Readers of our blog (I probably didn’t have to make that plural, in hindsight) may have noticed my affinity toward fisking various articles/infomercials. That’s no accident: I love a good point-by-point takedown of something, especially since the things being fisked usually aren’t lacking material to work with. Plus it gives me this incredible rush of smug self-satisfaction, but mostly it’s that first thing.
The reason I bring it up is because I’ve spent the last week reading through the archives of the incomparable Fire Joe Morgan, and it’s got me in the mood to do it again. As luck would have it, I didn’t have to wait long because one of my favorite sports subjects ever is in the news again: Peyton Manning’s legacy is up for debate, and idiots are weighing in on his post-season experience!
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So you guys remember my write-up on the Grammys last year, right? Specifically, how ridiculous and terrible the Best New Artist category can be? Well your 2014 results are in, and the winner was: Macklemore! Who, since apparently I’m a self-referential narcissist, was also mentioned on our humble blog last year.
Yes, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home the award for their work on “The Heist”, beating out a list of obviously fictional people named Kacey Musgraves, James Blake (who I thought was a tennis player?), Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran.
On a totally unrelated and coincidental note, here’s each artist’s name again, along with the year they released their first album:
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: 2006
- Kacey Musgraves: 2002
- James Blake, former #4-ranked tennis pro in the world-turned-young English musician: 2011
- Kendrick Lamar: 2010
- Ed Sheeran: 2011
Best New Artist. Grammys. Macklemore. You’ve still got it, Grammys!
Remember this post I did about the dating site dedicated specifically to farmers finding love? Well the estimable writer/honorary GG contributor Joe Posnanski did the same thing, and man oh man is his post like 50x better than mine. Go read that one real quick — he does a much better job with it than old JSG.
In fairness, the commercial he found is different from mine, and trust me when I say he had considerably better material to work with. Either way, I think we can all agree on the real point here: Whoever is creating these ads for FarmersOnly aren’t being paid enough, because they have distilled the art of advertising into its purest and most magical form.