You have to hand it to the Japanese, they know violence sells and they market it like no other country can.
But this has to be the dumbest sport in history, two fat guys pounding each other with neon-rods until they’re both soaked in blood? I have no idea what this sport is called or who came up with the idea, but apparently it’s very popular in the Land of the Rising Sun, despite it’s obvious stupidity. I’d rather watch some K1 or UFC any day, this is just like wrestling only with real blood.
I wonder if those lamps are mercury free…if they’re not, do the fat guys know they could die from mercury poisoning?
Many of us tried pogo sticks when were kids, but never owned one. Once in a blue moon you would come across a friend of a friend who had one and try to jump really high on it or see how many consecutive jumps you could do and that was the end of it. After that you would probably never pogo again. Well some people never quit and there is a growing underground of freestyle pogo stickers. There is an annual week long event “Pogopalooza” that brings Xpogoers from across the country. Xpogoers kill the urban landscape, make pogo movies just like any other alternative sport, but definitely not as exciting and even make pneumatic pogos to jump super high. Freestyle pogo sticks can run upwards of $400, thats no joke. Pogo the Planet!
Hurley and Warner Bros. Records will release The Drifter, which is based on surfer Rob Machado’s adventures to find out what his meaning is on this earth. It will be released this fall and the film will have limited theatrical screenings across the country. Directed by Poor Specimen’s Taylor Steele this is a personal journey as much as it is a showcase of some of the world’s most flawless waves.
The Drifter starts in Bali, where Machado is looking for life’s deeper meaning. He feels that by setting out on his own and being at peace with the waves, it will give him the opportunity to find what he is looking for. That surf trip ends up taking him on a soul-searching journey where he eventually finds himself on the outermost reaches of Indonesia with nothing but a surfboard, his journal and a tent. Machado’s conclusion after scoring more perfect waves than any surfer could ever wish for? There’s always a new dream to chase. You are NEVER at the top of the mountain.
Much of the dialogue in The Drifter is taken from Rob’s own personal journals from when he was on his trip. According to respected surf journalist Nathan Myers, who co-wrote the movie
there is nothing embellished in Rob’s candid, heart-felt passages. It is these passages, in fact, that drive the movie, from Rob’s epiphany in Bali, to his ill-fated motorcycle purchase, to his decision to delay his return to California, and blindly pick a new island on the map, and just go.
This is the type of film that gives me the chills. It is a film that makes anyone who had a dream say to themselves, “why not me”? If you have a passion for something, go and get it, and if you don’t yet know what that passion is, go and find out. As Machado says, “Not all who wander are lost.”
We all know how bad the Detroit Lions suck ass in the NFL. If you don’t know for some odd reason, the Detroit Lions finished up an impressive 0-16 season last year and they are keeping the ball rolling, standing at 0-2 so far this season. The Lions are going after the unthinkable record of 0-26 over a span of two seasons held by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976. So not only have these bartenders and security guards dressed up in Lions uniforms been terrible for the past decade (seriously do you know one player?), and really since their existence, but now they are going too far. They are kicking drunk hot girls out of the stadium, well maybe not plural, but she was probably the only decent one in the stadium. So before Bo Bo the mechanic had the chance to take advantage of this chick in the bathroom she was booted for getting bomb faced, antagonized by a guy, and half ass punched/pushed by a Dad. On top of houses going for the price of a VCR, it also appears people’s skin is turning Homer Simpson yellow i.e. at the end of the clip (3:30). What is anyone still doing in Detroit?
I have this buddy that for years when we were kids, claimed to have picked a perfect grid for the NCAA tourney when he was like 10 years old, it was his claim to fame every year during tournament time. You may have a similar story or have heard one through the grapevine. So in case you are wondering, what are the odds on picking a perfect bracket? They are 1 in 18,446,744,073,709,551,616, yea thats quintillion! I didn’t even know that was a word!
In fact I did some research, pretty much just googled, but there is no known account of a perfect grid ever being picked. I mean what are the odds on something like that evading the biggest search engine on the planet.
So this year when you’re lured to ads like yahoo’s “win a million dollars for picking the perfect bracket!” don’t waste your time. Cause they know you aint winning and they are just collecting your info to sell to their advertisers. And don’t stress yourself out too much trying to fill out the brackets for the office pool either, but at least you have a chance to make some money.
But doesn’t it seem like every year some chick who just picks the higher seeds ends up winning anyway. Good luck you ball bags!