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Is That a Banana in Your Pocket or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

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I used to know this cartoonist named Sam Henderson. One of his regular gags was called “…is always funny.” A man slipping on a banana peel is always funny, for example. A pie in the face is always funny. A guy coming home to find his wife in bed with another man is always funny. Someone holding his nose in the presence of Limburger cheese is always funny.

My favorite entry on this list is gorillas. A gorilla is always funny. Not a real gorilla like the ones found in the wild, mind you — those are interesting in many ways but not particularly amusing. But a gorilla in pop culture are always funny, because it always looks like some guy in a gorilla suit, and that is always funny.

The comic effect is easy to demonstrate. Wonder Woman? Pretty lame. But Wonder Woman fighting a gorilla? High camp. Scantily clad women being tortured by Nazis? Heinous. Scantily clad women being tortured by Nazis and a gorilla? Hilarious.

All of which brings us to the comic book cover shown at the top of this page, which I stumbled across while researching something else. As you can see, it shows a gorilla in a library.

Holding a gun.

Plotting world domination.

While reading the classics.

Now that’s funny!

The whole notion of gorillas as fearsome creatures (fighting Wonder Woman, torturing chicks, pulling a gun on a librarian) seems odd. Like, why not a lion, or a bear, or something that can, you know, rip you to shreds? Part of it, obviously, is that gorillas look a lot like us, so we don’t just see our own fear reflected in their eyes — we see the primitive version of ourselves. And once that concept achieved iconic status via King Kong, it became a standard pop cultural trope. But me, whenever I see a “scary” gorilla, all I can think of is a guy putting on his gorilla suit. Which is always funny.

I’ll say this much for that comic book cover: It made me want to buy the comic book, which is exactly what a cover design is supposed to do. Seriously, how is that gorilla gonna take over the world by reading Moby Dick? I’ll know soon enough, because I just found a copy of the comic book on eBay for a buck. Will advise.

You’re probably wondering what any of this has to do with uniforms, and the answer is nothing. It’s just what I felt like writing about today, because it’s not every day you see a gun-toting, literature-minded gorilla. Thanks for indulging me.

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Uni Watch News Ticker: Adidas is continuing its Day-Glo and Zubaz with this year’s McDonald’s All-American uniforms. … The Formula 1 season begins this weekend, and Heikki Kovalainen will be wearing an Angry Birds helmet (from Dane Drutis). … Hmmm, ya think BYU is wearing enough jersey patches? (From Drew Sova.) … Love the Scottish-themed striping on Dunedin High School’s football helmet (from Josh Coney). … “My wife is working in Rio for the next week and found a pretty cool shop that does Brazilian soccer club throwbacks,” writes Justin Rectenwald. “Looks pretty great.” … Addition by Subtraction Dept.: The Florida Panthers are scrapping their third jerseys (from John Muir and Dane Drutis)). … This is awesome: a site that shows sports logos translated into crochet format (great find by Jake Kessler). … Russ Havens has created a presentation on this history of ticket stubs. … A reader who prefers to remain anonymous checks in with the following: “I work on the show Modern Family. I found this helmet on set this week. The first thing I noticed was that the emblem is embroidered, like on the Cubs’ batting helmets. Then I realized it’s the helmet that Tom Selleck wore in Mr. Baseball.” … Really ugly new uniforms for the Philadelphia Soul (from HHH). … New uniforms for the Japanese table tennis team (from Jeremy Brahm). … Also from Jeremy: The Orix Buffaloes will be wearing 1984 Hankyu Braves throwbacks for four games this May and June. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Ya think maybe Jonathan Broxton’s pants a bit oversized? … Long Beach State has some pretty cool hoops uniforms. … If you click through this slideshow, you’ll see lots of ASU football players wearing knee pads (the kind you slide onto your leg, not the kind that fit into the football pants) during their spring practice. Interesting. … Brewers and Padres went blue-vs.-blue yesterday (from Brian Williams). … Live in Seattle and have nothing to do tonight? Scott M.X. Turner’s band, RebelMart, is playing at Shadowland.

 

125 comments to Is That a Banana in Your Pocket or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

  • Ricko | March 16, 2012 at 8:22 am |

    How ’bout a comic book hero BECOMES a gorilla…
    “…a ring with an image of a gorilla carved on it. By rubbing the ring, Congo Bill, could switch minds with a gorilla who lived in the neighborhood, and who wore a similar ring, for one hour.”
    http://www.toonopedi...

