Fun with croquet

Rutherford B. Hayes: 10th worst president ever

C-SPAN asked 65 presidential historians to rank the former 42 former occupants of the White House on ten attributes of leadership. My favorite leader–the croquet president–ended up being the 10th worst president ever. Hey, at least George W Bush is sixth worst ever.

Let’s go to croquet school!

Who wants to go to croquet school with me sometime next year in West Palm Beach, Florida? Summary America’s favorite croquet pros, headed by Bob Kroeger, teach this three day intensive course covering all aspects of our wonderful game. Held at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, this popular course is organized …

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Hammer’s half-court run in croquet

Here’s a classic from my video archives. My twin brother Erik “The Hammer” Maldre accomplishes the first ever half-court run in the Chicago Croquet Squirearchy of Gentlefolk by going through half of the court’s wickets IN ONE TURN! Here he celebrates his new record.

Develop an M-bomb

Ironic sans had a funny post that if he were the leader of a foreign nation, he would develop a bomb and call it the f-bomb. Then, “Then I‚Äôd get a little giggle every time it was reported in the news that my country is threatening to drop the F-Bomb.” Next time I play croquet, …

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Ideas for ceramics

Here’s some ideas of projects I’d like to take in my next ceramics class: 1) Funny trophies There are absolutely no trophies in the world with a statue of a croquet player. That must be fixed. 2) Chicago molds It would be fun to make quick molds of certain things that are very chicago-esque. L …

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DIY Croquet set from water bottles

You can make your croquet set out of plastic water bottles and dowel rods. Brilliant. Read the how-to at the DIY Network episode DIK-201. Surely this must make for the most lightweight croquet set ever. (other than mini croquet sets of course)

Trivia about Rutherford B. Hayes

Yesterday we learned that the 19th President of the United States (1877-1881) Rutherford B. Hayes is the least searched-for president online. But now he is my favorite, because he loved to play croquet. Here’s some more trivia about our nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881): Hayes won the presidential election by the House’s electoral …

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How to become a ninja using amazon.com

The nine essential items every ninja needs from amazon.com: [asa]B0002GSK2C[/asa] A must have for any ninja, or ninja in training! And very comfortable. I have a pair of tabi socks already, but I like them so much that a second pair would please my ninja toes. [asa]B0002GSK3G[/asa] The pockets on this belt have velcro, self-defeating …

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Top ten most active activities

They say you should take 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. You can even count non-walking activities as steps. For instance, universalhealthcare.com says sawing firewood is the equivalent to taking 113 steps a minute. Here’s the top ten activities: 1) Squash (348 steps) –Squash at number one? It’s kinda like raquetball. But raquetball is …

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How many people have you played croquet with?

I have played croquet with 37 different people so far. I want to play with 100 different people. It’s a new item on my to do list. How many people have you played croquet with?