Tuesday, July 12, 2005

the guy gets paid to say words on tv

this is a quote from the genius broadcaster known as tim mccarver during tonight's mlb all star game.

"The Oakland Athletics were interested in Miguel Tejada as a 14 year old, but he was so frail they had to feed him for 2 years. They fed him, signed him and he's strong enough right now."

#1 - what?
#2 - it's worth mentioning that he currently plays for the baltimore orioles
#3 - what?

the wall

The above image is a skateboarding ramp built around the great wall of china. a guy named danny way started at the upper right, dropped down 130 feet and then jumped a 75-foot gap over the wall of china.

on a skateboard.

kid reached speeds of 50 mph.

here's some other insane pics.

check out some videos of the jump: dannydoeschina.com

Saturday, July 9, 2005


with full awareness that i might totally de-rail the tone of this blog, i went to one.org and signed my name today. i highly recommend you do the same. hopefully enough people will sign which will lead to the 8 most wealthy nations in the world eradicating mass poverty in africa, something they could easily do if they feel compelled to do so.