During the South Park’s three-episode arc featuring Coon and Friends, they parodied LeBron James’ “What Should I Do” commercials, which generated a lot of blogosphere buzz. In the finale of trilogy, the South Park creators answered LeBron’s question:
“You should f**k off, that’s what you should do.”
So yeah, I think Cleveland Cavaliers fans would agree with that sentiment, wholeheartedly.
On last night’s delightful South Park episode — Mysterion Rises (f**king awesome title for an awesome episode) — Matt and Trey parodied LeBron James’ oft-discussed “Rise” commercial in fine fashion. Of course, if you didn’t see the first part of the “Coon and Friends” episode, some of the jokes might be lost on you. Nevertheless, they nailed it.
The South Park guys gave us a note-perfect recreation that featured BP executives, Mysterion, Cartman and Captain Hindsight, who’s power is just what you’d think it would be.
If this were an Internet message board, I’d have to give South Park’s “Rise” parody a +1.
These wonder-geniuses above me are the perpetrators of one of the more pathetic Internet-related crimes in memory. As documented by WithLeather and World Of Issac, a group of female cheerleaders detained and beat one of their “teammates” because of some apparent MySpace stuff her attackers didn’t agree with.
So what did they do to correct the situation?
They detained the girl for over 30 minutes and took turns beating the stuffing out of her — all because of a freaking MySpace page. It’s times like these that words begin to absolutely fail me.
Not only were the female badasses stupid enough to execute something like this, they also filmed it in hopes of making a popular Internet video; because, you know, there’s nothing that says viral popularity like detainment and assault.
The 16-year-old suffered a concussion, eye injuries and several bruises. During the attack, two others [the men in the mugshots leading this post] were outside keeping watch according to the sheriff’s office.
In fact, the sheriff said, Lindsay was lured into the home for the sole purpose of capturing and posting the video on the Internet. According to the sheriff’s office arrest affidavit, Lindsay told deputies they “were going to post the beating on MySpace and YouTube.”
Fortunately for the sake of society, the Sheriff’s office is recommending these vapid, self-absorbed, me-firsters be tried as adults. In case you are wondering, here’s the video our cheerleading wonder-geniuses provided.
To quote Chandler Jarrow from The Golden Child, “Brilliance is, the best brilliance is brilliance born not from someone ignorant.” I guess this isn’t an example of “best brilliance” now is it? Sigh. The struggle continues.
By the way, it looks like South Park nailed the YouTube phenomenon quite nicely.
I’m not your fwend, buddy! I’m not your buddy, guy!
It’s the weekend before Christmas and since we’ll be out until next Thursday, I figured a good way to kick-off the weekend would be to share some of my holiday spirit, with a great deal of help from YouTube. What follows are some vids that do a great job of expressing my Christmas wishes. Be on the lookout for stuff like Wham!, Run-DMC, South Park, and Michael Jordan (you know, because this is still a sports blog).
First off, one of my favorite Christmas songs, perhaps ever: Christmas in Hollis by Run-DMC.
Is Santa a discriminatory jerk? Well, if you spin something the right way, anyone can come out looking bad.
After watching that, you should probably have some cheese to lighten the mood. Thanks George Michael!!!
OK, this next one is the very first South Park toon, titled “Jesus vs Frosty.” This little gem was created by Matt and Trey when they were still in college and if you haven’t seen it yet, it does a great job of demonstrating the potential of these four children from the small Colorado town. Who would’ve thought when people first saw this that these two would go on to become one of THE forces in modern television comedy? I bet their fellow classmates didn’t.
And finally, my gift to you. As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of Michael Jordan. I grew up watching him and while Kobe and Lebron are great players, they lack that certain something Jordan brought to the game… at least, in my opinion. Here’s one of his awesome commercials, featuring the stylings of Mars Blackman, aka Spike Lee.
“Do you know, do you know, do you know?”
Here’s a recap of the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk competition, featuring Jordan and his main dunking rival, Dominique Williams. For those of us who can’t fly, there’s not much you can say here. Just sit back and enjoy the majestic athleticism…
Well guys and gals, this wraps up my Christmas greetings post. I hope you enjoyed the videos and I also hope you have an awesome Christmas Holiday. If you are out buying presents and would like to send some cheer my way, a brand-new 40-inch plasma TV is always nice.