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Guest Blog - John's Mission to New Orleans

Our man John The Hammer just got back from New Orleans doing another round of volunteer work down there (you are an inspiration to us my man), and here are his thoughts on the latest trip. It was another emotional and frustrating endeavor, and clearly a labor of love:

Good morning all. My second trip to New Orleans to help build homes with Habitat wasn't much better than the first. Things in the lower 9 th ward and St. Bernard Perish are still very bad. It's hard to believe next month makes two years since Katrina and the horrible condition the people are still living in. I strongly suggest that if you have any free time to go there and volunteer and experience it yourself. The link below is pictures that were taken during my trip. I tried to mix in some fun pictures with those of the condition the people are living in.

I want to give a special shout out to a group of special people. Erica and Jordan (my adopted daughters) Paul (you are the real AC my friend), Angela (stay sweet), Hephzibah (who's the champion baby) Duke, Andre (I hope you are not too sore from watching transformers next to me) Crystal, Sara, Steve, Ben, Nick (you know I am still laughing about grandma), and everyone at Camp Hope . Much love and respect to each and every one of you.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0EbsmrFo5aMXGg&v_r=t

Thanks JLC and Cindy

JM220

By Jason La Canfora  |  July 11, 2007; 6:10 AM ET
 
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Comments

first!!!!

Posted by: kirubel94 | July 11, 2007 6:45 AM | Report abuse

first

Posted by: kirubel94 | July 11, 2007 6:46 AM | Report abuse

Great job, Jm220! Jason is right...you are such an inspiration.

It's really sad that NOLA is still in bad shape....will it ever be the same as before?

Love the fact JM had on his Skins shirt :) And oh yeah, he is the ultimate ladies man :)

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Great work, Jm220! It's disgracing to see just how ravaged the city still is.

Posted by: ME | July 11, 2007 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Thanks JLC for posting it. JM220, nice work my man. Love the pics...

Is that your "Female Body Inspector" t-shirt?

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | July 11, 2007 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for keeping New Orleans fresh in our minds. I too recently returned from New Orleans, volunteering as a chef. It is, as John writes, mindblowing how rough things still are nearly two years later. You can read about my experiences on A Mighty Appetite, my blog on this very site:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/new_orleans/

Posted by: Kim O'Donnel | July 11, 2007 9:11 AM | Report abuse

JM, I guess you love crab? Cool that you got to go catch some.

Looks bad down there. It's just so wrong that after two years that's how things look, cars and buses upended, things all sideways. Meantime all that FEMA money just wasted away.

It's good to see that it's the people who are fixing this, slowly, not giving up, volunteering time and money to make something new. What a big mountain to climb.

Thanks for posting the link.

Posted by: sieskani | July 11, 2007 9:16 AM | Report abuse

sieskani No I don't love crabs. Robert took us to the waterfront and told his friend that Duke and I were there to help rebuild his home. So, he took us out and showed us what it was like. His crew pulls 600 traps a day.

I really wish you all could go and spend a week there.

Posted by: jm220 | July 11, 2007 9:40 AM | Report abuse

JM good work, It is really sad to me as a political activist type to talk to Iraqi PM's, who say that after we bombed them in '91, a attack they refer too as the seven heroshimas, they were able to rebuild their whole conntry in less than six months. We can't even get the ninth ward rebuilt in two years, not to mention Iraq. "America for sail, 50% off or best offer".

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

"Um, tenny, not sure where you're going with this, but veering very quickly into not cool territory. And I am something of an armchair expert on not cool.

Zee homophobia, how you say, ees no good."

Yes and Yes. Sfskin, I am not the keeper of the flag, I just represent its ideals. Redcoat has acted on my behalf numerous times, and I bear no grudge.

I am here less and less as my work ramps up and vacations keep coming (gone next week).

As Nate pointed out, he is the Deputy, JM is the sherriff (he just comes out and handles that ass, no messing around), and I am the Ref.

But as in any good community, the denizens are the keepers.

Skinnytenny, I am under 30, by one year, I play No Limit, and play Madden.. not as much as I used to. And yes, I enjoy Chapelle, so please represent. I do think you will have some competition as blog comedian, or unless you are going for blog uncomfortable humorous observations.

JM, haven't read your guest blog yet, but I thank you for your efforts.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 10:20 AM | Report abuse

"But as in any good community, the denizens are the keepers."

I like this blog in the off-season. A small community, we get to know each other and can attack the trolls that come on here. However, when the action starts there are going to be tons of people making comments and too many &@#!"-%^ 's and their insults and their nasty comments. It won't be pretty.

Eh, welcome to the internet.

Posted by: charlie | July 11, 2007 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Yes, and yes.

But training camp approaches!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Virtual Mayberry List of Citizens:

Mayor- Jla
Treasurer - Cyn city
Sheriff - jm220
Deputy - Nate in the PDX
Sage - Old School
Moral Authority - Lisa
Political Activist - 35332
Graphic Engineer - Bucktown Skins Fan
Military Adviser - Cheyenne, Wy
Bleeding Heart Liberal - sfskins
Referee - Zebra
Comedian - Art Monk To the Sticks
Loner - SMACK
Cabbie - Dealer
Minister of Information - 4th
VFA Advisor - Redskins Willie
Nickname Minister - dcsween
FutBol advisor - RedCoat
Passer by - Adam from Philly
Town Drunk/ Rugby advisor - kost

Do not have titles for some like skinswest, MVDame and others, but I need to get some work done.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

thanks jm220!

sad sign. "2062 houses gutted". anyone know what the hold up is? we're throwing something like $150 billion dollars a year at the wars when a tiny fraction of that could be used to rebuild the whole area in like a month.

asking sincere why aren't they? is it cuz the area is considered "unsafe" still and they're just waiting for original homeowners to just forget about their homes and never come back so they can re-build it with a different "style" "nicely" with "nice" "rich" neighborhoods?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

and ohh i could so kick your ass jm220(oz)!

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Major props to JM for his work in NAwlins. I'm on vaca till Monday, but had to shout out to JM and also mention -- stealing MVDame's thunder -- that we're just over 64,000!

Posted by: Cindy | July 11, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Of course I forgot the Poet Laureate - Haiku Man

Flag on me

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

hi cindy!

if jlc is the mayor then what's Governer? can a bloggie hold a higher title than jason?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Graphic Engineer, hunh? I'll take that.

It sounds a lot more distinguished than "Colors Inside the Lines Guy" or "Chief Paint by Numbers."

Sort of like how a "garbage man" is actually a "refuse technician," right?

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | July 11, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

This might bring redcoat outta vacation early to comment

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/07/11/wedding.early.reut/index.html

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Great job JM. Thanks for sharing your pics. Man it's heartbreaking to see/hear how bad it is down there, still, two years after the fact. Just another big chapter in Dubya's shameful legacy.

Posted by: skinswest | July 11, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

By the way, Happy Birthday, sfskin! Hope it's a great one!

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Bucktown; I give you that title only knowing that you created some of the shirts for the blog. Feel free to re-appoint yourself.

Dont think I know who the Governor is.

Skinswest, I have a serious question, what does the president have to do with FEMA's handling of the money for NOLA? I guess I am a little uneducated on what he has done, or hasnt.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday SFSkin!

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

we need to do a happy birthday song for sfskin...all together at 1:30 PM EST

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Zebra, whats the difference between political activist and bleeding hart liberal?

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

one difference is there is an "E" in Heart...

Posted by: spell check | July 11, 2007 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, nothing really ;) I gave you those based upon your self-observations cited in your posts.

I supposed you can have conservative political activists, or is that just an oxymoron?

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Not an oxymoron. There are two big differences, they have more money then we do, but their women don't put out like ours and are not nearly as atractive.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Oh and I forgot, we have better parties and music, this is mostly due to the fact that we don't make a big deal about a persons drug use. From what I undersand about the 50's that was why so many people went communist as well, they know how to get their party on.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

So is that the difference between you as a polictical activist and a bleeding heart liberal, or liberal vs conservative?

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I supposed you can have conservative political activists, or is that just an oxymoron?

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 12:12 PM

leave out the "oxy" and you've nailed it.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Flag on the Play

On 35332 for assuming he knows how conservatives party? One of the craziest partiers I know is conservative. I really dont think those old party lines mean shti anymore.

Truthfully, I am neither, I align myself with the Libertarian Party, because I see both sides of the coin.

http://www.lp.org/article_85.shtml

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

For lack of better terms liberals v conservitaves. Though those ideologies are truly dead these days, in the trenches the old aliances have compleatly been reshaped, now a days libertrairains and socialists have more in common then they do with Democrats and Republicans.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I should have said "those old stereotypes dont mean shti anymore"

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Well I guess on the Washington Post a good story about one man's trip to the 9th Ward would be turned into a political fight :(

Posted by: David | July 11, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Zib,

I am with ya, my dad ran for senate here in MD as a fusion Green and Libertarian. Its a phislosophy I call Social Libertarianism. Some of the most wild guys we had working for us were the libertarians and some of the most streight edged were the Greens, then again everyone is their own person and whatnot.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Whos figthing, the proper term is debate. People in democracies don't fight we debate. Now call it a debate or I will Nuke you. :-)

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

ok I am off the stup now, I agree its not a politics blog. Sports and politics do mix so so well, but basball provides a better metaphore.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

"Royal Heads Home to Deliver Hope
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ed Thompson
ScoutNFLExperts.com Jul 9, 2007

Bills and former Redskins tight end Robert Royal returned home to New Orleans with the help of a great team of people to launch his first football camp. But in addition to some football fun, what he really wanted to be sure to deliver to the youngsters was hope.

Last Friday, Buffalo Bills tight end Robert Royal proved that you can go home again.

In fact, he was determined to return to New Orleans, Louisiana in hopes of making a difference in the lives of the stricken city's youth. Many are still struggling as the city continues to rebuild from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

"I've always wanted to give back to the community, especially being a native of New Orleans," he said last week as he was making his final preparations for his 1st Annual T.E.A.M. Football Camp for Kids. "I want to bring some hope into their lives and let them know that you can do something positive with your life, so don't give up. You can move forward even with all the tragedy, there is hope out there."

The veteran tight end, who is entering his sixth season in the NFL, assembled an impressive group of players to launch the free camp, including some who also played at LSU before starting their professional careers.

"Takeo Spikes, one of my former teammates from Buffalo who's now with the Philadelphia Eagles and Ryan Clark, another native of New Orleans, who plays for the Steelers will both be there," he said. "I have Antonio Pierce, Marcus Washington, Fred Smoot, Kendrick Allen, and Dwayne Bowe helping out. Some of the guys from Buffalo are coming in as well, including Kiwaukee Thomas, George Wilson, and a number of others."


"

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Hello David, nice of you to join us.

If you think this is a blog fight, you must be new. This is a discussion (Ignore the anonymous poster). Would you like to add anything other than your commentary?

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I have a serious question, what does the president have to do with FEMA's handling of the money for NOLA? I guess I am a little uneducated on what he has done, or hasnt.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 11:44 AM

Too many reasons to list here but since FEMA's a federal agency under Dept of Homeland Security which reports to the President that makes it his responsibility that things go right, particularly when he originally had a self-appointed crony heading FEMA (Mike Brown) who's apparent ineptness (no emergency management exp) led to much of the problems before and after Katrina.

To say nothing of the fact that if the USA is to be considered the greatest nation in the world and one of its cities is nearly destroyed by a catastrophe, as President you should move heaven and earth to make sure it's restored ASAP, particularly when you've given your word that it will be rebuilt. That would've been a true demonstration of leadership. Show the rest of the world how the US responds when catastrophe hits home (like the NYFD and NYPD on 9/11). Fortunately we have people like JM220 who show how the US citizens respond. Stepping off soap box now, you may now resume normal pining for the start of training camp. Come on preseason

Posted by: skinswest | July 11, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Debate or fight - whatever you like to call it :)

I enjoy some of the political debates on the washington post site. I just feel that sports is the one place where politics should be left out. We're bombarded with political talk all the time and it's nice to have an escape once and awhile. I know it's tough not to bring up politics when discussing Katrina; but I would just rather focus on the good deeds that "The Hammer" did while he was in New Orleans (and looking at those pics I can see how he got that nickname). He put politics behind him and actually went down and did some good work - if more people did that instead of debating the issues I'm sure that the area would have been cleaned up by now.

Posted by: David | July 11, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

David, your nuking has been avoided, pending the finging of WMD's.

Now, back to the skins and 4ths article there. There are what 4-5 skins helping out with Royals camp, good for them. Its interesting, I forget how we have had many players from that area on the skins over the last 5-10 years.

Also does anyone know if there is any kind of monument or anything in the Saints stadium after what happened there? Personally I would have liked to see them keep that hole in the roof, maybe clean it up and put glass in place, as a monument to those who had to take refuge in the dome.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

JM220 is the bomb, good worrk my brother....

Zebra: Yo I get no job in RI Mayberry....jeesh F that list....

David: This blog covers what ever it covers like Outback steakhouse: No Rules, just right!

Posted by: chrIS Larry | July 11, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Very true David;

I used to work in a government position, and I really have never understood the calamity that people pointed towards the president for the Katrina handling.

I think Mayor Nagan, the State of LA, Army Corp of Engineers and FEMA deserve the bulk of the blame.

Yes FEMA reports to DHS, who reports to the president. But I remember a situation where a co-worker was hired to do a job. He was not micromanaged (and who should) by the PM (Project Manager), and a year later he was fired when all of his ineptness came to light.

No one blamed the PM and definitely not the Person above the PM. The used best hiring practices for someone they thought could complete the job.

I understand Brown had no right to be in that position. The issue I have is the fact that said head boss in my example was in the Army Corp of Engineers, and his knowledge of the Leevees in NO was that they were built during budget restraints.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05329/612494.stm

So while I agree that Bush should bare some of the blame for having the wrong man in there in the first place, the destruction did not have to be as bad as it was... and if it wasn't then none of this would be an issue. There have been many politicians and decision makers since the levees were built that could have done something.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Sorry chris larry;

I knew there was someone I was forgetting from the NYC, you get the job as LADIES MAN!!

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Manley II leaving Oregon

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon defensive end Dexter Manley II, the son of the former Washington Redskins star, is leaving the Ducks.

Manley played in 11 of 13 games in his only season at Oregon after transferring from Santa Monica College before the start of the 2006 season.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound reserve had three sacks in a lopsided win over Arizona State, but those were his only sacks of the season.

"I wish Dexter well and told him I would help him transfer to somewhere he could receive more playing time," Oregon coach Mike Bellotti said Tuesday.

Manley has one season of college eligibility left.
"

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice work JM220. We need more folks like you- thanks for the update.

Posted by: D7 | July 11, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Zebra, I think Flim Flam is the nickname guy.

I like to think of myself as the Blog Cerrato ... not quite a GM, nowhere near qualified, but for better or worse, the round peg crammed into the square hole of Blog GM.

I don't know which name I love more, jm220 or John the Hammer, but thank you dude for your actual volunteerism and sacrifice.

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

According to what I have heard the Army Core of Enginears had put out multipal warning that the levies were in very bad shape, but no one put money in the budget to upgrade them. Right now the ACE says that the overal infostructure of the US, has a D- raiting so according to them the whole nation is going to fall appart in about 5-10 years. Thats our roads, bridges, power facilities ect.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

T-2 minutes till we sing to sfskin!

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey, all. It's awful nice of some of you to be wishing sfskin a good ol' happy birthday today, but her birthday's not until tomorrow, July 12th.

And so I was thinking, to celebrate her special day, maybe we should try to push this bad boy up and over 65K. As Cyn Cyty pointed out, we're over 64,000. By my count, we're almost exactly at 64,100, leaving us about 900 shy. Say 30 of us post 30 comments each over the next 30 hours or so -- just one per hour -- that would surely do it.

Nate Dogg, you care to do a role call?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 11, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

There have been many politicians and decision makers since the levees were built that could have done something.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 01:05 PM

That the true sad legacy indeed with lots of blame to go around everywhere.

Posted by: skinswest | July 11, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday To You

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday to you HAppy Birthday to you
Happy birthday SFSkin
Happy Birthday to you

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

happy birthday dear sfskin

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

35332, the Corps is all about money badly spent ... and now packed with more of the same that infects the current Administration. For a valid read on the infrastructure, the credible entity is the American Society of Civil Engineers. Of the infrastructure problems right now, the worst in the in-ground sanitary sewer system, followed by drinking water source protection.

I believe that chris Larry would be Mayberry's own F -er. F chris Larry. F Otis. F Andy. F Aunt Bea.

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

have a good one babe!

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday sfskin! Hopefully you're not checking in today (unless you actually enjoy the blog as opposed to the rest of us who have a blog monkey on our backs).

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

dealer, scroll up and read my post...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 11, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

35332 and skinswest;

yep, true on both accounts. And I do share the sentiment that in the light of all the failing, the current president and the next president have a unique opportunity to make things right once and for all.

In that article, it sounds like there are so many players and so much red tape. I noticed the red tape phenomena in the govt job. Dont know what can be done b/c it is a system of check and balances for the check and balances that check and balance everything.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

By the way, Cyn Cyty, did you get my email from a couple days ago?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 11, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

*grrrrrrmmmmmmm* then why everyone wishinger birday today?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Zebra, I prefer "individualist", but heck I've been called worse things.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 1:43 PM | Report abuse

dealer, she'll catch up on her reading later. trust this blog junkie. even though we are between realities on the skins, the blog traffic here has been massive. finding time for the reading btwn the demands of the pupa, her jacked up sisters, and her exhausted mother is a chore, but it is something i MUST do.

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I say loner lovingly since you represent the outta town cowpies fan

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Cause last night at 1:36 am EASTERN TIME, July 11, 2007, she said:

"Hey look on the east coast tomorrow is my birthday."

...which means July 12th, but not everyone caught onto that.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 11, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

jm220;

I just noticed your 'St bernard Perish'

A little tongue in cheek?

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I would not trust the next president to do any better the this one. Does anyone else think we should take a note from China, with how they exicuted that Food and Drug official for taking bribes? I am against the death penalty in all cases save politicans and beurocrats, with whome I feel it should be to only punishment:)

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

5 Yard penalty on Zebra.

Illegal Procedure - for assuming he is knowledgable enough of the complete blog roster to determine community assignments.

Posted by: Supervisor of Officials | July 11, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Top 5 jm220 songs:

1. Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
2. You're the Inspiration - Chicago
3. Takin' Care of Business - BTO
4. Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
5. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

(This is number 5 of my birthday 30-in-30.)

Posted by: MV Dame (5) | July 11, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

15 Yard penalty on Zebra.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct - vastly underestimating the importance of Cyn Cyty to the blog. If Jason is the Mayor, then Cyn Cyty is the City Manager.

Posted by: Supervisor of Officials | July 11, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

You guys brought some tears to my eyes no kidding. MV is right my birthday is tomorrow but I'll take todays wishes and print them out and put 'em on my wall and have 'em make my day whenever there is a need. Not that I want to stop any of you peeploggers who feel the need to sing tomorrow. : )

YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! THANKS!

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

15 Yard penalty on Zebra.

Interference, for creating a blog assignment list and thereby usurping Nate's authority.

Posted by: Supervisor of Officials | July 11, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

35332, so I'm guessing you're not OK with Paris Hilton doing more time than Scooter Libby.

I heard a story about NOLA the other day on the radio about how folks sense of time has changed b/c of all the "waiting." After looking at jm220's pics, I wonder how long the folks in NOLA would have to wait if the feds switched payments to NOLA with payments for the stuff the Administration broke and has to pay for in that Pottery Barn country where our "volunteer" army is still dying daily. [I put that term in quotes b/c it seems like BS given the economic realities and opportunities facing most kids who enlist].

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

jm - thanks to you again for your work. I really wish I could have been there. I'm trying for one of my breaks next school year to go.

I echo Lisa's sentiments about Ladies Man - yes indeed. No question at all why you might have a stalker (is she still lurking?)

Plus when you have your scary face on well all I can say is if I ever want to scare the beejeezus out of my students can I fly you out?
I'll get you a t-shirt that says "The Hammer" and some slick shades and you can stand there with your arms folded and just stare at them. Ooh and a leather jacket. Now I'm doing a whole fashion spread in my mind.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

There was a story a few weeks back about how they were looking for volunteers to live in some aluminum tubes as a simluated mission to Mars. 17 months.

I vote we volunteer Paris Hilton, Scooter Libby, Pacman Jones, Dick Cheney and Ann Curry from the Today Show.

They could make it into a reality TV series.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Ann Coulter instead of me and you've got the list correct

Posted by: Ann Curry | July 11, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Got room for Ann Coulter in there? And William Shatner, naturally.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Add in Ann Coulter, excellent suggestion.

I put Ann Curry in because she is literally the worst interviewer in the history of the world and so would make for much hilarity.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"New Venture For Zier - 7/10 - Where's Bennett Zier (right)? You remember him! The former head of Clear Channel's DC radio operations who jumped over to Redskins owner Dan Snyder's Red Zebra broadcasting arm only to leave at the end of 2006, reportedly frustrated at Snyder's failure to obtain a strong, inside-the-Beltway FM signal for his Triple X sports talker. Well, DCRTV hears that Zier is very close to announcing a new venture, probably some sort of broadcast/marketing company located in the Tyson's Corner area. Stay tuned.....
"

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

MV Dame, that is quite a challenge. 900-odd comments by midnight Pacific tomorrow... maybe more like 850 by now.

That would be something like 25 posts an hour, but obviously we'd need heavier usage during work hours when there are more people up here. (kost has been MIA for a few days, and the Crickets have been awfully quiet as well.)

We can do it. Back momentarily with a roll call.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, and jm220 is a greater man than he would ever admit, and he is seven times as awesome and hunky in person, and those pictures of still-devastated NOLA are heartbreaking.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

"Huggy LowDown To KYS? - 7/5 - DCRTV is hearing lots of rumors that Huggy LowDown, the comedian and on-air sidekick of WPGC-FM morning man Donnie Simpson, has left the CBS station. Also, we're hearing rumblings that Huggy may be hopping a limo for the short ride across Lanham to Radio One's WKYS. More as we hear it.....
"

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

ok I am off the stup now...

35332, is that short for "stupid"?

Posted by: MV Dame (6) | July 11, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"MASN To Air Skins-Ravens Scrimmage - 7/2 - The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will carry a pre-season scrimmage between the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens from M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, 8/4. Channel 13/WJZ's Mark Viviano and former NFL player Wally Williams will do in-game analysis. In addition, Baltimore native and MASN's own Amber Theoharis will be the sideline reporter. More at masnsports.com.....

"

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Zebra,

Nate once said that I was something like the "Archivist/Statistician" of RI. And at one point, and still to some degree now, I was/am "Buddy" to HaikuMan's "Mr. Incredible" (cause he really is a superhero).

But you CANNOT forget our Queen Bee, Megskin. (She'll come out of hiding once pre-season starts popping and she can no longer contain her disgust for the Skins ineptitude and she rains her vitriol down upon us.) I would put her at the very top -- above The Governor, above JLC, above everyone -- simply as Her Royal Highness.

Anyone disagree?

And what about Diddy? C'mon now...

Posted by: MV Dame (7) | July 11, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Nate, we only need 30 doing 30. No problem!

Posted by: MV Dame (8) | July 11, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Sweet...
http://www.jersey-joe.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=JJ&Product_Code=R70482WVR755269&Category_Code=foot_rbk_jer_eqt

What do you guys think? I'm assuming these will be worn with the gold pants and "R" helmets.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

There's...some..thing...outside of the...tube...there's..some thing...on the wing.
-Will Shatner in TV's newest hit reality series, Celeberty Tube Off 2000,

This summer only on FOX, right after American Idol

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

That is probably right JustMe, I am guessing the yellow pants too. I wish we went to the Indian Feather helmet rather then the (R), we wore the (R) for two years, and the feather for like two decades or something.

---
So by the way someone asked on the last blog what records will never be broken. I have two worth mentioning for MLB.
Strikeouts in a single season: 513 set in 1886 and Wins in a single season, 59 set in 1884

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

JM,
You are a real UNIT OF ACTION.
We should all be so Bold.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Hell yeah JustMe;

Those are slick as S... just like in Madden. Red helmet, grey face mask....

Sorry MV, I should have remembered diddy.

Supervisor of Officials, Funny interference penalty

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Let's do it, folks. A rush and a push and 65k is ours... the following roll call encourages each and every one of you to toss as many comments up here as you can. Broken into multiple posts, natch. Thank you for your support.

ROLL CALL A-F

(anonymous)
*SallieMae*
35332
4-12
4th Floor
ArtMonktotheSticks
BangBros
bangkokben
Barno
Big Murf
bigfish
BOOFER
bornskinsfan
BT
Bucktown Skins Fan
calebt17
cdubb
charlie
Cheyenne, WY
chris Larry
cload and daggar
connskins
cosmofla
D7
dcsween
dealer AKA chamique
disappointed
DTC
EaglesFan (Adam)
ES
etrod
FlimFlam

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

ROLL CALL G-O

getanhr13
Greg(Boston)
grinning
HaikuMan
Hail to 'em Inigo Montoya
jm220
Joe in Raleigh
JoeyV
John D in Houston
JonTKP126
JustMe
k Squared
KK
kost52
Larry Bud
Lavar Walt Clark
LH AKA Learned Hand
Lisa
loco mullin
Macaca Johnson
Mad Dog
Megskin
midniterc
Montana'Skins Fan
MrSpartan
mugamack
MV Dame
Nate in the PDX
Neil in Durango
NewMexSkin
NWO4LIFE
OC Skins
Ocho-Ocho
Old School
oldskinsfan
Otter

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

ROLL CALL P-Z

P Diddy
Paps in Manila
Periculum
Pink C.C.
PSF
Pub Golf
RBD202
Redcoat
Redskin Ray
Redskin Willie
Ricky Bobby
sfskin
sicwidit
Skin Patrol
skinfanman
skinnyntenny
skinsfan@8KaboveMSL
skinswest
Skinz
SMACK
Stumped
TDawg623
The Diesel
the don
The Governor
The Mole AKA MB
Unconvinced
VTMatt
Wes Mantooth
Zebra

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

4th and ES are the same people. Remember?

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

99th!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Lots of names, representing a hell of a lot of comments up here. Almost brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it?

Let's roll.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

4th, I knew there would be some dupes in there. Kind of threw together a few different lists, and my memory fails. But it's still a hell of a list, eh? Look at us! Blog geeks, unite!

HAIL!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

101rd!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

You forgot Old School, but you got his AKA (Diesel)

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

103st!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

30 in 30???? Dude, I've got a life! ;-) Things to do, places to go, people to see...

Uh. OK I'll try. Is it OK if I go to sleep?

Posted by: charlie | July 11, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Old School and Diesel are one and the same? Sheesh. I need another drink. Hard to keep it all straight.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

105nth!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

35332,

I'm a fan of the feather helmets, too. Looks like we'll be waiting until the 80th anniversary for them. :-(

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Pace yourself, charlie. I realize it's almost, uh, midnight over there in Paris?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Never mind - I posted before you finished....

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Jason's editor AKA Cindy has been omitted from the roll call since she's wrapping up a vacation.

But I have a feeling she'll contribute, because she knows how doggone important this is, and though she'd never tell Dan Bogman this, Redskins Insider is not only her favorite WashPo blog, it's the only one she likes, and it's the only one she ever actually reads.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't the lack of a 75th anniversary throwback feel like a missed opportunity?

Or maybe they're just going to wear the 70th anniversary unis for a couple of games this fall?

Doggone Redskins haven't emailed me back on this critical issue.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

why i gotta share a line with that horndog motherfcker! tryin to be with a diff. woman errynight! punkass ibtch!

and you. are you trying to save up carriage returns for rainy day or summ? punk! don't make me go P-D-X on your ass!

Posted by: chamique | July 11, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

If you must call the roll, call the roll. What are we at with this number of posts anyway?

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Zebra,

Yeah, that's a mighty fine jersey.

Until I saw that kid on NFL Total Access the other night, I felt a little bad about my 4 year old having 5 jerseys. But, that kid having 73 made me feel a little better. I think I'm gonna have to ratchet up the guilt quotient for myself again, though. I think he needs one of these.

I'd get one for myself, but I don't care for wearing jerseys much.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

All right, I'm going to shut up for a while. Hope to check in later and see, like, three hundred new comments.

Fife OUT.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

If the feather helmets don't work out, I think CP has a feather boa in his locker.

Okay, just warming up. Gotta start somewhere.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

jm220, awesome to hear the effort you have put forward, more people need to follow your example. I feel bad that I haven't done the same thing, but that is more related to the fact I can't afford to get down there, let alone take the time off work. And I think Nate may have a man crush on you, "jm220 is a greater man than he would ever admit, and he is seven times as awesome and hunky in person"

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

I posted a link to a pic of the 75th Anniversary jersey a little ways up the page.

