Friday, August 29, 2008
Yesterday, Johnny had an odd post, with some sort of old adage on it, a truism, if you will. We liked the idea:
Create a new saying that sounds like an old saying.
A good test to see if your answer is good is to throw some sort of introduction to it, like, "Well, you know what they say..." and then put your saying there and see how it sounds. To illustrate what we mean, we will reproduce our answer and truncate it to make it sound cooler:
Well, you know what they say: Every time it rains, it rains.
Simple enough, right? Post it here.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Pick your favorite fast and we'll tell you the winner tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
And I nominate racewalking as the race. That or the Three-Legged Race with their VPs.
Monday, August 25, 2008
When we last left our heroes, they were trying to find a place to start practicing their super powers. Their newly found friend, the talking fox, said he might be able to help.
"Follow me, " he said, and started walking towards the alley.
Johnny gave Mike a sideways look. "Should we trust him?"
"I don't know...I don't think he's evil."
"Yeah, I feel like we should trust him, but I'm not sure."
"Well, if he is mischievous, we could probably take him," Mike said.
"Yeah, we can take him out if we have to."
"Hey, guys, I'm right here, can you not talk about offing me when I'm right in front of you?"
"Oh, right. Lead the way!."
"Um, okay, but will you promise not to off me?"
Mike and Johnny looked at each other. Mike turned to the fox. "We promise not to off you. We're the good guys, remember?"
And that assurance was enough to assuage the fox's fears, and he began to lead the two down the alley.
Friday, August 22, 2008
As the XXIX Olympiad winds down, we have noticed that NBC plays the US National Anthem a lot, showing the medal ceremonies and whatnot. And while the Star Spangled Banner is an OK song, I think we as a nation can do better. Here is this week's game:
If you got to choose the national anthem, what song would you pick?
We wanted to choose a song that everyone knows. One that can be sung in preparation for war, or in celebration of victory. One that inspires hope in all of our diverse people. So, we choose Thriller by Michael Jackson. What could be better than a super smash song sung by an American that, if needed, comes with a choreographed war dance?
Think you know an answer to the rhetorical question from the last paragraph? Put our new national anthem in the comments.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Vote today and you can see the winner tomorrow. Sound like fun?
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
So these people are playing this sport in a pretty deep pool where they have to tread water the whole time they're in there. So when one player commits a foul, that shouldn't just be a whistle and a stop in play. That should be attempted murder. He tried to drown the dude.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
The talking fox now finished telling his story to the two brothers.
"When I woke up, I realized I could speak. Then, I ran into you two. But enough about me. What are you guys up to?"
"Well, as a matter of fact, we are on our way to capture a criminal," Mike said proudly. "He's a bank robber, you know."
"That's cool," said the fox. "Can I help?"
"Wait a second," Johnny interrupted. "Mike, we don't know who or even where this guy is, and we don't have access to crime scenes or anything. We don't have a plan!"
"But, we have to do something!" Mike looked at Johnny imploringly.
Johnny frowned. He was silent for a few moments, trying to decide what to do. Finally, he spoke. "Fine...let's train then. I said we should wait til the morning. It's morning. Let's try to harness our powers."
"Alright! BALL OF FIRE!!" Mike yelled, as he pointed a hand at Johnny.
"Dude! 1. We know you can't do that. 2. We can't show off our powers in public. 3. STOP TRYING TO SHOOT A BALL OF FIRE AT ME!"
"Hmm...Where can we go to practice? We can't do it in our apartment. It's too small and we might destroy it before we can harness our powers."
"I might be of some assistance in this matter," the fox said mysteriously. So, mysteriously in fact, that it we will have to wait until the next chapter to find out what he means.
Friday, August 15, 2008
But that got us thinking. Who would we want to see compete in the three-legged race? Who would make up the Redeem the Dream Team for three-legged races in 2012? So that sounded as good a question as any for this week's Game Time:
Who would you like to see compete in an Olympic three-legged race?
