Amelia Earhart

February 28, 2007

I asked my wife to give me a name and she gave me Amelia Earhart even thought she claims that she meant to say Flannery O’Connor.  Whatevs.

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Ken Edwards

February 27, 2007

Guinness world record holder.  Big Ken ate 36 cockroaches in one minute.

Björn Borg

February 22, 2007

Swedish 1970s tennis great.  Borg rocked it with the special headbands.

Meadowlark Lemon

January 16, 2007

The Clown Prince of Basketball and member of the Harlem Globetrotters.  He could make a hook shot from half court.  He also guest starred on an episode of Diff’rent Strokes.

Jason Acuña

January 13, 2007

Acuña is the Wee-Man of Jackass fame.  Acuña, who has dwarfism, is a talented professional skateboarder as well as one hell of an Oompa-Loompa doppelganger. 

Takeru Kobayashi is the best competitive eater on God’s green earth.  Kobayashi owns the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which he has dominated for the past six years.  In 2006 he sucked back 53 3/4 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes flat by employing the Solomon technique, where he breaks the dog in two and dominates the dog.   

Mike McGill

January 9, 2007

A founding member of the Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade and inventor of the McTwist.  I recall his deck had cool graphics but the oddest shape of the Bones Brigade; the prevailing theory was that its shape accomodated McGill’s exclusively vert skateboard career.  But as anyone who’s seen Animal Chin knows, McGill skated his share of ditches too. 
(Anybody else remember Boneite?)