Worlds Apart

On Thursday, Ghana eliminated the USA in the first round of the World Cup.

The easy excuse is that "soccer's not our sport." The results aren't much different, however, in international competitions of "our" sports.

Before 2004, USA basketball teams had only lost two games in the history of Olympic tournaments. At the 2004 Olympics, the USA lost three, including a 92-73 loss to our own commonwealth!

At the 2006 World Baseball Classic, the USA failed to advance past the second round, en route losing to Canada, of all countries!

Little wonder that football is the most popular sport in America. The only country that poses a threat is Samoa.

Stop the presses! I found someone who actually attends ITT Tech!

The second issue of Wholphin includes Steven Soderbergh's intense sci-fi homage to Godard. The Japanese "Bewitched" re-scripted by Daniel Handler [Lemony Snicket] and writers of the Daily Show. And a special moment with Andy Richter.

But the highlight of McSweeney's' sophomore "DVD magazine of unseen films" has to be The 40 Year-Old Virgin producer Andrew Jay Cohen's exclusive short American Storage.

The short follows an employee of a storage facility who finds a man living in one of the units and stars:

Steve Carell (The 40 Year-Old Virgin)
Seth Rogen (The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Freaks and Geeks)
Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks)
and David Krumholtz (Freaks and Geeks).

Judd Apatow (The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Freaks and Geeks) produced.

This is the best and only still I could find.

A feature-length expansion, set for release in 2007, will follow a man trying to turn around a failing storage facility by leasing out units as low-rent apartments on the Internet to random people. Aaron and Abe, perhaps?