Alright NASCAR fans what's the verdict here? Funny? Uncool? I dunno. All I know is the second he said it I knew it was going to get a lot of traction online and that's exactly what happened. Kind of a viral video spidey sense I have. And in typical Strange Brew fashion we waited almost a full 24 hours to blog it! Strange Brew: Giving you yesterday's viral videos today. Real smart Jon. Real smart.
Anyhow you've got people upset at Franco because 'what, Danica's not a driver?' and you've got people who are loving Franco because 'Danica's not a driver.' Kind of have to love the fact that he went of script though. Just not letting the fact that 'James Franco' and 'NASCAR' go together about as well as 'Ned Yost' and 'bullpen management' get to him. Seriously the second I saw Franco out there I was baffled. Reminded me of Donnie from Big Lebowski. You're out of your element Franco! It made so little sense that it almost made perfect sense. And at the end of the day he made more headlines than almost anyone else outside of 50 Cent creepin' on Erin Andrews. Seriously 2 major headlines from the Daytona 500 were James Franco and 50 Cent. What?
Also as a 'noob' to NASCAR I noticed a lot of my NASCAR friends on Facebook were upset about Jimmie Johnson winning. Now, again, my knowledge of NASCAR is pretty limited but I'm guessing people hate him because he won so much? Or is there something I don't know about? Either way you better believe I went on the air today and acted upset about it too. Just stealing Facebook anger like you read about. Conform to survive kids. Life 101.
PS: Here was the 50 Cent video. DENIED! The only thing missing was Mutombo coming out of nowhere to give 50 the finger wag.