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Dumb and Dumber To’s Wednesday News and Views


If you’re of a certain age, you can probably recite lines from the movie “Dumb and Dumber.” The Farrelly Brothers hit came out in 1994, which was right during my adolescence, making it the funniest thing I had ever seen. If you haven’t seen it by now (where have you been??), it stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as two really dumb friends doing really dumb things in really dumb outfits. It’s basically “The Three Stooges” for the 90’s crowd, but grosser. So gross that the most popular scene of the movie is when Jeff Daniels has diarrhea in the bathroom for what seems like forever. Even at age 10, that got old after a while.

However, if you love potty humor, you’re in luck, because Carrey and Daniels are hard at work on the sequel, “Dumb and Dumber To.” Daniels, fresh off his Emmy win for “The Newsroom,” tweeted the above picture on Tuesday. According to him, that bathroom scene from the original is nothing compared to what’s coming up:

“The scariest thing? There are some things that we’re going to do in ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ that make the toilet scene [in the original] seem lame,” said Daniels. “Pales in comparison and I can’t divulge what, but just that they’ve topped it.”

Slightly terrified to find out. Anyhow, let’s get on with it.


Julius Randle fever spreads

After hearing about summer workouts, reading the practice reports, and seeing the Greek god-esque pictures, we all know Julius Randle is good. Now, the rest of the world is catching on. Jeff Goodman wrote a piece on Tuesday describing why he would choose Julius Randle over Andrew Wiggins if he had the #1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Seth Greenberg also praised Randle during his appearance on the radio show, calling him the “most physically impressive guy I’ve seen since LeBron James.” Greenberg, who watched Randle play during the Calipari Fantasy Camp a few weeks ago, said that it’s not just Randle’s size that’s impressive; it’s his explosive play. To paraphrase Tubby Smith, he looks like Tarzan AND plays like Tarzan. The one concern Greenberg has about Randle is he doesn’t want him to fall in love with his jump shot, and rely instead on using his body to power to the basket.

…But if he hits the occasional three to keep people honest, that’s fine too.


Dakari Johnson continues to impress

Greenberg also said that this Kentucky team needs two things to be successful: 1) a guy to “coach the locker room,” which they lacked last season; and 2) patience. He echoed others who said that one of the biggest surprises to him was Dakari Johnson:

“Dakari has great hands, great feet, patient around the basket, a feel for throwing out of double teams, he’s got to go to get out of his move a little quicker. He labors running, but he runs hard. He’s not a great runner, he’s not a great jumper, but he works at it. Dakari carves out space with his lower body. …I think he’s going to be a very good, legitimate low post player that’s comfortable being a low post player. That’s a rarity these days.”

You know what I love so far about this team? Each day, it seems like somebody new is “surprising” people, whether it be Dakari, Marcus Lee, Jon Hood (!), or Aaron Harrison. Who’s next?

The Dribble Drive is back

The basketball team had a 35-minute scrimmage on Tuesday, and in what is becoming a very satisfying tradition,’s Eric Lindsey has a full practice report. Here are my takeaways:

More Dribble Drive — Lindsey says the two things he noticed were more dribble drive and a faster tempo:

“I almost get the impression that Coach Cal wants other teams to press. If you give these Cats a numerical advantage on the break, it’s game over. The length and speed of this team could also make for one of the scariest full-court presses in the country.”

Stop worrying about 3-point shooting — Lindsey says that James Young, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Jon Hood, Jarrod Polson, Derek Willis, and even Julius Randle are very capable of hitting the three, Young in particular:

“But the guy who I’m beginning to believe could be the best 3-point shooter on the team is James Young. From what little I’ve seen of him so far, he has been extremely consistent in hitting the open long-range shot and nearly as good with a hand in his face because of his length. You can see he’s put a lot of time into his rhythm and follow-through.”

Derek Willis can score — The high scorer in the scrimmage? Derek Willis. Considered by many an afterthought in the star-studded freshman class, Willis has settled in and is impressing Calipari, who said that while Willis needs to bulk up, he’s a scorer that can give the Cats some points off the bench.

