Sunday, June 29, 2008

Weekly Winner, Trivia Update

For the first time in weeks we have one of our top players missing in the weekly point competition and I am sure you will note who is absent from the top 5 point getters for this the last full week in June....does time ever fly..

The biggest point getter for the week ending June 28th, 2008...

Drum Roll Please


She's been in the top 5 for the past 2 weeks and this week I get to ask everyone to visit her blog The Life & Times so you can tell her how impressed you are !!

Player Total Points Overall Rank
1. dawtch 101 3
2. kathlock 98 1
3. .soy-boy 84 4
4. Tom 80 6
5. Shaun 83 5

Dawtch, I know you've had a busy week but you are the proof that no matter how busy it gets there is always enough time to play Tom's Trivia Challenge, Great Job!

kathlock, soy-boy, ME and Shaun took the other 4 slots this week...I have been knocked out of the top 5 overall stats and I am going to try real hard to get back in there by Wednesday.

As far as the Monthly winner to be announced on Wednesday....It's down to the same 2 people as last Month only this time their roles are reversed.

Good Luck everyone !!

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin , R.I..P.

George Carlin died of heart failure last night after checking into a hospital complaining of chest pains, he was 71.

Here is one of the many rants he performed in his great comedic career:


When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy shit!

But I want you to know something, this is sincere, I want you to know, when it comes to believing in God, I really tried. I really, really tried. I tried to believe that there is a God, who created each of us in His own image and likeness, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize, something is farked up.

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the resume of a Supreme Being. This is the kind of shit you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. And just between you and me, in any decently-run universe, this guy would've been out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago !!

R.I.P. George

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Weekly Winner, Trivia Update

It was a crazy week at Tom's Trivia Challenge, with tests on Europe and Australia. We saw our Australian friend kathlock actually score lower than the man just south of Boston...PG on the Australia quiz!!

Like last week, our most dominate player for the week accumulating even more points than he did last week a big CONGRATS goes out to

Hope is on the horizon for some of the young blood getting into the top 5 as we see soy-boy and pixiepants finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Our Indiana Star, dawtch came in 5th and surprising no one, kathlock remains in the top 5 scorers albeit a little lower than normal in 4th place.

Player Total Points Overall Rank
1. PG 130 1
2. soy-boy 94 3
3.pixiepants 92 8
4. kathlock 91 2
5. dawtch 83 4

As we move into the last full week of the month I will change up the categories again today and of course always hope to see some new players join Tom's Trivia Challenge.. I know of at least 4 players who flew off to Mexico yesterday so I am not sure if we will see them in the coming week..I wish all good luck and have a great week.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tom's Hideaway Team Goes to the Parade

The Team Hideaway Road Crew

I couldn't get away for the parade in Boston today honoring the Celtics, but I sent the Team Hideaway in and they brought back a few pictures...

Some of the crew members crave the spotlight more than others....

This guy isn't on the Hideaway Team, but he's certainly a Celtics Fan !!

Hey That's Ray Allen


He's our chief Photographer , Crazy J's , favorite player..

Thanks to Crazy J and the Road crew for the photos hope you all had a great time!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Celtics Win 17th Championship

Celtics 131 Lakers 92

It was a romp over the hapless Laker Team !!

For the Boston Celtics



That's 17 NBA Championships and one more Banner for the Sports Mecca we call Boston...or is it..


Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekly Winner, Trivia Update and Celtics Lose

I 've said it before and I am sure I'll be saying it again...!

The Tom's Trivia Weekly Points Winner is:

PG !!


The rest of the best:

Player Total Points Overall Rank
1. PG 127 2
2. kathlock 122 1
3.dawtch 92 7
4. gutterguy 91 3
5. Shaun 83 4
5. Tom 83 5

Congrats to all those that made the top spots this week..I am sorry for my late post and the brevity of it as well. I am still nursing my wounds after the Celtics were defeated last night..

With any luck they will win at home tomorrow night !!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Getting Ready For Game 5, Fathers Day.

