Today I want you all to go read Knucklehead.
Yesterday, Candy over at Candy's Daily Dandy recommended the site*, stating, "The guy's a genius, really." I was skeptical. So many times when someone or something is overhyped, there is disappointment involved when you get there.
But I dutifully checked out the link Candy provided. And I was immediately enthralled by today's story, "The Ecstasy" from a die hard Yankees fan perspective, about the thrilling and amazingly wonderful 1978 Red Sox / Yankees playoff game. The writing is superb, and draws you right in. Humor sprinkled throughout. Suspenseful. Fantastic. And for added effect and perhaps to give balance to the tale, DK provided a link to Suldog's blog, which tells the sad yet heroic tale ("The Agony") from the Bosox side of the "hideous" (Suldog's word) tragedy.
But still, I'm thinking, I like sports a lot, and I love a well-written sports tale, but not all my readers are sports nuts. This might not be such a great blog to feature.
Then I read a few more posts. And laughed my ass off. I admit was a little confused by the "Davey Hansen" story, until I googled it and figured out Davey Hansen was some sort of strange stop-action animated tv series (I had never heard of it before; I had a deprived childhood with only a 12 inch black & white tv in the house, and my dad refused to get cable until all the kids were in college). But after learning what the series was about, now I can't stop laughing.
The guy's a genius, really.
But don't take my word for it. Click here and check it out for yourself!
No really, go!
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Why are you still here....?
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*footnote: In reading the comments, it is obvious that many of my readers were already aware of this fantastic blog. Why have I only just now discovered it?!?