Readers of Something Awful usually know what to expect from the satiric site's Awful Link of the Day. It's usually a link to sites devoted to lovers of animated animal erotica; goth poetry; or dudes who get off on pics of women whose boobs are Photoshopped to ten times their normal size. Today's link, however, is a shout-out to Houston's own Paul Wall (hey, a backhanded shout-out is still a shout-out, no?). This should create a whole new audience of connoisseurs-de-grills.
Craig Malisow: What are the criteria for becoming the Awful Link of the Day, and how did Mr. Wall's website meet these standards?
Dr. Thorpe: The criteria are pretty relaxed. Sometimes the Awful Links are mind-bendingly horrible and sometimes they're just off-kilter. Sometimes they're not awful at all, they're just weirdly amusing. I think Paul Wall is a combination of all three, really.
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If you were going to get a grill, what kind would it be?
DT: I had braces as a kid, which is kind of like a grill, if you get the colored rubber bands put on them. If I were to buy a grill from Paul, I'd probably get "Baller on the Rise," because it so perfectly describes my lifestyle.
It's Christmas time, so it's only natural to ask: Would Jesus wear a grill?
DT: I don't think Jesus was a very ostentatious guy. It wouldn't really match his "look." But I bet Santa would wear one.