Saturday, 3 July 2010

Landon Donovan

Did you ever hear of Landon Donovan? If you haven't, I won't hold it against you. If you have, you are either American, or a football (of the soccer variety) fan or both. Or you've watched David Letterman. Which I did.

And I must admit, I felt sorry for the guy. First of all, there is some dimwitted presenter (ie David Letterman who I usually like) asking dimwitted questions. Then he is interrupted every time he's trying to answer a question. I know football isn't a 'big' game in the US, football (of the American variety), baseball and basketball being way more popular. But this was ridiculous. And you could see it on Landon's face as well. And then David Letterman didn't know what country booted the US out, which I don't know either, but I do know the difference between Slovakia (used to be part of Czechoslovakia in central Europe), Slovenia (used to be part of Yugoslavia in southern Europe) and Ghana (in Africa). Besides, I haven't got a team of researchers behind me. It seemed neither did David Letterman...

Anyway, since the Dutch beat Brazil today (2-1) and we're in the semi-finals and I felt sorry for Landon Donovan, I thought I would show you a photo of him. Him having scored three times in four games and not bad looking it wouldn't hurt my blog. Landon, I don't really care for football, but I bet, I could explain the offside rule* a gazillion times better than David Letterman...

*I recently heard someone say, they were only keeping the offside rule in, so men could seem very clever while no woman would ever understand. Seems about right.


  1. Yanks can be quite uninformed about some things, bless their hearts. Many of them don't understand their neighbour to the north, for example. Of course, since we may not understand ourselves, maybe that's excusable.

  2. Lately, I've had to steer my boat away from good ol' Dave. More and more, if you're the guest he doesn't know how to relate to, Letterman resorts to being less than cordial. And that's me being generous with Mr. L. I much rather like being a part of Jimmy Fallon's audience. He's fun and funny, but not at the expense of his guests, all of which he seems genuinely and kindly interested in. And speaking of thoughtful-types, how sweet of you to feature a picture of Landon Donovan!

    P.S. What happen to the comment you posted earlier on MY JACK HANDEY BLOG? It done flew the coop and this statement has replaced it: "This post has been removed by a blog administrator."

    I don't get it, do you?

  3. Aw that's so nice of you, to post a picture of poor Landon. I've never heard of the guy, am not interested in football but know the offside rule and can explain it even though I'm a woman, and I don't like smug David L.
    Landon has my sympathy.

    What kind of inadmissible comment did you give at SparkleFarkle's post that forced Blogger to remove it? Eh?

  4. I don't know either of them or the offside rule but found this post interesting and do sympathise with Landon, having to be interviewed by someone who hasn't bothered to research his subject. I have actually HEARD of DL but never seen him and it sounds as though I haven't missed much. A


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