This video (Ebaums-World’d for use on the Tosh.0 Blog) confirms what I’ve long feared: a stationary baby could beat me at ping pong.
“Jamie playing multiball” is the title, and the only context provided is, “Couldn’t keep Jamie away from the table!” so I don’t know how the baby learned to play or how he got on the table by himself or what the hell “multiball” is, so I hope you can enjoy it on its own merits. Worst case scenario, this kid turns out to be Soviet and we’ve got an awesome antagonist for 20-years-from-now’s Cold War table tennis showdowns.
Bonus: This is sorta the “Fitter Happier” of babies playing ping pong videos. After a couple of views I’ve become obsessed with what’s going on in the background. Who will win, yellow or black? What are they laughing about? I feel like if I watch it long enough I’ll see Abed delivering a baby back there somewhere.
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This has been everywhere already, but it’s still Anna K in a catfight at some thing in New York Las Vegas, so that stays fresher than other bits of news like that one guy with the fake nose dying. From yesterday’s Page Six:
Kournikova and her pals were partying at Lavo after attending the Hardbat Classic table tennis tournament when a woman at the next table “threw a drink at Anna. She felt Anna was invading her space,” our source said. Kournikova “sprung into action” and starting screaming at the woman and shoving her. “It was a big fight,” the spy said.
Whatever. Hollywood Tuna had some images of Anna K entering the event. I guess expecting someone to get their clothes ripped off was wishful thinking on my part, but that’s really the only reason anyone cares about Kournikova. This won’t qualify as sports news next time. Unless she gets her clothes ripped off. That’s always timely.
If you’ve seen the not-quite-annoying ads on ESPN featuring (in order) Bill Simmons, the Celtics, Notre Dame, Mike Golic, and “Serbian table tennis sensation Biba Golic,” you probably thought, Biba Golic?! Did they just make that name up? They did not. From her Wiki page:
At the age of 12, just three years after her start in table tennis, Biba became a member of the Serbian National Cadet Team, and continued to climb the ranks to the senior Serbian National Teams during the next 10 years. In 2002 she joined Europe’s most prestigious table tennis league, the Bundes League in Germany, where she played for 1 year. It was here that she connected with Killerspin and became a sponsored player in Killerspin’s ‘Krew’.
Rule #1 about the Internet: if it seems to good to be true, it is most definitely fake. And even if it IS real, you’re best off saying that it’s Photoshopped or fake, because it’s way better to be cynical than be some rube who can’t spot a forgery. That’s the case with this excessive table tennis celebration, which is entertaining but obviously staged, even if some people are fooled:
I don’t really know where this clip is from – other than it appears to be taking place at USC – but it was just uploaded yesterday. And it is awesome. Never before have I seen such a celebration by a guy who just scored his first point after being down 0-10 in a ping-pong match.
And, I’m being dead serious about this, I would absolutely watch way more ping-pong if this happened more frequently.
Let’s play a little game I like to call “Occam’s Razor.” What’s more likely: a large crowd of people attend a ping-pong tournament in a USC gym, where one player launches into a ridiculous dance after scoring his first point… OR… Students at a college with a famous film school made a humorous video depicting such an event?