A Basketball Jones

by Ryan on June 22, 2012

in Anything Else,Comedy,Culture,Nostalgia,Pop Culture

The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last night, securing for LeBron James his first NBA title.  Since the Heat had to beat my Boston Celtics on their way to the Finals, my only hope was that OKC won.  They didn’t.  At least they’re not the Lakers.

Oddly, talking basketball with lots of people lately I only just recently learned what a “basketball jones” was.  I also remembered that last week Fox reran a Simpsons episode where Homer becomes Cheech Marin’s partner, forming the duo “Cheech and Chunk” which had a hallucination scene that had me laughing for many reasons:  its parody of Cheech and Chong’s ridiculous 1974 version, its unambiguous 1970s pot culture homage, its 1970s “blacksploitation” undertones, and that the animation looks just like I remember my childhood doctor’s office wallpaper and drapes looking!

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