Heat wave, Waterslides, Biel in a Swim Shirt
7/5/2012 3:00:00 PM
Was your 4th of July celebration affected by the heat? Most people I know stayed inside all day.
I managed to grill out for a bit, though I was in and out of the house a lot to enjoy the cool A/C.
Since we’re in the full swing of a heat wave/drought, let’s watch people be idiotic with a homemade waterslide. Sound good?
Here's a great video to kick things off: someone built a homemade waterslide in their backyard...and it has a LOOP.
WARNING: There's a possible S-word at the very end.
In this video, one person does the loop while another person goes down a SECOND waterslide that ramps him THROUGH the loop.
As fun as that looks, I don’t think I’d try it. Better to do something more safe, like stand around and drink from the water hose.
WAIT ONE SECOND!!!
Add this to the list of things we used to do all the time as kids that has now been totally RUINED. A new study by a company called Healthy Stuff is out to destroy the classic summer tradition of drinking water out of the garden hose. Because drinking that water COULD KILL YOU.
They tested 90 different garden hoses and found that ALL 90 contained levels of lead and phthalates that were higher than the safe levels set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
And 33% had higher lead levels than the safe levels set by the federal Safe Drinking Water standard. By drinking out of a hose, you MIGHT end up ingesting chemicals that can cause liver problems or even cancer.
Of course, you'd probably have to drink A LOT of water out of a lot of hoses to have that happen. A few drinks won't kill you. I hope.
Speaking of all things summer, a few days ago Glover was trying to explain what a swim shirt is to me, Klose, and the audience.
Well our intrepid listener Ron sent us to pictures of Jessica Biel wearing a swim shirt, as an example.
Those pics are on today’s blog.