CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN – #12

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

Volume 12

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Mower and Statesman

 

Welcome to Volume 12 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

WAINWRIGHT/JETER/ANDREWS…SOCIAL MEDIA FLAP

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JAPANZEE – The Wednesday Wordapod

So, what would YOU call a species of great ape that is only found in Japan?

Okay, this one was suggested to me by my almost 6-year-old son, Benny, who was feeling “wordish” last night.

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If you like “Japanzee”, please pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 other creative, fun Wordapods.

 

Japanzee

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Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn – #11

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

Volume 11

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

 

Mower and Statesman

Welcome to Volume 11 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

TURNING PHRSES OVER

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ARBIHAIRY – The Wednesday Wordapod

So, what would YOU call a completely arbitrary, erratic hair pattern?

If you like “Arbihairy”, Wordapodia, Vol. 1pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 other creative, fun Wordapods.

 

Arbihairy

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Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn – #10

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

Volume 10

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Mower and Statesman

 

Welcome to Volume 10 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

FEELING OUT OF SHAPE

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DEMOGRAPHITI – The Wednesday Wordapod

So, what would YOU call graffiti that is geared toward a specific demographic group?

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If you like “Demographiti”, please pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 other creative, fun Wordapods.

 

Demographiti

 

Demographiti (n) – Graffiti tailored to a specific audience—i.e. age, ethnic group, income level or ethnicity

 

Sample Scenario

Timmy never really enjoyed going with his Mom and Dad to visit Gramps at his retirement community, but one day his Mom was shocked to see him eager to make the monthly trip to Spruce Village. His delighted Mom asked him if he enjoyed the checker games with Gramps, to which Timmy replied, “Nah. There’s some really cool demographiti on the side of his building I like to look at.”

 

Who Knew…?

Types of spray-painted demographiti favored most by senior citizens include: 

  • names of their grandkids
  • their middle names
  • their phone numbers
  • “Kilroy was here”
  • social security numbers
  • names of early-bird friendly restaurants

 

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CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN — #9

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

Volume 9

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Mower and Statesman

 

Welcome to Volume 9 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE?

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BASEBALL, BAD BLOOD…and REDEMPTION

Baseball, Bad Blood and Redemption

One of the most brutal on-field sports incidents in American history took place at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1965, when future Hall of Fame Giants pitcher Juan Marichal clubbed Dodgers all-star catcher John(ny) Roseboro  over the head with his bat. Just writing that line produces a shiver or two.

I had just turned six years old at the time, and was close to starting my first 200 years or so (if not longer) as a rabid baseball fan. I didn’t see the incident live, but recall reading about it. The purported assault was mostly a curiosity to me, although it had profound effects on millions of baseball fans—to say nothing of the two players/combatants in question.

(As an incident, the only [non-hockey] one to rival it, in my mind, came 12 years later when Lakers forward Kermit Washington blindsided Rockets counterpart Rudy Tomjanovich with a roundhouse right.)

Author John Rosengren explores the Marichal-Roseboro altercation in detail with his latest book, The Fight of Their Lives (2014, Lyons Press). Rosengren, an obvious baseball and sports lover, has the ability to not only scour the box scores for meaningful, historical data (among other things, he is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research), but to search for the human interest story and lessons that transcend sports.  I greatly enjoyed his 2013 biography on Hank Greenberg and had the opportunity to interview him on that book tour. As such, I had a feeling that I would enjoy his next book. My suspicion was justified.

Yes, it is especially for the baseball and all-around sports lover, and it left me wanting just a little more. It is a terrific read, and one that may also appeal to those who aren’t baseball lifers. 

Please enjoy my interview with John Rosengren below.

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CART BLANCHE – The Wednesday Wordapod

So, what would YOU call the carefree, nihilistic attitude that many shoppers have when wielding their carts like a deranged Andretti sister through the aisles of their favorite supermarket? Learn this new “word” and more in this week’s (The) Wednesday Wordapod.

 

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If you like “Cart Blanche”, please pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 other creative, fun Wordapods.

 

Cart Blanche

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CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN – #8

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

 

Mower and Statesman

Welcome to Volume 8 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

HAIL TO THE…WHITESKIN?

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GASTROPHYSICIST – The Wednesday Wordapod

So, what would YOU call a scientist who studies how the human digestive system is affected by outer space? Learn this new “word” and more in this week’s (The) Wednesday Wordapod.

 

Wordapodia, Vol. 1

 

If you like “GASTROPHYSICIST”, please pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 other creative, fun Wordapods.

 

 

Gastrophysicist

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CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN – #7

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

Volume 7

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Mower and Statesman

 

Welcome to Volume 7 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

GREATEST OF ALL TIME

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EGGXONERATE – The Wednesday Wordapod

So, what would YOU call the act of pardoning someone who screwed up your breakfast? Learn this new “word” and more in this week’s (The) Wednesday Wordapod.

 

Wordapodia, Vol. 1

If you like “EGGXONERATE", please pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 other creative, fun Wordapods.

 

Eggxonerate

 

Eggxonerate (v) – to excuse the person who made you a disgusting breakfast

 

Sample Scenario:  As a youngster, I remember looking forward to my first breakfast at Greg’s Greasy Spoon—scrambled eggs, pancakes and toast. I arrived with my parents and brothers, and ended up getting sick. The eggs were runny, the pancakes were burnt and the toast tasted moldy. When I recovered a couple days later, I vowed to never go back there. My Mom pleaded with me to eggxonerate Greg’s, and we ended up going back a month later, and many more times over the years.

 

You Know What…?

The state of New Jersey used to have (maybe it’s still on the books) a so-called runny egg law that kept restaurants and diners from serving undercooked (runny) eggs. The result was that many loyal customers ran away from the diners and sopped up their eggs at home. No yoke.

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To get your own signed copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, please follow the links or simply email me:  Matt@tipofthegoldberg.com

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CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN – #6

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

Volume 6

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Crap I Think Of pic

 

Welcome to Volume 6 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

WISTFUL THINKING

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HIT-AND-SHUN – The Wednesday Wordapod

So, what would YOU call a scandalous accident involving two or more Amish buggies?  Learn this, and more…along with an interview with Amish historian Obadiah Stoltzfus in this week’s Wednesday Wordapod.

 

Wordapodia, Vol. 1

If you like “HIT-AND-SHUN”, please pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 other creative, fun Wordapods.

 

HIT-AND-SHUN

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