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Friday, March 21, 2008

Avant-Garde Basketball Player Penalized for Travelling

The avant-garde artist known only as "Dehzi," who has become infamous for his unorthodox contributions to professional sports, was penalized for travelling in a basketball game on friday.

During the game's first period, Dehzi gained possession of the ball after intercepting a pass. Dehzi then ran around the court in a ever-widening spiral, screeching tonelessly and holding the ball over his head. Dehzi continued this behaviour when game play had stopped due to the penalty call, ceasing only after being tripped by a member of his own team.

Reaction to the work has been divided. While some critics hailed the play as "revolutionary" and derided the game's referee as "a philistine," other critics declared Dehzi's most recent play "pointless, annoying, and derivative of his previous work."

Dehzi declined comment, but the team's coach, James O'Halloran, issued a statement to the press earlier today. "In his playing, Dehzi tries to strip the game of basketball down to its core elements, and engage with the game on a pre-linguistic level," said O'Halloran. "He's really got to cool it with that shit."

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Lunch Time Street Beef" with Johnny LaRue!

This is my favourite SCTV sketch, with John Candy as Johnny LaRue. The lack of people on the street was a recurring joke with Street Beef. But in this particular episode, Johnny LaRue has been reprimanded several times for blowing his various budgets in a quest for "production values" --- making use of expensive crane and helicopter shots for no particular reason. Also, LaRue has been demoted to doing this live man-on-the-street show against his wishes, as a sort of punishment, relegated to the bare minimum of production values. Pulled from the context of the entire episode the sketch loses a lot of impact, since almost every line in this sketch is a callback to a joke established previously in the episode --- but Candy's opening monologue and the twists near the end are golden SCTV moments.