This is going to get me through the night.
posted by Andrew Simone in non-anecdotes, sports, video | * | 36 comments
I am now. (yes, I am fine.)
what do you think that is? demon possession? sleep deprivation?
on Carillo’s part.
I’ve been rolling that same question around in my mind for about five minutes. I am still not sure.
it apparently was broadcast in the middle of the night, US time. Maybe she is just filling air?
there’s a lot of stoic anger there it seems; stoic badminton anger.
well, fuck, I don’t want skid marks in my driveway.
I like how she’s naming all the neighborhood kids on national television.
now I am obsessed with watching pro-badminton. this stuff is sick.
dang. it’s amazing and super-nerdy all in one.
I know, right? It’s like they crafted a sport just for me. I simply had no idea.
You could strike a shuttlecock, Andrew! — which might deter you from harming peacocks.
When I was a kid, I had a badminton set. But I was not amazing. Probably just super-nerdy.
And our trees were not what I would describe as “groaning” with children and equipment.
Badminton is a water sport.
Water sport indeed. That was really messed up, the rant I mean.
That’s crystal meth talkin right there.
…or maybe just the steroids she’s using.
Was she just padding for the Ad break?
Are you sure she wasn’t Nancy Kulp from The Beverly Hillbillies in a former life?! I mean, that voice!
Oh, that’s good, Phil!
Phil, did you have an unlikely crush on Miss Jane Hathaway?
Seriously. What was going on there? I sense pure hatred for badminton and the neighborhood children.
oooh. Miss Jane Hathaway.
No crush, Sheila, but, I sure loved The Beverly Hillbillies.
Well, then you must visit Amanda Mae in Los Angeles. Swimming pools. Movie stars.
Does Miss Jane Hathaway do an Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS thing for you, Deron?
You know what I hear in this? A wildly misfired attempt to ‘try out’ comic ‘material’.
I bet Brian Beatty has listened to monologues in this vein.
not quite at that level I think — in regards Miss Jane.
i always wondered who the hell she was & how she got to be who she is. I assumed she must’ve been some sort of famous athlete. But now i know. It’s this genius rant. This is even better than Stephen Colbert crawling into Bob Costas fake fireplace.
Carillo (I’m a bit of a fan of hers, so take this with a grain of salt) has a brilliant, sarcastic and subversive sense of humour.
Case in point – she once said during the Winter Olympics that men’s double luge was “like a bar bet gone bad.”
The world needs more of her.
We had badminton as a section in Gym all three years I had to take Gym in high school. It was one sport I wasn’t too bad at. I could hold my own. And we didn’t play it ‘girly’ neither.
Charles, who has been around in our company for several years, most of them as bookkeeper, has the nickname Miss Jane.
Yes Michael, I sense pure hatred for Badminton and the neighborhood kids as well.
I agree and see how it would appeal to some who are oblivious of the sport in the Olympics,in a comedic way. Gosh knows it is hard enough to popularize a sport as misunderstood as this one, but to have to deprogram the ill advised is twice as hard!
I was always under the impression that methane gas was emitted from the other end of the anatomy. Apparently not always!…and oh, the rectal/cranial inversion is obvious. Other than that she’s cool. Stick to tennis, it’s your comfort zone!
Another fun thread. I could spend hours in the archives, just reliving the fun of it all.
Why I went into the glamorous and high-paying world of archives: to relive the fun of it all for hours.