April 2, 2013

Trivia Blog: We Should Really Stop Saying, "Break a Leg Out There"

These Trivia Blog posts come from the emails I send out as Quizmaster of the Gael Pub Trivia Night every Tuesday.  But seeing as how they comprise most of the writing I seem to do these days, I thought it fitting to include them on the Pale Writer blog as well.  I won't include things like info about categories or drink specials, but will keep the bulk of the rest.  Hopefully you enjoy, so much so that you come out some Tuesday at 8:30 (3rd Ave. b/t 82nd and 83rd)...

Here is the list of things that are harder to watch than what happened to poor Kevin Ware’s leg during Sunday’s Louisville-Duke game:
  • That curb stomp scene from American History X, only if you were watching in real life
  • A snake trying to swallow a rhino whole
  • The long-lost Roseanne-Tom Arnold sex tape
  • Chris Christie at an all-you-can-eat buffet
  • The long-lost Danny DeVito-Rhea Perlman sex tape
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Someone kicking a bucket-full of kittens in the face
  • Mitt Romney trying to interact with black people
I couldn’t possibly feel worse for this kid. Here he is, playing in one of the biggest games of his life, his team on pace to make it to the National Championship game (where they’d gloriously lose to Michigan), in the best shape of his life, on top of the freaking world. And then he jumps to block a shot, lands on his leg, and suffers the most gruesome sports injury I’ve ever seen. I can’t even post a link to it because I don’t ever want to watch it again. Remember the amazing Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Bloodsport, where Chong Li breaks that guy’s leg and the bone is sticking out? THE SAME FUCKING THING HAPPENED TO KEVIN WARE.

The last time people recoiled from the TV in horror like that at something sports-related, the Yankees were winning yet another World Series. We don’t need to lump Kevin Ware in with such an atrocity. At least the kid appears to be in good spirits now. And at least for one brief moment, Rick Pitino showed some humanity, and people maybe didn’t think that he was just a complete, vampire-looking scumbag who cheats on his wife by banging waitresses in empty restaurants. Look it up. Anyway. I hope Kevin Ware heals quickly, and that he’s able to find some solace in his season after Louisville loses to Michigan. (Suck it, Syracuse.)

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