Since Danny hasn't done his press thing for them yet, I can't imagine he'll be too pleased with jersey-joe.com for posting the visuals prematurely.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

"Baxter Faces More Trouble Over Weapons
Officials Say Former U-Md. Star Illegally Mailed Guns

By Ernesto Londoño
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 11, 2007; 2:16 PM

Lonny Baxter, a former University of Maryland basketball star who last year was sentenced to two months in jail for firing a weapon near the White House, was charged today with another firearms offense.

Baxter, 28, of Rockville, used Federal Express to illegally mail three pistols and a Bushmaster rifle in the summer of 2006, according to a criminal information document filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. The package was addressed to a College Park location, but the document does not say who it was addressed to and provides no further information about the shipment.

Baxter faces one count of delivering undeclared firearms for interstate transportation. The package contained two .40 caliber Glocks, a .45 caliber Para Ordnance pistol and a .223 caliber Bushmaster rifle, according to prosecutors.

Baxter last year signed a pro contract with a European team and expected to head to Italy after being released in the D.C. case. He was arrested last August after firing a weapon near the White House hours before he was scheduled to travel to Italy. After the shot was fired, Secret Service officers pulled over Baxter's white Range Rover, where they found a Glock and two spent shells.

He pleaded guilty in 2004 to another firearms offense after a bullet shattered a neighbor's window. Baxter told police at the time that he had accidentally fired the weapon.

"

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

35332,

I'm a fan of the feather helmets, too. Looks like we'll be waiting until the 80th anniversary for them. :-(

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 03:31 PM

LIKEWISE

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Woo-Hoo, top of the Roll Call G-O list, even if it is misspelled

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Diesel get mentioned by TK stack money on TV last year?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, JustMe! I missed that in my zeal to get the roll call thing together.

That is a pretty sweet jersey... evocative of the Sonny era, no?

Okay, for real, Fife OUT.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I tried to post 6 at-a-time using tabs last night and loosable posted the first two and dropped the last four.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Desiel and Old School are the same dude?!?!?!!?!?!

I only ever use one name unless you count "Chris larry" "chris Larry" "chrIS Larry" ChriSLarry" etc....

Posted by: chris Larry | July 11, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Be prepare to see your posts dis...appear if all us hamsters get coked up all at once.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

jm220 is THE MAN

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

As of this minute, we need about 815 to hit 65K...

Tremendous roll/role call, Nate!

Posted by: MV Dame (9) | July 11, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

4th, what's wrong with our beloved baxter? he was so mellow! quiet, easygoing. obviously he needs to be on some sort of drugs or cognitive behavioral therapy. that's just sad.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

okay people...here's the plan (since we didn't fcking read between the lines the first time) *giving disgusted look*

we have to learn to say happy "birthday sfskin" in puerto rican. anyone know puerto ricanish?


Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

ok, my company's firewall is blocking the new jersey image, can somebody breif discription or posibly a very detailed discription in several post to help the count. I just can't wait 3 hours to go home and check it out

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Quickly perused the comments... see a massive Nate roll call. What's the impending milestone?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

trying to get 65k for sfskins' birthday tomorrow

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I went to school (Springbrook) with Lonnie for a year. He was very mild mannered. HE hung out with a rowdy 'crew', though. I used to see him at the Go Gos when I use to go see Backyard back in the day.

What would he need guns for? I don't know? It seems as if he may have a gun fetish (such as much youths have) that he can't let go of....

Learned Hand - Just got of the phone with Verizon - Getting FiOS 'triple play' tommorow.

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

cool. Happy almost B'day sfskin!

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

gethanr13,

Does your company block all images? If not, try this thread on ES: http://www.extremeskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202829 Someone attached a pic of it in the thread.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

or, if you're singing it, dealer...

¡Cumpleaños Feliz!

Posted by: MV Dame (10) | July 11, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I apologize everyone....think I was the first person who thought today was sfskin's special day.

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

What's in your Netflix que?

Fast Fluid Nation
The Pu suit of Hammyness
Dream(cow)girls
Geekings from Iwo Jima
A prayery home campigion
Triscuits and Shandy a cocky bull story
Mern of CHildren
th painted Vermiel

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

can somebody breif discription or posibly a very detailed discription in several post to help the count.

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 03:55 PM,

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh and the one advertized is No 26

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Odd Ri skiped my discription of the jersey.
White Jersey, with 5 yellow and red stripes on the sleves, Red numbers no trim, red collar.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Continental Europe has a sx hour time differential from the East Coast. "Pretty Good" Britian is five hours.

Getting sleeeeepy, sleeepy......

Posted by: charlie | July 11, 2007 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, you weren't the first to think that. Nate started it last night...

Posted by: MV Dame (11) | July 11, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Wait a sec. It is sfskin's birthday in Kostland right now. Kost- get yourself up here and blog a Happy B'day diddy (not P) to the lovely sheila, mate!

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Someone on extreamskins made a interesting point. We will probably wear the throback for the game against Miami, as that would be the remach of the 72 superbowl, the last time we wore that uniform.

Posted by: 35332 | July 11, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Jersey-joe.com is also generous enough to share prices. $80 for the replica jersey. $110 for the EQT, with the stitched numbers and logos.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

When you guys see the GEICO Commercial of the Lizard going up the escalator, do you think of Kost52? I always put that voice (the lizzard's aussie accent) when reading his post.

Kost - Do you guys have GEICO waaaay over there?

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

4th, have you seen kost? He doesn't look like he sounds like that...

Posted by: MV Dame (12) | July 11, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of our mate Down Under, it looks like there's one more spot left in his football league. Don't know if 4th or jm220 joined yet, but I think you were both going to.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Learned Hand - Just got of the phone with Verizon - Getting FiOS 'triple play' tommorow.

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 04:01 PM

Sweeeeet. I'm going to have to "make that chaaange. Ya got ta start witcha self brotha. Woooo!(Make that change). Ya gonna make that change today. (Make that change). Chum on. Chum on. (Man in the mirror) Ya know it. Ya know. (Chaaaaaange). Make that change."

Posted by: LH | July 11, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

And speaking of jm220- where are you? Come get your props from the blog peeps. You can't hide from the accolades, my friend. jm? jm220? JM220?!!?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

When I usually assume, I am always wrong. I never seen him, but I think it was just the fact that the lizzard has the Croc Dundee accent.......

4-12 - Just signed up this morn.....

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Insurance in Australia is an extra 12-pack in the trunk.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

35332,
Its a pretty tight looking jersey. White V neck with BGB banding around the neck. similar BGBGB banding around the sleeves.
B Numbers (duh)
75 year Skins patch with feathers where you usually keep your aligators, poloponies etc.
Small number on top of shoulder.
V Small NFL path and the apex of the V (neck)

A picture is worth about 50 words in this case.

Happy Birthday sfskin!

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

thanks for the description and trying to get another link but it too did not work.

My company just allows certain site, mostly news site (thats why i can get here) and banking sites, or companys that we do business for.

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

If you all don't mind me asking... What's everyone wearing right now?

I'm at work -- my nice little lame duck office job -- and I'm wearing black & white soccer-style sneakers, jean shorts, and a white & blue baseball-style Fuddruckers t-shirt...

Posted by: MV Dame (13) | July 11, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

sounds good 4th. The last spot must be for jm. And frankly, who's going to tell him he can't have it?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

i just found out that I can get out of work a little early today, so I won't have to wait. Happy Day!

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

gethanr13,

Can you get e-mail attachments? If you can, send a mail to Adebisi88@aol.com and I'll send the photo to you.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

TWIZZLERS!!! LMGO. That should work...

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Nate - Honored to be in your roll call, as a newby and all. But I won't be posting for a while. Going back to DC tonight, getting married on Sat, then honeymooning next week. I promise to be back and BMGO a week from monday

Posted by: VTMatt | July 11, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Noooooo! Don't do it Matt.

Posted by: Married | July 11, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

VTMatt,
You mean you'd rather get married and go on your honeymoon than blog?

oh,...nevermind.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Your wedding and honeymoon are more important than RI?? Get your priorities straight, buddy...

Posted by: MV Dame (14) | July 11, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I've been hearing that a lot.... haha

Posted by: VTMatt | July 11, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Congrats (I think) VTMatt. And welcome.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

If you all don't mind me asking... What's everyone wearing right now?

Posted by: MV Dame (13) | July 11, 2007 04:27 PM

I'm just waiting for someone who doesn't know you're a dude to write something 'funny'

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Big congrats to you, Matt, and welcome.

gethanr13, yours is one of those names I can never spell correctly. Sorry about that.

This should really have been two posts.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I know I'm taking a chance in asking something like that, but what the heck? We need the posts...

Posted by: MV Dame (15) | July 11, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

VTMatt,

Oooone word of a-vice.

Whatever you do, when you're on your honeymoon and are about to reach shangri la, don't start signing HTTR (or HHHH for that matter).

She (assuming you're a man and she's a lady) won't understand.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Well, I'm working from home today so I'm wearing.....NOTHING!!!

Just kidding....in reality, jeans and white top.

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Its 87.8 degrees in my attic/office.
Hiking shorts and a pale blue "Get Out" tee;
no socks, no shoes, no kidding.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

It's over 100 here again today -- but as yesterday, incredibly low humidity, so I bet it feels better than it does in DC.

Anyway, MV Dame, wearing jeans, plain (solid color) tee shirt, black Earth shoes. This is my year-round uniform unless it's really cold or I have a Big Meeting.

I can't abide by shorts in the workplace, but I work with software developers so I see a lot of them.

What's the weather like out on the Vinyud today?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Miss Alabama 2007, aka Lisa, I'm going to have to take your first response and strike the second from the record...

Posted by: MV Dame (16) | July 11, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, I dont think she even knows what HTTR is. I've got her going to Tech football games, and hopefully when we relocate back to the DC area, I can convert her into a faithful of the skins. In my family, you have to love the skins to be on good terms. She'll learn soon

Posted by: VTMatt | July 11, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Lisa- If my twizzlers remark couldn't pull jm220 up here, you just know your naked comment will get him!

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/fan.value.survey/index.html

SI is taking info on who has the best and worst football stadiums around. I believe we should fall in the 2nd percentile.......

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,
Men are lunk-heads most of the time, but we have very good imaginations.

88.1

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

This is goofy product promotion but today is that sort of day... another comment for the cause, towards 65k and eventually 100k (eyes on the prize!)

I'm wearing these completely awesome Levi's organic cotton jeans, which probably sounds Portland hippie-dippy, but they are comfy as could be. I was buying a pair of Levi's cords, which have always been the very very best cords, and saw these jeans.

The only drawback is they aren't dyed, which in itself is a plus but in practice means the jeans are off-white in color. So I kind of feel like Keith Moon. More than usual, I mean.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey Matt,

Here are the awful statistics.

1) Approximately 55% of all marriages end in divorce.
2) Of those 45% who stay married, more than half do so "for the kids", and they don't really like each other.
3) Of the 20% remaining, half of those folks stay married because of religious entanglements, although they despise each other.
4) Of the remaining 10%, half of those also dislike each other but stay together due to other issues.
5) The remaining 5% is the actual number of married couples who are happy and actually like each other.

But, "Good Luck! Best Wishes!" and all of that as you embark on this new chapter in your life.

Posted by: The Reverend | July 11, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Nate, it's a cool 73 degrees right now, and threatening some thunder showers. The Martha's Vineyard Times (mvtimes.com) has a webcam you should check out. It shows a shot of Vineyard Haven harbor, which is two minutes down the hill from me...

http://mvtimes.com/webcam.php

(Not sure how to make these confounded links work...)

Posted by: MV Dame | July 11, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of abiding, Dorf was left off the roll call. Where's that guy, did he sign off for good?

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I think that is too general, but true in most cases.....

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 5:00 PM | Report abuse

88.5

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

That behemoth on the left hand side is our newest ferry which went into service this spring. It's called the "Island Home."

FYI, I forgot to put '(17)' on my previous post...

Posted by: MV Dame (18) | July 11, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

What percentage stay married for tax reasons?

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Dang, I knew I forgot a bunch of folks.

This is a roll call of one.

Dorf, sorry buddy. You said you were coming back after a break -- a sabbatical, if you will. So come back. We need you.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Give me hemp jeans or give me death.

(they would come in handy during those Man v Wild moments...nevermind, I'd smoke them and fade into oblivion with a really big smile....HAIL.

88.7

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 5:07 PM | Report abuse

What percentage stays married for Presidential Asspirations?

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Nate- Is that the 'dry heat' that my boy in Phoenix always talks about. You know, "it's 121 degrees, but it's a DRY heat".

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

)

I'm one of the 5 percent, though I joke about it (marriage).

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

what percentage stays married due to sexual compatibility? I have a relative who didn't speak to her husband for months at a time during the last 3 years of their marriage. But, they had "relations" almost nightly.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

So, we have some Man vs. Wild watchers, eh?

Who saw the one when he was eating a dead dear after the lions and vultures devoured itto a bone? Awsome..

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

That dry heat in the desert is the same heat that bakes your food in an oven.

Posted by: M. Seese | July 11, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of relocating... I WILL be back in DC come October. Got a sweet set up in upper NW (near Van Ness/UDC) with, get this, every-other-week maid service!

I'm more hyped about that than I am about being able to join the RI pub crawls...

Posted by: MV Dame (19) | July 11, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

well, i'm off work and i go to the link for the jersey and it appears they have taken the picture off of the website, i guess i will just send an email to JustMe.

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I meant to say Zebra, not dear.....

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

What I wouldn't give to be Stevie Franchise. Can you imagine somebody paying you 30 million bones to get lost?!? Not a good statement on the ex-Terp, but I'm sure he doesn't give a crap when he looks at his bank statement.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

what percentage stays married due to sexual compatibility? I have a relative who didn't speak to her husband for months at a time during the last 3 years of their marriage. But, they had "relations" almost nightly.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 05:12 PM

LMGO,
that sounds like humping for spite. How cool is that?

88.8

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Okay, now I don't see it either. One of Danny's boys probably saw the ES thread gave jersey-joe.com a call. LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

what percentage stays married due to sexual compatibility? I have a relative who didn't speak to her husband for months at a time during the last 3 years of their marriage. But, they had "relations" almost nightly.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 05:12 PM

Wait a minute...you mean some wives will, um, "relate" without any conversation? For MONTHS on end? Where in the hell did I go wrong?!?!?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

im starting to think i am just not meant to see it, that link gives me an error, the other one just doesn't show the jersey on the website and I discovered that for some reason I can't see any jerseys on that site, i tried to the extreme skins image and they say that there is something with my login there that won't allow me to see the image

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

i guess that means you can't send it to me in an email now

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

MV Dame, that's pretty and all, but it doesn't hold a candle to the picturesque harbor of Portsmouth, VA, city from which we hail:

http://img.timeinc.net/coastal/images/2004/07/portsmouth_m.jpg

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

nevermind, i posted too sone, thanks JustMe

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

NAte - I thought you said you were gonna sit back and let others do the blogging??

Qoute:

"All right, I'm going to shut up for a while. Hope to check in later and see, like, three hundred new comments.

Fife OUT.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 03:36 PM

"

Posted by: Blog Police | July 11, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The tears I have wept
For my beloved Portsmouth
Could fill a harbor

Posted by: MV Dame (20) | July 11, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Presidential Asspirations?

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 05:08 PM


Just saying
.............

Posted by: BangBros Imposter | July 11, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

What is "a while" anyway?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

According to you, 7 minutes......

Posted by: Blog Police | July 11, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Top 5 JustMe songs:

1. Just Me - The Sex Pistols
2. I'm Just Me - Charley Pride
3. It's Just Me - Jon Bon Jovi
4. That's Just Me - Tim McGraw
5. Is it Just Me? - The Darkness

Posted by: MV Dame (21) | July 11, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Nate, Blog Police is probably a regular who won't cowboy up and give you shti like a buddy would in such situation.

"Little Seymour Pettigreeeew come out!"

Posted by: LH | July 11, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Looks like PDX actually pulled 1 hour 3 minutes of away time. that's a while. blog police is now on suspension for "a while."

Posted by: Blog Police's Captain | July 11, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

89.6

79 on the first floor and 92 outside.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Where's loco mullin when we need him?

Posted by: MV Dame (22) | July 11, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse

89 Moss, Santana + .7

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Woohoo!! Town Drunk!

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Nate - in the famous words of when Kim Jong-il met Hans Blix.....

'Aww Nate, I was just breaking your Balls. Just breaking your Balls Nate.'

Posted by: Blog Police | July 11, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

kost, it's July 12th in Aussie Land ¿sí?

You have to wish sfskin a Happy Birthday, then get to blogging your guts out cause we're going for 65K in celebration...

Posted by: MV Dame (23) | July 11, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Here's another while...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Kost - Don't you think the draft is too early? I suggest a date closer to August 20th just in case some one gets injured in the preseason.......

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 6:03 PM | Report abuse

All right, party people, I'm leaving work and we've got just a little over 700 to go. I myself have done 24 in the last 4.5 hours, and I'll be back for more in, ahem... "a while." So keep to 30-in-30 and we got this one in the bag.

And, wherever you are, don't forget to wish sfskin a happy birthday once the clock strikes midnight and ushers in that splendid new day that is July 12th.

Um, that is, if you haven't already...

Posted by: MV Dame (24) | July 11, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm out today too. I think I met my qouta for the day.

Kost - Reconsider the draft day mate!

Posted by: 4th | July 11, 2007 6:16 PM | Report abuse

90 Alex, Busby DE

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday sfskin! July 12th over here!!

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations and good luck VTMatt!!

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

4-12 & 4th - you're right the remaining spot is reserved for jm220.

In regards to the draft date, it was a typo, and meant to be September not August. Unfortunately you can't change details like that. Once jm220 joins, I'll do a group email to work out details for what we want out of a league (draft date, live/automated draft etc.), then I'll create a new league, and we can shift our teams into that new league.

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Kost- You're boy Robbie McEwen brought it in stage 1. Crashed about 20K from the finish, and still got up to win the sprint. Impressive ride. Saved face for the Aussies, after Stuart "Choke Gag" Appleby's showing down the street at Congressional.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

91 Green, Jammal DE +.5

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

"You're" boy... meant "your" boy. normally won't self correct, but for an extra post towards 65k, why not

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

92 Evans, Demetric DE +.1

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 6:40 PM | Report abuse

"You can't hide from the accolades"

You got part of it correct. Listen everyone I thank you for all the wonderful words. However, the people that I name above deserve it more than me.

4-12 you know your post just wasn't right. LMGO (yeah the Lisa post would have brought me out earlier)

sfskin Happy Birthday

Posted by: jm220 | July 11, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm wearing my work uniform, navy blue pants, light blue shirt, navy blue jumper, navy blue "bomber" jacket, black work boots. It's bloody freezing here at the moment!

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

I am so flattered peeploggers. I guess this is what the popular kids in high school felt like! : ) Thanks to MV and Nate for this strange yet wonderful birthday "gift".

I was feeling crappy all day then I excercised which I am now doing everyday (and surprisingly the world did't come to an end) and now I'm much better.

dealer - why happy birthday in puerto ricanese? Did I miss something?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry you know there will always be a spot for you my friend.

Posted by: jm220 | July 11, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute...you mean some wives will, um, "relate" without any conversation? For MONTHS on end? Where in the hell did I go wrong?!?!?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 05:23 PM

LMAO!

Posted by: skinswest | July 11, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

I can't see the jersey either - tried all the links. DAMN YOU SNYDER!

I agree on the helmet. Bring back the feather or the spear. Not a fan of the R.

I'm surprised they aren't milking the 75th for every last penny. Maybe the league has veto over it?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry - I do have a clarifying question - you are always chris larry even when it's Chris Larry, chris Larry, cHris lArry etc?

I thought there was a time there when somebody was stealing your id.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Top 5 Superheroes

1. Batman
2. Superman
3. Bionic Woman
4. Spiderman
5. Wonder Woman
Honorable mention to Aquaman for he was my love as a girl.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Think I might have seen a GEICO ad on a "The best commercials you've never seen" or something like that, but nothing sticks in my memory.

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, it was a thing of beauty. Very similar to the one Charley Taylor is wearing in this pic:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/aaee003_b~Charley-Taylor-Catching-Photofile-Posters.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.allposters.com/-st/Charley-Taylor-Redskins-Posters_c6326_s68275_.htm&h=127&w=160&sz=10&hl=en&start=13&sig2=wsMz9rxyqF4gHzdw0kCviw&um=1&tbnid=pObIRUxm8X_SuM:&tbnh=78&tbnw=98&ei=fmCVRo6XFJXYgAO-ucSmBQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcharley%2Btaylor%2Bredskins%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

As Stumped said above, it's a white jersey with burgundy/gold/burgundy/gold stripes on the sleeve, and a burgundy/gold/burgundy collar. Burgundy numbers. Very nice look.

What my glimpse of the site JustMe posted didn't include was any idea about the helmet and pants. Note that Charley T is wearing yellow pants and the 'Indian head' helmet in the picture. We shall see.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

93 Daniels, Phillip DE

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Burning questions about Wonder Woman

1. How come when Wonder Woman rides in her invisible plane she herself isn't invisible and neither are the steering controls?

2. How does she find her invisible plane? And how does she prevent other planes from crashing into her invisible plane?

3. What is so cool about an invisible plane in the first place?

4. Doesn't she know it's highly impractical to wear spike heels as a crime fighter? Plus does she have a winter outfit? (I do love her underwater outfit which I believe Linda Carter only wore once.)

5. Why does the lasso of truth look like a curtain cord from the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

kost, the revolutionary Geico ads are universally acclaimed as genius, the pinnacle of the ad game.

They have featured a talking gecko and a group of cavemen.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Burning questions about Wonder Woman

1. How come when Wonder Woman rides in her invisible plane she herself isn't invisible and neither are the steering controls?

2. How does she find her invisible plane? And how does she prevent other planes from crashing into her invisible plane?

3. What is so cool about an invisible plane in the first place?

4. Doesn't she know it's highly impractical to wear spike heels as a crime fighter? Plus does she have a winter outfit? (I do love her underwater outfit which I believe Linda Carter only wore once.)

5. Why does the lasso of truth look like a curtain cord from the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Good Karma here...
the Skins DEs will bring the heat this season.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the double post didn't want to be anonymous.

I know I'm in the minority but I totally dug the gold pants they word for 70th. In fact that whole throwback was a winner in my mind.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:07 PM | Report abuse

How could she drive the plane if the controls were invisible? You don't want to be guessing up there.

She wasn't invisible in the plane for one simple reason: she was super hot, and the prime directive of that show was to have her on screen as much as possible. O Lynda!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 11, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Who is/was hotter?

Lindsay Wagner as the Bionic Woman?

or

Linda Carter as Wonder Woman?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

sfskin

How can you rank Wonder Woman at 5? Linda Carter was hot back in the day. lol

Posted by: jm220 | July 11, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

My questions really combined live action WW and best cartoon EVER Superfriends.

I don't remember the invisible plane in live action. Was there one?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

jm - the list isn't in a particular order.

Yes indeedy Linda Carter was hot. I believe I'm not alone amongst the straight ladies who'd switch hit for her as long as she was in the Wonder Woman ensemble.

What's the point of the invisible plane if I can see you?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Lindsay Wagner..would be my pick, but sfskin, when you mentioned that WW uniform thing, i'm not so sure. Look, she's got me using a lower case i.

I'm not worthy.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

The tears I have wept
For signed Emmitt Smith Jersey
Lost in the Divorce

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery, Anthony DT

I'm melting...
Don't light the candles, sfskin, it too hot.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, i thought you was half or full rican? no? sorry if that's not right.

ummmmmmm i didn't like wonder woman at all. i think she looks a bit better now than she did before.

did i read up there that lisa wasn't wearing anything up there?

well i'm in my boxers and a white T watching Angelina Ballerina on Sprout. lots of ohh wow oooh's in this show.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

ps sfskin, you need not explain if i'm wrong.

but i thought that's something you and mv dame shared...

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

SMACK,
You're kidding right? Was she a Boy's fan too, or was it pure spite?

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

lady bird died at the age of 94.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

dealer - ah got it. My mamma is from Chile so Feliz Cumpleanos is good for me.
Actually my parents met in P.R. so I do have a connection.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

top 5 superheroes

1. batman
2. spiderman
s. wolverine
5. hulk

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 7:45 PM | Report abuse

RIP Lady Bird - now she was a First Lady!

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

No, stumped, I kid you not. That was definitely the worst thing, then the cats, then the records.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

mean and nasty,
mean and nasty,
mean and nasty.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Salave'a, Joe DT

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:56 PM | Report abuse

The cats I can see...

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 7:58 PM | Report abuse

SF
Ever been to Chile ?
was there last year - loved it

Posted by: RBD202 | July 11, 2007 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Ever been to a Turkish prison?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

no but I saw the movie.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Anyone excited about The Simpsons Movie? I p*ssed myself laughing when I saw the "Spider-Pig" bit on the previews.
I hope the movie doesn't disappoint.

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 8:31 PM | Report abuse

does anyone up here have a velcro wall at home?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute...you mean some wives will, um, "relate" without any conversation? For MONTHS on end? Where in the hell did I go wrong?!?!?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 11, 2007 05:23 PM

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Yes, some will, 4-12. LOL If you were unattached, I'd give you an intro if she wasn't newly engaged -- to someone she spent about 5 months not speaking to just prior to the engagement. She doesn't learn too good, does she? LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 8:37 PM | Report abuse

if so...what is your favorite position? have you tried the spiderman kiss with it?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 8:38 PM | Report abuse

nevermind, i posted too sone, thanks JustMe

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 11, 2007 05:27 PM

****************************

You're welcome. Glad to help. :-)

After all you had to go through to see it, what did you think?

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 8:39 PM | Report abuse

justme, that was a bit too cryptic for me.

btw, i'm watching angelina jolie(not ballerina anymore) on E. her and sling blade had a velcro wall at home

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 8:43 PM | Report abuse

I can't see the jersey either - tried all the links. DAMN YOU SNYDER!

I agree on the helmet. Bring back the feather or the spear. Not a fan of the R.

I'm surprised they aren't milking the 75th for every last penny. Maybe the league has veto over it?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 06:51 PM

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sfskin,

This link appears to work (for now, anyway): http://www.jersey-joe.com/store/product/R70482WVR755269.html.

If you can't see the jersey, just send an e-mail to the address I posted above (Adebisi88@aol.com) and I will send the picture to you.

It's extremely close to the one in the pic Nate posted.

The Skins site has a few 75th items for sale already. From what I've read and heard from people who inquired about jerseys in the Redskins store, they won't be available until after the first game of the season. I also seem to recall reading somewhere that instead of being limited to 2 game, Danny had gotten an exception and the team would be wearing the alternate uniforms for 3 games this season.

I love the jersey. I just hope, if they are in the yellow pants and "R" helmets, that the team doesn't look too much like the Packers when they sport them.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Top 5 JustMe songs:
1. Just Me - The Sex Pistols
2. I'm Just Me - Charley Pride
3. It's Just Me - Jon Bon Jovi
4. That's Just Me - Tim McGraw
5. Is it Just Me? - The Darkness
Posted by: MV Dame (21) | July 11, 2007 05:41 PM


**********************************

Oddly enough, I don't know any of those songs. Now, I will have to give them each a listen.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 8:51 PM | Report abuse

people, it's Feliz Cumpleanos. it means "happy birthday" in chilees. try not to fck it up this time!

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 8:52 PM | Report abuse

The tears I have wept
For signed Emmitt Smith Jersey
Lost in the Divorce

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 07:28 PM
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Smack,

Maybe she thought it was trash and threw it by accident???

Sorry, just kidding. I had to work through my anti-puke bias first. LOL

If my ex had done that to me, I would have been spitting fire. I think I might have caught a charge from that alone (let's not even talk about the records).

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 8:57 PM | Report abuse

me me, it didn't work for me neither.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 8:57 PM | Report abuse

angelina for president!

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

dealer,

It looks like they keep pulling it down. Shoot me your e-mail address and I'll send you the pic if you'd like to see it.

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

jm220 - Nice work in New Orleans mate. It's shocking to see that things are still in such bad shape. We've recently had some major floods down here, and our PM came out and said that he saw first hand how poorly handled the Hurricane Katrina situation was, and they'll be doing everything in their power to avoid it happening here. I think it's the first time he's said something in regards to George and the US which wasn't glowingly positive. Brown tongue that he is.

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

me, it's okay.

oooh discovery HD! mother earth!

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:04 PM | Report abuse

I've accepted the jersey. Thing is, I'll still go looking for a record to this day, for the first time in 6 years, and find that it must have fallen victim to one of her voodoo ceremonies. Oh well, all is forgiven. Merde happens.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:04 PM | Report abuse

i'm learning how we came to be from maama earth.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:05 PM | Report abuse

okay basically jaws(as in mouth jaw) was the first weapon of any kind.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:09 PM | Report abuse

I've accepted the jersey. Thing is, I'll still go looking for a record to this day, for the first time in 6 years, and find that it must have fallen victim to one of her voodoo ceremonies. Oh well, all is forgiven. Merde happens.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 09:04 PM

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Funny. The morning I left my ex-husband, he accused me of attempting to kill him with voodoo. You're not my ex, are you? LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Smack,

Something just occurred to me. Maybe your missing jersey and her voodoo explain why the boys haven't won a playoff game in more than a decade??? LOL I kid, I kid. LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 9:11 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why VTMatt's wife registered for this gift?

http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1597

At least it's something useful.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

redhill, pensylvania is home to the earliest known forests.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

that's funny smack.

scary. skeleton key was a good movie. but had a bad ending.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:18 PM | Report abuse

RBD202 - I have been several times although I wish I could go more. It is a beautiful country and my mom's whole family lives down there and there are literally dozens and dozens of us.

