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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Gone in under 60 seconds

Yesterday, I was walking to my building, when I saw a car that hadn't moved for alternate side of the street cleaning. When suddenly a DOT tow truck pulled up in front of it. As it was reversing, it was dropping it's tow bar, and pushing it under the front tires.

The alarm goes off.

The tow driver got out, went to try to open the doors, saw they were locked, then pulled out a square, white object from his pocket. He jammed it at the top of the front, driver-side door, and opened the door! I know I saw him try the door, and it was locked, so what was that? Some new type of jimmy?

Anyway, so he reaches in, does something, the alarm cuts off, but goes off again a second later. He seems to say "f#@& it!", closes the door, gets in his truck, and drives off with car in tow.

Now, you might say "So? That happens all the time.", but this all happened in under 30 seconds! I've heard that thieves can steal a car in under 60 seconds, but this guy drove up, picked up the car, took time to open the door and turn off the alarm, and drove off in UNDER 30 seconds!

My first thought was that this was a learned "survival" skill? Avoiding angry car owners by towing cars faster and more efficiently. I mean, if the owner had seen the truck pull up from his window and ran down at that exact second, he still wouldn't have caught up to him.

It was just SO quick.

Snapple Fact #244

The watermelon seed-spitting world record is about 70 feet.

Alright, first this is about watermelon seed-SPITTING.... okay, everyone has to be good at something.

Second, this is a WORLD record. A WORLD record, as in "best of the other 6.5 BILLION people in the world".

Third, "about 70 feet"? "ABOUT"? Yo, if someone can spit that far, you better have measured it right. If at least to stay out of range.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The winner..... Feedback!

Well, "Who Wants to be a Superhero" ended, and the winner was Feedback. (click to read all about him). Who has been into comic books since he was five (JUST LIKE ME!!!) He mentioned learning life lessons from Spiderman (JUST LIKE ME!!!), and thanked Stan Lee for creating those lessons. (Man, I want to be a superhero too!)

It was a pretty good show. It started out with auditions, and boy were there some "special" people there. The contestants were put through a series of tests to see who's character possessed all of the good qualities of a superhero. Some were knocked out right at the gate for small "character flaws". One guy hinted at making money off winning, another got undressed right in the middle of a public area, another seemed to be on steroids and just too violent to be a "true hero".

I thought it would come down to Major Victory and Ty'veculus, but in the end, it was Fat Mama and Feedback. And, as I already mentioned, Feedback won.

NOTE TO ALL PRODUCER PEOPLE: I want to see more superheros on TV!

NOTE TO ALL VIEWERS: "Heroes" is coming to NBC, Mondays at 9pm! Woo-Hoo!