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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mojo Despising

posted by on August 29 at 8:35 AM

I should have Slogged this three days ago, when I first said it out loud to the boyfriend. But for what it’s worth now:

All those “mojo rising” commercials on television, come ons about playoff tickets, mayoral declarations, this lola-blue-ooza garbage, and “fans” that haven’t been to an Ms game all year turning up at the stadium and buying tickets from scalpers—it’s bad fucking luck, people.

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I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 29, 2007 8:47 AM

Yeah, let THAT be the reason.

Posted by monkey | August 29, 2007 8:54 AM

Weaver's back! Unfortunately...

Posted by DOUG. | August 29, 2007 8:54 AM

Superstition. The implication that the universe is run by an omnipotent agent who metes out punishment and rewards.

These are the hallmarks of the religious mind.

Posted by Sean | August 29, 2007 9:00 AM

That's okay, son! You can do it - ON THE BOAT!

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 29, 2007 9:04 AM

Hmmm. I do not support the Mariners. They do not support my community so why should I support them?

Posted by Just Me | August 29, 2007 9:09 AM

@5 - Gee!

Posted by Dylan! | August 29, 2007 9:12 AM



Posted by Mr. Poe | August 29, 2007 9:21 AM


Is that a definition or a point of view?
Can I come up with one too?

Posted by Garrett | August 29, 2007 9:21 AM

I'm with #1. What?

Posted by sniggles | August 29, 2007 9:24 AM

to Mr Poe

Honey, isn't our son swell?
Darling, isn't LIFE swell?

Posted by amy | August 29, 2007 9:25 AM

I apparently don't watch enough tv or baseball to get this post.

Posted by kyleen | August 29, 2007 9:27 AM

I must say, I do so love how superstitious sports fans and athletes are. It tempts me to put my two black kitties on leashes and walk them back and forth under ladders in front of Safeco Field.

Posted by Gitai | August 29, 2007 9:27 AM

I hear ya, Dan. Though it's nice to see the extra hub bub. Mariner's Monday didn't mean shit besides a flat shutout, and Tuesday's Mojo wasn't much more than a boner that quickly chubbed.

My thing though: Sure, come down and check out an important series during the beginning of the stretch - it's fun, yell "Throw it back!" (and fucking throw it back, ya shit-for-fuck), but for chrissakes, they're called RUNS not POINTS.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | August 29, 2007 9:27 AM

Dan, you obviously follow baseball and local TV much more than we do.

Posted by Greg | August 29, 2007 9:28 AM

Talking about bad luck is bad luck.

Posted by Mahtli69 | August 29, 2007 9:28 AM

Superstition is part of baseball. The folks in my section often ban articles of clothing...and sometimes people...that bring bad luck to the team. I have several hats that are no longer allowed.
Dan, did you get the bill for playoff tickets? Playoff tickets for our four seats would be 1500 more than our four seats cost for half season tickets ( we have the weekend package). And they included a one game "tie breaker" they have in the past but that's a lot of money for a game that is not likely to be played (the mariners have had one tie breaker game in their history). Do the math. It's a million bucks in ticket sales for a ghost game.

Posted by jamesb | August 29, 2007 9:30 AM

@11 - Could you describe the ruckus, sir?

Posted by Mahtli69 | August 29, 2007 9:30 AM


Check your quotes.


I was just in my office and I heard a ruckus!


Don't mess with the bull young man, you'll get the horns!

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 29, 2007 9:38 AM

I have to grab a conf call.

No more TBC quotes for me.


P.S. I understand this post now, Dan. But it's missing some serious random TBC quotes. For shame!

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 29, 2007 9:41 AM

the second base umpire rubbed my foot in the stalls near section 186 before the game.

Posted by just sayin' | August 29, 2007 10:09 AM

@21 That was no umpire. That was a Senator in baseball drag. Umpires would not be caught dead in the bleachers

Posted by jamesb | August 29, 2007 10:24 AM

Mr. Poe sneaks in a Breakfast Club reference. Good job.


Posted by monkey | August 29, 2007 10:25 AM

I'm annoyed at the fact that I've been going to games this whole season and where I've been parking is now full by people who have just decided to support the team.
Don't get me wrong I'm happy we're rallying behind the boys, but damn, where were you at the beginning of the season?

Posted by Parker | August 29, 2007 11:08 AM

Uh... Is this the one with the puck, or the one with the goal posts? Are there cheerleaders? I forget.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | August 29, 2007 11:16 AM

the funny thing is "mojo rising", sodo mojo, etc are all allusions to an erection. stupid sports marketing agencies! jim morrison made the phrase popular in the doors song "l.a. woman".

Posted by mongo like slog | August 29, 2007 11:23 AM

Garret @9
Neither. It just is.

Yeah, what you said, only back to you.

Posted by Sean | August 29, 2007 11:26 AM

How nice for you. How nice for her. How nice for everybody!

Posted by Best Quote of All Time | August 29, 2007 11:28 AM


What the hell is that from?

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 29, 2007 11:45 AM

Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!

Posted by Not The Breakfast Club | August 29, 2007 1:00 PM

Is that you, Bette Davis?! I thought your tits got the best of you!

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 29, 2007 1:08 PM

I agree, Dan. All the rah rah shit had bad vibes written all over it the second it started, and go figure the team started shitting the bed right afterward.

Posted by Gomez | August 29, 2007 10:47 PM

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