Need Help Understanding The Syria Situation? Allow This CNN Analyst To Use Kentucky Basketball To Explain...
This comparison was a lot of things. Forced. Unnecessary. Random. I think we can all agree that a semantically convenient jab at the questionable way in which one particular university chooses to build their basketball program was not at all helpful in letting the loyal viewers of CNN know that the missile attack on Syria isn't going to be an isolated incident. In fact, if I know anything about the people that happened to be tuning in at the time then the reference was more confusing than it was explanatory.
That being said, I found it absolutely hilarious for all those ridiculous reasons. With Donald Trump having officially decided to start making proactive decisions that are as hypocritical (not wrong, per se) as the shit he spews on social media, can't we all benefit from a reason to laugh? I don't know if Major General James "Spider" Marks is a diehard Louisville fan or if John Calipari took a run at his wife in a past life, but if there was a team to make the butt of your poorly timed joke than it's Kentucky and if there's a poor time to do it then it's when the entire country could use some comic relief. Sure, he downplayed the severity of international warfare just as much as he underestimated the intelligence of his audience, but he brought some entertainment value to what could potentially be a scary situation and I - for one - appreciate his efforts in doing so.