Dikembe Mutombo and This Talking Bear Are Going to Save You from the End of the Mayan Calendar

Dikembe Mutombo and This Talking Bear Are Going to Save You from the End of the Mayan Calendar

That's it. Old Spice wins the internet for the rest of the year. Or at least until the end of the world ... whichever comes first.

Old Spice has launched the online game, "Dikembe Mutombo's 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World," offering this description, as narrated by Dikembe himself, in its introduction:

"A kabillion some odd years ago-ish, the Mayans predicted the world will end on December 21, 2012, which is a terrible idea since we as humans have not even invented a self-combing hair yet.

"Someone had to defend our planet and prevent this from happening. And that defender had to be me: Dikembe Mutumbo.

"For 4 1/2 weeks, I will courageously battle to save our world and, with your help, carve additional time into the Mayan calendar to buy us more time on the earth. That's why this game is called: "Dikembe Mutombo's 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World."

For audio of that narration and the game's theme song, listen below (Of particular note is when he starts playing a flute-like instrument at the 1:10 mark. He's supporting that flute with his third hand in the picture above while holding two doves in his left and right hands):

 
Each week leading up to Dec. 21, a new playable level is unlocked, through which you and Mutumbo can help save the world.

Week 1 features Dikembe's attempt to save us from a new South Korean dance craze, which according to the talking bear featured below, "...is well past its natural social buzz shelf life." If Dikembe cannot save us, the bear forewarns, "It will be the end of the world." Why Dikembe is holding a duck goes unexplained.


The bear, by the way, is named "Science the Bear," and when Dikembe asks him if he's right about the near-imminent apocalypse, he responds that he's "hyper-intelligent bear with a keen fashion sense and firm grasp of the English langauge," so, "of course, [he's] right."

Good enough for us.

Week 2 features Thanksgiving with Science and "random turkey."


Basically, stop wasting time and go waste some time by heading immediately over to OldSpiceSavesTheWorld.com to play through Weeks 1 and 2 with Dikembe and Science ... the bear.

UPDATE: Uh, we just realized we can actually embed the game. Play it here:


Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.