Lost Blogs: Day 5

I told you yesterday about the one time in my career that I did not win my race. But would you like to know the real kicker behind this story?

The little bastard who beat me was known affectionately as “Upset.” What the hell kind of nickname is that? But, this name existed well before this particular race. In all honesty, I have no idea what his real name is… everyone always called him “Upset.”

So, when he beat me, the race was “won by Upset.”

Anytime you hear “winner by upset,” “won in an upset,” or some other derivation, you can blame that little freak. No joke.

I win all but one race in my career, and he gets a catchphrase.

Do I have a catchphrase? Nuh-uh. All I’ve got is a wannabe jellyfish and a street in my hometown.

I don’t know if he won any other races before or after that one. But what does it matter? That one race was “won by Upset.”

Life just ain’t fair. My partner, Johnny, found that out the hard way. He was canned.

Heh heh. There I go laughing again. I gotta stop that… it hurts. And the doctors look at me like I’m nuts.

Maybe I am nuts… but I’m craving an apple.

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H.F. Peterman

Man...great writing and a great pick ...Man'O'War. It all makes sense. My partner, sports.

P.S. Thanks for all the work you did on this Kevin. What a great concept to get the word out about Pauly's Book. I really enjoyed reading everyones work.


Gah -- I was thinking Secretariat b/c I couldn't think of an older horse w/ that level of fame. What an excellent choice!


Ack! I never would have gotten this right. I wasn't even thinking about non-humans. Good one. This has been a really fun week - thanks for thinking it up and organizing it.


How creative! Those great ideas never stop coming, do they.


i would never ever have guessed ... but great pick, dude! The whole "different language" / "flat things called photographs" had me totally puzzled... didn't think of a non-human :-) well done :-)


Well done, you, for choosing a non-human. Way to think out of the box. But I think you're Seabiscuit, not Man'O'War -- wasn't Johnny the Biscuit's jockey?

Thanks for putting this together, Kevin -- it was a blast! I'm totally up for making it a more regular occurance. And it has me so excited for Pauly's book!

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