Writer/comedian/blogger/crank Alex Blagg drops in to share with CRACKED the different things that are irking him this week. 1. The Winter Olympics
-Look, can we all please get together as a nation and stop pretending to give a shit about the Olympics? Jesus Christ, just because some toga-clad hedonistic pedophiles started a bullshit competition in a bunch of boring athletic events, every two years I get subjected to months of "extreme" NBC promos with whiz-bang camera tricks and editing effects that try to trick me into thinking that cross-country skiing is somehow interesting or enjoyable to watch. Then, once the stupid games actually DO start, I don't get to watch any of my favorite shows for two weeks, because we're all so busy pretending to care about who wins a fucking Bobsled race. There's a place for the Winter Olympics-it's called ESPN2.
2. Shows That Try to Be Hip
-Nothing in the world pisses me off more than when some uninteresting shitcom tries to "win over" the younger demographics by arbitrarily including a reference to a cultural phenomenon that otherwise has nothing to do with the show. Take NBC's soon-to-be-cancelled-and-mercifully-forgotten new show "Four Kings"-in one scene, a female character says, "I'm so excited I scored Arcade Fire tickets!" and Seth Green responds by saying, "Oh my God, I love Arcade Fire!" OK, what the fuck was the point of that dialogue? No jokes, no plot advancement, just a nice big "Hey, kids! We read blogs, and we think we know what' cool, so keep tuning in!" that was about as subtle as getting fucked by a wooly mammoth.