Thanks to technology this post will be live today as I’m flying to Birmingham for a Morning Screencaps summit
Here I am Thursday night at 9:08 ET writing screencaps on a 5:30 am flight from Detroit and all I’m thinking the whole time is ‘How did I get here?’
It’s actually on my notes when I come to Birmingham for my little speech on the rise of screencaps and how this simple idea of bringing people a fun summary to start their day has led to I was called to Birmingham.
And readers who emailed to stop by Back 40 in downtown Birmingham at 3pm THIS Saturday are delighted. This has got to be the first time in this country’s history that the people of the South have been fired up about having a regular guy from Ohio hang out with them for 36 hours.
I’m used to going into SEC message boards and finding the threads about hating us in the north and everything we stand for. Screencaps readers from the South were just the opposite.
Honestly, screencaps might be just what this country needs to bring it together.
And we begin this reunion THIS Saturday. Let’s have a beer! Stop it.
Rich G. asked Masters for help and now my inbox is filled with messages
I want those of you who have emailed advice to Rich to know that I am taking the messages one step at a time as Rich will be overwhelmed. I didn’t count but it must be 50 messages. It’s insane. Augusta’s clubhouse manager for expert analysis is a local police officer who has worked for the tournament for 31 years.
That’s how big the screencaps readership is these days.
Folks, if you have a question about life send it to us. There are stubborn lurkers just waiting to help.
Grand Rapids Wiffle Ball Story Continuation
• Ben B. in Grand Rapids, MI writes:
I’ve been a screencaps reader since the beginning but have never felt compelled to email you to this day. Thanks to Kenn for sharing the Mission Field Wiffle Ball Tournament story. My two sons Cameron (11) and Jack (8) played in it this year. It was Jack’s first time and Cameron’s fourth time. Their teams actually played each other on Tuesday which was a fun experience for my wife and I. Jack knocked Cameron out with loaded bases!!
The event is one of a kind, I can’t say enough great things about the Augustyns and their generosity. Not only do they host the tournament (free), serve food and sno cones (free), but they also allow random neighborhood kids to use the pitch pretty much anytime.
Attached are some pics of my son’s teams – Lil Banana (Jack), Dumb & Dumber (Cameron).
Thank you for screencaps, it’s my daily dose of entertainment and sanity!
Guys, I may have to see this in person next summer. I need to set an alarm on my phone so I can drive north to see these kids fight. And what a great job with the Bananas team name. I suppose this is a tribute to the best damn minor league franchise in the United States – the Savannah Bananas.
Great job kids.
• Don B. writes screencaps Wiffle Ball Story on Thursday:
I’ll keep it short. God bless Mark & Julie Augustyn.
Keep up the great work with screencaps. Best side up the Internet.
The stupid ESPYs
• An anonymous emailer who has a track record with screencaps writes:
Just read Burack’s article, I work for an ABC affiliate.
In household ratings it beat 1 program in prime time, 1, it was rated .8 and the show that beat it was .76 and I’m pretty sure it was a repeat.
Nobody cares about this trash show. I’ve been trying to dissuade my clients because Judge Jerry gives almost the same assessments.
What a virtuous, pandering trash TV show!
A Dale Story
• Bill H. thought we Dale Earnhardt fans could use some reading for the weekend.
And with that, let’s get rolling. I need to be driven to Brandon B’s office and then the Screencaps Summit can begin. Time to fill my suitcase with TNML stickers to distribute down south.
Have a great weekend… I will have screencaps lite for saturday mornings with birmingham updates. Stay tuned.
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