Jun 30, 2014

Have You Played With Your Breakfast Today

Denny's has partnered with Atari to release breakfast-themed remixes of Asteroids, Breakout and Centipede.  I hope that someone finds a way to put these onto cartridges that can play in a real console.

Jun 14, 2014

Crowning A New Philadelphia Hit King

Jimmy Rollins and Mike Schmidt
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Leading off in the bottom of the 5th, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a single to right field off of Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.  It was the 2,235th hit of his career, which moved him past Mike Schmidt to become the Phillies all time hits leader.

J-Roll would go on to steal second and score on a Domonic Brown home run in the Phillies 7-4 victory over the Cubs.

Jun 10, 2014

Canned Pizza

Spread 'n Heat Pizza
Libby's (1975)
I never got to try this, but the idea has me intrigued and grossed out at the same time.  A canned spread that can turn a slice of toast into a piece of pizza?  Could be good... could be atrocious.

Jun 3, 2014

You're Going To Need A Visa To Catch This One

Major League trading cards
Topps (2014)
The 2014 Topps Archive set included a series of five cards that featured characters from the 1989 film Major League in the style of 1989 Topps cards, as well as limited edition autographed variants of these cards.  These include catcher Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), rookie pitcher Ricky Vaughn (Charlie Sheen), third baseman Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen), veteran pitcher Eddie Harris (Chelcie Ross), and team owner Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton).

Topps has also released a 5x7 variant of the Major League cards in a six card wax pack.  They're identical to their Topps Archive counterparts (except for their larger size), and they include a sixth card dedicated to Pedro Cerrano's voodoo doll, Jobu.