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Sometimes You Just Have To Jump

08.10.2005

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'That was the only exciting thing that happened today', Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said after Chicago's 2-1 victory.

That was the comment made by Major League Baseball Yankee's team owner when a fan jumped and fell 40 feet onto the safety netting below. Did he accidentally fall? Nope. Was he stupid in doing this? Yep. Was this the only time this has happened? Nope:

It was the second time in five years a fan dropped from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium. In May 2000, 24-year-old Stephen Laurenzi of Yonkers, N.Y., was unconscious for a short time while sprawled on the net as a game between Boston and New York went on. He also was arrested and taken to a hospital for observation.

I guess you could surmise that there are just stupid people in the world (and there are), but it's hard to believe they are all going to baseball games. Are these people living lives so boring that they don't care if they get hurt, or is something else going on here?

What if the Johnny Knoxville is still lingering (which of course we all know it is) where anyone can become someone by doing stupid stuff. 18-year-old Scott Harper of Armonk, N.Y., who jumped, probably didn't have much name recognition, but after this stupid stunt I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up on Letterman. It might not go much further than that, but what if it does?

The Reality TV craze over the last 7 (or so) years has really taken so many people who would have never become famous and made them stars for basically being themselves. Whether it's the awful singing William Hung from American Idol or the mean-spirited Omarosa from The Apprentice, these people made a name for themselves by, well, doing nothing.

If you are lucky enough to be cast on one of the major reality shows, then that's a great start, but if you can't get on, then why not just do something really stupid to get some instant fame? Sometimes you just have to jump.

In other news, it's National Underwear Day, so be warned if you see people walking around in their underwear. Maybe they want their 15-minutes.


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Comments

Pauly D said:

Holy CRAP.

I just listened to that post in HI-FI. Man, that computer voice just gets better and better, oh, every ten years or so.



monkeyinabox said:

Computer voice? That's my real voice (just like yours) it's always changing and it didn't help that I smoked 10 packs of cigs for the last 30 years. ;)




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