Tag Archives: Big Ben

Stairway to Heaven: Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

January 14, 2011


This is actually from last year’s NFL playoffs, apparently. Conveniently, I suppose it still applies to Saturday’s Steelers-Ravens game, and — if the Steelers are lucky — Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl XLV hopes as well. Pretty clever.

Incidentally, it also happens to be the best cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” I’ve ever heard — but then my experience there is probably limited to only every single guitar shop I’ve ever stepped foot in, so…

Thanks to the Admiral for the tip. The ship has been raised!

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Fisticuffs between Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan probably didn’t win NFL any converts…

November 28, 2010


Frump’s been frumping about boxing and MMA-related subjects quite a bit lately, so how could we pass up the chance to log a quick post on the NFL’s recent foray into that growing market?

Now, as I’ve chronicled before, I’m certainly no expert on the “fighting” sports, hockey included. However, notwithstanding the apparent beatdown delivered by Johnson here, my gut tells me that the uproar amongst NFL fans is related more to the relative novelty of the event itself rather than any observed skill.

After all, I imagine most hockey fans would jeer such an outburst — and not out of distaste for the utter lack of sportsmanship displayed. No, they’d probably just be expecting more. More than what they might expect from a tiff between the cast of Disney on Ice, at least, and certainly to not see the players, let alone officials, break it up.

All that said, I’m not suggesting an NFL season already infused with the controversy associated with something like helmet-to-helmet collisions is losing any popularity contest amongst fans of “violent” sports. Far from it.

But if some of the hottest stories around the league — in back-to-back weeks — are going to be Cortland Finnegan’s tap-out and Richard Seymour’s devastating right hook, well, why not capitalize on the trend?

Then again, perhaps they already are.

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Anti-Rape Condom Could Give Even The Likes of Big Ben Pause

April 26, 2010


The Big Ben CondomIn today’s story reminding us that some semblance of nightmares can often crossover into reality, South African inventor Sonnet Ehlers has brought the world “Rapex“; a ferocious, fiercely fanged, female condom-like device designed to devour unwanted penises intruding into the vaginal cavity.

See those teeth over there?  Yeah, they’re manufactured specifically to rip manhood to shreds — at least to the extent that a perpetrator will be requiring serious medical attention.

The medical attention is kind of the main point of it all, too, as a trip to the ER with that oh-so-common “Yeah, I accidentally slipped my junk into the salad shooter again” excuse is likely to raise some eyebrows.

There’s also, of course, the chance to escape that Rapex may provide victims when their assailant first realizes his offender has become dinner.  So that’s a positive.


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