Friday, March 01, 2013

Big Super Happy Fun Fun Reader Submission

We follow up rob's excellent longform piece with some traditional frivolous Friday filler, this time courtesy of a Mayhugh link submission. (Anyone else picturing Mayhugh jamming the link in the bowl? Just me?) Anyhoo, it seems the Brawny Barrister has realized what a goldmine Buzzfeed can be, and sent along this list of "25 Bootleg Products That Are Better Than The Real Thing". The list is awl-inducing, but personally, this one is my favorite:


The internet is such a glorious space I also found this Knight Rider-related YouTube clip, just for Greg:

59 comments:

Mark said...

Adding on to Clarence's comment from the last post. Joe Harris is indeed quite talented. I don't watch much UVA hoops. Not since my boy TJ Bannister left.

I did catch their near win at Miami and last night's 2nd half though. Impressed by Harris as he's much more than just a shooter. Also, I'm guessing he does quite well in Charlottesville based on his athletic preppy look.

rob said...

i confess to have slept on preppy joe to date. he was impressive last night. as was uva's defensive game plan. they'll be a tough out in march with the way they defend - just like tony bennett's dad's teams were at wisky-gb and wisky.

T.J. said...

I believe Harris is also the guy that chose UVA over Maryland, which sucks for Terps fans, because to echo the recent sentiments about Harris, he is good at the basketball.

T.J. said...

Duke is terribly overrated, though. Let's not forget that.

Clarence said...

Teej, the talking heads insist that once Kelly comes back, Duke will be world beaters. Same can be said for Zack Morris, Dylan McKay, and the Bad News Bears.

T.J. said...

a round of applause for working all of those references into a comment on Duke basketball...

zman said...

Does "big super happy fun fun" modify "reader" (i.e., Mayhugh) or "reader submission" (i.e., fake Knight Rider)?

Mr KQ said...

Rorrs not looking like a very good investment for Phil Knight at the moment. Walks off at 7 over on the 9th.

Mark said...

I love that golfers can just get pissed and walk off the course with no explanation. Would never fly in any other major sport. But it's totally cool in golf. Rich, entitled dickheads.

T.J. said...

zman, dealer's choice...

Clarence said...

Didn't Scottie Pippen sorta walk off in overtime?

T.J. said...

it was final play of game, against Knicks I believe. play was drawn up for Kukoc, Scottie stayed on the bench

Mark said...

All this is correct. He didn't walk off the court. Your point is taken though. And, fwiw, Pippen was destroyed by the press for it. Don't see it happening to Rory. Not yet at least.

zman said...

Technically, Pippen refused to walk ONTO the court after the timeout.

Mr KQ said...

And now Ambassador Rodman is walking with KJU.

mayhugh said...

Simmons spent 2-3 pages of his book defending Scottie in that incident, and I have to admit he convinced me.

Skip Bayless's comments on Rodman's North Korea visit should be promptly typed, printed out, and shoved up his ass.

rob said...

name the all-time leading scorer in olympic basketball competition without looking at my twitter feed.

Greg said...

Oscar Schmidt?

rob said...

nope

Mr KQ said...

Cheryl Miller?

T.J. said...

Arvydas Sabonis(sp?)

Greg said...

Toni Kukoc?

Mark said...

If we're talking both male and female I believe it's Teresa Edwards.

zman said...

Frederic Weis.

rob said...

looking for the male leader. nobody's there yet. he played in an ncaa championship game.

zman said...

Jordan.

Greg said...

Carmelo?

rob said...

like carmelo, he only played a single season in college.

Mark said...

I couldn't take it anymore and looked it up. I would have NEVER guessed that. But it makes perfect sense now that I know it.

T.J. said...

Wait...based on the last two comments....is it the guy I should have a photo with but don't?

rob said...

never would've guessed it, either, mark. randomly stumbled across it looking for something else earlier.

rob said...

i like the nastiness in marc gasol's game

rob said...

shane battier is basketballing

T.J. said...

Rob, was my guess above correct?

rob said...

don't know who you mean, i'm afraid

rob said...

oh, yes i do. and no, not him. it's not an american.

T.J. said...

LeBron movie, Shlara and a camera, failed pic...

rob said...

your guy is on my espn at this very moment. he's still not the answer to the question, though.

Shlara said...

TJ, I'll get KD to attend another GTB event someday and you can get your photo....

Clarence said...

Hi, Gheorghies!!

Danimal said...

Rob...who is it. Do tell.

rob said...

the teej will be dropping science soon

TR said...

Andrew Gaze, for those of you who are Googley-challenged.

Clarence said...

Happy Birthday, Dave. And Dr. Seuss.

Geoff said...

To mark's golf comment, Rory walking off was petulant and unprofessional. That said, the reason you can walk off mid round in golf and can't in any other sport is that Rory will now not get paid. If there was an appearance fee he will forfeit it and no other money headed his way. Unlike all other sports where you can suck all year and get paid, 99% of all pro golfers make zippy if they suck all year.

Mark said...

A valid point, Geoff.

Also, Florida is playing Alabama in basketball today. Which is my excuse to remind you that I once beat an Anthony Grant lead team in intramural basketball when we were both at Florida.

Shlara said...

How about VCU beating up Butler this afternoon?

Mark said...

Butler's guards aren't great ball handlers. This is obviously a problem against VCU's press.

Clarence said...

ODU beat Northeastern??

T.J. said...

Their parting gift to the CAA

rob said...

the diversity of body types at great wolf lodge is spectacular. it's a veritable human zoo.

Marls said...

Tribe cagers taking it to the JMUsters so far.

Shlara said...

Tribe game on Comcast. Sounds like Al Koken and Feinstein are calling it from the Burg. Rob, you're in the area and not at this game?

Marls said...

Typical tribe. Oooof.

T.J. said...

ugh

rob said...

as comprehensive a collapse as you'd ever want to see. textbook example of a team losing confidence. put a lot of this one on the coach - didn't do much to try to blunt jmu's momentum. more on the players, though. tons of really bad unforced turnovers in the second half. just awful.

Mr KQ said...

I'd like Miami past the first weekend for 500, Alex.

Mark said...

Miami is good. And holy shit did Ryan Kelly lend some credence to the whole "Duke is much better with Ryan Kelly theory". He was...impressive.

Clarence said...

Hi, Gheorghies!!