Thursday, October 21, 2004

New Avocation For Dave

UPDATE: The February 2005 issue of Games has now appeared in my mailbox, and my puzzle is indeed in the issue, on Page 19.

Last summer, I vowed that I would make a run at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, held each March in Stamford, CT. Along the way, I gained an appreciation of how puzzles are constructed, and have decided to try my hand at creating my own.

The upshot of all of this is the first of what I hope will be many published crossword puzzles. Look for my first byline in the February 2005 issue of Games Magazine.

(The bad news? I can't enter their contests any more.)

Sunday, October 10, 2004

"What's Missing" From My Cable

For years, my hometown's church had a sign out front that read "Come to CH--CH - what is missing?" (Of course, the answer is U-R. That church still has that sign, and I believe that sign has outlasted three or four pastors at that church.)

Anyway, to help the folks at Comcast Cable at Toms River, here's a little quiz to help them figure out What's Missing from cable here.

1. What do you throw in Australia that comes back to you?

2. What do you like to do when you go places?

Don't send me the answers, send them to Comcast.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Batfink Rolls On In Australia

Monday, October 18 - Karate's Case
Tuesday, October 19 - The Wishbone Boner
Wednesday, October 20 - Hugo For Mayor
Thursday, October 21 - The Indian Taker
Friday, October 22 - The Devilish Device

Sunday, October 03, 2004

SNL Band Pages - Updates

Hello all! Yes, even though they look like they haven't been updated in a while, cosmetically or otherwise, we still feature the Saturday Night Live Band Pages on our site, chronicling all thirty years of the band. Even though the band's presence on the show has waned in recent years, we still support their musicianship and efforts.

The show is starting to resemble a lifer's group, with several members marking their 20th year on the show and one starting his 25th. We'll soon update the pages, but here is the 2004-2005 roster.

Lew Del Gatto - baritone sax/arranger (on and off since 1977, mostly on!)
Leon Pendarvis - musical director/keyboards (since 1980)
Lenny Pickett - musical director/tenor sax (since 1985)
Earl Gardner - trumpet (since 1985)
Steve Turre - trombone (since 1985)
Alex Foster - alto sax (since 1985, except for a few years in the 90's when George Young had the chair)
Shawn Pelton - drums (since 1992)
Valerie Naranjo - percussion (since 1995)
Lukasz Gottwald - guitar (since 1997)
James Genus - bass (since 2000)
Katreese Barnes - keyboards (since 2000)