Archive for December, 2010

Throw Out Your Umbrella (Ella Ella Eh Eh Eh)

In New York City, this is where umbrellas go to die…

[via spike broderick]

Time To Lace Up Your Ice Skates

When the bay starts to freeze over you know it’s cold outside. The water surrounding the dock pilings at Gilgo Beach has a thin layer of ice on top of it, and if this cold weather continues like it has we can forget about surfing and start thinking about ice skating.

Update: Reader Bill dropped this comment showing a similar photo of what the bay looks like during summer. West coast people, these are “seasons”.

[via @bmiltenberg]

UNO, The Unofficial Game Of Rainy Days

Why does a deck of UNO cards seem to only appear when it’s raining outside? UNO should be the official game of rainy days. All this wet California weather got me thinking about UNO, so below are a few fun facts about the card game:

  • There is a total of 108 cards in one UNO deck.
  • The game was originally developed in 1971 by Merle Robbins in Reading, Ohio.
  • In older versions, only the 6 is underlined to distinguish it from the 9.
  • Playing a 0 is more likely to prevent the color from changing than playing any other card of a given color.

[Source: Wikipedia]

When Does Your Keychain Reach Janitor Status?

At what point does a keychain hold so many keys that it should be referred to as “janitor status”? I’m walking around with seven keys and feel as though I’ve reach that custodial echelon.

Briefkase Boyz Do Work For Long Island Rap

Long Island has raised a hall of fame list of rappers that includes the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes, but the list is still growing. If you haven’t heard the Briefkase Boyz yet, allow us to introduce you to a couple of Strong Island’s up and comers.

Briefkase BoyzBriefkase Music

You can listen to Briefkase Music Vol. 1 in its entirety HERE.

The “Burlap Sacker”, Long Island’s Serial Killer?

The south shore of Long Island might have a serial killer on its hands. According to recent news, police found four badly decomposed bodies near Gilgo Beach. Some of the bodies were found wrapped in burlap sacks, which is why we are dubbing the potential serial killer as the “Burlap Sacker.

Has anyone checked Bunger’s Gilgo Beach Surf Cam for any clues?

Scary stuff, but everyone should feel a little safer knowing that most of the dudes on Long Island’s south shore view the gym as their church and would absolutely love the opportunity to smash a Bud Light over that freakin’ serial killer’s head. WHAT?! WHAT?!

New York Might Go Pro…In Surfing

[Photo: Kirk Condyles / The New York Times]

I recently came across an article posted on last month by Jon Coen, which discussed the possibility of having the east coast leg of the ASP World Tour in New York. As of right now, the east coast location is still TBD, but dates are set for September 3 – 12, 2011.

New York has good surf, and yes it would have a hard time holding up to the majority of locations on the tour (read: Pipeline, Bells Beach, Trestles, Jeffreys Bay, etc.), but the buzz around the event would be huge.

New York has a strong surf community, and given the proximity to New York City and it’s 8 million + inhabitants, it would be hard to say that the event wouldn’t draw a crowd.

One potential location is Long Beach, NY.

Who knows, we could get lucky and catch a good hurricane swell. What do you think, should the ASP World Tour come to New York?

World’s Most Expensive Iced Tea Now Served At Louisiana McDonald’s

Apparently the people of Shreveport, Louisiana don’t mind spending a little extra for quality drinks. $100 for iced tea seems a bit steep to me, though.

Christmas Songs

My brother Chris put together this Christmas song mix last year. In the spirit of the season I thought it only right to share this list of holiday jams, so throw these into a Grooveshark playlist or go ahead and honestly pay for them somehow. Happy holidays!

(In no particular order)

[1] John Lennon – Happy Xmas
[2] Bryan Adams – Christmas Time
[3] Elton John – Step Into Christmas
[4] The Kinks – Father Christmas
[5] Billy Squier – Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
[6] Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time
[7] Elvis Presley – Here Comes Santa Claus
[8] Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
[9] Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run
[10] Eagles – Please Come Home For Christmas
[11] The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
[12] Tom Petty – Christmas All Over Again
[13] Aaron Neville – Louisiana Christmas Day
[14] Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
[15] Bruce Springsteen – Merry Christmas Baby
[16] Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
[17] Wham – Last Christmas
[18] Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton – Baby It’s Cold Outside
[19] The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa
[20] The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
[21] Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas/Sarajevo 12/24
[22] Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
[23] Darlene Love – All Alone On Christmas
[24] Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
[25] The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
[26] Run-D.M.C. – Christmas In Hollis

Forget A Spoiler, Tiger Stripes Will Make Your Car Just As Fast

This car doesn’t burn rubber, it eats it. But wait! The other awesome thing about this car (yeah, there’s something else…) is that it’s parked only four blocks from the Tiger House!

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