Entries Tagged as 'announcements'

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September = football = pick ‘em leagues

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The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

I’ve formed an NFL pick ‘em group.

You’re all invited to join.

Go to this URL: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem

When prompted for a Group ID, enter 31836

The password is borscht

Pick NFL winners. Easy.

The season starts this Thursday, so please join soon.

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STEINLINES, my new humor-news site

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I am pleased to announce the launch of my new site, STEINLINES. I hope all of you who have read or written for When Falls the Coliseum for so long will visit the new site. I expect to post there often, so you can check in every day or two for a different take on the news.

I will still, of course, post at WFTC, since I own it and all. The posts at STEINLINES are a different sort from what fits this site.

I would appreciate it if all of our readers and writers would consider posting a link on Facebook, Twitter, other social media, and their own blogs. Thanks for your continued support.

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Are Abbott and Costello writing for ESPN now?

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ESPN has published a report that Ray Lewis is close to signing a multi-year contract with ESPN according to a published report on ESPN. Unfortunately, ESPN was unable to reach ESPN to confirm the details of the ESPN report. The line was busy.

announcementsphotography

Crazy Christmas Photo Competition 2012: Vote now!

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For the past couple of Christmases, my wife and I have been taking ridiculous photographs to send out with our holiday cards. Two years ago we dressed our pets in Christmas attire and wore crazy sweaters. Last year we wore full hunting gear.  This year, we decided to invite others to participate. See the submissions and vote here. Merry Christmas!

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Tweet at When Falls the Coliseum with #WhenFalls

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Writers and readers of When Falls the Coliseum can now have their tweets appear on the sidebar of our site. Just below the list of the latest posts is a list of the latest tweets. To have your tweet appear in that space, include #WhenFalls in the tweet. Please use #WhenFalls when you are tweeting something amusing or linking to or commenting on news or current events.

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FOOTBALL

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Friends, you are cordially invited to join my fantasy football “pick ‘em” league.

Entry is free, and the rules are easy: Pick the winners of NFL games each week and compete to see who compiles the best W-L record.

To join, follow this link. When prompted, enter the group ID 24629 and the password borscht.

FUN AWAITS.

lambeau field. green bay, wi. 2006.

announcementstelevision

This Saturday: In the blue display of the cool cathode ray…

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A quick programming note.

Lenora Claire and Justin Pearson, who have both been featured in When Falls the Coliseum‘s “Audio Files” column, will be on the Biography Channel‘s popular TV show My Ghost Story this Saturday.  Please consult your local programming guides for the correct time!

And have an outstanding weekend.

announcementshealth & medical

Heartless

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The most ghoulish thing you will see all week:

“It is now time for those that have been helped by Sylvia or the philosophy that she has brought to this life to help her by donating to her church. On behalf of Sylvia and everyone at Novus Spiritus we thank you for whatever support you can provide during this time of extreme need.”

I will pass on this opportunity to provide aid to someone in her leather-faced and desperate hour of need. However, if you’re interested in lending a hand, all manner of credit cards are accepted.

announcementsart & entertainment

Zombies, space babes, and WWII fighter pilots

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A brief-but-important announcement.

Gav Heryng, a friend to your humble servant (dating back to the wee days of blogging technology, e.g. 2003), has some scintillating work available here.

I implore everyone to purchase a copy. At $1.99, it’s a bargain.

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Bloggers wanted

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When Falls the Coliseum is looking for bloggers to post commentaries, essays, rants, satire, and reviews about current events, politics, entertainment, culture, and many other topics from a broad range of personal and political perspectives. We appreciate both serious discussion and merciless mockery. We like humor — the funny kind. If you’re interested in being a regular contributor, visit our submissions page and tour our site (see FAQ, Welcome, and History). We don’t care if you are libertarian, liberal, conservative, other, or don’t pay attention to politics. As long as you can write posts that interest readers and you want to do so regularly, we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking to increase our coverage of movies, books, TV, video games, celebrity news, pop culture, politics, current events, social issues, online oddities.

announcements

Bloggers wanted

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When Falls the Coliseum is looking for bloggers to post commentaries, essays, rants, satire, and reviews about current events, politics, entertainment, culture, and many other topics from a broad range of personal and political perspectives. We appreciate both serious discussion and merciless mockery. We like humor — the funny kind. If you’re interested in being a regular contributor, visit our submissions page and tour our site (see FAQ, Welcome, and History). We don’t care if you are libertarian, liberal, conservative, other, or don’t pay attention to politics. As long as you can write posts that interest readers and you want to do so regularly, we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking to increase our coverage of movies, books, TV, video games, celebrity news, pop culture, politics, current events, social issues, online oddities.

