Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Beware, the Discombobulation is at hand!

Faithful Duckians, I bear grave news of the encroaching Discombobulation, of which I foretold back in April. Hadn't I warned you to look for the signs? To expect dire portents of the natural order out of whack, the upending of reason and sanity, things unput upon other things?

Verily I have warned that the great unlaughable one continues to garner awards and kudos and movie deals; for that which was once funny is no more so, and that which is lame and gross is exalted.

Yet that is not the worst of it! Behold this, the most disturbing and horrifying sign to date. Lord Stanley's Cup has traveled below the Mason-Dixon line.

Let us pay our condolences to our Canadian friends. Peter, I will down a Molson in memory of your national pride. I just shudder to think how you will break this to your children.

10 Comments:

Blogger Harry Eagar said...

No idea who Adam Sandler is, but I was foraging in old memories when I heard Carolina had won.

In about 1970, the International Hockey League put a team in Norfolk, and I was assigned to cover it. (It was, I think the 4th Dixie team, after Jacksonville, Richmond and Roanoke, all minor leagues.)

Anyhow, none of us in the sports department had ever seen a hockey game, and the coach and manager came by to introduce themselves and show us a puck.

As we passed it around, like Homo ergasters first encountering fire, one of my colleagues said, 'Can you imagine Canadian sports writers acting like this with a baseball?'

When it came time for the first home game, and the two national anthems were played, the players were amazed to hear 'God Save the Queen' for Canada.

Being Canadians, mostly, they kept their composure.

I did get to hang out with Gordie Howe, though.

June 20, 2006 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No idea who Adam Sandler is, but I was foraging in old memories when I heard Carolina had won.

In about 1970, the International Hockey League put a team in Norfolk, and I was assigned to cover it. (It was, I think the 4th Dixie team, after Jacksonville, Richmond and Roanoke, all minor leagues.)

Anyhow, none of us in the sports department had ever seen a hockey game, and the coach and manager came by to introduce themselves and show us a puck.

As we passed it around, like Homo ergasters first encountering fire, one of my colleagues said, 'Can you imagine Canadian sports writers acting like this with a baseball?'

When it came time for the first home game, and the two national anthems were played, the players were amazed to hear 'God Save the Queen' for Canada.

Being Canadians, mostly, they kept their composure.

I did get to hang out with Gordie Howe, though.

June 20, 2006 4:43 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

Harry,
He is the Joey Bishop of Generation X. Except less funny.

June 20, 2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Who's Joey Bishop?

June 20, 2006 7:08 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

Harry,
Didn't you watch any TV growing up? You really have to read less and interact with your environment more.

Joey Bishop was one of the junior members of the Rat Pack, although you could consider every member who wasn't Frank Sinatra to be a junior member. He had a late night TV talk show in the 60's that didn't last.

Now that I read more about him, he's too good to be compared to Adam Sandler. Who's the worst comedian you remember?

June 20, 2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Don Rickles, but I saw him only once.

June 20, 2006 9:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Burnet said...

Let us pay our condolences to our Canadian friends. Peter, I will down a Molson in memory of your national pride. I just shudder to think how you will break this to your children.

Easy. "Hey, kids, good news. Remember how Tampa Bay won the Cup last time. Carolina just took it this year. It's working its way North!"

June 21, 2006 1:38 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

Tampa Bay won?? The Discombobulation is further along than I thought!

But Carolina has more redneck appeal than Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay is more one of those postwar sunbelt Disneyworld kind of towns, more like a corporate theme park than an actual historical place. The discombobulation factor is much higher with Carolina.

Harry, good choice. Adam Sandler is the Don Rickes of Generation X.

June 21, 2006 6:59 AM  
Blogger Brit said...

There is one even worse than Sandler - that geezer in Deuce Bigalow.

He was so bad I can't even be bothered to use google and find out his name.

June 21, 2006 7:06 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

Rob Schneider. He's not the funniest guy, but he isn't nearly as irritating as Sandler.

SNL is notorious for turning out bad comics who get an obligatory movie deal or two when they leave the show, and then who sink into deserved obscurity. Remember Joe Piscopo? But Sandler wasn't even good enough to deserve to even be on SNL in the first place, which isn't saying that SNL has standards. All he had were a handful of stupid characters.There was Opera Man, who came on the news and sang news items like an opera singer. Then there was Cajun Boy, who came on and read news items in a stupid, mumbly Cajun accent. The rest of his act was just playing a retard who alternated screaming and mumbling in a squirrely, mousy voice. That was it!

Dana Carvey was far funnier, and his movie career sank. Even Norm MacDonald was funnier than Sandler, and his movie career went nowhere. Sandler's success is one of the great mysteries of our age.

June 21, 2006 8:13 AM  

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