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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.

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August 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm 2 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

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

No Word Yet On What Students Are Doing for Makeshift Sleds.

This whole article about college cafeterias eliminating trays wasn’t really that remarkable, but I really liked the way it ended:

“Dr. Spina, of the college food service association, cited another benefit: ‘preparation for the cocktail-party circuit’ by having to balance dishware and cutlery. ‘You eventually have to learn how to hold your hors d’oeuvre and cocktail in one hand while making animated conversation with the other,’ he said, ‘so it’s a life lesson.’

No word yet on what students are doing for makeshift sleds.”

Forgot to post this earlier: Computer Program to Take on “Jeopardy!”

The beer selection at Citi Field is better than it is at Yankee Stadium.

In response to the link I post yesterday, Do I have Pig Flu? (Thanks, Lauren!)

In related news, Matt made this instead of studying for law school finals: Swine Flu is an Asshole.

You think Facebook changed a lot this year?  Apparently, it has changed even more since 1902.

In honor of my upcoming trip to Iceland, I wanted to write something about the awesome film Mighty Ducks 2 and how Emilio Esteves and the gang are challenged by the awfully scary, black-clad, Team Iceland.  Taking the natural first step, I did a Google Image search of as many combinations of the words “mighty ducks,” “two” and “team iceland” eventually settling on “the mighty ducks 2 versus iceland.”  On the second page of results, I came across an image from Lauren’s blog.  Yes, my actual-real-life-not-made-up-internet-friend, Lauren.  (In fact, I think the photo was actually taken at one of my birthday parties, but I’m positive.)  Turns out, in early 2007, Lauren got some internet wanderlust and decided to blog about a “Not-At-All-Fake Five-Day Trip Around the World.” (Which, BTW, actually mentions me).  Naturally, Lauren and Kelly visited Iceland on day four and then visited Jamaica on day five, including a quick mention of the Mighty Ducks hockey team during a Cool Runnings discussion.  Needless to say, the number “2” and the words “versus” and “the” were thrown in there, making Lauren’s blog the 30th result when I searched “the mighty ducks 2 versus iceland” and the internet a very small place indeed.  On that note, I’m going to Iceland today, where I’ll hopefully find Team Iceland so I can take a picture of them and put it on the internet.

May 1, 2009 at 8:28 am 4 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

Cute Things, Snarky Things and Other Things

Cute Things:

tweenbots (thanks, Doug!)

Peeps show year three

Snarky Things:

Awesome Times review of Hannah Montana: The Movie.  Because anything in the NYT that starts with “omg ashley,” is worth reading.

I read this review of new miniseries “Harper’s Island” to the girl sitting next to me on the train and, later, to my parents on the phone.  It’s just that good.

“Seven years earlier, six people were murdered on the island by some rampaging nut case who may or may not be dead. I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure that the fall 2003 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings specifically stipulates: ‘When choosing the ideal destination for your dream day, be sure to avoid any place that might have been the sight of an infamous serial killing. You don’t want a downer buzz.’ But whatever; that issue is probably out of print.”

(There are other excellent parts, so please click the link for far more entertainment than the television program will provide.)

Need to buy me a present?  I love these and would enjoy making one.  (Thanks, Carroll Kim!)

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but the WaPo wrote an article about how ridiculously wrong the DC scenes are in “24.” (Thanks, Dad!)

Other Things:

Watch this lady sing.  It’s all over the internets now, so I’m probably too late.

Semitrailer of beer crashes near where the hot dogs spilled last week.  Couldn’t they have timed things a little better so we can have a barbecue? (Thanks to John for both links.)  And when you think of beer and hot dogs, what goes with both?  BASEBALL!

Books about baseball from Flashlight Worthy Books.  Dad, I think I’ve bought you most of those for assorted Hanukkahs and birthdays.  Except for George Will’s, natch.

More on baseball: The Toilet Ratio.

More on toilets: Where to Pee in NYC. (Thanks, Dad!)

Crimes caught by Google Street View. (Including people who couldn’t find toilets…)

Use Facebook a lot?  You’d probably have a lower GPA if you were still in school.  (There is a lot wrong with this study but it’s also brought to you by Captain Obvious.)

Darwin winner of the day: Woman calls 911 to say “Help!  I’m locked in my car.

Hey, Dick Cheney, we’re so over you.

All Is Not Lost For the Class of 2009.  Interesting quote from the article:

“Write: ‘I’m looking for a job in D.C. in public policy.  Anyone got any ideas?  Leads?  Advice?’

This girl!  Right here!  That’s me!

Krugman’s op-ed doesn’t even have to mention the real meaning of “tea bagging” to prove that Republicans should be embarrassed.  (Special note to parental units and others who are unaware of the true meaning: Don’t Google it or ask me, please.)

Disney’s research into the minds of boys.  Please share your knowledge (on those a bit older)!

It’s hard to write romantic stories because people have cell phones.

Twitter: Not useless.

April 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm 2 comments

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