Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Across-the-Board on hold for Thanksgiving...

Well folks, it’s that time of year again – the wonderful holiday that we Americans call Thanksgiving. I’m off to my parents house to spend this festive holiday weekend with my family. I’m totally looking forward to the time off from work (obviously), but strangely as I found out in talking with my co-workers, I realized I do not enjoy the Thanksgiving feast of food that everyone seems to salivate about. What I mean is, I absolutely do not enjoy the one food almost everyone seems to enjoy during Thanksgiving – that is eating turkey. I’m not sure what it is my own personal taste buds seem reject with this particular type of food, but I absolutely positively do not enjoy eating it. At all. Not one bit. Call it un-American, but the dry rough texture of turkey just doesn’t do it for me. Thankfully, pretty much everything else on the table at Thanksgiving dinner is right up my ally. Anyways, I’m looking forward to a wonderful non-hectic weekend full of food, TV, movies, magazines, and lots of X-Box 360. Have a great Thanksgiving!

The worst sports news broadcast of all-time

Who goes to the library at 2:18 AM?

David Blaine's new stunt, escaping a gyroscope

David Blaine's latest stunt is as much about charity as publicity. The 33-year-old magician stepped inside a gyroscope Tuesday in Times Square. His hands and feet will be shackled to the spinning scope Thursday afternoon. He will then have until Friday morning, a total of 16 hours to make his escape.
If he's successful, Blaine will lead 100 children selected by The Salvation Army on a shopping expedition at Target. Each child will receive a $500 gift certificate from the retailer. Blaine said the stunt was particularly important since The Salvation Army had provided him with clothing while he was growing up.

"This is more difficult than anything I've ever done," Blaine said before he was loaded into the gyroscope, which was then hoisted 40 feet into the air. "I've not tested it much. I will be learning how to do this as I'm doing it."

The gyroscope, with three spinning steel rings, is said to be able to flip Blaine in assorted directions as often as eight times per minute. Article here.

Nice dude, your 'cash & prizes' are in the paper

Pilot flies through narrow hole in mountain

22% seems like a pretty high number to me

5'9 Nate Robinson blocks 7'6 Yao Ming

Foot to the face? Thanks dude.

Fighter jet crashes into wall at 500 MPH