So this fascinating photo seen many, many places today is courtesy of The Smoking Gun. I’d try to explain what happened, but it’s much too complicated. Let them:
The January 1 mishap apparently occurred after the male skier, 48, and a child boarded a high-speed lift in Vail’s Blue Sky Basin. It appears that the chairlift’s fold-down seat was somehow not in the lowered position, which caused the man to partially fall through the resulting gap. His right ski got jammed in the ascending chairlift, and that kept him upended since his boot never dislodged from its binding.
Okay, but…why is he pantsless? This isn’t explained. But he was apparently suspended in the air for close to seven minutes, just enough time for passersby to snap enough photos that will surely haunt him and the small child sitting next to him for all eternity. The rescue effort was even less flattering. Hopefully, the photo will get posterized on the ceiling of a dentist’s office one day.
OK, so here’s the latest on my health. I feel like crap. I’ve been light-headed since Saturday. My fear is I may have some vein blockage in my neck. I have scheduled to go see my cardiologist this Friday. So is this how things are going to be until I die. The fear of possibly blacking out from lack of oxygen to my brain. “Oh hello Mrs. Jones, I understand you want to enroll in my college. Can you wait until I can see you? You look kind of fuzzy to…….” I wake up in some hospital somewhere with crap coming out of my nose….nice.
I take blood thinners and cholesterol medicine. Apparently my blood just is too damn thick. More later. If I’m awake. Shit.
This Saturday, January 10th No Pants Subway Rides are being organized around the world. The event was started 8 years ago in NYC by Improv Everywhere.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
1) Willing to take pants off on subway
2) Able to keep a straight face about it
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with free-agent outfielder Milton Bradley, sources told ESPN on Monday.
The deal is pending a physical.
In an effort to free up some salary for Bradley, the Cubs are expected on Tuesday to finalize a deal to send Jason Marquis to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for reliever Luis Vizcaino, MLB.com reported Monday.
Adding Bradley was one of the top priorities this offseason for the Cubs, who got swept out of the playoffs for the second straight year after a lineup loaded with right-handers struggled against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A switch-hitter, Bradley batted .321 with 22 homers for the Texas Rangers while leading the American League with a .436 on-base percentage. He made the All-Star team while serving primarily as the designated hitter.
Playing with the Expos, Indians, Dodgers, Athletics, Padres and Rangers in a nine-year career, Bradley has batted .280 with 103 home runs and 399 RBIs. Injuries have allowed him to surpass 400 at-bats in a season only twice in his career.