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The Missing Links: Springfield’s Most Obscure Residents

Who Doesn’t Love Baron Von Kiss-A-Lot? There have been an astounding 508 episodes of The Simpsons. And nuzzled in among the more well-known characters like Homer, Bart and Flanders is an entire universe of really obscure, rarely seen oddballs. The writers of The Simpsons share their favorites. * Genetically Mutated Butterflies Take Flight It’s been about a year and [...]

The Missing Links: A How-To Guide For Making Ice

Make Your Very Own Ice Cubes: A Step-by-Step Guide If you own the domain name Food.com, you better make sure you have all food bases covered. That means, you’d better have a really delicious, easy-to-follow recipe for ice cubes. The comments on this one are dripping with hilarious, sarcastic gratitude. A few examples: “Oh man, so happy to [...]

The Missing Links: Feel That Solstice In the Air

Butterfly In the Sky, I Can Go Twice As High… If you know how to complete this sentence, then man do I have an iPad app for you. * Bill Murray: He Came, He Saw, He Got Elected to the Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame Most people don’t know that Bill Murray has long been the part owner [...]

The Best and Worst Minor League Stadium Promotions

The Peoria Chiefs, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, joined the list of LeBron James’ bashers when it staged a “LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway” after the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat for the NBA title. There was no ring, of course. The Chiefs claimed to explore the possibility of skipping the [...]

Really, Really Dumb Moments in Sports

REDSKINS DOUBLE THEIR BLUNDER During the NFL draft in 1946, the Washington Redskins were giddy when they nabbed UCLA running back Cal Rossi. By pairing Rossi with star quarterback “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh, Washington hoped to build a backfield that would give opponents nightmares. There was just one problem: Rossi was still a junior in college, and [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Non-Athlete Sports Injuries

It’s not uncommon for sports stars to get hurt in the line of duty, obviously (Colt McCoy, anyone?). It’s a little more unusual when a spectator gets taken out – I had a friend who got pelted in the elbow with a line drive at a minor league baseball game. Here are some innocent and [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Times Critters Have Delayed Sporting Events

You’ve probably heard about the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili snatching a bat out of the midair with his bare hands at a game a couple of days ago – and if you haven’t, don’t worry, there’s video below. It’s certainly not the first time there’s been a creature distraction at a sporting event, although it might [...]