I just received this (wonderful) announcement. Put the PTDR on your calendar!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, please brace yourselves for the following
You Said It Would Not Happen!
You Said It Was Better Last Year!
You Said There Was No Way You Would Stand In Those Concession Lines Again
BUT IT DID. AND IT WASN’T. AND YOU WILL.
Assorted parties are PROUD to present
The One And Only
POWER TOOL DRAG RACES
TWO WEEKENDS. . eekends. . . eekends. . .eekends
At The Maker Faire. . .aire. . .aire. . aire
Maker Faire Bay Area
May 3rd and 4th 2008
And then AGAIN at ACE! International Speedway. . .eedway. . .eedway. .
.eedway. . .
The Ace International Speedway
May 17th and 18th 2008
IT’S THE POWER TOOL DRAG RACES!
THRILL as big-block belt sanders and supercharged steam-powered
arcwelders put the hammer down on our Custom Made Power Tool Drag Racing
CHILL as machines reach speeds of up to SIXTY WHOLE MILES PER HOUR with
LITTLE REGARD FOR PERSONAL SAFETY!
SPILL your beer as you revel in the very height of redneck gearhead culture!
YES! IT’S *THOSE* POWER TOOL DRAG RACES!!
Every year the very best and brightest take to their garages, the
plumbing aisle at Home Depot, the tools section of OSH, and the empty
lots behind their neighbors’ trailers to build THOSE MACHINES WHO REIGN
75 Feet of skillfully machined fiberboard Power Tool Drag Racing Track
await the competitors on race day!
BE AMAZED at the high-tech timing system that tracks Each and Every Vehicle
BE AMUSED at the charming antics of our well-known Power Tool Drag Race
BE APPALLED at the smell of RAW ADRENALINE and 20-W-50 in the air!
BE SUPER EXCITED that the Power Tool Drag races are making up for lost
time and having TWO! YES! TWO! separate events this year for your
sun-burnt, greased-up, over-beered, de-hydrated pleasure!
OH MY EFFIN’ GAWD, IT’S THE EFFIN’ POWER TOOL EFFIN’ DRAG RACES
Sign up to race! Take a gander at The Rules (which are valid until Jim
Mason decides to re-write them or racing day, whichever comes first):
Clean, Kid-Friendly, Health-Department-Regulated, No-Sex Toy event at
Makerfaire, May 3rd and 4th!
Sex-Toy-Filled, obscenity-laced, drunken, sunburnt, screamy,
Hepatitis-Inducing Blowout at the One And Only Ace International
Speedway, May 17th and 18th!
CAN IT POSSIBLY GET ANY BETTER?!
YES! IT!! CAN!!!
Not Only Is there Power Tool Drag Racing (Holy $#@%^!!!) this year, but
this year there is also
THE FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ROBOGAMES!
June 13-15th 2008
Fort Mason Center
Over 70 Different Events for over 1000 robot builders!
Robot Kung Fu!
And the Big Ones – the Jaw0Wrenching, Soul-Crushing, Metal Shredding
action of ROBOT COMBAT!!
It’s about seventeen times better in person than on TV.
Hundreds of robots, thousands of screaming fans, gallons of beer and
over 30 countries represented by teams from around the world!
Build-Your-Robot-Workshops! unk Harvesting For Fun and Profit! Freebie
Giveaways! And more mechanical knowledge under one roof than you cold
comfortably shake a dead Terminator’s arm at!
RoboGames: The Olympics Of The Future, taking place in your own back yard!
Enter Your Robot Now! Over 70 events, you’re bound to find one you like!
ROBOGAMES 2008 – Dad doesn’t want a tie for father’s day, now, does he?
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW (Yes, people do buy the VIP passes, and love them):
Questions, Comments, Stupid jokes, and Derogatory sniveling can be
directed to Simone@qb[nospam]ox.org, who will handle everything more or less