Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fuji-La

For as long as I can remember, I've been a Fuji apple partisan. You can keep your Red Delicious, your Honeycrisp, your McIntosh, and for Chrissakes your Granny Smith. Give me Japan's favorite eating apple and its dense, sweet, crisp flesh. Today, though, I walked into the local purveyor of grocery items and was tempted by the fruit of another. Why, hello, Ambrosia, you creamy, sweet, aromatic minx.
Also, dude on a bike:

Tim Knoll BMX from tim knoll on Vimeo.

36 comments:

Danimal said...

his parents must be pretty proud.

zman said...

Tim Knoll obviously didn't take physics in high school.

Igor said...

What the fuck is wrong with Granny Smith? You can't handle the Granny Smith, son.

Ambrosia, Fuji? Those guys are fags!

zman said...

I wish I was a punter so that they would write stories about me like this:

"Asked by police how much he had to drink, McAfee said 'A lot cause I am drunk,' according to the report."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5706081

Igor said...

You need not be a punter.

A story came out about our late, great friend Dave Flynn at his wake. In one of the 11 times Flynn was cuffed and stuffed, one of his attorney friends yet again worked the system to miminize his damage. Among the paperwork he reviewed was the police report, in which Flynn was asked by the officer how much he'd had to drink that night.

"Fucking tons," Flynn had replied.

Good for a posthumous chuckle.

Marls said...

They're no Mackinaw Peach.

zman said...

Or plums with the red inside.

TR said...

I too like the Granny Smiths, despite the occasional bout of green apple splatters.

Danimal said...

11 times? shazizzle. had no idea. good stuff...more to add to the legend that is dave flynn.

Geoff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvARy0lBLE

So you want to go to law school? This is well done.

zman said...

Fuck you Geoff. Where were you 8 years ago?

Geoff said...

8 years ago? I was living in a house in Arlington with Flantzer, Dewey, Haller and Greg, sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a basement room that I could not stand up in without hitting my head. It was actually pretty awesome.

I worked as a paralegal in '99 for 9 months...and then decided not to go to law school. Instead I've found a job where they pay me to pontificate and where I demonstrate having no actual "skills" at all. I'll be pontificating to a couple hundred folks in Jackson, MS the next two days. Swimmin' pools...movie stars...

zman said...

I hope your hotel has bedbugs.

T.J. said...

Ollie, how you beating the heat?

SWIMMING HOLE!

Geoff said...

Yeah, well I'm still bitter at you and Baldwin for making me memorize that stupid fucking Rush song during pledging.

T.J. said...

Tom Sawyer?

zman said...

Wasn't me. You're likely mixing me up with Spector. I don't like Rush.

Danimal said...

yyz

can anyone tell danimal, jmu grad out here on the prairie, why there's no "play" icon underneath my youtube frame? this has never happened before.

Geoff said...

Was that Specter? Okay fine... I felt like I ended up reciting something in Baldwin's room.

zman said...

Apparently I can't name my kid after Charles Oakley. Or Thurman Thomas.

T.J. said...

What about Norman "Boomer" Zson?

Danimal said...

lawyer clip entertaining and enjoyable. thank you. i watched on my genius phone.

T.J. said...

Wow, Yankee desperation...Aaron Boone and Bucky Dent throwing out first pitch(es).

And now I board a plane and miss most of game. Motherfucker.

T.J. said...

TR, update?

Danimal said...

6-2yanks top of 7

Dave said...

i know it sounds gay, but i like "gala" apples. they are hard and fun to penetrate with your teeth.

Danimal said...

That doesn't sound gay at all.

Mark said...

You people know way too much about apples. I really like a good apple but they generally break down into one of 3 categories: Red, Green, Yellow.

T.J. said...

Granny Smith. Hands down.
/Part-time Produce Guy, '94-98

Mark said...

Where do TJ and I sign up for this?

http://tinyurl.com/2d2qlur

Mark said...

And Z, you think you can convince your lady to let you name the kid after Steve Tasker? What about Lou Carnasecca?

Mark said...

TJ was a produce guy? You and Greg and halfway to your own grocery store. A grocery store that only plays Lionel Richie, natch.

T.J. said...

That was a naaaasty pitch to Rollins.

rob said...

my wife made an apple crisp this evening made with locally-picked red delicious. cinnamon tastes good. sugar tastes good. apples taste good. brown sugar ice cream tastes good.

Shlara said...

Why does Fox insist on putting the scoreboard graphic so far to the left that you can't read it on an HDTV?

Danimal said...

google looks cool today.