Seeing as though we once witnessed a kid bet he could eat an entire bottle of glue in kindergarten, we’re pretty there’s nothing someone won’t put a wager on. But, that doesn’t make it smart. While betting on the WWE isn’t the same as betting on eating glue (mostly), it’s still not smart. We learn why in today’s Blog Log. Plus, take a look at video of a more humble, younger, 15-year-old Michael Phelps, and read about a hilarious mix-up on Reddit.
“It’s like you’re betting on an episode of Game Of Thrones.” — Brandon Stroud at uproxx.com advises against betting on the outcome of this Sunday’s WrestleMania 30 — a pre-determined, choreographed WWE event — and calls out an especially silly ad created by the betting hub 5Dimes. It reads: “If you don’t bet on WrestleMania XXX, the terrorists win!” If that’s the case, Stroud jokes, “we just kinda have to let them win at this point, don’t we?”
“The most amusing part, in hindsight, is his long-term goal to win gold in Athens in 2004. Phelps did a little better than that.” — Samer Kalaf at deadspin.com unearths a video featuring a then-15-year-old Michael Phelps talking to a local news station about his Olympic goals. The station caught up with Phelps after the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. “I have a lot of goals,” Phelps said in the video. “I just want to get faster.” Spoiler alert: He did.
“Form a vanguard party and seize the means of production, distribution and exchange in the name of the proletariat. You will definitely meet lots of new people.” — redditor michaelnoir at reddit.com replies to a guy who accidentally asked about tips for meeting new people on a socialist thread instead of a social skills thread.
“Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot.” — A blogger at blog.eat24hours.com, food delivery app Eat24’s blog, writes a break-up letter to Facebook, while contemplating deleting Eat24’s Facebook page. Eat24 is upset that Facebook hides certain posts unless they’re “promoted” (i.e. paid ads). “It makes us think all you care about is money,” Eat24 writes. Eat24 still had a Facebook page at Express’ deadline.
“Only Van Morrison on a coke bender could possibly sing a more passionate rendition of ‘House Of The Rising Sun.’ ” — Ben Yakas at gothamist.com describes Bill Murray’s karaoke skills, which the actor showed off this weekend while in St. Augustine, Fla., for a golf tournament. Murray reportedly sang for 45 minutes at the Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant, which he owns with his five brothers. TMZ caught some highlights on film.