117 years ago today, in 1896, two bored fishermen, George Harbo and Frank Samuelson, decided that they wanted to see if they could ROW across the Atlantic Ocean. No motors or sails, just elbow grease. It took 55 days, but they completed the 3000- mile trip from New York to England. If you watched the 'Billboard Music Awards' last month (sorry) you probably saw Miguel (whoever he is, exactly) stage- dive during his performance and crush some broad in the audience. Apparently, he'd been practicing his stage- dive during rehearsals, but when it was 'go- time', he screwed it up and now faces a possible lawsuit from the 'injured' woman. As a rock purist, I'd argue that if you PRACTICE stage dives, you're not someone who should stage- dive. Save that kind of thing for the professionals. Meanwhile, in Arizona, a teen is recovering after breaking both of her feet and being confined to a wheelchair for the next few weeks. See, her friend jumped off of a roof and into a pool. She decided to give it a try too... problem is, she landed feet- first on CONCRETE... missing the pool altogether. Her mom videotaped the whole thing and posted it to YouTube. And if the rumors are true, Leonardo DiCaprio had sex with seven different women during the Cannes Film Festival. If it's true, we're guessing that Leo did it specifically because he could... and sometimes that's the best reason of all... and sometimes it's the worst. WHAT DID YOU DO JUST TO SEE IF YOU COULD DO IT... AND COULD YOU DO IT?
Jumped off of a bridge into a river at night... something I wouldn't do unless I was trying to avoid the police
Jumped off a roof and into a pool at the country club he worked at... made it successfully, however, he still split his head open. Turns out that water, while more forgiving than say, concrete, still hurts
Jumped off the Mountlake Bridge to impress a girl... he's done it a few more times since then, but on his last attempt, he very nearly landed in a canoe
Asked out a bikini barista... she threw a coffee (iced) in his face as a response
Jumped off of a roof into a trampoline... bounced OUT of the trampoline and slammed into the ground
Tried to do a wheelie on his father's motorcycle... didn't work so well, and by 'so well', I mean, 'not at all'
Renewed his drivers' license... glued on a fake beard and wrapped a turban around his head... and it is the CURRENT picture on his license. He sent us a picture of it and it is priceless. One of the funniest things I've seen. Makes it better because he's blonde
Attempted to take pictures of bears in their natural habitat... ended up being chased by the bears
Wanted to see if a car could tow him while he was in his wheelchair. Well, yea, the car could easily tow his wheelchair, however, his wheelchair couldn't take the turns at the same speed as the car. That was a problem, but the bright side is that he was ALREADY in a wheelchair, so, you know
Ran across the field at Safeco when he was 15... made it all the way across, but was tackled in the stands by a "300 pound Samoan"... person, not cookie
Joined the 100 club... drank 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes. I made it to about 75 before I had to throw in the towel... or pass out. Can't remember which
Stole the lights off the top of a state Patrol car... still has them 19 years later
It's been real, bitches, but alas, I'm outta here.
Until tomorrow, wipe after you go and STAY BEAUTIFUL!"