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You know how, at NBA and NHL games, they have a "Kiss Cam," and, during a time-out, the camera operators show couples in the audience on the giant screen, and the crowd will cheer on that couple – trying to get them to kiss.
Well, the NBA's Cavaliers, no kidding, have now brought out the "Manti Te'o Kiss Cam," which is just like the Kiss Cam, only it shows guys sitting next to empty seats.
And at an NHL Dallas Stars game last week, the Jumbotron had a message welcoming Te'o's girlfriend to the game while zooming in on an empty seat.
But the real Te'o fun has been on Twitter and the internet.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Phil Taylor wrote, "At least my girlfriend, Halle Berry, is real. It's just the relationship that's imaginary. #MantiTeo"
Mike Sita, whoever he is, had this gem: "NoSuch Dame."
Or how about this one from Stephen Pazian – "Manti Te'o: 'I don't always date imaginary girls ... but when I do, they die.'"
Jennifer Murchison had this: "The greatest trick Manti Te'o's girlfriend ever pulled was convincing the world she doesn't exist."
(If you haven't seen The Usual Suspects, please do so and then come join us in the world of the culturally literate.)
From Joe Lametta: "Even fake women end up costing you millions ..."
Kevin A. Jenkins: "The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Lennay Kekua walk into a bar ..."
Oh my, this is fun!
Why is this so much fun? I have no idea.
I can't explain it; I just know that it is. If I had to guess, I think I'd say it's because, on the one hand it feels sinful because, well, you know, she died of leukemia and here we all are joking about it. But on the other hand, she was fake, so joke away ...
Paul Booth had this post: "Manti Te'o's girlfriend is Miss January in the 2013 Mayan Calendar."
Todd Harmon also had a pretty good one. "What do Manti Te'o's 'girlfriend' and Obama have in common? Neither have been able to produce a birth certificate."
OK, since we just got a Republican jab in there, let's work in a Democratic one to be fair. This one is from Jerkstoremike. "Karl Rove is reporting that Manti Te'o's girlfriend still might be real."
Another internet person had this description of what's on Te'o's girlfriend's tombstone: "Lennay Kekua, Never-Now."
Wow, for a column with no Manti Te'o stuff in it, there's quite a bit of Manti Te'o stuff.
Anyway, we probably shouldn't be making fun of this situation. As Seth Meyers puts it: "These Te'o jokes are all very funny but let's all try and remember that a person who never existed is dead."