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Five Unlikely Reasons to Optimistic About the 2012 Mets

Occasionally we like to stray from our usual posts about TGIF and Jason Sudeikis and talk sports.  As much as we love pop culture and television and Internet nonsense, a lot of our time is also taken up by watching, reading up on, and listening to sports (which, unfortunately, leaves us little time for much else).  And with the 2012 Major League Baseball season nearly upon us, we thought we’d take a few minutes to explain why things may not be so bleak for our beloved NY Mets, even if these reasons seem completely counterintuitive.

1. Jose Reyes is No Longer a Met

Yep, the same Jose Reyes that won the NL Batting Title last season, and who was the best player in baseball for stretches in the first half.  That guy.  The same Jose Reyes who is the Mets all-time leader in triples, runs and steals, who can excite a ballpark like no other player we’ve ever seen.  When he’s on his game, there may be no more dynamic, electric player in the sport.  Yep, that’s the guy we’re happy to have off our roster.

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Hannukah: The Penultimate Night

Is it me or has using the world “penultimate” really come into fashion lately?  I know it’s not really relevant, but I felt like I had to say it.  Anyway…

My mom was recently laid off from her part-time job, and consequently her internet productivity has spiked considerably.  A major part of this increased output is a rise in the number of email forwards she sends my way.  Whereas I might receive one a week, now I’m looking at two, maybe three, a day.  Perhaps it’s just the holiday season, but it seems that, in lieu of having a job, mom is really working it (internet-wise).

And thus today brought us this fantastic little Judaic gem:  “Kosher Face”

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It’s like “The Hanukkah Song,” except that it’s set to the tune of Poker Face, makes almost no sense, and references Adam Sandler as a Jew (which is soooo meta).

But bonus points for including one of the less revered Nicktoons, Hey Arnold.

However, infinite negative bonus points for including Bernie Madoff.  At that point let’s just show Rob Schneider for a fourth time.  Even that would be preferable.

In retrospect, not sure if this video is for or against Jews.

Anyway, L’Chaim!  Penultimate!

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