    • Ricko | March 16, 2012 at 8:23 am |

      Who left the bold on?

    • Juke Early | March 16, 2012 at 8:32 am |

      You beat me to it Ricko — I used to love that Congorilla.

      As for that list of funny? I don’t laugh at that stuff. Lenny Bruce taught me better than that.

      • Connie | March 16, 2012 at 8:48 am |

        Paul ‘s right: guys in gorilla suits are automatically funny. I still haven’t learned how to do linking (hey, born in 1946!), but a charitable soul might help fellow readers see some footage of the “Nairobi Trio” from the old Ernie Kovacs TV show.

        That “pretty cool shop that does Brazilian soccer club throwbacks” is the best online source I’ve found anywhere for retro soccer shirts. The Brazilian shirts are brilliant, but so too are the ones from European leagues and countries. Thanks, Justin.

        I’m in an airplane, and the battery is draining fast. So, please, everyone, no stupid shit about St Patrick’s Day.

        • Ricko | March 16, 2012 at 8:51 am |
        • Justin | March 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm |

          Even better with no advertising, right! They even sell all the old rowing and volleyball jerseys that were(and are) associated with the football clubs!

    • Chance Michaels | March 16, 2012 at 9:40 am |

      I wonder what the Gorilla expected to find in Moby-Dick to aid his quest for world conquest? Damn, now I need to track down that issue.

      I used to know a gentleman (comic book writer) who collected old comic books with gorillas on the covers. As you might imagine, the collection was extensive and he mentioned once that even if he limited his collection to Silver Age and before it could never be exhaustive.

      • Chance Michaels | March 16, 2012 at 9:46 am |

        I wonder what the Gorilla expected to find in Moby-Dick to aid his quest for world conquest? Damn, now I need to track down that issue.

        Ye gods, I love the Internet.

        • Chance Michaels | March 16, 2012 at 10:59 am |

          This was a 1973 reprint of a 1956 story.

          The original cover was wordier, and therefore a whole lot less funny.

        • pushbutton | March 16, 2012 at 11:13 am |

          A gorilla using the word “valise”? Funnier!

        • jdreyfuss | March 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm |

          It seems like The Island of Dr. Moreau would be the most useful book for his problem.

        • Chance Michaels | March 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm |

          Yeah, but the desperation is what makes the cover up top so compelling.

  • Dumb Guy | March 16, 2012 at 8:22 am |

    Despite what it says, those are actually cross-stitch (or maybe hook run) patterns, not crochet (at least, not the “American definition” of crochet).

    • HHH | March 16, 2012 at 9:11 am |

      I love how they also look like designs from an old school video game.

  • The Jeff | March 16, 2012 at 8:25 am |

    The Formula 1 season begins this weekend, and Heikki Kovalainen will be wearing an Angry Birds helmet

    For the love of Celestia, WHY? It’s not even a good game.

    • Ben | March 16, 2012 at 8:31 am |

      Because they’re both successful Finnish exports I guess. And Nokia is isn’t doing the country any favours now.

    • Dane | March 16, 2012 at 11:00 am |

      For the reason EVERYTHING happens in Formula 1: money.

      • Omar | March 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm |

        In case anyone wonders, you can find all of the other helmets here http://www.autosport...

  • johnny_f | March 16, 2012 at 8:26 am |

    “You’re probably wondering what any of this has to do with uniforms, and the answer is nothing. It’s just what I felt like writing about today, because it’s not every day you see a gun-toting, literature-minded gorilla. Thanks for indulging me.”-Paul

    If anyone wants to know why I read this blog everyday, see the quoted text above.

    • Jason | March 16, 2012 at 8:32 am |

      It’s entries like this remind me why Paul should take more time off…a not every day warrants an entry…quality over quantity…

    • Jeremiah | March 16, 2012 at 11:44 am |

      I loved today’s entry. I’m a bit of a DC Comics nut anyway. I appreciate the detours this blog occasionally takes because it lets me as a reader get to know more about your interests and insights in other areas. I particularly enjoy your segues into music.

    • Lee | March 16, 2012 at 11:57 am |

      I agree with you… Obviously I love the uniform stuff, but I have found many MANY other things through this blog I wouldn’t have come across otherwise.

