Archive for May 5th, 2009

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May
09

They Do Things Differently in Russia

Everything about this video seems wrong; people lifting weights via only hooks in their body? Check. Crazy scary flexibility? Check. And then there’s more.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

[With Leather]


05
May
09

Evil Empire Invades the Paw Sox

This past Sunday at McCoy Stadium, home to the Pawtucket Red Sox an epic battle between good and evil was held. No, I don’t mean the game itself between the Paw Sox and Gwinnett Braves, it was the team’s first ever Star Wars Day!

On hand to throw the first pitch was Darth Vader himself, which doesn’t to me portend a good thing, but the Paw Sox went on to win a 1-0 squeaker so what do I know…

There’s plenty more in this flickr set, so check it out!

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Hey kid, sure I'm not Harrison Ford, but I have seen Regarding Henry several times...

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Standing 7' 4" Chewbacca features a nasty slider, a fastball that runs in on you and a biting 2-seamer

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Those aren't the boys you're looking for.

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The first pitch wasn't a strike, but everyone left believing that it was

[Red Sox Monster]

05
May
09

I Promise to Never Become a Pro Boxer

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That’s Manny Pacquiao landing the knockout punch against Ricky Hatton this weekend. I think it hurt a lot. Also, dude in the background, get off the phone!

[Yahoo]

05
May
09

It’s Called a “Free Throw” Because It’s Easy

Rajon Rondo makes tons of plays on the basketball court, but his biggest weakness is putting the ball through the hoop; it’s partly what makes him such a good point guard because it causes him to find his teammates more and get them the ball. However, when you get fouled and have a free throw you need to sink it. Instead, during last night’s clunker against the Orlando Magic Rondo took a different approach.

05
May
09

What Happened to Just Spraying Champagne?

In Brazil the famous Corinthians soccer club won the Paulista Championship; something they evidently take very seriously based on the level of celebrating afterwards. After receiving their gigantic trophy, several of the team’s players — including team captain William — and executives were lifted high in the air, then fireworks and sparklers were shot off. Unfortunately, it turns out that fireworks sometimes include flames and the massive amounts of paper that the team shot in the air that then draped on the raised dais and such became a massive fire hazard.

Of course, inevitably, William catches on FIRE! Luckily, the other people on the platform managed to quickly put the flames out, but this definitely takes the cake for celebrating.

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[Sports Rubbish]

05
May
09

Being a Billionaire Must be Fun

article-1029125-01bc22f800000578-855_468x347-thumb-425x315-88716According to several Russian newspapers, Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire ranked as the 51st richest person in the world according to Forbes, and owner of the Chelsea soccer club lost one of his yachts playing poker. Seeing that Abramovich already has several mega-yachts, and is currently building the world’s largest private yacht, I doubt that losing one of the many boats in his armada is a major loss. Of course, his PR flaks are denying the report but if you can’t count on the honesty of a Russian newspaper the world is already lost.

[Who Ate All the Pies]




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