For those of you anywhere near the Stowe, Vermont area, the Stowe Derby is being held for the 65th time on February 28th. Participants can race in teams of four or individually and it can be taken seriously or all part of a fun morning that will keep you laughing for some time. Racers, and I use that term loosely, must choose one set of skis for the race, cross country or alpine, start at the top of Mount Mansfield and race into town. The first section of the race, since most opt for cross country skis, is pretty hysterical as participants clamor down the Toll Road trail looking all sorts of awkward. The second part winds through the village of Stowe (where the cross country skis come into play) and ends behind the local church.
Last year, Colin Reuter raced it and strapped a camera onto his boot. Keep in mind while viewing and laughing that these are some of the top racers behind him. Imagine what the back of the pack looks like! I’m trying to convince Jeremy to do it, video it, and throw it up here for fun. He said he’ll think about it.
Ever wonder what Darth Vader sounded like before James Earl Jones got a hold of him? I was unaware that Darth Vader’s voice was done by JEJ until I saw this clip, but it’s pretty entertaining to hear Darth with a high voice and British accent.
United Breaks Guitars
Jeremy and I have posted on our woes while traveling. This guys actually did something about it!
This musician spent over 9 months trying to get United to pay for damages caused by baggage handlers to his custom Taylor guitar ($3500) during his flight. During his final exchange with the United Customer Relations Manager, he stated that he was left with no choice other than to create a music video for you tube exposing their lack of cooperation.
The Manager responded : “Good luck with that one, pal”.
So he posted a retaliatory video on you tube. The video has since received over 5.5 million hits. United Airlines contacted the musician and attempted settlement in exchange for pulling the video.
Naturally his response was: “Good luck with that one, pal”.
Thanks to my friend Kate for sending on the link.
Moth trails at night. Caught for your viewing pleasure. It’s pretty pretty.