Extreme sports have gotten a little, well, extreme as of late. Video games
showed a hyper-reality that's now being duplicated in the real world. With the advent of foam pits
and foam resi ramps
to try new tricks safely, trick progression in skateboard and bmx is moving very fast. While foam practice areas let riders do some pretty amazing stuff
, when things go wrong over plywood, they're going really
wrong. Witness a double-backflip crash
that resulted in broken bones and teeth, Stephen Murray's crash
that resulted in paralysis from the neck down, or last night's incredible X games freefall from fifty feet up to flat ground
(Jake Brown walked away and only suffered minor internal injuries).
Another Worlds AIDS Day, another statement from the Vatican
saying you should never use a condom. [via rc3
Man who helped save Elian says raid violated civil rights, sues for $100M.
The title says it all...crazy. I wonder if Elian's father could sue the extended family for kidnapping Elian and holding him hostage?