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As the title implies, I am Brent K. Moore. I married MariLynn Simons on Sept. 25, 1999. we attend Stewart's Creek Church of Christ. We have five pets, a dachshund, Slinkie, a malamute, Juno, and three rabbits, Ebunny and Ifurry, and now Houdini.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

WooHoo! Flugtag

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Last weekend in Downtown Nashville at Riverfront Park was the frenzied Red Bull Flugtag. If you were one of the approx. 6 billion people on the planet who wasn't there, here's the premise. A couple dozen teams from around the country prepared not-ready-for-primetime flying crafts that usually wouldn't fly. The craft couldn't be motorized, so they usually consisted of large paper-mache wings and four guys who would push it off the 60ft. tall ramp really, really fast. They measured, in feet, how far the craft, and the pilot would go before dumping into the Cumberland Cocktail. (usually, this was about 10 feet.)

Here's a sample flugtag craft, based on the Tennessee Titans mascot, T-Rac.
Obligatory Flugtag picture
The pilot is the dude on top with the bullhorn. The four guys who would push it off the 60ft. tall ramp really, really fast are wearing cheerleader outfits and afros. This one went about 20 feet.

This is the first time I have ever been able to describe a picture with the words: "paper raccoon tongue flapping in the wind"

For the worst and most expensive view of the event, you could have ridden the General Jackson showboat which is treading water in the background.

Unfortunately, from where I was sitting I couldn't get many good photos, and I officially declare jealousy for the people who took these pictures: one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve

The alltime flugtag record was set at the Nashville event as he went about 155 feet beating the previous record by about 70 feet. This Guy was the record setter because he essentially put a hang glider on top of a banjo. Here's the official video of it on YouTube.

After each flight (or lack thereof) people in the crowd gave scores.
This picture gets a 2

It was hot. Very Hot. except for this person on 1st ave.
The second best seat

It wasn't the best seat, but it was the most original seat:
The best seat for the Nashville Flugtag
I'm not sure what this guy is sitting on but it's supposed to be art. It looks like a 15 ft tall gear, and I bet Nashville taxpayers paid something like $200,000 for it.

Finally, when was the last time you saw the U.S. Coast Guard deployed in Nashville?
The U.S. Coast guard protecting Nashville's shore
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