Sunday, March 24, 2013

Desperate to be Cool

If you don't want to read my drivel, shoot to the bottom for a couple of scans of what the kids call Baseball Cards.  They have nothing to do with the post, but then, this is a card blog and the rest of the post only slightly relates to cards, so hopefully these scans get you through!

When I was a kid, my friends and I were always coming up with what we thought were cool and original phrases.  Once we had used them for a while, we would hear them get picked up by others and become part of the national and even international culture.  Happened multiple times, I swear!  A couple examples, we thought we had invented 'Dudette' and '24-7'.

Yeah, right!  Looking back, it's pretty obvious that we either heard these things somewhere and adopted them as our own, or made connections that thousands of other people living in the same pop-culture influenced world also made.

What does this have to do with cards?????

Well, I think I actually did it this time.  Maybe.  Am I cool now?

Those of you that have been around the card blogging community for a while remember 'Bipping', also expressed as 'I got Bipped'.  I have no idea who started it or who named it, but it took off and people in the community still know what it means.  A phrase like that that has been making the rounds lately is 'PWE Bombs' as popularized by the actions of one man, Wes from JayBarkerFan's Junk.

And here's the thing.  I think I coined that phrase!  Here is my first use of the term, closely followed by Wes using it in this post later the same day.

So what do you think?  Am I finally as cool and trendy as I always thought I was?  Do you love me, do you really love me?????

Either way, I will soon be joining the PWE sending phenomenon.  If I already have your address, you might get something soon, if I don't have your address, send it to me with what you collect and you never know! 

Anyway, here are the scans of a few baseball cards as promised at the top of this post.  I got them in a nickel box a while back and sooner or later, they will go out in somebody's PWE !!  Any interest?


  1. I've used it a bunch since I first saw it! Happy to give you the credit!

  2. Hopefully one day, I'll come up with something to make me cool too ;-)

  3. Like this Fuji???

  4. Wait... does that mean I'm officially cool too? If so, you made my day!