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08 April 2003
Announcement - New site!
We are pleased to announce that all-encompassingly has a new home:
We are no longer going to be updating this site (all-encompassingly.blogspot.com) and will be publishing to the new site from now on. In addition, you can now participate in the fun, as the new site will let you comment on articles that we post.
See you over at all-encompassingly.com! And remember, it's BYOB! posted by smackey the frog | 6:23 PM
06 April 2003
pizza laziness ratiohow often one has pizza delivered may be an indicator of how lazy one is. its hard to talk about ratios without falling into the trap of talking about quotas. but we've got to choose an arbitrary number here. i don't know what normal is, but 8-10 times a month is definitely indicative of laziness, and that is about how many times a month we have pizza delivered to our house. if not more.
if you've never ordered a pizza before, i highly recommend it. a "pizza" as they are called here in the "gnue worlde" consists of a bread crust topped by tomato sauce and cheese. you can get other things on a "pizza", too! try one with banana peppers on top. or pineapple and green pepper. i'm serious.
this is what a pizza looks like! posted by travis | 6:17 PM
05 April 2003
commentswe will have it set up so you can comment soon. i promise. we want to make this an all encompassingly interactive forum. posted by travis | 1:10 AM
04 April 2003
what makes baseball the supreme park-like sport? and don't say action, 'cause it doesn't have a hint of that until october. hockey and basketball are exciting, but are played indoors, so they're immediately excluded from the park-like sports category. football is played in fall and winter, so the cost of attending a game is freezing one's bum-bum off. soccer isn't very popular in the US yet, but internationally, going to a soccer game is less like a relaxing day at the park and more like a few hours at the 1964 watts riots. and tennis--nice try painting the concrete green, but we're not fooled. baseball is the true park-like american sport in 2003. too bad tickets cost so much or i'd go. i guess i'll just have to enjoy the free entertainment at the city parks, provided by local enamored couples. posted by travis | 1:08 PM
03 April 2003
arnett the tool
02 April 2003
this is how to deal with a telemarketerwhen you pick up the phone, and there is an odd silence, hang up really quick! but if you somehow don't notice the odd silence at first and fail to hang up before the telemarketer clicks in, just do what bob dobilina does. i recommend "cabazon" to start. posted by travis | 12:29 AM
01 April 2003
slapshot is a great movie to quote
there are funny accents to imitate and audacious statements of all kinds to repeat. however, the most compelling reason for me to quote slapshot is its inseparable relationship to ice hockey. no other hockey movie has earned as much affection from real hockey players. not "the cutting edge" (a mere chick flick); not "mighty ducks" (which is full of inaccurate hockey scenarios, especially in the two sequels--although the first is a fine movie for its purposes); not even "youngblood," with rob lowe.
slapshot is a sentimental look back at a time when hockey had UFC-like realism and there was no ivy league priss (current NHL commisioner gary bettman, cornell '74), to ruin the fun.
fortunately, there are still some fights. there is an article presents both sides of the issue fairly. IMHO, fighting has been around from hockey's beginning. it is an essential element of the game. it doesn't teach people to be violent any more than listening to michael moore's teaches people that its fun to be a moron. read about michael moore's fictitious life.
click here for slapshot quotes
click here for slapshot pictures posted by travis | 2:22 PM
31 March 2003
springtime, oh yeah!70 degrees farenheit + sun = a good day. who cares if i had to wait an hour in the waiting room to see dr. kimball, and then only to be diagnosed with prepatellar bursitis of the left knee. BTW: two weeks ago an arthroscopy was performed on the OTHER knee. torn cartilage was repaired in that operation, and scarring was found on the medial meniscus and the anterior cruciate ligament.
but the weather was too nice today for me to obey the doctor's orders and stay off the knee(s). along with reading assignments completed outside in the sun were barbecues (2) and soccer in the park.
props to doug for the succulently-prepared halibut; props to adam for the well-inflated futbol; props to the current weather pattern for lifting my spirits. posted by travis | 9:53 PM
30 March 2003
ninjas are coolthey have real, ultimate power. thanks to benson for the link, even though
zen and lifewhen one finds himself in the middle of a "zen" experience,
what, after all, is he feeling? and why?
i don't have the answers to these (or any) questions, really. but for me,
the very agreeable feeling of being at one with the universe occurs most
frequently when i am making music or listening to it, or playing sports
....or doing yoga.
