Portland Police Traffic Officer Mark James was in hot pursuit of a traffic violator caught going 52mph in a 35mph zone when his “high-speed chase” was abruptly interrupted by a family of ducks trying to cross the street. Stopping his patrol car in the middle of the road, Officer James exited the vehicle to ensure that the ducks had safe passage before he went on about his duty.
Rapper Dizzee Rascal has admitted that while his duet with Robbie Williams might have come as a surprise to some, it ‘made total sense’ to him. ‘It’s just one of those things,’ he explained. ‘I actually recorded the song a year before, last year in LA. Robbie’s name came up this year, and when I heard that I thought “yeah, that makes total sense”. But he would only record it as long as I was there, so I had to fly out to his house.’
Teahupoo went above and beyond expectations on Monday. The morning was pristine six- to 10-foot paddle conditions. At around 1 o’clock the waves went to a whole other level. Tow only, below-sea-level tube monsters. Straight up scary stuff. Watch some crazy wipeouts, paddle in surfing and heart stopping tow in action from the world’s best big wave surfers.
Here’s a pretty cool scene that we don’t see every day: Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Korean pitcher imported by the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, playing catch with a kid in the stands during batting practice. The kid has effectively raised the bar on pre-game player interactions. Who wants to catch a home-run ball or get an autograph when you can actually play catch with a $61 million player from your seat? Damn, that kid can throw better than me.
In 2013 it is safe to say that memories are the last private and intimate pieces of ourselves that haven’t been uploaded to social media for others to see. Everything we see, hear, touch and feel is stored in real time in our brains. In the future this final barrier will, no doubt, be brought down; it is inevitable.