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Nice time remind me to bring ear plugs April 30, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in baseball, celebrities, comedy, eating, food, funny, humor, new york city, opinion, television, video, white castle, yankees.

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was fun filled, despite the Yanks blowing chunks against the Sox.  Although I did go to Saturday’s game which was won by the Yanks, 3-1.  Bridget and I went to the game and I swear at least half the stadium was Red Sox fans.  There were red shirts everywhere.  Despite the game being entertaining (and the Yanks finally winning for once) our experience was sort of soured by the two young females sitting behind us. Young as in the under 10 year old young.  Young as in their voices still hit shrieking levels that are as ear-splitting to humans as dog whistles are to dogs.  For four hours we were subjected to “Let’s go Yankees, let’s go!” and “Derek Jeter” chants and screams.  Which became incessancy annoying and louder as the game wore on, especially since they got into a shouting match with the two young boys in front of us (Red Sox fans).  Their voices were so piercing that Bridget and I nearly swore off having girls should we ever decide to populate the world someday.

I mean the parent should’ve stepped in and told the girls to quiet a little.  There was no reason to scream “Let’s go Yankees” between innings.  I mean as if our holding our ears weren’t an indication of how loud they were screaming.  I mean it’s great to bring your kids to a game and all, but like a crying baby during a movie, sometimes as a parent in that situation you just need to shut your child up! Now I can see why people bring earphones to the game!  Could you imagine how loud their screams would’ve been had I been using the Listen Up! device

I think they should enact a rule similar to ejecting people for being drunk and belligerent.  If your child shrieks to the point where other peoples ears start to bleed, they and their parents should be ejected from the game. Or forced to watch the game in a rubber, sound proof room where they can yell and scream as loud as they want.  Maybe something to keep in mind for the new stadium?

Anyway, Saturday was a lonnggg day of drinking but kudos to the crew (you know who you are) for hanging in till 2am!  And happy bday once again to Bridget!  Our trip to White Castle at 3am definitely helped soak up the alcohol we consumed and we’re happy to report we have another Chicken Ring fan in the way of Bridget!  Congrats and welcome to the club! 

The Chicken Ring Club has another member!

For those “not in the club”, I’m telling you, if you haven’t tried them…do it. The White Castle chicken rings are much better than those Chicken Fries things at the BK! Plus you get like 20 of them in a sack for only $6.  Can’t beat that!

One of the funnier repeated sayings of the weekend was from the new ESPN commercial featuring Jorge Posada and David Ortiz.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s hysterical.  The premise is Ortiz is caught by the Red Sox mascot, Wally, wearing a Yankees hat.

The video appears on the Blogger version of this site or you can watch it here.

I love the line by Ortiz: “No Wally, No. It’s not what you think.”  Good stuff.  Pretty funny, especially if you’re in tune with the whole Red Sox vs Yankees rivalry. If not, then you probably won’t be as amused by it.

Anyway, it’s back to work to tend to more SPAM business.  That and I need to work on a Gore-Tex proposal. Although every time I think of Gore-Tex I think of that Seinfeld episode where George is wearing the Gore-Tex jacket and knocks over everything in the wine store.  In my opinion it’s one of the best episodes of Seinfeld ever.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dinner_Party_(Seinfeld_episode)

Although it’s more famously known for being the episode about two other things:  the debate on chocolate vs cinnamon babka and the infamous “Look to the Cookie” line where Jerry relates racial equality to a black and white cookie.

The video is available on the Blogger version of this site or you can watch it here

Although looking back at the clip maybe Michael Richards (Kramer) should have said that line instead of Jerry?  That could have saved him some trouble recently.  Hey-oh. 



1. ethan - April 30, 2007

Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!

2. roger - April 30, 2007

ha…i remember that episode of seinfeld…one of the best!

3. shayna - April 30, 2007

yeah, that commercial is hysterical…i love it! go sawx!

4. mr. x - April 30, 2007

i completely agree…i hate screaming children period!!!

5. gary - April 30, 2007

Look to the Cookie!

6. dean - April 30, 2007

yeah i forgot about that episode!!! a classic!

7. howie - April 30, 2007

It’s Gore Tex jerry!

8. candice - April 30, 2007

ugh…don’t remind me about this weekend…stupid yankees!

9. trent - April 30, 2007

ok ok…we get the point…chicken rings are good! 😉

10. phillip - April 30, 2007

ugh..nothing like sitting near a bunch of screaming girls yelling Derek Jeter every two minutes!!!!

11. janet - April 30, 2007

haha…yeah, agreeeed great seinfeld episode!~

12. h-dog - April 30, 2007

I too am a proud member of the Chicken Ring club!!! holla

13. elyse - April 30, 2007

ewww…white castle is so gross!!!!

14. Thos - April 30, 2007

WALLY NO!!!!! I’m still laughing at that and i saw it like 400 times this weekend.

I still want to know how they make the chicken round!!!!!!

fun weekend!!!

15. ace - April 30, 2007

easy on kramer…he’s had enough already! 🙂

16. neil - April 30, 2007

Little girl screams = worst sound ever!!!

17. Smokin Joe - April 30, 2007

go red sox!

haha, i’ve seen that ortiz/posada video so many times and it makes me laugh still.


18. shelby - May 1, 2007

that whole episode is just awesome…especially them getting trapped by a double parker who ends up looking like saddam hussein…awesome stuff.

19. art vandelay - May 1, 2007

one of the top 5 episodes for sure!

20. Smokin Joe - May 1, 2007

I’m not exactly a big Seinfeld fan, and this link, I guess, has nothing to do with that show, but I bring it up because (I think I deduced correctly..) of the mention of a Hussein Lookalike (or someone who ended up lookin like him) reminded me of this article.

21. Smokin Joe - May 1, 2007

Oh yeah, sorry to doublepost but –

Go Sox


22. Still ringing… « What Pushes My Buttons - June 14, 2007

[…] This wasn’t the first time my ears were left ringing (in a bad way) after a Yankee game. As you’ll remember back on April 30th, when I spoke about those “children” (i.e. heathens) who got into a screaming… […]

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