I love big families and chilenos are the best at making you feel at home and treating you like they've known you for your whole life. They're also excellent at talking shti about each other.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Smack,

That's one heck of a preemptive strike. LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 11, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

kost, Mexico v. Argentina in a Copa semi is on now. Are you getting this down there?

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

amazon's water level can drop up to 60 FEET in a season.

okay...me getting vewy vewy sweepy.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

i too like big families. :(

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see that gift given to 1000 brides and then the thank you notes published.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:27 PM | Report abuse

smack, justme, how long were you guys married before splitting?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Give me back my shirt, you vixen.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I know we try to stay a bit away from ze poleetques but my conspiracy theory paranoid radar is going off.

Surge is not going + major defections by GOP senators from prez = Al Qaeda is rebuilding is rebuilt is on the move stay outta the water! You may now only fly naked.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 9:35 PM | Report abuse

SMACK - Nah, I'm at work mate, has been the odd Copa game on, might be a replay later tonight. Asia Cup is on at the moment, so that's getting a bit of coverage. Australia (the favourites) played their first game earlier in the week. We came away with a 1-1 draw against Oman! Who/where in the world is Oman! (I'm guessing Asia!) Didn't she marry David Bowie??

We're playing Iraq tomorrow night, if we don't win that, we're a joke. Bring back Guus!!

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Well then Lisa is ready to travel.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:37 PM | Report abuse

In my effort to help the team to 65k . . .

Why is popcorn such a tasty treat?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 9:38 PM | Report abuse

That's one of the fascinating things about soccer, whether you appreciate the game or not. Iraq is still fielding an international soccer team. Iraq! It is conceivable that two teams could play in the WC2010 in South Africa while one country is occupying another. Soccer transcends.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse

actually they have this ex-general going on media circuit claiming that we've basically got al qaeda on the run now. and they're nearing the end.

my only problem is with the people who allow such lies on the airwaves.

al qaeda can't be defeated with gunpowder but rather thru education and time and only time. not 6 months, not years but decades.
movies like syriana should be shown in third world countries across the world to show these people what is going on.

you give me a couple of billion dollars and i got a cause and an enemy to fight too. but i won't be the one fighting. of course.

munich and syriana were awesome movies. sadly i learned much more from those two movies about what's going on in the middle east than i did after watching 20 years of world news report and reading nusepapers.

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I forgot to pay attention in my summer laze.

I assume US lost to Brasil in Copa?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 9:46 PM | Report abuse

smack, i was about to say the same thing about flying naked and lisa. whoknew!?!

seriously anyone know what the limit is on breast milk carry-on?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:46 PM | Report abuse

and will i have to show that it's not some sort of a WMD by taking a sip?

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 9:48 PM | Report abuse

dealer - I presume you mean the limit of pumped breat milk?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 9:49 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, US lost to Argentina, Colombia, and one of the 'guays, I think. They lost to everyone they could, but did not get a chance to lose to Brasil.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm I guess I must be thinking Argentina. One of these decades we'll figure it out I guess.

My plan is legalize all the undocumented folks in the country who demonstrate any kind of talent for fubol.

12-20 million people!?! There's gotta be a great team in there somewhere.

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm still doing the CD transfer.

I can't express how much I LOVE Barry White. The man has a voice that could get me to do just about anything.

That's also one of my favorite Simpsons episodes - "Whacking Day"

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, yes i meant pumped breastmilk. basically you can take whatever you have as long as you have your infant/toddler with you. if you don't have your baby with you then you're in trouble.

here's where i found the info: TSA and breast milk

Posted by: dealer | July 11, 2007 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Well if Australia can stitch a team together, we certainly should be able to.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 10:02 PM | Report abuse

dealer - I presume you mean the limit of pumped breat milk?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 09:49 PM


You and dealer is taking thing a little over the top now.

Posted by: jm220 | July 11, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

In my effort to help the team to 65k . . .

Why is popcorn such a tasty treat?

Posted by: sfskin | July 11, 2007 09:38 PM

I'd go with the Twizzlers.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh darn! I got tired of sitting around naked and put on a T shirt. However, it's pretty easy to take off....

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Clarification update:

Yes my name has been jacked.....BUT all the varieties of Caps to lower case of Chris larry are usually me...I try to call out fakers right away

Posted by: chris larry | July 11, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

There was talk earlier about how I sound (GEICO Lizard), apparently I sound like Barry White....... just not as deep and with an Aussie accent.

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Damn,

Lisa gets cheeky in the off season!

Posted by: chris larry | July 11, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Quick someone time JM220 how long it takes him to get from Jersey to DC.....

Posted by: chris larry | July 11, 2007 10:24 PM | Report abuse

F anon posts

Posted by: chris larry | July 11, 2007 10:26 PM | Report abuse

F stealing someone elses handle

Posted by: chris larry | July 11, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

F the cowboys....not sorry smack...you made your bed...

Posted by: chris larry | July 11, 2007 10:29 PM | Report abuse

FYI - I will not be transporting pumped breast milk on my travels.....

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 10:31 PM | Report abuse

can we get a roll call of people who have more than 1 nickname?

Posted by: chris larry | July 11, 2007 10:32 PM | Report abuse

No prob cL, I never try to recruit anyone. I get tired of blogging with Boys fans about Watkins/Hamlin and Julius Jones/Marion Barber III.

I like getting abused here, nice change of pace.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 10:39 PM | Report abuse

I have no other "alias". I occasionally post under something stupid like Dick Cheney if it's funny. Or if I just think it's funny.

I have never posted under anyone else's name and as far as I know nobody has ever posted under mine.

Posted by: SMACK | July 11, 2007 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney pulls the strings on the President. SMACK pulls the strings on Dick Cheney.

Nate (and you can stop with putting yourself in time out now), today in DC has been raining like Noah stuff. A cold front is coming down and we will be cooling to the mid-80s for the next few days.

I didn't understand what the numbers beside the defensive ends, but I have assumed it was common knowledge that Marcus Washington is finally going to move to the other DE spot (opposite Carter) so that the look will be a hybrid 4-3/3-4/and back again. Didn't I read that here? [Or did I hear it in the bar?]

Peeps have been tweaking about how kick off is less than 60 days away, but the hugest news is that a mere 15 days away is BOTH the start of training camp (and thus the return of news about the Skins ... well, camp injuries anyway) AND the premiere of the Simpsons! "Gentlemen, start your whacking!"

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Also, I know that Old School has a buddy who blogs here (they live by the water; western shore?); I await confirmation whether he is Diesel. Doesn't make sense that he would bother with two names.

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 11:04 PM | Report abuse

A Tiger?!?...In Africa?!

Posted by: skinnyntenny | July 11, 2007 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Lisa in a T. Oh about 1 hour with traffic. LMGO

Posted by: jm220 | July 11, 2007 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Two more things I want to say.

1.Panties
2.F Chris Larry

Posted by: jm220 | July 11, 2007 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Quick question here... whats the G in LMGO stand for?...im a retard.

Posted by: skinnyntenny | July 11, 2007 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Skinny, it stands for "Guts" - Laugh My Guts Out. It was taken from Gibbs who is always saying the team "played their guts out."

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and JM, I'm still waiting... (LMGO)

Posted by: Lisa | July 11, 2007 11:25 PM | Report abuse

has Mexico-Argentina in the Copa ended yet?

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

What's going on in the blog today! Normally there are fights and arguments, but today it's all peace and love! It's awesome!

Posted by: kost52 | July 11, 2007 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Sween,
The numbers were originally the temperature in Portland, the blog heated up as the temperature rose.

The temperature was later expressed as Redskin Player's numbers, which peaked in the DL. Later I just posted the player names.

The high temperature here was in the Defensive Line, fortunately we didn't make it to Wynn, Renaldo.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Right on Kost!

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Stumped, thanks. I'm coming out of a newborn-induced braintailspin. Much, much slower on the uptake. Working at home during my "paternity leave." Mostly ineffective at both endeavors.

Disregard my loco mullining about climatic conditions in the Nation's Capitol.

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2007 11:38 PM | Report abuse

The Stumped-minors are 5 and 3 respectively.
I know the brain tailspin well. Fortunately, it abates.

I've worked from home for the last 5 years.
Being a daddy is the best.
congratulations.

Posted by: Stumped | July 11, 2007 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - apparently working from home makes you sassy and cheeky! I love it!

Blog has been outstanding today considering the dearth of football info.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 12:07 AM | Report abuse

He doesn't have the silky smooth talk the pants off ya before you can say hi voice of Barry White but the Rev Al Green is also the man!

I say yes everytime he sings "Let's Get Married"

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Wow... you guys have been busy blogging this evening/night. Did Nate's roll call for 65k inspire everyone?

Posted by: VTMatt | July 12, 2007 12:37 AM | Report abuse

I got in 30 or 31 posts.
So yeah!

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:50 AM | Report abuse

I'm trying to make my small dent in the mountain

Posted by: VTMatt | July 12, 2007 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, when there's a call to arms, we generally respond pretty well!

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 12:53 AM | Report abuse

but it looks like everyone has called it a night

Posted by: VTMatt | July 12, 2007 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Just checking in... sfskin's birthday is officially here, on the east coast anyway.

So HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, kiddo!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 1:06 AM | Report abuse

VTMatt, we need a story -- you currently in Blacksburg before relocating? Marrying your college sweetheart? Where's the honeymoon? Why did it take you this freakin' long to start commenting on the blog?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 1:11 AM | Report abuse

VTMatt,
Call me VTStumped. I studied Landscape Architecture in B-burg.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 1:20 AM | Report abuse

VTMatt?

VTMatt?

Are you practicing for your honeymoon?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 1:44 AM | Report abuse

Must have lost him for the night. Oh well. Kids these days.

Looks like we get a break in the weather, Stumped, dialing back from 'really unpleasant' to 'merely uncomfortable' the next few days.

I think Cindy is back from vacation tomorrow. I hope she can shepherd us to 65k.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Nate,
You've already got us off to a good start.

It's back down to Lloyd, BRandon here in the attic. It feels much better.

Funny, how tracking the temperature with Redskins jerseys today seems to have focused on our team's former problems.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Ah, it's Monday that Cindy gets back from vacation. My mistake. So no blog babysitter to see us through to 65k. It will be up to us. Let's do it.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 1:57 AM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/07/06/DI2007070601049.html?hpid=discussions

Our favorite pundit, Sally Jenkins, has a chat tomorrow... and she'll be talking football!

What's the over-under for her taking a shot at the Skins/the Danny? I am guessing it will be four questions in.

I kid, I kid. I like Sally most of the time, though she can be a bit of a scold. And the only thing worse than a scold is a nag. Or maybe they are related.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:01 AM | Report abuse

There really is an interesting group of coked up hamsters that post comments.

And a great day on RI as others have said.

What's the count, 750?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:03 AM | Report abuse

I'd love to send in a ?, but I would either have to know something about the dawn of fuball, or have read her book.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Stumped, tracking the temp with Skins jersey numbers was inspired.

Had you reached Renaldo Wynn territory, I would have called in the PDX FD.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:10 AM | Report abuse

Hey thanks for the wishes Nate.

I've got meals out tomorrow but I will sit down and put in my 30 as best I can.

I watched "The Ghosts of Flatbush" on HBO about the Brooklyn Dodgers. I'm such a sucker for sports documentaries!

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Is tonight (Thursday) the RI meet-up night with Jasno Himself?

Who's going?

[Portland chapter beer event Friday night.]

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:15 AM | Report abuse

Here's a couple of questions:

When are you going to replace that post on the WP Redskins page, It's bumming me out.


Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:16 AM | Report abuse

I think we've got a trio of celebrations that I know of amongst peeploggers.

My b-day 7/12
MV Dame b-day 7/13
VTMatt - wedding 7/14

Anyone else?

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:16 AM | Report abuse

Who whacked Maske? Is the WP a part of the cover up? He's disappeared, did anyone file a missing persons report? Does anyone care?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:17 AM | Report abuse

It wasn't 30 posts from each of us, it was an average of 30 posts per hour for the whole blog, to reach 65k by tomorrow midnight.

30 apiece from a hard core would be HUGE, don't get me wrong. And there would be some real shenanigans in that. But my roll call got mixed up with the number-crunching which MV Dame did about the rate needed to hit 65k by this time tomorrow.

We can doo eet!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:18 AM | Report abuse

And my favorite...

Who shot LaRon? Can you give us an update on his injuries?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:18 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps we can search the comments on Maske's blog for clues... oh right, his blog never gets any comments.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:20 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, that was unduly catty. But you know it's true.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:22 AM | Report abuse

my birthday is 7-14.

aka: Bastille Day, the day France celebrates her independence.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:23 AM | Report abuse

Starting a movie, 'Good Shepherd,' will get through a bit of it tonight and check back up here after a while.

See y'all...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:23 AM | Report abuse

dealer's questions about breast milk reminded me of this and I found it on line after some hunting around.

It's a bit old but still is great for a laugh. It's someone's comic interpretations of DHS safety signs.

http://www.theboxset.com/message/

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Amazingly true...I think I posted there once, but honestly what's the point.

It's not like Maske ever clicked on comments.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Holy smokes, Stumpy! We gotta buy you a birthday drink or two or three.

You ain't driving, sir, that's for sure. And I sure as hell am not going to be driving. We can share a cab if it comes to that.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, back in a while.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:26 AM | Report abuse

Stumped! Excellent! Yes I just remembered it is in fact France's faux indpendence day.

The freeing of the Bastille was pretty lame. There were only 14 prisoners at the time but it had a shti load of guns and stuff so made for some whizz bang battles later.

What's the age Stumped?

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:30 AM | Report abuse

Nice boxset. I think I saw them a few years back but they still make me laugh.

So sfskin is a west coaster as in SF?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:32 AM | Report abuse

Nate tell us your thoughts on Good Shepard. It took me a few sittings to get through it so I feel mixed. Also not enough Angelina.

Is it lame that I have a Jackson Browne CD? I can't quite decide.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:33 AM | Report abuse

47 revolutions

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:34 AM | Report abuse

Stumped - yep a proud resident of the finest city in the USofA.

I am a DC native though, born and raised.

And I mean DC not a fakey mcfakerson who grew up in Gaithersburg but claims DC.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:36 AM | Report abuse

sfskin,
I bought The Pretender based on a Rolling Stone article I read after when it first came out.

I don't think it's lame. I saw him in concert too. He's a good singer songwriter.

Not Lame at all, unless you're a metal head.

at worst a guilty pleasure.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:38 AM | Report abuse

I'm slowly adopting the Giants as my baseball team but I fart in the general direction of Niners and Raiders. NEVER!

I deeply dislike the Niners mostly because I feel like so many people slobbered all over them in the 80s that they didn't give our Skins their due.

So you won SBs BFD so did we! Plus you had Montana and Rice I mean come on that barely counts. Plus you were in like the easiets division EVER!
We won 3/4 in the HARDEST division in fubol!

So thhpppttt!

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:42 AM | Report abuse

San Fran has got to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, certainly that I been to (but I would know for sure cause I don't get out much).

I grew up out in Virginia and have been a Skins fan for as long as I can remember. I've never claimed DC as my home, unless I'm in someplace like Cheyenne, where they really need a point of reference.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:44 AM | Report abuse

No bitterness here. Nope.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:46 AM | Report abuse

There you go! If you're from Reston well then represent!

Although I do find that more often than not McFakeys come from MD. Viriginians usually plant their flag without hesitation.

Is Ocho Ocho still with us? And the Crickets?

I'm taking the small quest of getting us to 400 afore I head for bed. Ah the mountains I must climb!

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm an Os fan now.
After the Senators left, I gave up on baseball. I was a crumby athelete, so it was probably just as well.

I was in Baltimore and we went to a game at Veterans Stadium for $9. I thought that was so cool compared with say Redskins tickets (the waiting list an all). That was the year before Camden Yards coming out party.
CY is great, but VS was truly an authentic park.

And so I became a hapless O's fan.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:55 AM | Report abuse

Top 5 Cities in US

1. San Francisco
2. Washington, DC
3. New York
4. Austin, TX
5. PDX/Chicago

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:56 AM | Report abuse

VS was a great stadium. The O's were my team forever. Then when I settled here for what I think is the long long haul I figured I should make some new allegiances plus I like the NL better.

I'd go with the Nats and do keep half an eye on them but I'm not a fanatic about baseball so it's all half an eye in the end.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:59 AM | Report abuse

I lived in Alexandria for about 10 years and like to point out to everyone who would listen that DC was nothing more than a suburb of Alexandria (and Georgetown too, but hmm, thats across the wide and deep Potomac)

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 3:00 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone even have $9 or $7 tickets anymore in the big leagues?

I only ever got to see one home game of the Skins at RFK my whole life. It was '93, when they started to suck so tickets were easier to come by.

We played the Falcons and Monte Coleman had 5 sacks and an int. I was the only person in my section jumping up and down screaming. It was kinda sad although still a great day.

I've seen them here 2 times when they played the Niners.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 3:02 AM | Report abuse

5 most beautiful cities in the US
1 San Fransisco
h. Portland OR
3 Seattle
a Boston
% DC
6 NY

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 3:04 AM | Report abuse

399

take it in sfskin
Don't light the candles, its too hot

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 3:06 AM | Report abuse

I suppose if we return to some semblance of a great team and win some playoff games and maybe an SB than FedEx won't seem so cold and crappy.

But based on what other peeploggers have said it doesn't sound like a stadium you'll root for as well as in.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Woooo 401!

Alright I'm off to zzzzz. Hopefully it cools off for y'all. We here in SF have colder summers than other times of the year thanks to the fog.

Hey I'm 36 on both coasts now. Thanks again to all who wished me happy, feliz, joyeux birthday, cumpleanos, anniversaire.

Oui je parle Francais aussi.

Buenas Noches. See y'all tomorrow . . .your afternoon ESTers.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 3:12 AM | Report abuse

You did it SF. 400!

Fear not, neither be afraid, Redskins fans. Greatness is waiting. Greatness is patient.
Greatness is our fate.

I hear it even now.

But, its getting late...its time to go.

adios

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 3:16 AM | Report abuse

It's cool to own a Jacksonian Browne CD. See the article the Rolling Stone 40th anniv. issue. The guy is super-smart!

Posted by: charlie | July 12, 2007 3:51 AM | Report abuse

Dear sfskin:

We wish you a happy birthday,
We wish you a Happy Birthday;
We wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
And a ¡feliz cumpleaños!

Have a safe, fun and wonderful birthday!

chirp, chirp!

Posted by: The Crickets | July 12, 2007 5:09 AM | Report abuse

Just saw the GEICO Lizard as per Stumped's link from above.

I don't sound anything like him, he's a pom! I bet Redcoat sounds more like that than I do!

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 8:22 AM | Report abuse

In almost every case, we know what is best for us in our lives, from the relationships we create to the food we eat. Still, somewhat mysteriously, it is often difficult to make the right choices for ourselves. We find ourselves hanging out with someone who leaves us feeling drained or choosing to eat fast food over a salad. We go through phases where we stop doing yoga or taking vitamins, even though we feel so much better when we do. Often we have no idea why we continue to make the less enlightened choice, but it is important that we inquire into ourselves to find out.

When we choose that which is not best for us, the truth can be that there is a deep seated part of us that does not want to heal. We may say it's because we don't have the time or the energy or the resources, but the real truth is that when we don't take care of ourselves we are falling prey to self-sabotage. Self-sabotage happens unconsciously, which is why it's so difficult to see that we are doing it. The important thing to realize is that this very part of us that resists our healing is the part that most needs our attention and love. Even as it appears to be working against us, if we can simply bring it into the light of our consciousness, it can become our greatest ally. It carries the information we need to move to the next level in our healing process.

When we recognize that we are not making healthy choices, we might even say out loud, "I am not taking care of myself." Sometimes this is the jolt we need to wake up to what is actually happening. Next we can sit ourselves down in meditation, with a journal, or with a trusted friend to explore the matter more thoroughly. Just shining the light of our awareness on the source of our resistance is sometimes enough to dispel its power. At other times, further effort is required. Either way, we need not fear these parts that do not want to heal. We only need to take them under our wing and bring them with us into the light.

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 8:56 AM | Report abuse

So I got one for you. This should eat up another hundred or so. If you were to create your "all-redskins" team of all time who would be your starting line up? As a young guy I have to rely on some of what I read in the history books, but I tried to do this based on peoples pro-bowl apearances and what history tells me. Note: if a player is still active in the NFL I did not put them in. If I were to I think Champ Baily, Chris Cooley, Samuels and Jansen could have a shot makeing the team.

QB-Slinging Sammy
RB- J. Riggins
FB-R. Goode
WR-A.Monk
WR-Bobby Mitchell
TE-D Warren
T-J. Jacoby
T- T.Edwards
G-R.Grimm
G-D. Butz
C- L Hauss
DE-D. Manley
DE-C Mann
DT- J. Rutgens
DT-D. Talbert
LB-S.Huff
LB-L. Arrington
LB-C Hanburger
CB-Pat Fischer
CB-D.Green
S-K. Houston
FS-M Murphy
PR/KR- B.Mitchell

Posted by: 35332 | July 12, 2007 9:04 AM | Report abuse

We wish you a happy birthday,
We wish you a Happy Birthday;
We wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
And a ¡feliz cumpleaños! SFSKIN!

MUAH!! XXXX! have the awesomest birthday!

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Not in the roll call but piping in anyway!

NetFlix Queue:

*Swimming Pool (I heard one of the main actress is worth watching)
King Kong
Munich
Devil Wears Prada
Smartest Guys in the Room


Thank You for Smoking

Posted by: Early September is here | July 12, 2007 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Jasno, A.K.A Andy Griffith of the Blog,

Can we get a new thread my man? How much vacation do you have built up dude? Time for a break from the homestead. In spite of the relative lack of news, we could use a new photo, (K. Mitchell RIP) and some new Threads with big boy content.

Here are some topic ideas;

Cooley negotiations. What gives here, he deserves a new deal so he can "focus" on the new season. Or are the skins trying to lever out a motivated year from him..hedging against injury...THEN give him the new deal next offseason? Sometimes works like Betts, sometimes not. Not worth the gamble on Cooley.

Draft pick signings? Only the Michigan TE in camp? Only 11 business days till camp starts..what gives?? How far apart are Blades, Landry, also how about some detail about why Sartz was picked ahead of Blades and yet so many people have already written Sartz off??

Supplemental draft? Can anyone explain again how this works? I see a monster O-Tackle from Maryland 6' 10 350 is available as well as a shut down corner that held Calvin Johnson in check in college last year. Any chance the Skins go after either of these guys?? Any interest from the Skins in 8 games of Tank Johnson? Briggs?

Get the band wagon moving again Bru....

The French LB Gardent who Skins sponsored to Niffle Europa caught on with the dirty birds of ATL yesterday, I thought you liked him, with all the league of extraordinary LB's the Skins have amassed to battle it out in camp, how come he was not in the mix?

NOTE: This posting was provided for the express purpose of illiciting a response from Andy La Canforna or other broad minded bloggers and is not subject to or to be held up for, ridicule postings from the supremely informed Fife Dog Nate or his army of Fifes.

Posted by: Green Bullet | July 12, 2007 9:43 AM | Report abuse

JM220 go have a twizzler......

F healthy choices!!!!!

Posted by: chris Larry | July 12, 2007 9:46 AM | Report abuse

I like your style Green Bullet....provacative, respectful, funny....

I could not agree MORE on changing the skins post web page (although I dont think thats Janso's job) BUT SOMEONE ENOUGH KEVIN MITCHELL (RIP).....mix it up post a diiferent pick my gawd!

I agree too this blog is too active by the users...to be a "production value" lame as it is...more pics, video and live links...and maybe an autobot that posts new "open mike" style threads when there is no official post....Other blogs I read the writer(s) have canned short topics that are set to post daily.

Just sayin....

Posted by: chris Larry | July 12, 2007 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Okay you all have to ride Zeese a little bit for that team. Arrington but no Monte Coleman? And I guess the team is so good you won't be needing a punter. But I would suggest one J. Theismann.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 9:52 AM | Report abuse

I think we need a weekly update by one of the regs up here to tell what's been happening in our bloggy world. I check in every now and then, but haven't been keeping up.

Did Nate move to NYC? Did Diddy's startup get off the ground? Did Lisa and JM220 get hooked up yet? Any other juicy things happen this offseason?

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | July 12, 2007 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Check this out...

Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 70th birthday on July 13th. Apparently, if your birthday also falls on July 13, you get a free DOZEN Original Krispy Kreme doughnuts at their retail shops. See website for details.

http://www.krispykreme.com/

We have a 12th (Happy B-day SF, from the Dark Side) and a 14th, but no 13th?

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:00 AM | Report abuse

dame's bday is on 7/13 according to sfskin above

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, SMACK. My friend's sons birthday is tomorrow, I'll pass that along. What goes better than 3 year olds and doughnuts? Okay, don't answer that.

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | July 12, 2007 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Pulldownclaw! Good seeing you up here. Where have you been?

I don't think any of the things you asked about has come true yet... although jm220 is such a gentleman that we'd probably never know for sure about item #3.

HAIL

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 10:25 AM | Report abuse

You are right Nate.

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Okay, here's a vaguely interesting topic in the form of a game: pick a date and time when you think the blog's 100,000th comment will be posted.

Everyone's guesses will be up here, obviously. We can come up with some kind of prize for the person who guesses closest without going over.

Hint: in eleven months and twelve days of bloggage (since August 1, 2006), we have amassed about 65,500 comments.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Winner gets a Heavy Metal Parking Lot DVD autographed by Chris Cooley.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

The 100,000th comment will be posted on October 29th, 4pm Eastern.

Our stunning defeat of the Patriots in Foxboro will drive RI nation to a frenzy and put us over the edge. (Look at me with the predictions.)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday sfskin.

Jurgensen - QB
Larry Brown - RB
Monte Coleman - LB over LA
Mosley - K

Posted by: LH | July 12, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday, sfskin! I hope you have a great day.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Okay, I'm here. I'm back.

¡Feliz Cumpleaños! and Happy Birthday, sfskin!

Posted by: MV Dame (25) | July 12, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Hey, everybody, como esta frijole? (how you bean?)

I didn't take the time to read 450+ posts, but do we have anything going in today's supplemental draft? Should we have anything going in today's supplemental?

Posted by: Neil in Durango | July 12, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

To confirm... Yes, my birthday is tomorrow, Friday the 13th of July.

And my dad and brother both celebrate theirs on the 14th. Obviously, my sicko dad carefully planned it all out, but he didn't take into account that I would come one day early since I didn't want to share my birthday...

Posted by: MV Dame (26) | July 12, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

mmmmmmmm Krispy Kremes...

Unfortunately, the Vineyard doesn't have any Krispy Kremes up here, nor does it really have any other chains. There is one DQ, but no McDonald's, BK, Wendy's, Starbucks, 7-11, crap like that...

Posted by: MV Dame (27) | July 12, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of funny commercials, anyone seen the one for the DQ Flamethrower burger where they're all trying to not exhale? That one absolutely killed me and I've been dying to see it again...

Posted by: MV Dame (28) | July 12, 2007 11:53 AM | Report abuse

JustMe, truth be told, the only one of those songs I know is "Is It Just Me?" by The Darkness. Terrific song...

Posted by: MV Dame (29) | July 12, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I p*ssed myself laughing when I saw the "Spider-Pig" bit on the previews.

kost, doesn't that happen on a regular basis, Spider-Pig or not?

Posted by: MV Dame (30) | July 12, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Top 5 non-cartoon, non-comedy 80's shows:

1. MacGyver
2. Air Wolf
3. Manimal
4. Knight Rider
5. Miami Vice

Honorable mentions: The A-Team, Scarecrow and Mrs King, Magnum PI

Posted by: MV Dame (31) | July 12, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Green Bullet one of those 4th-tier superheroes, along with the likes of SnotMan and ValleyGirl? I think Bullet was one of those who stood around and talked alot but never really did anything.

Posted by: Rich J. | July 12, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

We're sitting at 64,527. Need 473 more within the next 12 hours. I'll do it myself if I have to, dagnabbit!

Posted by: MV Dame (32) | July 12, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

And what about The Green Lantern?

Posted by: MV Dame (33) | July 12, 2007 12:07 PM | Report abuse

We're gonna make it, MV Dame. By golly, we're gonna make it.

