Dave Cameron Blink Watch: Developments Are Afoot

Because life is meaningless, morality is fiercely relative, and even the work of humanity’s most beautiful minds exerts its influence only for a few thousand years, the present author prefers to concern himself with mere trifles — nugae, a Roman person would likely say, were he not long dead and his language nearly as dead, too.

One such trifle with which the author has concerned himself — and has invited others to concern their own dumb selves with, too — is the matter of FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron’s blinking habits on (probably) award-winning television program Clubhouse Confidential, hosted by the vigorously coiffed Brian Kenny.

What one, upon inspection, has found is that Dave Cameron is wont to blink. What one finds in the very recent clip above, made possible by MLB.com and Maximum Technologyâ„¢, is that Cameron blinks no fewer than three times, at the 0:54, 1:29, and 1:47 marks.

Here is the middle of those blinks, captured by even more technology:

Cameron Small

And here is the declension of nugae (courtesy Wiktionary), which only appears in the plural form (as if one even needed to mention it):

Nugae Table



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Chris K
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Chris K

The vocative? Query whether and when one would ever vocally address frivolities.

Del B. Vista
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Del B. Vista

I’m pretty sure authorities are auditing the Vegas sports book books to see if there were any irregularities in the blinking over/under lines. I anxiously await the joint Dave Cameron/Pete Rose autograph storefront at Cooperstown next year.

Stan "The Boy" Taylor
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Stan "The Boy" Taylor

The one at the end was so deliberate. One might call it “for good measure”. I’m pretty sure that was a gift to you, Carson. A planned blink.

Bradley Woodrum
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Yeah, I’m a little worried he was pressing on that one. He needs to let his blinks come to him, and not him come to the blinks. And that only happens with muscle memory.

Maybe this offseason he’ll get together with a trainer and work on some blinking exercises. He’s got the ability; he’s just got to put in the time now.

Del B. Vista
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Del B. Vista

He needs to get int he best shape of his life for spring training.

awalnoha
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awalnoha

I think in order to gage his blinking we need to look at his BAR (Blinks above replacement). If another analyist was there instead, that was only network average, how many blinks did Dave provide over that.

Of course this BAR will already include his CIB, which is his Camera Independant Blinking, which reduces his blinking to only that when on camera.

Steve
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Steve

The first one seemed to be a half blink at best, and I missed the last one. I won’t pretend I care enough to rewatch it.

Canuck
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Canuck

Some respect for Latin. It’s no more dead than Babe Ruth’s numbers, which are eternal.

Civis Romae
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Civis Romae

Nugae should also exist as the singular genitive and dative.

Jaack
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Jaack

Nugae to the Romans were like pants to Americans. Always plural and never necessary.

Chris K
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Chris K

Nudus Americanus sum.

Bryz
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But was there frog mouth???

AC of DC
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AC of DC

Well I’ll be. All that Empiring and they made candy bars, too?

olerudshelmet
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olerudshelmet

I blinked eight times while making a conscious effort not to blink so I could watch Cameron not blink.

What has become of my life?

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