Red Bull Flugtag makes its first appearance in Boston this weekend.
What is the Red Bull Flugtag? It is a creative challenge to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 28-foot high flight deck that will be erected along the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston’s Back Bay. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. All will be challenged to beat the current record of 258 feet.
For more details about the event visit the official website, redbullflugtag.com/usa-Boston
Note that if you are in an office or around children there is a fair amount of swearing, but this is absolutely hilarious and I thought worth sharing.
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All eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro when the Opening Ceremony broadcasts with a one hour delay on the East Coast starting at 8PM ET on NBC.
Will you be watching? I will. I love Brazil and I love the Olympics.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Boston Flag Football crew who will be hosting their annual Flag Football Beach Bowl in Ogunquit on Saturday, August 6th, starting at 10AM (exact time does depend on the tide schedule).
All are welcome whether you want to participate or just watch and have fun at the beach with your friends. After playing on the beach the fun will continue at
Mainestreet bar for a post-Beach Bowl Tea Dance from 3PM – 8PM on their front deck. For more details visit their FB page, here.
Each Wednesday morning I post a photograph and ask readers to offer a funny caption. Hopefully the caption below inspires you to share a few of your own.
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The antidote to homophobia is to speak up when you see something and for those of us who identify as LGBTQ to come out of the closet. The importance of living openly was driven home (again) in USA Today’s article, How Warriors president Rick Welts influenced the NBA’s All-Star Game move.
Below is an excerpt from the article.
Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful and lifelong affiliation with the NBA and told league owners he didn’t feel comfortable attending the All-Star Game in Charlotte if the law remained as is.
His words weren’t emotional, and they weren’t delivered as a threat. But Welts, who was instrumental in shaping All-Star weekend into the big-time event it is today, didn’t plan on attending if the North Carolina law wasn’t repealed or changed.
Following the meeting, a few owners talked, and a prevailing message emerged: If Rick Welts doesn’t feel comfortable coming to the All-Star Game, the decision to relocate just got easier.
Who can say how the NBA may have reacted if Rick Welts didn’t share his thoughts or if he had remained in the closet, choosing to live his life privately and away from the scrutiny and scorn often shown openly gay men in sports? Welts decision to live as an openly gay man provided the NBA owners with a perspective that (to paraphrase some of the NBA team owners) made “the decision to relocate the All Star game easier“. Thank you Rick for speaking up and sharing your perspective and thank you NBA for hearing him.