First, hats off to the three-time major winner Padraig for being a good sport and trying this out, attempting to answer the question that has been boggling each one of our minds since the very first time we watched Adam Sandler’s seminal golf movie twelve years ago (yeah, twelve years): does the Happy Gilmore actually work?
Padraig does his best to answer that question, and to some surprising results (+30 yards), though, admittedly, things are relatively boring until about the 3:00 minute mark for all you other A.D.D.’ers out there:
To those misinformed, confused or, merely, just curious, here is an excerpt from McSweeney’s comprehensive guide to “Understanding Twitter,” this first sentence perfectly answering the infamous “what is twitter” question in elegant, beautiful simplicity:
Twitter seems to be, first and foremost, an online haven where teenagers making drugs can telegraph secret code words to arrange gang fights and orgies.
As you can tell, this is well worth the read, but here’s the rest of the paragraph so you can stay on my website a little longer:
It also functions as a vehicle for teasing peers until they commit suicide. In order to become a “follower” on Twitter, teens first must flash their high-beam headlights at an oncoming motorist on the highway. Then, if that motorist flashes his or her high-beam headlights back in reply, the teen must kill the motorist in order to be initiated into “following” the online gang. The catch is that one can only use 140 sentences to plan a total of 140 events—that is, any combination of orgies, gang fights, suicides, and highway killings totaling 140 planned situations or activities.
It is pretty bomb; I’ll give it that. Follow me on twitter here: @masemase
What a billboard looks like has nothing to do with whether it ought to be there. Nor does the fact that it carries advertising have anything to do with it, either. It would be the same thing if it were devoted exclusively to reproductions of the old masters; just as the open range would have been the same thing if they had only run peacocks on it. The real question is: has outdoor advertising the right to exist at all?
It’s interesting to read such a perspective on billboards and advertising considering how much has changed in the 50 years since - so definitely read the whole thing if that snippet tickled your fancy. But if your fancy does not get tickled by snippets such as the one above, then maybe this video of a fat kid dancing to AC/DC is more your thing (we appeal to people of all tastes here at Blogbdon)(and this video is highly recommended to people of all fancies):