(1) Technically, Wham-O owns the trademark to the word “frisbee” — but “Ultimate Disc” just doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, and thus hasn’t totally caught on over the years. I’m rooting for the term “flatball” to take over eventually, and leave both “ultimate” (presumptuous, no?) and “frisbee” (because, trademarked!) behind forever and ever amen.

(2) Everything ‘weird’ I believe, I can defend intellectually in deep ways. Pre-judge me as foolish or naive at your own risk; I bet I understand your point of view, and the assumptions you hold, better than you understand mine. So there.

(3) Friends have observed that I’m basically Erlich Bachman from the wonderful HBO series Silicon Valley, in all but appearance. And they’re not wrong.