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Morning Mail: Uh oh, ‘Linning’ is here

Feb 14, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT


I was hopeful that the Jeremy Lin craze was more than just a meme or a fad … but my hopes were seriously injured today as I discovered this: Now those of you bored with Tebowing or planking can form “geek glasses” with your hands and peer at a partner, as if you’ve both just discovered a mint issue of Action Comics No. 1 in the attic, or that The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for another season. Look, we’re Linning! It seems to have been taken from some weird ritual that Lin performs with teammates. Here he is with Landry Fields.



Look, don’t kill the messenger: it’s the public at large that’s fueling Linsanity. The media is just observing all this with our geek glasses.


For a fee, a demolitions expert will come to your wedding and blow up the cake: “Wedding cakes can be brutally stodgy. Blowing the cake up spares the stomach after a heavy meal is a good way to wake guests up for the speeches.”

Meanwhile, on Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York:


The Central Adirondack Paddlers Society breaks the world record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks. Although if the Giants get to another World Series, they’ll surely break it:



Well, the older crook’s hair is back to being black today. Wasn’t he practically an albino just the other day? Pick a color and go with it, Elrod.

  1. koufaxmitzvah - Feb 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    “Although if the Giants get to another World Series, they’ll surely break it.”

    This Dodgers fan hopes you meant to write Super Bowl.

  2. goforthanddie - Feb 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    It shocks you that a top-10 TV series would be renewed?