Friday, August 12, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: Who I run for

I’ll bet you thought that I forgot about Funny Foto Friday!! I might forget my kid’s birthday, my wife’s anniversary, but I would never forget to post a funny foto Friday.

 I’ve been a bit (read: ass over teakettle, eyeballs deep) busy, but I have a follow up post on my “Do you jog?” post. There were a TON of great comments and an overwhelming majority to kick me in the junk whenever I use the term “jog”. Stay tuned for that.  The post, not the junk kicking - I hope.
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Now that I am working in town, I spend a solid 60 to 90 minutes a day with my ass in the car totally kidding, I usually car dance  listening to a combination of NPR, sports talk radio, and the local hip-hop music station (100% the truth). That said, while on the road I see a lot of interesting things. Of course, there is the occasional car accident, but there are also much more interesting things . . . . There was the random complete living room set in the center lane, some chick on the back of a motorcycle with her entire ass hanging out, and more custom license plates than I can name (recently? “8BIT ME”. Nerdy? Yes. Hilarious? Indeed!)

The other day, I saw something that not only got me laughing, but got me thinking. I was driving along, bumping and grinding to the latest Ke$ha song, I saw not only a personalized license plate but also a window sticker that made me do a double take. Here it is:

Of course, this picture taken while I was in park, not moving. . . . . 
Riiiighhhhtttt


Zooming in a little more, you can see (sort of) that the window sticker says “Once you go gimp, you know you’re a pimp” and the handicap license plate says QUAD.


Politically correct? Noooooooo. NOT AT ALL. But, still enough to make me laugh on a long drive to work.  As I continued to drive, I got to thinking about when I run I often times think of running for those who can’t.  Sometimes I'll think of someone who has cancer and is too weak to walk down the hall, let alone run. Or, I'll think about running for the para/quadriplegics who through one circumstance or another have lost the ability.

That day on the road, I decided if I am running for anyone – it is for that dude. Because he is comfortable enough in his own skin to make fun of something that others cannot. So, my 15 miler tomorrow will be for the handicapped guy with a sense of humor on the morning commute. Get your pimp on, man. Happy Friday!


Bonus!  I've had this song in my head for the last.....3 weeks.  There are some swears, but for some reason it makes me laugh all day long. Enjoy!


13 comments:

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, the Jack Sparrow thing is hilarious! I saw it one SNL a while back...had to watch it again. Happy Friday to you, and great reason to run your 15-miler!

Shawn said...

Made my Friday night!!!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Happy friday! Good to run for him!

Joanna said...

I am totally reposting that video to Facebook NOW.

Jamoosh said...

Michael Bolton? Indeed Adam, you complete me...

The Green Girl said...

Wow! What a sense of humor. Ha.

Kathy said...

OMG, I don't know who ANY of those people are (except the cinema ones, Scarface, Capt Jack, Bobkivitch, etc.) but that was HILARIOUS!

not knowing any of the participants, however, I know I'm missing out on more. Can anyone enlighten me?

Kathy said...

Oh, and I have 2 reminders always with me - my dad with bladder and prostate cancer and my sister with a very rare type of sarcoma. I wear bracelets to remind me and I do, every time I see the bracelets.

Kathy said...

okay, nevermind. my son happened to see me watching this and explained it all. :)

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Running Moose said...

Great reasons to run! Right now I am running for a girl in my school (who was in my class for part of the day last year) that has CF. She's an absolute sweetheart who is battling bravely in the face of the disease with no cure and shortens life spans greatly.

Run Jess Run said...

That video was hilarious! I think I peed a little.

Nayib said...

I know the person who drives that vehicle and she's not a dude. She is awesome definitely comfortable in her own skin to make fun of thing we can't.