Friday, October 16, 2009


In the months during which I haven't posted anything here I have, several times, contemplated and even started writing posts dedicated to the great American pastime. Yes that's right, baseball. The problem I have in discussing baseball is that I'm never able to adequately portray the beauty, majesty and magic of the game through words. Though the use of words can be a mode of communication that is both powerful and delightful, I find it lacking with respect to this subject.
It being October and with the baseball postseason in full swing I've decided that a post about baseball is necessary. Due to the fact that I lack the eloquence to fully capture this staple of American culture I've decided to post a few videos that portray that which I feel about baseball.

We start off with America's team:

Next let's see what Fred from I Love Lucy has to say:

How could I post clips about baseball and leave off The Sandlot

What says baseball better than cornflakes...and Babe Ruth?

And finally we have Terrence Mann (James Earl Jones) delivering perhaps the finest treatise on baseball and its importance in America today ever written. If you watch no other clips watch this one.

"This field, this game: it's a part of our past...It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again."

Thursday, October 15, 2009


So I haven't posted anything for several months. Sorry about that. This one won't be too long either but I've got something that I need to get off my chest. I don't understand why people say they "may or may not" be doing something. Do they realize that they are merely wasting our time and their breath by saying absolutely nothing? I mean I realize that they are saying that they are doing whatever it is that they are doing, but why the may or may not garbage. Why not just come out and say "I'm looking to buy a house" or "I just got a certain satisfaction out of stepping on a very crunchy leaf." But no, people have to say, "I may or may not be looking to buy a house" or "I may or may not have just gotten a certain satisfaction out of stepping on a very crunchy leaf." Are people ashamed of what's happening in their lives? I always find myself asking, well did that really happen or not? And so I've decided to start using this phrase opposite its current usage and tell people that I may or may not be doing things that are absolutely ridiculous.
I may or may not be eating whole cloves of garlic right now. I may or may not have just watched a small furry animal be eaten by an alligator. I may or may not sleep on a pile of live coals every second Thursday of the month. May or may not, you decide which because I'm not going to tell you.