Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jeopardy Answer: University of South Carolina's Mascot

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • The potential comedy explosion that happened around 2PM today? I'm saving it for lower down.
    • I just don't get how NBA teams are run. I can't imagine an NFL team trading the fifth overall pick for a player who has some potential, but will never be a star, and a player who has reached his potential and may even be past his peak. And everyone says it's a good trade? Orlando shooting so well from three does not mean you can get to the Finals with a team that only has guards. Plus, I've heard multiple Wizards fans honestly justify the deal by saying that the team always screws up their draft picks anyway. I don't get it.
    • The third episode of Lost, "Walkabout", turns out to be a pretty key episode in the grand scheme of the show. It's the one where we found out that Locke was in the wheelchair and he was somehow miraculously cured. That's obviously a big point, but even bigger is that this is the episode in which Jacob's adversary begins to screw with the castaways. Locke, in the woods alone to hunt a boar, is confronted by the monster (that we still haven't seen) and lives to tell the tale. The guess is that it's where the adversary figured out that Locke could be used because of his personality and his emotional issues. They actually make a point during the flashbacks of showing how volatile Locke was and how eager he was to prove himself. Monster sees that, eventually convinces Locke he's the chosen one (either through his survival or the smoke lodge later), convinces him he needs to die to bring back the Oceanic Six, uses his death to convince Ben to kill Jacob. Also, it's the first time that Jack sees his father on the island, sneakers and all, though we don't yet know that's who he is.
    • Ashton Kucher proclaimed tonight on Twitter that, in many ways, Bill Cosby paved the way for Barack Obama. What do you say to that?
    • Can please stop hyping their awards that they're doing with Nickolodeon? I'm starting to feel like a pedophile every time I go to their site.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • “I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally (to resign). I come from the business side. If you had a chairman or president in the business world facing these allegations, he’d be gone.” That's one Mark Sanford talking about one William Jefferson Clinton ten years ago.
  • Jokes and Jokes and Jokes and Jokes (Mark Sanford Edition):
    • Mark Sanford is the biggest dummy named Sanford since LaMont.
    • Who needs twenty-year-olds living in the Real World: DC house, when you could just as well have an entertaining show with Sanford, Sarah Palin, Larry Craig, John Ensign, and so on? "Sarah, can you believe that Mark brought a young intern back to the house again?!" "Oh, that Foley... We're going to need a house meeting!"
    • It turns out that the mistress' name was Maria. I was kind of hoping it would be Appalachia, as in, "He's hiking up the Appalachian trail."
    • Sanford disappeared like Dave Chappelle. "Sanford went to the motherland! Better get Charlie Murphy to run the state!" (I stole half of that joke from Roy.)
    • Did you hear about the Argentinian mistress that took a romantic stroll on the beach? She got two things -- Sanford and sun.
    • Okay, enough.

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