Archive for July, 2011
Welp, Travis Pastrana is done at XGames 2011 and it’s only the first night!!
Pastrana just broke the Tibia and Fibula in his right leg after his bike fell on top of him while attempting a 720, for the second time, during the Moto X Best Trick competition.
Pastrana himself told reporters that it is definitely broken.
This means that he is out for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race tomorrow and the XGames Rally events on Sunday.
It also means the ESPN will have to change all of their promos for the rest of the weekend.
Good luck with the recovery Travis! Watch the video below! You can see Travis try to stand and then realize that his leg is snapped in half.
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Oh, and Jackson Strong won the gold medal with a sick front flip.
UPDATE: 10:45pm: It might not be a Tib Fib break after all. Travis is now saying that the docs tell him that it might be a broken foot instead. He is heading for X-Rays.
UPDATE #2: 11:50pm: The X-Rays are back and it’s not good news. Pastrana has a broken right foot and ankle. His weekend is over. No more “Pastranathon”. His XGames are done and so is his NASCAR Nationwide race. Get well soon Travis!!
Sorry little guy in the Porsche Cayenne getting dropped off at summer camp, you are no longer the “rich kid”. The number of kids taking private jets to their summer camps has jumped 30% in the last year, according to private jet company Blue Star Jets.
Oh rich people, how you boggle the mind.
Isn’t it bad enough that you are already sending your kid to a $40,000 summer camp? Now you have to fly them there in a private jet? What….The…..Fuck…….?
The Augusta State Airport in Maine was reportedly packed last Saturday with campers being dropped off via private jet companies such as the aforementioned Blue Star Jets, Net Jets, and OneSky Jets.
It’s seems that all of the data is true, the rich have not been hurt by the recession.
The über wealthy argue that flying private is allllmost as cheap as flying commercial. They claim that a round trip commercial ticket on a Saturday from NYC to Portland, ME is $600 (BULLSHIT!! Orbitz has a round trip ticket from JetBlue for only $318), so spending $3,800 on a private jet is practically a bargain.
According to one employee from Blue Star Jets, “You don’t have to be a millionaire to do it.” WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. You absolutely have to be a millionaire to do it. And not just a millionaire but a multi-millionaire. What world are these fucking lunatics living in?
My favorite part in the article is from a Long Island divorce lawyer who got so fed up with the “poor mom’s” trying to hitch a ride back on her private jet that she now just sends her kids to camp in Europe.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! (Puts gun to temple, blows brains out.)
FULL ARTICLE HERE. **WARNING** It may make you vomit.
AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! LOOK AWAY NOW!!!!!!!
I can’t believe this kid survived this. Looks straight out of a horror movie.
13 year old Dez Heal from Lynchburg, Virginia somehow was able to survive a huge bamboo spear going straight through his neck.
He was playing “ninja” with his friends when he fell onto the spear, sending it through his neck but missing all the major arteries.
His dad called 911, and after five hours at the hospital the giant sized splinter was out.
That is one lucky kid. Quick, someone ask him what tonight’s Mega Millions numbers are!!!
Rupert Murdoch sat in front of a British Parliament committee yesterday to answer questions regarding the News of The World hacking scandal that has rocked the island nation.
The committee session was cut short after a man by the name of “Johnnie Marbles” attempted to throw a shaving cream pie in Mr. Murdoch’s face.
But before that happened, the video cameras that were filming the hearing caught a great shot of Rupert with accidental devil horns sticking out from his bald skull.
Love it. They really fit him so well. I hope he gets burned in this scandal.
Holy sea cow Batman!
Check out this crazy video footage that was shot in 2009 by Alaskan fishermen, which appears to show a living Cadborosaurus sea monster.
The clip, which is from the new Discovery show “Hillstranded”, shows what appears to be a large serpent like creature moving through the water. It has many prominent cryptozoologists very intrigued and might possibly lead to more researchers heading to the Pacific Northwest to see if they can find any other evidence that such a creature does in fact exist.
