One of the primary influences on this blog was, and continues to be, Josh Wilker's Cardboard Gods. Today, Josh wrote about a seminal moment in the history of his own blog. He had previously posted a Don Stanhouse card with an amusing and fictional glimpse inside the mind of "Stan the Man Unusual", and apparently his subject stumbled upon the piece and the ensuing comments, and responded in measured, diplomatic fashion:
HEY JOSH WILKER....BALLS ENOUGH TO WRITE ABOUT ME...WHERE CAN I FIND YOU!
Okay, it's me speaking again. I love the following things about this situation, assuming that "FULLPACK" is who he claims to be:
a. Don Stanhouse is embracing the derogatory nickname bestowed upon him by Earl Weaver
all those years ago.
b. Don Stanhouse is searching the Internet for sarcastic things that people may have said about him six months ago.
c. Don Stanhouse claims not to be hurt by Josh's words, and yet a mere 68 seconds later, he seems extremely agitated, what with the all-caps and throwing down the gauntlet.
d. Don Stanhouse doesn't seem to know where to find Josh Wilker, who has posted his full name, email address, location, and even the road where he catches the bus elsewhere on his blog.
e. I'm still trying to decipher "BAM!" Is it both the figurative and literal exclamation point on his statement, or is he a fan of Emeril? Or perhaps he's imagining that he's sucker punching Josh?
Food for thought.