In our age of trending topics, social media, Klout scores, and Twitter followers, relevance has never been more quantifiable. Or better put, relevance has never had so many methods of quantification.
And while it's not a numeric score or a quantity of followers, appearance in animated form on the show South Park is absolutely some measure of significance. Said significance can either be positive or decidedly negative, kind of like Time magazine's Person of the Year award.
Just ask Daniel Snyder...
So after thoroughly clowning the Washington Redskins and the racial offensiveness of their team name, the Redskins are right back in the cross hairs as South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker roll out their holiday episode, which carries the somewhat hostile subtitle of "The Washington Redskins Go F--- Yourself Holiday Special."
(Take note of the prominently placed Washington Redskins logo right in the middle
Here is the trailer for the episode:
I think we all know how beloved and worshiped J.J. Watt is locally here in Houston, but if you're looking for an indicator of just how relevant he is on a national level, on a pop culture level, list the names in this episode -- Al Pacino, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus....MICHAEL JACKSON'S HOLOGRAM (starring as Peter Pan).
J.J. WATT IS AS RELEVANT AS FAMOUS DEAD PEOPLE!!
The trailer has a still shot of Animated J.J. Watt corralling what appears to be an animated reindeer. Here's hoping that the writers have him killing the reindeer with his bare hands. Something to get people talking.
Because we don't really talk enough about J.J. Watt.