Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Where's the Ice Cream?

And, more importantly, where are all the pics that Seth took last night at Bube's? Hold on to your birthday hat, old lady! They's a-coming!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Now I've Seen Everything!

Really? Have you seen a man eat his own head?

Grouser's Big Adventure

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Grouser, the third member of our road-trip trio, had a wee bit too much Scotch early on and managed to sleep through most of the week. Here he is seen curled up and making himself at home in Curtis' bookshelf...

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...skipping the tour of Castillo San Marcos...

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...crossing the Chesapeake...

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...tooling down the streets of St. Augustine...

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...enjoying the Route 95 traffic...

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...choosing not to give in to the temptation to check out the infamous South of the Border...

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...using his cast-iron bladder to avoid using the pet toilets...

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...and happy at last to be at home at Sparkington Manor.

So Long, Florida

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And thanks again to the consummate hosts, Curtis Earth and Monica Earthstone!

Real Radio

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Friday afternoon Hot Tub Jimmy and I became the Pennsylvania Posse and made our debut on the Shannon Burke radio show, where Curtis has a weekly segment. It went much better than when I was on in January, when I broke the microphone and was barred from the station.


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Orlando bear-about-about-town Mr. Pumpkinpants enjoys wearing a cold compress on his eyes while listening to Neil Young on his giant iPod.

Friday, June 24, 2005

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Hot Tub Jimmy decided to forego being an Amazing Race contestant, and opted for a week-long road trip to Savannah, Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. Since his cat, the Famous Grouser (seen here napping), wasn't very social, he invited me along on his trip. The following chronicles some of the highlights.

The love child of Arnie Palmer and Nancy Lopez brings his show to Sam Snead's, starting this Monday.

Did you know they still run the old silent version of Our Gang down here in Florida? Here we see the original Spanky, AKA Fat Joe.

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. They called the lot I-4.

Here we enjoyed that famous Cuban drink, cappuccino. Tiger Woods, or "El Tigre" as they call him in these parts, ate here once.

Wednesday we went to the Kennedy Space Center, where the prices were out of this world. If you squint really hard, you can see the launchpad in the distance.

We ate at a Greek restaurant in Tampa, right across the water from the world famous Spongeorama. That's our soon-to-be meal perched in the foreground.

Southern hospitality, Tampa-style

Siamese twins Korynn and Lisa look forward to their surgery.

Northern rules do not apply in the land of Dixie. You can run with scissors, swim 5 minutes after eating, AND drive on the beach! Here I am reliving my career as a car show model.

We took a supposedly terrifying ghost tour of Savannah Saturday night. About the scariest thing was this 15 foot tall John Wesley statue.

The Old South is so old that moss grows on the trees there.

A short-lived fad from the 50s makes a comeback in Savannah: how many people can you stuff in a hearse?

Fireworks and cheap gas. This is my kind of state!

Earth Trivia is always looking to expand, so we scouted out some potential sites. The commute to Georgia might be a drawback, though.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Be Afraid!

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Next week (June 21st and 22nd), I'll be on vacation, so Chris Weaver (left) will do the Bube's show and Chris Ivey (right) will do the VFW show.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Lititz VFW

Anita's Eatery is becoming a hit, as word gets out about the scrumdiddlyicious food. The Foreplayers were glad that the fourth round was non-musical (but it wil soon be baaaaaack). Clyde was joined, once again, by some Beer castaways. Chicks and Dicks, once again, took fourth and chose the Vietnam War and recent country singers as their themes for next week. Speaking of which, juggler Chris Ivey will be subbing for me next week.

We'll Always Have Paris

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The world-travelling Posse had a great time, despite losing by a mere point.

Look Behind You!

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Steve is gong to slap some sense into Bob.

Samantha and Derwood

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Proving my theory that all curly-haired women are witches, Nick cast a spell on me as Tom looked on, forcing me to pull her number.

Can We Skip the Fourth?

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Scoot and Annie were doing extremely well, until the dreaded final round. If only they had eaten something!

Winners by One Point

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We're Here for the Beer did one of their patented come-from-behind fourth rounds, and squeaked by the Posse by one point. Here we see Kirk desperately trying to avoid Internet exposure.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bube's Brewery

It was one of my patented "technical difficulties" night, as Wire Monkey J was off vacationing in the wild, leaving Ye Olde Clueless Trivia Hoste to deal with the sound system. Even Claire Brothers techie Seth had some trouble with it (but thanks for trying, Seth). To compound it, my trusty iPod ran out of juice, so we had to make do with Jack Johnson. Despite it all, we still had a blast.

