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STP's BLOG 07/30/12 "The Olympics"

So the Olympics are here, and over the weekend I caught the fever…I watched a bunch of it. I have a couple of thoughts..

What the hell was up with the opening ceremonies? Could they try to make that even more boring? Holy spoke…my wife and I sat down to watch it 4 times, and fell asleep all four times…it was brutal. I love Danny Boyle, but next time he directs the Olympics, he should bring his editor that he uses for his films with him…trim the fat…some of that was just ridiculous. People pantomiming that they are churning butter or something, people coming out of trees, BORING! I did like the part where the Olympic rings came up from the ground to the sky to connect, and the fact that he had the Queen act in a scene with James Bond (Daniel Craig) was awesome.

I can’t watch fencing. I tried watching it as we were cleaning the house, and whenever they would get hit, it would send off a beep sound that sounds just like the error beep on my washer. I kept running upstairs like a mentally challenged Pavlovian Dog to check on my laundry.

Synchronized Diving sounds like a stupid event on paper, but it was rather entertaining to watch.
I have zero interest in watching men’s basketball, unless I catch wind that the US team is losing….that would be a compelling watch.

The highlight for me was this woman…

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Why? Well she is on the woman’s volleyball team, and she has the best name ever… DESTINEE HOOKER! Yes, Hooker spikes the ball!

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I thought Destinee Hooker was the best name at the Olympics…but she isn’t the only one that is rocking a great name! A website called Sports Pickle went through all the Olympic athletes, and picked out the funniest names in the 2012 Games.
Here are our ten favorites . . .

1. Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong.
2. Canadian swimmer Victoria Poon.
3. Austrian heptathlete Ivona Dadic. (yes, it's pronounced 'Dah-ditch', but IVONA DADIC…I Wanna Da’ D…..”)
4. South Korean pole vaulter Yoo Suk Kim.
5. New Zealand cyclist Jack Bauer . . . like from "24".
6. Swiss equestrian athlete Werner Muff.
7. Canadian track star Gavin Smellie.
8. Japanese volleyball player Yoshie Takeshita.
9. Chinese sailor Aichen Wang.
10. A track and field athlete from Trinidad and Tobago named . . . Sparkle McKnight.

Shawn "CLOWN" Crahan is the drummer and percussionist for SLIPKNOT . . . he's 42 now, and he's thinking about his future retirement. When it finally comes, he wants to pick his replacement . . . and he wants it to be his 18-year-old son Gage. Clown says, "My oldest boy, when I do skip, he's gonna take over my slot. He was sitting on the stair in diapers wearing my mask with sticks when we were downstairs trying to learn how to be a band. So when I leave, it won't be like I died and my son came in and tried to fill my place. I'm gonna bail, but I'm gonna hand over the throne and say, 'Hey, I can't do it anymore. You do it. You're my blood'."

This is pretty cool! If I was his kid, I would be begging him to quit now…he’s 18…and there are a lot of hot chicks that dig Slipknot! Oh the fun he could have! Based on this story…whether it be a job or a hobby…have your followed in your parent’s footsteps? How so? Or are you trying to groom your kid to follow in your footsteps? Here are the texts we got:

My dad retired from the Fire dept after 33 years. I'm have now been in for 27 years. I've listening to KISW since 79.

Went to college for psychology. Now i'm a real estate agent in the family business. Never been happier.

My dad has worked at Boeing in Everett for 23 years. And last Sunday I had my first anniversary here at Boeing working besides him

I have not followed in my parents alcoholic and coked out foot steps. ---The Flying Hutchman

My dad is trying to get me to be his mini me down on a farm in enumclaw this place stinks and sucks ass u guys are bad ass listen to u guys every morning in the tractor thanks kelyn

My dad collects stamps he bought me a stamp book for my 30th bday i understand theres money in it but come on im not a nerd they sit in the closet and have never been touched


24-year-old Casey James Fury of New Hampshire was a civilian contractor who was working on one of the Navy's NUCLEAR SUBMARINES. On both May 23rd and June 16th, he wanted to get out of work early. So his strategy was . . . to START FIRES. On a NUCLEAR sub. According to an affidavit filed yesterday, he did about $400 MILLION in damage between the two fires. He said he wanted to get out of work because he suffers from anxiety, and his ex-girlfriend had just started dating another man. On both days, he DID get out of work early. And as a reward, he's facing a possible sentence of . . . LIFE IN PRISON for arson. That's right. Life. What a nimrod! Wow!
That has to be the most ridiculous thing ever to do to get out of work…but what about you? What ridiculous thing have you or someone you know done to get out of doing something? Here are some of the texts we got:

In 1996 my cousin called in a bomb threat on the Narrows Bridge. Yes he got caught, yes he served time. All to get out of work...

When I was 15 I went and bought a bunch of chains and combo locks so I wouldn't have to go to school. At that time I thought I was super bad ass and unstoppable, but, I did get caught and I was supspended. So I got out of school. I just had to spend my week in a little white room, then go home to have to do yard work. Never tried to get out of something after that. Now, because of it, i'm a doctor and very good at my job. –Paul

My grandfather drove a jeep over himself to be put in a bodycast to avoid the draft of WW2

It was 5 years ago My boss was a d so on the job i broke My thumb My self. i got 15k for it then guit
I swallowed some dip so I'd throw up in front of my mom to get out of school

I worked at a pizza place and i wanted to go home early so i put my finger dowm my throat and threw up all over the floor and it worked

When I was 15, I urinated in the gas tank of my dads lawn mower knowing it would break it, because I didn't want to mow the lawn.

My friend tried to fake his death in 2cd grade to get out of math. It didnt work.

Back when me and my bro were young we broke an exspesive vase of my parents. We freaked out and trashed the whole house and told our parents somebody robbed the house. Parents called the police, investigated got caught, and got our ass beat 5 times every hour for 6 hours. When we were done me and my bro couldn’t sit for hours


And this could be the greatest text ever:

to get out of moving day I hid from my wife in a giant moving box in the living room with eye holes cut in it so I could watch football...... I wrote heavy on the box so I got away with it for quite some time.....matt

Today's video blog features the ultimate Rock-A-Holic named Jamie that I met at my Hooters event on Friday night!






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