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Ultimate Glory: A Frisbee Memoir

"It’s the feeling I remember from that glorious fall, a feeling I have never felt since and am quite sure I’ll never feel again. I was full of sap and muscular and strong, and, of course, quite deluded. A young Icarus with enough literary training to be pretty sure of where all this was heading. It was hubris plain and simple, but one thing they don’t tell you about hubris is how good it feels. In fact in some ways, though I now know what it will lead to, I still think of that fall as the high tide of my twenties. In some ways I still think of it as the high tide of my life. Though a happier and better man now, I still miss that time and if there were a way, if granted a wish, I can’t pretend I wouldn’t run right back and crawl inside that lunatic’s skin." Ultimate Glory: A Frisbee Memoir by David Gessner. [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Oct 12, 2012 - 4 comments

Friendly neighbors

Take the Ultimate Sesame Street Quiz (and watch a bunch of Sesame Street clips)
posted by IvoShandor on Mar 8, 2012 - 37 comments

SING TO ME MUSE, OF VELOUR AND THE MAN

No relation to the Damon Dash reality TV show, the Ultimate Hustler is master of the dozens, leaping through time and space to slam weak bustas. At the very height of his powers, he joined the battle in book XX of the Iliad.
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jan 20, 2010 - 30 comments

Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.

The ultimate exam. 15 questions designed to test your knowledge and abilities in a variety of subjects.
posted by blue_beetle on Jul 19, 2009 - 55 comments

Lay out!

Ultimate: The Greatest Sport Ever Invented By Man is coming soon to a bookstore near you.
posted by silby on Dec 13, 2007 - 63 comments

Stripe Generator 2.0

Stripe Generator 2.0 - The Ultimate Tool for Web 2.0 Designers. (via)
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 30, 2007 - 52 comments

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny!

This is the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. A gathering of All Awesomeness, fighting to the death to see who is the greatest! Once you've watched the flash animation, grab the music and listen to it over and over again.
posted by CrunchyFrog on Dec 25, 2005 - 23 comments

When a ball dreams, it dreams it's a frisbee

"Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play."
The overriding ideal behind Ultimate frisbee is Spirit of the Game where sportsmanship is valued above all else. Next week is the World Ultimate & Guts Championships in Turku, Finland where 23 countries compete, so now is a great time to (re-)learn to play. Besides being lots of fun for everyone, it might even improve your career prospects.
posted by quiet on Jul 24, 2004 - 13 comments

Extreme Kidnapping

Tired of extreme sports? Need a new thrill? Extreme Kidnapping, the brainchild of Mr. Scrillian, a rap artist from Detroit, is looking to provide thrill-seekers with the ultimate in adrenaline rushes. For as little as $500 you can experience a "No-Frills Adrenaline Amp Kidnapping", or go whole hog with a custom videotaped "Standard Kidnapping" complete with restraints and mock torture.

Is this the next wave of extreme sport?
posted by greengrl on May 19, 2003 - 25 comments

Cosima Rohilla Shalizi - Polymath & Ultimate Pantologist

Truly that is a miracle of wonder surpassing the tongues of the eloquent, and far beyond the most cunning speech to describe: the mind reels before it, and the intellect stands abashed

Ibn Hazm
The Dove's Necklace


Cosma Rohilla Shalizi, who contains universes: Notebooks, Pieces for the SFI Bulletin, The Bactra Review, Books and Other Texts I've Put on the Web, Poetry and not the worst links page I've ever seen. This is the worst home page ever, according to yankthechain. I'm very proud. He likes, among many others, Avram Davidson, Sappho, Jack Vance, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Courage, garrulousness and the mob are on our side. What more do we want? Now, is that a tagline or what?
posted by y2karl on Mar 21, 2003 - 15 comments

"The fight America has on its hands militarily is one thing. A fight our American intelligence and soldiery will not lose. Drunken, doped-up third world peasants paradise-bent on living as if it is still the stone age challenge us, now let them taste the full, unadulterated wrath of America's force. Let them drown in pools of their own blood." Call it "the ultimate pre-match promo:" the well-thought-out and eloquent political pundrity of The Ultimate Warrior. Yes, that one.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 13, 2002 - 23 comments

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