Archive for July, 2008

Black & White Ball

July 28, 2008 in wordgames | Comments (2)


You’re Invited


Please join us for a gala dinner honoring the

2008 Crossword Puzzle Clue

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners


Inductees – Arts:


Edie Adams                Enid Bagnold             Cher

Teri Garr                    Alec Guiness              Arlo Guthrie

Lena Horne                Elia Kazan                Dalai Lama

Ric Ocasek                  Ari Onassis                 Eva Peron

Elvis (Aron) Presley  Ringo Starr              Mao Tse-Tung


Inductees – Sports:


Arthur Ashe               Ilie Nastase                Bobby Orr

Mel Ott                      Ara Parseghian          Bart Starr


Inductees – Pets:


Asta              Brer Rabbit              Rin Tin Tin        Toto



Dinner of Okra, Eels, Poi, Aloe.


Mount Etna, Italy.  Lariat required.





Performance Apparel

July 11, 2008 in rantlets | Comments (0)

I was in the Sporting Goods store this weekend and hardly recognized anything.  When did they stop making cotton athletic shirts?  Everything in the store was made of dragon scales and boasted hydrofit performance and natural wicking ability.  Their target customer seems to be a cross between Lance Armstrong and a scented candle.  I just want to mow the lawn, I don’t need NASA-grade shirt technology.  The triathlon gear should be 10% of the store, 15% at most.  These clothes are also cut waaay too tight.  You’ve gotta be beyond ripped to avoid looking like an overfilled water balloon.  Olympic swimmers wear baggier clothes.