The last time it happened was 1986.....

My Game "J" Ticket above got me into the 6th Game of the NBA finals back in 1986.

My friend Mitch won the tickets in a raffle and we watched as the Celtics rolled over the Houston Rockets and win the NBA Championship for the 16th time...

The ticket price then was $14.00 dollars, we paid $5 for the Raffle you are talking at least $150.00 dollars admission to the game this Sunday.

This Box of Wheaties below:

Pictures the Great Larry Bird who led the Celtics to that victory over Houston.

This box of Wheaties dates back to 1986 as well and has never been opened.

It along with the ticket above, an original piece of the Old Boston Garden Floor, a Kevin Garnett Bobble Head and a stuffed Paul Pierce Bear, along with many many Celtics Shirts, Flags and assorted memorabilia make up the Family Room Shrine today as we get set for Game 5 this Father's Day...

The Old Star, Bird in the foreground and on the TV, the current Captain of the Celtics, Paul Pierce with coach Doc Rivers.

Everywhere you look you see Celtic Green !!

Let's Go Celtics !!!


Oh, and Happy Father's Day to all !!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Here are some of the Headlines and Stories regarding the Remarkable come from behind victory for the Boston Celtics last night against the Lakers...

Someone give the Lakers a Heimlich ... They are CHOKING!!

By Mike Bresnahan L.A. Times

From exasperation to exclamation in 170 minutes

Bill Simmons, Page 2. ESPN

And below..Even Boston Sports tops the storied New York Times:

Celtics’ Rally Puts Title Within Reach

Celtics roar back to beat LA

And Finally:

Gotta ‘C’ it to believe it

By Mark Murphy, Boston Herald

Oh and lets not forget....

The Red Sox won another over Baltimore last night and they start an Inter-League Series against the Cincinnati Red today...

I think the last time the Red Sox played the Reds was 1975 World Series....that was a heartbreaker!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Celtics vs Lakers, and Letting off some GAS!!

The Celtics take the floor again tonight against the L. A. Lakers at the Staples Center in Sunny California tonight.

Tuesday the Celtics lost but tonight I am hoping for better results and I am feeling pretty pumped up about the game.

I think Paul Pierce will come back and play a great game after his sub-par performance on Tuesday.

So let me start off the evening with a big Shout Out from Boston...

BEAT L.A. !!!!

In other news The Mighty Boston Red Sox are still in first place and won another last night...

In Gasoline News...I received an email today asking me to boycott oil companies that import their oil from countries that support terrorism....I checked around and found the following site:

Terror-Free Oil Initiative

It's worth a look to see if you are in any way helping to support those countries that seem to think blowing themselves up and killing innocent people is OK.

I don't have a car but I do use one occasionally and I guess I'll be sure to go to HESS Gas in the future. I just wish they would pump it for me..I hate doing it myself.

Remember when the Gas Station Attendant would pump your gas and wash your windows too??

Anyway I am all for boycotting bad companies..

Especially Oil Companies !!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Chain Mail

To all my friends who in the last year sent me best 'wishes', chain letters, 'angel' letters or other promises
of good luck if I forwarded something,

I did what you told me ...
I sent the email to 10 people like you said ..
I'm still waiting for that miracle to happen .

For 2008, could you please just send money, vintage wine, chocolate, cruise-ship tickets,
gasoline vouchers and airline tickets instead!

Thank you!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Trivia Update, The Weekly Winners

It's crowded today in the weekly winner circle. 7 players made it in the top 5!! How is that possible you might wonder?? It's my creative genius, of course. I like to include everyone.

It was easy doing the numbers today as our Tom's Trivia for June started on the 1st day of our Sunday-Saturday week.

I didn't have to do any math and if you didn't make the Top 5, err well 7 this week, then check out the rest of the scores at the trivia site.
For the second straight week we all need to congratulate the Gal from Down Under...


Have you visited Kath's blog yet ???

