A Little Friday File Fun (10/17)

October 17, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand…

Here’s a way to play in sand – without it getting into all those uncomfortable places.  MORE at http://thisissand.com/??234

If you’re a fan of movies – and concisety (yes, I just made that up), then you’ll enjoy fwfr – – – a film review site that offers movie reviews – – – in four words or less MORE at http://www.fwfr.com/?link

– – – In Belfield, Australia , an unnamed 35-year old, returning home after an evening of drinking, somehow managed to get caught on an aluminum fence – – – and by “caught”, I mean hanging upside down with his left calf impaled on a gate post – – – for about 3 hours – – – after he apparently tried to scale a gate – – – slipped – – – and was impaled – – – You can see where it happened (he’s no longer “hanging around” at MORE at http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/gallery/0,22010,5035148-5010140,00.html#

And here's some moving pictures...

EarthquakeMeets Suspension Bridge.

Nuff Said.

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dznkmKsLUk

Worried about the economy? Don't be. The guys from Red vs. Blue prove things could always be worse. ..

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9r01fqmLWw

And here's some from the animal kingdom...

- - - In Hull, UK , a new aquarium attraction titled "The Deep" has an unexpected "attraction" captured for posterity by a cell phone picture - - - MORE at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1804838.ece

- - - In Florence, Kentucky , Travis Fessler broke a world record recently - - - by putting 11 Madagascar hissing cockroaches into his mouth - - - The previous world record holder was "Jungle" John LaMedica of Delaware who last year managed to stuff nine hissing cockroaches into his mouth.   You can see Travis in action at http://cmsimg.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=AB&Date=20081013&Category=NEWS0103&ArtNo=310130082&Ref=AR&MaxW=308&Border=0

This has been such a grueling, and in many respects, "nasty" political campaign - but last week the two major Presidential candidates were willing to pole a little fun at themselves - and amiable about having the other poke fun at them as well.  

No matter which candidate you support - or if you support neither - you'll enjoy these moments from the Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York City last week.   Watch them BOTH (in whatever order you prefer)!

Senator Barack Obama at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-cUUF3a1E

Senator John McCain at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAjAtYqczkk

At the time Carleton Fisk hit his famous home run, television cameramen covering the sport were instructed to follow the flight of the ball.   However, in a 1999 interview, NBC cameraman Lou Gerard admitted that the classic shot was not due to his own skills as a cameraman, but rather because he had been distracted by something.   What was it?

"Staying" Power

Gerard, the NBC cameraman stationed inside Fenway Park's famous Green Monster left-field wall, was directed by his producer, Harry Coyle, to follow the ball wherever Fisk might hit it. Gerard responded, ''Harry, there's a rat right here next to me the size of a cat, and it's moving closer.''

''What are you gonna do?'' Coyle replied.   ''Maybe . . . I ought to just stay on Fisk and see what happens.'' 

And he did.

You can watch a video of the 1975 home run at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws.jsp?feature=video  (scroll down to 1975).