      As always, thanks Paul!

      Lee

  • Dumb Guy | March 16, 2012 at 8:27 am |

    What if a Limburger-toting, nose-holding gorilla slips on a banana peel while walking in on his cheating wife who is kinkily getting hit in the face with a pie by her tryst-mate??

    Some sort of quinella in my book.

    • The Jeff | March 16, 2012 at 8:31 am |

      Ever see that episode of South Park where Cartman blew his “funny fuse” and couldn’t laugh at anything? It’d be kinda like that. It would totally destroy your sense of humor and you’d be completely unable to laugh ever again.

      • Keith | March 16, 2012 at 9:06 am |

        Best part of that episode was the chocolate guns. Now THAT was funny!

  • Rob S | March 16, 2012 at 8:42 am |

    Looks like a tag wasn’t closed on the Brazilian shop link… it works, but the link runs into the next item.

    By the way, it’s been one of the worst-kept secrets that the Panthers were going to ditch the JetBlues after this season; if not for obligations to the NHL and the manufacturer, they’d have done it already this season. In any case, good riddance.

    • Paul Lukas | March 16, 2012 at 8:49 am |

      Now fixed. Thanks.

    • Jeremiah | March 16, 2012 at 11:49 am |

      Are BUF and FLA just going to design new thirds, or just go with standard home and away sets for the next season?

      • Dane | March 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm |

        From what I have read, both teams are going to somehow cope with having ONLY two jerseys for next season. How will they manage?!?!?

  • Oakville Endive/Celery Root | March 16, 2012 at 8:45 am |

    Tough to take a university seriously , when their script is “The Beach”, I’m surprised it’s not more “Beach” like.

    In addition, I have the proverbial burr up the #$@ on this school, as they are yet another institution that turned its back on the colour brown, school colours were changed in 2000 to black and gold.

    • pushbutton | March 16, 2012 at 11:23 am |

      That changes my opinion, too.

    • jdreyfuss | March 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm |

      Is Long Beach the one whose baseball team is called the Dirtbags?

      • JTH | March 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm |

        Yep.

    • Skott S. | March 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm |

      I went to CSULB for two years after high school (99-00), and they were already black/navy and yellow by then. (Also another peeve, lots of 49ers gear is black, and a lot is navy.)
      This card is from ’92, and they had already changed the colors, of the baseball uniforms at least, by then.

      http://www.qweb-imag...

      By the way, my dad is an alumnus from ’78, and his old brown and gold college hoodie is pretty cool.

  • StLMarty | March 16, 2012 at 8:58 am |

    Who’s the greatest ape of all time?
    Clarence Beeks!
    http://atoast2toast....

    • shaftman | March 16, 2012 at 9:20 am |

      “Female?!”

      • Chance Michaels | March 16, 2012 at 9:42 am |

        I got sucked into that on cable a couple nights ago, ended up staying up way past my bedtime.

    • Jeremiah | March 16, 2012 at 11:52 am |

      That movie is awesome. It was Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy at their comedic best. Really, everyone in that movie played perfectly.

      • JTH | March 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm |

        Even Jim Belushi is bearable in that flick.

      • jdreyfuss | March 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

        As small as it is, it’s Al Franken’s best role, too. He just captures that drunken cargo porter so well.

      • Chance Michaels | March 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm |

        They’re good all around.

        Dan Aykroyd’s blackface routine hasn’t aged especially well, but that’s the rare sour note in an otherwise pitch-perfect film.

    • Chris Holder | March 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm |

      I thought it was the Grape Ape, personally.

  • Ricko | March 16, 2012 at 8:59 am |

    And, of course, “Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp”…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    • Dumb Guy | March 16, 2012 at 9:18 am |

      “I’m Ed Simeon. It’ll be a really big shoo-ooo-ooo-!!”

  • Rob S | March 16, 2012 at 9:01 am |

    How’s this for gorilla hijinks?

    A group of samurai armor-wearing gorillas under the command of… a mad geneticist who turned herself into a human-gorilla hybrid all because she’s in love with a villain on whom she grafted monkey hands and feet!

    Then again, this is coming from a cartoon series where a teenage girl is able to cross the globe to fight bad guys and usually make it back home in time for school, or dinner…

  • StLMarty | March 16, 2012 at 9:03 am |

    Dr. Zeaus taking a steam is pretty funny.
    http://images.wikia....

