Don’t you hate it when folks come up to you in public, immediately jump into conversation like they know you, but you have NO IDEA who they are?
The latest episode from Matt Wilkas and Daniel Vincent Gordh’s self-titled web series, Matt & Dan, takes the ‘where do I know you from?’ scenario and ramps up the socially awkward score to Level 10.
In ‘Best Friends For Never,’ Matt (above) is grabbing some java on his way to CrossFit class when Dan spots him from across the coffee shop.
Dan: “Oh, my god…Ben!”
Matt: (draws total blank) “So fun…”(not)
Amid weird hugs and kisses, Matt tries to decipher where he knows Dan from, but…nothing.
Every question is met with a dodge even though Dan clearly knows a LOT about Matt’s life – his recent birthday party, his gym workout schedule…
When Matt’s friend ‘Sarah’ (guest star Julia Cho) gets dragged into the increasingly weird meet-up, she tries to divine some background (“Are you in Jill’s Pilates class? Northwestern?”), but only finds herself further and further in the Twilight Zone.
We won’t give away where it all goes, but props to the duo for the deliciously off-kilter encounter.
Plus – bonus points for Matt Wilkas in a tank top 🙂
Florida Gov. Rick Scott appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (albeit briefly) this morning to discuss the upcoming Republican primary taking place in his state this coming Tuesday.
But when Scott refused to answer any questions from either host Joe Scarborough or Mika Brzezinski – “Who do you endorse?” “Do you believe Muslims hate America?” – or even have an opinion on the subjects, Brzezinski had had enough.
“I’m just asking, generally, do you think that Muslims hate Americans, that Islam hates America as Donald Trump said last night,” Scarborough pressed. “I can tell you what’s going on in Florida,” Scott began, before Scarborough interrupted and asked again for him to answer the question.
“Do you personally think that Islam is a religion that hates America?” Scarborough asked. Scott’s response was that Florida has a lot of Muslims and Latin Americans who all get along. “We’re a great melting point. That’s what I can tell you about our state,” Scott said. “Donald Trump, he can talk about the things he wants to talk about. Marco Rubio can, Ted Cruz, John Kasich…”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski wasn’t satisfied. “That’s not answering any questions. Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, I know you and Joe are friends and this is kind of awkward, but can you answer the question or should we scoot?” she asked.
I can’t imagine why Scott even went on the program. He clearly didn’t want to get into any specific opinion or policy. Perhaps he wanted to raise his national profile? If so, this backfired badly.
In the end, all you remember is Scott with a “Joker-like” grin trying to dodge anything of substance. #Fail
Delivered with a grave and hushed tone something like you’d imagine your creepy boss whispering in your ear as he slowly rubs your shoulder just as he’s convincing you to cook the company books while he stares at a young blond receptionist at an office party.
“Turning to you in such a special and personal way.”
Well, if this doesn’t make the teabaggers look crazy. Now they introduce “Creepy Uncle Sam” giving an exam to a young woman at a OB/GYN exam. From Yahoo News:
Generation Opportunity, a Virginia-based group that is part of a coalition of right-leaning organizations with financial ties to billionaire businessmen and political activists Charles and David Koch, will launch a six-figure campaign aimed at convincing young people to “opt-out” of the Obamacare exchanges. Later this month, the group will begin a tour of 20 college campuses, where they plan to set up shop alongside pro-Obamacare activists such as Enroll America that are working to sign people up for the insurance exchanges.
Generation Opportunity intends to host events at college football tailgate parties festivals, where “brand ambassadors” (read: hot young people) will pass out beer koozies that read “opt out,” pizza and literature about the health care law. Some events may have impromptu dance parties with DJ’s, complete with games of cornhole and competitions for prizes, organizers said.
Men don’t get off scot-free either. There’s a similar video for men where “Creepy Uncle Sam” shows up to apparently give a prostate exam.
So, after about :30 seconds of reminding you how fabulously wealthy and fabulously fabulous he is, Sir Richard Branson explains how – if you were as rich as he is – you can whoo that “special someone” you might meet on your travels.
Minus the fabulous funds, he explains the newly implemented “Seat-To-Seat Delivery” service on his airline Virgin America. You can order a drink via the control panel at your seat and send it to your “intended one.”
Because hitting on people in an enclosed space where nobody can possibly leave if they’re made to feel uncomfortable for several hours is obviously a really good idea…?