May 26, 2005

Introducing, Sherif Shaq.: And no, it isn't another terrible movie.

posted by panoptican to basketball at 11:35 AM - 7 comments

Didn't he just blow his cover before he even got started?

posted by dfleming at 12:11 PM on May 26

I don't know. The idea that "twinky12" who goes on IM when his mommy and daddy go to sleep is, in reality, the 7-foot Supermensch who made Kazaam might just be enough to persuade a few more pedophiles to take up macrame or lawn bowling or something instead. And society wins.

posted by chicobangs at 12:42 PM on May 26

And the lawn bowlers lose.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:45 PM on May 26

Hmmm. I think he might be more successful as an undercover agent if he heeds the advice of his close friends (like maybe Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent or Peter Parker) who understand this super hero life he is living. I think they would tell him that the "undercover agent/super hero" handbook recommends that one be extremely discreet in every day life and let the heroics of saving the world be your source of fame. Or maybe Shaq has it right and I am the dumbass who did not know that every police department in the country thinks the missing ingredient to solving this pesky crime problem is a shortage of 7'1" pro athletes featured on 20 foot billboards in every city and NBA promos shown on three channels in prime time every day of the week and all day on the weekends. Only time will tell...

posted by 15Vikings at 06:57 PM on May 26

Great headline for this one Fark, btw -- "I, Shaq the Sheriff". I for one wholeheartedly endorse this plan for the sheer terror it might induce in some reckneck when a 7-1, 350-pound black officer approaches his car or a dark night. THAT'S some police video I want to see.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:27 PM on May 27

Or maybe Shaq has it right and I am the dumbass who did not know that every police department in the country thinks the missing ingredient to solving this pesky crime problem is a shortage of 7'1" pro athletes featured on 20 foot billboards in every city and NBA promos shown on three channels in prime time every day of the week and all day on the weekends. Only time will tell... I thought the whole idea was that he'd be doing "online" cop work, so his popularity and unique physical status wouldn't hinder him. Nobody knows what you look like when you are online. Heck, I could be Steve Nash, Nash the Slash or Slash from G'n'R! How could you tell?

posted by grum@work at 12:49 PM on May 27

Does your long hair cover your eyes, Grum?

posted by billsaysthis at 06:57 PM on May 27

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