Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Nominations are In!

We received an excellent crop of nominations this year. With last year's runners up, the 2013 ballot will include 37 candidates, which I believe is a record! Only ten can make it into the 2013 class, so the competition should be stiff! Without further ado, here are your first five candidates:
  1. 1986 Mets
  2. The Avett Brothers
  3. Kirsten Bakis
  4. Mel Brooks
  5. Captain Kangaroo
Please use the comments section to discuss the various candidates and their contributions to Big Pink Culture. Check back tomorrow for five more nominees!

12 comments:

  1. Re: #2 - just try to listen to the opening bars of Laundry Room without feeling your heart grow three sizes. They're the soundtrack to me and Josh, although, contrary to popular belief, it's not their fault you had to schlep out to St. Louis in January.

    #3 - Oh Cleo, why do you not love me? Is it because I'm a dog?

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    1. Re: StL in January
      ... Or was it?

      Also, try listening to "Paranoia in Bb Major" and try having any idea what even to do with yourself it's so good.

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  2. Keith Hernandez is a carryover, but really all of the 86 Mets belong in the HOF. Gary Carter, Mookie Wilson, Wally Bachman. The third base platoon was Howard Johnson and Ray Knight... Lenny Dykstra was cool back then. And think of that pitching staff: Dwight Gooden, Sid Fernandez, Ron Darling, Bob Ojeda.

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    1. My only thought is how time-consuming it would be to include them in the portrait.

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    2. There might be a work-around. Keith and Gary holding a baby and a World Series trophy perhaps....

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    3. Is the baby a symbol of something? I'm confused.

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    4. Actually, I was thinking of the photo of you. Do you have that, or is it kicking around in the house somewhere?

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    5. There's a picture of Keith Hernandez holding me as a baby?

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  3. OK, who is Captain Kangaroo?

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    1. He is not a kangaroo, but I think he is a captain. I caddied for him once, which is a story that I now realize has no meaning for you.

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    2. The video made him look like a trippier version of Mr. Rodgers, is that about right?

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    3. That is the best description in so many ways.

      (This is Josh, by the way)

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