I don't understand much of what is happening, but I do understand how the, er, um, pitcher? ultimately gets his Alpha handed to him. Chadwick Walton does not relent in this very thorough Alpha-kicking.
In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we hear from our GoT owner who has some interesting fun facts.
Valar Morghulis owner Jeren "Skeeter" Livernois came at us recently with some interesting, WTF?! trivia: "There have now been two Major League players with the name Boog Powell, yet there has yet to be a Major Leaguer with the first name Isaac (yes, there have been a handful of Ikes, however none have gone by Isaac). Bonus Fun Fact: One of those Ikes had the given birth name of Isaac Newton. He played his career under the name of "Ike Fisher."
Lots and lots of trades while we were away — are you guys waiting for us to leave before making trades or is our blog fodder just so entertaining that you can't help but be distracted from making the big decisions? — but we are now up and running and all caught up.
So, how are you doing this season? Everything working out the way you had hoped?
We are hitting the road — Toronto this time; I wonder of the Blue Jays are in town? — and will be without the ability to update the website until Monday morning. If you make trades, you'll have to wait until we get back for us to process them, which we will do retroactively to the date they should go into effect.
As has become our want, here's a nice video for you to enjoy until we get back.
Second for the 4th, as is our want and tradition, below is our favorite 4th of July video, one we love a whole bunch but really love because of this lyric: “I wrote a poem on a dog biscuit | And your dog refused to look at it | So I got drunk and looked at the Empire State Building | It was no bigger than a nickel …” Check this out:
Third for the 4th, here is SLPL Commissioner Rube Furrow (aka, Joe Livernois) giving it his best while conducting a rousing rendition of "Stars and Stripes Forever" with the Monterey Bay Symphony back in 2009:
Fourth for the 4th, we love this crowd-sourced video:
In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we watch the fever dreams of a mediocre white man come crashing to the ground — much like he came crashing to the ground — at the very moment he actually believed he was about to "win" …
Oh, hey! Let's take a look at a microcosm of every mediocre American white man ever:
Whiskey Tango Everloving Foxtrot, mediocre white guy?! Born on third base, you still just can't quietly cross home plate and then celebrate only after it's clear your run will make a difference to the outcome. Nope. You instead feel compelled to ask the world to celebrate your "accomplishments" at the very moment you are about to unknowingly lose. "That's where he belongs, right in the dirt." I mean, seriously, W?! T?! Everloving?! F?!
For today's Sunday Morning WTF?!, we lament a video with nearly four million views that refuses to do what it is supposed to do, which to help us get right what says we are getting totally wrong:
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, WhatCulture? All you needed to do was to explain the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey to me. That's all. That's it. The other nine movies? Meh. Just explain 2001, okay? But you couldn't do that? I didn't get it, much less get it wrong, but I just sat through nine other movies to learn that you were as baffled as me? W?! T?! F?!