Monthly Archives: July 2010

So, how did Meat Loaf get his nickname?

Born into a family of Gospel Singers in Dallas Texas, there are about 12 thousand different stories circulating about how young Marvin Lee Aday came up with his famous stage name but the most plausible of them all goes something like this: Being a somewhat, shall we say, “sizeable” lad, Marvin grew up playing football.  In […]

The No-Belly Belly Flop

4th of July festivities at my pool included the yearly belly-flop competition.  When I was a kid the belly-flop contest was dominated by middle aged guys who’d been putting solid work into a 20 year beer belly.  Very little technique in those days.….it was just an exercise in volume displacement.  Apparently, those days are gone. Other […]