Remember, next week it's my turn for vacation, so you'll have a substitute host. Chris Ivey is unable to fill in, so I've recruited former Simpsons trivia co-host Chris Weaver (see pic above). Please give him/her all the respect that you would give a substitute teacher. On second thought...

P.S. Next week's themes are both baseball oriented: the Pirates and the Orioles.

Chick Flix R Us

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I think this is Amanda and Adrian, caught in the process of morphing into trivia whizzes.

We Never Win

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..but they had their finest showing ever, tying for third and besting the Bears in the Captain Jack-off.

Why You Boo Us?

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Team Discovery Channel lost their Screaming Sonic Death Monkey, but won the game. Coincidence?

Dead Bear Babies' Mortal Enemy

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Margie and her boy toy were back in fine form, and back in their traditional two-top by the toidy. I mistakenly announced them as the first-place winners, but they graciously pointed out my need for stronger bifocals, and dropped to second. Thanks, guys.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Relay for Life

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Our Relay for Life team once again competed in the Midnight Madness contest. We did a skit on the dangers of not wearing sunscreen, complete with a song ("My Sunblock's Gone," sung to the tune of "My Boyfriend's Back) and six beautiful chorus girls. If the crowd response counted for anything, we would've won hands down.. Here I am seen in shock at the judges' verdict.

The Relay trivia show at 7:30 A.M. was a much more pleasant experience. 12 teams competed, along with many of the walkers. The Rowdy Rankins one-man team led the entire time until the picture round did him in. That's when Pat's Army and The Fulton Bank-Penn Square team came from behind to take second and first.

Many thanks for Darryl Bloom's support and to the American Cancer Society for supplying prizes. We're going to make this an annual event, so hopefully we'll see you next year. And thanks to all who contributed to the Relay this year!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Lititz VFW

The Foreplayers were shortchanged when it was revealed that the entire fourth round was turned over to a Name That Tune contest. Contestants were given the opening snippets of ten songs and had to identify the song title and artist. This proved so popular that we'll have to play it again (Sam). The Beer team returned to the winners' circle with a two-song lead over the B52s. Bob's dee-jay past proved handy for the We Didn't Know She Was 13 team, and they claimed 3rd. Clueless was 4th and chose Food and Baby Boomer Culture for next week's themes. Clyde played solo, but still managed fifth. Nick tried to cast a spell, but her witchery didn't work. Pat amde up for being the Trashbag's only non-winner last week. And Sarah was happy she didn't get any garlic this time.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Bube's Brewery

It looked like it would be a repeat of last week, with the Toxic Olives (featuring birthday kids Dixon and Laura) neck and neck with Deader Than Richard Nixon Bear Baby in a Watergate Ice Container in the top two spots. But they were unseated by Torn Asunder, who celebrated their first win. The Tesla Death Rays remained stalled at fourth, yet again getting to choose next week's themes (Batman movies and 70s rock). Liquor? I Hardly Know Her! missed fourth by a mere 2 points. The Outsiders gained many new members, but Jill had to go home to feed her dog. Josiah missed his last chance to play trivia as a single man, so his team paid him honor by calling themselves Here Comes the Bride's Nutsack. Stephen Hawking Has a Bad Case of Crabby Dicks and a bad run of luck. Meanwhile, Jen showed us her unique talent to help Dead Bear MIke with his new inflatable.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

We're Cuckoo for Karen!

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This week I'm introducing a new occasional feature as I turn the camera over to a volunteer. First up: Karen from the Tesla Death Rays. Here we see the show from her unique perspective (and thanks, Karen, for taking all these pix!)

Um, Karen...?

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Okay, maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all...

My Biggest Fan

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(Hey, gimme a break, it's late and I have tons of photos to blog)

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Alex and Bob approve of Karen's shutterbuggery.

Another Captain Jackoff

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For the first time in a while it came down to Captain Jack for a tie-breaker. Here, Hot Tub Jimmy dsplays his winning form, as Adam plots his revenge.

X-Files Moment

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Karen captured the precise moment that Dave's soul left his body. Or maybe it's a bad case of gas...

Comeback Kids

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Mike and Adam patiently waited until the final round to strike, tying the Olives for first.

Getting their goat

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A new crew, the Falmouth 5, decided to stick around for all four rounds.

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The Stephen Hawking crew gets down to business once their blurting birthday friend headed off on his bar tour.

Monday, June 06, 2005

What does J stand for?

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Hi, my name is Julie. I'm your cruise director.

I Think This Is Shannon

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Karen gets a little experimental with her lighting here.