Monthly Archives: February 2011

Breaking News: Man vs Food

Oh the humanity, I saw the whole thing. Not to give it all away at once but,

The cow ate some bad grass early:

and that was only round three. It went …

Yes, she is covering up nicely the fact that is the sign for round six upside down because no one one could have thought this event could go nine rounds.  Did Joey lose his voice, did Big Lar nail it again?  Installments of the details coming.

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 5

The Farmer’s Market, The DTF Burger Challenge, New Gloucester Restaurants,Palermos, Essex Seafood, Alchemy, Hale Street,Boston Derby Dame Roller Derby, Groupon,  Real Estate, The 4 worst mistakes you can make when selling your home, New CSA in Town With Joey and Kenny

Click here to play or save the podcast

Check Out Kenny’s Blog- TheCutBridge.com

  1. The GloucesterCast Theme Song  Gloucester Til The End Music is from Earl and Arch- you can download it for free at GimmeSound here- http://www.gimmesound.com/EarlAndArch-1/

Walt Kelly Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

“I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.”
– Pogo, comic strip by Walt Kelly (1913-1973)

WALT KELLY

Born: 1913 : : : Died: 1973
Job Description: Cartoonist
Worked in: Comic books and newspaper strips
Noted for: Pogo, Disney work and more

Kelly grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and began his newspaper career there before moving to California in pursuit of his future wife. He was one of more than 1500 animators working for Walt Disney in 1941 when that group went on strike. Kelly moved back east and began work for Dell Comics eventually creating the strip “Pogo.”

This strip was the forerunner of later politically barbed comics such as “Doonesbury”. Kelly is cited as an influence by cartoonists as diverse as Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and R. Crumb (Fritz the Cat, etc).

Greg Bover

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Chickity Check It! Dan Driscoll’s Visit Cape Ann

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Dan Driscoll has been putting together a sort of local business directory at his site Visit Cape Ann.  You can check out a bunch of listings and the map he has put together at VisitCapeAnn.net

It’s very slick and polished.

According to the site, the proceeds go to SoberConnections-

All the net proceeds of advertising revenue on this website will go to Sober Connections, an organization looking to get to a non profit status, to help fund the legal costs of filing for their 501 C3, local events and outreach programs they are having in the Cape Ann area, as well as finding and funding a more permanent home for their eventuates and much needed office space.

Gloucester Twitter Folk You Should Follow

I’m starting a feature in which I highlight local tweets and people you should follow or tweets about Gloucester that I found interesting.

Discover Gloucester

Discover Gloucester

@DscvrGlstr Gloucester Massachusetts

American Cruise Line reports 5 weeks of record sales; coming to Gloucester 6x July-Sept, 2011! http://tinyurl.com/4zyuafm

Did You Know (Air Force Test)

http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Epontipak/redsquare.html

That this little hand eye coordination game could drive you nuts?
The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.  If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal.

I don’t know if it’s true, but it is said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots.  They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.
Give it a try but be careful…it is addictive.  After about my 20th try, I white knuckled it for 13.5 seconds.  Can anyone out there go longer than 18 seconds? 

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Jalepenos $50 of Mexican Food For $25 Deal Extended

We used our Groupon for Hale Street last night.  Our bill came to $50.99 and all we had to leave was $1 and we dropped a $10 tip for our server.  What a steal!  Next up for us is using the Jalepenos one.  at this rate we may never eat home again, lol.

The Jalepenos deal was only supposed to be through last night but when I checked it today it looks like it’s been extended for 6 days.

The Mrs bought one yesterday, I’m buying one today!

I don’t know how these places are doing it but if you are going to cook me dinner for less than it would cost me to eat at home I’m gonna partake.  It’s a win/win.  I’m happy to save money and the Mrs is happy that she doesn’t have to cook!

Sweet! Click the picture for the deal. Best part about this one is that it doesn’t expire til the end of the year.

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Amazing photos of The Airshow Disaster.

 These Amazing photos show  great detail of a recent Airshow Disaster.

The pilot at low  level 
had no  control over  his   

aircraft.  It narrowly 

misses  a crowd 

gathered  for the air show and  slams 

into  four buildings. One can  only imagine the horror  of the occupants inside  those buildings



It Probably scared the crap out of them.

Thanks to my Brother for the heads up.

Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey and The North Shore Blogger Consortium

Friday February 25th

Easter Bowl Making At Glazed

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Saturday February 26th

Boston Derby Dames Home Opener

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Sunday February 27th

Cape Ann Community Cinema Oscar Party Sunday Night!

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North Shore Blogger Consortium Picks

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Media giant Seth gives up the best of Lynn at Lynn Happens.

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The wonderful Jane Ward has some great ideas, over at Food and Fiction.

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Please welcome Kimmy Bingham and her picks  here

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Weekend Picks from North Shore Kid here

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Choices from all over New England at The Two Palaverers.