Willie Cauley-Stein is developing a jump hook — HOORAY! Last season, Cauley-Stein lacked a go-to move on offense, so news that he is improving in the post is more than welcome.

Cal was pleased — Lindsey says Cal was very happy with how the team was picking up the dribble drive, and told them this after a particularly impressive play between Andrew Harrison, Jon Hood, WCS, Marcus Lee, and Jarrod Polson:

“That’s how we play basketball,” Coach Cal said. “They attacked, they drove, they passed, they scored. That’s how we play. This (system) was designed for players who don’t mess around with the ball.”

Dribble drive and pressing. That’s what Kentucky does.

This made me laugh on Tuesday.

This made me laugh on Tuesday.

The Cats ain’t scared

With the Florida game only three days away, Mark Stoops was happy to report that his offense had one of their better practices in recent memory. Both Jalen Whitlow and Maxwell Smith looked good, and Stoops said that the offense moved smoothly under each of them. He also said that he’s not changing his defensive gameplan because of the Gators backup QB Tyler Murphy. In fact, Stoops thinks facing Jalen Whitlow every day has been good preparation for Murphy. Even better? They’ll have Donte Rumph back. Rumph said he bruised his shoulder against Louisville, but will be ready in time for Saturday’s game.

Don’t expect any friendliness on the field Saturday–the veterans said that while they’ll seek Joker out after the game to say hi, they’re more than ready to snap the 26-game losing streak. As Bud Dupree put it, “I really don’t know how you could lose that many times.” (Me neither, Bud. Me neither.) Za’Darius Smith wasn’t afraid to talk a little trash about the Gators, either, according to our own Nick Roush:

It’s an OK team, I’m not just going to say (that) they’re all that. Hey, it’s the SEC.” When asked if they looked bigger/faster/stronger on tape than he expected, he said, “No they didn’t, they actually looked smaller than people we already played.”

For the love of God, follow this up with a win, boys.

That’s all for now. DICKIE V will be on the show in the morning to talk about the Cats. Until then, let Congresswoman Corinne Brown educate you about the Florida “Gatas” baybee…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

32 Comments for Dumb and Dumber To’s Wednesday News and Views

  1. TravisC
    11:08 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    See kids, anyone can be a member of Congress. Literally anyone.

  2. For real?
    11:21 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    You’ve gotta be kidding me.

  3. Flarda Gatas!!!
    11:23 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    TIM TIVO!!!

  4. Elmer from Paintsville
    11:35 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Randle ain’t no dam Greek god-esque. A god-esque is a woman god. shew y’all.

  5. UKBlue
    11:43 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    That lady is the classic example; any idiot can run for office & win. If you can convenience enough low information idiots to vote for you, you too can be in Congress. What’s scarier: the fact this lady won or the intelligence of the people that voted for her? As low as the gene pool is getting year after year, we need to start doing IQ test as a requirement to vote.

  6. kittylitter
    11:53 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    She fo’ sho’ be an Obama supporta!! You can belee’ dat’!!!!

  7. The Bus
    11:57 pm September 24, 2013 Permalink

    Tyler…. Great post. It’s always a blessing to read what you write and share. Please keep up the great work.

  8. lloyd
    1:05 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    big gulp huh…. welp see you later!

  9. I'm uffended
    1:24 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    I is uffended, y’all say Corrine Brown were a idiot. She a good hard workin young money democrat. She relaits to tha peeple in florda and gives them a voice. Y’all is sum stupid Repoblicins.

  10. Worth the read!!
    2:23 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    See, what makes Julius soo good is the development of deandre liggins. You gotta show the most improvement in your triceps and inner thighs to be a truly great player. Because of the back door cuts and the ability to know the free throw line is the biggest factor in all major college sports. At the end of the day you’re trying to put a round mass in a 40″ x 32′ hole and say “hooray!!” Loudly. Team spirit.

  11. SeaCat
    2:37 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    I am so sick of reading about Florida
    At least no more bye weeks

  12. Mr. T's Mohawk
    3:01 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    One more bye week, October 19th.

  13. SeaCat
    3:58 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    13 is an imposter whose real name is Ace and Gary.
    Hence the P word

  14. yesterday's wine
    5:21 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Good summary Mrs T. Loved the Brownridge bit. It would have been kinder if the ladies had not issued the apology.