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No content. I’m sorry. Please read for explanation.

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I know. I really blew it. The thing is, I’ve just been really busy.

It all started last Monday when I was tying my boot. Everything was going to plan, when BOOM… the darn shoelace ripped right in half. [Read more →]

announcementsenvironment & nature

I am a tropical storm

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Seldom in life, a man is given an experience that sticks with him forever. His wedding day, for one.  Maybe his Bar Mitzvah. Perhaps his Catholic Bar Mitzvah*. [Read more →]

announcementsbooks & writing

Paula Marantz Cohen’s novel takes on Henry James and Jack the Ripper

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My friend and colleague (and occasional When Falls the Coliseum contributor) Paula Marantz Cohen has a piece in the Huffington Post about her new novel, What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James & Jack the Ripper. I just started reading the novel today. It’s good fun so far, with the first chapter containing a dinner scene that includes a drunk, bloated (he prefers “corpulent”), distracted Henry James having to put up with Oscar Wilde’s quips. I look forward to reading more and hope our readers will give Paula’s novel a look.

 

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Frank Wilson on the blogging tax in Philadelphia

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Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer today, our Frank Wilson takes on Philly’s blogging tax — a business license fee being charged to bloggers who have ads on their sites, even if the ads only make them $5 a year.

announcementsart & entertainment

Fred Siegel in Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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Our very own Fred Siegel will be performing at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. His first show is September 3rd. Get ticket information and a full schedule here. Fred has started a blog to promote his Fringe Festival participation: Man of Mystery. Please check it out.

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Bloggers wanted

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When Falls the Coliseum is looking for bloggers to post commentaries, essays, rants, satire, and reviews about current events, politics, entertainment, culture, and many other topics from a broad range of personal and political perspectives. We appreciate both serious discussion and merciless mockery. We like humor — the funny kind. If you’re interested in being a regular contributor, visit our submissions page and tour our site (see FAQ, Welcome, and History). We don’t care if you are libertarian, liberal, conservative, other, or don’t pay attention to politics. As long as you can write posts that interest readers and you want to do so regularly, we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking to increase our coverage of movies, books, TV, video games, celebrity news, pop culture, politics, current events, social issues, online oddities.

announcements

Bloggers wanted

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When Falls the Coliseum is looking for bloggers to post commentaries, essays, rants, satire, and reviews about current events, politics, entertainment, culture, and many other topics from a broad range of personal and political perspectives. We appreciate both serious discussion and merciless mockery. We like humor — the funny kind. If you’re interested in being a regular contributor, visit our submissions page and tour our site (see FAQ, Welcome, and History). We don’t care if you are libertarian, liberal, conservative, other, or don’t pay attention to politics. As long as you can write posts that interest readers and you want to do so regularly, we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking to increase our coverage of movies, books, TV, video games, celebrity news, pop culture, politics, current events, social issues, online oddities.

announcementsBob Sullivan's top ten everything

Top ten new Toyota slogans

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10. Once you start driving a Toyota, you’ll never stop!

9. Look out, we’re comin’ through!

8. Toyota. Moving forward! Whether you want to or not!

7. Click! Vroom! Yikes!

6. Have you driven into a Ford lately?

5. Toyota. Get the Feeling. Of Terror!

4. Accelerating the future!

3. Holy cow, even we had no idea the Prius could do 100!

2. The power of dreams! The reality of nightmares!

1. Give us a break!
 

Bob Sullivan’s Top Ten Everything appears every Monday.

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Bloggers wanted

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When Falls the Coliseum is looking for bloggers to post commentaries, essays, rants, satire, and reviews about current events, politics, entertainment, culture, and many other topics from a broad range of personal and political perspectives. We appreciate both serious discussion and merciless mockery. We like humor — the funny kind. If you’re interested in being a regular contributor, visit our submissions page and tour our site (see FAQ, Welcome, and History). We don’t care if you are libertarian, liberal, conservative, other, or don’t pay attention to politics. As long as you can write posts that interest readers and you want to do so regularly, we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking to increase our coverage of movies, books, TV, video games, celebrity news, pop culture, politics, current events, social issues, online oddities.

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