Melon and the Infinite Sadness

And now, the weirdest thing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has done since pretending to be a stranger to teach Jesse Katsopolis about basketball — a video advertisement (courtesy of our friends at Buzzfeed) that starts off like a student film about slam dunking fruit and ends up being about the new Smashing Pumpkins album. The people at Buzzfeed agree that the video is WTF and LOL as well as FAIL. I think it’s pretty great, outside of how uncomfortable it is to watch a 64-year old man dunk. Now I know how Celtics fans felt last season.

Of course, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins is a huge professional wrestling fan, so you’d think if he wanted an irreverent pop culture reference for his upcoming album he’d just throw a voice over on the end of this old Road Warriors scaffold match promo.

Hey, it’s less obscure than the original joke I wrote about how they filmed themselves walking in and out of houses to promote “Adore”.