We would probably go with Yao Ming and Lin Hao, that little kid he was carrying in the opening ceremonies. He only goes up to Yao's hip so he would be the perfect size for a third leg.
Who do you want to see tied together? Answer by Tuesday!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Vote quickly because the polls close by Friday morning when we reveal the winner. But unfortunately, if you win, it doesn't mean the Olympic Committee will approve your event.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I know what you are thinking, "Mike, there already is water polo." No. There is a sport they call 'water polo', but that is really more like water handball. Polo is played on horses and with mallets. Water handball is nothing like the "Sport of Kings."
So, I suggest a new water polo. A real water polo. The players ride on dolphins and use tritons to smack the ball. Now that, my friends, is water polo.
Monday, August 11, 2008
"So, could you always talk?" Johnny asked.
"Good, cause I say, 'Hello' to you like every day!" Mike chimed in.
"Yes, well, I couldn't respond before. Actually, it's a pretty weird story. Wanna hear it?"
"Please," said Mike, looking interested.
"Well, last night I was hanging out in the alley, as I usually do when it rains. All of a sudden, I saw that door over there open, but no one came out."
Mike and Johnny looked at each other, remembering Mike's first application of his super speed.
"Then, I turned back and saw a pizza box sitting on the trash can. Naturally, I went to eat it. It was delicious."
"See? Someone liked it," Mike said to Johnny.
"Dude, it was toxic! Mr. Fox, I mean, Fox, did you have any ill effects after eating it?"
"Oh, yes! I got sick and then passed out."
Johnny looked at Mike as if to say, "See? It was poisoned." Then, he actually did say, "See? It was poisoned."
Friday, August 8, 2008
For those of you who don't know, the Olympics start today. Wait, this year the Olympics are in Beijing, China. So that means we should say the Olympics started today. Past tense! Anyway, since we at the Pake Shlake Band are rather fond of games, this is one of our favorite times of the year. Or every four years. Or every two years. So we thought this would be an appropriate question:
If you got to add an Olympic event, what would it be?
You know how they have synchronized swimming and synchronized diving? We think they should add synchronized parallel parking. You'd get points for how precise your turning angles are. And be sure to avoid the 3 tenth's deduction for bumping the curb!
What do you think should be added to the Olympic Games? Post your answer by Tuesday.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
On Thursday, NASA scientists announced that the Phoenix lander exploring Mars had confirmed the existence of water on the planet. This was done by analyzing an icy soil sample from the planet’s surface and then heating it. The discovery is a major breakthrough, creating more speculation about the possibility of life on Mars.
Barack the vote.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
"Excuse me, Mr. Fox, so, you can speak?" Mike asked.
The fox looked curiously up at Mike.
"No need to be so formal."
"Oh, thanks. I'm Mike, and this is my brother Johnny."
"Nice to meet you. I am Lucius."
"No way! Like the guy in the Batman movies! That's really your name?" Mike replied.
"Haha, no, that's just a joke. I saw that movie last night and I thought it would be funny."
"Hmm," Mike said. "So, what is your name?"
The fox looked around. "I don't have one, I guess. No one's ever asked me before."
"Well, we will call you 'the fox' for now, until you think of a name you like."
"Oh, wow, 'the fox' that's so clever! Never would have thought of that one..." said the fox.
Johnny frowned. "Maybe we should just call you 'the jerk.'"
Friday, August 1, 2008
And now on to this week. We're going to be playing another round of Headliners, but we're going to ask that the answers are in a day early. We want to have all your answers in by Tuesday so that we can post the poll on Wednesday so that you can vote on Wednesday or Thursday so that we can have a winner on Friday so that we can write long sentences today.
Anyway, here's the story:
On Thursday, NASA scientists announced that the Phoenix lander exploring Mars had confirmed the existence of water on the planet. This was done by analyzing an icy soil sample from the planet's surface and then heating it. The discovery is a major breakthrough, creating more speculation about the possibility of life on Mars.
And here's our headline:
Scientists Find Ice on Mars, Now Searching for Tequila and Limes
Post your headline in the comments, and do it before Tuesday if you please.