Thursday, July 05, 2007

You Got It (The White Stuff)

It goes without saying that ESPN's "Who's Now?" is the most excruciating fake bracket-style tournament in recent memory. The other day, I caught the judges discussing a matchup between Dwayne Wade and Shaun "The Flying Tomato" White, a faceoff that prompted newly minted analyst Keyshawn Johnson to offer something to the effect of "Here's a question for you: Who the heck is The Flying Tomato?" It's terrifying that a major media outlet has created a forum in which Keyshawn Johnson's mere awareness of you is an influential force. (For the record, voters determined that Wade was nower than White.)

Here's a short list of notable individuals that Keyshawn Johnson has probably never heard of:

- Anjelica Huston

- Nikola Tesla

- J.K. Rowling

- Carl Jung

- Wayne Chrebet

From Keyshawn's
Johnson is a cousin to Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle. However, contrary to popular belief, he is not related to Bengals WR Chad Johnson. This was clarified in a 2006 pregame show between Chad's Bengals and Keyshawn's Panthers. Despite this, it is listed in the Bengals' media guide that they are cousins. Although Samari Rolle is cousins with Bengals WR Chad Johnson.


Apologies for blatantly pimping out a story in my section, but David Snyder (who y'all know as
PhilaFoodie) wrote a great experiential piece on the foie gras issue, complete with quotes from none other than Danny Meyer. Trilladelphia.

This summer's nerdiest
bitch 'n' moan post also features this summer's nerdiest comment section flame war. Enjoy.

Gas Mask Community?

incredibly insightful piece on Sicko from none other than Kurt Loder.

Chef Shola Olunloyo's excellent
Studiokitchen blog. (Wrote a short piece on him here.)

The best
blog post I've read in a long, long time.

In case you were wondering about the horrible scar on
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi's's her 2000-word thinkpiece on it.

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