Sunday, November 29

Duke Fans Create "#SaveJahlil" Campaign For 76ers Rookie Jahlil Okafor

Life in the NBA ain't easy for a rookie. It's especially difficult when you happened to be drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, who still have not won a game this season. Perhaps bothered by how terrible his team is on the court, Okafor has been involved in a number of offcourt incidents, too, including getting into a bar fight and allegedly going 108 MPH on a bridge with a speed limit of 40.

Nevertheless, Okafor still has a legion of fans back in North Carolina. @DukeNBA released a video entitled "#SaveJahlil," showcasing the sad state of the Sixers, set to Sarah Mclachlan music. It's enough to depress anyone, particularly a player who went from a national championship to a team that still hasn't won a game.

Saturday, November 28

Adam Sandler Has A New Chanukah Song

For like two decades, Adam Sandler's series of Chanukah songs has helped Jewish kids not feel left out amongst the many, many Christmas tunes. So it was high time he came out with another version, with more updated lyrics. And it's more fun than twirling a dradle. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 26

Blaine Gabbert's Press Conference Attended By Blaine Gabbert, Nobody Else

In an incredibly awful season, the San Francisco 49ers may have found a slight bright spot with backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert. He's gone 1-1 in two starts, and was even praised by Cardinals safety Tyronn Mathieu. Mathieu faced off against former San Fran starter Colin Kaepernick earlier this season, and recorded two interceptions himself in a blowout 47-7 win.

Gabbert looks to fare better at home against the Cardinals this week. But his own team isn't doing him any favors–the Niners forgot to include Gabbert on their list of available press, so when he showed up to his own press conference, well...

Credit Gabbert for being able to adapt on the fly. Hopefully he has that same success on the field. Or at least doesn't lose by 40. Sometimes baby steps is all you need.

Wednesday, November 25

The Muppets Perform "My Name Is" By Eminem

Ah, I do love a good mashup. And what better than one of the best rappers (Eminem) pairing with one of the best puppet-based shows (The Muppets). Scooter plays the part of Em in this one, while Kermit gets to spout off a couple of Dr. Dre lines. These kinds of mashups are always much easier to do with animated or puppet shows, but hey, that doesn't make it any less entertaining. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24

Dad Reenacts Multiple Poses From Street Fighter, And It's Wonderful

Nick Luciano has a modest YouTube channel; the pride and joy of said channel are the videos where his dad acts out various poses and stances of video game characters. Super Smash Bros.? Check and mate. But now it's time for Street Fighter, and once again, Mr. Luciano nails it. Well done all around.

Big Bird Interns At Funny Or Die

Fresh off the street, Big Bird wants to be a comedy writer when he grows up. It seems like the Funny or Die offices are the perfect place. How does that pairing turn out?

Sunday, November 22

Behind The Scenes Screen Tests From The New Star Wars Movie Debut On "Saturday Night Live"

To put it politely, Saturday Night Live has been super uneven this season. But occasionally we'll see flashes of brilliance, and this Star Wars sketch is no exception. Anytime the cast members get to showcase their parody skills, it's a win win. The highlights are probably Jay Pharoah as Chris Tucker and Bobby Moynihan as Danny Devito, but good laughs all around. Well done, SNL.

Friday, November 20

Old People Netflix And Chill

Netflix and Chill is taking the nation by storm. Even non youngsters are getting into it. Just ask Ed Asner and Doris Roberts, who star in this sketch from Funny or Die. This is how most of my Netflix adventures go. It's just so hard to stay focused for an entire movie or TV show!

Thursday, November 19

Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lawrence Do a QVC Parody With Them Dancing

Everyone's favorite quirky actress, Jennifer Lawrence, was on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon the other day to help promote one of the Hunger Games movies, probably. But also to remind us that she's just a funny gal.

She pairs with Jimmy Fallon to do a little spoof of those home shopping shows you might find on QVC, and it involves a lot of dancing. GOOD TIMES.

Wednesday, November 18

Drew Stanton Celebrates Touchdown That He Doesn't Score With More Fervor Than Anyone Else

Arizona Cardinals backup QB Drew Stanton hasn't seen the field much this year, but that hasn't stopped him from getting some airtime. Celebrating a score from Andre Ellington, Stanton waves him home like a third base coach, pumps his fist like a tiny angry child, and dances like there's no tomorrow. It's wonderful and jubilant, and I want more celebrations like this. Way to go, Drew.

Tuesday, November 17

It's Always Sunny And Star Wars Mashup Is Magical

Sometimes, a creation comes along that really doesn't make any sense, but boy oh boy, is it tremendous to watch.

This mashup of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's "The Nightman Cometh" musical and Star Wars: The Force Awakens is pretty darn wonderful. Words don't do it justice, so just click that play button and let's both enjoy.

Monday, November 16

Wheel Of Fortune Contestant Makes Silly Guesses During Final Puzzle

Last week was Veterans' Week on Wheel of Fortune. In first place was an oddball contest named Nura, who made some quirky guesses during the "Final Spin" segment on a recent episode. She guessed the letters Z, U, and X, and also had two guesses go by without actually saying anything.

I honestly cannot remember ever seeing that before, but astute viewers are theorizing that Nura actually threw the final round to allow Scott, the red player, to score some cash. He entered the round with zero dollars, and as Nura had already secured about $14,000 in cash and prizes, nobody was going to catch her. It's either a terrible performance or a terribly noble performance, but it's wonderful viewing regardless.

Also special shout out to Nura's Final Puzzle segment: she had no clue what the answer was, so she just went "I enjoyed myself" during the 10-second countdown. So wonderful.

Sunday, November 15

What If Ronda Rousey Starred In Street Fighter?

This video isn't necessarily great; it basically features Ronda Rousey as a Street Fighter character. Naturally, she beats up everyone very quickly, and then talks some trash, as is her forte.

Of course, now that Rousey is no longer undefeated, this video is even more silly. Timing is everything, folks. Though to be fair, this video was made before Rousey lost to Holly Holm. But for how cocky Rousey has been, this is a fairly accurate representation.

Friday, November 13

Bruce Campbell's Impersonation Of Stephen Colbert Is Spot On

Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and we learned something quite wonderful: when Bruce Campbell puts glasses on, he looks very much like Stephen Colbert. At Lawless's encouragement, Campbell switched places with Colbert, and did his best impression of the late night host. It's only one word (you can guess what it is), but it was quite spot on. Well done, Bruce. Well done.

Thursday, November 12

The WWE Survivor Series kicks off on November 22, celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Undertaker, one of the rare wrestlers I actually know by name. Naturally, to celebrate, The Undertaker appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed his signature move, the Tombstone. The unlucky victim? Brad Maddox, a fellow wrestler who donned a turkey costume for the occasion. It makes no sense, but hey, it's full of showmanship, and that's all that matters.

Wednesday, November 11

Carpool Karaoke With Jason Derulo Is Wonderful

The Late Late Show With James Corden is something I can honestly say I've never watched before. But if all the segments are like this one, that may have to change. Corden has a bit called "Carpool Karaoke," where he drives around L.A. with famous musicians, singing their own songs.

This time around, he's got everyone's favorite sayer of his own name, Jason Derulo. Corden has a couple of great burns in this, but Derulo isn't mad for too long. After all, he's got some dance moves to teach. And to cap it all off, the pair highjack a Starline tour bus and "Talk Dirty" with 'em. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10

Conan O'Brien Brings Clueless Gamer Back With Fallout 4

One of the better remotes from Conan is his "Clueless Gamer" segments, in which Conan O'Brien, a very inept gamer, plays with Aaron Blayert, a part of the Conan team. Blayert regularly takes Conan's abuse while demonstrating how the game actually works. Today is no exception.

