Oh.. boy.

This is the best thing I’ve seen in a few days.
I don’t know how true this is, but the story (from Youtube) goes like this:

“Star Wars Trumpet Stacy Hedger.

I work in TV Sports, this tape has circulated amongst our tape rooms for years, I figured it was only natural to be on YouTube. I’m of the understanding it was a statewide beauty pagaent, and Stacy is Miss Douglas County. I have no idea who she is, or if she even knew there was a talent portion of the contest.

It’s believed that the tape has origins in the Kansas City area, and I thought it was a Nebraska beauty pageant.”

Alanis Morissette has it all wrong.

update: I have removed this photo, as it has occurred to me that I don’t own the rights to it. I will re-post it when I can find another copy.

I’m glad he’s doing better than Clay Aiken

I watched Barack Obama’s speech  last night. He spoke from 10:16pm until nearly 11, and only faltered once. He tripped over 1 word, but caught himself and went on with it. I can’t have a full conversation – rehearsed or not – and not stumble over a sentence or two. His public speaking abilities are not the sole reason I’d vote for him, since after Bush, there are some elementary school debate teams who would do better.

I’m not surprised the Democratic National Convention trumped the American Idol ratings, since it’s only shown on one channel, but I wonder if the Asssociated Press is taking into account that the Olympics are broadcast on more than one network. They don’t have the ratings for at least 2 networks for Obama’s address last night, I wonder how many they’re missing for the Olympics…

Obama’s speech seen by 38 million viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people.

Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.

His TV audience nearly doubled the amount of people who watched John Kerry accept the Democratic nomination to run against President Bush four years ago. Kerry’s speech was seen by just over 20 million people.

Obama’s audience might be higher, since Nielsen didn’t have an estimate for how many people watched Obama on PBS or C-SPAN Thursday night.

From the Associated Press and Google News

De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao — Vegas, December 6

First, I want to know how much they’re each getting paid, and second, I want to watch this fight!

De La Hoya, Pacquiao agree to Dec. 6 fight in Vegas

By Dan Rafael

ESPN.com
(Archive)

Updated: August 28, 2008, 2:20 PM ET

Oscar De La Hoya, boxing’s biggest star, announced Thursday that he will meet pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 6.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer dismissed reports this week that welterweight titleholder Paul Williams was under serious consideration to meet De La Hoya. Schaefer said that although Williams’ name was thrown out during an internal meeting, it was quickly dismissed, and no contact was ever made between the De La Hoya and Williams camps. Williams promoter Dan Goossen confirmed that as well.

Read the full article here.

From ESPN

Wrestling in Bolivia: Cholitas Luchadoras

That’s right! It’s called Skirt Wrestling, and it’s called that… well, because they’re fighting in skirts.

This looks much more promising that Japanese Cat Fights, or even the Amber Lady Honey Wrestling

Click through for the entire article.

From Wacky Archives

Stupid Yoga Ball

For all of two weeks, I sat on a yoga ball in my office instead of a desk chair. I had been on some sort of health-kick. (I got over it.)

Now the damn thing has been rolling around Master Control for over a year, and is dirtier than you can imagine.

I brought it home, and now it’s once again being ignored, but instead of being at work, it’s now taking up space in my basement.

Heelys

The first time I saw a pair of Heelys, I was shooting a lacrosse tournament in Whitby. I spent three days watching kids run around on the pavement playing one of the most aggressive sports I’ve seen since rugby, only to watch them change out of their sneakers into skate shoes with wheels in the heels.

That was in 2004, and I’ve wanted a pair ever since.

Try to buy a pair of adult sized kids’ shoes. It doesn’t happen.

However, I’ve come across a Canadian online distributor, and have decided that in October I am going to buy a pair. I try not to buy things anymore without thinking if I really need it or not. That’s how I ended up with an MBS Mountainboard. I managed to sell that thing on Craigslist for more than I actually paid for it, but I had it for three years (and rode is all of 12 times) before deciding that it really wasn’t worth keeping around.

My accordian was one of the best things I ever bought on a whim, but for a hundred bucks, I really couldn’t go wrong with that purchase.

In October, I’m going to buy these: