Whoa howdy and welcome Gabbers and others to my NASCAR updates and other fast stuff. That picture looks like my neighborhood. Well, maybe not that pretty but snow snow snow. Running out of room to put the stuff. I actually dug out a shelf in the snow bank at the end of my driveway to put my trash. Hope everyone in the Gab family is doing ok after all that ice, snow and chilly winds. I'm really sorry for those south of Virginia. Most probably never saw snow in person before. Driving in it is an acquired skill set. Hell, there's people up north that never acquire it. Just the same, I hope all power has been restored to peoples homes and everyone is home in the warmth.
In my internet travels I found a video of an ex Olympic skier. He went down the Super G course without poles and holding a camera. Not a GoPro helmet cam mind you. This guy was holding his camera and skiing down that course at a not so safe speed and talking about each part of the course as he went. You got to look this guy up.......Graham Bell on Rosa Khetor.
While you're at You Tube looking that up you should check out the newest body modifications video for the well dressed hip Gabber. These guys channel is Good Mythical Morning and the video is....6 Unbelievable Body Modifications. People are truly getting STUPID or brain dead or brainless. Whatever it is, I hope it's not catching.
COMCAST HAS SWALLOWED TIME WARNER
Don't know about you people but coming right on the heels of the Net Neutrality debacle this scares me. WHY? Because not only do these 2 have the conduit that runs to our homes but they own the content too. AND AND AND with this merger it creates the biggest broadband provider with 33 million broadband connections. Can you say WE OWN YOUR ASS BOYS AND GIRLS? Because that's just what is happening. If the government doesn't step in and put their foot down on this deal there's going to be big changes to the way you consume your internet and of course a monopoly never works in the consumers best interests.
People are leaving cable in droves. Now they're going to make their money by charging you to go to websites that are popular. If you want to go to Netflix or Facebook you'll pay extra. Maybe a package deal like cable channels are now. They'll have the ability to throttle back your speed to keep you from things. Control what news you see. This may sound hypothetical now but believe me it's on their agenda. Scary stuff.
A long time ago when cable was just starting out the FCC let the cable companies have control of the content to help them get started with the understanding that it would be revisited later. Well, it never got revisited.
HELLO!!!! Hey FCC. Hey White House. Any body home? Any body going to stop this crazy train before something bad happens?
STEWART DONATES SCOOTER TO THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION
That cute little scooter in the picture that Stewart had to traverse his way around life for a few months while his broken leg healed is going to be auctioned off by Barrett Jackson come April 11-13 in Palm Beach, Fla to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. They provide help support and wheel chairs to those that are paralyzed. To sweeten the package Stewart is adding a signed photo of himself on the scooter, a Bass Pro Shops firesuit also signed, a trip for 2 to be guests at the July 3-5 Coke Zero 400 in Daytona, round trip airfare, 3 nights hotel stay, garage passes and 2 seats on top of the pit box to watch the race. Also Stewart said he'll match up to $50,000 more of the bid to be donated to the foundation.
Darrell Gwynn used to race top fuel dragsters until he wrecked in an exhibition in England. He hit the wall at about 240 mph. Lost his arm and was paralyzed. Him and his wife founded this foundation to help those less fortunate. $30,000 is a lot of money for a motorized wheel chair or scooter. I hope the auction brings in a good price for that scooter.
Look at that. Nice new wrap for KY BU. Tomorrow I'm heading for the CVS down the street for the marked down Valentines candy. Mmmmmmm Yummy. Yeah, I know I should be trying to whoa up on that stuff but chocolate is very alluring you know.
WOOD BROTHERS READY FOR NASCAR SEASON #64
Wow. 64 years in the sport. Can't believe these guys are still fielding cars. Despite his muscular disorder, Trevor Bayne will still be in the #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford. Good luck guys.
BLOOMIN ONION MONDAYS ARE BACK
Last year due to the number of Ryan Newman's top 10's Outback Steakhouse gave out over 400,000 Bloomin Onions on Monday. This year the deal is the same only it's connected to Kevin Harvick in the #4. Any time Kevin gets a top 10 you can walk into an Outback Steakhouse and get a free Bloomin Onion all day Monday.
GORDON SAYS HE'LL RETIRE IF HE GETS #5
Gordon has 4 championships in the years '95, '97, '98 & '01. Why does this not make him happy? They're all from when Winston sponsored the Cup Series. He really wants a Sprint Cup championship trophy. Then he can retire.
Don't ask me what the difference is. Maybe it's the size. I'll have to look up what a Winston trophy looks like. Been years since I saw one. But any way, you go Jeffy.
DALE SR'S MOTHER SPEAKS UP ON THE RETURN OF THE #3
Dale's mother Martha Earnhardt commenting on the return of the #3
"I have mixed feelings because I was told that I would never see a #3 on the race track after Dale died. I can understand it to a point. I know it was Richard's number when he drove and this is his grandson and I understand that. As long as they don't make it look like the #3. If they paint it a different color, I can sort of deal with it but I don't want to see the black #3 just like Dale's. But that's not my decision."
I personally would be sickened by the sight of the Good Wrench black #3 car if I were her too. I watched that race and knew instantly something was wrong. I hope Childress respects her wishes and doesn't paint that car up in the black for old times sake.
Stewart, Patrick and Bobby Labonte all blew their motors in the 2nd practice. It's ok though. Daytona is a single car qualifying race. That happens today. Hope whatever they did to those cars, that they learnt from it and not adjust in that direction again.
Didn't watch the Sprint Unlimited but I read it was quite eventful. There was a wreck that caused a red flag. My most handsome knight of the Mobile 1 was in it. Bummer. Another reason to go get my marked down Valentines day candy.
Any way, there were only 8 cars left for the last 5 laps. Your top 5....Hamlin - Keselowski - KyBu - Logano - Harvick.
So next week is the Daytona 500. WOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!! Way more than a 75 lap show case.
But until then Elvis Presley's bachelor pad in Palm Springs, CA is up for sale. Just $4 million. It's very dated looking but nice. Maybe I'll look into that. Wonder if they get....snoooooooooow?
So any way, safe travels all you Gabbers and others. Walk like a penguin on the ice, change those flash light batteries and don't forget that there's marked down Valentines candy. Chocolate. I love chocolate.
And I am outta here......