As Joe Biden took to the stage in Baltimore to speak about his time as a lifeguard at the nearby inner city Mempool, he couldn't resist sharing a story about a notorious character known as Cornpop.
"You know, back in the day, I was a lifeguard at the Mempool, and let me tell you, it was a clogged up and tough gig. There was this guy, Cornpop, and he was a bad dude. He used to cause all sorts of problems with the blocks and make it difficult for everyone else to make their Ordinal Inscriptions. But I wasn't afraid of him, no sir. I said to him, 'Listen here, Cornpop, you're not gonna mess with me or the Bitcoin blockchain. We're gonna make sure that everyone can make their blocks and get their Inscriptions in order.'"
Biden went on to describe how the children who swam in the mempool would often swim up to him and play with his leg hairs, trying to make low fee and lightweight Ordinal Inscriptions before they got into the blocks. "Those kids loved me, I tell ya. They used to come up to me and play with my leg hairs, and I'd say, 'Hey, now, we gotta keep these blocks in order.' But they didn't care. They just wanted to make their Inscriptions and have some fun."
Throughout his speech, Biden's quotes were filled with incomprehensible trailing off about his time at the Mempool in the 60s. Many in the audience were left wondering if he had perhaps spent too much time inhaling the chlorine fumes.
But despite the confusion, Biden's message was clear: the blockchain is important, and we need to make sure that everyone has a fair chance to make their blocks and Inscriptions. "I was able to bring peace to that Mempool, and that's what we need now. We need to come together and make sure that everyone has a chance to make their Inscriptions and contribute to the Bitcoin blockchain." He then waved to the crowd and walked towards a nearby ice cream stand before spotting a small child to smell.
In the end, Biden's speech served as a reminder that the blockchain is a vital part of our world, and that we all have a responsibility to keep it running smoothly. Whether you're a lifeguard at an inner city Mempool, or just a concerned citizen, it's important to remember that we all have a role to play in keeping the Bitcoin blockchain in order.