  15. Ridge Runner
    6:24 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    What is the latest on the Poythress injury? This site has been silent on this one.

  16. RealCatsFan
    7:30 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    George, you da man, big guy!

    Coaching staff does not seem concerned about Alex’s injury – he was riding a stationary bike during practice, so it was probably just an ankle tweak or something. No worries here until they give me reason to do so.

    Alex could end up being another legitimate 3-pt threat. While he did not shoot very many of them last year, when he did his form and percentage were pretty decent. Still, he is at his best when he is slashing to the basket, and more DDMO will only help his game and aggressiveness.

  17. Oldawgblue
    7:45 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Corrine Brown represents an unconstitutional racially gerrymandered district that snakes vertically through northeastern Florida and includes portions of Duval, Clay, Putnam, Alachua, Marion, Lake, Seminole, and Orange counties. She has been an embarrassment for years.

  18. Micki DeMoss's Mustache
    8:03 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    I didn’t know the Truth’s sister was a member of Congress

  19. Seriously?
    8:10 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Please remove the Corrine Brown video. It is very offensive and the comments are deplorable.

  20. Some Guy in Kentucky
    8:16 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Glad to hear that Willis is playing so well.

  21. Laker Cat 18
    8:19 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    It’s hard to believe that the original Dumb and Dumber came out 19 years ago. I’m so old.

  22. Rockfield, KY
    8:27 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not offended by anything in that video other than the fact that a low intelligence person as herself who cannot even complete one English sentence when speaking, was elected to the House of Representatives. This shows that people can be too dumb to vote. If you don’t pay taxes, you should not be allowed to vote for representatives that help determine where those taxes are used.

  23. Thor
    8:33 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    We’re there!

  24. DavidBiloxi
    8:40 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    We won’t see much of the dribble drive this year because no team will play UK man to man. Every game will be slow and drawn out with zones. No coach would be foolish enough to play straight man.

  25. AnthonyBBN
    9:07 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    DavidBiloxi, that is likely most teams’ only chance against this team. Still, with this many legitimate threats on this team I feel even zone defenses are going to get shredded.

  26. Queen Corrine
    9:27 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t do no hatin on Miss Corrine. The Democrat Party rules and Miss Corrine represents us better than most in congress. For 200 years we were ruled by old fat educated Christian white men and the times they are changin, right Matt! She is for real and there is nothing fake about Miss Corrine. She represents the black folk in Florida well and loves Matt Jones and KSR. So go Gatta Lady and protect Obama and ObamaCare. We need you and want to show you some love.

    Thank you KSR for introducing the Wildcat Nation to Miss Corrine, maybe not one of Florida’s brightest but a valuable law maker as we Lean Forward. America needs change and our Sista in Gatta Land understands.

  27. DH
    10:41 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously), KSR didn’t make the video. Sorry it hurts you feelings that a woman with a seemingly room-temperature IQ was actually voted into office. The only thing more offensive than somebody getting voted into office that can barely speak English is that there was actually a candidate running against her that lost! How bad was THAT candidate? Oh, and people have a right to comment however they want. If you’re offended that easily, stay indoors and off the internet.

  28. bbr
    11:39 am September 25, 2013 Permalink

    That was a congresswoman? Oh, I thought it was a trailer for the ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ movie

  29. STEVE!
    1:29 pm September 25, 2013 Permalink

    28 – You beat me to it.

  30. unreconstructed
    2:20 pm September 25, 2013 Permalink

    They walk amongst us… and they breed!!! And then they are sent to D.C. to legislate. Little wonder the country is in the shape it is now. Her and Obama, along with others of little or no intelligence, are steering the ship. And it’s running aground.
    This outfit makes Jimmuh Carter and his ilk look like rocket scientists.

  31. Tony
    4:27 pm September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Oh my….. A white kid from Bullitt county shinning over our hamburger stars…….
    I’m thinking this class could be REALLY overrated!

  32. Megan
    5:50 pm September 25, 2013 Permalink

    Serious question: which one is Dumb, and which one is Dumber?