Archive for the ‘not a sports blog’ Category

logo contest

Posted: 9th January 2013 by affehaus in climbing, design, not a sports blog

Our [previously, and yet, soon to be] local climbing gym is having a contest, so they can replace their crappy* old logo with a “modern, fresh, timeless” version. Old logo:                       My idea:                         […]

PIGGERS! updated

Posted: 6th August 2012 by affehaus in comics, design, geek stuff, I made, not a sports blog

The great and wise Oatmeal has answered my inquiry, and given his blessing to the design. Here is the revised copy, pending submissions: Piggers: the ‘default’ sports team in The Oatmeal. To the best of my knowledge, they had no logo/mascot. Now they do, and any subsequent version or offering will clearly be a poor […]

Zomboni

Posted: 14th June 2012 by affehaus in design, humor, I made, not a sports blog

playing with crayons again. Note: Crayola’s Mauvelous? Perfect color for brains (even if the scanner didn’t bring that across).

The UEFA

Posted: 1st June 2012 by affehaus in design, not a sports blog

Tournament has been all over the ESPNs, and it’s a difficult thing to avoid when in the gym (though I try… quite frankly, the ‘flopping‘ annoys* me).  And given the ubiquitous coverage, the UEFA logo is rather conspicuous. At first glance, the logo maybe innocuous enough… but after repeated exposure to it, I can’t help […]

Damien Walters

Posted: 14th November 2011 by affehaus in cultural, not a sports blog, the List

is a big fat poo-head. Welcome to the List, Mr. Walters. via Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

2011 Run For Your Lives

Posted: 23rd October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, geek stuff, not a sports blog

Well then. Let us first give a moment of silence for the loverly Lucy. We will miss her. More about that later. ______________ Update: The results are in… My course time was 36:13; I finished 746 out of the 3818 that crossed the line with brains intact. Lucy’s time was 59:49, and she finished 6080 […]

This Just In:

Posted: 6th October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, not a sports blog

I am officially “old”. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is opening a new exhibit. The [Museum] acquired a skateboard deck ridden by renowned skateboarder Tony Hawk following the closing ceremony of the Quiksilver All 80s All Day Vert Challenge Jan. 7. The board is a 1986 Tony Hawk pro model Powell-Peralta deck ridden […]

Woman of the Knight

Posted: 3rd October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, geek stuff, not a sports blog

Sorry– couldn’t resist that. So, extreme jousting is a thing. I didn’t know that. But the way I found out was: the Girl in the Yellow Hat sent me an article about Jessica Post, who represents a growing trend of women who are embracing this sport. Extreme jousting is a bit of a misnomer; it’s […]

Pie-day

Posted: 30th September 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, not a sports blog, review

Todays Pie: Red Sox 2011 commemorative raspberry chiffon Crust was a little more crisp than usual, but that did in no way detract from it’s function or flavor. Curiously, the anomalous texture seems to be related to the fact that the pie is assembled, rather than baked. A previous chiffon pie had the same issue. […]

The Kool Aid– It Burns…

Posted: 29th September 2011 by affehaus in not a sports blog

earlier this year, when I started this bloggy endeavor, I posted about the Orioles favorable start to the season. I had hope. They’d ended the previous season with a respectable performance under the new manager, and started this season by going 4 & O. Following that, they performed a season long bed-shit. They finished the […]