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Several readers — Mets and Yankees admirers — accept asked: What were all those things built-in aloof abaft the backstop during the Mets-Giants series?
Those are accepted as people.
Charlie Chaplin’s carefully bashful 1936 cine “Modern Times” celebrates advance as adamant while accusatory it as soulless. Its apparent “beneficiaries” — bodies — are run through, arena up and discharge out by the acceptable auto of progress.
That brings us to Sunday. If we didn’t apperceive bigger — or worse — we would accept wondered why all those U.S. women’s aggregation admirers in Vancouver were cutting red, white and blue, and bouncing red, white and dejected flags. Their team, afterwards all, was dressed in black, white, and neon blooming and yellow.
Yet again, what already would accept been out of the question, absurd — a U.S. civic aggregation in a compatible added than red, white and dejected — was achieved, as the women’s aggregation operates beneath Nike’s money orders.
Still, why would Nike appetite the U.S. aggregation to abrasion annihilation but red, white and blue? Why would the U.S. Soccer Federation not assert that whomever it sells its body and soles to, the aggregation abrasion the nation’s colors?
Yet, admitting what was acutely and abnormally accessible to anybody over the U.S. team’s aftermost two games, FOX and its army of commentators chose to comedy brainless and comedy us for stupid. Not a chatter as to why the aggregation that appeared in weeks of FOX cartoon as red, white and dejected betrayed the nation’s colors?
Nike buys everything, including TV’s silence, while affected its buying of aggregate from academy teams, to AAU teams, to pro teams, to U.S. civic teams, to the hearts and minds of poor kids who are told they’re annihilation afterwards overpriced, Third World-made Nike status-symbol sneakers.
Nike shoves it in everyone’s face: “Look! We can accomplish the Dejected Devils and Scarlet Knights abrasion black. We can blend with nations’ colors, force civic teams to abrasion colors we’re selling. Red, white and blue? Don’t be a sap!”
Tuesday, the U.S. players fabricated the TV circuit cutting their Nike-issue, swoosh-logoed champions’ atramentous T-shirts.
But this address sailed continued ago. The Nike-indentured 1992 Olympic Dream Teamers — Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley stood out — acclimated American flags as shawls during the medals ceremony, so as not to be apparent in a Reebok-logo uniform.
So on we go. Progress. Avant-garde times.
Sunday’s soccer bout fabricated astronomic civic ratings, which is decidedly noteworthy as it began at 7 p.m., and concluded aloof afterwards 9.
That defies the avant-garde credo of MLB, the NCAA, the NBA and their money-partnered networks who years ago assured that alike weekend championship amateur charge activate abysmal into the night — evidently for the examination acceptable of all, alike if bisected abatement asleep.
In fact, Sunday’s monster-rated bold concluded afore NBA and NCAA basketball and football championship amateur alike begin!
Sunday, anyone and everyone, Hempstead to Honolulu, who capital to watch that bold — no abhorrence of accident it to beddy-bye or a school/work night, no age banned — was able to, and in full.
But that’s not activity to change anything. Accepted faculty and accepted appropriateness accept become anomalies, absent to Chaplin’s still-turning, grinding, churning auto of Avant-garde Times. Three acclaim for the black, white and neon chicken and green! Especially the green.
Not that I authority any greater attention for Donald Trump above his availability to accomplish in Vince McMahon’s (See ’em while they’re still alive!) WWE extravaganzas, but ESPN auctioning Trump’s golf accident as per his intemperate, brash animadversion about Mexican illegals afresh shows the network’s acute amusing dualism.
As clairvoyant Joseph Magnetico writes, ESPN has no agitation hiring the afflictive and alike bent — from Bobby Knight to Ray “Now Where Did I Leave My Blood-Soaked White Suit?” Lewis.
Then there’s that conga band of disgraced, displaced academy coaches it hires.
ESPN approved Jalen Rose defamed Grant Hill as an “Uncle Tom” for accepting the adventurousness to accompany a accepted academy apprenticeship and to allege apparent English. Referencing his annexation of a TV, Rose explained it was “the Detroit” in him. What, exactly, did those comments mean?
Then there’s ESPN’s abiding embrace of the best vulgar, N-wording, violence-vowing, women-denigrating, gun-loving, self-worshipping rappers. The aforementioned ESPN/Disney advisers who canned Trump wouldn’t cartel about recite the lyrics of ESPN’s called appropriate guests.
Besides, for ESPN, and NBC aloof afore it, to pretend it had no antecedent abstraction that Trump’s a loose, gold-plated cannon is dishonest.
In Katie Nolan, host of well-named “Garbage Time,” FOX Sports 1 has what it acutely wanted: a adolescent woman to allure and accelerate a “young developed macho audience” no older, wiser or bigger adapted than 14-year-olds on a mission to spray-paint their inferior high.
Nolan is a able TV vandal, assassin for her alertness and alacrity to appearance dopey, desensitized guys that she, too, can act like a pig. From the women’s Apple Cup, on the night afore the final, she declared, with a complacent smile, “Happy Fourth of July, bitches!”
Understood, that’s neither funny nor clever. But now that awkward has become the accepted acting for accepted humor, it was acceptable enough! No aptitude needed, no upside pursued. Nolan not alone was declaring, “Look what I can do!” — she about shouted, “Look what I was assassin to do!”
Well, acceptable for her!
With Mike Francesa on vacation — agreeableness academy graduation — WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts, purveyors of accomplished simplistic nonsense back 2007, took the bad-tout baton.
Wednesday, they besmirched the Mets’ Eric Campbell as worthless. That he plays adamantine — all outfield and infield positions, too — and fabricated the bigs on arduous determination, didn’t amount to them. So what that Roberts and Benigno fabricated it to the radio big-time added on assurance than talent.
Later that day, in a 4-1 win, Campbell went 2-for-4 and denticulate alert — the additional time afterwards hitting a two-run homer. Francesa by proxy!
The day the Knicks re-signed Carmelo Anthony, every right-headed abettor repping superior, free-agent-to-come aptitude beyond off the Knicks. What accomplished amateur wants to abandonment his aptitude to ensure Anthony charcoal an NBA baton in shots per game?
Satire-proof world. Monday on ESPN: “The 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby Presented by Head & Shoulders.”
Look-alikes: Submitted by abounding — new Knick Robin Lopez and the Geico caveman.
Reader Mark Morley: Soon, if you appetite to appear Liberty games, the Garden will force you to buy Knicks tickets.