Oh, The Internet. How starved for entertainment you are. Your perpetual need for the humorous, the shocking, the annoying, the unbelievable — you’ve created an appetite for yourself that can never be satisfied. More than half of what you consider noteworthy is barely so, only making it by sheer dint of the fact that you must have something on a regular basis to fuel your desires.
And this is what you’ve picked up on the most recently? A video clip of Tiger Woods reacting to someone passing gas? It’s not proven that he did it; only that he heard it happen. Think about it: when you’ve had to break wind in public, do you call attention to yourself by giggling about it? Those of you under 23 need not answer; we know what you do.
The humor in this is more akin to relating a secondhand story to a group of friends than it is to any actual joke: “Oh dude, Jimmy totally let one rip at the art gallery last week! It was hilarious!” Perhaps the fun lies in Tiger’s reaction, rather than what he’s reacting to, but even then, it’s hardly newsworthy.
Expect this to — if you’ll excuse me — blow up in the days to come, with Howard Stern and his ilk launching new and stupid show segments based on nothing more than speaking with some unsuspecting person on a serious subject, then suddenly farting, causing hilarity. Please, Sarah Palin, say something stupid so we can move past this!