Sunday, November 06, 2011

Overheard in Roomie's Bedroom:

TeeWee Announcer: "The New York City Marathon is one of the biggest, and toughest, races in the world."

Me: "Wait, what? Why is a marathon tougher in New York? 'Cause of all the hills? Or you might get mugged right in the middle of the race? They probably jog right through some rough neighborhoods. Is a New York City mile longer than a regular mile?"

RX: "It's because they don't stop the traffic for them."

Me: "Awesome! 'Come to the Big Apple for the 26th Annual Running of the Taxicabs!' I'd go watch that."

10 comments:

Carteach0 said...

"In the spirit of 'Occupy Wall Street', this years marathon runners will be forgiven the last 16 miles of the run. In addition, every ten minutes the first ten marathon leaders will be shackled to random 300 pound homeless people with bathing issues. The eventual winner of the marathon will be shot as he crosses the finish line, and his body fat rendered down to make candles for a 'give peace a chance' vigil."

tickmeister said...

You 'll get 1 small candle as the average marathon winner carries about 1.6 oz. of fat.

Anonymous said...

"Death Race 2011 - New York City"

og said...

Add in random snipers and I'm in.

Actually, a random sniping would get me to go to ANY sporting event.

Tam said...

og,

"Actually, a random sniping would get me to go to ANY sporting event."

It'd sure make shuffleboard more interesting...

HTRN said...

I think they may mean toughest to win, due to the huge number of competitors.

If you want a marathon that's hell just to finish, the Badwater Ultramarathon(135 miles) is in Death Valley in July.

og said...

"It'd sure make shuffleboard more interesting..."

Hell. Think of Curling.

WV: diterbol. Welcome to the Diterbol, where one contestant and one lucky audience member will get a headshot this very night!

freddyboomboom said...

I think the Spartan Death Race may be tougher...

The Mt. Marathon marathon in Seward Alaska is also interesting. 3.1 miles with an elevation gain of 3,022 feet.

Gnarly Sheen said...

"You 'll get 1 small candle as the average marathon winner carries about 1.6 oz. of fat."

I think that "oz" is supposed to be a "lb" or that decimal shouldn't be there.

WV: domis. "Your domis what the snipers aim for when you lose the shuffleboard game."

Jeff said...

HTRN beat me to it. In the badwater marathon you're not just running around in Death valley in the freakin summer, it starts out well below sea level and it gains a stupid amount of elevation.