The Stenographer, or, How To M’s Learned To Love The Long Ball

by A.J. Coltrane

Last night I was lying in bed thinking — what’s the most unlikely movie title?

Answer:  The Stenographer.

Nobody would want to watch that. That is, unless the heroine had huge bazingas.

You know what else is unlikely? The Mariners are 2nd in the majors in home runs. Raul Ibanez is approaching […]

EarthBox Update — July 21, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

The zucchini are bouncing back nicely. The cucumbers, peppers, and patty-pans are finally getting into gear. The tomatoes are going nuts. Yesterday provided this:

Left to right: Stupice tomato, Glacier tomato, two Sun Golds, and a Cocozelle zucchini.

Which made for the first taste comparison among the tomatoes. A […]

Seattle Pinball Museum and Dorky’s Barcade

by A.J. Coltrane

Somebody tell me how I missed this one:

Seattle Pinball Museum. $10 all-you-can-play in the I.D.

There was even a Seattle Times piece written about it two years ago.

I couldn’t find their homepage. They do have that facebook page though.

And they got a walkthrough on youtube:

That walkthrough led […]

EarthBox Update — July 14, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

There are issues with the zucchini, and I think there is more than just one thing wrong with them. The symptoms:

1. The patty-pan leaves are more yellow overall than it had been. (It was never as dark as the cucumbers or the cocozelle.)

2. The cocozelle has fruits […]

Beer of the Week – Reuben’s Brews Cask Conditioned Auld Heritage

By Iron Chef Leftovers

It is a gutsy move in the Northwest to put out a beer style that you don’t normally see and it is even gutsier to put that style out in a cask, but that is exactly what the guys from Reuben’s did with their Auld Heritage Ale. Auld or Old ale […]

Box Score Mania – Hops win in 19!

By Blaidd Drwg

On July 7th, the Hillsboro Hops and Vancouver Canadians played a single game double header plus, going 19 innings in just a hair under 5 and a half hours. You can view the box score here.

The most interesting thing in the game, as told by Rich Burk’s Blog:

Hops outfielders recorded […]

The Thunder Conundrum

by A.J. Coltrane

First James Harden wouldn’t take a steep discount to stay in OKC. So OKC downgraded to Kevin Martin. Now Martin has decided not to stay at a discounted rate either, opting to sign with Minnesota(!) instead. As a Plan “C” the Thunder then pursued free agent and super long wing guy Dorrell Wright, but he signed with Portland […]

Iron Chef Leftovers and the Three Beers

…and now for something completely different…a beer review in the style of a fairy tale.

One day Iron Chef Leftoversy-locks was wandering through the concrete forest of Ballard and he stumbled upon a small brewery on a path called NW 49th street. Curious, he stopped in to find a friendly looking barkeep pouring 3 different […]

The M’s DFA Bonderman

By Blaidd Drwg

Jeremy Bonderman is a nice story this season because he is coming back from about a dozen surgeries. That story is now unfortunatly finished as the M’s DFA’ed him today and called up Lucas Luetge.

The M’s need a starter for Thursday. My guess is that they will call up Erasmo Ramirez […]

EarthBox Update — July 7, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

Midweek part of the cocozelle zucchini plant broke most of the way off:

Hanging on by a thread.

So this mass was cut off, including two pounds of small zucchini:

Total carnage, but not the likeable kind. (Bonus points for naming the video game reference.)