Apartment, you da FIRE!

Big excitement at Mallard Crossing.  Our neighbor's apartment caught fire.  Well, not really.  It seems her stereo had an electrical fire, and filled her apartment with a thick black smoke.  We had four fire trucks, and got to see them break through the windows (including the big glass door) with their ax.  Good times.  I've got a picture of a fire truck, and the remains of her stereo system that I'll put up in a bit.

Oh, I've made some changes to the site.  I've fixed it so everyone can create a username and call one another a homo.  I've also done some stuff to speed up the main page and the comments that are displayed on the left hand bar.  If you notice anything odd about those pages, let me know.

Posted by Phil on February 14th, in the afternoon | 39 comments


Phil on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 11:47 PM

I feal that I perhaps owe Jay a drink even though I just dropped 90 bucks at the bar. Happy VD to Jay. By the way, if you want a copy of the full length paris hilton tape Jay has it.

Word to your mother.

Bigworm on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 8:38 AM

It'a a good thing that Phil lives in the apartment complex. If not the 80 year old lady might not have made it out alive. Thanks to Phil's daring heroic actions he was able to successfully turn the knob and lead the 80 year old lady to safety. Great job Phil! And once again, Natty Sci members go above and beyond trying to build a safer community.

And for the record, Bigworm finally has access.

Phil on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 10:56 AM

Hey Marc, I went by your work today and saw the blown up car. Do you have a digital camera you can get some pictures of it?

Marc on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 1:18 PM

no digital camera sorry

mowgli on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 4:21 PM

Ah, I can finally post...

Brock on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 7:24 PM

Wasn't that a royal pain in the ass?? Reading the posts, but not being able to say anything. I was only able to post when I found a hidden link in one of Phil's earlier posts. Prior to that, unless you knew, there was no way to create an account. But thats all part of the growing pains associated with a new website I guess.

So now that's taken care of... where's the porn?!

Phil on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 7:55 PM

I think it's part of the pains of a new website that was complete designed drunk.

Jay on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 10:07 AM

Wes and Lynnie are posting. Along with me, we're the OG's of Natty Sci.

Brock on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 10:22 AM

Whats an OG?

Jay on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 10:26 AM

Dude, if you have to ask, you're never going to learn.

Brock on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 10:29 AM

I'm assuming "original gangstas," but that doesn't make a lot of sense

Jay on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 10:44 AM

Correct! However, I am using its pop culture usage, meaning simply "Original Member" or perhaps "First in the group"

Brock on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 7:25 PM

Awww... now I feel left out, jackass!

kellie on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 8:01 PM

phil, are you back from where ever you were? an apartment fire? i didn't catch all of that. my sister got in an accident yesterday, her car totally turned over on it's other end when she was leaving from going to visit my cousin.

Jay on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 10:02 AM

Brock, Lynnie, Wes, and I started hanging out freshman year. You didn't start hanging out with us until sophomore.

Brock on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 11:08 AM

Ahhh... but was that Natty Sci? The birth of Natty Sci didn't begin until the summer following Sophomore year.

And one more thing... Jay... I am your father! or more appropriately the one who created... Jay and THE HAND, the mutated form of the original Jay, that can now rub one off hundreds of times faster than Jay 1.0

Jay on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 11:16 AM

Oh, so NOW you want to take responsibility for THE HAND. So by your logic, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson weren't Americans until 1776 (or until the constitution was written)?

Brock on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 11:25 AM

Good point, Xota, but if America didn't exist, how could they be Americans, they were simply colonists. However, if you continue with that logic, anyone who has ever been a member of Natty Sci was a founder because they were around before it existed.

A better example: Lars and James Hetfield were in a band called Blitzer, but upon addition of Burton and Mustaine, they became Metallica. Although these aren't the only members and not the current members, Metallica did not exist when it was just Lars and Hetfield, it required the other people. Thus they weren't members of Metallica until the name was born.

Jay on Monday, February 23, 2004 at 10:33 AM

True, but there never would have been a Metallica unless Lars and James hooked up. So, retroactively, they were the original members of Metallica.

Brock on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 11:16 AM

But would you not also include Burton and Mustaine as original members of Metallica?

Jay on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 11:18 AM

Maybe, but they weren't the first members. They joined Ulrich and Hetfield, not the other way around.

Brock on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 11:19 AM

But Hetfield and Ulrich weren't Metallica until Mustaine and Burton joined them, they were just dudes with a crappy band name until then

Jay on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 10:15 AM

No. Right. But they were the seeds of Metallica. Without Them there would not have been Metallica. However, it is conceivable that two other dudes could have joined them, and it would have still been Metallica.

