Thursday, July 17th, 2008 at
You read that title right, Cardboard Tube Fighting. The Seattle Cardboard Tube Fighting League is coming to Washington DC on Saturday July 26th at 3pm on the National Mall. For the price of nothing (yea its free) you may participate in the cardboard tube fighting tournament. The information is here on their website if you want to join in and they recommend cardboard armor and/or costumes…and business suits for some reason.
If i was fighting, i’d fight in a business suit with cardboard armor on top i think. Thats gotta be cooler than what these guys are using. Although I do like the cardboard shield. That seems like it’d be cheating though.
This is a new low for made up sports and events…but it is brilliant in it’s stupidity…if that makes sense. How do you not go to this and have fun? I’d love to whack the shit out of someone with a tube of cardboard and not get arrested for it.
From Tubeduel via Washington City Paper
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 at
Kwame Kilpatrick: Amateur
Mayor For Life: Professional
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at
See that picture right there? Thats Lindsay Czarniak’s caricature drawn up on the wall of the Palm restaurant in Washington DC. For those of you who don’t know, that officially means you’ve “made it” here in town. I didn’t know that Lindsay had “made it”, but apparently she has because she is now on a wall full of DC power players, including Mr. Tony Kornheiser.
Unfortunately for Lindsay…they spelled her name wrong. This picture of the wall was snapped last year for the Washingtonian Magazine so hopefully, the good people of the Palm Restaurant have corrected this egregious error for our new favorite sports personality in town. Also of note…look close and you will see that the artist gave her a pearl necklace. Shame on you Palm, shame on you.
If it wasn’t so damned expensive, we’d go in there tomorrow and check for ourselves to see if any of this is still there, but we’re broke, so someone is going to have to pop in there and let us know if its still the same.
All those who don’t live in DC do not get to see the lovely and talented Lindsay Czarniak on your television every night and that is a shame…but that also means that this little DC tidbit might mean absolutely nothing to you. So instead, here’s a real picture of Lindsay for you to drool over you pervy bastards.
Ms Czarniak, we salute you and, at the very least, we hope you get your name changed on that wall.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at
Howard University Men’s Soccer Coach Joseph Okoh thought he made a love connection over the interwebs after previous attempts on J-Date (Juvenile not Jewish) didn’t work out. Too bad it turned out to be a cop instead of a 13-year old girl.
Okoh was arrested after being netted in a sting operation conducted by the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office as part of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He traveled to Louisa County thinking he was going to give a girl some Bison love and instead ended up posterized in a mug shot. He was charged with one count of using a commuications system to solicit a person under 15 years old with lascivious intent.
He just finished his first year as head coach after coming from Shepherd University. The 2007 Season Outlook for the team states:
Okoh will look to incorporate the Dutch philosophy of “Total Football” to the Bison’s on-the-field strategy, typically a system in which every player is active in all facets of the game, whether it is full-backs joining the offensive attack or wide midfielders tracking back to help defend. In other words, much of the Bison’s focus will be geared around its players’ versatility.
Apparently he had the same Total Molestation game plan. Luckily, his record off the field was just as bad as his record on it. Okoh could have done himself a favor by listening to the words of BDP.
All jokes aside, one has to feel for Okoh’s family for the embarrassment and shame they have to deal with in the coming months thanks to his depraved, selfish actions.
Steve McClaren could use a job these days and the Howard job would give him massive street cred.
Friday, January 25th, 2008 at
Washington DC mayor Adrian Fenty wants the Washington Redskins to return to the nation’s capital. Currently the Redskins play at the 11 year old Fed Ex Field, which is in Landover, Maryland. Former Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke built the stadium with his own money on land given to him by Maryland officials. At the time, Washington DC did not want to give land to the Redskins to build their own stadium. Times have now changed.
Adrian Fenty said on Wednesday that he is going to present a proposal to Redskins owner Dan Snyder for a possible a 100,000-seat domed stadium that also could be used for Super Bowls and other major events. DC’s Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi has gotten involved and will do a financial analysis of the impact that building this stadium and the return of the Redskins to town will have on the city.
To this, I have two things to say 1) It better not cost the tax payers much if anything like the National’s stadium and 2) THANK GOD! Going to FedEx Field is a miserable experience. There is no good way of getting there. If you drive, you’re stuck in traffic, if you metro, you have to take it all the way out to Maryland, then choose to either walk a mile and a half or take a shuttlebus that may or may not leave you once the game is over, causing a crazed mad scramble to find your bus (an adventure unto itself) and get on it before it leaves you.
Once you’re there, the stadium itself has as much character as an office building. There is nothing good to see when walking up to the stadium or when you are in your seat sitting down. If you’re unfortunate enough to sit up in the “nose bleed” seats, you could actually get a nose bleed. You are eye level with helicopters that fly around the stadium and I have seen several cases of vertigo bring people down once getting up there.
I hate FedEx field and would love to see the Redskins back where they belong, in Washington DC. If these guys can figure out a way to do this that is beneficial to the city, its citizens and the Redskins organization (tall order I know) this might be one of the few bits of good news out of this team since the Dan took over.
From NBC 4