Before the game, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker — going out of his way to point out that he is a non-Catholic, and therefore not necessarily qualified to say so — speculated that Wieters is spending this month in purgatory. Purgatory, in Baker’s baseball-driven mind, is that place where a hitter is “behind the fastball and ahead of the curveball.” In other words, no man’s land.
US intellectual property regulators are rejecting General Mills’ bid to trademark the yellow background color on boxes of Cheerios cereal.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday set aside the cereal maker’s two-year quest to trademark “the color yellow appearing as the predominant uniform background color” on boxes of “oat-based breakfast cereal.” A contrary ruling could have given the Cheerios maker an exclusive right to yellow boxes of oat cereal.
It’s a lottery commercial, but it’s a great capture of our city. Via my dad, who noticed the ad’s bookstore, which turns out to be Capitol Hill Books, best bookstore friend of Lori’s Riverby Books. Lots of Capitol Hill and H Street here.
Of all the things my NPR friends have produced during my time there (seven years and counting), this video is one of my favorite things. Play it in full-screen HD if you can, using the buttons in the bottom-right of the player.