* This is by no means a "scoop." But it's still pretty crazy and amazing. (Cramazing?) My brother Josh pointed this out to me after reading it in Entertainment Weekly, which means that if you read Entertainment Weekly you're gonna be like, "oh, Erik, this news is so five minutes ago," but if you don't read Entertainment Weekly (because you read my blog, which is basically Entertainment Daily, and so you're like, "why would I waste my time on something that only puts out for me once a week?"), then this might be a bit of a revelation. However, it's only going to be a revelation if you used to watch My So-Called Life and you're also watching the current season of Survivor. (Angela Kang, you're not going to care about this post one iota because I know you've never seen a single episode of My So-Called Life and the reason I'm calling you out in this blog post is to shame you into watching it. Because you will love it.) (Watch it.) (Geeez.)
Remember that great scene towards the end of the My So-Called Life pilot, when Angela Chase and Rayanne Graff and Rickie Vasquez are waiting for Tino outside Let's Bolt so that he'll get them into the club, and then they meet those two guys who basically maul Rayanne and try to get the girls to come home with them, but just the girls, not Rickie, and then Angela's like "well, I'm not leaving Rickie here," and Rayanne's like, "Rickie don't mind," and then Rickie's like, "I don't mind," but he does, and then Rayanne throws a bottle at them and the whole thing is terrifying and exciting and your heart aches and you want to be in high school again even though it's hell but for just one night you want to be underage and not know if you'll be able to get into Let's Bolt and basically you just want to "have a time."
Do you remember that scene?
Here's a picture from that scene:
Now, this is a terrible photo and you can't see the guy's face at all, but that guy in the photo who's being a dick to Angela?
It's fuckin' SHANE from the current season of Survivor. How weird is that?
I feel like worlds are colliding right now. Crazy freakazoid Shane has bullied Angela Chase and Rayanne Graff. What a weird world.
(Shane, I know I just called you a "crazy freakazoid," but I still love you, I do--you're good TV.)