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From The Archives: Horseracing, The Maryland Millions

Posted by scottstead on Aug 24, 2009 in Sports, Vlog
It was February 2008, a brisk day. The smell of the track was a distinct one. Horse manure and money. Ok, so maybe I didn’t win much – but I did break even. I recommend that if you’re living in the district and looking for a distraction that can transport you into the world of Damon Runyon, of duckets and ponies, then Laurel Park is right up your alley. Consider it gambling with a soul – a sole – a hoof – whatever. This is just a sample of the excitement that you too can have.

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3, 2, 1…Pens Win!

Posted by scottstead on May 15, 2009 in Sports, Vlog

Penguins fans from all over flocked to the Pour House to show the locals who owned the night.

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The Littlest Giant: Videoblogging Week 2009 Day 1

Posted by scottstead on Apr 7, 2009 in Life, Sports, Travel, Vlog
Whilst in North Carolina this weekend my six year old cousin donned his favorite football uniform in honor of the mighty Tar Heels and related to me a recap of one of his favorite films, “The Little Giants”. Upon the completion of said recap, he broke down into one of his “world famous” victory dances. This is posted in the spirit of Videoblogging Week 2009, my first participation in the project.  I’ve watched it fly by before and never jumped in – but I figured it was time to get involved.  Thanks to Steve Garfield I decided to abandon Final Cut for a simple project and give ILife 09 a shot with the ever popular Comic Book theme. Thanks Steve and a huge thanks to everyone in the Videoblogging group for giving me yet another reason to post videos that would either wise seem inane and forever remain in my folder of unedited, unposted “stuff.”

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12 Injured In Broom Game, Citizen’s Outraged

Posted by scottstead on Apr 15, 2008 in Bloggers, Color Wars, Misc. Links, Sports
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In a game touted as the biggest fad since “robo tripping” in the early 90′s, the broom game, made popular by Ellen DeGeneres and now adopted by Ze Frank and his so-called “Color Wars”, are causing dizziness, bruises, contusions, and vomiting all over the world.

Yesterday, in Lincoln, Nebraska a group of Twitterers (members of the now popular social networking site Twitter.com) varying in age from 14 to 42 were attempting to make a video for Frank’s Color Wars when 3 of the broom game contestants took out a number of bystanders, the camera operator/commentator, and Grammie. 12 were injured in the onslaught. None of those involved wished to be identified.

One twitterer, who only wished to be referred to as @anonymous stated, “It was one thing to have to put up with all the colored icons, and GO TEAM BURNT SIENNA’s – but this is just senseless. When will the madness stop!”

Families of the victims are holding a candle light vigil tonight donning all black and white in protest of the Color Wars.

Jenifer Bolton, daughter of one of the victims mournfully avowed, “Mr. Frank, you’ve driven our children from our homes brooms in hand. They spin until they’re dizzy with delight, until they fall down, or until someone gets hurt. We won’t stand for this! The broom game, these wars MUST STOP! Or at least, umm, you know make it 5 spins or something.”

A child watching the interview with Ms. Bolton shouted “Why did Grammie have to die!” Grammie, in fact, did not die – but she did apparently suffer a broken hip.

What will come of these wars? No good I’m sure. We’ll just have to stay tuned and see how many others must fall before Frank’s brightly blazoned battle is brought to a screeching halt. Crayola denies involvement. Frank was not available for comment.

Full Text Here.
Stop The Color War Group on Facebook can be found here.

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Washington Nationals Open House

Posted by scottstead on Apr 7, 2008 in Life, Sports, Vlog
Panoramic scenes, food reviews, and a birds eye view of the new stadium in SW Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals have a great new home! Thanks to Jane for her (un)willingess to participate in the food reviews – it was great to get a veggie perspective on the eats at the ballpark.

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