News, but not the serious kind
Are you man enough for extreme karaoke?
Blog Guy, I need some of your famous travel advice. I’m leaving soon on the dream trip of a lifetime, to Asia, and I’m going there for the usual reason.
To see the Great Wall? The Forbidden City? Mount Fuji? Angkor Wat?
No! Unlimited karaoke! I hear they have it everywhere over there, but I want to make sure I’m up on the latest developments. I wouldn’t want to embarrass myself while singing in public.
No, God forbid that should happen. You’ll want to read up on Naked Ice Cube Karaoke before you go.
I’ve never heard of that.
It’s the latest thing. After years of regular Karaoke, it just seemed like it wasn’t excruciatingly painful enough, so they’ve embellished it a bit.
These days, karaoke competitors sit in stalls filled chest-high with ice cubes and sing through microphones until only one is left.
Check out these recent photos of the two finalists from a field of 4,200 karaoke enthusiasts, all singing “Country Roads.”
Wait a minute, Blog Guy. They look like they’re in too much pain, even for dudes freezing to death while singing karaoke.
Oh. Didn’t I mention they also have to watch a Paris Hilton fashion show while they sing?
Is that right? You know, I hear Colonial Williamsburg is nice this time of year…
Top: Medical personnel check Chen Kecai as he competes against Jin Songhao in a cold endurance competition on Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hubei province, China, January 3, 2011. The men immersed themselves in ice-filled containers wearing only shorts. Jin won with a time of 120 minutes which surpassed Chen’s 118 minutes. REUTERS/Stringer
Left: Event assistants help Chen Kecai get out of the glass container. REUTERS/Stringer
Right: Paris Hilton presents a creation from Triton’s collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Winter 2011 in Sao Paulo January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker