Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rulon cheats death again

Rulon Gardner is one lucky bastard. You may remember he defeated Alexander Karelin of Russia in the 2000 Summer Olympics wrestling final. Karelin had been undefeated for thirteen years, and had not given up a point in six years, prior to his loss in the gold medal match to Gardner. Also on his resume, in 2002, Gardner was stranded on a wilderness snowmobile trip and had to have a toe amputated after Frostbite. In 2004, Gardner was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle.

This past weekend, Gardner and two others crashed a small aircraft into Lake Powell. After somehow surviving impact, he swam in 44 degree water for over an hour. Rulon survived overnight with two others without shelter or fire in 28 degree air temperature. His amazing streak of luck continued when a fisherman, out of his usual route, found and picked them up in the morning.

With all of his luck, I fully expect to read tomorrow that he won a $100 powerball lottery, while receiving a blow job from Jessica Biel after curing AIDS and global warming. Either that, or he will be found dead hunched over his shitter.

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