Here's a Mom who has time to be a Mom, Write a Book and still kick our butts in Trivia!!.. Check her blog at "Blurb From The Burbs"

As always I keep her on my Blog List here at Tom's Hideaway on the right sidebar...

To my wonderful have to click on the Tom's Hideaway link to see the rest of the page and to make any comments, all you get are my most recent posts and sometimes my ridiculous spelling errors..I do correct them eventually..Visit the blog every once in awhile to get the complete Tom's Hideaway Experience!

Congrats to all the winners this week..see below.

Player Total Points
1. kathlock 133
2. sas 110
3. PG 109
4. Shaun 84
4. soy-boy 84
4. Tom 84
5. gutterguy 77

Join the Trivia Challenge today and you could be here next Sunday !

I woke up this morning and did a little work on the Elliptical Machine and am going into work..It's going to be in the 90's today and so the AC at work won't be too bad to deal with.
Tonight Boston Celtics take on the L. A. Laker's and all I can say is


Saturday, June 07, 2008

Bonster Comes Through !!

The Bonster , one of the many players in Tom's Trivia Challenge, made good today on a promise and gave me a great haircut today...FOR FREE..

I can't promise you will get a free one but if you visit:

Ask for The Bonster and believe me you leave there looking much better...well, at least your hair will...

Tell her Tom Sent you.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A Joke I Got In The Mail


Every year, the IRS sent an inspector to audit the books of a synagogue. While he was checking the books he turned to the Rabbi and said:
“I notice you buy a lot of candles. What do you do with the candle drippings?”
“Good question”, noted the Rabbi. “We save them up and send them back to the candle makers, and every now and then they send us a free box of candles.”

“Oh”, replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he went, in his obnoxious way:

“What about all these biscuit purchases? .... What do you do with the crumbs?”

“Ah, yes”, replied the Rabbi, realizing that the inspector was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question. “We collect them and send them back to the manufacturers, and every now and then they send a free box of holy biscuits.”

“I see!” replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could fluster the know-it-all Rabbi.

“Well, Rabbi”, he went on, “What do you do with all the leftover foreskins from the circumcisions you perform?”
“Here, too, we do not waste”, answered the Rabbi. “What we do is save up all the foreskins and send them to the IRS, and about once a year they send us a complete dick.”

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Trivia Weekly Winners

While we all know PG won the Monthly game...Today I see a couple new players and some returning players back in the game. It's a clean Slate so everyone try and play as many days as possible...I see we have some Vacationers actually playing from Disney World...Awesome!!

Well back to the business of naming the Weekly Winner as I had to work this morning I did not have time to tabulate the results..And they are interesting.

Congrats to....


While she tried her best to catch PG at the end for the monthly win...he just didn't let up. PG was a close second but it was a crazy week where as you can see from the results below::

Player Weekly Pts Overall Standing
1.kathlock 120 2
2.PG 119 1
3.Tom 93 3
4.Dawtch 80 2
4.Bunny 80 4
5.thewino 67 21

There were actually 6 in the top 5 as there was a tie for 4th place between Dawtch and Bunny

Of course "Your Trivia Host" made an appearance winning his first game of the month on the last day and getting 3rd place for both the week and the month!!

Probably the biggest move was made "thewino" really getting serious in the last week of the month and coming out of 21st place overall to make the top 5...Nice Job Wino!!

thewino proves to us all that no matter where you are in the standings you can come out a winner in any given week..

Hey ! We need a picture of thewino!! And of course keep looking for updates to the Player Picture Series..It just keeps growing!!

Good Luck All and tell your friends to play...the more that play the more points you can earn when you get the win!!

Congrats PG !! Manny 500!!

CONGRATS PG from Annoyingly Boring...

Weekly Winners will be announced later as I'll be painting all day !!

Check and see if you made it in the Hall Of Fame!!

Someone who is guaranteed to go into the HALL OF FAME is Red Sox Outfielder Manny Aristides Ramirez who hit his 500th Home Run last night in Baltimore...Only 24 other Major League Baseball Players ever done it