Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday ThumbTubes & YouNails: 7-15-09

We haven't exactly treated the ol' TT&YN with the utmost of frequency or consistency, but that clearly doesn't mean that y'all don't love it. Right? I mean, our inbox is literally flooded, every single day, with questions, demands, and ransom notes practically begging us to make it a daily feature. While we can't do that, we can in fact, make some effort to bring it to you on a bi-monthly basis. That's how thoughtful and willing to negotiate we are. You, the reader, want 25 installments of this feature; we're promising two. No need to thank us. That's just the kinda guys we are. More then, of that which you love, after the jump.

Our first clip today means absolutely nothing to sports, but it's interesting in that the artist, Banksy,

has launched, and admittedly so, his latest endeavors upon the YouTubes, all in the name of inspiration provided to him by yours truly. Hence the similarity in names. "Hat Tip," as the kids are saying these days, to Old No. 7 for pointing out the guy's existence months ago, and to me for not caring enough to do anything about it.

So that was kinda cheesy, but not quite as cheesy as this:

Too cheesy? How about some mustard. And Olivia Munn,

who's making House appearances on consecutive days.

God I love America. And hey, so does this guy:

Since we're being patriotic a solid two weeks after July 4th,

The Peanuts are always good for the ol' nostalgia factor.

So is Eminem. Right?

Okay. Not so much, but baseball. Baseball makes us remember our youth.

Love the Carew bit.

Here's a top-ten list of the alleged best entertainers in sports.

The guy that winds up at the one slot wants to know how his Aspen taste.

Here's a list of the top ten comedians (by income) in the country.

Neither Larry the Cable guy nor Dane Cook are number one, but they're in there, and they sure are funny.

After the Manny Pacquiao/Ricky Hatton fight, I thought I remembered hearing that Pacquiao/Mayweather would be right around the corner.

Apparently, it's not.

Apparently, Terrell Owens has a new squeeze,

perhaps nullifying Old No. 7's theory

that he is, um, gay.

Finally, Gary Bettman got a raise, which I'm sure will make the anti-Bettmans thrilled. Interesting piece. I really appreciated it until I found out how much jack Bud Selig makes. Then I threw up a little bit.

To put it in perspective, you could take Roger Goodell's salary and lump it with Bettman's, or you could lump Bettman's with David Stern, and it would still not be as much as Bud Selig makes in a year.

That, my friends, is outright depressing.

And that, my friends, will do it for this week.