    • StLMarty | March 16, 2012 at 9:04 am |

      It looks like the good Doctor waxes for the beach.
      http://www.dangerous...

      • Dumb Guy on iPad | March 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm |

        Come on and rock me Dr. Zaius.

    • Wheels | March 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm |

      Ha, an ape in a sauna.

  • Hank-SJ | March 16, 2012 at 9:04 am |

    The one thing that would have made today’s Catch of the Day better: Batman running from a rampaging gorilla.

  • Memal | March 16, 2012 at 9:07 am |

    The other thing about that helmet with the tartan like stripe is their logo is a rip off of Duquesne University’s logo.

    http://www.collegefi...

    • HHH | March 16, 2012 at 9:35 am |

      Yes, they look similar but there’s still subtle differences between the two.

      Which leads me to asking an important question: who adopted the olde English “D” first, Duquesne or the Detroit Tigers??? And is the olde English font in the public domain?

      • jdreyfuss | March 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm |

        There’s so many different Gothic fonts that there are ones in the public domain. The Tigers’ specific D is a trademark though. It’s safe to assume that Duquesne’s is too, whether or not they registered it.

  • JamesP. | March 16, 2012 at 9:08 am |

    Happy Stirrup Friday! http://i313.photobuc...

    • Ricko | March 16, 2012 at 9:15 am |

      Julian Javier lives!

      • JamesP. | March 16, 2012 at 10:15 am |

        Ha! Awesome reference, Ricko!

        They are the only stirrups that go with my 1950/1 New Iberia Pelicans jersey. Doesn’t hurt that the NI Pelicans were a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals…

    • traxel | March 16, 2012 at 9:55 am |

      Aw man, I need to get back in the habit.

  • Gary | March 16, 2012 at 9:21 am |

    Notice this DC Comics issue carries the approval of the Comics Code Authority – a hilarious side story on its own.

    I’m old enough to have bought the original copy of this comic. But no one ever told me how well the Comics Code Authority was protecting me from bad influences.

  • HHH | March 16, 2012 at 9:25 am |

    It’s about time a football team adopted slide-on knee pads. I actually thought football players should wear this style of knee pad in the mid 90’s when I was playing high school football. Our practice field was mostly dirt with some small stones here and there, so traditional football knee pads wouldn’t protect your knees from scrapes since those only protect the top of the knee. (And when our coach told us to “take a knee”, it wasn’t very comfortable, and I remember having to switch knees during long speeches. Slide-on knee pads would’ve been helpful there too, LOL!)

    I wonder if the knee pads ASU is wearing are a new design made specifically for football? Or are they just volleyball knee pads? Football players need to do more running than volleyball players so I’d think you’d want a design that gives you more freedom/ease of movement.

    • nobody | March 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm |

      Those are definitely volleyball kneepads. My brother used mine during spring practices in high school.

  • Adam R. W. | March 16, 2012 at 9:42 am |

    I see BYU has both the NCAA tourney patch AND the NCAA uniform approval patch… Last year didn’t teams place the tourney patch OVER the approval one? And why are only some teams wearing the approval patch, while others without it are allowed to bear the manufacturer’s logo?

  • Bob A | March 16, 2012 at 9:45 am |

    Is that William Holden on the right grabbing the redhead?

    • StLMarty | March 16, 2012 at 10:34 am |

      Are you referring to the guy who has an arm band on a shirtless body?

    • Jeremiah | March 16, 2012 at 11:54 am |

      I was thinking Robert Mitchum.

  • james s | March 16, 2012 at 9:48 am |

    Even eight years ago the comments on CCSLC were just plain ridiculous.

    http://boards.sports...

    What a strange and alien group they have collected through the years.

    • Jeremiah | March 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm |

      I don’t like the jerseys (not into the airport code as a work mark). I do like the light/powder/sky/Carolina blue helmet with the matte finish. I think that’s a look an NFL team (Panthers, Titans, Chargers?) should try.

  • pete t k | March 16, 2012 at 9:52 am |

    Live in Seattle and have nothing to do tonight? Scott M.X. Turner’s band, RebelMart, is playing at Shadowland.

    That is the guy who really brought the love to the first UniWatch meeting back in Brooklyn right?

  • Carolingian Steamroller | March 16, 2012 at 10:05 am |

    The Nazi/Gorilla combination instantly called to mind the mechanically enhanced apes created by Nazi scientist Professor Von Klempt in the Hellboy comics.

    http://hellboy.wikia...

    • Carolingian Steamroller | March 16, 2012 at 10:11 am |

      Here’s a great cover shot. Looks familiar doesn’t it?

      http://images.wikia....

  • Brinke | March 16, 2012 at 10:14 am |

    LOVED the movie “Mr. Baseball.”

    • Jim Vilk | March 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm |

      I don’t remember much of it, but I remember enough to know I want to see it again.

  • Mat | March 16, 2012 at 10:28 am |

    Did anyone catch this infographics page yet?

    http://www.guardian....

  • Mittie Nichol | March 16, 2012 at 10:43 am |

    Sounds like a great turnout and good times. I have shifted an engine install from next Tuesday evening to this Saturday so that I will have a clear schedule to make it down there.

  • KT | March 16, 2012 at 10:54 am |

    In the tradition of “What would we possibly have to announce if we didn’t announce new uniforms?” please to enjoy the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers:

    http://www.strikers....

    • Shane | March 16, 2012 at 11:18 am |

      High level soccer teams slapping their name across the front of their jerseys just seems kinda youth league to me. Cmon, just use the crest.

      • The Jeff | March 16, 2012 at 11:35 am |

        Better to have your own team name on the front than a lame corporate sponsor logo. I say Go Strikers!

        • KT | March 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm |

          Trust me, if the Strikers had someone willing to give them money, there’d be a sponsor there.

      • DJ | March 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm |

        Except the old Ft. Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL always had “STRIKERS” across the chest of their red (or orange) and gold hooped shirts. Sort of a package deal.

        I do agree if they had a sponsor with enough $, that would change, and fast.

  • Jet | March 16, 2012 at 11:03 am |

    It’s OK Paul, you’re allowed to go ape-sh** every now and then…

    -Jet

  • JC | March 16, 2012 at 11:19 am |

    Did anyone notice on the Panthers 3rd jersey finale promo that they Islanders logo is incorrect (It’s supposed to be four lines on the stick)? Well, it’s the islanders so I wouldn’t be surprised if no one notices…

  • JTH | March 16, 2012 at 11:20 am |

    You’re probably wondering what any of this has to do with uniforms, and the answer is nothing. It’s just what I felt like writing about today, because it’s not every day you see a gun-toting, literature-minded gorilla. Thanks for indulging me.

    You want some uni-relevance? Well, here you go.

    And that really illustrates your point, because every one of those images is High-Larry-Us, particularly this one.

  • hugh.c.mcbride | March 16, 2012 at 11:34 am |

    I knew that if I stayed on the Internet long enough, I would eventually encounter the words “Scantily clad women being tortured by Nazis and a gorilla” — I just didn’t expect that it would happen on Uni Watch.

    Those words, this post, & Paul’s continued willingness to show us the world from his perspective are all among the many reasons that Uni Watch will always be a must-visit site for me. Thanks for today’s entry, Paul, & for all the great stuff that you & Phil post here every day!

    • Paul Lukas | March 16, 2012 at 11:39 am |

      Thanks, Hugh — much appreciated.

      • Paul Lukas | March 16, 2012 at 11:56 am |

        Incidentally, the Nazi/torture/gorilla cover is part of a much larger trope that emerged in the early 1960s: pulp magazine covers depicting women being tortured by Nazis and animals:
        http://lh5.ggpht.com...
        http://tommcmahon.ty...
        http://pulpcovers.fi...

        There’s also one, which I can’t find on the web at the moment, that shows the women tied up while the evil Nazi releases a cougar — which has a swastika shaved into its forehead.

        Utterly bizarre trend, which cut across many different magazines at the time (although I believe most of those mags were published by the same company and probably employed the same stable of artists).

        • George Chilvers | March 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm |

          You have a worryingly expert knowledge of this trope, Paul ;)

        • jdreyfuss | March 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm |

          Why are there baboon-toting Nazis in south Florida? It just brings so many questions to mind:
          1. Why Florida? Because the weather is nice?
          2. Why baboons? Wouldn’t it be easier to just trap local wildlife and menace the scantily clad women with a panther or an alligator?
          3. Why did they use bamboo when it doesn’t even grow in Florida? That means some Nazi had to walk into a plant store and buy two really big bamboo plants; you’re just asking for exposure when you do that.
          4. Wouldn’t the Afrika Corps uniforms be a lot more comfortable than those full dress black wool ones?

