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Comment by Steve Cottle on September 14, 2012 at 9:03am

"Cubicles don't bore people, people bore people." Office challenges brought to you by Nick:

Comment by Henry Brown on April 27, 2012 at 11:39am

Today’s Lunchtime Quiz is brought to you by the letter B. Given three minutes, can you name the 10 most populous U.S. cities whose names begin with the letter B? A score of 5 is passing, and 7 or better is a win, but you’ll have to “B” on your toes to score better than that. Are you up to the challenge?

Take the Quiz: B is for Big City

Comment by Henry Brown on April 6, 2012 at 7:10am

To celebrate the baseball's opening day (in America, that is), we've taken 12 current and classic MLB logos and zoomed way in on their faces. Can you identify the team from the close-up shot? Hat tip to the great Chris Creamer's

from Mental Floss

Comment by Jeff Ribeira on April 5, 2012 at 9:54am

That's an incredible shot! I'm assuming those were from the practice rounds? Even still, wouldn't make it any less amazing.

Comment by Henry Brown on April 5, 2012 at 4:32am

Awesome Golf shot at the Masters!

Comment by Ed Albetski on April 2, 2012 at 8:51am

Ok, sort of an off-season post about football here around the digital water cooler.

What's with Denver throwing away Tim Tebow and acquiring Peyton Manning?  Peyton is a football god, but he can only play a couple of more years at best and that's only if that neck of his doesn't take another hit.  I frankly don't think Denver's O line can protect him to that extent.  With Tebow gone they are going to have to blow more draft choices on another "QB of the future".  Dumb all around.

Comment by Ed Albetski on February 6, 2012 at 10:31am

Wow, a very exciting Superbowl that went down to the last play!  A word on the Giants:  this was a team so plagued by injuries that the Washington Redskins beat them TWICE during the regular season.  At season's end with a relatively healthy squad the G-Men beat the Cowboys in Dallas, Atlanta at home, then GREEN BAY and San Francisco away, and finally New England.  Amazing string of wins against the best teams in the league and mostly in front of hostile crowds. 

Congrats to the Giants and all that picked them.  

I want to thank all of you who played the NFL Pool and hope to hear from each of you next season!

The final tallies: Ian, the winner, with 179. Shawn 178, Mike 177, Eddie 173, Ed (yours truly) 165, Steph 159, Kathy 149, Bill 144, Kat 108 and those of you who started late Colin 105, John 77, Rick 73, and Mark 36.

Comment by Ed Albetski on January 23, 2012 at 12:54am

Conference playoffs update!

Ian leads (and looking at the superbowl picks, will continue to lead regardless. so he wins the cup for this year!  Congrats, Ian!) with 178, Shawn follows with 177, and Mike with 176.  Considering that Shawn and Mike are both former winners says a lot about their consistent ability to pick the winners in NFL games!  Congrats to them too!  An honorable mention to newcomer Eddie with 172 on his first outing!  And the rest:  Me with 164, Steph 158, Kathy 148, Bill 143, and Kat 108.  Then those of you with very good scores who joined late: Colin 105, John 77, Rick 72, and Mark 36.

Next week's result may raise your score by 1 but as the overwhelming majority picked the Giants (actually no one picked the Giants, you all picked Green Bay or New Orleans, but the winning team just moved into your bracket), the competition is now moot.

QUESTION.  Did you all like the brackets way of picking the playoffs?  Two of you have all ready complained about it, so I'm asking for next season.  Would you like to have me just send out weekly picksheets or do the whole playoff set as a brackets form?  Just answer WEEKLY or BRACKETS and I'll get the idea.  I'll announce the decision with my superbowl update.  Thanks for playing!

Comment by Ed Albetski on May 24, 2011 at 10:13pm
Does anyone here play Buzztime Trivia in a local bar?  The Italian restaurant a couple of blocks from the house started featuring it again in the bar.  We took 5th place on the monthly high score list tonight.  You can also play on Facebook, just search for "Buzztime".  Fun if you have accumulated a lot of useless information :)
Comment by Ed Albetski on February 6, 2011 at 11:40pm
In the playoff bracket pool I got EVERY game right except the last one! I picked the Steelers over the Packers.  Ah well.  Mike Psarakis wins the cup this year for best pick percentage over all.  The NFL Pool will see you all again next fall!  Thanks for playing!

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