The Cooler: this week in…

30 Nov

(All news bites are provided humor-free due to your favorite blogger B drowning his funny bone in Vegas booze over the holiday. Whoops. Sorry.)

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THE TUBE: An update on the new show from “The Office” producers: Rashida Jones joins the cast, along with Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari. Said Ken Tremendous/Michael Schur:

“She is perfect for this new show, which — just to remind everyone — is not a spinoff of ‘The Office. It is a spinoff of ‘MASH’ called ‘Seinfeld II.'”

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CLASSY AMERICANS: In case you missed it, we’ve had our first Black Friday death. It’s like our country’s very own Running of the Bulls, only somehow even dumber.

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FIELD OF DREAMS, VEGETABLE-STYLE: If you harvest, they will come. (Great reminder how shitty the economy has gotten.)

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STORYTELLING: I beg you to watch this video from the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. You don’t need to have seen the show; you don’t need to have seen any show, ever. Just check it out. It’s not every day you discover the most hatable reality show person ever.

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KARMIC PAYBACK: From reader A.B.: “it finally happened!”

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TUNES: The Hopefuls have a new song streaming on MySpace, and a new record out mid-December. Stay tuned for more news.

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DRUNKEN ANTICS: Oh good god. It’s times like this I wish I still knew how to make a joke. Thankfully, there are plenty of them in the comments (though my favorite is actually the first one.)

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3 Responses to “The Cooler: this week in…”

  1. RandBall's Stu December 1, 2008 at 11:03 am #

    Had you followed my advice of taking your bankroll and betting the over on Colorado/Nebraska, you could afford to pay someone to make your jokes for you.

  2. B. December 1, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    Wait, I finally found the joke: “At least the woman had the common decency to use a bathroom stall. The Gophers took it from behind on national television.” Ha?

    PS – Stu, my two pals and I all bet the “over” in your honor. Thanks for the bucks!

  3. RandBall's Stu December 1, 2008 at 5:54 pm #

    That’ll work.

    The vig on the gambling advice is one (1) beer at some point in the future. (Although “bet the over on a Big 12 game” this year is akin to “wear a condom whilst frolicking with Paris Hilton.” Simple common sense, really.)

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