What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
What a disaster this week was. Think of the Titanic showing episodes of Ken Jeong’s Godawful sit-com while it gets plowed into by the Hindenburg. The gambling action was so dreadful that the highlight of my week actually came from getting blocked by Jeong for this:
Despite the fact I left out the word “commercial,” he clearly got the message. That lead to this response, which I thought that was pretty funny. It was actually a fuck of a lot funnier than anything I’ve seen from his soon-to-be-dead sit-com.
A pro wrestler doing the “Ooooh, I’m soooo scared” thing. Like I said, I thought this was funny…so much so that when I went to re-tweet it, I realized that Jeong had blocked me. What the…?
Believe it or not, Ken Jeong broke my “Twitter-blocked” cherry. The fact that I’ve been a blogger for six years, and this is the first time anybody’s ever blocked me is about as impressive of an accomplishment as remaining a virgin in Arkansas past the age of 11.
At first, I couldn’t believe this guy gave a shit what some blogger thinks. Then I realized that he’s got the same problem as the J-Dub Gambling Challenge does. You can tell “Dr. Ken” was his “baby;” he saved up his cash and established himself in the right spot in the entertainment business to get that show made. This was his proverbial”pet project,” and I called his baby “ugly.” He’s going to end up working in a food truck somewhere on Wilshire Boulevard because he can’t write a network-friendly “butthole” joke, and I’m having juice and cookies with the winos at the plasma center because I drank the Kool-Aid on the Vikings not being hot, salty garbage.
But I also know what a big part of my problem is. Sadly, I can’t fix it until next year. I’m done betting on anything which happens on Thursday. That’s a problem with this challenge because we need to publish before the Thursday games. That creates a classic gambler’s dilemma.
One the one hand, there’s something to be said for getting those early numbers. For example, buying the Broncos early last week meant the difference between a win and a push. But on the proverbial other hand, you miss a lot of information that doesn’t come out until Thursday or Friday.
I’ll gut it out to the bitter end this year, much as Ken Jeong will do with “Dr. Ken.” As for you, Dr. Jeong, I’m actually a fan of yours and I’m hoping you bounce back from this setback. After all, I have a rule about trusting people who say they never failed at anything, because it either means they never risked anything or they are lying.
However, if I knew I was going to get blocked, I would have got my money’s worth for it. Your baby isn’t ugly, Ken. It should have been taken to Planned Parenthood and sucked into a bio-hazard bag.
Having said that, let’s see how much further I can abort the J-Dub Gambling Challenge Bankroll.
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