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Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Davis’

Willy Wonka and the Condescending Twitter Factory

If you search on Twitter for “Condescending Wonka,” words that connect to an infamous Internet meme, you may well be stupefied by the results. There are dozens of such CW-named feeds, some with follower counts that reach into the hundreds of thousands.

In one sense, it’s no surprise that the 1971 Gene Wilder movie has been sliced, diced and co-opted like just about ever other piece of pop culture. But FishbowlLA wondered who sits behind some of the top Wonka goofs such as @WonkaTweets.

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Blogger Applies for USC Basketball Gig

The men’s basketball coaching gig at USC is open after the Trojans fired Kevin O’Neill earlier this week. And normally, such an exclusive job would only be open to a handful of qualified candidates handpicked by the athletic director.

Nope. Not this gig.

Anyone can apply for the job and SportsGrid blogger Glenn Davis did just that. Below is his cover letter to AD Pat Haden:

Dear [USC Athletic Director Pat] Haden:

I realize I’m not a traditional candidate to become the next head coach for USC basketball, but I’m confident that once you review my application, you’ll see I can provide the new leadership for your program you seek. I have extensive, highly successful head coaching experience in several recurring daydreams, and I’m looking forward to making those into reality as a Trojan.

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