Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Living by the sword

So Steph writes letters.  I've told you that before, I think.  It's what she does.  Whether it's to commend or to complain, she's just a letter-writer.  I'm just saying the mayor might have a file on her.  She is also a Cavs season ticket holder.  The Cavs have a new sound effect when you're in the arena.  They play it after a free throw is made.  The sound is two swords being rubbed together.  And yes-I mean that literally.  It is not a euphemism, but I forgive you for automatically assuming that because I totally giggled as I typed it out. 
Anyway, I don't go to a lot of Cavs games even though I adore them.  I'm just more of a football kind of girl. So I haven't heard this noise, but apparently it is awful.  According to Steph and Meg it's really a piercing, grating-on-the-ears horror of a noise, like nails on a chalkboard.  They actually found themselves kind of hoping the Cavs would not make free throws. 

So after the game, Steph sent the Cavs an email.  I have not received permission to reprint the email.  Nor have I received permission to tell this story which is why after I hit 'Publish' I am leaving the country and assuming a new identity.  Anyway, she sent them an email explaining her love for the Cavs and the issues she had with the sound effect.  She even offered up some suggestions for different sounds that could replace the swords, such as the battle cry of a cavalier.  Obviously we all know what that sounds like.  I am always imitating the battle cry of a cavalier.  Question: The battle cry of a cavalier is screaming the lyrics to "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida while sitting in rush hour traffic, right?

Anyway, she sent this email, and the Cavs emailed her back that night!  They thanked her for her great feedback and explained that they would be playing with the volume and the richness of the sound.  Then they called her the next day and told her to let them know how the changes work.  If they don't, they want to know so they can come up with some new sound effects.  Okay first of all, hell yeah, Cavs organization.  Way to listen to the fans and take this stuff seriously.  You are awesome.  Second of all, Steph wrote an email to the Cavs, and they called her.

After telling us this story, Steph said, "I guess it's true-the pen is mightier than the sword."  Then I punched her in the face.  No actually I cried laughing because now that I am really old, I love cheesy jokes and people saying things that are a play on words. 

I guess I need to start writing letters.  I kind of thought posting it on the Internet on a site that as many as 6 people read would do it, but apparently not.  The Cavs have never written me.

I am too lazy to do a segue so...

What the eff is up with The Office lately?  Is it just me or is it stinking up the fake TV world that I pretend is real because I need professional help?  It's really been disappointing.  And I am really sad about it.  Am I the only one who thinks this?  Come on, Office!  Don't you remember Shun-Unshun?  The beet farm bed and breakfast?  Let's get back to the funny!



MrsSchil said...

Re: The Office

I am so glad I'm not the only one that thinks the last few episodes have been seriously lacking. Michael's almost totally unwatchable at this point. And what is up with Jim? He's been a little sour-puss lately. Ugh. In last week's episode, when Phyllis was telling Erin about the first time she and Bob Vance were naked together...I almost cried laughing at the look on Erin's face. So at least some people are really working on the funny.

Fizzgig said...

the cavalier battle cry is all for one and one for all!

i also think that belongs to the three stooges. So, use it wisely!!!

Idea #527 said...

I agree with the Office! And Community. I am majorly disappointed.

Also, not sure if you watch Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but that hasn't been good either. :(

At least you have an adorable nephew to get you through! :)

Amy said...

The Office: agreed!! I keep watching in hopes that they will redeem themselves, but it doesn't happen...week after week after week. And the Dwight-Angela thing is getting old. It's not going anywhere. Boo on you, The Office!

Anonymous said...

Dammit, Sarah. And the suggestion was "gleeful yell of a Cavalier" not battlecry. -Steph

thb said...

I agree on The Office. I didn't want to say it out loud, bc I feel bad or something. (like telling a friend she sucks at life) But it has seriously sucked this season. I keep watching hoping they will realize it & click back to the non-stop hilarious episodes.

From the looks of it, I will be waiting awhile.