Wow, look, a Brokeback Mountain reference to Terrell Owens and Tony Romo. That's so original.
Lord, I apologize ... but the reaction when this landed in the inbox a few minutes ago was to start head-shaking like comic Paul Mooney in that Chappelle's Show sketch where he's sitting between two white women talking about how much they love Gone With The Wind.
Or maybe it's like Stewie Griffin in an early Family Guy episode after a classmate scores a cheap laugh at his expense by referencing a TV catchphrase:
Ha ha ha! Oh gosh that's funny! That's really funny! Do you write your own material? Do you? Because that is sooooooooo fresh. 'You are The Weakest Link, goodbye!' You know, I've, I've never heard anyone make that joke before. Hmm. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference, reference that outside the program before. Because that's what she says on the show right? Isn't it? 'You are The Weakest Link, goodbye.' And, and yet you've taken that and used it out of context to insult me in this everyday situation. God what a clever, smart girl you must be, to come up with a joke like that all by yourself. That's so fresh too. Any, any Titanic jokes you want to throw at me too as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity? God you're so funny!Do you see where this is going? It's becoming almost impossible to express anything in 2008 without constantly cross-referencing pop culture. At this point, it's almost more original not to. Aren't we just dooming ourselves to a life of subservience to massive corporations and Hollywood.
News flash: Likening Romo and T-Emo to the characters from that gay cowboy movie doesn't make you Douglas Coupland (so says the guy who's actually only read one of Coupland's novels). If that's too obscure for you, just insert Judd Apatow's name into that last sentence.
Anyways, not gonna link to the Mooney-on-Fox News clip, not gonna link to the Mooney-on-Fox News clip ... dammit, linked to the Mooney-on-Fox News clip. See what I mean?