Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Loopy, Exhausted and a Little Smelly

On Saturday, I spent the day shooting a music video for The Breeders with Steve Delahoyde of Irritable Colon Films (you read that right). It was mostly outdoors, wearing a suit and running. And I made the number one bald guy mistake for a sunny day - no sun screen! I essentially charred my skull. And in spite of endless slathering of aloe and moisturizing, today I will be peeling.

Previous to agreeing to do the shoot, I committed to doing a guest spot with Don Hall at Schadenfreude's Rent Party on the same night. Our shoot ran later than we expected. I am wearing the clothes I wore for the shoot, plus a ball cap to cover up my boiled lobster forehead. I'm wiped out!

Don and I did our "I Believe's" from our Locked in a Room shows. Don mainly did new ones where I mainly did ones I like the best and wanted to do again. I wrote three new ones, two that made it. One that didn't. You can probably guess the one that didn't. The one that sounds like I channeled Peggy Hill.

- Do what you love and the money will follow. As will the debt collectors.

- I believe the words “black angus beef” are too close to the words “black anus beef.”

- What’s the point of having a safety word when you’re wearing a ball gag…Was that off topic?

Without any justification or set-up, we concluded by waxing parts of our bodies. You can thank Chris Othic for that idea.

Don posted a YouTube just showing the waxing HERE.


Yesterday, I asked...

"Mike Fournier plans on breaking a world record in skydiving by doing what?"

28% said "Jumping naked"
- I'm pretty sure that's not new. It's just a vertical version of the mile high club.

14% said "Jumping without a parachute"
- No ambulance at the bottom. Just a spatula.

14% said "Jumping while making a sandwich"
- This I would like to see. No cheating by using pita bread and just jelly. I want to see Jared making himself a foot long meatball sub.

44% got it right with "Jumping from 25 miles high"

According to the AFP, French skydiver Michel Fournier takes his life in his hands when, weather permitting, he leaps from a balloon 40 kilometres (25 miles) above Canada's western plains.

The 64-year-old parachutist said it was his life's dream to make the record jump, which will begin at the outer reaches of the stratosphere -- about four times higher than the cruising altitude of a commercial jet.

Fournier spent Sunday resting and making the final arrangements in the small city of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, from where he will head up into the heavens in a stratospheric balloon and then throw himself off.

If he succeeds, Fournier will actually break four world records: for fastest freefall, longest freefall, highest jump, and highest altitude reached by a man in a balloon. It could also someday lead to rescuing astronauts in-flight.

Really? It will help rescue astronauts in-flight? I'm not sure how falling really fast past an astronaut in danger is going to be helpful.

OOPS! The balloon left without him. This just in...

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan — A French skydiver's latest attempt to set a new free-fall record ended Tuesday when his ride to the sky left without him.

The helium balloon Michel Fournier was going to use to soar to the stratosphere detached from the capsule he was going to use to jump from 130,000 feet.

It happened after the balloon was inflated on the ground at the airport in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. The balloon drifted away into the sky without the capsule.

Read the rest of the story HERE.