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mightyflynn:


Americans this week have some reason for rejoicing: the Republic has survived another winter and Opening Day is at hand.
That recurrent national disgrace, the Super Bowl, has become history. Hockey’s blood-smeared glaze of ice, once threatening to coat the land, will soon melt like a bad memory.
Even basketball will eventually dribble down in its endless playoffs. All those games of winter provided their small portion of sustenance during the long period of blight and chill from the end of the World Series to the beginning of baseball season.
No matter what the calendar says, no matter what the weather, spring is here, because baseball is about to start again. By paying proper and respectful attention to this important event we all can participate in the rites of spring.


- Associated Press (April 6, 1975)
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#openingday

mightyflynn:

Americans this week have some reason for rejoicing: the Republic has survived another winter and Opening Day is at hand.

That recurrent national disgrace, the Super Bowl, has become history. Hockey’s blood-smeared glaze of ice, once threatening to coat the land, will soon melt like a bad memory.

Even basketball will eventually dribble down in its endless playoffs. All those games of winter provided their small portion of sustenance during the long period of blight and chill from the end of the World Series to the beginning of baseball season.

No matter what the calendar says, no matter what the weather, spring is here, because baseball is about to start again. By paying proper and respectful attention to this important event we all can participate in the rites of spring.

- Associated Press (April 6, 1975)

Read the rest: "Americans Can Rejoice—Opening Day is at Hand"

#openingday

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Spotting #pizzainthewild with @jonpauldouglass

For more photos and videos from Jonpaul’s #pizzainthewild series, follow @jonpauldouglass on Instagram.

"There is a wall in my neighborhood I pass often that’s always covered in graffiti. One time I walked by there was a random pizza tag in the middle of the wall. I thought it was so funny—just a random pepperoni pizza there in the middle of the wall,” says Los Angeles photographer Jonpaul Douglass, creator of the #pizzainthewild hashtag. “I thought it would be humorous to do a photo series of real pizzas on random things, but I didn’t start doing the #pizzainthewild series until months after when I had a bit of free time.”

The series had humble beginnings. “For my first test shot, I just had a pepperoni pizza delivered and went around my neighborhood putting it on stuff,” explains Jonpaul. “I quickly realized that having the pizza sliced wasn’t the way to go. I wanted a pizza that looked more graphical with a nice separation between the cheese and pepperoni. Basically what I wanted was what I call ‘Ninja Turtle pizza,’ because the look of the pizza in those cartoons was perfect.”

After some trial and error, Jonpaul decided on Little Caesars (@littlecaesars) pizza. “The price is as beautiful as the pizza. Five dollars for a large pizza that much of time I reuse… It’s a steal!”

Jonpaul’s series has sparked the interest of pizza lovers on Instagram. “What I have noticed is that lots of people feel very passionate about pizza. So much so that I feel like it warrants a scientific study!” he says. “I’ve been contacted by many pizza fans over the past few months. One guy calls me his ‘honorary pizza brother’ which I get a real kick out of.”

Haha. Crazy.