Monday, July 9, 2012
Fox - Fox 2 reporter Charlie LeDuff took on the challenge to golf from 8 Mile Road to Belle Isle in Detroit -- literally. The journalist embarked on the 3,168 par course, carrying only four clubs and golfed his way, stroke by stroke, through the entire length of the Motor City. LeDuff's 'tournament' was called the I Love the D Invitational. Along the way he encountered various residents of the city and talked to them about local politics, laws, and the ways they think the city can improve.
You know what I'm betting they think they can improve? Not having a city so abandoned and worthless that some reporter can just go hacking his way across the town with a 3 Wood and a couple of wedges.
Seriously, think about that for a second. One time when I was like, 12,13 or so, right when the Tiger Woods rage was just heating up, before he'd probably even dreamed that his golf fame could lead him to countless three ways with high class escorts and B-List Porn stars, I tried this trick in my parents front yard.
I'd just watched one of the majors, either the Masters or The US Open I believe, and I'd become enthralled by the tight tree lined fairways, I thought it'd be so cool to smash a drive down a similar view. So I did what any impressionable kid would do...I took my driver and tee'd up a ball in my front yard aiming square down the street (which happens to be lined with trees) and imagined it was the fairway at August instead of a paved road, with the houses obviously just being members of the gallery.
Well I smacked that thing...unfortunately I had a pretty bad slice back in those days, instead of flying straight down the hallway into the empty lot at the end of the street it flew straight for about 30 yards, veered right, I heard a knocking sound and sprinted into my garage...didn't play on the front lawn again for another week or so just in case.
But I guess in Detroit this is just kinda common place. Better to have your house hit with an errant Titlist than a bullet.
Just a hunch, but I'm guessing they've got more serious shit to argue about than things like universal healthcare and corporate tax loopholes. Like, if I had to guess, the man on the left definitely shorted the man on the right a cow or two in exchange for agreeing to do this debate.
All-star move by that guy ducking the shoe toss behind the desk by the way. No hesitation whatsoever, desk up, head down. Something tells me this guys a veteran of these political debates.
Guy with the gun on the other hand...good luck getting elected. I'd say pulling a gun on national television put you behind the 8 ball right away, and you didn't help yourself from there just waving the thing around and then sheepishly putting it back in your pocket...if you're going to take action, take action, if there's one thing the public hates it's indecisiveness, you pull a gun on TV you have to use it, bottom line. Shamed your whole village.
Fox News - Gordon's small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 1,176 times across the globe. The retired schoolteacher from Long Island hopes to reach the 3 million mile mark by next year. He only has 34,000 miles to go. The 72-year-old Gordon drives his Volvo everywhere. He has held the Guinness World Records mark for High Mileage Vehicle since 2002 and was the first person to hold that record. "It's just a car I enjoy driving," he said. He bought his beloved car on June 30, 1966, for $4,150 at the age of 25. "It was a whole year's salary," he said...Gordon has been taking road trips since he was a kid and continued through his adult years. He says he would just tell his family to pack their things and hit the road. Gordon's two daughters went on his road trips until they outgrew the tiny red car. "They just couldn't fit in the back anymore. That is when I bought the station wagon," he explained. "Volvo, of course." Now divorced, Gordon takes road trips alone.
Shocking. Who'd have thunk the guy driving around in a 46 year old jalopy with spare parts spilling out the trunk would be divorced?
I guess my question is, why wouldn't you sell it, at least after the first million or two? You've already broken the record, it'll last long after your death I'd imagine, aren't you tired of having to tinker around under the hood just to drive down to Dunks?
Especially this day in age, I'm sure Volvo is bombarding him with those 5x8 post cards in the mail promising to pay 10% above the KBB value, no?