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Apparently, There’s An Organized Pillow Fighting League Out There

December 28th, 2008 . by admin

pillow-fight-league-2When I first read that there was a pillow fighting league in Canada, my initial reaction was “wow Canadians are sissies”… but upon further reading I learned the league was women-only… which makes things a little more interesting.

The fights appear to be legitimate (no WWF funny business), the girls are decent looking, and they’re beating the crap out of each other… so what’s not to love? If you take a gander at the YouTube video below, you can see that this is still an extremely low budget operation… but if they had some good financial backing this is actually something I would watch on TV.

Video: Mary Carillo Goes On An Olympic Badminton Tangent

August 19th, 2008 . by admin

Every once in a while, you see something that you can’t quite formulate a response for….and this is one of those times. This is a video of NBC Analyst Mary Carillo during the 2004 Athens games…she starts talking about Badminton equipment and then slowly trails off into something I can’t quite describe.

The YouTube description says this aired in the middle of the night, so many folks missed out. If this was a scripted thing.. .she should really go to Hollywood because I’m fooled.

Must….Walk….Faster….Without….Running…

July 13th, 2008 . by admin

I never knew there was an Olympic sport for “race walking”, where people walk as fast as humanly possibly without breaking into an all out jog but it certainly exists.

A Chinese race walker named Song Hongjuan has been suspended four years for failing a drug test. Yes, you heard correctly, people are taking performance enhancing drugs for WALKING now. This is *almost* as ridiculous as the pool player who tested positive earlier this year.

The International Association of Athletics Federations said Song tested positive for the blood-boosting hormone EPO in a surprise, out-of-competiton test in Beijing on Feb. 24.

All her results from that date have been annulled, and she is banned until March 25, 2012.

I’m sure massive community of race walkers has been shaken to its very core. Legions of little kids who dreamt of power walking in competition when they grow up have been left utterly disappointed.

Things I’d Like To See In Season 2 Of American Gladiators

February 17th, 2008 . by admin

American Gladiators LogoThose of you who read my American Gladiators review in early January know that I’m an advocate of the show. NBC almost immediately ordered a second season of the program due to good ratings, so I thought I’d list a few things they can improve on when the show returns.

1. I touched on this briefly in my original review, but it progressively worsened as the season went on. The forced “character traits” are ridiculous.

- Every time the camera is on Wolf, he starts howling and sticking his tongue out like a dog. Then when he gets on the mic he’ll say something like “I haven’t had a meal all day, and it’s time to feast”, while looking at his half naked contestant. Not only is it cheesy, it’s slightly homo erotic… STOP IT.

- Every time Justice is on camera, he starts pumping his arms back and forth (mimicking a judges gavel)… it’s not clever… stop it.

2. Favortism?

It seems like some gladiators get tons of air time, while others are rarely seen. Titan, Justice, Wolf, Crush and Venom seem like they’re in every event…. Stealth and Hellga barely get any airtime. It’s sorta understandable why Hellga is on the sidelines a lot, shes fat compared to the contestants (and I remember that being exploited by contestants during Powerball on one episode), but theres no reason Stealth should be left out. Do a better job of working them in next season.

3. Contestant Vignettes are good… you care more about them winning if you know a little back story first.

4. Bring back the episodes where professional athletes team up against the Gladiators. Even if they’re retired washed up athletes, that would be entertaining. Just picture Freddie Mitchell, Marcus Vick, and Ryan Leaf on the show…. thats good TV.

American Gladiators Atlasphere5. Include the Gladiators in the final Eliminator obstacle course. Remember back in the old show, at the end of the eliminator the contestants had the option of running through 4 pathways? 2 of the pathways contained Gladiators waiting to tackle them, and the other 2 were empty. It creates extra drama at the end of the show…. bring it back.

6. Bring back the Atlasphere! that was one of my favorite events in the original show. It’s fun to watch and looks physically draining as hell.

Video: Hellga of American Gladiators Interviewing w/ Carson Daly

January 17th, 2008 . by admin

Anyone who read my rewiew of American Gladiators saw that I loved Hellga the most out of the female cast members. I dug the whole viking woman swedish meatball thing she had going on.

So I heard she was on Carson Daly’s show, so I go search for the clip…and it dawned on me that I had never actually heard her talk before. I don’t think they’ve let handle the mic on Gladiators. …. now I know why.

She sounds like she eats the souls of ten little boys for dinner every night. I’m mortified.

If I were in a dark room and heard Hellga say “was it good for you too baby” I’d run out of the house screaming. Do you guys remember the part of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective when Jim Carrey found out he had kissed a tranny? …. yeah

I’m not calling her a man or anything, I’m just saying if we lived together she would be the one mowing the lawn and killing the spiders.

Shout out to pop crunch for the vid.

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