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Stormtroopers Guarding Giants’ World Series Trophy

[photo by Lo Franek]

Soldiers of the imperial army stand watch over the Giants’ World Series trophy at Lucasfilm.

Update: A Padawan Giants fan gets into the action!

Braille Los Angeles Dodgers Suck Tee

For visually impaired Giants fans.

Shaun White Look-alike Arrested Over UK Phone-Hacking Scandal

We’ll let CNN explain why Rebekah Brooks was arrested today in London, but allow us to point out how she looks exactly like Olympic gold medalist Shaun White.

Texas-style Chicago-style Hot Dog

Everything is bigger in Texas…including Chicago hot dogs. If you are ever at The Ballpark in Arlington, make sure to get yourself a Chicago dog, but make sure to only get one. Luckily the lady at the concession stand scoffed at me when I asked for two, though I still refused the fork and knife.

Tow Kiteboarding

Seth Besse demonstrates how to get max air from your standard kiteboarding setup by utilizing a tow rope.

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Bike For Your Right To Party Against HIV and AIDS

Our good friend Charity is riding his single speed Mission Bicycle in the AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to advance the shared interest to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS. In order to raise money for the ride we’re glad to help promote a happy hour fundraiser taking place tomorrow, May 26th, at The Otis Lounge on Maiden Lane in San Francisco.

If you want to support a great cause, please join us tomorrow for drinks and a good time from 6-8:30 PM. Charity will be riding this bike (see below) almost 600 miles without any gears. Respect that, and respect the cause.

Where: The Otis Lounge, 25 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA
When: Thursday, May 26 from 6-8:30 PM
Why: Support for the AIDS/LifeCycle

Facebook Fundraiser Event page:

If you can not attend, please consider making a donation online:

Two New York Yankees Recently Joined Twitter, Guess Which Player Actually Tweets From Their Account

If you’re a professional athlete and decide to create a Twitter account, please do all your fans a favor and actually be the person who updates the account. No one wants to win a contest tweeted out by your publicist.

Today, two New York Yankees players joined Twitter; second baseman Robinson Cano and pitcher David Robertson. Can you guess which player actually tweets from their account?

Now I could be wrong, but there’s no way the real Robbie Cano would make his first update on Twitter some marketing ploy to gain followers by indicating future “contests” he’d be running. The real Robbie Cano would tell me how many bags of sunflower seeds he plans on going through during the game.

DRob, I’ll hang with you while you learn the Twitter ropes.

Cano, I’ll hang with you too for now. You’re one of my favorite players. But come on man start dropping some Spanish on us and post photos of Joba Chamberlain eating in the locker room before the game.

With America Safe Again, Derek Jeter Goes Back To Work

Since the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden, perennial All-Star Derek Jeter has been back to his old self. In the last six games, the captain has hit .393, raising his average 34 points from .242 to .276.

Is it a coincidence that Jeter has been on a tear since the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was killed? Doubt it. Was Jeter somehow helping Obama and the U.S. track down bin Laden, taking his focus away from baseball? Most likely, he’s an American hero.

Before last Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Jeter was heard in the dugout telling teammates “Let’s Roll”.

Northeast Spring Skiing

It was time to put my bad knee behind me. I had already gotten back in the water after taking a year off from surfing, and it had been just as long since I skied down a mountain, so it was time. After a winter of snow storms that dumped foot upon foot of snow in the northeast, I waited until April 9th to make my first visit to a mountain.

Ski Plattekill in Roxbury, New York, had 31 trails open this late in April, with a solid snow base and 60 degree weather. As I took my first run I remembered how much I enjoyed skiing and instantly regretted waiting until the last ski weekend of the year to get back into it.

Plattekill is closed for the season now, but they do allow you to hike up the mountain and ski the remaining snow on the upper parts. In two weeks I’ll be strapping my skies to my back and hiking up.

Hardcore Downhill Urban Bike Race In Chile

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This is point of view footage from a rider participating in the Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Race, an insane downhill bike race which takes place on the streets of Valparaiso, Chile. It’s like a flight simulator on a mountain bike!

Sometimes when I ride my bike down a steep hill in San Francisco I’ll make a “ssshhhuuuu” sound to indicate how extreme I’m being. And thanks to THE IDEA FACTORY, who shared this video with me, I won’t do that anymore.

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