Deacon Blues: Verbal Crossovers

So, just when we think things couldn’t get any worse for Wake Forest basketball, about half the roster decides to get on the transfer bus and get the heck out of town.

For a while I was mad about the mess that AD Ron Wellman and head coach Jeff Bzdelik have made of this program.  Then, over two years of absolutely horrible basketball, it became sort of funny.

Now, I’m struggling to hold on to that humor, and avoid complete apathy.

In that regard, here’s the 7th episode of Deacon Blues.  There is an email floating around the message boards today that is allegedly from Ron Wellman to the board of directors of the Deacon Club.  I cannot believe it is real, and at this point have to believe the email is a hoax.  But either way, WFU basketball is a complete mess.

In this episode, Ron reads his (alleged) email and a helpful Deacon fan translates it for us.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

Deacon Blues Archive: Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  Episode 3 is here. Episode 4 is here.  Episode 5 is here.  Episode 6 is here.

Great Game of Thrones Parodies

The Song of Ice and Fire series is clearly my favorite series of books since (at least) The Lord of the Rings.  And Arya Stark is without a doubt my favorite literary character ever.

arya

Sadly, I just finished the latest book and now have to wait no telling how long for the sixth book.

The Game of Thrones television show is also just about perfect.  As we approach Season 2, HBO has released some very excellent trailers.

And others have made some equally excellent parodies.  Here are my two favorites.

The Simpsons (from the actual show)

and the Disney version

Awesome stuff.

Deacon Blues: Couldn’t Be Happier

I thought I had retired Deacon Blues, but this story in the Winston-Salem Journal compelled me to create a 6th episode, in which Ron Wellman and DV7 discuss WFU basketball

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

Ron Wellman may be a great Athletic Director, but he is not winning these interviews.  If you stand up over and over and spout nonsense, you are hurting your cause.  You can spin, and you can craft a message.  You simply cannot make absolute statements like "I couldn’t be more excited about our future" unless it is a fact.  Or unless you just don’t care.

Deacon Blues Archive: Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  Episode 3 is here. Episode 4 is here.  Episode 5 is here.

Brats Behaving Hilariously

One of my favorite things about the internet is the way it allows creative people to compile examples of people behaving badly and simultaneously embarrass them into (hopefully) being a little more self-aware and create clever social commentary.

Like this hilarious indictment of both the ungrateful and the banality of social networking in general, and Twitter in particular.

Awesome.