|June 21, 2010|
|May 30, 2010|
|May 12, 2010|
|May 2, 2010|
|The four mighty competitors. For the record, there was no wagering amongst the participants. With my horrible posture, I look like a turtle in that shirt.|
|Behold the wireless headset sported by Shaun. 'Twas worn in the event we would get a phone call. For the record, during the competition, we received only one call, fielded by Jerome, and it was a WRONG NUMBER.|
|This was the "Chair Hole" where you had to putt the ball under a standard TDA chair. Right off the tee, Britt strokes this gem, and asks for a photo. Unfortunately, it would take another 4 shots to get it in the hole. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that the Chief is sans shoes. For the record, the only Hole-In-One on the day was putted on this hole by D-mo.|
|The "Ramp Hole" proved to be quite the challenging hole. Hit it too hard up the ramp, like Shaun here, and your ball is over by Zazu. Hit it too soft, and it rolls back down. Miss the ramp entirely, and it might cause you to whack the ball as hard as you can, putting a dent in the paper-filled box, and ricocheting your ball back to the elevators. For the record, the Pirate Putter Classic actually had spectators (although we think they were there for the food).|
|Adriana brought in a mat for us, and we used it in the hole called "The Canyon." Why is it called that? The space in the Community Relations aisle isn't exactly roomy if you know what I mean. For the record, dress code was casual. But someone wasn't notified of this. Can you figure out who?|
|Of course, the couch would make an appearance. Here, on the 8th, the hole lies on the other side of it. Little did we know that by this point, Jerome was on his way to victory.|
|Jerome||28||(hit par on 6 of 9 holes)|
|D-mo||34||(scored a hole-in-one on the 3rd)|
|Shaun||34||(best hole, the 2nd, was the one at his desk)|
|Britt||39||(maxed out on strokes on 3 of 9 holes)|
|April 28, 2010|
|April 23, 2010|
The premise. Once you've registered, say you need roadside assistance. All you have to do is tap the screen a few times, and the app will send your location (courtesy the GPS) to a nearby AAA service agent, who will show up at your car. Reviews in the app store say help comes, on average, in 15 minutes. I can dig it. I haven't used to tell you myself, but honestly, I hope I never have to.
|ABC 7 LA|
Good for local news, but the crown jewel of this app is that it has Channel 7's LIVE MEGA DOPPLER 7000 HD+ on it. You know you're impressed (for those that don't live in L.A., that's really what it's called).
|Coin Flip Free|
If you need to make a decision, and you don't have a coin to flip for it, this app is ideal for you. The free version works great. The difference between the free version and the full-bodied pay version is the coins. In the free version, you can select a U.S. 1 dollar coin, a British 1 pound coin, a Canadian 1 dollar coin, a 1 euro coin (with the Germany back), and a 2 euro coin (with the France back). In the full version, it has way more coins to choose from, including the U.S. state quarters. If you're a numismatist, it'll be like porn for you.
I'll put it like this. I'm at home. I have ESPN on TV, I have ESPN.com on my computer, and I have this app. If I need a score and some stats, I reaching for this first.
A super clean layout on this app. A more concise version of the website, but the core functions work perfectly.
Very easy to use. Took into the back yard with the Mrs. and successfully spotted both Mars and Saturn (without telescopes) at where the app said they would be. Has a bunch of other tidbits of useful info and features that makes this app a must for the amateur (or professional) stargazer. It can even tell you where the center of the galaxy is.
You turn on the app and the screen goes white. Have had to navigate in the dark a few times and this came in handy big time. Can even customize other screens with patterns and colors to add to your flashlight experience (you won't need them, but they're there).
|Virtual Zippo Lighter|
All the joys of having a real Zippo without the possible collateral damage. Ideal for concerts. I got this and now have no desire to get a real one. Strange, but true.
Wanna know how to safely swim with piranhas? How 'bout how to escape a minefield? How to kick down a door? How to start a fire with sticks? I think you know where I'm going with this. A must-have survival kit that (most importantly) runs offline and doesn't need 3G/WiFi.
The full version of this app is like $5-6 or something, but the free "lite" version is pretty satisfactory on its own. One limitation on the free version is that on your To-Do list, you can only break it down to 3 categories. The full version lets you do more. Frankly, before this app, I only had one category... the piece of paper I was writing my to do list on, so this app is actually an upgrade for me. Very easy to use. There are many "To Do Lists" out there, but I stumbled across this one and have no complaints.
Imagine having the Kelley Blue Book in the palm of your hands when you're going car-shopping. The dealer can say, "Hmm, the trade-in value is X." You can reply with, "Well, let's double check." Yes, this is an app that wouldn't normally see consistent use, but you'll find it very handy it when you need.
All it is, is a wood-burning fire with realistic sounds. Why is this cool? Stay with me on this: 1) fire up the iPod and select some Sade or Barry White; 2) back out of the iPod, select this app, tilt into landscape... BOOM! INSTANT ROMANTIC EVENING. You're welcome (to be fair, I'm going to give the Mrs. the credit for this gem).
You can customize a lightsaber, turn it on, and as you swing your iPhone, your lightsaber hums and clashes. This is the free app. There is a pay app where you can duel with a buddy via Bluetooth or WiFi. You might think a lightsaber app is silly, but everyone I know with an iPhone has it... even the Mrs.
Simple, free, quasi-addicting game. The object = throw paper into the trash can. Not as easy as you'd think.
The full title is "What Knot to Do in the Great Outdoors" and is put out by Columbia Sportswear. Wanna learn how to to tie binders, hitches, loops, or even a Man-of-war Sheepshank? This app is for you. Slick layout and easy to use. You can even make certain knots "favorites" to find them easily the next time you use the app.
Surprisingly weak. What does it do? Only one thing. Imagine opening the Maps app, and in the search field, typing, "In-N-Out." The map will open with push-pins highlighting the locations. That's exactly what this app does. I mean, EXACTLY. All this app does is save you the hassle of typing "In-N-Out" in the search field of the Maps app. Disappointing.
Let me give you the review I wrote for it in the App Store... "If the only thing you play is SuperLotto Plus, this is a fine app. But if you play any other California Lottery game like Mega Millions, Fantasy 5, Daily 4, Daily 3, or Daily Derby, this app's usefulness drops like dead weight. Yes, the number generator is a fun feature, but in general, this app is too limited and found wanting."
When I mentioned this to the Mrs., she was surprised. I told her, "It's not as bright as the Flashlight app and not as cool as the Zippo." Her response, "Well, it's a Coleman, they're never bright enough." ZING.
|April 10, 2010|
|March 26, 2010|
|March 22, 2010|
Can I get an extra helping of Team Pursuit?
Your knees should never be up
by your chin when you ski.
Name: Shaun White
Good on ya, Sid!
These. Are. AWESOME!
|March 16, 2010|
Canada: owning podiums since... um, February
|March 6, 2010|
Ummm, what's with the hat?
|March 1, 2010|
Apparently, the Irish Ski Team's outfits
were designed by TRON.
Ski, ski, ski.
Shoot, shoot, shoot.
All aboard the Night Train
The best story of
the whole Games
|February 27, 2010|
|February 20, 2010|