“I Voted?” I voted??? More like I ridiculed voting since it is worthless and stupid! Ugh. Ironically, the only thing that’s more of a waste of time than voting is blogging here, but Jesus, WordPress…Jesus. Get your shit together.
But the color guy in the Vikings-Bucs game just said “Teddy Bridgewater is comfortable in that two minute warning!”
He corrected himself, but still, that’s pretty funny, right? Like if he weren’t comfortable with the two-minute warning, he’d just freak the fuck out and lose his shit when they blew the whistle? I mean, this isn’t Matt Cassel, guys, let’s give Teddy “Over Troubled” Bridgewater some credit.
(My goal with this blog was to make the references/jokes increasingly esoteric and silly. I’m happy to report I’m doing a perfect job.)
But a funny thing nonetheless. This is the graphic the NFL is using for its Thursday Night Football coverage:
That’s an ad for the Saints-Panthers game…featuring jerseys that say the team names on the back of them. In the team’s wordmark font, no less. Now, again, this isn’t a big thing, but this is an NFL-created ad for an NFL game being broadcast on the NFL’s official cable network…you guys know you could have used real players to promote this, right? Who’s gonna sue you for copyright infringement, yourselves??
It’d be one thing if they were consistent, for that matter, but the TV ads mention the stars of each team by name. So…why go to the extra effort of rendering these pictures with fake names when you could have just used real pictures of real players?? You’re weird, NFL.
I can’t stop. Won’t stop. Eh eh! (That’s a lot of very esoteric and unrelated references in a very short span…realistically that was just a matter of time for me, though. I’m impressed I held out this long.)
Anyway, here’s another comic based on an unfortunately-accurate exchange I had with a co-worker today:
Congrats on graduating from the University of Education with a Ph.D in Advanced Tautology! And moreover, thanks for applying your education so liberally in the workplace. I’d never thought about it before, but it truly is what it is, isn’t it?
Seriously, stop saying this. Even if I look past the rhetorical construct here, it’s not even like you’re making a valid point — you’re essentially throwing your hands in the air and saying “oh well, sucks to be me.” (Which: I agree, but probably not for the reason you think I do.) Stop couching your complaints in this faux-sagely wisdom — you’re not a Buddhist monk reflecting on your life’s journey, you’re just mad that someone gave you more work to do. Settle down, Siddhartha.
Remember ST’s comics from way back when? They were awesome, and today I realized I had my own to add. This one’s for you, ST!
Ahahaha! Ahh, that’s so amazing: you sneezed — probably because it was dusty in the area, or you sit underneath a vent or something — and you took that concept and conflated it with the idea of allergies…and in this case, your allergy was to work! And now you’re going to parlay that into a joke about how you should probably go home?? Ohh man, that is great. That. Is. GREAT. Nevermind that people with actual allergies still have to go to work, and forget about how you apparently never sneeze at home (I mean, you obviously can’t be allergic both to work AND not-work, am I right??) — forget about all of that stuff. If anything, you should leave work because you’re due on stage, Mr. Carlin!!!!!
Seriously though, I’ve yet to hear anyone sneeze more than once and not have this happen — if the sneezer isn’t the one saying it, someone nearby is. Are we just out of original things to say/talk about at work nowadays? Seriously, I’m getting concerned.
In my last post, I asked for suggestions as to what music would be best/funniest to play while heading to commercial after Peyton Manning’s 509th TD pass. Since this somehow isn’t the most powerful and influential blog of the 21st Century, NBC opted for this instead:
Yeah. The Lumineers. The fucking LUMINEERS, man. I get that they’re from Denver and all, but…”Ho Hey” is what you’re going with? That’s the one? If you’re so attached to an indie-pop song from the last two years, you couldn’t have even gone with “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons? If you needed to keep it in Denver, you couldn’t have chosen “Handlebars” by The Flobots??
Jesus, NBC. Between this and hiring Cris Collinsworth and your generally awful NHL coverage compared to CBC/TSN, it’s almost like you aren’t even trying anymore!
In less snarky and/or sarcastic news, NFL living legend Peyton Manning threw his record-setting 509th TD pass against San Francisco tonight. The TD pass moved him in to sole possession of first place, finally passing notorious sexting-pioneer Brett Favre.
I just really wish NBC had picked a funny song for the moment…something that would play him out to commercial with appropriateness and maybe a bit of levity.
My suggestion is “Feels Like the First Time” by Foreigner. It works on multiple levels, what with the joy Manning showed in scoring reminiscent of his first career TD (and plus, you know, the references to sex and shit). My backup suggestion would be “Ten Thousand Hours” by Macklemore, since I bet Peyton would appreciate nothing more than to have yet another sports moment co-opted by a preachy Millennial rapper.
Any other/better/funnier suggestions? Hit us up in the comments!