Brock on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 10:34 AM

It may be conceivable of anything, but facts are facts... and to bring this back from the tangent. Just because you, Wes, and Lynnine hung out doesn't mean you were Natty Sci. Burket, Crush, and I were hanging out back then too, so who can truly claim Natty Sci conception?

My earliest recollection has the Team Natural Sciences.... getting called Natty Sciences... now.. I don't credit the goof who started calling us that with creating Natty Sci, but I remember distinctly the actual phrase "Natty Sci" being uttered at O'Charlies by Wes and myself. Now... do I claim Wes and I as founding members? Certainly not the only ones.

My point is that Natty Sci is the conglomeration (yes, its spelled right) of several groups and people for a common cause... get out asses kicked in sports and drinking!

Phil on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 10:54 AM

I believe it Briz that original called us Natty Sci (or maybe Yard). Wes figured it out I believe.

Jay on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 10:55 AM

I'll drink to that.

Brock on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 11:16 AM

As I mentioned above, Briz or Yardpole or whatever, stated "Natty Sciences... because they remind me of natty beer," which wasn't exactly a compliment. Then Wes followed that post with his manifesto of how crappy we were... which was a classic, and I think even funnier than the "shot heard 'round the world," but I digress...

We did not start referring to ourselves as "Natty Sci" until the summer before junior year... and it was concieved at the previously mentioned discussion. Note: this was pre-Philco - you were still just a ringer at that point, and like Doug, were denying your "Sci-ness."

To once again bring us back to the original debate - although Xota claims he, Wes, and Lynnie were the OG's of Natty Sci, he leaves out Burket, Truman, and myself, who were also concievers of the Natty Sci tradition.

Phil on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 11:26 AM

Hmmm, how about Lynnie, Wes and Jay were the OGs of the group that later became Natty Sci?

Brock on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 11:37 AM

I like the approach, but it claims the other group that the OG's joined to become Natty Sci was less invovled in Natty Sci birth.

Think of it like this (I know another whacko analogy): Temple of the Dog - made up of both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden - both were good bands on their own, but merged to form a new band for a short time... Yeah... its kinda like that.

Jay on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 11:46 AM

Okay, let's agree on that. However, I am dissapointed in you bringing up Truman
A-He started hanging around us before you
B-He's a total f***tard whose shouldn't even be mentioned in the same paragraph as Natty Sci. Except here, when I'm pointing out...well...you get what I'm saying.

Brock on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:00 PM

Jay, I think you would agree that we've each made bonehead mistakes and alienated others in the group as some time or another; and even though he is considered MIA, he was a big part of the original group. (Yes, that was a run-on) I'd mention Doug as a founding member too, because he was there in the mix, but he would flat deny the association, so I'll respect that.

Besides... I think its time you buried the hatchet (not into the back of his skull), and just let the good times roll... and I know you enjoy doing that, Xota (cue the Freebird!)

Joanna on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:12 PM

Off the subject...it is a sad day for NattySci. Mr Frederick Booker, master distiller and grandson of Jim Beam has died. http://www.legacy.com/Louisville/Le...ersonId=1964070

Marc on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:43 PM

see? it's conversations like this that bring me to the conclusion that i need better group of more interesting friends.........uh .......i mean.........Natty Sci Will Never Die.

Jay on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:54 PM

R.I.P., Mr. Booker. And Brock, you're right, we all have done our share of alienating, but no one has done it more effectively or completely as Truman. Obviously, he doesn't care about us personally or about the legacy of the Sci. So I say, F*** you Mr. Truman, F*** you in your stupid ass. You have friends, well F*** them too.

Brock on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 1:20 PM

Marc, come on... this is a good conversation... its philisophical and we're dealing with the Crazed Buffalo's inner demons...

Now I feel like Dr. Phil, that waste of flesh...

Lets just drink some whiskey and forget the whole damn thing... are we on this weekend? I'm coming in!

Jay on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 1:32 PM

Ah, hell yeah!

Joanna on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 2:01 PM

Jay- youre going to drink whiskey? Not sticking with Jose?

Marc on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 2:31 PM

I'm up for this weekend. for going out and drinking, not for the whiskey or tequila though. i say if we go out, we have phil drive haha. that is unless the ladies wanna ditch us again. hehehe

Brock on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 4:41 PM

I'll volunteer my vehicle to be whored out for 10 passengers. I swear... we really got 10 people in there before. Will I drive??? Hmmmm.... I do a lot of that here... maybe Michelle will drive.... right....

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