And I think I stipulated 65k by midnight Pacific (the local time where sfskin's birthday is being celebrated), so that buys us three more hours of cricket chirping.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

JM,
I clipped your last soliloquy to share with others. Nice piece of work.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:15 PM | Report abuse

MV Dame, when do you project our surpassing 100k comments? How about a more immediate goal, 75k? I think we're going to see the pace pick up considerably once camp begins.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Top 5 non-cartoon, non-comedy 80's shows:

1. MacGyver
2. Air Wolf
3. Manimal
4. Knight Rider
5. Miami Vice

Honorable mentions: The A-Team, Scarecrow and Mrs King, Magnum PI

Posted by: MV Dame (31) | July 12, 2007 12:01 PM

The were all cartoon/comdeies. That's what makes them what they are.

Manimal?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

i am hungree!

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Here's a group of noteworthy Redskins who were all on the 1972 roster. All of them merit consideration for your "all time" team.

RB Larry Brown
DB Pat Fischer
LB Chris Hanburger
FB Charlie Harraway
C Len Hauss
QB Sonny Jurgensen
G/T Ray Schoenke
TE Jerry Smith
DT/DE Diron Talbert
WR/RB * Charley Taylor

Posted by: Ecole Ancien | July 12, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Midnight Pacific works for me. I also think your idea of predicting when we'll hit 100K is a good one, but I just need to get through this marathon day first.

Are you going to keep track of people's predictions?

Posted by: MV Dame (34) | July 12, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

JM,
It needs a name. How about.
"The shining the light of our awareness"

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey - how about me?!?!?

Posted by: Jim Lachey | July 12, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm anticipating a camp-quickened pace so still cautiously optimistic that we'll be in some kind of position to make a 100K push by opening game. But I'll also try to do some more in-depth number crunching this weekend to try to nail down some more immediate goals (75K, 81K for AMTTS, etc.)...

Posted by: MV Dame (35) | July 12, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

35332
It's too hard, it's too hard.
Larry Brown is a lock though (Riggo would be the third and short power back)

Charlie Taylor too.

Sammy or Sonny? That alone is an unsolvable puzzle.

But I'd go with Sonny, just cause I saw him play as a mini-stumped.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Revisiting MGP duets, in particular "The Girl Is Mine" by MJ and McCartney... my favorite bit: their use of the word "doggone."

"...because the doggone girl is mine..."

Posted by: MV Dame (36) | July 12, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Dame, I'll keep track of the 'when will we hit 100k' predictions if we actually get any submissions. Some thrilling game, huh? I am starting to wonder if we're the only ones who care!! Well, us and Cindy.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the birthday wishes kids! I'm usually pretty blase about the day but you guys have made it exciting.


I vote for Sonny at QB and Lachey for sure. Monte Coleman over LA actually Wilbur Marshall over LA too.

Ecole Ancien - nice very nice. We should all have foreign versions of our names.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Incidentally, some months ago I bought the Thriller (Special Edition) CD from Amazon for $6.99. An absolute steal!

Posted by: MV Dame (37) | July 12, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Currently got my eye on Bryan Adams' Reckless which is holding steady at $7.97 (and also contains the Tina Turner duet It's Only Love). Another 98 cents and that baby's mine...

Posted by: MV Dame (38) | July 12, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

We can do 100k! Consider we've done 15,000 in the most downtime of the year with many regulars bowing out so I believe!

I'm betting that there a bunch of coked up hamsters like me who might actually watch more of the preseason games which will fill oodles of posts. Forget about all the training camp triumphs and shabingi.

I predict 100k by 12:12pm EST September 9th.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I am starting to wonder if we're the only ones who care!!

I stopped wondering a long time ago...

Posted by: MV Dame (39) | July 12, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Nate,
I'm with MVDame, the guy that wants to download the numbers and project them out.

But, 65K/11months/30days = 196 posts per day.
Say 35K/200 posts per day = 175 days

That's 1/3/2008.

But that's not my guess...that just means LET's Pic it up peeps

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

And Nate trust me I care, man I CARE!

Actually probably way too much. Good thing I started therapy a few months back.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Any word on Lisa's state of dress today?

: )

jm - you know you've had a passing thought.

: )

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

sfskin,
Wilbur! All the rest of us hamsters are sleeping. He's a lock.

Nice plural usage of the S word, too

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Question is, will the blog generate more comments if the Real News turns out to be more bad than good, as was the case last season?

Perish the thought of another poor season, I know. But now that the blog is well-established it will be interesting to see the ebb and flow over the course of the season.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I will admit I spent about a half hour mulling over many spots. There were only some positions/players that were "locks" in my opinion. Monk, Dexter, Green, most of the hogs. I was split between Sammy and Sonny too. Personally I picked Sammy because of the wide held opinion that he revolutionized the forward pass.

But not all my options were perfect, and I made them for that reason, to foster debate on them. Huff for example, was more of a Giant in his career then a Skin. I knew LaVar was contrivercial, but I feel like he was an amazing player in dark times on the skins, if he had ever been played allong with another great OLB we would have been near unstopable, but I cannot think of a time where he started with anone near his caliber on the LB squad, maybe Troter? maybe? The fullback I picked, is the only one I was able to find that the Skins had make the pro-bowl. In all fairness we should allow 2-3 RB 4-5 WR, 2 TE.

Posted by: 35332 | July 12, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Here's a few answers for Lame Bullet.

"Cooley negotiations".

Most contract negotiations are private. You'll hear about when it actually happens. (News Flash! There is this thing called the Salary Cap. When there isn't much room, there aren't many negotiations.)

"Draft pick signings? Only the Michigan TE in camp? Only 11 business days till camp starts..what gives??"

It is this way every year with almost every team. Blame the agents, most of whom are trying to earn themselves a few extra dollars.

"Supplemental draft? Can anyone explain again how this works?"

If you can post to a blog, you can do a Google search. (The answers are out there - somewhere.)

"This posting was provided for the express purpose of illiciting a response from Andy La Canforna or other broad minded bloggers and is not subject to or to be held up for, ridicule postings"

Sorry, Bullet Boy - you don't get to decide this; we do. You don't like it? Too bad.

Posted by: Bitey Dog | July 12, 2007 12:54 PM | Report abuse

To make the 100K, we're gonna need to get some "shameless promotion"

Jasno needs to integrate some links to the RI blog from front page Redskins features.

How about it. The Danny has littered the homepage with links to the Extremelypainfulltonavigate Skins blog.

And cHris LaRRY,
I say add a few links and photos here, but generally less is more....lets' keep it clean.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, I am in the office today so wearing a green dress and black high heel pumps :)

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

100,000 will be reached on October 8th at 11:13am, after I post 17,000 times about whooping up on kost in the Fantasy League.

Posted by: LE SMAQUE (nee SMACK) | July 12, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Stumped:

I say more pics/limks/vids on the officiall posts not comments.....you wouldnt like to pics of the refrences, or shots of practice or cooley/portis latest outfit or youtube clips that highlight pop culture refrences...I KNOW i WOULD

Posted by: CHRIS larry | July 12, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I can't wait for the new season to start so we can get the weekly ticket-scalping reports from "Our Man at the FedEx Parking Lot". (Sponsored by Popeye's, of course.)

Posted by: Where are you, Ricky Bobby? | July 12, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

"U-bend blockers" RULE.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Playear Update | July 12, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

top 5 web sites:

1. google
e. washingtonpost

worst sites if you want to pay for info especially when they just steal shti from other free web sites:

1. ESPN
T. ESPN
4. ESPN

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Well done jm220!

Posted by: P Diddy | July 12, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Sammy Baugh is clearly the best Redskin QB ever.

And he is clearly our best punter ever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Baugh

Happy B-day sfskin!

Posted by: charlie | July 12, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Aw, charlie, you gotta throw Jeff Hayes under the bus like that?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

From today's chat with Sally Jenkins:

Sausalito, Calif.: Hi Sally-

I look forward to checking out your new book.

Could you please comment on the phenomenon regarding your Redskins columns, where you write a negative article about the Redskins (as you did in November 2005) and the team goes on a winning streak, but when you write a positive article (as you did in January 2006) the team loses?

Could you also please refrain from writing a positive article about the Redskins this year? Your last article was quite negative, and fans are hoping you'll allow the team to ride your reverse-jinx through the season.

Thanks!

Sally Jenkins: You've noticed that??? Me too! It's absolutely true. Whenever I show up, they lose. I'm convinced I was what killed their chances in the playoff game against Seattle.

Seriously though, it's a lot more fun for all of the sportswriters at the Washington Post when the team wins. Me included. Everybody gets along better in a winning franchise, the players are more candid and the coaches more expansive. For instance, the Colts have been a lot of fun to visit the last couple of years, because they're so relaxed, Dungy will chat for an hour after practice and tell you whatever you want to know.

Hopefully, when the Redskins do win, I'll give credit where it's due. And I'll talk to my boss about how to break this jinx. Maybe we'll burn some herbs, or something, in my office.

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Matt Turk was a fine ball-striker.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Fakey McFakerson here... I was born in DC, and when every anywhere other than MD, I could not tell people I was from Derwood... they would never understand. Shti, some peeps in MoCo did not know where Derwood was.... Think Shady Grove Metro

Posted by: Zebra | July 12, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Muga! Nice to see you! I'm not even going to check and see if what you shared is true. It's too perfect to be ruined by veracity issues.

Cyn Cyty - if Sally writes a nice article can you "lose it" in your files? We in the Skins Nation would be eternally grateful.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Well Nate, it's time to put your money where your mouth is, honkie boy!

This is the entire wiki entry for your man.

"Jeff Hayes was a punter with a 6-year career in the NFL. He played in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XVIII for the Washington Redskins."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hayes

Go at it!

Posted by: charlie | July 12, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

And what about The Green Lantern?

Posted by: MV Dame (33) | July 12, 2007 12:07 PM

The Green Lantern was the man!
sfskin, you know that just wasn't right. I trying to do work here. LMGO

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

And a happy birthday to you, sfskin.

I didn't think Jenkins would touch my question when I posted it, but low and behold, she actually feels guilty about her jinx on the Skins.

Unfortunate that she still feels the need to write positive articles about Gibbs and Co., but I'm hoping her fellow columnists and her editors will prevent her from any glowing reviews if the team gets off to a strong start.

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Listen up, party people... 900 is the magic number. We hit that on this here thread -- assuming neither JLC nor Cyn Cyty post another -- then we'll surely get 65K. And we'll have a new single-thread record of 900+...

Posted by: MV Dame (40) | July 12, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I wanted to find my alternate language name, so I picked the language which best represents my heritage. German... do you know what the translation of Zebra is in Germanic? Huh?.... wait for it.... ZEBRA!!

Posted by: Zebra | July 12, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Muga,

LMGO,
Did anyone ask her: Who shot LaRon?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Flag on the play,

On sfskin for... no wait... thats not a flag... thats a yellow birday card.

Happy Birthday... my present to you, represent the flag all day on the blog. I am out for the day... sorry I cant push more towards the mark, kid is sick.

Watch the haters and highjackers!

Posted by: Zebra | July 12, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if anyone has ever linked to this -- Riggo touting subscriptions to Field & Stream.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsCIg5fGboQ

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Buon Compleanno, sfskin!

Posted by: quattro e dodici | July 12, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Where has the regular "jeff hayes" gone? i liked that dude....

remember the fake pdiddy what an azz

Posted by: chRIS larry | July 12, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

this is hard. i'm running out of shti to say...

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

シマウマ

There you go, Zebra, you in Japanese.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I never did see your review of the Steve Spurrier book that you won on the race to 10K (geez, wasn't that years ago?)...

Why don't you tell us about that?

Posted by: MV Dame (41) | July 12, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Lets play over/under:

-2500 passing yards for Soupy

- Conbined 2300 running yards for two-headed ledell/portis beast

- 7 Sacks for Andre Carter

- 50 catches ARE

- The number of WR on roster by opening day: 6

- Def overall ranking #15

Posted by: chRIS larry | July 12, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

incredible but true... my office is flooding because of an accidentally cut pipe. gotta shut down. (seventh floor of one of the biggest buildings in Portland.) WOW.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Happy birthday sfskin!

Posted by: Tronçoned (nee Stumped) | July 12, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

-2500 passing yards for Soupy OVER

- Conbined 2300 running yards for two-headed ledell/portis beast OVER

- 7 Sacks for Andre Carter PUSH

- 50 catches ARE OVER

- The number of WR on roster by opening day: 6 UNDER

- Def overall ranking #15 OVER

Posted by: cHRis larry | July 12, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

It wasn't from yesterday's earthquake in Camby was it Nate?

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

So if you don't believe the Sally Jenkins post, you really aren't going to believe this one:

I was in Cabo two weeks ago for a bachelor party, and my brother pointed out the 6'8" guy across the room he had just been talking to - Todd Wade.

We were partying with a group of girls who knew the very attractive girl Todd was enjoying the evening with, so we ended up partying with him later that night. He wasn't too interested in talking about the Redskins, but he did talk a little about playing guard, and he seemed really down about it. Based on his comments, it sounds like the coaches aren't too high on him playing guard this year, and he may be switched back to back-up at tackle.


Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Nice inside dope mugamack!

Posted by: chRis larry | July 12, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

been away for awhile, took me 2 days to catch up on this thing. Some of you know the story of my wife's and mine first adoption and what happened but finally good news.... adopted a baby boy last week and he came home on friday Thought I would share and add to the count.

Posted by: connskins | July 12, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Connskins - Congratulations! Does he have a Skins onesy yet? : )

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 2:56 PM | Report abuse

connskins that made my day brother. Congratulations

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, as a matter of fact he was wearing one yesterday, because my Giant fan neighbors were coming over.

Posted by: connskins | July 12, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Yes, connskins, Congratulations! How old is your new son? We adopted my little sister when she was exactly 2 months old...

I was 3 and a half at the time and I'm told -- if you can believe this; I sure don't -- that all I kept asking was, "When do we take her back?"

Posted by: MV Dame (42) | July 12, 2007 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I give all my friends who are new parents a Cowboys onesy, and in the card I always say "There will come a day when everything else is dirty, and you'll cave in".

Congrats, connskins

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

connskins - well played sir! Well played!


sfpelle = sfskin en Italiano

Posted by: sfpelle | July 12, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

thanks dame!

here's the gist of the Spurrier book:

Spurrier is an undisputed genius. most beloved personality in the world.

and he thinks that danny is a little punk. he's got the "i know i'm short, fat and ugly with a small dcik but check out my wife and my bank account so i know what i'm doing" complex.

and we'll always have osaka!

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

mv, he was born on 6/18/07, as you did we adopted my little sister when i was 5 and apparently I did the same thing. I too don't remember. My 7 year old has not asked that question yet but if the nite time crying keeps up I am sure he will

Posted by: connskins | July 12, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, before it ever came to that, I'd file for divorce and let her keep the onesy...

Posted by: MV Dame (43) | July 12, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

man smack thats whack....

congrats connskins!!!!

Posted by: chRis larry | July 12, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Reading what I wrote - I just need to make this clear - Wade didn't tell me HE thought they'd be switching him back to tackle - that was my inference from his attitude and discussion of his learning curve at guard.

That, and I think he wanted to get back to talking to the extremely hot girl he was doing shots with.

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Too cool connskins, too cool!

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Outstanding, connskins! My brother, like your elder son, was 7 at the time my sister arrived. I don't believe he ever asked when she was going back, but I'm also told that he didn't speak a whole lot back then...

Posted by: MV Dame (44) | July 12, 2007 3:12 PM | Report abuse

no takers on over/under huh.....

Posted by: chRis larry | July 12, 2007 3:12 PM | Report abuse

cL, some days selling a new topic is a crapshoot up here...

Posted by: MV Dame (45) | July 12, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

connskins, I'm guessing you live in CT? If so, where?

Posted by: MV Dame (46) | July 12, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

there are other possibilities for onesy, such as.... well I am sure you know what babies can do, and in that case you can use it as disposable.
chrRis larry one would hope that the defense would be under 15 (meaning 1-14) Is 50 catches for ARE even reasonable?, He would have to average 3+ a game. I hope he does that and more, but there are a bunch of options to throw to right now

Posted by: connskins | July 12, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

When do we take her back?"

Posted by: MV Dame (42) | July 12, 2007 03:02 PM
LMGO!!!!!!

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

mv, milford

Posted by: connskins | July 12, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I think my dad and his VW bus broke down in Milford once; had to drive up from DC to retrieve him. Right now, some of my cousins live a little north of you in Bethany.

And back in the day (88-90), when my dad was still in the CG and we were stationed at the academy in New London, we lived in Waterford.

I mean, not that anyone cares, but it's one more post...

Posted by: MV Dame (47) | July 12, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

any day traders out there? you must be kicking a$$ today.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Been there done that...
You haven't lived until you've broken down in slower DelaWhere.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Actually, in what places have we Insiders lived...

Me:

1. Portsmouth, VA
2. Washington, DC
3. San Juan, PR
4. New York, NY
5. Waterford, CT
6. assorted DC suburbs, MD
7. Martha's Vineyard, MA

Posted by: MV Dame (48) | July 12, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

dealer, can you please explain to me your love affair with flippin Steve Spurrier????

Click...Clack....

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Then I must have really lived...

I broke down down the night before new years eve in DeleWhere in 1997 the night the Skins were playing San Fran on Sunday Night football during the Norv playoff run year. I was on my way home from DC to NY after the hollidays.....I was mostly freaked out b/c I didnt want to miss the game....luckily they had it in the motel we had to get to wait for car to be fixed......

Skins won, I watched some cornorary avoided. My GF had never watched a game with me and was mildly freaked out....also the white trash convience store clerk offered me a BJ when I went to get the future Ms Larry and I a snack.........I declined...

Posted by: chris larry | July 12, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

coventry, ri
warwick, ri
greenwich, ct
milford, ct
not many...

Posted by: connskins | July 12, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Lisa...couldn't agree more...F SPURRIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: chris larry | July 12, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Umm, cL, what town was that? And what convenience store, please?

Posted by: MV Dame (49) | July 12, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

The Spurrier years were the lowest I have ever felt as Skins fan......

My list:

1. Fairfax, VA
2. Richmond, VA
3. Peoria, ILL
4. Harrisonburg, VA
5. Kill Devil Hills, NC
6 Brooklyn, NY
7. Arlington, VT

Posted by: CHRIS larry | July 12, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Marshall, MI
Miami, FL
Columbus, OH
Golden, CO
Wash, DC
Arlington & Alexandria, VA
Burtonsville, MD

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm SMACK i don't see TX on there.......

Posted by: chRIS larry | July 12, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

cL, I was just looking at a map of Cape Hatteras, and saw Kill Devil Hills on there. I'm going there for a week in August and I think I'll be the only boozehound there. And words of advice, or yes, convenience store recommendations?

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

CL,
LMGO

That's classic.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm SMACK i don't see TX on there.......

Posted by: chRIS larry | July 12, 2007 03:57 PM

I may be crazy, but I ain't stupid.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

SMACK:

That area is the bomb....plenty of places to drink...Hatteras a bit south of the area I know well....

One think I know eat at JK Restuarant in KDH....another good spot to drink is Chille Peppers in KDH

They do Rock Shows at a place called Port O' Call....


Posted by: chRIS larry | July 12, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Click...Clack....

LMGO!!!! that is funny stuff lisa! is that really you up here?

i didn't like the "spurrier years" either but i think it has been more of "the snyder years" than norv/marty/spurrier/gibbs years. na'Mean?

i love spurrier for putting up with czaban and snyder. the guy never gave that gibbs/that dude up in baltimore, billick look to the press. he had a worthless/crap of an nfl offense and he never complained, not to the media or the public.

for those things i love spurrier. and there're a gazillions of things to dislike him but that's true with everyone.

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

cL, I don't see DC on there, er, uh, MD.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Thanks cL, hopefully I can get my arse out of the timeshare now and then and find someplace to watch preseason football.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

a. Tacoma, WA
4. Sperryville, VA
8. Little Washington, VA
i) McClean, VA
g) Rixeyville, VA
o. Orange, VA
1, Newark, DE
9 Stone Harbor, NJ
9 Big Springs, WV
7 Stowe, VT
7. Bleaksburg, VA
9. Alexandria,VA
10. PDX

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Is this the record for most comments on a post? I couldn't get through more than a couple hundred before I tapped out like Ken Shamrock in the Octagon.

For the roles (think it was Zebra right?), the Governor just governs. He could be on a board of governors, or govern his own house. It's all he wants to do. He's like a small animal looking to burrow his way to another place. He just burrows.

JM, it hasn't been said enough, hooray for you man. Outstanding efforts. I hit myself with a hammer on my huevos because I'll never be a fraction of the man you are.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | July 12, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

a. Tacoma, WA
4. Sperryville, VA
8. Little Washington, VA
i) McClean, VA
g) Rixeyville, VA
o. Orange, VA
1, Newark, DE
9 Stone Harbor, NJ
9 Big Springs, WV
7 Stowe, VT
7. Bleaksburg, VA
9. Alexandria,VA
10. PDX

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 04:07 PM


Man that Witness Protection Program sounds like a b!tch.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

dealer, believe it or not, I'm a funny person with a wicked sense of humor...except when my Skins are being dissed or tormented.

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Green Bullet is what Barney Fife has/had (Qty 1) in his service revolver.

I like Nate, I noticed he uses the Fife monicker occaisonally, so he remembers my post from way back.

I can't find an explanation of the supplemental draft, though I tried some minimal googling. I thought other psuedo experts might be lurking...I saw another poster was interested it seemed.

I notice that the bloggy used to be loaded with explanations and helpful info to increase an occiaisonal Tom Glancy sort of blogger such as myslef gain insight, but is now more loaded (not bad- but different) with ramblings about various insider topics mainly non football. There was always an element of that before, but tied to the common thread of the Skins. Now the content seems like 50% Skins, 35% other w/some value, 15% just filler crap.

Bitey Dog, and others, I don't think I'll ever be a cap expert but I'd be interested
in getting some more of those "insights" Jasno was slinging before the vacation period. Post draft feedback on our picks, news from agents, anonymous GM's, and tasty rumors from around the league.

Your claim that I sit on the sidelines and ask for information is accurate. My contribution was the spoon to stir the bowl, Jasno and others with skills and knowledge get to throw in the batter.

Posted by: Mayberry RFD | July 12, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

In November 2004, I broke down in the middle of nowhere. Literally. Ely, Nevada. It's about 250 miles from Vegas, 250 miles from Salt Lake, and 300 miles from Reno. No cell phone reception at all.

Stuck there for two weeks while the garage special-ordered a radiator. My car was finally ready at 10:00 am West Coast time on Tuesday, November 23rd. I had to hightail it approximately 2660 miles back to the East Coast to my parents' place on MV for Thanksgiving dinner.

Made it in 50 hours, through two separate snowstorms, and including 6 hours of sleep at some crappy motel somewhere in Iowa...

Posted by: MV Dame (50) | July 12, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

AMTTS, the record is upwards of 800 posts. We're going for 900 today.

I don't think your huevos can handle it...

Posted by: MV Dame (51) | July 12, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Breakdown (6:58) - Use Your Illusion II - GNR '91

Posted by: MV Dame (52) | July 12, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, it's my experience that women from Alabama are comedic geniuses. Must be something in the water...

Posted by: MV Dame (53) | July 12, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

so if todd wade can't cut it at guard who are they gonna use? pucillo, will whittacker, lefotu? if our offense is hamstrung because these idiots didnt go out and get at least a stopgap okay starter for a year i am gonna be pissed.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

No word from Nate. So we know he has not decided to swim upstream to blog.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

F Spurrier......his years were there own form of bad seperate from rest of snyder issues...

SMACK: First of all The Skins jursidiction pre exspansion ran from Deleware to Atlanta...the south east is still mostly skins fans, especially older folks......

AND Fairfax is megaclose, NOVA...DC area so I think you get the gist....

Posted by: chrIS larry | July 12, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

steve spurrier smells like a turd covered in burnt hair

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Approaching 550 for the thread

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

So true, MVDame, living in Alabama if we don't laugh we will have to cry....

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else think about "South Pacific" and "There's Nothin' Like A Dame" when MVDame posts?

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Just giving you a hard time cL. I long since broke free from the annoying constraints of geography. And besides, Roger Staubach's jurisdiction ran from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Nope. Not me. Never heard it!

Posted by: MV Dame (54) | July 12, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Lisa can't back you up on that one.......

Posted by: chrIS larry | July 12, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

However, the only thing that will ever get me back out to Fairfax is if Three Dog Night plays the Fairfax Fair again.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Since I'm moving back to DC during the upcoming season, maybe I should take advantage of a fresh start and also change my handle. You know, so my contributions here on RI -- my posts and whatnot -- aren't so confusing to fellow Insiders.

I think I'll become "DC Dame" ha ha!

Posted by: MV Dame (55) | July 12, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I was in 'South Pacific' as a HS freshman and still remember how fun it was singing 'There Is Nothing Like a Dame'. It's a nice counterpart to 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.' Great song, great musical.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

There's Nothing Like A Dame is a GREAT song - and South Pacific a wonderful play!

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

I live for Hard Times.....

3 Dog Night...yuck...but My High School punk band "Papa Smurf and the Shrooms" did do a killer punk version of "Joy to the World"

Posted by: chris larry | July 12, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

MV, DC Dame is available, but I think DC Madame is taken.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 5:05 PM | Report abuse

The deluge has subsided... it was dicey in here. I watched a tendril of puddle reaching across the floor towards my cubicle, but it mercifully stopped short. And lucky for me, because I had only just started to fill the sandbags.

A squad of cleaning people showed up with an array of vacuums that looked like they came off the Sandcrawler. They hoovered up all the water, and now we have a dozen industrial fans blowing. Good times.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else think of West Side Story when duct-taped to a chair and forced to watch a Jets game?

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 5:07 PM | Report abuse

say, any of you tonsil ticklers know where I can score a delicious Bison burger with a side of potato salad?

Posted by: daveb55 | July 12, 2007 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Portsmouth, VA
Camden, AR (that's Arkansaw, y'all)
Charlottesville, VA
Manassas, VA
Oakland/Berkeley/Albany, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Marshall, VA
Leesburg, VA
Ashburn, VA
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Hoovers suck and fans blow.

And my humor's doing more of both by the minute...

Posted by: MV Dame (56) | July 12, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Mayberry, I think you'll see the blog round back into shape in about two weeks.

It's been vacation season for Jason and Cindy for a good reason: there just ain't any news to be gotten. Even that Todd Wade story came from a vacation.

dcsween and Ocho-Ocho/Crickets kept things rolling by gleaning everything remotely related to football from the web for a few months, but their herculean efforts to stretch the news out only magnified how quiet everything really is.

Stay tuned, buddy. The blog will be back and better than ever. Unless Jasno leaves or something. Perish the thought.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, how about "Adam's Apple"? Or "Hammered Huevos"? Are either of those taken?

Posted by: MV Dame (57) | July 12, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

For anyone headed to the Outer Banks this summer - don't miss Bubba's BBQ in Avon.

Best chopped pork sandwich in the world. And I do not say that lightly.

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

I'm aiming for an alliterative handle...

Posted by: MV Dame (58) | July 12, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse


MVD
The Store CLerk story seems to endure.

Posted by: Stumped | July 12, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

571st!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 5:29 PM | Report abuse

East-coast drive time.

(ack)

Posted by: Stumped (71) | July 12, 2007 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Early in our courtship, summer '97, the future Mrs. Nate and I were cruising southward on I-5. If you've ever done that drive in the summer, you know how brutally hot and dusty it can be out there in the Central Valley.

Whilst cruising along, we had a funny conversation about the gas gauge in her Jetta -- I was driving but just newly acquainted with the vehicle, and I kept boasting about how much further we could make it. Well, you know how most gas gauges give you a little extra on the right side of E? That Jetta didn't.

I left the future Mrs. Nate with the car while I thumbed to the next exit with service station, thanks to a proselytizing truck driver.

While I was filling up a gas can, a state trooper (CHiPs!) pulled in... he had stopped to assist my stranded damsel and then come to got me. Before allowing me to ride back with him, he had to do a full-on, lie-down-on-the-ground frisk. Thank God he stopped short of a cavity search. Needless to say, this caused quite a stir at the gas station.

When we got underway, the trooper turned onto the on ramp and punched it - we were instantly doing 110 and blowing past cars the highway. It seriously felt like the Millenium Falcon jumping to lightspeed. Then a few minutes later he did a dramatic U turn across the median and dropped me off at the car. Fantastic fun.

We have been vigilant about monitoring the fuel level ever since.

(I know, I know, not much of a story, but what the hell, it's one more in the bucket.)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Red Devil, AK
Satans Kingdom, RI
Crapo, MD
Nimrod, AR
Dickey, ME
Knob Lick, KY
Short, MS
Dwarf, KY

Posted by: Dan Snyder | July 12, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I like pie

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

ArtMonkToTheSticks you are the man brother.

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

575th!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

575th!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Great story, Nate!

Posted by: MV Dame (59) | July 12, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

OK I am OUT!

Posted by: chris larry | July 12, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

A little over 9 hours to knock out 320 posts. Who's with me?

Posted by: MV Dame (60) | July 12, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I'll play, chRIs Larry.


