So, there it is… Pharrell crying on Oprah. I know that some sappy people are gonna say, “OMG this is so adorable” and some bitter people are gonna say, “Give it a rest, dude. You’re a bazillionaire and you’ve had a bazillion hits, so stop crying, shutup.” Right now you’re asking yourself… which one are you, BP?
Funny you should ask, I’ll tell you… I’m the sap. Shocker, I know. Full disclosure, I love Pharrell. Loved him before this song. More importantly, I have a 4.5 year old daughter and a 2.5 year old son. Every single night after dinner, we put this song on repeat and have a dance party at my house. My wife, my daughter, my son, and me… dancing around like idiots to Pharrell’s Happy… every night. I love it. The joy that it brings my kids… that it brings me. It’s overwhelming. Yes, I’m overwhelmed by the joy this song brings my family.
So I can’t fathom what Pharrell must feel knowing that he brings that kind of joy to families everywhere all across the world. When he starts crying on Oprah… I start crying. Waterworks City. I couldn’t stop. Pharrell held himself together better than I did. Would I have reacted that way if I didn’t rock out to that song with my kids every night? I don’t know. I don’t care. I’m happy.
No more dorky ocean motifs, no shampoo bottle graphic design-y Padres wordmark, no poser Navy Blue, definitely no “sand.” No identity crisis. Just the original colors, brown and mustard. The home wordmark is based on the old PCL uniform and also the ones they wore in the mid-70s. The SD logo is the one they used before adding the horrible sharp edges, you know, just because they felt like it. The brown used here is a bit darker than the brown the Padres have used in the past. It creates a more striking, cleaner look. Mustard is used as an accent to prevent PTSD from the old all-mustard look.
Thoughts? I always liked the idea incorporating the PCL look with the brown.
The Hall of Fame President tweeted out those photos of Red Sox ring. A shame they didn’t make “COMMISSIONER SELIG” in bigger print. It’s a little too subtle. I was particularly fascinated by the “bearded brothers” logo on the inside of the ring. Sure looks a lot like those shirts Portnoy made.
My jaw dropped when I read this Esquire piece about the Mickey Rooney, who recently died, on April 6, 2014. I had no idea about the Mortimer Mouse story.
This interview, never before published, took place on December 13, 2006.
It’s true. As a kid, I was shooting Mickey McGuire — from the cartoon that used to be in the newspapers. One day, we broke for lunch. My mother had given me 10 cents to buy a sandwich. As I was walking past some offices in the studio, I passed an open door. A man inside called me in and asked who I was. I explained that I was working on Mickey McGuire. He said: “Nice to meet you. I’m Walt Disney. Let me show you something.” He pointed to a picture of a mouse. I said: “That’s wonderful. What do you call him?”
He said: ”Mortimer Mouse.” I looked over a lot of illustrations, and Walt said: “I’m glad you liked them, Mickey — ” Then he stopped. You could see a thought flash through his mind, and he said: “Would you mind if I named this mouse after you?” I said: “That’s fine, but right now I have to go get a cheese sandwich.”
Oh, you want to name the most famous cartoon character in the history of mankind after me? Sure, but I gotta go get a cheese sandwich. Incredible.