Chooch Appreciation . . . In Six Words

No man-made object cools off Chooch. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Chooch. We love the man.

We love his ice cream. We love his vice-presidential campaign. We love his commanding us to obey.

We love his World Series Game 3 winning swinging bunts. We love his being thrown out of the game for daring to talk to an umpire. We love his catching Roy Halladay's perfect game and no-hitter.

What's not to love?

On a Thursday where we have to wait an extra hour for Phillies baseball (damn you central time), let's get your creative juices flowing. Inspired by the hit craze from a few years back (described below), contribute your six word appreciation of Chooch below. The entry with the most recs wins TGP bloglord status for 5 seconds on January 12, 2018. For realz.

Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time.

One Life. Six Words. What's Yours?

When Hemingway famously wrote, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn," he proved that an entire story can be told using a half dozen words. When the online storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way too. The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking, and moving.

From small sagas of bittersweet romance ("Found true love, married someone else") to proud achievements and stinging regrets ("After Harvard, had baby with crackhead"), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-sized pieces. From authors Jonathan Lethem and Richard Ford to comedians Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris, to ordinary folks around the world, everyone has a six-word story to tell.

All hail Chooch!

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