March 28, 2007

Link Dump: - just because I couldn't bring myself to post this as a FPP.

posted by JJ to navel gazing at 05:47 AM - 30 comments

I think it says more about me than I ought to admit that my first reaction was "That oaf is wearing jeans and running shoes on the golf course." For something a little more impressive and a little more important, how about a little Federer magic.

posted by JJ at 06:10 AM on March 28

Speaking of things you couldn't bring yourself to post on the front page - Hayden Panettiere making out with the Stanley Cup. She particularly loves the 63-64 Toronto Maple Leafs. Gotta love that golf ball launcher hunting enthusiasts love it AND it eliminates slow play AND it makes golf fun.

posted by gspm at 07:56 AM on March 28

Golf ball launcher is a solid 6 on the Mulletude scale. I think it says more about me than I ought to admit that my first reaction was "That oaf is wearing jeans and running shoes on the golf course." My first reaction was "Look at that guy - Perfect."

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:35 AM on March 28

Well, if ever I needed a reason to take up golf, this is it! Can't drive? No problem, 300yds without breaking a sweat. Don't want to leave the cart cause you just cracked a "beverage"? Just launch from your seat! Slow foursome in front of you? With one or two blasts from the golf ball launcher they will be telling you to "play through!" Hilarious/interesting post there, JJ

posted by steelergirl at 08:47 AM on March 28

That's truly hilarious, JJ. Bill Engvall should invest a fortune in this thing.

posted by chicobangs at 09:59 AM on March 28

I just found out that I get cheap-to-free golf at the Mount Snow golf course. Too bad I don't play.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:31 AM on March 28

If only the 80s hadn't ended. You could make a decent teen flick with that thing. Kid from the tough side of town gets onto the course, gives the local preps a couple blasts from point blank range to play through and then winds up winning the annual invitational. Get Billy Zabka on the horn, pronto.

posted by yerfatma at 11:41 AM on March 28

On Speed

posted by garfield at 02:36 PM on March 28

OK, I want one of the Bloom numbers mounted on a ring mount on top of my golf cart. Can't get a tee time? No problem. One pass through the practice green and the course is yours. When I was a kid, I once terrorized a lawn party from about 100 yards away with a Wham-O sling shot and glass marbles. I had prety good concealment, so they never quite figured out what was going on. The problem is that my Dad caught wind of it. These golf ball launchers could be the answer to a future juvenile delinquent's prayer.

posted by Howard_T at 03:05 PM on March 28

Ferrari F1s in the streets (Big high-res video)

posted by qbert72 at 03:13 PM on March 28

What ever happened to good old fashioned lawn darts?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:36 PM on March 28

What ever happened to good old fashioned lawn darts? You mean one of the ten most dangerous toys of all time?

posted by holden at 04:21 PM on March 28

Hayden Panettiere making out with the Stanley Cup. It's like when two of my happiest day-dreams collide in real life!

posted by grum@work at 05:04 PM on March 28

What ever happened to good old fashioned lawn darts? You mean one of the ten most dangerous toys of all time? That's the problem with kids today...play time doesn't equal SURVIVAL time any more, so they grow up too wimpy.

posted by grum@work at 05:15 PM on March 28

Not worth a post because it's a little Sox-specific, but Eagle-Tribune writer Rob Bradford's blog is what I would like to see the future of sports writing be.

posted by yerfatma at 05:41 PM on March 28

Not worth a post because it's a little Sox-specific Ooh, thanks. I'm perfectly fine with sox-specific.

posted by justgary at 10:53 PM on March 28

Ranking the "Frat Pack" movies (there's dodgeball in there, so it's sorta sports related).

posted by justgary at 11:29 PM on March 28

Try savers and rib breakers features some great rugby, with a few dangerous plays just to liven it up. And a bit of instruction on why you should find touch with your kicks.

posted by Fence at 04:48 AM on March 29

Hockey...and the Foo Fighters!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:37 AM on March 29

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga claiming four wickets in four successive deliveries yesterday in the Cricket World Cup. Unfortunately, it was too little too late to prevent South Africa from squeezing a tense 1 wicket victory in the Super Eight match at Guyana. Check out his action. It looks illegal - like a throw - until you see it in slow motion.

posted by JJ at 07:20 AM on March 29

Another nice moment. Goalkeeper scores a penalty (soccer, guys, soccer) and spends so much time celebrating that he doesn't see the other team kick off and then lob him to score. Goalkeeper's own team laugh at goalkeeper.

posted by JJ at 11:29 AM on March 29

Justgary, I expect you to catch a rash for posting an article that trashes "Anchorman." This could escalate quickly. I mean, this could really get out of hand.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 11:30 AM on March 29

Yes, the Blue Jackets almost suck this much.

posted by insomnyuk at 12:25 PM on March 29

You trashed Anchorman, Gary? I thought you were kidding. I thought it was a joke. I even wrote it down in my diary - Gary had a very funny joke today. I laughed about it later that night.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:04 PM on March 29

What? You trashed Anchorman? Why'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad. That's amazing. How about we get you in your PJs and we hit the hay?

posted by chicobangs at 06:27 PM on March 29

Check out his action. It looks illegal - like a throw - until you see it in slow motion I think Stephen Fleming (NZ) made the umpire wear a white towel as a bib in a Test match last year, because Malinga was releasing from in front of the stumps. As weird actions go, has anyone got a clip of South Africa's Paul Adams? His action was once described as 'like a man trying to steal a hubcap from a car that's still moving'.

posted by owlhouse at 10:16 PM on March 29

This guy's not too bad at the violin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHC_Qyov2Xc

posted by vito90 at 12:14 AM on March 30

I couldn't find a single clip of the man with the action that made him look like a "frog in a blender" - which is very odd. Found some good photos though.

posted by JJ at 04:21 AM on March 30

This kid's story of selling his neighborhood on hockey in Tennessee made me smile.

posted by chicobangs at 01:51 PM on April 03

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