Wake N’ Blog For August 6th: Alright, Can We Just Drop All The Pee-Pipe Stuff Here?
• MLB Roundup. Jim Thome hit two homers, his 560th and 561st of his career, and Gavin Floyd pitched into the 9th, giving up 1 earned run and striking out 6 as the White Sox defeated the Angels 6-2. J.A. Happ pitched his second shutout of the season, striking out 10, leading Philadelphia to a 7-0 win over Colorado. Justin Lehr pitched a four-hit shutout, his first victory since 2006, in Cincinnati’s 4-0 win over Chicago, which snapped the Reds’ 8 game losing steak. [MLB.com Scoreboard]
• NBA. Brandon Roy has signed a five-year extension with the Portland Trailblazers, according to his agent. The deal reportedly could be worth more than $80 million. [NBA.com]
• NHL. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Redfield T. Baum ruled that bidding on the Phoenix Coyotes must be expanded to potential buyers who would move the team, specifically to include Canadian billionaire Jim Balsille, who intends to move the team to Canada if he buys the franchise. [The Associated Press]
• In Brazil, you want people to know that you pee in the shower! It’s all pipes! What’s the difference? An environmental group in Brazil is urging citizens to urinate in the shower. According to the group, eliminating one toilet flush per day could save up to 1,100 gallons of water per year. The group is getting its message out through an ad campaign featuring an animated commercial where kids say, “Pee in the shower! Save the Atlantic rainforest!”while various animals, including King Kong (?) are shown urinating. Commercial after the jump.
So, all this time I have been helping the environment? Good to know. I heard the environmental group’s next initiative is to encourage men to rub one out in the shower as a means to preserve trees that otherwise would have been turned into facial tissue. [AOL News]