- 2500 passing yards for Soupy way over

- Conbined 2300 running yards for two-headed ledell/portis beast push - 1,450 for Clinton, 850 for Ladell

- 7 Sacks for Andre Carter under - but because he will get more blocking attention, the rest of the D will get more sacks

- 50 catches ARE under - but he will have two TD throws and two TD runs

- The number of WR on roster by opening day: 6 under - but really, my concerns begin and end with Moss and Lloyd

- Def overall ranking #15 over (better) we'll be back in the top ten

Posted by: chRIS larry | July 12, 2007 02:21 PM

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I shoulda broken that into multiple posts.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm a little surprised that we're struggling to maintain pace. I've done twice as many as the original plan called for -- as have quite a few others also -- yet we're barely on schedule to hit 65K. Actually we're slightly behind. Where's everyone else? The roll call list was the size of three posts!

Posted by: MV Dame (61) | July 12, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm in cause I like pie too.
hmmmmmm

Posted by: Stumped (72) | July 12, 2007 6:01 PM | Report abuse

I like panties!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

putang pie

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Want to see something cool as spit, but also scary as heck? Go to google maps and click on street view. Then click on the camera over, let's say, San Francisco (in honor of sfskin). Then go to the Golden Gate Bridge and play around with it.

It's not real time yet, but it probably will be sooner than later...

Posted by: MV Dame (62) | July 12, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

DC Dame is out, eh?

Hmm... MV/DC?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Back from birthday lunch woo!

Okay cL - convenience store story - classic!

Why is Delaware a state? I asked myself that every time I drove through it. I mean it's basically the DuPonts backyard right?

Now I ask the same question about Nevada. MV I been through Ely many times. When I go visit my friend in Idaho I always drive so me and Nevada are super friendly.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

MV/DC... nice! For Those About to Blog, we salute you...

Posted by: MV Dame (63) | July 12, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

With a lightning bolt in between the MV and DC, of course. Drawn in ink on a notebook cover. In 1982.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I like thongs

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Washington, DC
Paris, France (well Rocquencourt really)
Middlebury, VT
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Franisco, CA

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

looks like this place has been rolling since it got started yesterday, that is awesome. I couldn't even read through all the posts, and I don't really have much time so I am just putting my part in.

And Happy Birthday sfskin!

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 12, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Dang, I gotta run to a meeting. I'll catch up later.

sfskin, we're gonna do it, we're gonna get to 65k. We are!

Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Are we sharing lingere preferences now?

Do they make thongs for men? Actually I know they do I've seen them in strip clubs. . . . the horror . . . the horror.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

I like thongs

Who doesn't, jm? Who doesn't?

Posted by: MV Dame (64) | July 12, 2007 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Never give up! Never surrender!

Posted by: J. Nesbitt | July 12, 2007 6:13 PM | Report abuse

If there is one thread of posts you can buzz through or over it's this one. Gawd knows I was single handedly putting the world to sleep last night in an effort to get to 400.

BTW I think our single thread post record is over 1000 if I recall correctly.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I'm kinda partial to the Bon Scott-era, Nate. All the pre-Back and Black stuff is top notch...

Posted by: MV Dame (65) | July 12, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

The only thongs made for men that I like are the ones worn by women...

Posted by: MV Dame (66) | July 12, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I never understood how you can "accidentaly" break a major water piple or power line or gas line.

That's mostly cause I have zero construction/engineering knowledge but aren't they kinda big and hard to miss?

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

"Major Water Piple"

Now there's a handle...

Posted by: MV Dame (67) | July 12, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Stumped - SPERRYVILLE! Woo! My dad and some of his bachelor buddies bought a farm out in Woodville before they all got married. They held onto it and it remains my favorite place in the world.

I have a thousand amazing memories of weekends and summer days in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some of the prettiest country you will ever see. Anyway we used to go to the general store in Sperryville, love that town!

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I guess I miised roll call this morning.

Bad day at the office...

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | July 12, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

9) Greenbelt, MD
28) Gaithersburg, MD
44) Athens, OH
81) Bethesda, MD
69) Crofton, MD

that's way too much time in MD.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 12, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

kinda big and hard to miss?
like men's thongs?

Posted by: Stumped (73) | July 12, 2007 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Not to cause concern in or shock any of the faithful, but the size of this thread right now -- 608 -- that's about what we need to average every day to reach 100K by the Skins opening game...

Posted by: MV Dame (68) | July 12, 2007 6:26 PM | Report abuse

sfskin- Since I was born in DC, am I still a Fakey Mcfakinator if I say I'm from DC?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 12, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

sfskins,
I'm a hillbilly from way back.

My GF was the MD (mountain doctor) up in Rppnck/madisn cos for many, many ,many years, back when they use to make house calls.

He lived in Sperryville, but had a farm/orchard he use to go to on weekends too (Like having a swimming pool in the Caribbean).

It was in the shadow of OlRag, that's the source of my fondest childhood memories.

Watchin Chris Hamburger and Sonny in B&W with my gf and F.

small world.

Posted by: Stumped (74) | July 12, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

You know, my G'burg connection and what not.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 12, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I love Fridays, not as good as Saturday or Sunday, but still bloody good!

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 6:35 PM | Report abuse

rub it in KOST.

Posted by: Stumped (75) | July 12, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

^^^^^******#######%%%%%%>>>>>>>>>{}}}{{}}{}{}{}{}{}[[]][[]][[]][[]][[]]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 6:37 PM | Report abuse

U-BEND blockers RULE!

Posted by: Stumped (76) | July 12, 2007 6:37 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, I'm pretty sure we haven't had a Thousand-Threader yet. I went back a little and found this:

In ascending order, Cyn Cyty:

703 - Web Chat Today - 4/26/07

708 - This Week in Redskins - 5/29/07

764 - The 2007 Schedule - 4/11/07

819 - Clearing Up The Briggs Trade (the 50K thread) - 4/27/07

Posted by: MV Dame | June 4, 2007 02:25 PM

Posted by: MV Dame (69) | July 12, 2007 6:38 PM | Report abuse

It's all good Stumped...he's in the middle of winter right now.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 12, 2007 6:40 PM | Report abuse

And on that note, I am heading out for an early birthday dinner myself, being sponsored by one of my younger cousins. I will check in later to make sure we get to 900/65K. But again...

Happy Birthday, sfskin!

Posted by: MV Dame (70) | July 12, 2007 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Never had a 700+ thread during the season? surprising.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 12, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

[edit] Supplemental Draft

In late summer, the NFL also holds a Supplemental Draft to accommodate players who did not enter the regular draft because they thought they still had academic eligibility to play college football. Draft order is determined by a weighted system that is divided into three groupings. First come the teams that had six or fewer wins last season, followed by non-playoff teams that had more than six wins, followed by the 12 playoff teams. In the supplemental draft, a team is not required to use any picks. Instead, if a team wants a player in the supplemental draft, they submit a "bid" to the Commissioner with the round they would pick that player. If no other team places a bid on that player at an earlier spot, the team is awarded the player and has to give up an equivalent pick in the following year's draft. (For example, RB Tony Hollings was taken by the Houston Texans in the second round of the Supplemental Draft in 2003; thus, in the 2004 NFL Draft, the Texans forfeited a second-round pick.)

The 1985 Supplemental Draft was particularly controversial. Bernie Kosar of the University of Miami earned his academic degree a year early but did not enter the regular draft that year. Rather than finish his eligibility at Miami, he entered into talks with his favorite team, the Cleveland Browns. They advised Kosar to delay his professional eligibility until after the regular draft. They then traded for the right to choose first in the Supplemental Draft. This angered many clubs, notably the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, who had expressed interest in choosing him in that season's regular draft. Many of today's Supplemental Draft rules aim at preventing a recurrence of this incident.

As of 2006, players who enter the Supplemental Draft usually are graded as players who should be drafted at a later round, or who have college eligibility problems (poor academic or discipline issues). Only 34 players have been taken since the NFL instituted the Supplemental Draft in 1977.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

4-12 you are no Fakey McFakerson as you were born in DC. You are a native!

I get touchy about this for totally irrational reasons. People don't think there is such a thing as a DC native (and for the really blind a white one at that). Well being a native of one of the last of the US colonies I wear the badge proudly. I've got my last DC license plate hanging in my classroom.

So when Fakey McFakersons mayors of Fakeville talk about coming from DC when in fact they lived like 30 miles away well uh uh!

You Fakey had taxation WITH representation. You Fakey were not the Congress' little plaything for stupid programs. You Fakey didn't have a crack smokin' mayor. And you Fakey, how many afternoons did you spend in BK drinking beer? Or having a late night snack at Steak n'Egg? Or eating the best dang fried chicken at this place on GA Ave that I can't for the life of me remember?

Fight for ole DC! WOO!

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

I have bizarrely strong hometown pride.

CD transfer update - Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits what a great song! Hadn't listened to it in years.

Posted by: sfskin | July 12, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Whew! Got me fired up sfskin. Think I'll go engage in some aggresive driving on the beltway.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 12, 2007 6:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm with you MVDame, Bon Scott is a champ! How can you not love a guy who drank so much that he choked on his own vomit in the back of a taxi.

His grave in Fremantle has been heritage listed.

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Over/Under

Todd Wade, starting Guard: 8 games.

I'm going under.

Leron Landry, starting Safety: 14 games.

Over

Jason Campbell, 300 yard games: 1

um... under

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Romeo and Juliet is a classic, but it's no Waiting Room by Fugazi.

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 7:01 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if anyone remembered to meet Jasno in Bethesda for drinks this evening. There doesn't seem to be a single mention of it here today.

Posted by: Otter | July 12, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

I hate AC/DC's music about as much as I hate the Dallas Cowboys and the rantings of their fans. Mostly they are similar types of annoying and mindless noise.

Posted by: Otter (2) | July 12, 2007 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Bon Scott choked on his own vomit, though that story has been out there for a while. He simply drank too much and passed out in a car while it was below freezing outside. Woke up dead.

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Summer in the DC area sucks if you have to stay in town and work. I still can't figure out why the founding fathers thought a hot, steamy swamp was a good place to locate a central government.

Posted by: Otter (3) | July 12, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't there be a designated drinking-while-blogging volunteer at every RI get-together? Can't they find a bar with WiFi? Or at least some Fugazi and Bad Brains on the jukebox?

Posted by: mugamack | July 12, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday, sfskin!!!

I don't think we are going to make it to 65K for you, but it's not for a lack of trying.

Posted by: Otter (4) | July 12, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

I think it's being held at an undisclosed location, at least undisclosed to me. There was talk of a deck, so I was assuming Caddies or Steamers. Of course, as the town loner, I can't make an appearance at the mixers.

Now you kids get outta my yard!

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I know I should be using the Dealer-authorized numbering system for my posts, but it requires too much time scrolling to figure out where the total is going.

My apologies, Dealer.

Posted by: Otter (5) | July 12, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Major props today to Lisa for some amazingly well-timed and funny posts.

1) "Naked"
2) "South Pacific"
3) "Click Clack"

Classic stuff, Lisa!

Posted by: Otter (6) | July 12, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

JM220 -

You are The Man!

If I had kids who needed an additional role model in life, I would be introducing them to you.

Thank you!

Posted by: Otter (7) | July 12, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Otter!

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I love when this old computer and browser I use sometimes don't display the blog web page properly. It's always interesting to see the end result when the typing is invisible.

Posted by: Otter (8) | July 12, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

It's so much cooler to choke on somebody else's vomit.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 7:38 PM | Report abuse

mugamack - Nice work, you're right, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Scott Things you learn here hey!

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe I missed most of the movie chat last week. Lots of really good stuff and yet so many notable movies somehow overlooked. (Did anyone even mention "Galaxy Quest"? It's a must-see for fans of Star Trek, etc. Very funny stuff!)

Posted by: Otter (9) | July 12, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Otter - Come on mate, they aren't that bad! I'm not that big a fan of the Brian Johnson era, but that older Bon stuff, Dirty Deeds, Jailbreak etc. that was some cool rockin' stuff!

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Still talking movies, "Local Hero" is one of those indy-type movies that you rarely hear about but are worth finding. A couple of well-known actors in a small, funny, off-beat movie with an interesting theme or two. Music by Mark Knofler (of Dire Straits).

Posted by: Otter (10) | July 12, 2007 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with you about AC/DC, Otter. I put them in league with Tom Petty and ZZTop. They are okay at what they do, I just don't want to be there when they're doing it.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Hi Kost. How's the Aussie winter?

Sorry, but I am an equal opportunity AC/DC hater. When any of their music appears on the radio, I turn the radio off or change the station quickly. Musically, they may be fine, but I can't take that screaming they try to pretend is singing.

Posted by: Otter (11) | July 12, 2007 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I check the Internets diligently every morning, hoping to find an article that the tour bus of either Tom Petty or John Mellencamp (or both!) has failed to negotiate a tricky switchback mountain road and has plummeted 2,500 ft. into a raging river. LOL!

Posted by: Otter (12) | July 12, 2007 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Favorite Aussie Rock Groups - None

Honorable Mention - Men at Work, INXS

Most Hated - AC/DC, Little River Band

Posted by: Otter (13) | July 12, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

That GEICO Gekko definitely has a Brit accent, by the way. Maybe from London - sounds like he has a bit of the guttersnipe in him.

Posted by: Otter (14) | July 12, 2007 8:06 PM | Report abuse

WHat was that Aussie band back inthe early 90s? somethin, somethin... Big Country, no that's a song title.

Posted by: Stumped (77) | July 12, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

I know it was the "U-Bend ROckers"

Posted by: Stumped (78) | July 12, 2007 8:09 PM | Report abuse

In a sports-related note, did anyone mention that the quasi-Swiss boat Alinghi won the America's Cup again? It's strange that a country without a coastline can win an ocean yacht race series twice. Of course, the crew is from all points, including a Kiwi skipper, so go figure what "Swiss" really means. (They beat a boat from the Emirates, also with a mostly Kiwi crew.)

To me, it isn't a Swiss boat unless they have alpenhorns on the bow.

Posted by: Otter (15) | July 12, 2007 8:11 PM | Report abuse

That's fair enough I guess.

It's a shame that when you think of Oz Rock, they're the names you come up with. There are much better Aussie Bands than that around.

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

"Big Country", by Big Country.

The singer committed suicide a year or two ago, so there won't be a reunion tour.

Posted by: Otter (16) | July 12, 2007 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Midnight Oil?

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Kost -

Who are the better Aussie bands you are referring to? Maybe I like them and just don't know they are from Oz.

Posted by: Otter (17) | July 12, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with John Mellencamp? Jack and Dian is classic. Do I lose blog cool points for that one? lol

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Token Redskins post -

On redskins.com today, there is a bio on Carlos "Hands of Stone" Rogers. It's funny there is so much emphasis on passes defended/knocked down/broken up, even in his college days. The article does try to imply he is also a great threat to intercept. LOL!

Sorry - I don't have the link handy, although it is http://www.redskins.com and it is the #1 feature article of the day.

Posted by: Otter (18) | July 12, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Midnight Oil.
Yes.

Posted by: Stumped (79) | July 12, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Ok I'll reel off some names, while not necessarily saying that I like them, just saying you might know them -

Powderfinger
Silverchair
The Living End
Jet
The Vines
Spiderbait
John Butler Trio

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

JM - You don't lose any blog cool points just because it's you, but please don't mention Mellancamp again - LOL!

Posted by: Otter (19) | July 12, 2007 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Kost - I haven't heard of most of them. I remember hearing some of Silverchair a few years ago. I seem to remember they were pretty good, but I don't think they are very visible in the States on a regular basis.

Posted by: Otter (20) | July 12, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Time for me to run - I need to get a drink and toast sfskin, Lisa, JM, and Jasno sitting alone in Bethesda!

Blog on!

Posted by: Otter (21) | July 12, 2007 8:30 PM | Report abuse

FU Otter....

Oh but ain't that America for you and me
Ain't that America we're someting to see baby
Ain't that America, home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me

Posted by: John Mellencamp | July 12, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Probably the best band you've never heard of, unless you have. Can's body of work is incredible. Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adLgbRdGfno&mode=related&search=

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Saw today in the paper some airline is now flying nonstop from BWI to Melbourne.

Coincidence? I don't think so. I vote for a live draft at kost's favorite drinking establishment.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 8:57 PM | Report abuse

OK Smack I got one that will top that. I meet Ron in the airport when I was leaving NOLA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL9xOLpwI0I&mode=related&search=

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 8:58 PM | Report abuse

This is our country, from the east coast to the west coast...neer ne neer neer. (Truck drives thru frame with American flag flying as bald eagle soars overhead and fireworks explode as Saddam's statue topples).

I don't mind hearing that one that goes I need a lover that won't drive me crazy. I like the Cougar better than the Mellencamp.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Excerpt from an ESPN pay-for-chat:

Craig (Orlando): How did Jason Campbell's metrics look for the games he started last year. And did they get any better towards the end? I am looking for some hope.....

SportsNation KC Joyner: Campbell's metrics weren't that good but there could be a silver lining. He did better against aggressive defenses and when the Skins let him be aggressive. He's not a safety first kind of QB and doesn't play very well in that kind of system. They should let him cut it loose.

*******************************

This makes sense. I seem to recall an article about Soups (maybe one JLA did) in which his last coach at Auburn was quoted as saying that Campbell played much better there (and led them to that undefeated season his senior year) after being assured that he shouldn't worry about turning the ball over, and that he should just go out and play. If this theory holds true, the offense definitely needs more Weird Al and less Saint Joe this season.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:02 PM | Report abuse

listen you "f"ing chris larry person, i'm not good at verbal/written communication. i express myself better with hands and legs. so if you ever have the pleasure of meeting me in person you better run and hide behind jm220...

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Now this one may really cause me to lose cool points.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bqgy1mebh8&mode=related&search=

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Heres a musical hit off of the pOrtland piPe.

http://www.ameliaband.com/discography.html

Posted by: Stumped (77) | July 12, 2007 9:04 PM | Report abuse

justme, what's wrong with you? that was like 5 posts worth of content in that one post. c'mon (wo)maaan!

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Sorry dealer. Not thinking. I'll do better the next time. LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Cheers to 700.
But I'm gone.
I'll check to find out who the lucky winner is.

Posted by: Stumped (78) | July 12, 2007 9:06 PM | Report abuse

it's aight otter. i understand.

who's going to Bladensburg quick-e mart?

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Do any Giants fans hang around here? I'd be interested to know what they thought about Snaggletooth Strahan calling out LBM in the media not even 2 weeks after their coach asked them to zip their lips and keep their grips in-house this season.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:08 PM | Report abuse

jm220, nothing you do/say can make you lose points up here after what you done at nola. btw, who were those hunnies in the pictures?

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday MVDame, It's Friday the 13th here!

Posted by: kost52 (20) | July 12, 2007 9:10 PM | Report abuse

dealer, believe it or not, I'm a funny person with a wicked sense of humor...except when my Skins are being dissed or tormented.

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 04:16 PM

lisa, i hope you weren't listening to 980 after 5 then. cuz they made it sound like the team's got nothing. o-line too old, saunders/gibbs thing. corners suck except springs. but he's always hurt now. d-line...'nuff said.

yes, i'm easily swayed. but honestly, and i have no reason to lie about this but i had written this...*ohh wait i can turn this thing into 2 or 3 posts*...TBC

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:13 PM | Report abuse

jm220, you actually recognized Ron Isley? Or you were talking to some guy who turned out to be Ron Isley. That's an amazing performance, for sure.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Forgot to put Wolfmother on the list of well known Aussie Rock bands.

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

tears for fears and snaggletooth both made me chuckle for different reasons...good stuff.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

...so i had written that i'm getting really really concerned about this season. i'm not sure who we're hanging our hopes on...jason c. and that's alot to ask for.

here're the positives:
cooley
JC
running backs and that's it on the offense. everything else is a medium size to big and tall IF.

i'm getting worried.

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

They're doing a quick-e mart in Bladensburg? Wow. I never go to Bladensburg, but I might make the short drive so I can take a few pics. Should be fun.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:18 PM | Report abuse

what about santana???? health concerns notwithstanding

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 9:18 PM | Report abuse

I have to say, I'm going to see the movie just to see the full rendition of "SpiderPig." LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:19 PM | Report abuse

JustMe - The Giants are gone already. You can't succeed without chemistry, wanting to go into battle for/with your teammates.

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I agree, kost. They're garbage. LBM has also taken swipes at Tiki (and, he's not even in the damn locker room any longer) in the media in recent days. Seems to me, he would be better served by worrying about who *is* there.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

It's hilarious isn't it JustMe! My girlfriend always changes the channel whenever the ad comes on, because not only do I laugh at it everytime, but I walk around singing it for the next hour or so!

Posted by: kost52 (23) | July 12, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

yep, bladensburg is close enough for me too. i don't know what i'll get though. probly a squishy.

santana is an if because of his history with injuries. he and springs. those damn hammies/groins of theirs!

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

dealer,

I heard that segment on 980, too. I was amazed that they really seemed to believe Coach Gibbs will "trot out the 8 car" again, as they put it. I did laugh, though, when a caller suggested that someone make arrangements for Soups to take Saint Joe to the hospital. LOL

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

lisa, you want me to get you anything from kwik-e mart?

for $29.99 your very own squishy mug! what you say?

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Dealer the Asian girl is Angela. (only 19 so calm down lol) The other is Hephzibah.

Smack yes I recognized Ron. He was really cool but shorter than he looks on TV.

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I think all we can do *is* hang our hopes on JC. Old School beat the drum, consistently and long, that the QB will determine whether you're successful or not. I now agree with his premise, as well. Assuming that the defense isn't a liability this season, it all rests on how Soups develops.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!!!! that's soooooooo funny! haa haa haa LMGO!

but what? have them to go to dinner...find out which restaurant and we'll take care of the rest...

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers? He's not in jail yet?

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Nope not yet JustMe

Posted by: jm220 | July 12, 2007 9:39 PM | Report abuse

jm220, i was walking this afternoon and dc's full of touries/families these days and i don't know what i was staring at but i was pretty lost in my head...so i cross this one family with a girl who just gave me the biggest smile (i was looking aight today...had gotten a couple of double takes before)...and i said to myself..."this is probly how jm220's day is every single day". double/tripple takes and shameless(cuz she was with her daddy) smiles. it must be nice to be you jm220.

but no angela didn't look that young though. in that case i'm away, a lot away. that's just sick man. 19's way too young for men older than 25.

actually ...let's throw this out there...
what should be the age/life-level difference?

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Now that's a great Aussie song "I was only 19" by Redgum.

I have some cans of Duff at home. There was a brewery out here which sold it, unfortunately it wasn't on the market long, they were sued by Fox.

Posted by: kost52 (24) | July 12, 2007 9:42 PM | Report abuse

girls - boys
18-21 - 18-25
21-25 - 25-33
25-30 - 30-45

boys - girls
25 - 21-80 YEARS OLD

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 9:48 PM | Report abuse

dealer - I don't know if you can just count age. I'm a very young 30 (looks and behaviour), my current g/f is 24, and I've dated girls even younger, and even then, most of the time they're still more mature than what I am. When I've dated people my age, I feel like I'm a little kid!

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm 39, in the last two years I have dated women from 29-51. It's just a number. Once you hit 35 anything goes.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I see now that I do fall into dealer's age mandates. I just sit in so many farking meetings I don't recognize anything outside of powerpoint. Arrgh.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Once you hit 35 anything goes.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:04 PM

***********************************

I agree. At 35ish, you should easily be able to find things in common with people a decade (or more) older or younger.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 10:11 PM | Report abuse

I think we should take a shot with Tank Johnson. Maybe a one year deal or a cluase in the contract that says we can let him go without penalty if he acts a fool.

Posted by: Brutus | July 12, 2007 10:15 PM | Report abuse

707th!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

dealer,

Was it Czaban on 980? He's so negative I would not expect anything less.

In addition to JC, we also have Santana (hope he's healthy), Springs (hope he's healthy), The Reaper, Fletcher Baker, Cooley, Washington (hope he's healthy), Portis (hope he's healthy) Griffin (hope he's healthy).

I felt pretty good when I started this post but oh S**T, now I'm getting depressed since our season depends on the health of so many players!

Posted by: Lisa | July 12, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Been gone for a while, its good to be back.
For some reason my computer at work would not allow me to post anything on this site. Maybe my boss is a dalls fan. Ha Ha

Posted by: Brutus | July 12, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

I like 19 year olds!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Brutus,

I can't post from work, either. One day, I was posting a message from there, and the same message ended up appearing on the blog about 10 times (and, unfinished at that). Since then, nothin'.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 10:23 PM | Report abuse

My Opa once told me a story about getting a 30 y.o. back to his house when he was in his 60's. But he was a dirty old Dutch bugger who took a run at anything that moved.

Posted by: kost52 (26) | July 12, 2007 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Santana Moss is the only Skin I'd really like to have on my team.

You guys probably wouldn't be able to name more than one or two Cowboys you'd take over your guys.

So there you go, love is blind.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:33 PM | Report abuse

You guys, and you ladies, sorry I do that.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,

Actually, Andy Polin was the more negative of the 2 today.

I don't think there's any need to worry about the injuries. From all reports, everyone is doing well and will be ready to go by training camp.

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

SMACK - You're not far off, I'd probably take some D-Line Ware etc., T.Glenn as a #2 WR, an OG if Wade doesn't pan out.

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 10:40 PM | Report abuse

75th Anniversary Uniform Update:

I read on ES today that one of the mods had a discussion with someone "with the team." The team rep told him that the jersey that was posted on the jersey-joe.com site was not the actual jersey, though it is similar. They claimed that photo was simply a mock up, and that the actual jersey didn't exist yet.

I don't know that I really believe that. My guess is that they want to tweak it a little to change something since the pic got out before it was officially unveiled. Doesn't really make sense that a vendor would have a photo of the jersey before it was finished.

Oh well, elsewhere on the web, I read that the pants will be gold, and not mustard yellow. Also, they say the socks will be multi-striped up the entire calf (picture the socks Portis and The Reaper got fined for wearing).

Posted by: JustMe | July 12, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

SMACK - You wouldn't take CP over Jones?

Posted by: kost52 (28) | July 12, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

kost, i think my second line of age brackets covers you. unless you dated a 20 year old when you were 30.

and my second set which should read boys over 25 can go with girls between 25 to 80 years old. so i got you covered from both sides.

btw, you saying you a german? no one's perfect! :)


Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Demarcus Ware
Greg Ellis
Terrence Newman
TO - if he wasn't TO

I can not wait to see the cockiness knocked right off Romo's face when fatass Leonard Davis and the likes of Marc Columbo and old man Flozell can't protect him.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

This very second, kost, no I would not. CP's injuries still carry an air of mystery. Jones is in a contract year, he's being pushed by MB3, and the Tuna f'd with his head too much telling to run blind. I think that one is a toss up.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:56 PM | Report abuse

dealer - Nah, like SMACK I'm Dutch.

Posted by: kost52 (29) | July 12, 2007 10:57 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, you lived in Rocquencourt?? I had a girlfriend at college whose family lived there, I think it was le Parc de Rocquencourt. We went over there on spring break and stayed with her famille. Good times. When and why were you over there?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous,
Ellis, really, after the achilles? He will probably get cut. You're clueless.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 10:59 PM | Report abuse

We're gonna do it. Come on, east coasters, comment your guts out! Maybe a hundred or so more and we're around 65k... let's get to 900 on this thread just to be on the safe side.

Come on!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 11:02 PM | Report abuse

lisa, i only heard the segment from 4:12 to 4:20. then i got sick of the way czaben talks. (over emphasising words) he's getting worse and worse. it's so annoying. i turned over to riggo who was talking about fishing or something.

my brain's totally jell-o....i'm drawing blank on what they were talking about on riggo.

okay...peeps...much love to ya'll! i'm so out.

btw, did blue(from blue's clue) have a sex change? i didn't know he was a ibtch. i thought he was a dog. i was watching and they started saying "her birthday, her presents"...i was like huh?!

happy birthday sfskin! hope you had a good one.

dame, brother i'll always love ya. you're a one lucky dude to get friday the 13th bday. how many is it now (friday the 13th)? my guess would be 4.

(losable types are looking for b-i--t -- ch--)

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Weird about the Bethesda happy hour thing with Jasno. Did he just go underground after almost setting it up? Hope all is well.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Ellis was having a solid year before he got hurt so yeah I'd take a shot on him. If you knew anything about our team you have to remember we have the likes of Daniels and Wynn. Don't be all salty I took a shot at Romo. You're clueless.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 12, 2007 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Happy birthday again to all those being celebrated. With kost on board we can celebrate a birthday for, like, 37 hours straight.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 11:06 PM | Report abuse

We, ah, have pretty scant bragging rights last night vis-a-vis the Cowpokes. They at least made the playoffs before losing in such spectacular fashion. Heck, we might have been the only team in our entire division not to have made the playoffs last season. Is that even possible?

Anyway, anonymous, you see where I'm going with this. I just this we're stretching it a bit with any trash talk as of now.

This fall when we're, say, 8-5 and thinking about a division crown, and we have some resounding victories over division rivals, we can dust off the trash talk. I think.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 11:10 PM | Report abuse

My pupils are dilated from eye exam. Having some trouble focusing, more so than usual. Doing my best.

