Thursday, June 26, 2008

In Which We Forgot to Wear Funny Hats



Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta love the look in the eyes of the cub dorks

4:54 AM  
Anonymous john said...

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10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice touch on the left guy's Harry Caray/bra T-shirt. I didn't know that existed, but I'm probably better for it.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Jesse said...

I'm so glad you made a point to say something about this.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous john said...

Alternate Title:

"In Which We Conveniently Forget the Chinese Gong Played Over the PA for Each Appearance of Japanese Pitcher Shingo Takatsu"

not sayin', just sayin'...

1:19 PM  
Blogger carl said...

John, I like your point. I honestly thought about referring to the Godzilla movie clip that they would show on the scoreboard.

But I still feel more uneasy about seeing people wearing the hats. The Godzilla music and video were taken from an actual Japanese movie. The people wearing the hats seem to think it's funny to wear Japanese hats. They're clownish.

I think there is a thin line there, but John, I like that you called me on it. I was honestly already thinking about my own hypocrisy. I also feel uneasy about my anime-style drawing of Tadahito in palehose6.

I know it's not a perfect comment. I just want the hats to go away.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and now they sell Sox sushi at the Cell.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Bry said...

good call Carl. I think the Horry Kow t-shirt is even worse than the hats. Between the 3, they are way worse than anything the Sox did. Cub fans are called out daily with their rediculous antics, even by Fukedome, but it still is accepted at the park. When he said he was offended, any true fan would have stopped doing it, but not on the north side. If Tad was offended and told the Sox about the gong, it would have stopped that second. Not on the north side.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Is that "Cubbie Kool Aid" them guys are drinking?

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Wanker751 said...

Although the gong... they asked Shingo and he said it was okay. Fukodome said he doesn't like that stuff and people still do it.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

The insulting stereotype shirts (that Fukudome dislikes, himself) can go away anytime, too. Cubs fans look like complete fools wearing that crap in the stands. It makes me just as uncomfortable (and more so) as the "gong" at the Cell a few years ago.

Again, great social commentary... funny, but not so much.

Do the ignorant Wrigley frat boys with the Kamikaze headbands realize that they look like morons? Most definitely NOT.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While gongs are most often thought of as a Chinese and Southeast Asian musical instrument, there *are* Japanese gongs.

I always kinda cringed when I heard the gong in relation to Takatsu's entry to a game, but, thanks to actors in yellow face and Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts, I don't think it compares to seeing white frat boys wearing coolie hats (FWIW thanks to this site and Wikipedia I learned that the conical hats were worn all over Asia, not just China). Now, Jeff Fort in a coolie hat... :^)

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention in previous post...what's the saying, a fish rots from the head? Earlier in the season the Cubs organization found itself in a bit of controversy when it used the Rising Sun flag in its promotions.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very true

3:25 AM  
Anonymous john said...

oops, didn't mean to post twice... didn't read the "comments appear after approval" notice. carl, please delete whichever comment you deem less worthy.

there is a difference between the Shingo Gong and Horry Kow: one was sanctioned by the team while the other was fan-based. what that says big-picture-wise i don't know. for all we know, Shingo chose it as his entrance music like all the other players.

don't get me wrong, i found the strip hilarious. it correctly skewers the sheer jackassery going on up north. i just wanted to make a snarky glass houses joke. no harm, no foul.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was reported that the sox did go to Shingo for a closer song which most relievers have... they told him about the gong idea and he ok'd it for his entrance as the closer.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go cubbies! it's gonna happen!

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for making a comment about this.. it makes all Chicagogians look bad

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous! You stole my name, you butt cruncher!

P.S. What's a Chicagogian?

3:13 PM  
Blogger matt said...

I miss Iguchi so much.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kept hearing this outside Wrigley the other day:

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never had a problem with the gong for Shingo because he gave the Sox the thumbs up on the idea before they went ahead and did it.

10:10 AM  

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