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Ski Heaven

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An unknown skier, above, exhilarates in the joy of skiing.

Many sports occasionally provide moments that are so intense. so exciting, so exhilarating, yet so joyful that you wish they could go on forever. We have one of those moments here on film.

Cody Townsend, renowned professional skier extraordinaire, takes us along with him on one of those exhilarating moments so exciting that it makes us want to go skiing right now, even if we don’t know how to ski.

Cody skis through a tight mountain pass that narrows so dramatically that it reaches a confining width of just six feet at its slimmest point. Yet Cody whips past that thin point at speeds of 60-80 miles per hour.

Sound exciting? Enough talk. Let’s watch:

For an avid or a professional skier, perhaps this moment is what heaven is, a moment so thrilling that it continues on and on…forever into infinity.

This video was produced in conjunction with Red Bull and  MSP films to promote a new ski film. You can learn more at skimovie.com.

 

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America’s Best Public Restrooms

The 2009 winner of the award for the best public restrooms in America is presented in the photos below. These incredible public potties are found at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson, MO. Cintas Corporation, which provides restroom hygiene products and services, is the sponsor of the best public restroom award and has presented these awards annually for the last eight years.


The above photo is a shot of the men’s washroom at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre, and one would certainly be hard pressed to find a more elegant men’s room than this. Click for an ultra high resolution copy of the same photo. Once you arrive at the high res page, click once on the photo to view an enlarged version in which you can view things in far greater detail.

The faucets here are gold plated, the same type found in bathrooms in high end homes. Notice both the fireplace at the far end of the room and the blue pedestals under the wash basins, which add even more color to an already colorful room.

Scan upward to the metal ceiling, which is a throwback to ceilings found in both public buildings and private homes in the late 1890’s and the early 1900’s.


The second photo finds us in the ladies’ washroom at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. Click for an ultra high resolution photo of this room. Again click once to enlarge the high res photo. Notice the fireplace again at the far end of the room and the pedestal sinks with more gold plated faucets.

This ladies room features what appear to be dark black fixtures, which must be an absolute devil to keep clean. Like in the men’s washroom plenty of flowers adorn the wall above the wash basins.


Our third photo is also from the men’s room at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre, where male guests may relax with a round of pocket billiards. This room provides a double row of visitor seating on either side of the table so guests can watch the pool table action. Once again click to view an ultra high resolution copy of the same photo.

Pay attention to the photos of the presidents at the far end of the room. The portraits deliberately cut off the top of the heads of the presidents, which presents a puzzle. Perhaps there was a time in US history when that was the norm for such a photo. If any of you know more about that, please inform us in the comment area below.

The quality of the rest rooms at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson truly impresses. Obviously, not every company can afford to make its restrooms so luxurious, but it is fun to know that at least one company is willing to go to such lengths for the comfort of its guests.

View and read here about other top restrooms that made Cintas’ list of tops in the US.

Funniest Photos of 2007

Here are links to some of my favorite photos from 2007. Most are funny photos, but a couple simply struck me as unique:

Redneck Penguins – People are not alone in embracing the redneck lifestyle. These two penguins rank right up there with their human counterparts. It may not seem like this is a photo, but it is animation, which is a series of images or photos, and that is why it is included here.

Redneck Penguins

Dog Earred Monkey Business and Cat Nap – This photo touched people the world over and understandably so. Everyone loves a photo that touches the heart.

Redneck High School Reunion – Aah! The practical joke! The photographer who captured this moment should win an award for a photo that plants in the reader’s mind vivid anticipation of a moment coming soon.

Headless Redneck Businessman – How does the saying go? If you can keep your head when all others around you are losing theirs…

Alcoholic Elephants on the Rampage – A rampaging elephant is a sight to behold, but an alcoholic elephant on the rampage is rarer still…until lately. See why.

Creative Redneck Transportation – Here is a motorcycle unlike any other. What would possess your local redneck to manufacture a machine like this?

Funny Photos – These guys do not appear to be very conscientious as firemen go. Hopefully their attitude is a minority one.

Redneck Wireless Telephone Call – When you gotta go you gotta go, but you hate to miss an important phone call at the same time. Here is the solution.

Redneck Mercedes – Leave it to a redneck to degrade a classic vehicle like a Mercedes simply to enable viewing the world sideways.

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Our Funniest Videos of 2007

Here are links to some of my favorite videos from 2007. Regardless of your taste, there is not a loser in the bunch:

Bathroom Break – by Jamie Kennedy, who is often an incredibly funny comedian. This video is one of the very best.

Sneak Thief Caught in the Act – A remarkably resourceful and clever gull actually figured out how to steal food from a convenience store.

Greatest Breasts in the World – Although this is a guy thing, this video can be hypnotic. It is definitely one of the best.

Redneck Slingshot – This video is typical of the redneck mentality. Not many mothers would want their daughter doing anything remotely close to this. But that is why it is funny.

Wedding Fight – If you like a good fight, this one of a Ukranian wedding is hilarious. With enough vodka in them these Russians will even beat up women.

Hot Dumb Blonde – Why is it that attractive blondes are often shortchanged intellectually? Perhaps it is God’s way of evening things up. In any case, this vid is really classic.

Paul Potts – Paul Potts was a diamond in the rough when he entered Britain’s Got Talent TV show contest. The video is remarkably heartwarming.

Redneck Mercedes – A German homeowner becomes fed up with the speeding traffic whizzing by his home and comes up with a redneck solution. Very entertaining.

Redneck Restroom – A remarkably clever idea. The video creator replaced a German rest room mirror with glass and substituted actors for what should be the reflection in the mirror. The result is very funny.

Redneck Dance King – A middle aged employee in a store with rock background music lets it all hang out, but he is not the best dancer you have seen. Remarkably funny.

Remarkable Dancing Parrot – This parrot actually dances to the beat of the music. Funny!

Redneck Hotel Maid – A short video with a very funny ending. Never trust your hotel maid again.

Lethal Snake Bite? – Poisonous snakes in the Middle East can be killers. Watch what happens when one sneaks up on these gentlemen.

This is Redneck Woman – A video compilation of many redneck women set to music. Very, very good.

Watch this Building Fall Down – A building in Serat, India, falls down all by itself and it is caught on video. Remarkable video!

Evolution of Dance – Chances are good that you have already seen this one, but the dancing is remarkable. Worth watching.

Redneck Heaven
– Another video compilation set to music (Dueling Banjos). Very entertaining.

Drunk Humor – A police officer is trying to administer a a sobriety test to an inebriated driver, but the driver flunks big time. Very funny.

Saudi Road Skating – This video brought the concept of road surfing to the world, but the Saudis did it first. Hard to believe video, but it’s real.

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