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• In a scene straight out of a Looney Toons or Tom & Jerry cartoon, a New Zealand trucker was blown up like a human balloon after he fell on hose for an air compressor. The hose pierced his buttocks and the compressor proceeded to pump air into his body at 100 pounds per square inch. Said the man, Steven McCormanck: “I felt the air rush into my body and I felt like it was going to explode from my foot. I was blowing up like a football. I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon.” Thankfully, he’ll be okay, but here’s one final grisly detail of the traumatic experience, from the report: McCormack said “his skin felt ‘like a pork roast’ — crackling on the outside but soft underneath.” Gross. [Yahoo!]

• Barry Bonds will pay for the college educations of Bryan Stow’s children. Classy. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Breaking: Derrick Rose can slam dunk a basketball well. [Ball Don’t Lie]

• Tiki Barber compares his hiding from paparazzi to the horrible experiences of Anne Frank. Yep. [Off the Bench]

• Winnipeg is very excited about the impending return of the NHL to the city. Shocker. [Puck Daddy]

•  TNT cameraman caught scoping out the chicks during the game last night. [That NBA Lottery Pick]

• Sorry to say it, Carson Palmer, but Mike Brown still owns your ass. [Deuce of Davenport]

• Here’s a nifty little Preakness Infield photo roundup. [Busted Coverage]

• Burnin’ rubber: Kyle Busch got busted for driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone. [The Last Angry Fan]

• Headline: “Teen Girl Softball Takes a Surprising Turn For the Worse.” They ain’t kidding. Yeesh. [With Leather]

• Taking a look at what’s ailing Mr. Met. [TAUNTR]

The Onion Headline of the Day: Old Photographs Reveal Grandmother Never That Attractive