Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pacers' mascot shatters high school's backboard

I found this video while scanning headlines on Yahoo earlier.

Here is what I love about it (I'll try to go in chronological order):

  1. First off, you know these kids probably didn't care at all that the Pacers mascot was coming into town. They were totally humoring him by getting into.
  2. At around :07 into the video, look at the kid in the blue shirt trying to do The Running Man.
  3. Check out right after the backboard is shattered. There are about three seconds of shock, then everyone goes nuts. Especially the group of athletes, I'm assuming football players that didn't play basketball, storm the court.
We've all been to a game that gets out of hand early and nothing interesting happens. The game was 31-15 at halftime, as you can see from this video. The home team won handily and it's obvious the crowd definitely got the highlight of the night during Boomer's dunk.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Delta Horror Stories: The first one of 2012!

I titled this entry the first one of 2012 because I'm sure I'll end up flying Delta again. As sure as I am of that, I have a continued horrible string of experiences with Delta Airlines. They asked me to comment on my recent flight from Memphis to Nashville. Here was my response:

"I am done with Delta. The last three times I've flown with Delta have been terrible experiences. This past week, I was flying out of Nashville at 5:05 a.m. and, after a connecting flight out of Atlanta, was planning to be in St. Louis at 9:45. Those flights went decent.

The flight that night was one straight from Dante's Inferno. It was imperative that I be home that night so that I could return the camera for the St. Louis shoot and be at work. I can't stress this enough. After an hour and half technical delay, my flight arrived in Memphis at 7:30. I had the perfect view of my flight to Nashville leaving me.

I received no options other than a rude attendant at customer service printing me off receipts to stay at a hotel in Memphis. I would've rather been helped to find an alternate way to get to Nashville, but I was never given this option.

Needless to say, I paid a late fee for my camera being late (due at 10 a.m. and I didn't land in Nashville until 10 a.m.), and I missed almost 5 hours of work. I had parked in the short term $24 parking lot because I wasn't expecting to be gone more than 16-18 hours. Well, I ended up paying $40 plus dollars for parking. I'm sure Delta won't refund any of these costs to me.

Overall, I had terrible, cramped seats, a fantastic view of my plane leaving me behind and received the reverse-Burger King customer service, Delta's way. I will spread my story in hopes that other people don't have their own Delta horror stories."