Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bike More, Drive Less

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Naked pole vaulter seeks sponsor


PARIS, France -- A French pole vaulting champion ran naked with his pole through the streets of Paris and posted the video on the Internet, hoping to draw attention to his quest for a new sponsorship deal.

Romain Mesnil, who won a silver medal at the 2007 Athletics World Championships in Osaka, was sponsored by Nike but says his contract expired last year and was not renewed.

"It was probably for budgetary and strategic reasons. It's the crisis," he wrote on his Web site.

Many athletes have reported difficulties obtaining corporate sponsorship as companies cut costs because of the global economic downturn.

In his video, Mesnil runs with his pole as if preparing for a vault at tourist spots like Montmartre and the Pont des Arts across the River Seine. A black square has been added to the footage to cover his groin area.

The video has succeeded in drawing attention to Mesnil's plight, at least in France. It was broadcast on prime-time state television news bulletins.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sex On Fire

The new single from Nashville based rock band Kings of Leon, "Sex on Fire."

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Friday, March 20, 2009

No More FDA Pot Raids! REAFFIRMED!

New United States Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has reaffirmed his previous statement that this administration will recognize State Law and allow States to set their own legislature, as originally intended by our forefathers.

More importantly, providing a new shift in policy, the Obama Administration seems determined to not let political dogma to set policy, only science and fact. For the first time EVER the United States has a President open and willing to speak on any topic that is legitimate and has a feasible implementation plan. All options are available.

Here is KTLA, local L.A. news, providing their coverage of this monumental announcement:

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Onion Expands NCAA Tourney Field

Fake news bureau "The Onion," has a fake sports report that the NCAA field has been expanded to include all D-II & D-III schools bringing the tournament total to 4,096. Check out this hilarious mock at the hullabaloo around March Madness.

NCAA Expands March Madness To Include 4,096 Teams

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Skiing Accidents No Joke

Yesterday actress Natasha Richardson passed away after receiving major head trauma following a skiing accident outside of Montreal, Canada. She was in the middle of ski lessons when she fell and initially she didn't complain about any major injuries. She was later taken to the hospital after complaining of some head pains. After initial tests in Montreal it was revealed that her conditions was much worse than first anticipated. She was then air-lifted to New York City's Lennox Hill Hospital on the Upper East side of Manhattan. Shortly after arriving in NYC doctors had little hope for recovery and late last night she passed away due to injuries suffered while skiing.

She was an actress best known for her work on the stage but also well known for her roles in "Nell", Disney's remake of "Parent Trap" with a young Lindsey Lohan, and more recently "Maid in Manhattan." She was married to actor Liam Neeson and will leave behind two children.

As noted in the video this is not the first time that a notable celebrity has received fatal head injuries while recreating on the slopes. If you don't recall in late '97 and early '98 both singer, entertainer, and then Senator Sonny Bono AND Michael Kennedy both died within a week of each other in separate but equally deadly skiing accidents. While those three may be the most publicized celebrity accidents, other notable celebs have been in the rough while out on the slopes.

Other celebrities with recognizable names have been in skiing incidents in recent years. Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Peter Gabriel broke their legs while skiing, meanwhile American journalist John McWethy was not so fortunate. He died after striking a tree while skiing, a similar fate to that of Sonny Bono and Michael Kennedy.

Three other notable celebrities have perished whilst enjoying a day out in nature. NFL Hall of Famer Doak Walker died of injuries received after a skiing accident. Also Michael Trudeau, son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, died in an avalanche while skiing in 1998. More recently Extreme Skiing Pioneer Doug Coombs died while skiing in the French Alps.

All of these injuries and deaths prove that while the slopes may provide some much needed escape from the real-world, we shouldn't allow us to drop our guard because we are still at the end of the day - MORTALLY HUMAN. Ski & Board Safe!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pot Raid at Tanning Bed Shop

A Tanning Bed Repair Shop in Modesto, CA poised as a front for a grow operation in one of Modesto's busiest retail/commercial districts.

Here is the story from the local news:

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Mall Car Race

Check out this segment from this week's show. It features a brand new Ford Fiesta and a Corvette.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fatboy's New Kick

Norman Cook, better known to the world as Fatboy Slim, has a new moniker and music project entitled "The BPA" or Brighton Port Authority. One of his first singles is a catchy track called "Toe Jam" but whats even better than the track itself is the lost art of the music video. Here is The Brighton Port Authority and "Toe Jam":

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Minnie the Moocher

While I was searching about YouTube for different videos I came upon this old Betty Boop episode featuring Cab Calloway and his Orchestra playing Minnie the Moocher. I used to love Cab Calloway and for the longest time I had no clue what his name was and only remembered seeing him on Sesame Street. I continued years later to tune into Sesame Street in hopes to catch either Cab Calloway or an also then unknown to me, Savion Glover.

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a/k/a Tommy Chong

I finally saw this film last week and I must say it is an amazing documentary in its own right. But then add on top of that the slant on how our previous government was run is amazing. I'm so happy that we have a Drug Czar that knows that marijuana is not a criminal menance but an herb with medical properties. Here is the trailer to "a/k/a Tommy Chong" a wonderful film by Josh Gilbert.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009