Monday, August 07, 2006

And Boom Goes the Dynamite, ahh, the classics never die, they just go to

Thank you, thank you. I love this site because of this clip that I can watch over and over again. It is the most uncomfortable viewing you will see this side of America’s Got Talent. It is a clip that has made the rounds and you may have seen it before. It is a fill in guy for what seems like a college news station, I believe Ball State University, and it does not go well.

When you hear him exclaim, “Oh no,” I believe that is the exact time his teleprompter either goes off or just goes completely haywire. As you continue to watch, you will notice long moments of silence filled by gibberish as the bumbling sportscaster tries to keep up with what seems like a runaway teleprompter. The most excruciating part is when you see this guy look at someone off camera and whisper, “I’m so sorry.” It is so good and so horrible all at once.

If that isn’t bad enough, someone walks through the shot behind the guy. It seems to me that this TV newsroom is just a slipshod joint all the way. Now we get to the NBA highlights and because this appears to be a Ball State U newsroom, the team highlighted is the Indiana Pacers. Once again the kid just spouts gibberish trying to keep up with the teleprompter. The highlight rolls and he is lost again, he tells us names, but that is it, he can’t read and keep up with what is on the screen at the same time. That is until we get the money shot. “He gets the rebound, passes it to the man, shoots it, and boom goes the dynamite.” The kid works in a Sportscenter like catch phrase in the middle of the worst sports cast in history. This kid has got onions.

He then butchers the names of the NCAA All-Americans for that year and finally his time comes to a merciful end. The anchorman thanks him and the sports caster’s reply is just as classic as his boom line. Check this out and relive the horrifying wonderment that is simply, And Boom Goes the Dynamite.


my_merlin77 said...

That was ridiculous!! It's like a train wreck.

Piccu said...

But it is a good kind of train wreck.