Thursday, April 23, 2009
When Mascots Attack
Freedom's just another word for "Get that bird out of here."
For the first three minutes or so of the Hawks/Heat playoff game last night, the players didn't seem to mind that a bird of prey was on the loose; that's because they didn't see it. But "Spirit," the Atlanta Hawks real-life mascot was soaring inside the arena, perching itself on top of the scoreboard, touring the game action from above, and finally resting atop one of the backboards. When the players finally realized what was going on, they were scared to death and refused to play until the bird's handler finally got control of the situation.
Atlanta team officials were furious, saying, "This will never happen again. You can't let a natural predator free inside a stadium. I shudder to think what would have happened if Spud Webb were still playing for us."
Although 12 other musicians joined him over the years (1964-1973), Roger McGuinn was the only continuous member of what band?
And the people who knew it
I'll first give fact-checking credit to Heidi for knowing that the Moon does in fact get celebrated on the crappiest day of the week (Monday). But she didn't know that Iron is believed to be the primary component of the earth's core. Here's who did:
Steve T (the T stands for Try And Prove It)
Karen H (the H stands for How Do They Know?)
Karen M (the M stands for Magnets. They Put The Entire Earth On A Fridge, And It Stuck)
Congrats, all you smarty pantses.