I’m not blogging.  Sorry.

Read about the Tuskegee Airmen in the last hour of Memorial Day.

R.I.P. Del. Pauline Menes.  She was a great lady.

New Ghostbusters III movie with original cast!!

Ironic t-shirt sales.

This month’s New Yorker cover was painted with an iPhone!

I went to Iceland.  Here are my photos.

A new JEWISH American Girl Doll!  (Mom, will you buy me it for me??) Thanks, Valerie!

How did Lauren beat me to this link about beers in New Jersey from NPR?

In other beer related news, Dad sent me this link to an article about craft beers.

Thursday’s NYT obits: the top of the page was about a leading expert in yoga and the bottom covered a pioneer of yogurt.  Yoga!  Yogurt!

Tim Gunn in a comic book!!

May 25, 2009 at 9:57 pm 2 comments

Barack Obama’s 100th Day, but Apparently We’re All Going to Get Swine Flu

100 Days of Barack Obama’s News Feed.

Conservatives don’t know Colbert is joking.

In related news, Michele Bachmann is a complete nut job, as is Virginia Foxx.  ($10 says they don’t know Colbert is joking, either.)

From Justin, amusingly defaced street signs.

I don’t 100% agree with this guy, but he is so right on very many points.

Sure the Nationals are not great at baseball, but they might make your marriage last longer.

Thanks, Jimmy Carter.

NYT on Kindle.

Do you have swine flu?

Picture update: Scholars in New York (it’s not very scholarly), My First Visit to CitiField (I rooted for the other team), Rutgers Day 2009 (anyone have Maryland Day 2009 photos?).  Okay, that should keep you busy for a while.

April 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

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