وزارد او دا وستساد
VIZITOR TO THE VESTSIDE
an
American blog of Iranian dissent

Yek Shining Moment



Mashallah, aghaye doktor. Always knew Saadat's WazzU had balls of steel, given they were the only PAC-10 uni to offer yours truly a scholly out of high school.

Ali Farokhmanesh's game-winning moment totally gave me gooz-bumps at dinnertime on Saturday, with Norouz get-togethers in full swing. Besides all the obvious reasons that make Norouz an awesome holiday (like pre-dating Islam), one particular aspect of the most wonderful time of the year is that it falls on Spring Break. So even if you're no longer a student and don't live by the academic calendar or Persian calendar, whether you're at a beach or a sofreh, a cozy environment with NCAA March Madness in the background is a fixture at this time of reawakening.

Soon after the shot 'ali farokhmanesh' became a top Twitter Trending Topic in the U.S. and throughout the weekend. I don't want to pat myself on the back, or shall I say retweet myself, but I was the first person to tweet the name and send it into the Twitterverse heading into the big weekend. One jumper after another snowballed into this kid out of nowhere becoming a Sports Illustrated coverboy.

Speaking of divine madness, this Norouz weekend also marks the anniversary of the launch of Twitter.  That surely explains how the stars remain aligned for the social media website to continue crystallizing the image of Iranian-Americans one meme-rable hashtag at a time.

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