Europe

Halloween Costumes

Thanks to Ken for finding these examples. They don’t have Halloween here in Europe (not really), which is probably stunting the emotional development of millions of European children. But in the spirit of the season I thought I would post some tips for the aspiring home-made costume makers out there: Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Pub Quiz – New Record High Rank

Been so busy now that school started that I didn’t get a chance to immediately post the results of the Table of Contents’ last showing at the pub quiz. 3rd place!!! In case you weren’t keeping track, that’s the best we’ve ever done. We had a full complement of five Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

New Car

Let the citizens of the Netherlands beware: their streets are no longer safe. That’s because yours truly took the train today to Schiedam Centrum, walked to the showroom of Pelicar, slapped his wallet on the counter and said, “I need a car.” Amazingly enough, they had some to sell. Two Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

TV and Ethics

This is an interesting case. A woman gets vetted for “Extreme Makeover”. They interview her family, and encourage them to say mean things about the way she looks. Not so shocking. Then they cancel the girl’s appearance on the show because the jaw operation would take too long to heal. Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz – New Record Low Score!

The Table of Contents was in bad shape tonight. We only had three players and were missing key elements of our knowledge base such as sports, all things relating to the Netherlands, and music. Plus, the picture round was a collage of famous Scandinavians. Seeing as we had no Scandinavian Read more…

By Brian, ago
Brian

Fantasy Football 2005 – Week 2

The good guys are on a roll. Even though TO went off like a bomb in San Francisco, and even though my quarterback had one interception for every four completed passes, the good showing by my receivers and backs carried me to victory YET AGAIN. In all other categories the Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

North Korea

I love these guys. They are so crazy. Ever since the Taliban was routed I was worried that I would be deprived of “examples of crazy regimes”. But thankfully, North Korea has stepped up to the plate. Honestly, these guys are fucking nuts. Their “beloved leader” Kim Jong Il, is Read more…

By Brian, ago