It's Football Sunday And I'm Sold On "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Thanks to my buddy Lee sending me the trailer for the new Curb Your Enthusiasm season, I figured it was high time to fire up the 17-year-old HBO comedy, and I'm very happy with the results. Just full of Seinfeld-esque pointlessness and random arguments. You can see how Larry David was George and how his humor carried a great deal of the series way back when in the "Must See TV" era (oh, really Dom? The executive producer and co-creator of Seinfeld had a huge impact on Seinfeld? Do tell more...)
First, Larry just kind of being a dick and reluctantly social to boot is already a great start to comedy. Then, throwing him into situations that compile into more and more awkwardness can get the respect of anybody who dreads any kind of social experiences, be them positive or negative. The end of episode one, "The Pants Tent", where Larry just sits and accepts his fate as the dipshit caught in his web of Kathy Griffin lies is just picture perfect.
Then, to tie this all into football (which I disregarded watching that ratings grabber of a Jacksonville/Baltimore game in London to write this), I stumbled upon the close captions of Episode 4, "The Bracelet" and saw this beauty my worlds colliding together:
Except this is the anti-"Worlds Theory": it's quite positive for Independent Dom. These houses aren't divided, no - they're all the more powerful.
Alright, time to watch my Jets lose to Smokin' Jay and the Fins before work. J-E-T-S! 0-AND-3!