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• 2013 Majors

CSI POOL
BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
first time at the Rio (adios Riviera) and things get epic
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Hard Times 10-Ball Open
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
just a lil pre-Vegas warm up tournament
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
West Coast Challenge
$4,000 added One Pocket
$10,000 added 10-Ball
California Billiard Club
Mountain View, CA
last event at this location before they close (sadface)
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Cole Dickson Memorial 9-Ball
Family Billiards
San Francisco, CA
for legendary road player Cole Dickson
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Pots 'N' Pans Memorial 9-Ball
Pool Sharks
Las Vegas, NV
celebrating hustler Bernard Rogoff, better known as "Pots 'N' Pans"
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR35 | Dennis Orcollo vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second and third days
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR33 | Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second (1P) and part of third (10B) day
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR32 | Ronnie Alcano vs Jayson Shaw
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
GREAT match • Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball Tournament coverage
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Chet Itow Memorial 9-Ball
California Billiards Club
Mountain View, CA
drank too much to do good coverage, but here it is, anyway
 
CSI POOL
Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
let Robocop show you how to run a six-pack, Citizen
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR31 | Mike Dechaine vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
ALL HAIL THE HOVERCAT
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR30 | Darren Appleton vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
the boys are back in town
 
 
10+1 INTERVIEWS
» Huidji See
» Donny Mills
 
 
EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING
the best kind of New Year's Sandwich
that's not okay
 
 
READER'S CHOICE
you know that I'm no good
on being a reasonable human being with realistic expectations
 
instasham series
stories from the distant and slightly-less-distant past
 
the only people for me are the mad ones
questions, tournaments, bets, running 26.2 miles

• LINKY LINKS

PARTY ANIMALS
The Action Report
purveyor of fine challenge matches between highly-skilled players of note
 
PUBLICATION
Cue Times Billiard News
Colorado's best resource for all things pool-related
 
CASE
Jack Justis Cases
the choice of champions
 
CUE
Sugartree Customs
made by Eric "Slower Than Snails" Crisp, if and when he feels like it
 
CUE
Tucker Cue Works
"If you feel the need to ask me how your cue is progressing every week then maybe there is a better choice of cuemakers out there for you."
 
MEAT
Kurzweils' Country Meats
yes, meat

spiders across the stars

 

reading links
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Reading Links are arranged top to bottom from shortest to longest reads. Short reads will take you perhaps a minute or two. Trenta reads will be more than 15 minutes. The in-between lengths are Tall, Grande, and Venti.

« T A L L »
For Peat’s Sake
Peat is not a renewable resource. What does that mean for my favorite Scotch whiskies?
Stradivarius trees: Searching for perfect musical wood
Switzerland is home to some of the best violin makers in the world. But how do they know which tree will make a top quality violin?
« G R A N D E »
The Transformational Power of the Right Spice
Generally, restaurant people make up a hard-bitten demographic, so when I repeatedly heard words like “magician” and “visionary,” I imagined I might meet a nutmeg-dusted Timothy Leary.
« T R E N T A »
Colorado’s Most Amazing and Punishing (and Magical) Race
originally published June/July 2005
How an unemployed, gun-totin’ rock-blaster saved a dying mining town with nothing more than a brutal 100-mile footrace, some of the world’s most supremely conditioned geeks, and a pack of llamas.
One Tiny German Town, Seven Big Michelin Stars
Germany was not, until very recently, known for its chefs, but it does have a well-earned reputation for quality control.

 

 

infographics

A Short History of the Hot Seat // Extruded vinyl, Textilene mesh and other seminal moments in alfresco seating

 

Dr. Carmella’s Guide to Understanding the Introverted // HAMSTER BALL OF PERSONAL SPACE. YES.

Y E S .

 

 

TAR33 | Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan

Holy crap, it seems like we *just* finished a TAR match, right?

But, wait!

There’s MORE!

pinoy vs pinoy

TAR33 will be all-around consisting of 8-ball race to 20, one pocket race to 8, and 10-ball race to 27. This will be the first all-around match on the new 4-1/2″ pockets. That should make the one pocket interesting.

Purchase the pay-per-view from The Action Report.

If you are not able to watch the stream, I will provide periodic updates when I get there on the weekend.

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…and don’t forget…

TAR34 | Efren Reyes vs Shane Van Boening

…takes place the week after! Same format as TAR33 except for the one pocket, which is a race to 11.

aww yeah

April is the poolest month!

 

 

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8 comments to spiders across the stars

  • spanky

    one pocket in the Shane and Efren match is a race to 11. YA

  • matthew

    Hamster ball of personal space: it’s like they’ve known me my whole life!

  • The introvert piece is really well done. While I am an introvert to some degree, most people don’t recognize it because my job requires me to be outgoing, upbeat, and speak in public – nearly all the time. As a result, many folks don’t understand when I’m getting myself recharged. I feel for those who are very introverted.

    It’s funny, one of the trainers that works for me is an extrovert but you’d never know when you watch him in action. Just as it’s tough to see that I’m an introvert.

    Humans are proof positive that the Universe has an awesome sense of humor.

    • Adhesive Remover

      The Universe would be a lot funnier if it gave me a human-sized hamster ball. Soundproofed, of course.

  • alan saville

    Reading that made my hamster ball much more comfortable, which is in a cabin, deep in the Rockies, accessible only by ATV or snowmobiles. However, some folks’ hamster balls are in tastefully decorated apartments in uptown Manhattan with a Penthouse view (fresh air…times square…goodbye city life!).
    Oops, I just dated myself, but that’s ok, we get along pretty well most of the time, cabin fever notwithstanding.