- 25 Nov 13
In which the beautiful game becomes that little bit more surreal and we dip back into the mighty world of Space Jam…
Football, as we all know and recognise, is essentially religion. No, screw that, it s religion. End of. It’s also serious business and every now and then, when tragedy strikes, it’s important to acknowledge the passing of others with a respectful minute’s silence before the beautiful game kicks off.
Sadly (or thankfully, depending on your perspective and appreciation for the surreal), these poignant moments tend to take on a strange, dark and unbelievably hilarious life of their own when the club mascot gets involved, bowing his (or her) respective giant novelty head in solemn contemplation. If ever a picture spoke a thousand words, the image of Arsenal’s Gunnersaurus, clad in comedy shoes, locked in full downcast embrace with his team is it. Check out a full list and in-depth discussion over on the When Saturday Comes forum at bit.ly/17qbhAA. Meanwhile, there’s further mascot shaming at bit.ly/1aGeNS8. Impossible to argue with that #1, to be fair.
We’re big Archer fans here at Caught In The Net (get on that Top Gun tribute if you haven’t already at youtu.be/_7HkG6OSo3E) so you can understand our fondness for the show’s brand new old-school gun safety PSA at youtu.be/dW0baYDlsQo. New season in January, kids!
If you’ve ever seen any of ESPN’s superb 30 For 30 documentaries, you’ll know to expect – informative, in-depth and sometimes hard-hitting work. Only fitting then that we get one to highlight the blood, sweat and tears of the legendary Tune Squad Vs Monstars basketball game from the Michael Jordan/Bugs Bunny 1996 team-up, Space Jam. Check that out at yhoo.it/HTLqos. On a related note, for some strange reason, that film’s original website is still up. See it in all its now-quaint glory at bit.ly/1ONXk
In the too-much-time-on-their-hands department, some poor soul has constructed a new set of credits for the Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freeman will they/won’t they? saga Sherlock in the style of Friends, mindnumbingly irritating theme song and all. Give it a whirl at youtu.be/kfTGaik6IRE
We’re just about coming to terms with the fact that the greatest film reviewer of all time, Roger Ebert, will never pen another lyrical ode or scathing critique again. However, you can help him live on in the form of a commemorative sculpture by donating at ebertsculpture.org. Get involved!
Everyone loves cats, right? Sure, they represent the oldest and most uninspired thing on the web, but dammit man, they’re awesome. Yes, they’re basically loners who’d eat you if you expired in front of them but they’re still amazing. Go marvel at 10 of them pondering the deeper intricacies of the universe at bit.ly/19qrXSV
Finally, having never been to Japan (some day…), Caught In The Net was most intrigued by the following 10 random quirks associated with the country. Singing vehicles, you say? bit.ly/1e8daBl