The duo gives Fallout 4 a try. Conan likes some parts, and he hates others. This is nothing new, but it's still spectacular. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 8

Brilliant Ad Encourages Freelancers To Not Work For Free

Perhaps the worst thing in the freelancing world is the idea of working for "exposure," or in other words, for free. This is quite dumb, yet many people will do it, because helping...say, The Huffington Post make money while you make nothing is quite enticing to newer writers especially. After all, it's The Huffington Post! Everyone reads that, right?

Fortunately, Zulu Alpha Kilo has created an awesome video that shows why this very practice is so dumb. Here's a general hint: asking someone to do their job and then saying, "eh, if it's good enough, MAYBE we'll pay you someday" is not a good way to do business. I hope places learn this. We'll see. But for now...enjoy!

Friday, November 6

Jimmy Kimmel Once Again Ruined Halloween For A Bunch Of Kids

In what has become a yearly tradition, fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live have recorded themselves telling their kids that they actually ate all of their Halloween candy, and there's nothing left for the children. It's cruel, and some of the kids react in a completely bratty way, which is quite understandable since their tiny little worlds have been rocked. Enjoy?

Thursday, November 5

Kobe Bryant Appears In NBA Jam Spoof

This season hasn't been kind to Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Famer is missing shots left and right, and trying to incorporate his teammates via this newfangled thing called "passing." It's not going well, and naturally there's already been someone poking fun at him. That someone is The Cauldron, doing so via an NBA Jam parody. It's quite spot on, so enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4

Locally Sourced Joey: Touchdown Celebrations

Locally Sourced Joey celebrated its 20th episode today, an impressive milestone in any budding podcast. Naturally, the guest was one of my fellow buddies from The U, Zander Kean. Zander is the Director of Media Relations with the Jacksonville Sharks and knows his stuff when it comes to all things sports. In this episode, we chat about the Miami/Duke game, broadcasting life, and the most ridiculously enjoyable touchdown celebrations. Listen along, won't you?

Tuesday, November 3

Honest Game Trailers: Halo

Smosh Games is back with another wonderful edition of Honest Game Trailers. I enjoy these so much more when I've actually played the game, and this is no exception. Halo was a revolutionary title for the XBox (and subsequent generations); I have no shortage of memories playing system link with friends till the wee hours of the morning. But the game is not without its flaws, and they're detailed here, in this trailer rated "H" for Honest.

Paul Rudd Gives Terrific Postgame Speech After Royals Win World Series

Watch Kansas City native, and HUGE Royals fan, Paul Rudd share his excitement with KCTV5 anchor Ellen McNamara following tonight's amazing Royals win and World Series Championship!
Posted by KCTV5 News on Sunday, November 1, 2015

The eternal Paul Rudd is one of the biggest Royals fans in...well, the world? I guess? And after the Royals won their first World Series in 30 years, the cameras made sure to catch up to him. His chaotic post game speech is wonderful. Congrats to Kansas City for a terrific regular season and playoff run. Way to go.

Sunday, November 1

Still Cannot Stop Watching Miami's Crazy Eight Lateral Play To Win The Game

THIS WILL ALWAYS MAKE ME HAPPY. If you missed Miami's incredible game-winning, eight lateral play against Duke last night because you were "out celebrating" the holiday of "Halloween," well, I am so sorry for you. But at least you can watch this now. It's still amazing, even a day later.

There's a detailed writeup on SB Nation about this finish, and my goodness do I enjoy the tears of Duke supporters complaining about officials "handing the game" to Miami. Apparently they've briefly forgotten which school they go to (a.k.a. the one who is usually getting help from the officials). Some folks are saying Mark Walton's knee was down before one of the laterals, but the only picture I've seen shows the ball balancing on his hand like a server with a trayful of drinks. That hardly looks like solid possession to me; if the ball is even barely coming out, it's a fumble, and he's therefore not down.

Whatever you think of this, it was an awesome play that won't be forgotten anytime soon. AND I LOVE IT.