Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

The April Madness Weather Challenge April 12, 2014

Filed under: Games,History,Neat,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

With the NCAA’s March Madness Basketball Tournament behind us, and crazy spring weather upon us, perhaps you are in the mood to fill out another bracket.

The April Madness Weather Challenge is to correctly pick which U.S. cities had the higher high-temperatures on given days in the (arbitrarily-chosen) month of April, 1984. Without cheating by searching the internet, print and compete your bracket, and then click “more” below to reveal the answer key. Then finally, score your bracket and post a proud or humble comment.

April Weather Madness BracketNotes: In matches with tied temperatures, the lower seed advances. Cities are seeded according to their all-time average temperatures for April (with the better seed awarded to the more southern city wherever average April temperatures are equal.) The source for all historical temperature data is

Click to reveal the answer key:



My Prediction: Six “Seasons” and “a Movie” April 11, 2014

Filed under: Funny,Neat,Stuff,TV — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

The good news is that six “seasons” and “a movie” (somewhere and of some kind) are quite likely for the delightful TV series Community.




The Power of 2′s April 7, 2014

Filed under: Games,Neat,Silly Studies,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Try a game, or two, of  “2048” (if you can stop at just two games.)
Then, click to reveal the secret of why you think you are really good at playing it. (more…)


A Generic Technology Company Commercial April 3, 2014

Filed under: Commercials,Economics,Funny — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

They’re bringing you today tomorrow’s future now.


St. John Paul the Great & 153 Fish April 2, 2014

Filed under: Catholicism,History,Neat,Religion,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

In a couple thousand years, after the Great Robot Wars, I imagine pretty much everything we know about John Paul the Great will be dismissed as pious legend.


Uncovered Pilot for “The West Wing” April 1, 2014

Filed under: Funny,Movies,Neat,Politics,Stuff,TV,Unconscionable actions — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Did you know that NBC filmed a pilot episode for “The West Wing” (starring Martin Sheen as President Bartlet) back in the 1980′s?

The original series, however, never got off the ground because the writers kind of wrote themselves into a corner.


History’s Oddest-Shaped MLB Parks March 31, 2014

Filed under: History,Neat,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Of all these classic parks, only The Cubs’ Wrigley Field in Chicago (built in 1914) and The Red Sox’s Fenway Park in Boston (built in 1912) still host games.




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