Archive for February 17th, 2009

17
Feb
09

It’s Jeremy’s World, We Just Live in it

When greatness is thrust upon you, you either seize it or fall flat on your face. Jeremy Fry, Boston Celtics fan, seized greatness when he heard Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” come over the speakers; he knew his moment had come. Featuring intense, what I hope is improvised, choreography and lip syncing he excites the entire crowd after being put up on the jumbotron. At first, he’s content just to dance exuberantly at his seat, but soon, the pulsing sounds of Bon Jovi push him to new heights. The people in his section try initially to join in, but soon realize, it’s like putting a middle school recorder band to play with Yo-Yo Ma, sometimes you just need to let genius soar on its own. And soar he does.

[Huffington Post]

17
Feb
09

Take Me on a Magic Kite Ride

Bored with the normal practice of downhill skiing? Looking for something a bit more exciting and different? Good news, Vermont has you covered!

It’s called snowkiting and it combines two favorite activities of people, skiing, and being pulled around by forces of nature. It’s pretty simple, you take your skis (or snowboard) and then head out onto a lake and wait for the wind to pick up. Strapped into a harness you’re connected to the kite and control yourself similar to the idea of riding a motorcycle.

“We’ve had people ride over 100 miles in a day. You can go up around the islands, cruise around, cruise back, down wind,” instructor Rachael Miller said.

With speeds up to 70 mph recorded, you can go for quite a ride, or get taken for one. “I’m going to land right on my face for sure,” student Dolan Patrick said. “It’s a lot of movements to coordinate.”

[WCAX]

17
Feb
09

Unlicensed 15 Year Old Tearing Up the Race Tracks

Joe Gibbs Racing signed Darrell Wallace Jr. recently to its developmental driver program, which is unremarkable except that Wallace is only 15 years old. The Mobile, Alabama native isn’t legally allowed to have a license for another year, but that hasn’t stopped him from racing, or seeing him get named Rookie of the Year in the United Auto Racing Association. Wallace finished his season 6th overall in the points standings last year and was also the youngest driver to win a race at Franklin County Speedway.

“Anytime you have an opportunity to add someone like Darrell to your program it’s exciting,” said J.D. Gibbs, President of JGR.

No word as yet if Wallace’s parents are forced to drive in the car with him. But it is true that his mother constantly winces and tries desperately to brake whenever she’s in the car with him.

[AL.com]




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