Archive for December, 2010
As it appears that we are the number one Google search result for the term: “Hot Girls Holding Skateboards.” We figure we’ll just play right into one of our strengths with the girls of Akihabara Japan’s AKB48 as seen on Skate & Annoy.
Apparently, AKB48 is some kind of Japanese “idol” group. If you know, you know.
[Link: Skate & Annoy]
Seems like Ryan Sheckler has lived a few more than 21 years when we add up all his past escapades. So if anyone deserves a full blowout Las Vegas 21st Birthday party it’s Sheckles. Tonight at 11 PM the festivities kick off at Moon Nightclub in the Palms Hotel. For those not familiar Moon goes a little like this:
Moon is the exclusive penthouse nightclub occupying the top floor of the Palms’ Fantasy Tower, just above Nove Italiano and Playboy Club. Moon boasts a dramatic, surreal environment unlike any other nightclub in Vegas or the world. The floor is covered in color-changing glass tiles while a curtain of glass beads hanging over the floor-to-ceiling windows plays videos. . . This sexy, sultry club gives way to the most spectacular architectural feature in Las Vegas- a massive retractable roof that opens up to provide a mind-blowing view of the stars.
And from the looks of the sponsors on the party flier there just might be some drinking going on. We can smell spilled Red Bull just typing this.
For those in Vegas there is still time. Party starts at 11 PM for more info call: (702) 942-6832.
A 32-year-old woman reportedly died of suffocation after falling head-first into deep snow while cat-boarding Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Retallack Lodge near Kaslo, British Columbia, according to a story on CBC.ca.
She was the only snowboarder among a group of skiers who had begun a run down the mountain and suddenly noticed she was missing, Moskaluk said. . . “The guide returned up the hill and used his avalanche transceiver to locate this woman and found her partially submerged in the snow, head first. . . Moskaluk could not say how long the woman was in the snow but she was unconscious and not breathing when found. Staff members performed CPR but were unable to revive her, he said. . . The woman, whose name has not been released, is from southeastern B.C. and was an experienced snowboarder.
This BC woman has become the ninth snowboarder to die in North America since December 20, 2010. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
Shawnte Marie Willis, the 25-year-old snowboarder who had been missing from Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows since Tuesday afternoon became the eighth snowboard death in North America this holiday season when her body was found in a tree well at 9 AM this morning (December 30, 2010), according to a story on KCRA.com.
Ausnow said it appears Willis may have crashed while snowboarding. He said she may have died as a result of injuries and the freezing weather, but the coroner will make the final determination.
Our thoughts are with Willis’ family, friends, and all those who has lost loved ones this season.
[Link via Thrasher Magazine]
Eli Shelby, 29, was found by China Peak skiers “who saw the tip of his snowboard,” said Tim Cohee, the resort’s owner. . . “He either impacted the tree or slid backyards into the tree well,” Cohee told KMJ News, “and perhaps was suffocated by the snow.” . . Shelby was found off the Lake View run.
Shelby was reported missing at California’s China Peak Monday afternoon (December 27, 2010). He was last seen by a friend at 3:30 PM. Shelby becomes the seventh snowboard death in North America December 20, 2010. Our thoughts are with his family.
Snowboarder Shawnte Marie Willis, 25, was reported missing by her boyfriend yesterday (December 28, 2010) around 4 PM at California’s Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Sheriff’s officials say they dispatched search and rescue teams to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort around 4 p.m. Tuesday to look for 25-year-old Shawnte Marie Willis after Willis’ boyfriend said she went missing. Willis apparently became separated from her friends while snowboarding earlier in the afternoon.
The search reportedly continues this morning, but making progress has been difficult due to “blizzard conditions.” We can only hope for the best and that Willis does not become another Holiday 2010 statistic.
[Link: San Francisco Chronicle]
No, no. It’s not what you’re thinking. We’re just trying to check the time with our new Nixon Highball Pocket Watch. Seriously, it’s in here somewhere. . .
[Link: Nixon Happenings]
Maine’s Sugarloaf Resort experienced a lift failure this morning (December 28, 2010) at approximately 10:30 AM when a cable fell from a lift tower injuring six people, according to the Boston Globe. The injured reportedly fell from their chairs when the cable dropped. One hundred others were left stalled on the lift, according to CNN.com.
CNN Newsource employee Rob Atkinson was among about 100 skiers stranded on the chairlift 30 to 40 feet off the ground after the accident. At least three people were injured, he said. . . “We heard screams from skiers down below that skiers were off the lift, and we’ve been trapped ever since,” he told CNN’s Tony Harris.
Another person on one of the chairs that fell was the mother of Bomberonline.com’s Jack Michaud. He was on the lift next to the one that fell and had the following to say about the incident:
I was on the other side of this unique “double-runner” style chairlift when this happened. I saw the other side stop with a strange jerk that I had never seen before. Then we came up to the scene where the rope was on the ground, and it was a very scary and bizzare thing to behold. And then I saw my mother – she was on the side that crashed, on one of the chairs that hit the ground. She is ok. Very shaken-up and some bruises, but basically fine. . . According to my mom, the crash appeared to be caused by a mechanic who was up on the tower. He was banging on the shieve-train with a hammer or something, which they are known to do from time to time for god knows what reason, but he was doing that around the time the rope came off the wheels somehow. The worst looking injury was a guy pinned under a chair and he couldn’t get himself out, I believe due to his injuries, but he was conscious.
This may go down as the worst Christmas holiday ever.
According to a story from the Associated Press a 24-year-old snowboarder from San Bernardino, California died Monday, December 27, 2010 at approximately 6:06 PM after he “collided with trees.”
The San Bernardino Coroner’s Office says the accident was reported at 6:06 p.m. Monday. The 24-year-old man, who had collided with trees, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead shortly after.
This makes six North American snowboard deaths since December 20, 2010. This really needs to stop. Our thoughts are with this snowboarder’s family and friends.
[Link: San Francisco Chronicle]