Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SOTD: Sitcom Surnames

http://www.sporcle.com/games/sitcomsurnames.php

18/30. Missed three that I really should've come up with.

Monday, June 29, 2009

SOTD: Most Populous US Cities from A to Z

http://www.sporcle.com/games/mostpopaz_us.php

15/26. If this quiz had been 7 minutes instead of 6, I probably get 17. Bastards.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Mizzou is in rare company

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With the 27th pick in the NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected DeMarre Carroll. Carroll joins Jeremy Maclin and Kyle Gibson as 2009 first round draft picks from Mizzou.

Over the last ten years, only nine schools have had a player drafted in the first round of the MLB, NBA, and NFL drafts in the same year. The other schools to have accomplished this (none of whom have done it more than once) are:

2009
North Carolina - MLB: Dustin Ackley; NBA: Tyler Hansborough; NFL: Hakeem Nicks
Southern Cal - MLB: Grant Green; NBA: DeMar DeRozan; NFL: Mark Sanchez

2008
Arizona - MLB: Ryan Perry; NBA; Jerryd Bayless; NFL: Antoine Cason

2007
Florida - MLB: Matt LaPorta; NBA: Al Horford; NFL: Jarvis Moss
Georgia Tech - MLB: Matt Wieters; NBA: Thaddeus Young; NFL: Calvin Johnson

2006
Texas - MLB: Drew Stubbs; NBA: Lamarcus Aldridge; NFL: Vince Young

2004
Oklahoma State - MLB: Josh Fields; NBA: Tony Allen; NFL: Rashaun Woods

2003
Wake Forest - MLB: Kyle Sleeth; NBA: Josh Howard; NFL: Calvin Pace

SOTD: Highest-Rated TV Shows

http://www.sporcle.com/games/toprated_tvshows.php
46/90. Obviously did quite a bit better on the more recent years, only missing one from each of the most recent two.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June is a seriously underrated sports month

As I sit here watching Wimbledon, it occurs to me what a fantastic sports month June is, yet June gets no credit for this. In addition to Wimbledon, there's the US Open, the Super Regionals and College World Series, the NBA Finals, and the NBA draft. And of course there's major league baseball.

It's distinctly possible that I have watched sports every single day this month. On off nights from the NBA finals during the first two weeks of June, there were Cubs games and the NCAA Super Regionals. Last weekend, when the College World Series had two days off, there was the US Open and again the Cubs. Now that the College World Series is over, there is the NBA draft tonight and Wimbledon every day for the rest of the month and of course, the Cubs.

There are probably sports months that I enjoy more because they involve Mizzou football, but for sports variety, it gets no better than June.

SOTD: Complete the Adage

http://www.sporcle.com/games/adagesii.php

21/24

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SOTD: Classic Toys

http://www.sporcle.com/games/toys.php
19/24. Never even heard of the one in the top right.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

My father is in Columbia visiting my sister so I'm just chillin with Riley for Father's Day, but here are some photos from the best day my dad and I have spent together.

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I also want to send my Father's Day wishes to Kyle on his first Father's Day as an honoree rather than only an honoror. Happy Father's Day man, congrats.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Greatest Thing in the History of the World

Some have accused me of hyperbole in the past but that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard so I feel pretty comfortable with this post title.

Damn you Viacom and your copyright claims. Link fixed.

SOTD: US Foreign-Born Population

http://www.sporcle.com/games/usforeignbornpopulation.php

27/30

It probably helped that I read a book on the history of US immigration and US immigration law like 6 weeks ago.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sporcle of the Day: 'Three' things

http://sporcle.com/games/threequiz.php

18/20

Despite having seen all of the Harry Potter movies in the theatre, and owning them on DVD, I somehow miss every single Harry Potter question on sporcle. Either my memory sucks or they just pick out information that is only in the books, or at least more emphasized in the books.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quit trying to kill me

In the past few weeks, I've been in the car with two different people who have attempted* to kill me while turning right onto Red Bed Trail from Lake Austin Blvd because they don't understand how the intersection is supposed to work. So I'm going to go ahead and explain to you how the intersection works, along with a lovely mspaint diagram, so y'all will hopefully avoid killing me in the future.

*I recognize that you are not actually trying to kill me but are rather simply being a tad reckless with my life, but I'm confident I'll find little Sanctuary in that As I Lay Dying following The Sound and the Fury of our deadly crash.

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The orange and blue boxes are cars, the green circles are green lights, indicating both eastbound and westbound traffic have green lights, and the red triangle is a yield sign facing the blue car.


To some, the usual rule that a car turning right has priority over a car turning left, combined with their own impatience, tells them that the blue car has the right of way because it's turning right. This is incorrect, and most likely will the be the cause of my death.

In this scenario, the turnoff separating from the road changes everything. The orange car is no longer turning right at the traffic light but is rather turning 15 feet down the road from the traffic light. This is the same reason you don't have to come to a complete stop before turning right on red, because you are not actually at the traffic light.

Because you are not actually turning at the light but rather a smidge down the road from the light, the blue car should yield to the orange car because the orange car is already on the road at the point that the two cars cross paths.

Make sense?

So please, quit trying to kill me or I may have to stop taking you out on my boat so that we avoid this intersection and I get to keep living.

Oh, and following the Snively rule that "we don't have to yield to them because they ran the red light" will not make me, or you, any less dead when we go plowing into them. In fact, if trying to determine the proper manner in which to drive, pretty much do the opposite of what the Snivelys do in all circumstances and we will likely all live longer due to a decrease in traffic fatalities and lower blood pressure.

Sporcle of the Day: AFI Top Ten

http://www.sporcle.com/games/afi_topten.php

24/40. Got all of the animation and 9 of the romantic comedies. Sucked pretty hard at westerns and scifi but it turns out every western I've heard of was a spaghetti western and as such, not made in America and not eligible for the AFI list.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sporcle of the Day: Presidential Inauguration Speeches

http://www.sporcle.com/games/inauguralpresidents.php

20/22. Most of the quotes contain some clue as to time period, either by date or situation.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sporlce of the Day: FIFA Golden Shoe

http://www.sporcle.com/games/fifagoldenshoe.php

I'd never actually heard of the FIFA Golden Shoe before but I figured I'd throw Snives a bone.

Oh, and I got 1/24. How the fuck is Pele not on the list?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sporcle of the Day: Finish the Movie Quote

http://www.sporcle.com/games/finishthequote.php

11/16, which, considering I've only seen 8 of the movies, I think is pretty dang good.

Also, it was mentioned to me that some have tried to comment but got denied so I messed with the settings and tried to make it a smidge easier. So if you tried to comment in the past and it didn't work out, try again!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Congratulations to new parents Kyle and Amanda!

I don't have any photos of baby Parrish yet but hopefully will remedy that today. In the meantime, here are my three favorite YouTube videos involving babies:





Sporlce of the Day: TV Shows with Numbers in the Title

http://www.sporcle.com/games/numberedtvshows.php

17/27. Damn Sci-Fi.