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Sometimes you need a laugh.

stickyWell, I haven’t posted on here for a while, yet I’d like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a quick laugh with the video below.

I imbibed a bit on wine while sitting next to the Pacific Ocean in Mexico on Christmas day. It was very relaxing as my life has been stressful, hectic and not something to cherish lately. The only thing to do about these feelings are to have a laugh. Here are a few quotes that tickled my funny bone:

“Let’s face it, Oakland is a horrible place for hitters. The Coliseum is a football field. There’s too much foul ground and the wind’s always blowing in your face.”–Sal Bando

Alcohol…the cause of, and solution to all of life’s problems.–Homer Simpson

 

 

M.C. Hammer… batboy

mc hammer oakland a's

Stanly Kirk Burrell was found outside the Oakland A’s stadium by team owner  Charlie Finley dancing around for tips to buy tickets to the game. (isn’t that the weezy kid from “Malcolm in the Middle” playing him?) He recruited  the 13 year old as a batboy for the Oakland A’s.

Legendary Reggie Jackson nicknamed Burrell “Hammer” because he resembled Hank  Aaron. Burrell wanted to become a professional baseball player, but ended up  joining the Navy. While in the Navy he worked on his rapping skills.

He was honorably discharged from the Navy and MC Hammer was born. He released  an independent album in 1987 called Feel My Power which sold 60,000 albums. In  1988, he signed on to Capitol Records and rereleased the same album as “Let’s Get  It Started.”