Sunday, December 26, 2004

Kudos to Saint Paul

Saint Paul at Fraters is among the best writers on the web. He came up with this hilarious post explaining that NORAD's web site that tracks Santa's journey has a section with celebrity comments. However the celebrities they used are incredibly unfamous. An excerpt:

Click on over and receive the finest of half-hearted, slightly confused greetings from the likes of Jose Canseco, Eric Roberts, Warren Moon, and Erik Estrada. (I knew it was difficult to find pro-US military celebrities in Hollywood, but this is ridiculous). And don't forget George Stroumboulopoulos. No, not George Stephanopoulos. This is George Stroumboulopoulos. An entirely different hairy celebrity Greek. Next check out the best wishes from Brett Butt, Hayden Panettiere, Brie Larson, and Diamond Dave Somervile. Then, of course, hit Goolge, to find out exactly who Brett Butt, Hayden Panettiere, Brie Larson, and Diamond Dave Somervile are.

Your humble correspondent did a little research on this subject. My guess is that 15 year-old girls Hayden Panettiere and Brie Larson would be well known to pre-teen viewers of Disney or other kid based movies. Therefore it makes sense to include them.

What doesn't immediately make sense is the inclusion of Jose Canseco, Eric Roberts, Warren Moon, Eric Estrada George S, Brett Butt and Diamond Dave Somervile. Pre-teens would have no clue who they are and it is doubtful that their parents would be impressed.

Of course this is NORAD we're dealing with and it is possible they are all on the list to re-populate the world after the nuclear holocaust. I shudder to think that the entirety of humanity could be reduced to the offspring of Diamond Dave Somervile and Brie Larson.


Blogger Cybrludite said...

Gah! Now that's a mental image I didn't need.

12:46 AM  

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