Dock Ellis & His No-hitter. Classic

Ellis, D. On the mound....

This is the story of Dock Ellis in 1970 pitching a no-hitter…on LSD….as told by him. The animation is well done, too. Laugh. Cuz this is funny.

I love baseball. It never gets old. Even when it’s old.

Credit: Damo.

Info Graphics

Map of Rapper names: Ain't no future in yo' frontin'

Let’s get back to bloggin….

Check out this Infographic on Rapper names.

It’s from  a company called popchartlab.com. Poke around. They got some cool stuff.

I got lost looking at that graphic for a good 20 minutes. I plan to go back for more.

$35000 Lying in the Street

BMW, Range Rover, Mercedes, BMW, BMW, Range Rover....

What’s the most expensive thing in your house? The TV? A bicycle? Some jewelry? Baseball cards? Whatever it is, I’ll bet you wouldn’t put it out in the city street overnight and expect it to be there the next day….

So don’t you think it’s crazy that we buy (or lease) cars… Then park them on the street?

One San Francisco city block could have 12 cars worth an average of $25,000.

That’s like $300,000.

I’m just sayin.

Where does “guy” come from?

This Guy Fawkes is a pretty cool interpretation.

My friends, who love to call each other “guy” in a playfully taunting way should know where the word comes from.

I think the beauty of it has to do with the anonymity of the word. Even though you actually KNOW the person, relegating someone to a “guy” versus their name is stripping them of their identity and therefore authority.

Consider this example: “I went to see this guy give a speech the other day.”

“I went to see the President give a speech the other day.”

The context completely changes.

This makes “guy” a good tool to playfully (and sometimes hurtfully) dig into a friend. DON”T say it to a bartender if you really want a drink. DO say it to your friend who espouses the use of the DH in baseball…

Here’s where it comes from:

guy:
“fellow,” 1847, originally Amer.Eng.; earlier (1836) “grotesquely or poorly dressed person,” originally (1806) “effigy of Guy  Fawkes,”leader of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up British king and Parliament (Nov. 5, 1605), paraded through the streets by children on the anniversary of the conspiracy. The male proper name is from Fr., related to It. Guido,  lit. “leader,” of Gmc. origin (seeguide).

So it’s a Guido. Which couldn’t be more appropriate since we all hate Guidos. Guido is a GUY who has tried to make something happen but then completely bungles it. More than someone who doesn’t attempt to do something and achieves nothing, a GUY is someone who attempts something and really REALLY thinks it’s going to work but then FAILS. If you read the story of Guy Fawkes, (epic fail) then you’d know that a Guy or a Guido isn’t very intelligent, lacks originality and is a failure. Yes it comes from “Guide” which means leader. But it’s like the leader of the idiots.

Not to be confused with “Pachukers,” although the groups may overlap. Guys are people in charge of idiots, or are people who think their “way” is the right way, even though the rest of us would gladly burn their image in effigy if it was worthwhile…

A typical guy or guido:
– Anyone in charge of the “door” (not the doormen, their bosses)
– The driver of a vehicle too low or too high off the ground
– Anyone in the “Bad Boys” club
– Raider Fans
– Rollerbladers
– New Jersey and Long Island, of course
– Paintball soldiers
– Anything to do with a motorized watercraft

Don't DO it.

There’s more. I can certainly take them in your comments.

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