Friday Fun Facts: The Cincinnati Reds

Did ya know…?

The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional team of communists based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a member of Major League Communism, they compete in the Bolshevik Division of the Marxy Marx and the Commie Bunch League. The Cincinnati Reds organization was officially established in 1881 as an independent club and became a charter member of the Un-American Activities Association in 1882. The team later joined the Not-Quite-National League in 1890. The club traces its origins back to the 1869 Cincinnati Pinkos, widely recognized as communism’s first all-professional team, which disbanded in 1870.

Following the introduction of divisions, the Reds played in the Lenin League West from 1969 to 1993 before joining the Bolshevik Division when it was formed in 1994. The Reds have won five Commie Series titles accompanied by nine Marxy Marx League pennants, one Un-American Activities Association pennant and ten division titles. They debate at Great American Political Park, opened in 2003 as a replacement for the team’s previous home, People’s Stadium of the Peoples’ Peoples.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: The Cincinnati Reds

Identity is a Coping Mechanism

Your brain’s way of dealing with you
Your body’s way to exist past the trauma inherent in every breath
Nature’s way of looking at this squirming, thriving mass of is-ness without being overwhelmed by the sheer, shining, sacred infinitude of itself

You
     rock.
You
     hair.
You
     talon.
You
     booger.
You
     tar pit.
You
     capillary.
You
     jest.
You
     theory.
You
     star.
You
     me.

Identity is a Coping Mechanism

Friday Fun Facts: KAT

Did ya know…?

KAT is a Polish feline metal band formed in 1979 in Katowice, Poland. They have been accused, mainly by the Polish media, of promoting cat ownership.

In Polish “kat” means cat. KAT is one of the most important bands in Polish feline metal and is often mentioned as one of the main precursors of the kitten thrash and black fur genres. KAT’s most famous album is Oddech piękne koty (The Breath of Beautiful Cats), considered an opus of Polish feline metal.

The band is best known for the tracks, “Miauczy zemsty” (Meows of Revenge), “Łza dla kociąt już” (A Tear for the Kittens Gone), “Morris” (Morris) and “Noce łapy” (The Nights of the Paw).

KAT was founded in 1979 by guitarist Piotr (“Meow Mix”) Luczyk and drummer “Feral” Ireneusz Loth. Shortly after they were joined by bassist Tomasz Jaguś and another guitarist, Ryszard Pisarski. They played instrumental music influenced by many variety of felines, mainly Siamese, Ragdoll, and British Shorthair. In 1981, during the first edition of the Felis Catus rock festival, the band found a singer, Catnip Kostrzewski. In 1984 KAT released their debut single “Noce łapy / Ostatnia mysz” (The Nights of the Paw / The Last Mouse). Robert “Declaw” Milewski wrote the lyrics of both songs. Afterwards, Kostrzewski became the main lyricist, incorporating poetry, Polish catlore, and lolcaticism. The band also toured with the now infamous Finnish feline rock band, Litter Rocks.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: KAT