Thursday, August 7, 2008

Splash, Boom, Bang

My fine hometown.
Working harder than any other to entertain its citizens.
Searching the globe for quality amusements and well...

The 2008 Red Bull Flugtag!


The idea here is to push your homemade flying machine off of a 20 foot high ramp and see how far it will fly.
The problem here is that they held the competition in the "freak show state", which ruled out the common sense factor. See, most of the "flying machines" did not even have wings.

Seems that would have made a checklist......somewhere.

The first thing flew like a 100'. It did have wings. They won. Go figure.
After that, the contest was a plunkfest.
42 piece of crap go carts being shoved off a cliff.
That's not entertainment - that's gravity.

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Next up....

Criss Angels Mindfreak!
Even closer to home, Clearwater Beach.

Take this dork-

Handcuff him to a railing on the 3rd floor of hotel -

Set the timer for 4 minutes - then blow up the hotel.

Seemed like a brilliant plan. But it turns out, dork is a magician.

Oh no! Lock pick thingy no worky! Oh no! Took too long, now helicopter ride on roof has to leave him!

The suspense makes it hard to even breathe. Wait, no it's not the suspense, it's the damn dust.

He must be magic. He must have said hocus-pocus. He must have known where the back stair was.

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After all that, the city has redeemed itself...

Coheed and Cambria...

After going 0 for 2, they owed me...big. So they lured my friends from NY with the promise of cheap t-shirts, salt water taffy and painted sea shells, - just for me.

You owe me too. ----------------->click

15 comments:

Jeff said...

Someone should throw Criss Angel off that ramp and see if he can fly. Now THAT would be a good trick!

Chat Blanc (aka Sandy) said...

I could send ya a down-home, country, county fair with farm animals if you'd like.

Alice said...

I'd have actually gone to the Red Bull Flugtag.

The have a Punkin' Chunkin' nearby that I mean to get to also.

Tracy said...

Does the redbull they're drinking have any alchohol in it? See, where I live (in good ole WV) we only do that kind of stuff when we've got enough beer in us and it starts to sound like a great idea that might actually just work. I just can't imagine anyone wanting to do it sober.

How was Coheed? I've always liked them but even more, I've always been mesmerized by that guys hair.

xup said...

Man that damn Flugtag was everywhere and I haven't heard anything good about it from anyone

Bee said...

Is it bad that I read Sandy's Alice's, and Tracy's comments with a sothern drawl??

I hate Criss Angel!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

You mean there is more than one Flugtag? Well then, our town should be stupid enough to host such an event. I'm getting on the phone right now with...uh...who DO you call to get one of these?

Sunshine said...

Maybe I need to move for more exciting news... Flugtag? a new one for me.. Maybe I will send the mayor a letter and see what he can do....

momjeansblogger said...

I hate criss angel! he survived the hotel thing? Damn I was hoping he would go down in flames!

VE said...

We had that Flugtag here too and something like 60,000 showed up. I guess nobody could breathe trying to watch it. What fun...

JD at I Do Things said...

Why is Criss Angel still in front of my eyeballs? Can't someone give him a good bath? The guy looks filthy.

JD at I Do Things

Keli said...

I love the Red Bull Flugtag! I am going to host the very same contest in my very own hometown, thanks to you. My contest will have two slight changes: a 40 foot high ramp, and the homemade flying machines can't have wings! You know what kinds of people will enter...yes...stupers!

Diesel said...

What town is this anyway?

Meg said...

Flugtag, alcohol, and Criss Angel sounds like a party to me.

And Damon, my contest caption results are up and you're a winner.

Jenn Thorson said...

Is the RedBull Flutag also sponsored by the Darwin Awards?

Because, ya know, that event sounds just RIPE for cross-marketing. :)