Leggo of the sofa, ma, we’re winnin’ this race!

May 13, 2008

beds-200.jpgBlog Guy, I’m intrigued by your reports on what life is like where they don’t have cable television. You’ve shown singing dingos, a mobile sauna and worse. What a sad existence!

I’ve been holding back a bit, but I may as well take the lid off. In some deprived places they compensate for a lack of TV by racing furniture. We’ve had credible reports of people racing beds and chairs, sometimes while listening to OOMPAH music.

My God! It’s worse than I ever imagined! Make it stop! It gets even worse. In both reports, people actually showed up to spectate. 

To spit?

No, that would be expectorate. They went to be spectators, to cheer the people racing furniture. And that’s where no cable television leads.

chairs-240.jpgA participant speeds down a street during the first German office chair racing championship in the village of Bad Koenig-Zell, April 26, 2008.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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I am wholeheartedly in favor of ANYONE who can have FUN in an office chair! Especially a guy wearing his mama’s housedress. These people know how to party!

Dear Deet,You female? Young and attractive? Clean? Live close by? If so, I can GET my mama’s housedress.Your potential ‘officemate’,Shawn

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Silly Germans. Everyone KNOWS that office chair races are judged by RPMs.

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