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The real reason Chen wanted to end it all?  He just saw this movie.

The real reason Chen wanted to end it all? He just saw this movie.

People who like to jump:  David Lee Roth.  Hayden Christensen. The people in this movie.  Count Chen Fuchao out of this group.  After several hours of threatening to jump to his death from a bridge in China, Mr. Fuchao was “helped along” by a friendly Chinese passerby, Lai Jiansheng, who shook hands with him and then gave him a little push on his way.   Jiansheng’s reasoning for pushing Fuchao — he was holding up traffic.  And you thought L.A. freeways were tough.

I have a couple of observations here.  First, according to Chinese reports (we all know how reliable those are), Mr. Fuchao was distraught over being in debt.  Yeah.  And?  Sounds fishy.  Second, the report states Mr. Fuchao fell 26 feet onto a partially inflated airbag suffering minor injuries.  26ft?  Two stories?  Way to go for the gold with ol’ suicide attempt Chen.  No word if the partially inflated airbag was supplemented by a painting of an airbag on the concrete.

Pay no attention to the blight behind the curtain!

Pay no attention to the blight behind the curtain!

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Upon Closer Inspection, Kayla is Still Gorgeous

Upon Closer Inspection, Kayla is Still Gorgeous

In a sea of Epic Failure, sometimes we have to grasp at small victories just to stay sane.  SoD does its best to appreciate our local talents.  Let’s save the creepy old man motif for creepy old men like Dr. Greenbaumberg and just say that it helps when the target of appreciation is smoking hot.

Congratulations to PHX native and Suns Dancer Kayla Oberg for earning the opportunity to showcase her talents to an international audience.  Bias aside, of the ten NBA dancers chosen for the Sports Illustrated 2009 Swimsuit Extranaganza, Kayla is clearly the most talented.  SoD appreciates her talents and wishes her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.

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(Editors note:  “Random Running Diary” is a recurring post which aims to give you a running commentary on events which would otherwise not qualify for a running diary.)

Today’s “Random Running Diary” is a rather pedestrian affair.  It is an early season MLB contest among teams in perhaps the weakest division in baseball.  Tonight’s pitching match-up is Doug Davis (trying hard in a contract year) versus Eric Stults (if you guessed that I chose this game simply because the Dodgers were starting a pitcher who’s name sounds like Eric Stoltz….well….let’s just say “no comment.”)

A preview screenshot from the new ESPN original Peyton Manning biopic.

A preview screenshot from the new ESPN original Peyton Manning biopic.

Pre-game: Sutton gives us the D’backs lineup with averages.  He remarks that Eric Byrnes (hitting .164) is “working on climbing back up the ladder.”  D’backs Chevy “Key to the Game” anyone?  Did I hear Chapter 11 bankruptcy?  No, its “end the story.”  Even Grace is stumped on what this means.  Dead air follows and it is somewhat refreshing.  He’s not the best color man in the game for nothing, folks.

Top of the 1st inning: CY strikes out, Cojack doubles but is stranded.  Should I just cut and paste this entry for the next eight innings and go to bed?  Never mind, don’t answer that.

Bottom of the 1st inning: Gracie and Sutton are remarking on Manny’s hair.  Apparently, it is long.  Great stuff.  Oh by the way, Manny and Andre Ethier just hit back-to-back home runs on back-to-back Ed Harris fastballs by Doug Davis.  If you are keeping score, that’s back-to-back home runs against the D’backs in back-to-back games.  (Insert Tom Emanski joke here.)

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Forget about Pacquiao v. Mayweather, the most anticipated fight on the horizon just came to fruition courtesy of the Worldwide Leader (caution: protective sunglasses should be worn due to the immense golden light emanating from this interview).

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.  For I bask in the glorious light of Tebow.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For I bask in the glorious light of Tebow.

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Stare directly into Herbies eyes at your own risk.

Stare directly into Herbie's eyes at your own risk.

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So, we got really drunk the night before last and hooked up with someone. Now we can’t remember who it was. We feel so cheap and dirty.

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Apparently A Rookie of the Year Hopeful

Apparently a Rookie of the Year Hopeful

You’d think we’d learn a lesson after being burnt by our Kiwi fan base, but…

Last week it was reported that Suns center Robin Lopez received a 2nd place vote for Rookie of the Year. Cute right? You’ve got to assume some media member got his Lopezes mixed up, as Robin’s twin brother Brook averaged 13 points and 8 boards for New Jersey this year.

Then just today it appears that Robin Lopez received one vote for the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team. Again, you’ve got to assume this was just a mistake, right?

For the record, the ROY award is voted on by the media while the All-Rookie teams are voted on by the coaches. That leaves us with one of two options:

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