Yesterday, the Purdue University Intramural Sports department uploaded a video of the quarterback of the Sour Lemons flag football team in the Men’s Open Black League throwing a touchdown pass, and normally my response would be big freakin’ whoop. However, the video shows that the quarterback not only heaves the ball 30 yards for a perfect pass, but he also chucked it from behind his back. Now why on Earth would he do that? To determine this, I channeled my inner frat bro to break this amazing pass down.
The description under the video reads “two babies performing Taekwondo with a mother laughing in the background”, and holy shit, if you thought you knew what “babies performing Taekwondo” looked like before, you’re in for a treat.
The “Mom” starts laughing before they even start, which makes me think she’s neither of the kids’ mother and just showed up as high as possible to watch kids shootfight. I think Blue is the more accomplished fighter, because he’s got a lethal spinning back kick. Red just kinda bobs up and down in place. It’s like watching a Kimbo Slice fight, only longer and more believably violent.
When Blue figures out he can increase his knockout power by standing a little closer, look out, he’ll be unstoppable.
While nearly every professionally-shot photo that appears on the Internet or magazines is touched up in some way these days, the implication here, as it has been before, is that Sports Illustrated model and America’s Best Girl™ Kate doesn’t look in real life like she does in these photos.
To disprove that implication, I present to you the live-action video from the LOLA Cruise shoot, courtesy of my favorite place to watch the Mr. Skin Minute, Egotastic. You can still claim that it’s all about angles, or that the black and white footage washes out 19-year old girl’s imperfections, but I think a more realistic theory is that she’s perfect and you should shut up.
In today’s Morning Links, we linked to two stories about the return of Back To The Future to the pop culture landscape, four whole years before holographic sharks and the Chicago Cubs as a legitimate baseball team. The most exciting story involved Nike creating the power-lacing Marty McFly shoes from Back To The Future II as part of a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parksinson’s Disease research. I was hoping the campaign would go all the way, bringing back Pepsi Free and making Thomas F. Wilson drive into huge piles of manure, but we just got the next best thing.
In the latest video, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant (clearly beefing up his comedic timing to prepare for Space Jam 2) heads to Hill Valley’s Lone Pine Mall to buy shoes from Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader and ends up running into Doc Brown himself. The best part of the video is that it kinda works in continuity with BTTF2, and explains where Christopher Lloyd’s character would’ve gotten a pair of shoes to give Marty in the first place. Hopefully they’ll do a follow-up with Kobe Bryant that explains how Doc Brown learned to put Jennifer to sleep.
Anyway, the whole Nike/Back to the Future campaign is for a great cause, and there is literally nothing sadder in our world than Michael J. Fox trying to make it through video thank yous, so if you’re the type who makes enough money to buy futuristic space shoes, bid on a pair of these. Wear them with pride, and remember, they probably aren’t going to work on water unless you’ve got power.
Some things are just naturally funny. “Drunk people who fall down so hard they look like they got dragged across the room by a giant vacuum” and “people who do bad karate to punching bags and end up hurting themselves” are two big ones, so this clip of a guy throwing some Muay Thai knees to a heavy bag and eating floor is pretty much amazing. He bobs his shoulders like a bad-ass (or something) and then gets yanked into the darkness like some Tony Jaa remake of Paranormal Activity. All it needed was somebody throwing up and it would’ve been the first two minutes of next week’s “Tosh.0″.
I also love that his name is “Geoff”, which is such an aborted spelling of “Jeff” that it makes him read like a Street Fighter character.
Remember that part in The Wizard where Jimmy goes to visit Lucas, and Lucas starts bragging about how Jimmy can pick any game because he knows them all? And then they pick Rad Racer and think everything’s gonna be okay, and Lucas breaks out the Power Glove and they’re totally f**ked? Imagine if The Wizard had been filmed in the 1950s. Shinji Saito is that Lucas, you can pick any yo-yo because he knows them all, and his ability to yo and yo is so bad.
From The Daily What:
Yo-Yo Master of the Day: Shinji Saito reclaims his 2A Division crown at the 2011 World Yo-Yo Contest, proving in the process why he deserves to have more World titles than any other professional spool slinger alive today.
My experience with a yo-yo boils down to letting it fall, then pulling it up as hard as I can to get it to fly back into my hand. This is not how yo-yos work. But I’m the kid who couldn’t figure out those IQ peg games at Denny’s and thought a train whistle was a great toy for like five years. Saito’s athleticism in this realm is unmatched, and unlike some of the world’s most popular sports (golf, NASCAR) it’s not just something you can “do”. I could probably learn to fly before I could yo-yo like this.
I’m going to keep scouring the Internet for videos like this today. There’s a great one where a guy is so good at hula hooping he accidentally saws himself in half.