We Got Some Ink II: The Quickening

by Mike
Thu, July 8, 2010 -- 18:40 UTC

This post is going to be about our game, but stay with me while I take you on a little bit of a side-quest.

Some of you may not know this, but last Wednesday was Hoagie Day here in Philly. Wawa* puts it on every decade or so, apparently. The formula for this event is sort of breathtaking in its simplicity:

STEP 1:
Make the longest Italian hoagie in the history of the world (1.25 miles this year)

STEP 2:
Give it to the people of Philadelphia

STEP 3:
Watch Rocky

The stage is set.

The stage is set. Rocky looks on approvingly.

So we queued up after work with the rest of the hungry masses, waited for 30 minutes or so, and each got to enjoy several mouthfuls of sandwich history. Because Wawa is always a class act, they sweetened the pot by giving away enormous quantities of Tastykakes, potato chips, ice cream bars, fruit juices, waters, and iced tea. By the end of the event, Wawa employees were simply roaming around the fields where people were sitting, throwing ice cream bars in random directions.

Then we watched Rocky, using the steps of the Art Museum as stadium seating. Those of you who have seen Rocky will surely appreciate the cultural heft of the tableau I’m describing. Those of you who haven’t: shame on you.

I mention all this because I want to be clear about what we thought the highlight of last week was going to be:

Six inches of Hoagie history.

Six inches of Hoagie history.

Right? Then we made our birthday post announcing Jamestown, and this happened:

Apparently, the internet thinks Jamestown deserves a wider audience than the few (but courageous!) stalwart fans who read this blog.

We are thrilled and humbled that so many folks are excited about our little project! Reading the links above has infused our workdays with a fresh jolt of optimism and determination, and we are banging out code and pixels at full speed. So to the friends, bloggers, readers, commenters, tweeters, and re-tweeters who were part of getting the word out about Jamestown this weekend: thank you!

But don’t take it too hard, HoagieFest. There’s simply no hoagie, no matter how record-breaking and delicious, that could have made us feel this positive about our future. Maybe next year.

* Wawa is an excellent regional convenience store chain that answers the question “what if 7-11 didn’t wallow in being a trashy downscale hell-mart?” That answer turns out to be market-dominant.

3 Comments
Will says...
Fri, July 9, 2010 -- 6:04 UTC

Fuck Yeah! Keep it going guys!

Darius K. says...
Fri, July 9, 2010 -- 21:18 UTC

You guys are great but eating free hoagies and Tastycakes under Rocky’s shadow at the Art Museum wins :P

Now I could really go for a cheesesteak and a soft pretzel… maybe some water ice…

Sat, March 19, 2011 -- 6:00 UTC

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