The Purge: cleaning out the bookmarks

27 May

humantetris.jpg{-} MTV’s next installment of The Real World is going to be filmed in … Brooklyn? Watch as these seven strangers intersperse their orgies and coke-addled slapfights to buy pirated DVDs and negotiate the costs of oranges at the corner bodega.

{-} A funny joke from McSweeney’s, which can serve as a fantastic icebreaker for your next work function or social gathering with the in-laws. Imagine looking off into the distance and saying wistfully:

Money can’t buy you love. But it will pay for delicious glazed doughnuts that, with a little practice, you can learn to slide up and down a penis.

You: instant life of the party. You’re welcome.

{-} Here’s more fodder for my “why I detest ESPN” outlook: they continue to employ Mark Madden, a man who reacted to the sad news of Senator Ted Kennedy’s brain tumor diagnosis by quipping:

“I’m very disappointed to hear that Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated.”

[Insert sad trombone music here.] Even if I could make my peace with the inappropriateness of that joke — which I can’t — it’s also damned unfunny. (He also made an equally lame joke involving the Kopechne family. Oh the laughs.) And yet, because his idiotic rants garner nice ratings, he was given a li’l slap on the wrist and sent right back on the air. You continue to impress with your remarkable lack of a soul, Disney.

{-} Here is some hard-hitting news for ya: Tim Russert recently farted on the air. Seriously, it happened. Or at least, if you believe the Best Week Ever crew, who repeatedly watched the video (found at the above link) and remarked:

We’ve played and re-played the clip, Zapruder-style, for two days now and our expert sound people have determined that’s it is our official position that Russert indeed ripped a fart on television

Have a listen for yourself and tell me your verdict. This is pretty important stuff, I have to admit.

{-} Promising news of the week: Human Tetris is coming to America! You know about Human Tetris, yes? NY Mag has all the details, and I have the video. Enjoy.

2 Responses to “The Purge: cleaning out the bookmarks”

  1. AdamBez May 28, 2008 at 10:57 am #

    Just so you know Mark Madden was fired yesterday.

  2. B. May 28, 2008 at 6:03 pm #

    Justice! Obviously the Disney execs are reading this site.

    Good lookin’ out, AdamBez.

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