Getting some chores done around the house. Blogging as frequently as I can. Y'all carry on.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 12, 2007 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, anonymous, I didn't realize you had posted. It is like listening to the peep of a baby bird while playing Metallica.

Yeah that's a great idea. He was great BEFORE he got hurt. Take a chance on Bo Jackson, Clueless.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

dealer, what are you doing watching Blues Clues??

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Well my 30 is done.

Right now it's cold, and pouring down rain. I'm playing a game of Aussie Rules tomorrow as a fill-in. I'm going to get so wet and muddy...

...WOOHOO!!

Posted by: kost52 | July 12, 2007 11:50 PM | Report abuse

What up, party people? It's the middle of the night, on the dawn of my birthday, and I've come into work to get online and blog my effing guts out!

(FYI: I'm done with the numbers)

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:00 AM | Report abuse

All right. I've got a little catching up to do since I left work. Give me a few minutes...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Attaboy, Dame!

And a very happy birthday to you, sirrah!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:07 AM | Report abuse

You Fakey didn't have a crack smokin' mayor.

I actually met him once at UDC, circa '95 maybe. He's a tall man...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Picked up 'The Good Shepherd' where I left off last night. It's very slooooow paced. And I do not like this Matt Damon fellow. He is a cipher. Which I think is why he gets roles like this one.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Thank you kindly, Nate. I think somehow -- a tear in the fabric of the universe, perhaps? -- sfskin and I are sharing the same birthday!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Dame, approximately how many comments did we need on this thread to get to 65k?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:15 AM | Report abuse

I've got The Good Shepherd in my Netflix queue, though I don't quite have a burning desire to see it. Not sure what I think about Matt Damon, either.

Are we riding lonestar up here tonight, Nate? Even kost has gone to bed already?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:17 AM | Report abuse

"Burtonsville, MD

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 03:55 PM"

Hmmm. Mystery solved. SMACK is the Blair Witch.

Killing me keeping up with this thread. Since I started, our 2.5 year old woke up and fell back asleep twice (conjunctivitis).

Interesting bit of speculation about Wade and the competition at guard. I thought that, in the OTAs, they did have him in at LG (and my own Spartan, Will Whitticker, filling in for injured Thomas). Old School has his QB/coach chemistry bit, but I still say that winning/losing football is all about the offensive line. My spoiler guess for the year (next season's Saints) is Arizona ... and not just because everyone picks them to finally have a good season ... but because they did a major rebuild of their O-line (as has Buffalo). A new O-line does need time to get together on a chemical level, but Arizona and Buffalo are on their way. The Jets' success this past year was O-line driven. With last season behind them, they are on their gelled year. What sucks is that the Cards, Bill, and Jets are all on our schedule this year.

Sorry to diverge too much about the Skins. dcsween checking in via a simple, non-carriage returned residential entry: Cleveland: Rocky River, OH (west side suburb of Cleveland); East Lansing, MI; Washington, DC (proper!). [Excludes extraterritorial semesters].

Also, kost, isn't Powderfinger just Ringo Starr's solo band?

Posted by: dcsween | July 13, 2007 12:21 AM | Report abuse

sween, glad to have you here, too. By my count, we've got 146 to go. That's 890 on the threadometer...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:25 AM | Report abuse

self-editing (and remarking about it to pad the blog numbers) ... that colon after Cleveland should have been a semi-colon. [In volleyball, after that preceding sentence, I yell "set!"].

Also, dealer, Blue from Blue's Clues has always been a bt!ch. Its the guy who has changed. The first guy was Steve. We don't like the new guy, so I don't know his name. The big change for Blue is that she started talking.

Posted by: dcsween | July 13, 2007 12:26 AM | Report abuse

I won't be up here on the blog tomorrow (collective sigh of relief from the Fife haters, chief among them Bizarro Barney Fife) because, get this, I'm making a sand castle.

In downtown Portland a bunch of teams make huge sand sculptures, for charity, in an annual event. This is my first time doing it. Should be fun. But I'm going to miss out on the first day of the march to 75k.

Dang, I am looking forward to training camp and the rebirth of the blog.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:26 AM | Report abuse

As true CIA movies go, I greatly prefer 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.' Now, THAT was a hell of a movie.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Nate, mrs dcsween had me make a sandbox this season. My big mistake was putting it so close to the back door (and not putting a fixed lid on it). Kitchen floor is always sandy (and mrs dcsween makes me cover it every night ... we have a cat). Your event sounds infinitely better.

I REALLY hope some peeps went out for drinks with Jasno at Caddies tonight. Nothing sadder than a sports columnist alone pounding shots at the bar (except, perhaps, for a blogger doing the same thing at home ... and getting pulled over online for a BUI).

Posted by: dcsween | July 13, 2007 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Nate, isn't that the Chuck Barris movie?

Posted by: dcsween | July 13, 2007 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Yep, the Chuck Barris movie. Hardly perfect, but a wonderfully fun movie.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:36 AM | Report abuse

kost, a 3-hour late thank you for the early Aussie Friday the 13th birthday wishes. You rock like Bon Scott. Just don't die like him...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:37 AM | Report abuse

perfect movie: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.

less perfect movie b/c it tried to replicate the perfection of the first movie (and added Madonna to the sound track and Brad Pitt crying over a fire montage): Snatch

Posted by: dcsween | July 13, 2007 12:39 AM | Report abuse

Nah I'm not in bed, it's only 2:40pm! I'm still at work.

I guess having a Blue female dog is an attempt to destroy the gender stereotype that Blue=Boy.

So the Mayor of DC actually smoked crack? There's this song my radio station has been playing "This is DC" by DJ Eurok, which I quite enjoy, and it mentions that the Mayor smoked crack, I just thought it was a line!

Posted by: kost52 | July 13, 2007 12:39 AM | Report abuse

Nate, I had the displeasure of watching Confessions with my parents. They didn't/couldn't/wouldn't appreciate it. Put a damper on the whole experience...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:40 AM | Report abuse

We're having a thunderstorm. A thunderstorm!

I know it sounds bizarre to those of you on the Eastern seaboard who have them all the time -- I remember one summer in Charlottesville when it seemed like every afternoon we had a storm.

This is the first time we've seen lightning here, though we've had plenty of rain.

I remember that I had lived in the East Bay for about four months before I saw a drop of rain, and over a year before I saw lightning.

Armchair loco mullin in full effect.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:40 AM | Report abuse

kost, what is it you do for work again? Sorry for forgetting.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Both of those movies require DVD subtitles b/c the British slang comes so quickly. Also, Snatch has a great scene with a narrative about pigs.

Posted by: dcsween | July 13, 2007 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Uh-oh, the thunderstorm may knock out the power. Meaning no more bloggie, at least for a while. I'll do my best.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:43 AM | Report abuse

I just thought it was a line!

He did that too, kost!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

MVDame - Haha, nice.

dcsween - I've met a few 'parkies' and they do speak like that! Hard as hell to understand!

Nate - I'm a Toolmaker, I make dies (moulds) for injection moulding machines, but I program/operate computerised machines, which is why I'm on a computer most of the day.

Posted by: kost52 | July 13, 2007 12:50 AM | Report abuse

The pigs scene was my favorite thing about 'Snatch.' That was fantastic.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HAQ3pNHwj4

Sage advice: "Beware of any man who owns a pig farm."

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Aha, thanks kost, now I remember.

Do you ever pull little stunts like, say, engraving a tiny Redskins logo on a hammer?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Chief among 'Good Shepherd's' faults, just behind having Damon in a lead role, is utterly wasting DeNiro, John Torturro, Alec Baldwin, and Angelina Jolie.

William Hurt seizes his chance to ham it up, but aside from that it's a fine ensemble wasted.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Was going to make my dog (Champ) a tag in the shape of the Redskins emblem, but I just don't get the time. My machines don't get too much downtime unfortunately.

Posted by: kost52 | July 13, 2007 1:03 AM | Report abuse

That's a good sign, in my opinion. If the machines are humming, that's a good indicator of job security.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 1:08 AM | Report abuse

Greetings Bolg-i-holics!

My name is Stumped...

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Why am I thinking about The Machinist? kost, you're getting your sleep, right?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:10 AM | Report abuse

¡Perplejado!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:13 AM | Report abuse

I have been a blog-a-holic for three, no four months. At first I thought I'd just check the WP website to see how the Skins were doing and one day I checked out Mr Jason LaConforna's by line.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Step one, Stumped. Admit you have a problem...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, job's good, in fact the company is expanding rapidly.

Yeah I'm getting my sleep MV, that's pretty close to what I do, except a modern computerised version, so I don't get my hands dirty....and my arm is safe!

Posted by: kost52 | July 13, 2007 1:17 AM | Report abuse

(I'm on wikipedia right now)

Step 2:

Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves (Tom Cruise) can restore us to sanity.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Step 3:

Make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Tom as we understand him.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Step 4:

Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves via the threadometer.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Step 5:

Admitted to Tom, to ourselves, and to another Redskins Insider the exact nature of our wrongs.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Umm, maybe I'm taking this a bit too far. Moving on...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:23 AM | Report abuse

Well, it wasn't too long before I was checking out the articles everyday...

(not now MVD, I'm telling my story, I'll get to Tom Cruise later)

Before you know it, I'm checking the RI, once, twice, three times a day.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:24 AM | Report abuse

Saw Evan Almighty this past evening.

It sucked.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:24 AM | Report abuse

Watching Evan Almighty drove me to blog...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:26 AM | Report abuse

On on occasion after reading Jason's piece, I said to myself, I'll just click on comments to see what's there.

I read through some of them and thought, wow, these people know a lot about football and the Skins...and some of them are downright flakey.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:29 AM | Report abuse

But, Stumped, how did reading the comments make you feel?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:30 AM | Report abuse

I lurked and lurked on the blog and before long I was checking it constantly. Then I noticed there was a big push to reach 50k and Nate was moving and Portland didn't have a blogger.

So I acted fast...I made my first post.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:36 AM | Report abuse

MVD, I'm glad you asked. I was apprehensive at first, cause I didn't know as much as most of the posters (like 4th and the rest), but when the 50k push was on, people were posting all kinds of useless stuff, so I got bold

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:40 AM | Report abuse

Top 5 Bon Scott-era AC/DC songs:

1. Rocker
2. The Jack
3. Let There Be Rock
4. Jailbreak
5. Can I Sit Next to You Girl

Honorable mentions: Touch Too Much, Bad Boy Boogie, Gimme a Bullet, TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Whole Lotta Rosie, and of course, Sin City (for Cyn Cyty)

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:43 AM | Report abuse

After that first post, I felt a fierce shot of adrenalin course through my body, I started hearing HTTR ringing through my head...flashes of burgundy and gold blocked my vision.

I was HOOKED!

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Stumped, are we the only ones in this meeting?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:45 AM | Report abuse

What are the odds of two bloggers steping all over each other at 2 in the morning?

kost might have the coolest job I've heard of in a while.

But Adam Carolla would deem you kost psychopath. Anyone that works with metal: not someone you want to date your daughter.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 1:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm a rocker. I'm a roller. I'm a ride-out-of-controller...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Maybe this makes me lame but "Shook Me All Night Long" is one of my all time favorite songs.

Feliz Cumpleanos MV! At least on the other side of the dateline and in your neck o'the woods.

Hope yours is good. I had a good one overall. Generally my b-day comes and goes without much fanfare but today was good.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 1:49 AM | Report abuse

Especialy if the girl is 24 and the metal-worker is recently in his 30's and celebrated his birthday by drunk blogging.

Did anyone else(that apparently would be Stumped MV and maybe a baby-addled dcsween at this point) enjoy Sally Jenkins admitting she thinks she's a jinx on the Redskins? That her very presence at the Seattle playoff game cost the Redksins the game? How are we not making more of this?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Lately, my second computer at work is completely dedicated to RI, I'm refreshing the screen every three minutes. Work, family, friends fall by the wayside.

Things had really gotten out of hand.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Return of the (muga)mack!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:51 AM | Report abuse

Nate - no shti on Rocquencourt!? If it is the same place it is the size of a small pea. Man the world is teeny.

We moved to France cause my mom got a job in Paris. She has an uncanny ability to find amazing realestate for low low prices so we actually rented this PHENOMENAL house that was (back in the day) the groundskeepers house for the Palace of Versailles. (I know I sound like a jackass).
It was an amazing place and had the most gigantic garden ever.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 1:52 AM | Report abuse

I knew I needed help, because I just could stop myself. (the only AC/DC song I still have a soft spot for is For Those About to Rock, I had an out of body experience while playing it back in my head on the ski slopes)

I didn't know who to turn to, who would understand. I had hit bottom.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:55 AM | Report abuse

Stumped - welcome to the world of coked up RI hamsters. This place has a wierdly magical effect on people. I've visited other blogs and even thrown up the occaisonal post but nothing comes close to this.

I believe it is a reflection of
A#1 - the majesty that is the Skins

B#2 - the plethora of kicka$$ folk on this blog who are funny, dorky/nerdy/geeky, embrace that, cosmopolitan, funny, snarky, sassy, cheeky, and seriously despite the occaisonal post to the contrary a bunch of people who are about as smart as you're gonna find but with a renaissance view of the world.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, if anyone is trying to quit the blog - don't try cold turkey - you need a plan.

This blog is more addictive than a nicotine-heroin sandwich.

Or as kost might say, a nicotine-heroin-vegemite sandwich.

Speaking of Austrailians, my taste runs downhill from AC/DC to Midnight Oil to Wolfmother and a smidgen of Jet. Am I missing anything? I don't listen to AC/DC for enlightenment, I listen to AC/DC to have fun.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 1:57 AM | Report abuse

¡Muchas gracias, sfskin!

Please hold for a thread count...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 1:58 AM | Report abuse

My parents are 20 years apart. One of my best friends married a guy 25 years older than her.

I think once you hit about 28ish age becomes much less of an issue in terms of being with someone older than you.

However, I now have students who are in their mid-20s and frankly the thought of daating a 23 year old makes me queasy. It's too Mark Kaye LeTorneau and seriously 23 years old? Shti you're still half an a$$wipe at 23. But I think that may be partially a boy vs. girl maturity thing.

When I'm 60 I'm thinkin' the 23 yr old cabana boy will be just fine.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:01 AM | Report abuse

Then it hit me, I could go to the blog and get help, they would understand...

(Mugamack, that Jenkins piece was a riot. Who was it that chatted her up....LMGO. After the glory days, I used to think they would lose when I watched the game...I was torn, I didn't want them to lose, but I really wanted to see the game).

So, now I'm following MVDames Steps, how many are there MV?

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 2:02 AM | Report abuse

I may continue to highlight my lameness but I LOVE Men at Work. Okay I love two of their songs but Land Downunder is a classic!

jm - don't even know if you'll read this but no shame in Tears for Fears. They were my 3rd concert ever and they rocked. Plus their mullets were always particularly stylish.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:03 AM | Report abuse

Stumped-

You may not remember me from your early blog days, but I've been obsessed with the Jenkins Jinx for a very long time. When I read she was having a discussion I couldn't resist, and when she actualy responded to my question, and the way she responded... well, I knew my self-imposed RI break was over.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:11 AM | Report abuse

Twelve steps, Stumped. But you gotta do them one at a time, one at a time...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:13 AM | Report abuse

Stumped - embrace the insanity that is RI. I managed to unplug 100% for about 4 weeks and now I'm worse than ever.

kost - oh yes our mayor smoked crack and got set up in sting by the FBI and uttered one of the greatest lines ever in American political history - the FBI got his "mistress" to help in the sting.

On the grainy surveillance footage as fibees burst into the room and put him in handcuffs he is heard to utter "Btchi set me up!"

He was a piece of work in all sorts of good ways and in all sorts of bad ones.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:15 AM | Report abuse

Plethora, sf!!

"Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?"

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:17 AM | Report abuse

Let' see:

Step one, Stumped. Admit you have a problem...THAT'S WHY I'M HERE, MV!
Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 01:15 AM

Step 2:
Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves (Tom Cruise) can restore us to sanity...MY WIFE'S BEST FRIEND IS TOM'S STEP SISTER (FORMER)...NO JOKE. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT TOM, BUT THESE THREE NICE PEOPLE CAME TO MY DOOR...I THOUGHT THEY WERE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES, AND NOW I THINK I'M PREGNANT WITH AN ALIENS BABY.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 01:18 AM

Step 3:
Make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Tom as we understand him.
OKAY, WHATEVER.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 01:19 AM

Step 4:
Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves via the threadometer.
I'M UP ABOVE 78 ON THIS ONE BABY, BUT I KEPT POSTING AND LOST COUNT. I POSTED THE TEMPERATURE, ALL DAY YESTERDAY, THEN CODED THE TEMP USING REDSKINS JERSEYS, I LIVE FOR THE THREADCOUT (Hey break this up moron!)

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 01:21 AM

Oh right.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 2:18 AM | Report abuse

As long as we're discussing music (am I the only one still discussing music?) has anyone else heard seen the promo for Nip/Tuck with the cover of Wicked Game? Heard it tonight following the intro to Rescue me, which might have the best opening song in TV history, irony aside. Might be somehting to that Wicked Game cover.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:19 AM | Report abuse

As long as we're discussing music (am I the only one still discussing music?) has anyone else heard seen the promo for Nip/Tuck with the cover of Wicked Game? Heard it tonight following the intro to Rescue me, which might have the best opening song in TV history, irony aside. Might be somehting to that Wicked Game cover.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:19 AM | Report abuse

Hate to leave the quest unfinished but the truth is I think 65k is a collective b-day quest that means we have an extension to Saturday.

I'm off to zzzzland.

Once again thanks to all and everyone for birthday wishes. I'm gonna get corny and potentially psycho for a moment but I've been estranged from most of my family for the last months. . . a good step for me but really really hard . . .and this may seem sad to outsiders but having a "place where everyone knows your name" and it's about fun and the Skins and random conversation and laughing well frankly it makes the days better. So thanks to my Skins family.

To quote the great Tina Turner "You're simply the best. You're better than all the rest. You're better than anyone. Anyone I ever met." (online)

: )

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:20 AM | Report abuse

I'm willing to give credit where is is due: Men at Work still hold up. One album wonders, yes, but that album makes everyone fro 8 to 80 enjoy themselves. And the songs make for excellent cover songs - from punk bands to emo.

Tears for Fears doesn't hold up so well to the test of time, but any band involved with the classic 80's movie Real Genius gets my vote. I'm still enjoying seeing Lazlo in the last few episodes of Lost.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:22 AM | Report abuse

'Night, sfskin. Best wishes on this newest year of your life...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:23 AM | Report abuse

All right, party people, let's pick up the pace. Thirty five minutes to go. About 75-77 more posts needed. Let's boogie!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:25 AM | Report abuse

sfskin

Oddly, I know just what you mean.

One last Happy Birthday

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Step 6:

Are entirely ready to have Tom remove all these defects of loseable type.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:26 AM | Report abuse

Step 5:
Admitted to Tom, to ourselves, and to another Redskins Insider the exact nature of our wrongs.
TOM KNOWS MY INNER-MOST SECRETS, YOU KNOW THEM TOM, DON'T YOU.
I NO LONGER HAVE A SELF...RI IS THE MATRIX.

BLOGGERS, I HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM...GOTTA HAVE A BEER WITH NATE AND REDSKINS WILLIE...
Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 01:22 AM

I need more steps, MV? Oh, and a thread count pleaseeee.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 2:27 AM | Report abuse

Step 7:

Humbly ask Tom to remove our misspellings.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:27 AM | Report abuse

MV Dame

I don't know what you are talking about (I chose to read selectively).

Why the time limit? why the specific muber of posts?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:28 AM | Report abuse

Step 8:

Make a list of all persons to whom we have talked trash, and become willing to make amends to them all.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:29 AM | Report abuse

71 to go!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:30 AM | Report abuse

If Tom can remove misspellings, does he remove double-posts? I'm ashamed and have no idea how I did that).

And is removing a double-post a good thing?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:31 AM | Report abuse

Step 9:

Make direct amends to such bloggers wherever possible, except when to do so would praise the Cowpokes or others (Iggles, Gints, etc).

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:32 AM | Report abuse

Jeez, What a coincidence. Loosable posted before I could sign that last one...I guess its the touchpad.

I also tested Loosable and found out it can handle only two (near) simultaneous posts, it dropped the other four. I'll have Mr Fake McFakey start coding for RI, MI4-style

Step 6:

Are entirely ready to have Tom remove all these defects of loseable type.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 02:26 AM

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 2:32 AM | Report abuse

Step 10:

Continue to take personal inventory via the threadometer and when we are lagging promptly blog our guts out.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:35 AM | Report abuse

MV Dame-

I think you were on a break when I first made some late night appearances in these parts, but we had a couple of fools I confronted who I'm still not backing down from, so i guess I'm back to Step One.

Were you here when the kid mixed up the Shah of Iran with the Ayatollah, while making a point about accepting Jews? High comedy.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:36 AM | Report abuse

That "wicked game" cover is by Giant Drag.

For anyone who enjoys acronyms, I highly suggest the Giant Drag wikipedia page.

YFLMD. Transcendent.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:40 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone hit the wall like Tommy's ex-wife on Rescue Me? She was SMOKING in season one, and now... a little scary. That's a big drop. I'm hoping it's the whole childbirth angle and they get back to giving her make-up by mid-season.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:44 AM | Report abuse

I believe that rings a bell, muga. Don't recall whether I was actively blogging or just reading, but I remember the Shah of Iran and all that...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:44 AM | Report abuse

Step 7:
Humbly ask Tom to remove our misspellings.
Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 02:27 AM
THIS IS HUMBLING, ALL THE MIS-SPELLINGS? I CHERISH THE MISPELLINGSM(SEE). WHAT WILL JASNO THINKL?

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 2:45 AM | Report abuse

Rewatchable movies that made less than $25 million box office...

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:47 AM | Report abuse

Real Genius

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:48 AM | Report abuse

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:49 AM | Report abuse

Step 8:
Make a list of all persons to whom we have talked trash, and become willing to make amends to them all.
Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 02:29 AM
THAT WILL BE A LONG LIST. i'M SO OFFENSIVE, I'VE KILLED THE BLOG TWICE.

ACTUALLY, I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DAY I CAN POST IN THE PROPER CONTEXT

"f chRIS lARRy"

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 2:51 AM | Report abuse

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:52 AM | Report abuse

Office Space (1999)

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:53 AM | Report abuse

Sexy Beast (2000)

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:54 AM | Report abuse

Layer Cake (2004)

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:56 AM | Report abuse

Layer Cake (2004)

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:56 AM | Report abuse

Dammit, dammit, dammit, managed to get caught up in that lousy movie and lost the last few hours of sfskin's bday. Stupid, stupid.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 2:56 AM | Report abuse

Heaven's Gate (1980)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Nate, we're about fity shy and not going to make it. No check that. We are going to make it, we're just going to be a little late...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Romper Stomper (1992)

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 2:58 AM | Report abuse

That's the spirit, Dame. A little OT and we'll be there...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 2:59 AM | Report abuse

Step 9:

Make direct amends to such bloggers wherever possible, except when to do so would praise the Cowpokes or others (Iggles, Gints, etc).

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 02:32 AM

IF I REACH 100 ON ONE THREAD, IS THAT ENOUGH? I GUESS THAT INDIRECT.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:00 AM | Report abuse

890 is still 65,000...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:00 AM | Report abuse

OOOOh, I loved Romper Stomper. Russell Crowe was so great in that. Brutal story, though.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:01 AM | Report abuse

How much time do we have?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:03 AM | Report abuse

Step 10:

Continue to take personal inventory via the threadometer and when we are lagging promptly blog our guts out.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 02:35 AM

IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:03 AM | Report abuse

Bad Boys (the Sean Penn one, recently referred to as an Emilio Estevez movie in a Simmons chat)

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:04 AM | Report abuse

El Mariachi (1993)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:05 AM | Report abuse

Good call on Bottle Rocket - never understood the obession with Rushmore, but Bottle Rocket works

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:06 AM | Report abuse

Eraserhead (1977)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Okay, okay, Eraserhead was barely watchable the first time. But still.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:08 AM | Report abuse

Nate-

What crappy movie were you watching?

Anyone else notice the guy fro Rescue Me who is playing Reggie jackson in The Bronx is Burning can't act?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:08 AM | Report abuse

Domestic (US) or global box office?

If the former, Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:09 AM | Report abuse

El Mariachi,
Was the 93 the original version?

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:10 AM | Report abuse

I loved Rushmore and watch it every few months. Bill Murray is incredible.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:10 AM | Report abuse

That was a great one.
Uh, oh. batteries are low

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:12 AM | Report abuse

'The Good Shepherd' was what I just finished.

It wasn't worth missing the ball drop at midnight up here.

And it didn't merit whatever it may have grossed at the box office.

Bitter.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:12 AM | Report abuse

Is it me, or is Desperado more rewatchable than El Mariachi?

I think it's the music and the female lead. Eminently rewatchable.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:12 AM | Report abuse

Haven't seen Rushmore, I'll put it in the que.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:13 AM | Report abuse

I think Mariachi was the original one, yeah.

Robert Rodriguez' book 'Rebel Without a Crew' is amazing, tells the story of how he came to make and then sell Mariachi. Great stuff. Love that dude.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:13 AM | Report abuse

What was her name? Hot Latino women make me crazy.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:15 AM | Report abuse

Agreed, muga. I think he basically parlayed Mariachi into a remake of itself, Desperado, with a big budget and big stars. And then re-made that as Once Upon a Time In Mexico. I think.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:16 AM | Report abuse

I am borderline obsessed with Bill Murray and for that reason alone have seen Rushmore at least 10 times, and I'm still convinced the movie is lacking. I am the ONLY one who feels this way. And yet, I persist.

If Bill murray had to watch Rusmore each day in Groundhog day, he would have lost his anity before mastering chainsaw ice sculpture. That movie would have been very different.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:16 AM | Report abuse

My battery will die...and I'll have to quite.
It's about a 5 hour battery.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:17 AM | Report abuse

mmmmmm Salma Hayek

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:18 AM | Report abuse

I'm going from one tab to another posting, trying to get to 100 on this thread before the battery goes.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 3:18 AM | Report abuse

An unknown named Salma Hayek. Before your battery dies, look up a few screenshots from this movie.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:19 AM | Report abuse

Evil Dead (1983)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Army of Darkness (1993)

Not even 25mil between the three of them, but eminently rewatchable all!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:20 AM | Report abuse

Manhunter (1986)

The original Hannibal Lecter movie, from the first novel in the series, directed by Michael Mann.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:21 AM | Report abuse

Maybe 25MM was setting the bar too low?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:22 AM | Report abuse

Shakes the Clown (1992)

I know I mention this movie every once in a while up here, but it is a gem.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:23 AM | Report abuse

Out of Sight.

It may have made more than $25 million, but that movie was good before the masses gave Soderbergh any credit.

I'm still annoyed they haven't made the sequel to this movie that they hinted at in the final scene.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:23 AM | Report abuse

Or maybe my taste in movies means that 25MM bar is right in my wheelhouse?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:24 AM | Report abuse

The Limey

OK, I'm a Soderbergh guy.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:26 AM | Report abuse

I know this stuff drives a lot of blog peeps nuts, but sometimes I wonder if it also drives Jasno nuts as well. The monster he created, I mean. Dr. LaFrankenstora.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:29 AM | Report abuse

Shallow Grave (1994)

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:29 AM | Report abuse

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm assuming people can appreciate the effort and easily skip from 10 m to 6 am. I feel no guilt.

What are we fighting for again? how close are we? How much time do we have?

Nate, why do I feel like we've been in this foxhole before?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:32 AM | Report abuse

Leon aka The Professional (1994)

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:33 AM | Report abuse

I have a feeling that when Cyn City gets back Monday, that will mark the return of the blog that we know and love. No more of this dilly-dallying around. No more jibba-jabba! Just good solid bloggage, 24/7. Uh huh.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:34 AM | Report abuse

I'm also picking up good info here - have always meant to see Shallow Grave and somehow it slips through the cracks. It's now downloading. Thank you, MV.

Shakes the Clown isn't available anywhere online that I've found - if you know otherwise, Nate, help us out.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:36 AM | Report abuse

We're freakin' close, muga. We were celebrating sfskin's birthday (Thursday the 12th) by pushing the blog comment total past 65,000. It was a party, to be sure, but we didn't quite make it. Now it's MV Dame's birthday, Friday the 13th (ooooh!), and we're almost there.

(Tomorrow is Stumped's birthday. He and Redskins Willie and I are going out for a beer and shooting pool tonight. It's good times.)

This is practice for when the real news starts up again. This is our training camp.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:37 AM | Report abuse

Dark City.

High.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:38 AM | Report abuse

888 is the new 65K...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:40 AM | Report abuse

http://shakes.ihateclowns.com/

It's on Netflix as well as for sale on Amazon, I think.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:41 AM | Report abuse

UHF (1989)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:42 AM | Report abuse

where are we?

where do we need to be?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:42 AM | Report abuse

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1989)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:43 AM | Report abuse

How about Go?

