It was a pretty quiet weekend up in these parts. The first half of the weekend was rainy, which was perfect for running errands, and the second half was dedicated to football. Nothing too exciting – although I do get Monday off, so I can’t complain. But these people can.
I honestly only know this guy as Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy, but apparently he does actually perform as a rapper, which didn’t turn out so well for him on Saturday night.
Scott was performing at the Rolling Loud festival at Citi Field in Queens when a jump ended badly and caused Scott to seriously injure his knee. The “Butterfly Effect” rapper told the crowd he thought he broke his knee (???), but told the crowd, “Nothing can ever stop this show.” He did finish out the show while standing in one place, which is certainly more than I would have done. But then again, this guy survived being a member of the Kardashians. [Via TMZ]
Twitter can cause a lot of damage – misinformation, broken relationships, very bad TikToks. But it can apparently get you banned from China, as it did for German DJ Zedd…for liking a South Park tweet.
Now, it doesn’t exactly say how Zedd knows he was banned from China for liking the aforementioned tweet, which marks the show’s 300th episode. The show recently got into trouble with the Asian nation, according to Page Six, after “it aired an episode, titled “Band in China,” in which Randy Marsh travels to China to sell marijuana from his farm in the Chinese market. While there, he is arrested and witnesses the harsh treatment of Chinese prisoners — including Pooh and Piglet who were banned Chinese leader Xi Jinping was compared to Pooh in online memes.” The show was removed from Chinese internet following the episode.
The real losers here? The Chinese people. First no South Park, and now no live performances of “The Middle”? [Via Page Six]
You likely heard that Kenyan marathoner Kipchoge ran the world’s first sub-2 hour marathon over the weekend, crossing the finish line in Vienna on Saturday with a time of 1:59:40. What you probably haven’t heard is that, for all intents and purposes, it didn’t count.
The event, the Ineos 1:59 challenge, was structured to allow for make conditions as favorable as possible for a sub-2 hour marathon for the runner, including a flexible date to assure the best possible weather and 36 pacesetters who took turns protecting Kipchoge from the head wind. As such, Kipchoge’s under-2-hour time isn’t eligible to be the world record. On the flip side…Kipchoge still holds that record, with a time of 2:01:39. [Via Slate]
So I’m writing this late Sunday afternoon because I have a conference call tonight and I’m going to sleep in tomorrow, but as of right now, at halftime, the Jets lead the Cowboys 21-6. THE JETS. Even if they come back in the 2nd half, that’s embarrassing.
The CBS Cameraman
Glad you’re ok, Jimmy.