We've no doubt got our share of Denizens who get this reference. :- )
Back in 1964 there weren't many people who realized that Lennon was a thinker. The Alfred E. Neumann-esque photo above didn't help a lot. His little collection of poems and lyrics and whatnot came across as nonsensical or worse. A few years on, a fairly sizable group of people began to suspect the reality, that John Lennon had a few things to say.
His book had verses like this one:
“I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass -- much to my Aunties supplies. As a member of the most publified Beatles my (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I've every ready."
:: loses confidence for a moment ::
:: steadies it :: Come to think of it, some people still insist that Lennon's poetry was mostly about mushrooms. But Dr. D richly enjoys deciphering free association and he enjoys creativity, despite the fact that he has almost none himself. (Dr. D's own gig is uptake and reassembly, not imagination.)
Anyway, "Nasties" who "boomed" us. You could write 500 words on that little surrealism and take it in many directions while doing so -- a wonderful "what, me worry" direction, a dark Rohrschach direction, and so forth.
Which is another thing I like about Billy Shroom's shtick. It's either the fantasy that he's John Lennon speaking from the grave, or else Jerry Dipoto his ownself speaking through a distortion microphone like Arnold in True Lies. Or if he's an 11-year-old conning us, that would be best of all. Shroom's last comment and Dr. D's annotations, naturally, give him the last word:
Well, Throttlemeyer and Griffin and the rest of the medical staff ... well, so long.
Throttlemeyer seems to be bemoaning that he is not leading groundhog hunting trips so secret locations somewhere south of Walla Walla.
The renowned griffin is as elusive as the legendary hippo-griff, or is it armo-griff ... or else it is policy to have players out twice as long as the original projections when they get hurt.
Well, someone has to be proactive, not reactive (or at least hunch reactive or a first responder
Well, switching the positions of Bogart and Cerveza might be a start. Saves face for DePoet, and might be better than starting over.
Well, maybe take a poll of the players to see what they think.
Well, the Candaleman might be a fun guy, but has not business coaching first base, but, well, he smiles nice, and Ricky Rizzs really likes him ... but Sammy Davis Jr. would probably be in improvement ... and he had more hits ... and his version of "Candyman" topped the charts.
Well, where is Andy McKay?
Well, my mostest bestest hope remains Mr. Otani. His team, the Nippon Ham Fighters, had a visit this week from a Mr. Cashman of some team called the Yankettes, but "tampering rules" forbade him from commenting on anyone he watched on the trip. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are "evaluating" Mr. Otani, and another half dozen teams or more remain interested, even though he has only pitched one game in the last month plus ... well, he remains my "all in".
Well, I remain fully vested in DePoet, who has had an awful lot of spaghetti to toss. He has taken this team, which can't seem to win when it has to, light years before the last commander, one Zooredneck.
Well, just re-hash for leftovers.
Well, remember: "Love is a disease, it will get you in the end. Just when you think it's over, it starts back up again".
You're busted Zoom! You're busted! If you're eleven years old there is No. Possible. Way. you reference Sammy Davis Jr. Hey, my mom waited on Sammy once in Vegas. Okayyyyyy.
Unfortunately you also busted our little fantasy about Dipoto because he also is too late for Sammy. It's like a pro wrestling fan yelling "it's fake!" and the arena stops and looks at him. Gauche move, Billy. Also you missed a center-cut slider on Casey the Candy-Man rizzsing it with love to make ... :: scowls ::
BOGART AND CERVEZA? :: he stops short :: the bench coach who coulda been in Servais' Seat, easy enough. Who or what is a Mariner cerveza? :: thirty seconds later, honestly :: oh. You mean flip Tim Bogar and Scott Servais as captain and first mate, the way they might have done originally? That's quite an idea. Zoom puts forth the merit that it's not starting over as far as the learning curves about players' skill sets, etc.
Has any manager outside Steinbrenner's Yankees ever accepted such a humbling and kept his head up in the clubhouse after? If that's feasible then I like the re-set. New managers come with a lot of advantages attached - they see through blind spots, they have capital to do what they want, and so forth.
Rick Griffin: I've been watchin' baseball for quite some time now, and never heard of anybody putting a metric on the team trainer. The observation, that Maniger and Paxton and everybody else got double bonus DL time all year, hits with the impact of a freight train. Well, of a Fiat at the bare minimum.
Actually G-Money (who's into sports medicine) used to wryly smile about the rehab staff quite a bit. What was his name, Pedagana ...
The whole point is that the Mariners have underperformed, as Dipoto reasonably charged in midsummer -- and team health is part of underperformance as the Seahawks' yoga coach will assure you. Underperformance is systemic. We haven't talked much about it for some reason.
Always brings a smile to think about Otani-san connected to the Mariners. QUESTION FOR THE 'TANK. Do the Mariners, post-Yamauchi-san, remain biased towards "special scoreboard" expenditures on NPB stars to any extent?
Andrew Moore looked to me like he did four months' worth of learning since we saw him last .. which mighta been four months ago, I dunno.
√ He took the fastball higher, harder, and cuttier
√ He took the changeup lower
√ He focused on those two pitches to the exclusion of his cruddy slider and curve (granted, both are nibble-worthy)
√ He challenged less (clear evidence of braininess, given that the challengees are MLB silverback gorillas)
And he had the results to show for it. 11 swings and misses in 80 pitches would be good for Chris Sale, much less a Duck or a Cardinal or whatever he is. With the ladder fastball I insist he's got a ton of Hisashi Iwakuma in him. I dunno whether Gordon has wavered any on Andrew Moore but he's not going to wind up regretting this one.
Mariners games are more fun viewed through highlight videos. This one makes a fair-sized vat of soup off of an enthusiastic ladder fastball. Mariner "condensed games" have reached the point at which they best consist of one pitch.
Hey Shroom, thanks to ya. That was a nice bit of kindling and tinder on a very cold, wet baseball day, bro. :- )
Blessings and felicitations,