MU: Speaking of which, did you get my postcard from Colorado?
CF: Oh shit. That was you! Of course, "max"...I couldn't figure out who'd sent that!
MU: It seemed funny at the time.
CF: It was.
MU: Plus, New Belgium mailed it for free!
CF: Best part, it made it here. "40th & Farnam" as the address, wrong zip code.
MU: We weren't sure about the address...so we guessed and put down a block. Figured it was 75-25 on getting there.
CF: Way to go, USPS!
Polyfro Shorts: The Mystery Postcard Edition
A couple of weeks ago when we were out in Colorado, I took advantage of the free postcards at New Belgium Brewery to send a guilt-trip card to Continental Frutiger (CF didn't make the trip with us). Problem was, I didn't know his address off the top of my head.
Dick Herculanum said, "Just put 40th & Farnam on there, the postman will get it to him."
I was skeptical. "They'll deliver it without an exact address?"
"Of course they will, the postage is paid, what are they going to do with it otherwise? Let it sit in a bin at the post office?"
So I sent it using the estimated address, and earlier this week, I finally got around to asking him if the postcard was delivered.
Indeed, a big tip o' the fro to you, USPS.
2. Its the 21st anniversary of William "The Refrigerator" Perry's GI Joe figure! Did you know that? I didn't, and I'll be damned if it didn't make me feel old to hear it. Fridge Perry had a football attached to a chain, presumably to swing like a battle axe. This much I remember. What I didn't remember is that <a href="http://joes.propadeutic.com/1987.html#fridge">real GI Joe aficionados consider The Fridge</a> to be a quote "enormously unpopular figure then and now". Really? He's the only GI Joe dude I can name off the top of my head.
That's not really true. Just to prove it, I will now name as many as I can type in 30 seconds. You will have to take my word for it that I am not looking these up on Wikipedia. Totally not looking them up on Wikipedia. Totally. Ready, set, go!
and of course, the inimitable Scarlett
Whoo, 11, that's about 8 better than I thought I would do. Now, for some real history lessons.
3. So the Red Sox won Game One of the World Series 13-1. The Rockies haven't played for eight days, because they won the National League Championship series so quickly. You know what this reminded me of? A long layoff full of hype leading up to a Super Bowl. How does that always end? In a blow-out. Always.
Continuing that analogy: a team from Denver blows through the playoffs, cools off during a long layoff before the title game/series, and then gets blown out. Sounds a lot like every Broncos Super Bowl of the 1980s, doesn't it.
4. On my way back from Sioux Falls, I stopped back home over the weekend. OK, so it isn't really on the way. Its on "a" way. I went because it was my grandma's birthday, and my brother was coming up from Des Moines.
My niece, who turned one year old while I was in Denver (yep, I missed her birthday to go on that trip -- SHAME ON ME), is starting to put sounds together into words. While we were playing Legos, she sounded out my name. Not once but three times! Apparently its the first name she's ever spoken -- not the first word, but still. Chances are she has no idea, just randomly put the sounds together, and thought it sounded cool.
While it is certainly easier to sound out a one-syllable word than complex words like "grandma", you try telling that to grandmas and great-grandmas and parents. I bet they won't be having any of it. Maybe if they spoiled her with gifts from Baby Gap like I do...just kidding.
I'm going to get her to say "You Bet" before long, this much I promise you.
5. I have never been so freaking scared of anything in all of my life. A 26-foot animatronic version of Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor with hydraulic pump joints. This is the largest human ever built, and of course it was commissioned by the NFL to promote this weekend's Giants-Dolphins game in London. Of course.
The NFL press release said, in part, "The formidable animatronic, the biggest animated human figure ever built at 26ft, is a world first and has been specially created by an award winning team at London-based SFX Company Artem Ltd, as part of an experiential marketing campaign undertaken on behalf of the NFL by Not Actual Size...A specially adapted camera is fitted to the helmet of Big JT and is programmed to transmit images of what Jason 'sees' onto a 40ft LED screen which travels behind him. Big JT also reacts to footage of himself and team mates played on the screen - cheering touchdowns and tough tackles."
So basically its Godzilla in pads and a helmet. Sweet. The best part is that he's called "Big JT". No wait, the best part is that he will eventually turn on us and destroy Earth.
6. Did you hear NBC is bringing Knight Rider back as a series? Good luck replacing The Hoff. Just ask Jamie Foxx what's it like to replace a beloved 80s TV icon.
Speaking from personal experience, no one can replace The Hoff.
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