Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Bits of Tid, Daytona 500 Edition

In Spring, a young Boy's thoughts turn to...octane ratings, aerodynamic frontal areas, lap times, and drafting partners.


Yes, I know that this is also the NBA's All Star Weekend too. I'll be tuning in to that as well, but one must have priorities. This year, my Magic only have one representative in LA, Superman, the new one, not the old, worn-out one (who still manages to put up respectable numbers between injuries). Go get 'em, Dwight Howard.

Now, back to the race. This weekend we remember Dale Earnhardt, whom we lost in the last lap of the 500 ten years ago today. Everyone who follows the sport remembers where they were when they heard the news. There was one small consolation: he died doing what he loved to do. We should all be that lucky.

The truck race is tonight, the Nationwide race is Saturday and the Big One is Sunday. I love the smell of burning rubber in the morning...

OK, let's drop the green flag on some tidbits.

On the NASCAR front, Minnesota Representative Betty McCollum wants the Pentagon to stop  advertising on stock cars. Um, no. I'd rather see that money on the side of a car than on a TV ad, say, for Jersey Shore. Which one is more wholesome?

This is a sure sign that inflation is back. $5M suit filed over 80 cents.

Overheard in a McDonalds drive-thru: "I'll take one Big Mac, one Warm and Sweet Wedding package, hold the prenup, with, uh, oh, I'll take the Hamburglar as best man, what the hey. With fries."

Duude, like bad dog, man. Bad dog.

There is no fun in Islam. Malaysia's Campaign Against Cupid.

New York launches app to find you free condoms. Who knew there was also a black market for them?

A real, live, cat burglar.

And finally, here's Freddy, the world's fastest fish.

Y'all have a good weekend, y'all.

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