Arthur “Spud” Melin, the co-founder of Wham-O in 1948, died yesterday at the age of 77. Among other things, his company was responsible for the Frisbee (woo hoo!) and the Hula Hoop. I still have Frisbee dreams every now and then, and miss being in shape enough to play Ultimate. They turned the Ultimate field we used to play in into a playground, dammit… 🙁

As one page quoted, “You sank my productivity!” Battleships is online and is quite addictive.

Here’s a history of Mountain Dew, my caffeine beverage of choice in the morning. I like one of the original slogans, “It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”

Take the Political Compass quiz to see where you stand. Apparently I lean towards the “Libertarian Left” (as opposed to the “Authoritarian Right”). I suppose that’s not too far off; I usually consider myself pretty moderate, but a lot of the questions in this quiz dealt more with sociological than geopolitical issues. Those issues would’ve brought me more into the right, I think.

Britain’s Oddsocks Production has substituted “bellringer” for “hunchback” in its production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” because it “did not want to upset people with scoliosis.” This is another example of PC going way overboard. To paraphrase another person’s comment on another site, “What’s next, Moby Richard?”