Just for the record: On this day in Fargo (North Dakota), we got hit by a Blizzard #1. Fargo made the national news for the 100-car (and truck) pile-up, on east-bound I-94, just west of West Fargo. The most oft-heard phrase on the radio call-ins: White Out. Tomorrow is to bring (stronger) Blizzard #2 blowing in, in the wake of (nasty) Blizzard #1. What a way to end Y-2010. Maybe we'all should pray for some Global Warming.
The 2011 Super Hero Convention will be held in (where else) Cape Town (again). Cape Town, South Africa will once again play host to the Super Hero International Team. Super Heros will be flying in from all over the world. SuperMan and WonderWoman will host the event, while The BatMan and Robin will be general event co-coordinators. Formal attire is being requested by The Hulk. Don't forget to put this on your calendar! The date is: 2011. The place is: Cape Town!
The much anticipated showdown between the Minnesoda Vikings and NYGiants which was originally scheduled for Sunday noon, then Monday night, is most likely: "On Hold". Metrodome officials confirm the roof collapsed in the wake of a "major" winter storm to hit the region. Some locals describe the Home of the Vikings as looking like "a large bowl of sugar". (Maybe the Sugar Bowl can be played here?) Because of the blizzard, the NYGiants ended up "visiting" the Kansas City Chiefs for the evening. Perhaps the Vikings' new stadium should not opt for a "collapsible roof". If roof workers can simply remove the damaged roof, the Vikings/Giants match-up could be played as an old-fashioned outdoor game. Just remember to bring a "flask of hot cocoa".
One of the oldest strength competitions in the world is the Tug-Of-War. It is often used these daze as a metaphor phor a battle between two opposing groups of people. As a serious sporting event, it has probably been around since the invention of rope. This 1888 Harvard Tug-O-War team is shown practicing their art, which was actually an Olympic event back in the early 1900's. Most male tug-o-warriors do admit that the main reason for engaging in this archaic activity is to woo women.