The Cadborosaurus is alleged to have been first seen more than 200 years ago and has since been spotted over 300 times by fisherman and locals.
In 1937 a Cadborosaurus carcass was found inside a whales stomach but was never positively identified as a new species and subsequently disappeared.
Personally I believe it is probably just a sea lion, but it would be very cool if it was in fact a new animal. I always find it extremely interesting when scientists discover new species that have been hiding from human eyes for such a long time. Hopefully with some more research we will be able to determine what this creature really is.
Check out the new Discovery show “Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded” tonight at 10pm.
Lehigh University’s Economics department, in honor of the final Harry Potter movie, has decided to find out how much it would cost to send a child to the famed Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
They based their estimate on the cost of similar British boarding schools and information gathered from the books and movies.
Their final number was $42,752, for one years worth of total expenses at Hogwarts.
Wow, that’s a lot of cash. The Weasley children were very lucky to be on scholarship. The full breakdown of cost can be found HERE.
What is even more amazing is that it costs $52,520 for one year at Lehigh University! And that doesn’t come with any cool robes.
I think everyone can agree that they would much rather attend Hogwarts than have to spend four long years in rural Pennsylvania.
How could you possibly not agree with the title of this post?
I don’t even care if it’s only for half a season, being in the Majors is always better than being in the Minors. Do you really care if you are the worst player in the league? Hell No!!
Can you just imagine all the perks that the Major Leaguer’s get? Gourmet clubhouse food, private jets, top of the line medical care, free everything. Plus that salary! Oh that salary!! The league minimum is $414,500!!!! What’s the Minor League minimum you might ask? $33,700. Big difference.
So even though they most likely don’t care, there always has to be the worst player in the league. The amazing sports blog Deadspin has come up with a list of the 100 Worst Baseball Players of All Time. Some of them seem like a little bit of a stretch and some are just plain mean, but either way it is fun as hell to read.
Keith Carmickle is an idiot.
That was just very easy for me to write, because that is the name of the man who almost fell out of the stands last night at Chase Field during the Home Run Derby.
Luckily for Mr. Carmickle he has some very strong friends with quick reflex’s who were able to grab him as he tumbled over the railing in right field.
This man learned absolutely nothing from the tragic death of fireman Shannon Stone last week in Arlington.
In the pictures below you can clearly see that Mr. Carmickle jumps onto a table top ledge, that is not meant for people to stand on, and lunges for the ball. He then falls over the railing, but is caught by his friends.
This wouldn’t have been a freak accident like last week, this would have been a very stupid person going after a baseball. Did I forget to mention that he had already caught three of them earlier in the derby?
It really is unbelievable.
Taunt a bull in Pamplona and you get gored: Australian man seriously injured at “Running of the Bulls”
“Hey guys, watch this. I’m going to go taunt that huge pissed off bull and see what happens!” (Screams follow)
An Australian man was gored and six others were injured during the second running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain today.
The man reportedly taunted the bull inside the bullring that marks the end of the run. What a shock that it actually gored him. He sustained a lacerated vein and artery in his right leg.
Of the six other participants that were injured, only one was from Spain. Two of the foreigners were from America, one was from Britain, one was from Italy, and another Australian was also trampled.
It tends to be the dumb tourists who get injured the most. The Spaniards know where not to be during the run and know how to protect themselves from the bulls.
All of the men are reported to be in stable condition.
Woah!! That’s one ugly animal.
A female zebra gave birth to a rather rare creature yesterday at a zoo in Xiamen, China; a “Donkra”.
The “Donkra”, half Donkey and half Zebra, was the product of the zoo’s male donkey having a one night stand with the local zebra slut.
The offspring has the characteristics of a donkey and the tell tale stripes of a zebra.
Veterinarians said that the birth was a little difficult but that the mom and her young ass are doing fine now.
No word yet on whether or not Mrs. Donkey is going to file for divorce.
Check out the video below.