As an aging soccer player and runner, I love seeing spectacular displays of athleticism in unexpected places. On days when my knees creak and back aches, they remind me of the physical feats possible with a little talent and a lot of practice. Sure, you can see amazing catches, goals and plays from the pros, but some of my best-loved moments occur when there’s no roaring crowd.
Three of my favorite sports videos I watched in 2012:
• Soccer player as street performer: I’ve watched many videos of talented soccer players doing ball tricks, but with a mix of amazing skill, creativity and use of props (wait ’til you see him on the lamp post), this French guy gets my vote.
• Norwegian field-goal kicker: They may not play much American football in Norway, but Harvard Rugland has a leg that puts most NFL kickers to shame. This video earned Rugland a try-out with the New York Jets.
• Diving Paralympian: If you know anything about Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee sprinter, you know that athletes who compete in the paralympics don’t lack the drive, talent or intensity of olympic athletes. This diving shot from table tennis player David Wetherill proves it.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.