Wed, Apr 11 2012 12:21
The National Yo-Yo Museum
|Don't try this at home.|
This museum boasts as many yo-yoers as a Weight Watchers meeting, and even features a 256-pounder! I'm referring, of course, to a working 256-pound yo-yo which was once a world record holder.
The National Yo-Yo Museum houses a truly extensive collection of yo-yos, international memorabilia, print ads and other items such as cereal box premiums. Gather inspiration from performance videos shown on-site or from one of several hobbyists practicing their skills on any given day. Take some lessons to refine your abilities at Walking the Dog or the Double Gerbil (!); once you've mastered those without clocking your grandmother in the head, consider entering a regional contest in order to work your way up to the National Championship held each October in Chico.
Having difficulty Splitting the Atom? Keep practicing. Like yo-yos themselves, life has its ups and downs.
Fri, Apr 6 2012 10:03
| Other Fun Stuff
The Prince and Michael Experience
|I want one of these!|
San Francisco, CA
I'd like to meet the geniuses behind this event who thought that two DJs battling via Prince and Michael Jackson classics, rare tracks and remixes would attract a crowd. No, really. They're geniuses.
"Experience" partygoers have celebrated the music of Prince and MJ for nearly a decade. These events, held in multiple cities, pay homage to two of the greatest musicians of the 80s, also known as the greatest decade in music history to everyone in my household, including my dog.
Will "Say, Say, Say" be featured? Probably. "Batdance"? One can only dream.