Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Phrases definitely have a destined season of coolness before they are put to rest in the archives. For example, if I was to "raise the roof" right now, that would only show how not cool I am. Even giving "bones" is fading away like the squeezits and giga pets of the past. Somewhere, someone had to be the person that thought of closing your fist and running it into someone elses. It's not that hard but they should be feeling pretty proud. The other person I want to meet is the originator of "yolo," let's get real, that one is a lame and an excuse to not take responsibility for your actions but you get my point. Where are these people that are marketing hip phrases and how can I start one?
"The first high five occurred between Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on Oct. 2, 1977 in Dodger Stadium. It was the last day of the regular season, and Dodgers leftfielder Dusty Baker had just gone deep off the Astros' J.R. Richard. It was a wild, triumphant moment and a good omen as the Dodgers headed to the playoffs. Burke, waiting on deck, thrust his hand enthusiastically over his head to greet his friend at the plate. Baker, not knowing what to do, smacked it. "His hand was up in the air, and he was arching way back," says Baker, "So I reached up and hit his hand. It seemed like the thing to do."