HG at You Been Blinded put me on to this incredibly funny video. It’s something All Hip Hop was all over last week, but it’s just now making it’s way to me. I apologize for the tardiness. Anywhoo, you really only need to see the first 30 seconds to enjoy it. I’ll explain the different dimensions of the hilarity later.
So on obvious levels, Spike Lee straight up says he “likes Dick,” when talking about Dan Dickau. But HG explains to me another dimension for what makes this so funny. If you notice, after Spike’s slip, Gus Johnson calmly slides in a “pause.” As I’ve come to learn, such use of the word “pause” is another way of saying that the reference was not homosexual — not that there’s anything wrong with that. So there you have Spike Lee saying he likes Dick, and a professional broadcaster working in a hip hop type reference all in the same setting. As they note on All Hip Hop, one of the most professional uses of the word pause you can find.Google+
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