Monday, November 26, 2007

I have mentioned that certain college football teams have uniforms sadly in need of an art department and an artistic eye. With that on my mind then, while watching the Chicago Bears and another team do battle, I tried to visualize exactly why my top picks failed to please me.

One of the first “God, that looks silly” (other than the colors themselves) was observing that the players wearing black sox were the saddest of the sad. That led to the questions: Who wears white sox and who wears black sox.

So I set up a Google question: 1) Who wears white sox; and 2) Who wears black sox.

I one-d it. 1) Who wears white sox. Google returned one million four hundred thousand results. The first page gave the same answer ten times; as did the second, all from various sources. The third page gave me a different answer right away, then reverted to the first page answers.

The exception was David Letterman. I wasn’t interested in why whatever/whomever wore the white sox, just in the wearing. The second entry of the third page reverted to the first two pages.

David Letterman – feel proud. You wear white sox and Dirk wears white sox. Some solace may be gained from the fact that THe aNTFaNs GuiDe To THe aNTGaLaXY re-affirms that:

“DiRK WeaRS WHiTe Sox! And Adam wears a pirate’s jacket . . ”

I have seen Letterman and can accept that. I have never seen Dirk, but on the first two pages I learned that he did indeed wear Whit Sox and a community of Antz did exist – somewhere.

I’m not going there. It was surprise enough to me that Letterman wears white sox. Though I have seen such evidence for myself.

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Believing myself now immune to surprises from most sources, I returned to My Google Home Page.

I know that I could simply over write from the current page, but having a certain cultural shock to over come, I opted for the delay of game.

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Carefully erasing, I entered the second of my scientific questions: Who wears black sox.

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Google returned one million forty thousand results. Progress.

I found that: {. .} dirkwearsblacksox t-shirt — site name stating such is withheld by judgment. That judgment augmented by visualization of said t-shirts flooding the market and generally polluting my optics.

I also found that on Sept 6, 2007 the Baltimore Orioles wore black sox. More yet, they wore the Blacksox Uniform.

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There, on that first page, was question, answer, and discussion. Who wears black sox.

If you don’t mind, I’ll drop the subject: We are closely approaching a permissive societies more’s. What next? Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame?

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From the reaches,

Ten Mile

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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