Wednesday, April 24

Damian Lillard Ends the Thunder's Season With a Cold-Blooded Buzzer Beater


I'm not sure if there's a more underrated star in the league than Damian Lillard. The dude routinely balls out in leading Portland to the playoffs, has sunk a handful of clutch shots, and has a really solid rap game, too

And now, he's the owner of one of the coolest buzzer beaters in NBA history. The Portland Trailblazers are moving on while the Oklahoma City Thunder are going home. The shot in and of itself is spectacular – it's not every day you see a 37-foot stepback three to clinch a series – but my favorite part of this play is Seth Curry (in the white headband in the top corner) talking trash to the Thunder's bench. Curry reportedly said something to the effect of, "Dame's about to end your season" and then turned and glared daggers at the bench after the shot went in. Absolutely beautiful.



Tuesday, April 9

Yes, It's Totally Okay to Cry Over This Dwyane Wade Budweiser Commercial


Unless there's some kind of crazy shenanigans on the final day of the NBA's regular season, Dwyane Wade has played his final home game in Miami. The Heat lifer has rocked the NBA since 2003, doing great things off the court on top of the wonders he worked on it. This whole season has been a farewell tour for him, and he's traded jerseys with opposing players after just about every game (Emmanuel Mudiay being the exception). 

Budweiser is no stranger to tearjerker commercials. So perhaps it's only fitting that they brought Dwyane Wade to center court to meet a few folks that had "jerseys" of their own. Try to get through their stories without feeling a bit weepy. Thanks for lots of magical moments, D-Wade.


Sunday, September 30

Giancarlo Stanton Hits Home Run, Gets Hit By The Same Ball After Fan Throws It Back


Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run during the Yankees 8-5 win over the Red Sox. It's no surprise that Stanton went long – he's got 38 homers on the year, after all. But this one was a little special, because a fan threw the ball back onto the field and it actually plunked Stanton as he was rounding second.

Take a look at the chaos above. Stanton seemed to have a good laugh about it. The Red Sox don't need another outfielder, but their fellow AL East Orioles should probably sign that fan up, since, you know, they're SIXTY GAMES back of the Red Sox. Good times all around.


Sunday, September 2

Bad Lip Reading Takes on a White House Press Briefing

 
Every Bad Lip Reading is a must-watch, but it seems like any kind of press conference or event where there's a big ol' audience really lends itself to some creativity. Here, we've got a press briefing from the White House. 
 
Anyway, you know the drill. Sarah Huckabee Sanders addresses people with some wonky names, they have wild questions, and it's all wonderful. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 22

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back On Network Television with "Who Is America?"

It's really spectacular what Sacha Baron Cohen is capable of doing. The man who brought us Borat, Ali G, and Bruno is back with another incredibly smart and biting satire – this time diving right into the political climate of our country. Who Is America? airs on Showtime Sunday nights at 10pm ET/PT, and boy, does it look intense.
This first look video shows Cohen posing as Col. Erran Morad, an "anti-terror expert." He sits down with a handful of folks and experiments in the playground that is America. One of his experiments? Actually getting support from real life people within the government to give guns to kindergartners. Yes, this is absurd, and yes, it's a little terrifying. But Cohen has always made us think with his work, even when it's inane. If this preview is any indication, he's done it once again.