Friday, September 30, 2011
In Defense of Napping
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Book Review: And here’s the kicker By Mike Sacks
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
If you're not going to stand for something ...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Three's Company ... live.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Put it in your face.
Brown the meat.
Drain the grease.
Chop stuff up.
Throw it all together in a slow cooker.
Watch some football.
Scoop it out with your bare hands*.
Serves 4 Tads.
*Don't do this.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Old Shows Worth Watching
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Good shows that just didn’t do it for me.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Shows you may have missed
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Shows you should have watched by now
Monday, September 19, 2011
What I’m watching
Friday, September 16, 2011
From the opposable: disposable.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Tauntlet™: 13 Questions with Unsanctioned GARBAGE PARTY
I don’t think there's anything wrong, per se…but, I’ve got my issues. What you mean, specifically?
Why don’t you do something with your life?
What?! I did. I mean, I am. I thought that’s what this was about.
What is your favorite food?
Listen, if you don't like what I do, that's one thing...But, right now you're being aggressive
Can you be any more annoying?
Yeah, I'm about to get more punch-y too.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
How to Talk Trash
Monday, September 12, 2011
So you want to compost?
First, I read a bunch of books. Okay, one book. It was by the Urban Worm Girl (urbanwormgirl.com) and she covers both outside and inside composting.
For the unfamiliar, composting is basically controlled decomposition. You take your non-animal kitchen scraps, place them in a container so animals can't get at them, cover the pile and all sorts of bugs, mainly worms, and micro-organisms, like bacteria, eat the garbage and turn it into nutrient-rich soil.
There are a ton of expensive, elaborate and convenient options. For me, I chose to go the basic route: a hard-rubber garbage can with lid and a bungie to hold the lid down.
You'll also need a drill to get started.
Drill about 20 holes in the bottom and around the base, so that earthworms can get inside and work their magic.
Next, dig a hole in the ground, deep enough to cover the holes around the base.
Once you have table scraps, lawn clippings and such, throw them in.
Secure the lid and strap down the bungie. Add scraps as needed. Once in a while, turn the pile with a pitchfork.
Now, if you're like me, you won't want to run out to the composter 3000 every time you eat some food. So, what I do is fill a simple Tupperware container with my scraps, place it in the refrigerator and take it out when it gets full.
Just don't mistake it for lunch. Good luck and great composting!
This Week: Trash
From composting to garbage people to talking trash, That Tad Guy is going to show you, dear readers, how to turn your trash into treasure, your garbage into gold, your refuse into respectability.
Friday, September 9, 2011
If your body is a temple ...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Endorsed by: The Blog Stalker
*If my blog ends up on an episode of Law & Order: SBU (Special Blogging Unit), you heard it hear first.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Book Review: Design Is How It Works By Jay Greene
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
An homage to The Onion: University wishes Alumnus had less pride in school.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
A day in the life of the people shooting Paul as seen by Paul and Not Paul of ShootPaul.com
Friday, September 2, 2011
How to instantly improve football: let the team with the ball call the timeouts.
Why is a coach allowed to call a timeout? He’s not on the field. He’s not a player. He’s an advisor. Only a player on the field should be allowed to call a timeout. And only the team with the ball should be able to call a timeout. Why? Because they have control of when play starts, therefore only they should have control over when a timeout can be used. The defense doesn’t have possession and therefore should be ready to go at anytime, barring injury. Why is this an issue? Two things: “Freezing the kicker” and “TV timeouts”. They are both horrible and should be punted. Yeah, I said it.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I could out coach any coach using one simple rule: do the unexpected. Coaches, as a whole, are too conservative on offense. It’s insulting how predictable they are and, honestly, you could have a computer program coach a better game. It’s that bad. With rare exception, coaches have forgotten that the goal of an offense is to be unpredictable. If I were a coach, I’d get rid of the specialists and go for the athletic specimens. I’d recruit guys with speed who can throw. Get me 11 of them. And place the best three in the backfield. Forget Quarterback, Halfback and Fullback. Make all of them a potential throwing threat and a receiving threat. And a kicking and punting threat, too. When you bring out a specialist to kick, everyone knows what play you’re going to run. When you eliminate certainty, you create opportunity. And for the worst teams in the league, this might just be your best opportunity for a winning season.
Now, when it comes to defense, throw the playbook out the window. All you need to accomplish is this: disruption. Defense is based on one simple tenet: given enough time, a “quarterback” will always find a receiver, even if that “reception” is a handoff to a half- or fullback. The goal, therefore, is to shorten the amount of time a passer has to find a target—both through a combination of pressure from a pass rush and spot-on coverage of their targets. That’s it. Everything else is just overpaid guys trying to justify their salaries.