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I suppose I could take the easy way out with today’s Saturday Debate, since Father’s Day is tomorrow and all. If you’ll recall, last month for Mother’s Day, I stooped so low as to offer you this silly thing.
But, as I am a father and also, not coincidentally, have a father, it seemed wrong somehow to concoct any sort of debate on the matter. The idea seemed a little self-congratulatory to me.
Luckily, though, today was game day for the Puddin Pop’s baseball team, so I had 3 long, sunbaked hours to consider selecting a topic. Of course, instead of doing that, I seem to recall spending most of the game talking to a purple spotted giraffe named Austin about the nature of Man vs. his darker half.
Then again, Austin might have been a hallucination based on the sun and heat. If he was, he’s not talking about it now.
Regardless, I did actually spend a little time, the seemingly interminable 3rd inning, to be precise, considering something that is absolutely fundamental to something like baseball that I hadn’t given much thought since I was, oh, 10 or so. Which brings me to that topic of the day:
Chewing Gum: A imperative for a full life or positively pointless?
I for one, am a proponent, and believe Big League Chew (Wild Grape flavor, of course) to be the pinnacle of mankind’s evolution in the vein of candy goods with recreational ties.
I suspect opinions will vary. Why not share yours?
As always, I encourage you to enjoy a related poll: