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Tuesday, March 07, 2006 :::

Ah, the simple pleasures of watching a kid get kicked in the face.

Not that I should like watching a kid get kicked in the face, but...

...the spinning is mesmerizing. [FP]

Sure, the kid is young, but I bet he'll remember that particular moment in time forever, and in slow-motion. I have a million slow-motion childhood memories of swingset accidents, flipped bicycles, moonboot mishaps, and one particularly vivid moment involving a teeter-totter, Cory Hendricks' sister's looming backside, and a frightening lesson about the disastrous possibilities of mismanaged weight distribution, but describing that incident would be way too complicated and might require diagrams and storyboards.

It kind of reminds me of one time, way back in high school, when Stacy was forced down a dangerously steep sledding hill by a stranger with the stranger's young child in tow. The resulting crash at the bottom of the hill was an insane explosion of relentless momentum, flailing limbs, and lost mittens. They literally tumbled on top of one another, head over heels, at least a dozen times before skidding to a halt. When the cloud of snow finally settled, the child was stumbling around, confused and crying, but no worse for the wear, and Stacy was kneeling upright, herself confused by the red winter headband that had fallen across her eyes, unsure of whether or not she was seeing the crimson shade of blood. She wasn't, of course, and besides a pinched nerve or two, she seemed to come out of it okay. Luckily, K-Mack was at the bottom of the hill and was able to snap this picture, seconds before complete loss of sled control:



If you look really close, you can see the little kid getting dragged behind her. I wish I could see that kid's slow motion memory of those events. Better yet, I wish K-Mack had been carrying a video camera that day instead of her purple Le Click. Ah, good times.


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is she smiling? or is her expression due to gforce from all that speed?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:32 PM  




Dan, looks like Jesus was looking out for you during your youth. Now that you are a gay alcoholic adult, you have to take responsibility and accept him as your Lord and savior. AA can help, just take the first step. We love you.

By Anonymous The AA Guy Everyone Hates, at 8:08 PM  




O.M.G. A.A. guy must sit at his pc hitting F5 all day just waiting for Dan to update the old blog...that's kinda sad. I think he may need to enter into a 12 step program to rid himself of his Dan addiction.

On another note, I think I could watch that kid get kicked in the face all day. I also like watching people trip. And walk into things.

By Anonymous Darcy's Twin, at 8:17 PM  




Oh my God...
me sledding down a hill in a snowflake sweater...
No wonder I never dated in high school...
That really was a tramatic event...and to top it off when I was crying out that my back hurt after the fall one of the 50 people in the crowd yelled out "her pecker hurts?" and everyone had a good laugh at my expense...yes,good times alright,good times...I did get out of zoning shoes at target *my high school job* for a whole week because of my injuries though...I got to sit in the fitting room instead so it was not all bad...

By Blogger Stacy, at 8:50 PM  




My daughter walked into a wall today and I was too busy laughing to console her......it takes talent to walk face first into a wall, Im such a proud parent today. Jesus loves YOU A.A. guy....but he's hoping like any proud parent to watch YOU walk into a wall as well.

By Anonymous Daphne'sTwin, at 8:50 PM  




At least you're not taking pleasure in kicking a kid in the face. Then I would be ashamed, but still so smitten with you...

By Blogger the other sarah, at 9:14 PM  




i'd like to see the AA guy get kicked in the face like that over and over and over. and then i'd like to have jesus tell him "i never liked you." that would be awesome.

By Blogger Honey Bunny, at 10:01 PM  




wait, no one's asking the most important question. why was she forced down the hill?

By Anonymous alarcon, at 1:22 AM  




I too had a purple le clique camera. Wait - maybe it was hot pink. Oh poor Stacy. That looks like a big hill.

By Blogger Biglug, at 8:35 AM  




Dan, in the name of all that is holy and tasteful, where did you find that wonderful clip?

By Anonymous not with castigated AA guy, at 8:36 AM  




That clip is so awesome. I can't figure out which is the best part, the weird man spinning, the kid getting kicked in the face, the other kid in the green running toward the accident, or the woman in the back with her arms out doing a slight shimmie...it's too perfect. I can't stop watching it.

I don't remember why that man forced Stacy down the hill, but I do remember he gave her a really big push.

By Blogger brent, at 9:40 AM  




First let me say, I think it is awsome that you still have childhood friends that you are still friends with! Second, I think maybe AA guy is really George W. Bush and won't admit it!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:01 AM  




The sledding story is so damn funny! I wish I had been there to see it.

By Anonymous Mike, at 10:56 AM  




Eric was the first to go down the hill, after he hit the bottom and took no less than five minutes to get back on his feet you think we all would have been a little more wary. But no. Sledding is dangerous and anyone older than 12 should not do it. I am so lucky I got that on film; I donít think it took more than 4 seconds for Stacy to go from the top to the bottom of that hill and I donít think Le Clicks were widely known for fast action shots. Stacy was built for speeeeeeeeed.

By Blogger Kristina, at 10:58 AM  




I think the guy forced her down the hill with his kid by basically calling her chicken. We had already all made the trip down the hill and Stacy was hesitating.

I found the animated clip on an online forum. It has no reference to what it's from, sadly.

By Blogger dan, at 12:40 PM  




I still don't quite get it. Was the kid on a sled? Or was he just dragged along on his belly? The latter would seem almost unbelievable to me.
Needless to say that this anonymous guy is still freaking me out. It's a mystery to me how anyone could literally post the same stuff again and again. This is crazy.

By Blogger Georg, at 1:21 PM  




That video is fabulous.
And so is that story, the accompanying picture, and the backstory behind the story.

A+

By Blogger Elle Marie, at 3:39 PM  




The kids foot got tangled in the sled string, he fell out of the sled and then was dragged behind it the whole way down.

By Blogger Kristina, at 4:18 PM  




This is so funny it's hard to believe it.

By Blogger Georg, at 5:19 PM  




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