Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Seriously, you've been warned. There is inappropriate language and content straight ahead. No one under the age of 15 should be even thinking about clicking on these links. I'm not kidding.

Alright, I'll confess that I never really watched The Man Show and I've seen even less of Jimmy Kimmel's talk show. He's funny enough, I guess, but it was never important enough to carve out the time in my schedule. So I was clearly not aware until recently of his "feud" with Matt Damon.

Here's the set-up, in chronological order. Evidently, a running gag at the end of Kimmel's show every night was to say that Matt Damon had been scheduled but due to time constraints they had to bump him. All apologies, we'll try to reschedule, and so on. In truth, Matt Damon of course was not scheduled, but a funny bit nonetheless. As you can see from the second half of the clip above, they finally actually did bring Matt Damon on one night, then due to a lengthy introduction, ran out of time and bumped him. And People's Sexiest Man Alive melted down with a profanity-laced, no doubt Bobby Knight-inspired tirade. Convincing enough that there were many out there who evidently bought into this "feud."

To play it up even more, Kimmel got one of his flunkies to fake like they were going to interview Damon on the red carpet at the Ocean's Thirteen premiere, then cut it short. That was followed by a hysterical send-up of the same flunky inserting himself into "The Bourne Ultimatum" and running into Jason Bourne himself.

Well, Matt Damon got a little "payback" with the help of Kimmel's girlfriend, the raunchy Sarah Silverman. And while everything before this was funny, this was side-splitting, tears running down my face hysterical. It's gotten nearly 10 million hits at this point on and YouTube.

Kimmel, of course, had a response this week, playing off Damon's video and adding a few new wrinkles.

Seriously, if you're under 15, get the hell out of here!

p.s. Matt Damon does a hell of a Matthew McConaughey!

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