        • Paul Lukas | March 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm |

          Florida? The cover tease says, “Hitler’s Baboon Tortures in Mabuti” — wouldn’t that be the Philippines?

        • JTH | March 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm |

          The reference to “Teen Terrors of the Tamiami Trail” on the cover threw him off. At first, I thought that tied in with the cover story as well.

          But still, why baboons in the Philippines (if that is where/what Mabuti is)? but at least it explains the bamboo.

  • Simply Moono | March 16, 2012 at 11:36 am |

    Those new McDonald’s glowing zebra uniforms really rustled my jimmies today.

    • The Jeff | March 16, 2012 at 11:49 am |

      Are you sure that’s Glowing Zebra(tm)? I think it might be Neon Tiger(tm).

  • TheBeezer | March 16, 2012 at 11:38 am |

    Some thoughts that popped into my head regarding that cover…

    I always like to take a literal view of the ludicrus (which makes these type of images even funnier), so…why the gun? It’s pretty obvious the gorilla could beat the crap out of anybody he wants to with his bare hands, so why does he feel he needs a gun to achieve his goals?

    And, doesn’t pulling a gun to get some books from the library seem a bit excessive? He was able to get Treasure Island (I’m guessing non-violently), so maybe simply communicating to the librarian that he would like the other 2 would have accomplished this without causing a scene (he apparently can speak, so why not just ask nicely?). Last I checked, withdrawing books from a library was perfectly legal.

    Other thoughts….where did he get the gun? How’d he get into the library (carrying a gun…no pockets) with seemingly minimal commotion?

    Please let us know the full story, Paul.

    • George Chilvers | March 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm |

      It’s blatantly obvious that he already has books out that are overdue (probably A Tale of Two Cities and Gone with the Wind) which he has not returned and has been hit with a large fine. This has distressed him slightly.

    • jdreyfuss | March 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm |

      If a gorilla walked into your library with a gun would you stop him? I didn’t think so. As far as the lack of card, as you pointed out he has no pockets. He needs one hand for the books and the other for the gun, so he had no way to carry his library card.

    • George Chilvers | March 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm |

      Or maybe all the Tarzan books were already out on loan

  • Andrew E | March 16, 2012 at 11:49 am |

    Is the Adidas model you ticker-linked to (http://farm8.static....) former Oregon State basketball player Josh Tarver? http://www.phlumf.co...

    Sure looks like it. Interesting.

  • Mark in Shiga | March 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm |

    From eBay:

    http://www.ebay.com/...

    Poor Valerio de los Santos and his 11-letter-plus-2-space name will look a lot better once the Mets get that black shadow out of the already big-and-clunky NOB.

    (And when they lower his number from 60 to something more normal…)

  • StLMarty | March 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

    I almost forgot Hawkeye and Trapper.
    http://namtab.com/ma...

    • DJ | March 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm |

      “We’ll do it — me and the mizzus.”

  • BrianC | March 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm |

    You know you’re a hardcore Nazi when you wear your armband without a shirt.

  • shaftman | March 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm |

    ESPN Top 10 – Uniform Mishaps

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Dante | March 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm |

    Magilla Gorilla. That is all.

  • scottj | March 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm |

    Must say, a little disappointed. Nary a mention of Kate Middleton’s activities yesterday from an athletic OR aesthetic standpoint???

    Video clip (check out the guy showing his mad stick skills off at 0:43) at:
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Nice slideshow at:
    http://wwos.ninemsn....

  • scottj | March 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm |

    Must say, a little disappointed. Nary a mention of Kate Middleton’s activities yesterday from an athletic OR aesthetic standpoint???

    Video clip (check out the guy showing his mad stick skills off at 0:43) at:
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Nice slideshow at:
    http://wwos.ninemsn....

    • scottj | March 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm |

      Grrrrrr…..

  • Ricardo Leonor | March 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm |

    So now that Andy is back,I would assume that no one had been assigned his number 46….

  • odessasteps magazine | March 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm |

    Legendary DC comcis Julius Schwartz believed that gorillas (along with a number of other things) on the cover of comics, especially talking gorillas, meant better sales.