Bullock kicked A in that movie.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:44 AM | Report abuse

And we now have our 65,000th poster!!

Nate in the PDX with...

UHF (1989)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 03:42 AM

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:44 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations, Nate Dogg! I thought muga was gonna step in and take it but you were quick on your fingers...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Aw, shucks.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:47 AM | Report abuse

woo hoo!

Get that man a Caldera!

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:47 AM | Report abuse

Blog sure is slow. We are pushing LT to its limits yet again.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:48 AM | Report abuse

To think, Shakes the Clown was just a single post from notoriety.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:49 AM | Report abuse

I feel bad about it, because some kid is going to look up UHF and then see Michael Richards is in it and then inevitably go find a YouTube clip of him using the N word. Doggone it. He didn't use to be a pariah! He was a funny weird guy! He went on to be Kramer! Oh the humanity.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:50 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness it's over. I'm out. I need to get some kind of sleep before I come back into work in about 4 hours.

I will soon be laying down my head for the first time as a 33-year-old. Thanks again to everyone who's wished me a happy birthday. You all kick a**!

Nate, muga... good night, good morning, and good day to you both.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:53 AM | Report abuse

Dudes, I am exhausted. And to think I'm going to spend most of the day tomorrow (er, today) shoveling sand.

The flood at the office, the eye exam and subsequent dilated-pupil hysteria, the almost-oppressive heat, the bad movie, a wonderful romantic interlude with Mrs. Nate (not to brag or nothin'), and then the run up to 65k. Wow. What an evening.

Good times, guys.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:53 AM | Report abuse

Happy birthday MV Dame. And congrats Nate.

I'm cooked.

For the early risers, a question:

If you knew someone who worked all day creating die-casts for injection moulding, what is the ultimate cast you could suggest he come up with for the beginning of the 2007 season?

I'm thinking a Laron Landry bobblehead, prone and in full paintball gear.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 3:59 AM | Report abuse

MV Dame, you are a gentleman and a scholar. I am pleased and astounded that you and I were born not seven months apart, in Portsmouth, VA.

mugamack, the next Caldera I drink will be in your honor, sir.

Stumped... well, by the time your battery charges and you check this, it will be Friday morning, and I'll be seeing you and Willie Friday night. So there.

kost, I bid you adieu and adieu. Keep on keepin' on. You are a credit to your great nation.

Great time up here, fellows.

We are dorks. Bless us all, everyone.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 3:59 AM | Report abuse

Nate you and crew went strong last night.

Posted by: jm220 | July 13, 2007 8:23 AM | Report abuse

What was her name? Hot Latino women make me crazy.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 03:15 AM

Looking around to make sure Lisa isn't here. No question about it Stumped. LOL

Posted by: jm220 | July 13, 2007 8:47 AM | Report abuse

You know we have to add Asian woman in there. Totally drives me crazy.

Posted by: jm220 | July 13, 2007 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Yeah that's a great idea. He was great BEFORE he got hurt. Take a chance on Bo Jackson, Clueless.

Posted by: SMACK | July 12, 2007 11:17 PM

Comparing rehabbing from a torn achilles and a degenerative hip are 2 different things. See Jon Jansen, Takeo Spikes etc. Just because I didn't post with a name doesn't mean I don't know what I am talking about and just because you post on a blog doesn't make you all knowing. Respect to jm and his work in Norleans, none to jakeasses like yourself.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Um Dealer can you explain this. What did I even say to you brutha:

listen you "f"ing chris larry person, i'm not good at verbal/written communication. i express myself better with hands and legs. so if you ever have the pleasure of meeting me in person you better run and hide behind jm220...

Posted by: dealer | July 12, 2007 09:02 PM

Posted by: Chris larry | July 13, 2007 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Wow lots of chatter last night night. Random thoughts:

Kost here is the list of Aussie bands you should have used to shut up haters: The Easybeats, Radio Birdman, The Saints, Rose Tatto, Hudu Gurus, The Go-Betweens (maybe NZ...), The Noise Addicts, Godstar

Hating on ACDC, ZZ Top or Tom Petty is ridiculous.....wasn't one of them Smack, whoose tastes are obviously debatable. Wasn't big upping 3 Dog Night yesterday?

My take: People up here have better taste in movies than music

Lisa, when not getting riled up about perieved skins bashing is HYSTERICAL

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Morning, party people!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 9:32 AM | Report abuse

jm, we can't add just Asian women... All women.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 9:34 AM | Report abuse

By the way, I didn't sleep all that well during the four or so hours that I was able to be in bed. For some reason I kept imagining jm singing Shout.

Didn't work for me...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 9:36 AM | Report abuse

cL, I didn't get dealer's post last night either. But then again, that's not unusual so I just let it be.

Agree with you on how hating on those three all-time classic artists just doesn't make sense...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

F anonymous posts

I didn't hate on AC/DC, Tom Petty, or ZZ. I said they were good at what they do. There are good opera singers too, I just don't want to be within a 3 mile radius.

Three Dog Night was just me slagging off Fairfax. Thought you'd spot that.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

For the record...

At the tone the time will be:

9:45 am East Coast Time

The total comment count (including this one) is:

65,037

Thank you, all. I think I'll finally try to get some work done this week...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Please don't forget about the "Southern" women! Even if they have become "citified."

Happy Birthday, MV Dame!

Drum Roll: 2 weeks until Training Camp! It's not much but it is something!

Posted by: Lisa | July 13, 2007 9:58 AM | Report abuse

By the way, I didn't sleep all that well during the four or so hours that I was able to be in bed. For some reason I kept imagining jm singing Shout.

Didn't work for me...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 09:36 AM

LMGO!

Posted by: jm220 | July 13, 2007 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Happy birthday MV Dame

Posted by: jm220 | July 13, 2007 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Smack: Yo I gotta rep Fairfax!

Actually 3 Dog Night does sum up your exsistance on RI as token Cowboyophile: "One is the Loneliest Number"

HAHA I slay me....

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Did someone say Layer Cake. That flick rulez. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you get a slice.

Posted by: Erudit Main | July 13, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Day shift in full effect.

Carry on, y'all.

I love this freakin' blog.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 13, 2007 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Ooooh, good one CL. Just goes to show you, even the losers get lucky sometimes.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Hey back at me SMACK...I love Petty so good reference!

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 10:35 AM | Report abuse

And Bon anniversaire MV Dame!

Posted by: Erudit Main | July 13, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

OMG!!!! i can't believe the west coast crew did it! way to go boys and girls!

chris, just messin...i think you said something bad about spurrier. and i'm taking names.

ever watch that animaniacs episode where a squirl(?) leaves her small town to go make it big in hollywood, to prove everyone wrong. and no one gives her any chance and they're all mean to her and she has a piece of paper that she carries to take the names of people who don't believe in her and are mean to her.

at the end of the show she gets off the bus stop back at her small town returning as a failure and she has like a 10 ft. stack of papers with people's names on 'em...

i loved animaniacs and tiny toons.

kost, i was watching blues cuz i have to. it's a punishment from god for procreating.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Feliz Cumpleanos MV! and happy friday the 13th everyone! i wonder if they're playing friday the 13th on teevee tonite.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 10:40 AM | Report abuse

It's weird about Tom Petty. When I first hear one of his songs, for the first 2 minutes, I love it, for the next 5 minutes, it's okay, but minutes 7-23 are just detestable. Kind of like Nickelback.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Summer in the DC area sucks if you have to stay in town and work. I still can't figure out why the founding fathers thought a hot, steamy swamp was a good place to locate a central government.

Posted by: Otter (3) | July 12, 2007 07:21 PM

Oh, baby, that's why I left DC + 30 yrs ago. Cannot take the heat and humidity.
Turns out DC is the only land the Founders could get for free to be the seat of govt. At least they knew enough then not to meet in the summer in the pestilential, malarial swamp that DC was. Er, funny how some things never change.

Posted by: Neil in Durango | July 13, 2007 10:46 AM | Report abuse

SMACK. Tom Petty and Nickelback? C'mon thats harsh...your problem there is you like the first two minutes of Nickelback.

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Agreed on Nickelback. And Foo Fighters too.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

At my elderly, jaded age of 35 the Replacements some up my thoughts about music (My first wife....)

"I Hate Music, sometimes I don't. Its got too many notes!"

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

sorry i missed all the guts out bloggin' yesterday, but we're lookin' to buy a boat to take advantage of the summer sun and the amazing amount of navigable water here in the most beautiful part o' the country.
right, Nate? don't ya agree, Stumped?

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 13, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

so, i'll try to make up for it a bit, today, by shoutin' out a belated bday wish to sfskin, who is not only a heads up babe, but who can also spell "renaissance".
women who can spell are my main crave.

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 13, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Zebra,
my gratefulness for addin' me to the blogger's list the other day.

VFA?

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 13, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

dealer- F Spurrier

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

oops. anonymous was me, dealer

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Question #1

Are we coked-UP hamsters?

Or coked-OUT hamsters?

I've snorted so much Bolivian Marching Powder i'm havin' trouble making up my mind.

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 13, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

F anonymous. (So, F me, I guess)

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Dealer: I have no beef with you and I assume its vice versa. Keep me on your list as a Spurrier basher, thats fine

but...

You have to admit you may be the ONLY redskins fan on the big blue marble who not only doesn't hate him....but actually likes him!

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Questions #2, 3, and 4

Seein' as how today is Stumped's bday, and seein' as how Nate and I are not gonna let him pay for brew on this special day, how many should we buy him?
And who gets to drive him home after?
Should we spring for a cab, and let Miz Stumped bring him back to the Barley Mill on Saturday to retrieve his stripped down car?

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 13, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Def cabs, F driving

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

900+ posts on one blog. Holy Moly! Have we ever got 1000 posts on a single blog before?

Posted by: skinswest | July 13, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

tks, CL, and F DUI's as well, correct?

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 13, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Any news from the festivities in Bethesda last night? I checked the news and didn't hear of any fires or riots.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

We need a new thread BADLY! This one is just too long to navigate....

Posted by: Lisa | July 13, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I don't like your favorite music? You don't like mine? Guess that's why iPods are so damn popular.

Policy statement - I don't care what music you like as long as I am not forced to listen to it. Favorite music is about as personal as it gets. (It might just have something to do with the concept that no two people hear anything exactly the same way.)

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

No Jasno sightings yet today is curious. Maybe he is still sitting in that bar in Bethesda, waiting for bloggers to show up. Or vice versa. (Waiting for Jasno.)

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Yes F DUIs

Otter that pretty much sums it up.....although it is fun to argue about...

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

We have never exceeded 1000 posts on a blog topic previously, based on earlier discussions. Isn't this one setting new records? (Nate and MVD would know.)

In lieu of a Jasno sighting (currently), let's push on today and send this one over 1000. (Too bad Nate is building sand castles today.)

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Yeah let's keep it to football. The Raiders signed Isaiah Kacyvenski. I think this is the move that finally pushes them to the top of the AFC.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Willie -

In lieu of a carpool arrangement, maybe Stumped should arrive by public transportation and then you can take him home afterward. (Portland does have some kind of public transportation, don't they? Buckboards for hire, local stagecoaches, something?)

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

chris, i not only like him. i love him. he's the most likeable, lovable person in the spotlight i've ever seen. the guy has no major flaws (isn't greedy, absolutely no pride what so ever when it comes to taking shti from people who know way way less than he does). personally he's everything i wish i could be. the guy is a football genius and people like st. joe treated him like he was a fcking village idiot. F st. joe for that! hey, st. joe if you're so fcking smart what's your record since you came back compared to spurrier's?

AND st. joe gutted the team. got himself a brand spanking "new" running back and a QB before he coached a single game. got his unemployed friends highest coaching contracts like other teams were dying to have them on their staff.

i guess my love for spurrier is more relative and a reaction to people's love affair with st. joe. everyone thinks and loves st. joe up here and thinks he's like light years smarter than spurrier. and yet with twice the payroll, twice the coaching experience, with handpicked QB, what has joe II done that was so extraordinarily greater than spurrier?
the guy has THREE NFL headcoaches running his offense and defense.

[Joe I was an amazing coach. his feat of three SB with three diff. quarterbacks is unparalleled in my opinion in NFL history. but that was Joe I. ]

i don't think spurrier will come back to NFL. there's way too much bullshti in the nlf than in college. people who know how to talk more than they know football like Mike Nolan will have better coaching careers than people who know football and can't really deal with bullshti that nfl coaching job comes with.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Wow Dealer - that could have been like 12 posts!

I do agree that Spurrier got the shaft while here in DC. All those successful years in college coaching indicate that he knows the game well and knows how to coach. So F Snyder for that.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

chris, was just messing. though i have no doubt that it would be ME who'd be hiding behind jm220's large frame :)

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

An unknown named Salma Hayek. Before your battery dies, look up a few screenshots from this movie.

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 03:19 AM

Muga,
I was surfin for a luscious link to Ms Hayek, when the Battery whent Kaput.

Bloggers, IOU one gratuitous (but tasteful) linky.

Posted by: Stumped (?) | July 13, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

agreed otter. we need to push this thing to 1K. for MV!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

It's time for conspiracy theories regarding Jasno and the big blog bash in bethesda last night.

Maybe it all went just fine but Jasno is still trying to catch up reading all of these posts before he makes an appearance here today.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, jm, Erudit Main, dealer... many, many thanks for the warm birthday wishes.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

...The Raiders signed Isaiah Kacyvenski...

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 12:01 PM

The unabomber? Leave it to Al Davis.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

skinswest, this'll be the first thousand-threader...

Otter and dealer, thanks for championing the cause...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

dealer to Spurrier:

"Did you ever know that you're my hero? You're everything I wish I could beeeee"

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

MVDame- Happy B'day wishes as well.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

(Damn, I almost forgot.)

Happy Birthday, MV Dame!

Hope you are enjoying your day as much as sfskin enjoyed hers yesterday.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Dealer,

I know how you feel with Spurier, personally I think almost every coach since Norv got a bad deal here in DC.

Norv, was screwed over in many ways here but at least he got a honest few years to try and make the team work.

I do understand why Spurier did not stay after year two, as things seemed to go from bad to worse in DC. To be fair he made some mistakes that contributed to that, letting go of Stephen Davis for Trung Candidate, IMHO that is a worse move then any Gibbs has made. The Ramsy thing I understand, we had no starting QB when Spurier came in, so draft a rookie and pray it works out. Thats what I would do. And I really think Spurrier may have been able to get him to work out if they had stuck arround.

Posted by: 35332 | July 13, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Thanks 4-12 and Otter, again. Don't know that I'm enjoying anything right now. Up until 4:00 am blogging my effing guts out, and then up four hours later for work. I'm numb...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

dealer, it's not that we are idolizing Gibbs we (at least me) just do not see the "football genius" in Spurrier that you do. At least not in the NFL. For the life of me, your idolization baffles me. Probably as much as my idolization of Shawn Springs baffles you :)

Posted by: Lisa | July 13, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Conspiracy theory #2 -

Jasno was kidnapped in Bethesda and is being held for ransom by Mark Maske fans.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Mark Maske fans? You're more likely to come across Yeti than one of those...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

been gone for a while, hope everyone has been well......who in the world idolizes Spurrier? He is a terrible coach. All he did at Florida was recruit athletes, in college the better athletes win its that simple, but in the NFL when all of the athletes are relatively equal, coaching matters, and we saw how Spurrier did there didn't we.

Anybody heard anything about any Dline moves we might be doing?

Posted by: jack | July 13, 2007 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Conspiracy Theory #3 -

Jasno was kidnapped in Bethesda by several crazies from ES who can't understand why their own blog sucks.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Here's to another thread after we hit 1k, has anyone here actually read all the posts? No fibbing now...

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | July 13, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't disagree more on Spurrier on every level. Hated him at FLA, cried myself to sleep when we hired him, and hated every miserable second of his regime...and the 10-6 one playoff victory season Gibbs 2.0 gave us trumps Surrier running up the score on the 49ers in his first preseason game has regime highlights..

Spurrier had full keys to the kingdom and chose Shane Mathews, Wuerfel all those horrible recievers (Jaquez Green anyone?)...


But hey different strokes right, not in the mood to argue....

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

line...we might be doing?

DC Mayor talk was earlier in this thread...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Conspiracy Theory #3.14159

Having been mistaken for Jared Gaither, JLA was selected by the Ravens in the fifth round of yesterday's NFL supplemental draft.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Spurrier is a great college coach. No doubt about it. His "system" is perfect for college, especially at a program where he can recruit better athletes than the other schools. But he found out, as we all did, that it just doesn't work in the NFL. 5 guys (great, now I need a burger) trying to block 7 rushers = QB on his a$$.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I have PDC, no lie.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Yeti a regular poster here for awhile? I think he wanted the Skins to draft a CB.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

"letting go of Stephen Davis for Trung Candidate, IMHO that is a worse move then any Gibbs has made."

Let me take this a step farther...THE WORST MOVE IN REDSKINS HISTORY SINCE PRESTOM MARSHALL WOULDNT HIRE BLACK PLAYERS!!!!!

May Spurrier forever be cursed for that alone. SD should have played his whole career here and how he got treated can be spelled this way:

D-I-S-G-R-A-C-E

Posted by: chris larry | July 13, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

23 to go. Who wants it?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I have read all the posts on this thread at least once. (I have read several posts more than once.)

It's been a fun experience, but only because I didn't try to read them all at once.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeti posted so much we were "snowed" under.

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

His draft choices were "abominable."

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Lisa -

After reading your most recent post to Dealer (re: Spurrier), I was expecting you to finish with another "Click Clack". LOL!

(Damn NFLN commercials.)

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Dame, I did not get an email from you....
Can't believe we have almost 1,000 comments on this thread....we're over 65k...Happy birthday to sfskin and to Anthony Irwin Kornheiser, whose birthday is today. I'm mentally preparing to return to work and awaiting the Becks presser. It'll be great to see him and then he'll open his mouth and that girly voice will come out. Sigh.

Posted by: Cindy | July 13, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Man I have suppressed my venom and bile over spurrier now for three years.....and now I am sitting at work shaking, ready to explode...all that pitchin and catchin ol'e ball coach I dont care about defense.....ARGGGGGGGGGGGG

Posted by: Chris larry | July 13, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

All at once,
I finally took a moment and I'm realizing that
You're not coming back
And it finally hit me all at once
All at once,
I started counting teardrops and at least a million fell
My eyes began to swell,
And all my dreams were shattered all at once

Whitney! Definite MGP material!

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Stephen Davis "didn't fit my system"......any coach who a 1400 and 10 td back doesn't fit there system is an arrogant piece of bleep and doesn't deserve to be in charge of making my lunch much less an NFL franchise. Also, while I liked Ramsey as a person, does anybody really think he was worth a 1st round pick? and hello Rod Gardner....Spurrier was beyond terrible and stupid.

Posted by: Jack | July 13, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

She's gorgeous.

http://www.hispanianews.com/archive/2003/01/25/salma.jpg

Even Ms Stumped agrees.

Ella es la mujer más hermosa del mundo.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Tony and I have the same birthday? Wow.

*tears streaming down face*

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

If Cuban buys the Cubs, does that mean no more beltbuckle stories about Danny?

Posted by: mugamack | July 13, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

From the Soccer Insider blog:

Soccer Insider is awesome...Goff just drops a couple of flakes into the water and we are like koi fish jumping, mouth-open, to the surface of the pond.

Meanwhile, SI nudges ever closer to surpassing La Canfora's comment totals!

Posted by: DE | July 12, 2007 04:19 PM

This is one of the problems with soccer -- there is this reality distortion field that allows fanboys to dream up calls (or non-calls) right out of their a$$e$!

Posted by: cload and daggar | July 13, 2007 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Anyone see when I punk'd Salma?

Posted by: Ashton Kutcher | July 13, 2007 12:49 PM | Report abuse

MVD on Yeti - LOL!

For those who aren't blessed with the availability of the NFL Network, you will be amazed to know that they only have about 6 commercials that they run CONSTANTLY in tight rotation. (Lisa's reference to Spurrier/"Click Clack" is one of them.)

After you watch NFLN for awhile, the commercials start playing constantly in your head. It's not necessarily a good thing.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:49 PM | Report abuse

F Soccer

Posted by: chRIS Larry | July 13, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

MVDame,
Happy Birthday!
Hey, when are you moving back to mommaDC?

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Otter, I actually like watching the "click clack" commercials but not because of Spurrier.

Love watching Vernon Davis....the guy has a physique to die for.

Posted by: Lisa | July 13, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Wish I had NFL dish package....

But I do have Sirius satelite and the NFL channell is LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: chRIS Larry | July 13, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Conspiracy Theory #4 -

Jasno ran into the Czech Republic's national soccer team in Bethesda and they are still out somewhere partying.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Email resent, Cyn Cyty.

Thanks, Otter!

October, Stumped, and thanks for the birthday wishes!

About to have my birthday lunch...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Ugh, not another Spurrier argument!

Man: But I paid for a good argument!
Mr. Vibrating: No, you paid for an argument.
Man: Well, an argument's not the same as contradiction.

Mr Vibrating: It can be.

Man: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a definite proposition.

Mr Vibrating: No it isn't.

Man: Yes it is. It isn't just contradiction.

Mr Vibrating: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.

Man: But it isn't just saying "No it isn't".

Mr Vibrating: Yes it is.

Man: No it isn't, an argument is an intellectual process... contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.

Mr Vibrating: No it isn't.

Man: Yes it is.

Mr Vibrating: Not at all.

Posted by: cload and daggar | July 13, 2007 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Liquid birthday lunch hopefully...

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

1st!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

1001!

"JAGS, FINS IN A TURD WATCH TIE

The recent no contest plea entered by Jacksonville tackle Khalif Barnes on DUI charges gave the Jags one more point in Turd Watch, pushing them to 42 for the "season."

The additional point also puts them in a deadlock with the Miami Dolphins for first place in the Turd Watch standings.

Here are the leaders: Jaquars 42; Dolphins 42; Titans 31; Buccaneers 30; Steelers 24; Bengals 22; Broncos 20.

The AFC is crushing the NFC by the score of 234 to 86. The entire NFC East has zero points, and nine other NFC teams have six points or less.

"

Posted by: 4th | July 13, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Conspiracy Theory #5 -

After a long evening of drinking, the alcohol and new household demands of fatherhood combine to crush Jasno as soon as he gets to his car. As a result, he is still sleeping it off in a cool garage, somewhere in Bethesda.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

i thought this was a freaking Redskins blog people?

Posted by: jack | July 13, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Conspiracy Theory #6: He ran out of gas on the way to B'more.

Data that contradicts the conspiracy theory: He could've kept the car going on fumes.

Posted by: cload and daggar | July 13, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

F Soccer (it needed to be said again).

And F SI - you wannabe blogger guys.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

"Are we there yet?"

Yes, yes we are! We are now up to about 1007 (or thereabouts) for this dandy little thread that began on 7/11. (At least the date will be easy to remember when Cindy forgets again that it has already been done.)

Maybe Nate can etch "1000" into the side of his memorial sand castle today, to honor the blog in an appropriate manner.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Conspiracy Theory #7

Jasno quit after receiving his new assignment. Cover the Softball World Cup, and this time, MAKE IT POP!

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 1:10 PM | Report abuse

No worries jack. In a few weeks we'll have training camp and can start BOGO about the team non-stop. Enjoy this calm before the storm (if we can call 1,000 posts on a thread 'calm'), get to know your fellow bloggers, give serious props to jm220 (THE MAN), and maybe wish some happy birthdays. No news is good news right now.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Jack, it is - and it is also freaking July. The NFL is on vacation, the Redskins are on vacation, half the city is on vacation. Like Jasno in his Jetta, we are cruising on fumes here until training camp starts up in a couple of weeks. Until then, you can enjoy this cornucopia of comedy and criticism, or zip on over to Soccer Insider, where they can wow you with riveting tales of corner kicks.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

stephen davis thing worse than arche deluxe?

let me say this...it wasn't spurrier who went to uncle jun and said "i want trung for davis!" WTF!!!! why can't you people get that? *i'm not mad*

seriously. was fcking trung the best mr. popeyed motherfcker could do?????

year 1:
davis btchin and moanin about how they're not running the ball...
he was a power runner. spurrier *thought* they needed someone like marshal faulk.

and it was YOUR uncle (jun) that thought that trung was marshal faulk. that's not spurrier. that's snyder and his racquetball partner who have no CLUE about nfl talent. THEY picked ramsey! not spurrier. where's ramsey now?

ramsey played just like
contd...

puhlease!

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Happy birthday, Damester!
I think the Redskins should try to get Beckham.

Posted by: Cindy | July 13, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

ramsey played JUST like he played in college. he's still playing like that in the nfl. the guy hasn't changed a bit.

he hasn't started a single game in the nfl since he went down on that hit...c'mon...

dudes, give this guy a QB who wasn't a statue and would throw away the ball once in a while...and see what happens.

and i'm not sure spurrier is/was a good recruiter in college either. i think all of florida like california is just filled with great athletes...

contd...

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

yes he did

Posted by: cload and daggar | July 13, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

lisa, i was so sure that i was going to read "mark brunell" and not "shawn springs" at the end of the sentence. :)

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Cindy -

In case you missed it (which you may have done by skipping the first 950 posts here), this has been birthday week on the blog: sfskin's was yesterday, MV Dame's is today, Stumped has tomorrow locked up. So we've been partying like it was 1789.

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

What a banner day for RI! Way to go peeps!

Cyn Cyty - remember if Becks played fubol he'd have a helmet on and then what is the point?

Spurrier - blech! Not an NFL coach (sorry dealer). Tried to play the college game at the pro level with college coaches and college players. And even I can play humbled on TV. Guy came here cause he got a boat load of cash and keys to the kingdom and face planted. Nothing different about him except he sucked. Saban is the the same story.

BTW - is it me or are Tom Petty and Martina Navratalova (top 5 athletes ever) twins?

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

otter, i got sunday

Posted by: connskins | July 13, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

CD import update - I go hot and cold with the Beatles all the time but no matter how cold I get Abbey Road is really an extraoridnary album.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

no need to apologize sfskin. "everyone has a different point of view". i'll let you guys know what i really think when i see him in person.

ummm what was i saying...

ohh yeah...check this link out from espn's front page What would you do if you had money to throw around (other than buy a vice president of some powerful country)

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

i hate spurrier and can't defend him but rod gardner was a schottenheimer pick.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, connskins! Happy Birthday to you! (In advance, of course.) Enjoy the party! Have some cake!

Hey Stumped - Happy Birthday (in advance) to you as well! Enjoy your day and have fun tonight!

Anyone else celebrating this week?

(okay, time for lunch)

Posted by: Otter | July 13, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

oops! correction it should've read:

"What would you do if you had money to throw around (other than buy a couple of presidencies of some powerful country)"

sorry i get haliburton and the mideast countries mixed up. haliburton is based in abu dabi.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 1:43 PM | Report abuse

BTW - is it me or are Tom Petty and Martina Navratalova (top 5 athletes ever) twins?

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 01:29 PM

There are no similarities whatsoever. He looks like a woman and she looks like a man.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Otter,
You're in rare form, LMGO.

I hope Jasno is not choking on his own vomit.

So has anyone filed a missing persons' report?

Did anyone meet up last night?

And what's come over Sally lately?

Who shot LaRon?

Jack, loosen up this IS a redskins blog, hang with it for awhile till you've got nothing else to say about football, until well, something else happens.

Nate, put him on the ROLL CALL.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

For the sake of numbers and so I don't get rusty over the summer.

Briefest of history of DC:

Basically the "founding fathers" wanted a capital city independent of any state or other city so they wouldn't get overpowered/intimidated. (as happened with angry farmers in Philly in 1783)

Long discussions ensued over time about where to locate it. The idea of a capital as an indpendent city was put into the Constitution (this questionable if DC can even legally become a state w/out an amendment)

Story goes that basically GDub was given the choice of where to locate the city and he chose Georgetown-Alexandria-Hamburg(Foggy Bottom) area cause of navigable river (Potomac), established tobacco port G-town and convenient location near his own home/plantation.

There were some behind the scenes goings on between Jefferson and Hamilton who were fighting about banks and money and stuff. They set it up to ensure that the capital city would be on the border of North and South although south of Mason Dixon and in exchange Hamilton got his bank and the assumption of state debt.

Shocking as it sounds legislator was never ever meant to be a full time job so plunking the capital on top of a swamp was seen as a way to ensure that our elected officials didn't stay here all year around and get it into their heads that they should wield lots o' power. AC changed all that.

Anyhoo we've had many nicknames over the years including Land of Miserable Huts.
For first few decades population ranged in the 5-10,000.

Oh and then VA took it's land back in during "the war of norther aggression".

Well that's the history I learned at least.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Tom Petty and Martha Stewart though, hmmm.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

sorry i get haliburton and the mideast countries mixed up. haliburton is based in abu dabi.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 01:43 PM

Haliburton is Abu Dabi.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I thought Haliburton was based up cheney's wazoo.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

One more interesting note (well at least to me) G-town was the black neighborhood for most of DC's history due to port and slave trade/market (ugh).

