Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blind item of the day

The Drudge Report has posted the following tease (yes, in red type):

PAPER: OLYMPIC HERO PICTURED SMOKING BONG... DEVELOPING...

'NEWS OF THE WORLD' SET TO ROCK SPORTS WITH SHOCK PHOTO, STORY...

Who do you think it is? My wild guess is Usain Bolt... just because I want to avoid the obvious, and there were only two Olympic heroes.

UPDATE: Well... it’s the obvious.

10 comments:

Kellybelle said...

Silly, he's just measuring his lung capacity.

bklyn6 said...

Okay. I immediately thought Bolt. He seemed the "obvious" choice for steretypical reasons.... Then I thought, "Now, why would that "rock the sports world"? So then I thought Phelps. I didn't click on your "obvious" links, though. Perhaps now I will. :-)

Undercover Black Man said...

Silly, he's just measuring his lung capacity.

Speaking of that... you know Phelps gots to have great lung capacity. Can you imagine how much he can toke at a time? It boggles the mind.

Undercover Black Man said...

Then I thought, "Now, why would that "rock the sports world"?

I know, right? That's exactly what I thought. "Who'd be shocked?"

bklyn6 said...

This "blind item" reminds of those news teasers that are supposed to make you sit on the edge of your chair or stay glued to the tv. The big reveal is ALWAYS so anti-climatic since chances are you've already heard it on an earlier broadcast, or it's just so plain obvious it's ridiculous.

I hate those teasers!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ The archetypal "blind item" -- of the sort that appears in the gossip columns of your hometown tabloids -- can be irresistible, though.

bklyn6 said...

Right On! magazine used to do the blind item thing back in the day.

I'll never forget the one about a teenaged singer who was rumored to be pregnant. I don't remember the details, but at the time I do remember thinking that the singer might be Janet Jackson. My only other hunch was Stacey Lattisaw.

To this day, I don't know who the blind item was about.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

01 31 09

It's ashamed that even made the news. A dudes gotta have fun sometime. Anyway, I betcha he gets tore up off one toke, with lungs like his. Plus as strict as his normal routine is, he is likely a cheap drunk. Hey I wanna party with him now! ;)

Geneva Girl said...

Mr. G says that Bolt wouldn't do anything to jeopardize his status. The Jamaican athletes are pretty clean cut and they get tested more than other athletes. They're even trained not to even be near people who smoke dope in fear of getting a contact high,

I wonder how much endorsement money Phelps will lose, if any.

Anonymous said...

At least he was not getting a hummer from a transgendered discus thrower from Outer Weirdostan while downing Jagermeister.