I’ve been feuding with the Times-Picayune/NOLA.com since the great purge of 2012. I doubt that they’ve noticed but I’ve enjoyed deriding them as the Zombie-Picayune since they “moved their focus to digital” and began “robustly” firing people left and right.
This year there was a Christmas miracle as the Zombie-Picayune published a front page that I can get behind:
That’s right, Saints Cornerback Marshon Lattimore intercepted a pass thrown by Matt Ryan of the hated Falcons with his butt. It’s been described as a “butterception” and a “butt pick” among other things. The consensus has settled on butt pick, which the former Ohio State Buckeye doesn’t like but the internet hath spoken and butt pick it is.
The butt pick helped clinch (clench?) the Saints win over the Dirty Birds. The team has snapped three years of monotonous mediocrity, and looks like a “contender and not a bum.” I like to work in an On The Waterfront reference wherever possible. I’m not sure if “Jesus (Breesus?) is on the docks,” but New Orleanians are hoping for another Super Bowl appearance. Who am I kidding? We want to win it all, y’all.
The great butt pick of 2017 reminded me of a classic Dana Carvey bit on SNL:
The power of butt pre-Lattimore: pic.twitter.com/TnT0Bk9HWk
— Shecky (@Adrastosno) December 24, 2017
That’s Carvey as the late, great George Michael who went on and on about his awesome ass and the power of the butt.
The last word goes to my late countryman George Michael and the video that inspired Carvey’s bootylicious reverie: