I’m a little disappointed to learn that Pokémon Go has nothing to do with Gumby’s faithful sidekick.
Do not bring your Pokémon to my world. The only Pokey-anything I recognize is an orange horse that is adorable, made of clay, and bends. My world includes Gumby, dammit.
(Don’t even try to explain Pokémon to me. Just don’t.)
It is Thursday. There is no baseball tonight.
Here are three things you can do until baseball returns.
ONE: Now that I’ve watched this old episode where Gumby meets Pokey for the first time, I wonder if I have ever even seen a Gumby cartoon. Because it’s strange and trippy, wonderful and terrifying. There are more than a few childhood nightmares lurking in GumbyWorld. It would have scared the hell out of me. I learned from this 1956 episode that Pokey is not orange as I always thought – he is red – and he talks. Gumby has an incredibly unsafe relationship with firearms, but Pokey seems all right.
Pokey The Red Bendy Horse – 1 Pokemon Go – 0.
TWO: I may not Pokémon, but I can waste hours online as well as anyone. Look what I found … a photo messer-upper! (Don’t tell me about Instagram. I don’t care.) I like this simple and satisfying way to take a photo and make it look like someone spray painted it on a brick wall. There is no reason to do this, but I’m pleased to discover I can.
That’s Orioles Rule 5 Draft Pick Joey Rickard and his big league sacrifice bunt splattered up there on the wall.
You can waste hours messing up your own photos in all kinds of ways here:
THREE: There is no three. There is only killing time with Gumby, Pokey, photo messer-uppers … and this …
Baseball is back tomorrow.
Photo: Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore. July 9, 2016. Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard, sacrifice bunt. Orioles win 3-2. © The Baseball Bloggess