Thus the oldest African American church in the city is actually at the corner of P and 26th ( I think). Probably one of the first instances of massive "gentrification" occured in G-town during FDR.

As federal gov't balooned in size new officials came into G-town as a place to live separating themselves from legistlative branch, finding very cheap old big homes and theoritically a bit cooler in the summer.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious pic on the Post home page. Anybody know what species of fruit fly Posh Beckham is?

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Sorry guys. You can take the teacher out of the school but you can't take the school out of the teacher.

Plus I'm just a dork.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

SMACK- Seen the pic on the front page of the $0.35 edition? He looks like he's thinkifying real good.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

we could at the very least talk football. that would be fun.....

Posted by: jack | July 13, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

species = spiceratus de girlato

Posted by: connskins | July 13, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

jack, we tried talking about football. even lisa, the optimist prime, got depressed looking at the skins.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

1,004?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

1,004?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

re-do:

jack, we tried talking about football. But even lisa, the optimist prime, got depressed looking at the skins roster.

and i heard you should try to avoid things that depress you.

but here's what EVERYONE and their maaama agree on:

Skins go where JC goes! end of story. can't wait till the first preseason game!

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

The WaPo still only costs $0.35? Wow.

What can you buy for 0.35? Three drops of gas? A sip of Coke? Half a stick of gum?

jack - be patient football always comes back and give the peeploggers some credit. They've beaten every dead football horse to the bones. We've even discussed chin straps on helmets!

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

1040? Is it tax time, 4th?

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

football for jack. hmmmmm. let's see. Redskins, me likey.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

In fact as I think about it we've disected and discussed every aspect of this team from FO to Parking Lot.

The only thing I don't think we've touched on is the trainers. I love Bubba Tyer!

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

lol sfskin. can't even buy a damn stamp for .35 anymore.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

SMACK- Seen the pic on the front page of the $0.35 edition? He looks like he's thinkifying real good.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 02:04 PM

Yeah, that's the look a dog gets when his water dish is empty. That lapel pin ain't gonna save you this time Georgie boy.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Friday, July 13, 2007
Grateful Freeney signs $72 million deal with Colts

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
By John Clayton
ESPN.com

Defensive end Dwight Freeney has spent his entire football career chasing and sacking quarterbacks. Now, he's going to be paid as the premier player at his position.

Freeney, the Indianapolis Colts' franchise player, signed a six-year, $72 million contract with the team Friday that includes a $30 million signing bonus. He becomes the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.

Posted by: 4th | July 13, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Actually, while I still think its reprehensible that we did nothing to help our d-line this offseason (which would make us a very legit deep playoff team) I like what we have brewing, I think the key is will griffin , daniels, salavea, and springs stay healthy. JC is going to go through ups and downs, but if we have springs and can play man d in the secondary using Washington, Landry, and the Rock blitzing all we need is the d line to stay healthy and stop the run,. JC won't have to carry the team we'd be able to let ladell and clinton earn their paychecks cause our d will stop people again. If Griffin goes down though its same as last year 4.5 yds/carry and a piss poor dline again.

Posted by: Jack | July 13, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Alright just for you Jack.

Where do you guys see your best training camp battles being? Which positions are most wide-open. Any skins you think might get shticanned to light a fire under the team?

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

1,047th!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

1,047th!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Becks is #23, I know he was in Spain but that # has a whole different set of expectations aqui en los Estados Unidos.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

btw, dealer, do you have to cuss so much? you use the * key or bleep, who knows who is in here, my kids are skins fans and read this blog a lot, I'd rather not have them see your language.

Posted by: jack | July 13, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Highest paid defensive player ever? Is that right? I thought Nate Clements got like 80mil.

Posted by: SMACK | July 13, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I think #WR is open. ARE was the guy at the end of last season but I'm assuming Mr. Lights in My Eyes will be given a shot.

Or has that already been decided?

I hate to even say this outloud but honestly if CP doesn't bring da noise and da funk due to injury and Betts picks up where he left off we're going to be having this discussion for a few days. I'm on record as saying CP CP CP CP CP! Unless his injury is such that playing him jeopordizes the long term.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I think it will be interesting to see if Blaylock, Espy, and Collins/Brunel make the team. Its an interesting clash b/w Saunders guys Blaylock, Espy, & Collins and Gibbs' guys Cartwright, Thrash, and Brunel. In the end, I think Collins gets cut and everyone else makes the team and we just go with two TE's every week.

Posted by: jack | July 13, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

chris larry - I believe you might have a resposne to jack's post. . . .

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry. I don't know "Jack."

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:39 PM | Report abuse

CPCPCPCPCPCPCCPCPCPCPCPCPCPPCCP!!!!!
I like Betts, but he doesn't have CP's vision and game breaking ability. I'd love to see them both on the field on 3rd's though, with betts catching ability d's would have a tough time covering moss, cooley, betts, and still worrying bout CP carrying the ball.

Posted by: Jack | July 13, 2007 2:39 PM | Report abuse

No liquid lunch today, 4-12. I'm running on fumes as it is...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

jack - I presume you're joking about your kids and the blog and if you're not then STOP them RIGHT NOW!

They deserve to have a life with real people and fresh air and stuff. Just look at Stumped!

Someone might call Child Protective Services on you if you don't intervene right now!

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

hilarious dame, never gotten that one before, very original........oh wait, I have heard it before

Posted by: jack | July 13, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather them blogging about the Redskins than doing all the other crap that's on the internet.

Posted by: jack | July 13, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Re: Tyer

(Get it? Re: Tyer? Oof... I'm delirious from lack of sleep right now.)

sfskin, check out the thread from November 9, 2006 -- Obligatory Injury Update - and its first post:

Does Bubba tire?
Injuries keep him busy
All-Season-Tyer

Posted by: MV Dame | November 9, 2006 01:03 PM

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute is jack Jack? Or is jack jack and Jack Jack?

Happy Birthday - whoever has a b-day today.

Posted by: charlie | July 13, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

MV - I didn't remember your verse. Well I stand corrected then. We have covered every topic.

BTW here is what my mom told me when I turned 33 - "Hey you're now the same age Jesus was when he was crucified." What exactly does one do with that piece of information?

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

*PAUSE*
can i have everyone's attention please!

i got this e-mail from a dude named Sridhar Murthi @ gmail.com. it was sent to people who haven't paid for their tickets yet.


Dear Washington Redskins Season Ticket Holder,


Invoices for season tickets are due by July 13th. Do you want to keep your seats, but can't pay for them? Call, 1-800-399-2190, or email me with your locations. We will buy your tickets! This way you get to keep your Redskins tickets and not give them up. Waitlist is over 10+ years long, don't lose your tickets. Call today!

Call toll free 1-800-399-2190.

--Your Redskins Tickets Connection.

HOW THE **** did he get MY PERSONAL e-mail address????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

jack, about cussing. you're absolutely right. i'll do my best not to even use the ****.

btw peeps, i have the list of e-mail addresses who haven't paid! and it's LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!!! LMGO!!!! they used CC instead of BCC! LOL!!! too funny.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Damn (sorry jack's kids) dealer. That's f**d (again, apologies) up. Let's call Sridhar and find out, shall we?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Do the Skins have your email? Maybe this is them in "disguise."

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

i think it was "charlie" not chris larry!!!! that should go on my list of names that i'm taking. "all you white people look alike!"

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

ohhhhhhhhhh *DUHHHHHH*

sfskin, i think you're right. this is stubhub. he/she probly works for stubhub.com aka EBAY!

i'm gonna call 'em right now...

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Just checked my email. Nothing from our boy Sridhar yet.

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

dealer,

Why don't you e-mail the entire list and tell them to join us here on RI?

Posted by: charlie | July 13, 2007 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I'm getting that now, too, sf. But I take solace in a line from the movie "Molokai: The Story of Father Damien" (my namesake, of course)...

Upon his arrival on the island of Molokai to help the lepers he says:

"Lord, you ended your life at 33 and at 33, I begin mine."

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

i called...it goes to an answering machine.

Why don't you e-mail the entire list and tell them to join us here on RI?

ummmmmm i think i'm going to try to sell it. just as the skins did.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

either way, sorry for the lack of consistency

Posted by: Jack or jack | July 13, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

correction.

it wasn't sridhar murthi with a naked CC list. it was another e-mail reminding me and *hold for the count* apx. 500-700 people.

actually after some further detectiver work here's what i found...


Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 3:16 PM | Report abuse

1,077th!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 3:16 PM | Report abuse

okay. i was looking at the addressee list (counting) and i find this e-mail address "murthys@qwestonline.com"....

which looked very familiar to srmurthyvt@gmail.com (the guy who spammed all of us!!!!)

guess what mr. murthy, what goes around comes around baby. you gonna need splainin to do to qwest.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Happy birthday MV!

dealer - are you being honest about Spurrier or just trying to drum up some more posts. It doesn't seem that somebody could really beleive that he is both a football genius and modest or humble. His "system" is to have a lot of WR go long and chuck it deep, if he wasn't at a big school with a good climate, he never would have been successful in college, and he couldn't win in the NFL if he coached a Pro Bowl team against regular teams. And he is a major ego-maniac, i've hated him since florida, but that could be part because I am a Husker fan and there is a little history there

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 13, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

UGH!!!

skins didn't sell our e-mail addresses.

this dude (i called) got the addresses from the skins e-mail (whomever sent it left the addresses naked and didn't BCC)...and tried to make a quick buck.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

More thank you's for birthday wishes going out to Cyn Cyty and gethanr13...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

also, Happy Birthday wishes to those over the weekend, I will be going out of town this weekend so won't be able to post later

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 13, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

hey Stumpeded,

on behalf of myself, i'd like to wish ya the happiest of bdays and let ya know that if ya want me to pick you up and take ya home, i can do that, which would free you up to help me diminish the sweet stack o' fun tickets i'm packin' to make sure you get all the bday brew yer belly can hold.
mayhap miz stumpeded would drop ya off and then i could make sure ya get home ok, huh?
you can email me at flipthatswitch at gmail dot com if any of this sounds good.
otherwise, i'll still spring for your brew and you can crawl your self home, whaddaya think about that?

Posted by: Willie | July 13, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

so to recap:

1. skins send an e-mail out to remind people to pay up or lose the tickets and deopsit. but they didn't BCC the list of e-mails.

b. 2 and a half hours later one of the guys who was on the list tried to make a quick buck murthys@qwestonline.com by e-mailing everyone on the list and he DID rember to BCC the list.

4. i tried to call but there's an answering machine with a dude's voice.

now that i think about it...2 and a half hours is a pretty short amount of time to get a 1-800 number setup and everything...

jason, this worth investigamating?

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

As one analyst put it, in college you don't need to be a great coach, you need to be a great recruiter. That way, the players win on talent, not on great coaching - which explains why college coaches don't do so well at the pro level.

I personally am pretty neutral towards Spurrier - however it is interesting to note that the longer he stayed, the less respect he received from the players who eventually basically didn't care towards the end.

Posted by: charlie | July 13, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Gethanr13,

I thought Spurrier was going to be "all that" for the Redskins. Boy was he a big major disappointment and fiasco at the pro level.

As for the assertion that he's only done well at big schools with good climates....He actually succeeded at Duke. He had them playing really well and actually winning games. For Duke, that's saying something too.

He's been successful at college ball wherever he's been. I think.

Posted by: 'Canes Fan | July 13, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Now I gotta worry about offending Jack's kids....oy vey.......F that...is there any where an adult can hang out nowadays!??!?!?!?!


I appreciate the effort Jack but those FB topics have been talked to death,....seems to me people are gabbing up here about BS to rest our minds for the brain scramble that will begin in a few weeks...at some point we just have to see how it plays out on the field....

Posted by: chris Larry | July 13, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

dealer - maybe this guy answered one of those TV ads where they talk about making $10,000 p/month without leaving their home.

In the background is a big house with a waterfall pool that looks suspiciously like one of the houses in the San Fernando Valley where they shoot most porn movies.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

sfskin- Um, do those houses have addresses? lol

Posted by: 4-12 (subbing for Bangbros) | July 13, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, did you know that i was offered a job at a porn company? all for wrong reasons of course. :) yep. tis true. in 2002. i declined. and yes the "benefits" were everything you'd imagine them to be.

i wonder if anyone's "faithful" to their wives at porn companies. and how long do those marriages last i wonder.

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

sf, about October. I'm going to be out there for the Packers game Sun 10/14. (Are the early game West Coast kick-offs really at 10:00 am?) I was thinking maybe we could meet at a sports bar of your choosing to watch and celebrate (or commiserate) together. I imagine the lady-friend I'll be visiting would join us (fyi - she's a huge wonder woman fan), so it should be a riot all around.

All very tentative talk, though. Really just thinking ahead a little...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 13, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

it was in roseville, ca. aaaaaaaaaaahhh what coulda been. just kidding!!! mrs. dealer! just kidding!

Posted by: dealer | July 13, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

MV - that'd be grrreeeaat. Yep sadly it is 10:00am but anything for the Skins.

We can do this via email so as not to disrupt the "flow" of the blog or make jack more of an unhappy boy. : )

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

dealer - wow that's quite the job offer.

I keep an ongoing mental list of World's Worst Jobs.

#1 always is fluffer.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Others on the list include

Parking Enforcement
Toll Collector
Stool Sample analyzer
Port-a-Potty handler
Gift wrapper at holiday time
Guy who carries the "football" for the Prez

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

sfskin- Wouldn't fluffer be an entry-level job so to speak? Couldn't one work her way up the, ahem, totem pole to porn star status?

Posted by: 4-12 | July 13, 2007 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I was just thinking. In the next few years we will have 2 new sports stadiums in DC. the Baseball and Soccer stadiums? That gives us 5 outdoor stadiums and 3 indor, in the region (including schools) right? I can't think of any other city that has that many.

Posted by: 35332 | July 13, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

DC will need an Olympic bid to go with all the venues.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

If RI makes it to 68,000 by the end of the month (1 year), it will mean RI hamsters have averaged 1 post every 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

The sun never sets on the RI blog.

Willie,
Thanks for the ride offer. I'll check the bus schedule. But, I should try to play within myself tonight and get serious after the Skins win the Division.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: charlie | July 13, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

nothin is gonna stop these geeks, they are really motivated

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

yes, there are other cities with more stadiums.
time to drink

Posted by: mick | July 13, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

ITA

Posted by: September | July 13, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Remember anon,

The FIRST rule here is interrupt us ANYTIME that there is some new Redskins information or you have an opinion on ANYTHING about the Skins. We're here to read it and unless it's really stupid or insulting, we welcome anyone with open cyber-arms.

Posted by: charlie | July 13, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link Charlie I hadn't seen that.

4-12 - I don't think you have to "work your way onto the screen" in adult entertainment. That's why I put fluffer at #1 cause it means you can't even make it in porn.

CD transfer update - Zydeco music needs more accolades.

Posted by: sfskin | July 13, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Ugh. Need new post.

Posted by: skinswest | July 13, 2007 5:50 PM | Report abuse

ITBF

Posted by: Anonymous | July 13, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how Nate's sand castle is going?

Yesterday a flood, today a sandcastle, go figure.

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Did I miss a meeting...are going for the 100K on this post alone?

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | July 13, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Hey Cheyenne,
Where have you been?
You made the VMCL...


Virtual Mayberry List of Citizens:

Mayor- Jla
Treasurer - Cyn city
Sheriff - jm220
Deputy - Nate in the PDX
Sage - Old School
Moral Authority - Lisa
Political Activist - 35332
Graphic Engineer - Bucktown Skins Fan
Military Adviser - Cheyenne, Wy
Bleeding Heart Liberal - sfskins
Referee - Zebra
Comedian - Art Monk To the Sticks
Loner - SMACK
Cabbie - Dealer
Minister of Information - 4th
VFA Advisor - Redskins Willie
Nickname Minister - dcsween
FutBol advisor - RedCoat
Passer by - Adam from Philly
Town Drunk/ Rugby advisor - kost

Do not have titles for some like skinswest, MVDame and others, but I need to get some work done.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 10:58 AM

Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Virtual Mayberry List of Citizens:

Mayor- Jla
Treasurer - Cyn city
Sheriff - jm220
Deputy - Nate in the PDX
Sage - Old School
Moral Authority - Lisa
Political Activist - 35332
Graphic Engineer - Bucktown Skins Fan
Military Adviser - Cheyenne, Wy
Bleeding Heart Liberal - sfskins
Referee - Zebra
Comedian - Art Monk To the Sticks
Loner - SMACK
Cabbie - Dealer
Minister of Information - 4th
VFA Advisor - Redskins Willie
Nickname Minister - dcsween
FutBol advisor - RedCoat
Passer by - Adam from Philly
Town Drunk/ Rugby advisor - kost

Do not have titles for some like skinswest, MVDame and others, but I need to get some work done.

Posted by: Zebra | July 11, 2007 10:58 AM


Posted by: Stumped | July 13, 2007 06:21 PM

ooh ooh can I be the local chapter President of TRIADS? You know. The Tony Romo is a Doofus Society. I'll just sit in the back and spout obnoxious ramblings about Tony Romo the wonder QB. If the positon is already taken, a similar post for LBM would be most welcome.

Posted by: skinswest | July 13, 2007 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Here at the bar with Redskins Willie and Stumped, who turns 29 again at midnight. They are shooting pool, I am testing the WiFi. Is the blog asleep?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we may win the NFC East, or turn 47...cue the crickets.


Ha, ha, ha.

Posted by: Stumped | July 14, 2007 12:34 AM | Report abuse

We are trying desperately to let Stumped win a game of pool, but we're stymied at every attempt. Oh well. Happy birthday, buddy.

Great jukebox in this joint.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Alas,
While I wasn't looking Nate lines up the 8 ball for me. So it goes down baby! Wrong pocket, Nate wins, rackem.

Fate.

Posted by: Stumped | July 14, 2007 12:57 AM | Report abuse

The live-blog-o-rama isn't going totally unappreciated. Good times. And the night is still young.

Posted by: SMACK | July 14, 2007 1:24 AM | Report abuse

shootin' pool, a hunnert bucks a game. i'm up 200 on Stumpede, but down 500 to my main man Nate.
on'y one way to go.
more beer. then raise the bet.
VFA?

I'm the Virtual Freakin' A**hole of the blog?

quod erat demonstratum

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 14, 2007 1:30 AM | Report abuse

ok, the pitchers are workin' their inevitable magic.

am now up 3 hunnert on Stumpede, and down a joint and a roach to Nate.

shouldn't be long before i break even, unless Chris Larry shows up in which case all bets are off.

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 14, 2007 1:33 AM | Report abuse

I am the luckiest Redskin fan alive. Look at me, surrounded by friends virtual and live in the flesh. Loving it.

And the beer, the beer, ees so niiice.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Ooh, ooh, this is almost sports news!

Today at the end of the sand sculpting charity event, none other than ODIN made an appearance! That's right, I saw Greg Oden today!

He is tall.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 1:38 AM | Report abuse

We just met another Skins fan. We are like Redskins fan flypaper. We are something!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 1:44 AM | Report abuse

This is apropos of nothing as far as our bar night, but

panties

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Here at the bar with Redskins Willie and Stumped, who turns 29 again at midnight. They are shooting pool, I am testing the WiFi. Is the blog asleep?

U-bend blockers RULE!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 2:09 AM | Report abuse

i'm just glad you geeks finally got out of the house

Posted by: Anonymous | July 14, 2007 2:10 AM | Report abuse

That was my post, not Nate's.
In case any one cares.

SfSkin,
Where are you?

Posted by: Stumped | July 14, 2007 2:14 AM | Report abuse

Smack, you should be here.
Sfskin, you're name has been taken more than several times, but never, never, ever in vain.
Can anybody tell that we're high?

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 14, 2007 2:19 AM | Report abuse

WOW! I call this dedication! Out, drinking, shootin' pool AND bloggin'!

Hooray for the coked up hamsters!

I'm lame compared cause I just went out and got beer and then came home.

Posted by: sfskin | July 14, 2007 2:24 AM | Report abuse

sf, you are the total babe, no shti.

we are havin' as much fun as three coked up hamsters can have without a true babe who can spell "renaissance."

are we havin' fun yet?

if i told you that Nate was playin' Johnny Cash songs on the jukebox, wouldja b'lieve me?

Posted by: Redskins Willie | July 14, 2007 2:27 AM | Report abuse

Cumpleanos Feliz!
Joyeux Anniversaire!

You say it's your birthday - du nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh
It was my birthday too yeah!

Go Stumped Go Stumped it's your birthday it's your birthday!

Confessions of idiocy (besides this post).

I was like 27 years old before I realized that "Happy Birthday to you live in a zoo" the line where it says "Any you look like one too!"

For years I didn't realize it meant you loook like one ALSO.

I thought it was like you look like 1 2. And it confused the hell out of me. What does that mean "You look like 1,2?" You look like you're one or two? You look like you're 12?

Yeah my parents paid a shti load of money for my education and this is what it got them. So proud so proud.

Posted by: sfsksin | July 14, 2007 2:28 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Willie - um you spelled QED right at bar with lubrication so I am not worthy.

Johnnie effin Cash! I need to get me some of his stuff.

I'm putting the finishing touches on my b-day party duets playlist.
I finally picked my favorite selection that is my contribution.

Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley! WOOHOO!

Posted by: sfskin | July 14, 2007 2:31 AM | Report abuse

This is awesome. Good good times. Serious.

Stumped might win this one. Really.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 2:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm there in spirit Willie. Have another one on me. My credit card number is 5424 1807 6227 4321.

Posted by: SMACK | July 14, 2007 2:41 AM | Report abuse

14th here, Happy Birthday Stumped!

And Good Luck today VTMatt!

Go Cats!!

Posted by: kost52 | July 14, 2007 2:41 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad to know while I am the world's worst pool player I'm not alone.

Hey Troncon what's the expire date? I need some Johnny Cash music. : )

Posted by: sfskin | July 14, 2007 2:43 AM | Report abuse

We're finshing up at the bar. This has been awesome. We love dem Skins. Portland is our city. The Rose City. Rip City.

Stumped won the last pool game vs. me. Legit.

Shutting down.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 2:46 AM | Report abuse

sfskin, the best duet ever, in my opinion. Iggy Pop and Kate Pierson of the B-52's doing "Candy". Are you familiar with that one?

Posted by: SMACK | July 14, 2007 2:47 AM | Report abuse

Smack - I'm not that I know of. On the other hand, I am notoriously bad at song names.

I'll check it out and add it to the list.

Okay I'm off to zzzzland. I gotta shop and cook and burn CDs tomorrow.

As always RI you make me happy. Thanks!

Posted by: sfskin | July 14, 2007 2:50 AM | Report abuse

just got caught up with the posts.

have fun in portland and keep it rolling, how late are the bars open out there anyway?

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 14, 2007 3:03 AM | Report abuse

We went to a hippie bar per Willie's suggestion and were not let down.

Seriously, after DC itself I think we may be cultivating the best Skins fan scene around. Or that could be the beer talking. I love these dudes, what can I say? Thanks, blog!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 14, 2007 3:07 AM | Report abuse

i'm bored so i tried to figure something out. Not counting this post we have 1140 on this post alone. It has been up for about 68 hours. That means we are averaging 1 post for every 3 minutes an 34.7 seconds. And I will leave you with that.

Posted by: gethanr13 | July 14, 2007 3:11 AM | Report abuse

Wow, you go away for a week leaving the kids behind unsupervised and look what happens!

Superb work JM, you are the best kind of people. I'm planning to go to Biloxi later this year for a weeks' work of carrying things around for real workers (I have no useful skills except a strong back and legs). It's something we should all try to do if we can, we owe this people so much more though.

Dealer, wrt Rushdie, I can't explain the whole UK honours thing it truly makes no sense any more. I find his books pretty tedious so I wouldn't have given him a gong anyway.

Loved the link about the guy a year early for the wedding, you gotta love that.

Back briefly from a peaceful, happy time in Williamsburg and environs and then sitting on a beach not far from Norfolk, VA. Too much sun/food/beer/"other", NO work at all - the joy.

And happy birthday to sfskins, MV Dame and Stumped!

Off to deepest VA for weekend to see sister-in-law in a play (she was an extra in Evan Almighty MV, did it suck?). And then back on Monday, but I suspect my work in-box will be full.

HAIL! (the Dolphins)

Posted by: Redcoat | July 14, 2007 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday, Stumped!

Posted by: Lisa | July 14, 2007 10:00 AM | Report abuse

WE NEED A NEW POST!!!!!!!!!!!

KUDOS TO YOUR WORK IN NOLA....

Posted by: SAY IT AINT SO ADE JIMOH | July 14, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Happy Bastille Day!

Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrive!

Here's a partial translation of La Marseillaise - kinda puts our stars and bombs to a bit of shame. : )

Arise children of the fatherland
The day of glory has arrived
Against us tyranny's
Bloody standard is raised
Listen to the sound in the fields
The howling of these fearsome soldiers
They are coming into our midst
To cut the throats of your sons and consorts

To arms citizens
Form your battalions
March, march
Let impure blood
Water our furrows

What do they want this horde of slaves
Of traitors and conspiratorial kings?
For whom these vile chains
These long-prepared irons?
Frenchmen, for us, ah! What outrage
What methods must be taken?
It is us they dare plan
To return to the old slavery!

Ummm yeah we need a new post.

Posted by: sfskin | July 14, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, do you get skins pre-season games over there? i really NEED to know. thanks!

Posted by: dealer | July 14, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

dealer - we may got some. I have Sunday Ticket but I think you have to be a "Super Fan" to get the preseason games.

I imagine the NFL Network is going replay some of them but I wouldn't count on Skins coverage out here.

I figure there will be some on the Skins offcial site as well. But all in all I'll be scrounging and relying on you guys for play by play.

Posted by: sfskin | July 14, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

(Waving a non-French flag as I restore an old blog tradition)

-11 TCCLs to the French people - for creating a holiday to celebrate the liberation of a mostly-empty building.

-1 TCCL for all the Maryland bloggers who DIDN'T show up in Bethesda on Thursday to drink with Jasno.

1 TCCL to Cyn Cyty - for visiting the blog on Friday and NOT initiating a new thread.

3 TCCLs to sfskin, MV Dame, Stumped, and connskins - for sharing their birthday celebrations with us and partying like it was 1789.

5 TCCLs to JM220 - for all of his efforts and hard work to help others and restore NOLA, one house at a time.

Posted by: Otter | July 14, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

(Sung to a litle lilting tune)

Where in the World is Jason La Canfora?

Posted by: Otter | July 14, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

(And for you non-singers)

"Where's Jasno?"

(Maybe we can chip in and buy Jasno a red and white striped shirt.)

Posted by: Otter | July 14, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Let's go for 2K up here.

Posted by: SMACK | July 14, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Actually let's go for 2038.

Posted by: charlie | July 14, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Places I've lived -

Annandale, Va
Blacksburg, VA
LA
Moab, Utah
Paris, France
San Diego
St. Michael's, MD (very briefly)
Tokyo
Tucson, AZ

Posted by: charlie | July 14, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

So I was just walking down the street when I turned around and saw a "Redskins Car." The car was souped up Skins style....Burgundy and Gold....with 4 Skins flags....and tons of pillows with the Skins logo on the inside. I walked over to the man in the car and gave him a thumbs up...we talked Skins for a few minutes.

Posted by: Lisa | July 14, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

ITBF

Posted by: Anonymous | July 14, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Why has no one mentioned Life of Brian?

Spectator: I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers".
Mrs. Gregory: Aha, what's so special about the cheesemakers?
Gregory: Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken
literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.

Posted by: charlie | July 14, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

ITA

Posted by: Anonymous | July 14, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

ITCF

Posted by: SMACK | July 14, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

where is Cindy with the nothing to report string?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 14, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys won't let LB leave
Posted: Friday July 13, 2007 07:36AM ET
Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis appears to be coming along fine from his torn Achilles' tendon, but the drafting of Anthony Spencer made him uneasy about his future and lack of money. He has asked for more money, his release or a trade, but the Cowboys have no plans to do any of that.

and the cowgirls suck nuts by the way.....

Posted by: clueless smack | July 14, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Well done coming up with a name! Greg Ellis is a LB like I am a neurosurgeon. But if he'll play for 1.8 mil or whatever, why not see it out.

Posted by: SMACK | July 14, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday, Stumped!

Busy here helping with party preparations for my dad and my brother since BOTH of their birthdays are today, also. (Don't ask.)

Will try to check in later and catch up...

Posted by: MV Dame | July 14, 2007 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to all the well wishers.

I must say VTMatt may be the only one having a better day than me.

(Uh, I must admit that my stomach is still quesy and I've had my dose of asprin. My boys out here in PDX treated me very well last night. The even did their best to let me win at pool)

A very successful OTA, I must say, maybe better than the Bethesda event (heh, heh).

BYGO

Posted by: Stumped | July 14, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Room is full of empty people?

Posted by: SMACK | July 14, 2007 10:34 PM | Report abuse

little late sorry...but happy birthday stumped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOX

Posted by: dealer | July 14, 2007 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Damm, only 1166 posts!

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