    Sadly, for Paul, one of the other things Julie believed helped sales was using the color purple on the cover.

  • Shane | March 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm |

    Did anyone just hear the uni conversation during the Mets game?

    Ughhhh.

    • Chance Michaels | March 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm |

      Can you give the cubicle jockeys a summary?

  • Steve D | March 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm |

    My favorite was Mogo…the Bat-Ape.

    http://www.adampknav...

  • F19 | March 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm |

    The Fort Lauderdale Strikers(4.0) of the NASL(2.0) unveiled their 2012 shirts yesterday, classy stuff: http://www.flight-19...

  • interlockingtc | March 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm |

    I must say, the Panthers alternate uniform that is being eliminated is actually better looking than their regular one.

    Yes, it’s not in team colors (which renders them ridiculous, I know) but the design is much more pleasing to my eye. The stripes and patterns more closely resemble a traditional look. There’s no getting around how poorly drawn the panther head is, but just the head is better than the poorly drawn full bodied, stick chompin’ beast.

    They oughta just switch to the alternate jersey full-time but replace the two blues with… what?…red and blue?…do they use yellow, too?….I dunno… Well, anyway, choose TWO colors and go.

    • Mike Engle | March 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm |

      Is it an OK hockey jersey, in a vacuum? Sure.
      Is it a good NHL jersey? Debatable. Timing is everything (not just for stand-up routines, but in life, period). It is irrefutable that it *was*, when it came out, an “oh great, another god damn double-blue jersey with a circular logo” jersey.
      Was it a good Panthers jersey? F to the U to the C-K no.

      • interlockingtc | March 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm |

        Yeah, I get that, Mike. The two blue thing is stupid (two blues for two blues sake).

        I’m just saying that the alternate’s overall design is more appealing than the regular uniform….Just my opinion.

        http://www.nhlunifor...

  • Jim Vilk | March 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm |

    Long Beach State has some pretty cool hoops uniforms.
    Yes they do. Even though they switched from brown to black, they’re still cool. Too bad they’re done.

    As far as I know, there are only two brown teams in D-1 hoops, and they were both in they tourney. When St. Bonaventure lost narrowly to FSU, I figured there would be no more brown after today. BUT, Lehigh from the mighty Patriot League (well, I like the league, anyway), upset Duke! That makes up for the fact that my bracket’s national champ (Mizzou) was the other 2-seed upset by a 15-seed.

    • DJ | March 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm |

      Two? You forget Western Michigan. Then again, they wear black on occasion.

      • Jim Vilk | March 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm |

        Yeah, for some reason I thought they switched to black all the way.

  • Patrick_in_MI | March 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm |

    Absolutely loved today’s lede. Also loved the pulpy men’s magazine cover with the Nazis and gorilla, totally hilarious! I’ve always had an affinity for those 40s-50s “manly men” adventure mags, especially the scantily clad babes that invariably showed up on the covers.

  • Wheels | March 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm |

    A serious discussion, about apes:
    http://youtu.be/dXa4...

  • hauswald | March 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm |

    in regards to the knee pads at asu football practice.
    i know some guys that would do that during 7 on 7 drills because when you aren’t in full pads (ie not tackling to the ground) you tend to fall on your knees alot more when you do fall and those are a great way to keep something over your knee so you don’t drag it on the ground creating a beautiful strawberry.

  • Flash | March 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm |

    I was at the Duquesne-Pittsburgh Riverhounds game tonight. Duquesne goes SNOB.

  • Joseph Gerard | March 16, 2012 at 11:46 pm |

    Not uni-related, but let’s just say that naming rights are spreading outside of the sports world.

    http://www.vindy.com...

  • Kyle Allebach | March 17, 2012 at 1:48 am |

    Philly Soul’s unis being ugly? Surely you jest. Well, I mean, you could ditch the blue helmet. The black pants work well with the blue jersey (for Arena Football) and the all-white look with the black helmet would look best.

    Also, I was in NY today. Saw the NY Philharmonic, 9/11 Memorial, and How to Succeed at Business.

  • Taggart | March 17, 2012 at 10:46 am |

    Paul,

    Don’t know if someone else posted this, but it’s an article on Wikipedia. I think your cover is shown as well:

    http://en.m.wikipedi...