Monday, January 23, 2017

Dippin' Don'ts



Excuse me, maestro, at this point I have to interrupt... While this is hardly a political or news-driven blog, I feel obliged to weigh in on today's kerfuffle over Dippin' Dots, ballpark institution and onetime Ice Cream of the Future.

It transpires that new White House Press Secretary Julius Streicher Sean Spicer has had it in for the quasi-scientific quasi-dairy product for some years, calling it, among other terribly clever monikers, "The Ice Cream of the Past." This clash could have been avoided altogether had Spicer (or, indeed, anyone) heeded our observation from nearly three years ago—namely, that Dippin' Dots is no longer from the future not because it's antiquated but because we now live in the future.

Which anyone who has seen Idiocracy could have already told you.





Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bots are Reading the Blog


...but it appears they can only read the first page. I have temporarily changed a setting so only one post is displayed on each page. Melvin and I apologize for any inconvenience to human readers. (Yes, both of you.)

Update: January 24, 2017
That didn't work so I have reset the posts-per-page setting again.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Out of Phoenix Rises the Ashes

Melvin and I have been planning and undertaking baseball road-trips for 15 years (origin story). For about half that time, it was (just) something we did because we enjoyed it.

The endlessly repeated end of the video for One in a Million (1983).

Then, starting with our 2009 cross-country trip—4,800 miles and 16 games in 20 days—we decided to blog about our experience. Going into the exercise, we agreed that we could stop at the end of the trip. We didn't.