Kenny in full DMX-broadcaster mode. Magic robotically proclaiming "the dunk contest is back!" at frequent, pre-programmed intervals. Daryl Dawkins being Daryl Dawkins. Cheryl Miller being Cheryl Miller.
It was a pretty good dunk contest. But Gerald Green, whose copious marijuana intake has now been fully confirmed, got robbed.
Finally, the behind-the-rim camera comes fully into its own as a cinematic tool.
And: Bigup freedarko with the truly essential cupcake dunk liveblog. Glad to see we're all on the same page re: drunk contest participants/viewers.
From a New York Timesstory on Obama & McCain's tenuous relationship:
"Examples of [Hillary & McCain's] mutual respect typically include a tale of holding a vodka-drinking contest in Estonia. Such a celebration may have been unlikely to happen with Mr. Obama, who on a trip to Russia in 2005 asked that his shot glass be filled with water."
Of course, it's possible Obama just didn't want to win this contest:
Incredible Grammy performance of Morris Day & The Time with Rihanna. Given how many different ways "Umbrella" can be performed - here as a Morris Day/Prince/Synthy jam - and still be a total banger, this is without a doubt the song of the year.
I don't know what Gawker is waiting for, but this Ridley Scott movie from 1986 with Tom Cruise and Mia Sara has some amazing lines that could be perfectly recontextualized into video clips of Cruise's descent into madness.
Here is a little though hilarious IMDB gaffe in the film's 'trivia' section: