Posts Tagged "awesome"

Mandatory Fun: Game 4 (and the Most Amazing Winning Run, Ever)

So something happened near the 5th innning. The other team had tow people on base, and the person up at the plate just belted the crap out of the ball. It was a harder kick than we’d seen the entire game, and got further to the outfield than expected. By the time we got the ball back in our hands, they were already rounding the bases.

Bringing the score in their favor, 5-6. We held on for the next two innings, and I think it was in the bottom of the 7th when something absolutely amazing happened.

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Pointer Pointer

Pointer Pointer is a brilliant site, designed to do one very specific thing. It absolutely does what it says on the tin, and I’ll leave you to explore the link and see what it does.

This project represents one of those “I love the Internet” moments, where someone had a whimsical idea, and executed it in a totally awesome/geeky way. It’s simple, delightful, and for me… surprisingly entertaining.

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This Saturday: Journey to the End of the Night, 2012

Journey to the End of the Night is an urban street game that takes place on one night, across all of Chicago. Imagine a massive game of tag between you and 800 of your closest friends – it’s a hell of a lot of fun, and as awesome as it sounds.

I played last year, along with my friends Jake and Paul… and we had a blast! I can’t say enough good things, and heartily recommend this to anyone who’s able to attend.

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Ze Frank: An Invocation for Beginnings

And when I get that feeling in my stomach… you know the feeling when all of a sudden you get a ball of energy and it shoots down into your legs, and up into your arms, and it tells you to get up and stand up and go to the refrigerator and get a cheese sandwich? That’s my Cheese Monster talking. And my Cheese Monster will never be satisfied by cheddar… only the cheese of accomplishment.

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32 Hours, 7 Minutes, Revisited Eight Years Later

Phil came by my desk yesterday morning, asking if I remembered a link I had sent him many many years ago, back when we were still at the Merchandise Mart. It involved cars and a cross-country race, but neither of us could recall the actual title. Funny thing – we both remembered the website being yellow. I did a little…

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