Over the past week my google alert has been pretty much blowing up due to the fact that Shaun White’s video game was released. Usually I’d read a review of the game but this being a busy time of the year I pretty much ignored the daily influx of alerts. Oh, I could not have been more mistaken in my actions. No, this was a quite the buffet of unintentional comedy and after a spat of insomnia I flipped thru a few pages of pics. What did I find? More c-list celebs and just general oddities than you can shake a stick at.
I imagine these Hollywood PR fests are not unlike a rejected scene in ‘Entourage’ where they take every e-mail possible and send out a spam sized blast. The beauty of the train wreck is to see who shows up in the official backdrop. In the Warholian world where everybody is famous for 15 minutes including skaters, snowboarders and some surfers who have dated Pam Anderson getting PR becomes part of your life. The sad thing is when you see just how low the benchmark is set for action sports “stars”. Maybe Hollywood’s A-list was burned out from Tony Hawk’s Stand Up for Skate parks benefit but those that lust for fame came out for the game release. This just goes to show you can be on the cover of Rolling Stone and well…you’re still just a snowboarder. Albeit one with Millions of dollars, your own video game, a Lamborghini and yeah you were on the cover of Rolling Stone before they pussed out and went to smaller magazine size.
So Shaun is still the man to some extent and like they say those who laugh hardest are the ones who cash the big ass royalty checks. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some gold old fashioned picture commentary.
This random shot of some guy with the Iron Sheik could quite possibly be one the best things to happen to snowboarding since Bakoda has an advertisement of batboy saying “That’s not where you put a rake!” Clearly nothing to do with video games or Shaun White just getting that press whenever and where ever. The ultimate non-sequitor.
OK, there was an entire write up on who this was but all I could think was how can she be so happy as her pelvis is being crushed? Actually she is from ‘The Hills’. I can now shoot myself for having written antying about that MTV train wreck.
No clue. But, side bar here, when I was in college for a few semesters outside of Pittsburgh I’d see this type of chick all the time. I imagine this is what South Western PA transplants look like in Hollywood. Somebody told me she was from ‘the Hills’. If they mean Forrest Hills or North Hills they are correct.
This guy is Sam Raimi’s brother. Sam directed ‘Spiderman’. His brother pictured above gets the coveted “That Guy” award of all time. You know when you look at somebody in a movie who clearly you’ve seen before and say “Hey! It’s that Guy!” Bill Simmons was right.