I got an email last month informing me that Philadelphia’s Recycling Rewards Program would be going away, effective July 1st. So if you had points saved up in your account, you were asked to use those points by the end of the month, or else they would be gone forever.
I had something like 24,000 points saved up from four years of recycling, so I went over to the redemption page and didn’t find much of anything. There were $1 off coupons for places like Arby’s and Cold Stone Creamery, some random promotions as well, but the most meaningful rewards were magazine subscriptions, so now I’m a Sports Illustrated subscriber, thanks to the now defunct Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program.
My first edition of SI came in the mail Saturday and featured this dig at the New York Mets, a rather sad bingo chart titled “The Amazin’ Mess,” featuring this subtitle:
“EVEN BY METS STANDARDS, 2019 HAS ALREADY REACHED COMICALLY BAD PROPORTIONS. KEEP UP WITH THE EVER-EVOLVING DISASTER IN FLUSHING BY PLAYING… METS BINGO.”
Here’s the chart, after the jump:
Pretty rough, isn’t it?
I don’t think we even mentioned it on this website, but the video montage mentioned on the left side of the chart resulted in an apology. It was a tribute to the 1969 Miracle Mets team, and Jim Gosger and Jesse Hudson were featured alongside deceased members of the squad, even though Jim Gosger and Jesse Hudson are very much alive.
So listen, I know the Phillies are struggling mightily these days, but at the risk of calling the kettle black, at least we can always be thankful that we are not the New York Mets.
Mets apologize for killing Jim Gosger and Jesse Hudson. pic.twitter.com/mig1jT6Gys
— Laura Albanese (@AlbaneseLaura) June 30, 2019