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Uncle Menno

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Staff Writer, Moderator, and Poet Laureate at Cartilage Free Captain.

Late-30s geek from northern Indiana. Classically-trained musician and musicologist. My day job is in arts administration at a small Indiana liberal arts college. I home-roast coffee, play the banjo, love board games, craft beer, and sci-fi/fantasy novels.

I like all those SPORTBALL teams over there on the right.

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAB Indiana Hoosiers
  • NCAAF Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • FIFA USA
  • EPL Tottenham Hotspur
  • MLS Chicago Fire
  • Soccer C.D. Saprissa (Liga Costarricense)
Recent Activity
Hey, can we not use that word, please?
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 4:14p - 1 reply
. o O (D'oh!)
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 1:39p
I'm TOTALLY annoying. Here's a selfie.
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 12:46p - 1 reply
Eriksen isn't a LM either. Tactics!
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 12:44p - 3 replies
Yeah, I know it was a joke. But I see it a lot (not only here) and it's annoying.
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 12:44p - 1 reply
I'm on your six, Eyebrow.
Commented on Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham on Apr 19 2014, 12:43p
I understand the sentiment, but this whole "Gooner Tim" thing is just ridiculous.
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 12:41p - 2 replies
I'll rec this every time.
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 12:37p
Rec all day long.
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 12:37p
LOL, if it were anyone other than Noel, perhaps.
Commented on Sherwood: Sandro not good enough to play for me on Apr 19 2014, 12:32p - 1 reply
I only have one thing to say about this match:
Commented on Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham: Final score 3-1, Europa becons on Apr 19 2014, 9:36a
"BLOG ME MY FREE BLOGGINGS, BLOGGER!"
Commented on Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham on Apr 19 2014, 8:47a - 1 reply
Que?
Commented on Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham: lineups and match thread on Apr 19 2014, 7:42a
Spurs wearing "get to know cancer" patches on their jerseys.
Commented on Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham: lineups and match thread on Apr 19 2014, 7:42a - 2 replies
I've been up since 5 a.m. ET! Wheeeeeeeee!
Commented on Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham: lineups and match thread on Apr 19 2014, 7:41a - 2 replies
Tactics!
Commented on Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham: lineups and match thread on Apr 19 2014, 7:40a - 1 reply
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham: lineups and match thread
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 7:34a
This is nearing Voltron Spider/brain-eating goopy woman in my mind.
Commented on Spurs turn to Milan reject as search for new manager continues on Apr 19 2014, 5:26a - 1 reply
Know Your Opponent: Fulham
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 9:09a
I just fixed that, lol!
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 3:13p - 1 reply
Wankel Rotary Engine.
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 11:01a - 2 replies
What you did there.
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 11:00a
TOR-kee.
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 10:30a - 2 replies
You are a real catch, you know that?
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 10:24a
And it boggles the mind.
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 10:21a - 2 replies
Can that be Spurs' away kit next year, plz?
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 10:18a - 2 replies
U R TEH WORST
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 10:15a
Arsenal are like the anti-hipster EPL team.
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 10:11a - 6 replies
Ummmmm... let's not.
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 10:09a - 2 replies
I hope you're not going where I think you're going with this comment.
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 9:57a - 2 replies
.....
Commented on Thursday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 17, 2014 on Apr 17 2014, 9:55a
I *told* Kevin we should've named the site "Totally Serious Tottenham News Blog."
Commented on Tottenham striker offered to Napoli? on Apr 17 2014, 8:20a - 1 reply
It was The Sleeper's Sleep.
Commented on Tottenham striker offered to Napoli? on Apr 16 2014, 10:34p - 3 replies
. o O (Punnery!)
Commented on Tottenham striker offered to Napoli? on Apr 16 2014, 3:54p
This sentiment confuses me.
Commented on Tottenham striker offered to Napoli? on Apr 16 2014, 3:53p - 2 replies
I have to say, while my initial reaction to this rumor was viscerally negative
Commented on Spurs could do a lot worse than Rafael Benitez on Apr 15 2014, 3:38p - 1 reply
This is really helpful context, Noel. Thanks.
Commented on Spurs could do a lot worse than Rafael Benitez on Apr 15 2014, 3:36p - 2 replies
Well..
Commented on Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 15, 2014 on Apr 15 2014, 2:32p - 1 reply
*sigh*
Commented on Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 15, 2014 on Apr 15 2014, 2:16p - 2 replies
I was so happy to see him on Justified.
Commented on Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 15, 2014 on Apr 15 2014, 2:12p - 1 reply
That's cool. I liked Poot.
Commented on Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 15, 2014 on Apr 15 2014, 1:40p - 1 reply
The masthead is pretty split on this, to be fair.
Commented on Rafa Benitez to Spurs is a real thing people are talking about on Apr 15 2014, 1:31p - 1 reply
Wow. Now I feel kinda bad for all those warnings a while ago.
Commented on Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 15, 2014 on Apr 15 2014, 1:23p - 3 replies
Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad.
Commented on Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 15, 2014 on Apr 15 2014, 11:43a - 1 reply
Spit-take rec.
Commented on Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 15, 2014 on Apr 15 2014, 9:34a
Love the Dagger and the Coin.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 9:52p - 1 reply
The Heroes is amazing.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 8:37p - 1 reply
The original Shrek was very good.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 5:19p
Have you read The Expanse novels by James SE Corey?
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 5:16p - 2 replies
Leaving aside Pixar (which is its own category), anime, and small artsy animated films that nobody actually ever watches:
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 5:15p - 2 replies
Me too!!
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:59p
I can overlook Barchuel because the movie is so damn good.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:58p - 1 reply
*virtual high five*
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:56p
"4chan" and "awesome" are two words that should never be in the same sentence, ever.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:34p - 2 replies
And because I hate that name, I just changed it to "Uncle_Menno"
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
I kinda suspect it may be like online FIFA, which I suck at and refuse to play.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:19p - 2 replies
Wow, I'm totally wrong. I'm "dtrennis."
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:18p - 1 reply
I haven't yet, no.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:15p - 1 reply
Ugh. Clattenburg is the worst.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:13p - 3 replies
I'm "dustingm"
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:12p - 2 replies
Not even close to the same thing
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 4:09p - 2 replies
Sharpened pizza cutters at dawn.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 3:44p
Yes, well, did your precious high-falutin' Atlanta pizza make the list of Esquire's Top 15 Most Life-Changing Pizzas?
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 3:38p - 1 reply
That's... not what I meant, BlasianSays.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 3:37p
All this talk about pizza.
Commented on Monday Morning Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 14, 2014 on Apr 14 2014, 3:21p - 3 replies
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