is it evidence of some wacky psychosis that when i leave the rink at night
and the ice sheet is empty and the building is dark, i stop at the side of the
frozen sheet and take a contemplatively deep breath and ponder the previous
90 minutes of zen?
i am not the only one who feels this way as a result of sport. surfers feel me.
check out the gnarly-sick-dope movie trailer for step into liquid. i have
been surfing, and i agree that zen is definitely attainable therein, but bad things
music is safer. there is less likelihood that one will injure himself. but there is
more opportunity to annoy one's roommates. i may be having a zen experience
wailing away on my floyd rose stratocaster, but the gain-volume combination
may be a little too much for my innocent co-residents.
nothing has changed since high school, where my drumming along to the
misfits was not appreciated by anyone but me. all i can say is, sorry.
i wasn't thinking about anything. i was experiencing zen. posted by travis | 11:40 AM
19 March 2003
These photos of recent anti-war rallies were kindly sent to us by a loyal reader of all-encompassingly. Thanks!
18 March 2003
senator tom daschle announces he's going "tranny"
its official: john norris is dumb
14 March 2003
i hereby validate these statements on the cowardly french:
Q. What do you call 100,000 Frenchmen with their hands up?
UPI reports on the impotence of France:
i watched "monty python and the holy grail" last night with some friends. is it just me, or does the ultra-crass frenchman hurling insults, lies, and projectiles from the french castle and then castle aarrrggh symbolize all the french people, and specifically jaques chirac, the worm himself? the frenchman in the movie is easy to recognize as a coward, because he is hiding behind a physical wall of stone. chirac, though is just as much a coward as the ill-bred, witless movie character. he is hiding behind dishonest diplomacy and stinky french cheese. i mean, would it even sound odd if chirac used an exact quote from the castle of aarrrggh scene when he addressed president bush or prime minister blair?
FRENCH GUARD: Allo, dappy English k-niggets and Monsieur Arthur King, who has the brain of a duck, you know. So, we French fellows outwit you a second time! How you English say, 'I one more time, mac, unclog my nose in your direction', sons of a window-dresser! So, you think you could out-clever us French folk with your silly knees-bent running about advancing behavior?! I wave my private parts at your aunties, you cheesy lot of second hand electric donkey-bottom biters. No chance, English bed-wetting types. I burst my pimples at you and call your door-opening request a silly thing, you tiny-brained wipers of other people's bottoms! Yes, depart a lot at this time and cut the approaching any more, or we fire arrows at the tops of your heads and make castanets out of your testicles already! Ha ha haaa ha! And now, remain gone, illegitimate-faced bugger-folk! And, if you think you got a nasty taunting this time, you ain't heard nothing yet, dappy English k-nnniggets! Thpppt! [taunting] ...Dappy!...Hoo hoo! Ohh, ha ha ha ha ha!...
maybe the real world powers, the US and Britain should appease the french. yeah. let's forget the quest for the holy grail for a while. instead, lets bomb the castle aarrrggh.posted by travis | 2:36 PM
05 March 2003
funny defense of Iraqi "security guards"
Another interesting item from Reuters related that the U.S. has kicked out two members of Iraq's U.N. mission:
The Iraqi Ambassador's humorous explanation was:
On a related note, Iraq is trying to figure out how U.S. military planners are preparing for a war with Iraq if they are always inside the Pentagon. "How do they have time to do this?"posted by smackey the frog | 4:46 PM
An interesting news item from Reuters today caught my attention:
This all makes me wonder, are there pictures available of this angry gesticulation?
posted by smackey the frog | 4:08 PM
04 March 2003
Personal hygiene, terrorist style
Since September 11, 2001 President Bush has told the world that "America will not rest until justice is done." Unfortunatly, the terrorists have also apparently made post 9-11 resolutions. Judging from photos, their pledges are bit more odd...
Osama bin Laden
And in related news, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured in the midst of what appears to have been an 18 month-long shower strike
weddings are crazy
i wish i could avoid all weddings. i have been too close to a couple of them and i have decided that i do not like weddings at all. there is too much formality and sentimentality and schedule-keeping involved. the depressing thought (for me) is that very few of my friends are married, and most of them, if not all, will eventually get married. i will am doomed to be a guest at many more weddings. it is a scary thought. help me, trumpy.
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