So last night we had a mini-lab outing to a local bowling alley.
It was a lot of fun. Now granted, I hadn’t bowled in who knows how m any years, but I did rather well for myself. My biggest problem was open frames, I’d knock down 9 pins on the first roll, but wouldn’t be able to seal the deal on the second roll.
Then one of my co-workers doesn’t bowl, he (a big guy) just chucks the ball down the lane–we were suprised that the lane didn’t crack from the “thuds”.
And also last night we learned that apparently the Greeks didn’t invent bowling–based on their performance.
When I got home at 2am, for some strange reason I’d had the biggest urge to watch the Big Lebowski…wonder why?
From the NYT: Putting for the Fences
Apparently there’s such a thing as professional putt putt? I can’t believe such a thing exists.
Now for some nostalgia, I used to love going to Putt-Putt (the name brand place, not generic “mini-golf”). There used to be one out at Southgate USA in Maple Heights that I used to go play at in the summer. Alas, the course is sadly no longer there.
I remember vividly that there was also a special, on either tuesdays or wed where it was all the Putt-Putt you could play for a flat fee, plus a slice of pizza and a soda for some really low price. So I’d go out there with a friend and we’d play the 3 courses over and over all day long. Granted, this was many, many years ago. Oh, but how much fun it used to be.
Got any Putt Putt memories of you own?
Brace youselves for this shocking headline:
For many freshmen, living with a stranger is the biggest challenge
Being able to stomach dining hall food came in a close second for biggest challenge.
Just in case you were curious, I’m currently reading:
Assasin by Ted Bell
Liars and Thieves by Stephen Coonts
Under Fire by WEB Griffin
Look, I love Secretary of State Rice….but things like this just perplex me to no end:
Palestinian Militant Clamp Down Praised
What clampdown? Is that related to the “ceasefire”?
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Friday, July 22, 2005
Feds want to know who leaked documents to Plain Dealer
Was it Karl Rove? Scooter Libby? The Mossad and Jooooooos? Judith Miller?
(Italian heritage) Friend: “All the discussions here in the lab usually boil down to which empire was better, the Greeks or the Romans”
Me: Greeks, Romans–they both persecuted and fucked over my people (the Jews)–yet we’re still around…now where are those bagels!
Quick takes on some of today’s headlines:
London Attacked (again)–Bad News: (Isn’t it obvious), Good news: No one was hurt.
Police to Check Bags on NYC Subways–I like this idea. What’s the big problem with opening your bag if the police ask? They give it a quick peek and you’re on your way. When I visited Israel, I underwent many of these checks, and it was no big deal. I can’t see it being a problem in NYC either. If you’ve really got a problem with it, than don’t take the subway
â€˜Full, fairâ€™ hearings pledged for court nominee–okay, guessing game time: which Senator will ask the most assinine question at the Confirmation hearing? Who will ask the most (number) of them?
NHL to resume tomorrow–it’s about damn time!
I’m blanking out on what else I wanted to say…
As Jeff Hess wrote “Day Late, Dollar Short”
So today, Thursday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer finally publishes one of the stories which it had admitted (nationally) that it was sitting on.
Too bad that one of the Cleveland independent papers, Scene, broke the story on Wednesday!
The story, City for Sale is a rather damning account of bribery at the highest levels of City Government under former Mayor Michael White.
Here’s what the Plain Dealer is reporting:
White Was Target Of Federal Probe
I’ll defer to the NEO Bloggers for more details about the story and its ramifications.
Now the remaining question is….what other story is the PD sitting on?
Seen on a shirt at the lab this morning:
“The Second Ammendment…..America’s original homeland security”
I’m not sure which is more pathetic, the headline at Yahoo for this story: “Get ready to e-mail this one to your friends…”
or the content:
The word “fail” should be banned from use in British classrooms and replaced with the phrase “deferred success” to avoid demoralizing pupils, a group of teachers has proposed.
First the red pen, now the word “fail”…what next?
Wellcome Trust Biomedical Image Awards.
Which featured things like:
Other highlights include an alien-like fruit fly, whose bug-eyes are lit up bright green by a fluorescence protein gene taken from jellyfish,
Another outstanding picture, also taken by Spike Walker, reveals a psychedelic landscape of crystallising calcium oxalate – the tiny “bladder sand” particles that go on to form kidney stones.
Come on–you know the nerd within you thinks it’s cool!
From a lab-wide email:
At 3 p.m. today, all are invited to join in a special safety celebration marking the Lab employees’ accomplishment of collectively working 1,000,000-hours-plus without a lost-time injury. This “ice cream social” will be held in Berkner Lobby immediately following the Director’s all-employee meeting.
Free government ice cream? Hmmm…..
This just in….unlike other blogs, I’ve got zero sources about who the nominee is!
Though if I had to place a bet…I’d wager that whomever it is, will automatically be opposed by Sen. Kennedy.
Update: Here’s a fun game: who will be at the microphones denouncing the apparent nominee (Justice Roberts) first: Schumer or Kennedy?
Update 2: I see Leahy and Schumer at the microphones first…so does Chucky win the race?
The Jewish newspaper the “Forward” is under attack by conservative pollster Frank Luntz for what he sees as bias in the paper’s reporting.
My quick take on the paper: it’s published in NYC, and it seems to reflect the opinons of the Jews who publish it there. Yes, it leans left, but so what?
You can easily pick up another Jewish paper that leans more right.
As for what the Forward publishes in Yiddish–I’ve got no comment. I’ll have to ask Grandma and Grandpa to translate what’s written.
Isn’t Columbus (OH) mayor Michael Coleman considering running for Governor of Ohio?
If so, I don’t think his latest move which angered the NRA is the best move to win favor with voters in the state, especially in the rural areas of the state.