Born and raised here in the HV. Kingston, Middletown and Poughkeepsie represent. I enjoy long walks on the beach and a nice sunset. Sometimes for dinner, I just eat a log of cookie dough and wash it down with some ginger ale. I enjoy "talkies" in my spare time, especially the new color ones they have these days. If I could have dinner with anyone it would be the "Gangnam Style" guy, I would tie him to a chair and lock him in a room with Hanson's "Um Bop" blasting on high and see how he likes getting beat up with bad pop music. I am a member of Oprah's book of the month club. I believe everything that's said on Fox news is the truth. I think it would be funny if dogs had to where pants. If I could have a super power it would be all of Aquaman's powers because when all hell breaks loose in the middle of America I want to send an army of whale's to save the day, oh wait, could he make that happen? If I could meet somebody famous from the past it would be Elvis, because that guy was totally crazy and knew how to party. Anybody who creates rhinestone studded, open chested, one piece jumpsuits with capes and parties it up all night and ends caps it off by munching down a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich is AOK in my book. Be sure to check out your Rockin' Ride Home with Scotty Perry Monday thru Friday 2p-7p and Saturdays 10a-3p. It's a blast...
I can remember back in the mid-80's when roller derby would be on TV every Saturday afternoon. You had some of the hottest women (in tight short-shorts) and some of the hugest muscle men taking on each other every week in this high paced very physical event. It was such a phenomena that they even made a futuristic movie about it called "Rollerball" which starred James Caan. Sure the sport in the movie was different then the actual sport, but hey they evolved it into a movie.
Sadly Roller Derby was laid to rest with the creation of American Gladiators. Sure roller skating is cool, but shooting tennis balls out of a high powered cannon at contestants trying to take down the gladiators is way more fun to watch. However, like most things in America, Roller Derby has made its return and more on a local level. There are roller rinks all throughout America that host their own teams, and they even hold events.
Click here to learn 13 things you did not know about one of America's unsafest pastimes.
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