August 3, 2010

Mary Carillo’s Badminton Rant

This is going to get me through the night.

comments

  1. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:27 am

    all right?

  2. Andrew Simone on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I am now. (yes, I am fine.)

  3. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:29 am

    what do you think that is? demon possession? sleep deprivation?

  4. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:29 am

    on Carillo’s part.

  5. Andrew Simone on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I’ve been rolling that same question around in my mind for about five minutes. I am still not sure.

  6. Andrew Simone on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:34 am

    it apparently was broadcast in the middle of the night, US time. Maybe she is just filling air?

  7. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:34 am

    there’s a lot of stoic anger there it seems; stoic badminton anger.

  8. Andrew Simone on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:35 am

    well, fuck, I don’t want skid marks in my driveway.

  9. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I like how she’s naming all the neighborhood kids on national television.

  10. Andrew Simone on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:44 am

    now I am obsessed with watching pro-badminton. this stuff is sick.

  11. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:49 am

    dang. it’s amazing and super-nerdy all in one.

  12. Andrew Simone on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:53 am

    I know, right? It’s like they crafted a sport just for me. I simply had no idea.

  13. Sheila Ryan on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:13 am

    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.

  14. Luke Neff on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Badminton is a water sport.

  15. range on August 3rd, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Water sport indeed. That was really messed up, the rant I mean.

  16. Daryl Scroggins on August 3rd, 2010 at 8:31 am

    That’s crystal meth talkin right there.

  17. Doc on August 3rd, 2010 at 8:54 am

    …or maybe just the steroids she’s using.

  18. Phil Bebbington on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Was she just padding for the Ad break?

  19. Phil Bebbington on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Are you sure she wasn’t Nancy Kulp from The Beverly Hillbillies in a former life?! I mean, that voice!

  20. Sheila Ryan on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Oh, that’s good, Phil!

  21. Sheila Ryan on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Phil, did you have an unlikely crush on Miss Jane Hathaway?

  22. Michael Smith on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Seriously. What was going on there? I sense pure hatred for badminton and the neighborhood children.

  23. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:23 am

    oooh. Miss Jane Hathaway.

  24. Phil Bebbington on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:24 am

    No crush, Sheila, but, I sure loved The Beverly Hillbillies.

  25. Sheila Ryan on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Well, then you must visit Amanda Mae in Los Angeles. Swimming pools. Movie stars.

  26. Sheila Ryan on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Does Miss Jane Hathaway do an Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS thing for you, Deron?

  27. Sheila Ryan on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:30 am

    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.

  28. Deron Bauman on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:36 am

    not quite at that level I think — in regards Miss Jane.

  29. Derek White on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:36 am

    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.

  30. walt on August 3rd, 2010 at 10:03 am

    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.

  31. Rick Neece on August 3rd, 2010 at 10:16 am

    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.

  32. Rick Neece on August 3rd, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Charles, who has been around in our company for several years, most of them as bookkeeper, has the nickname Miss Jane.

  33. Arun.s on June 9th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    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!

  34. Arun.s on July 17th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    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!

  35. Rick Neece on July 17th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Another fun thread. I could spend hours in the archives, just reliving the fun of it all.

  36. Sheila Ryan on July 17th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Why I went into the glamorous and high-paying world of archives: to relive the fun of it all for hours.