For the first time ever, a hybridized Laser sailboat has been admitted to the 2014 Pacific Cup. In a move intended to broaden the financial base of the famous race to Hawaii, the Pac Cup qualifying committee has agreed to admit the famous circumnavigator of Oahu, Mark Denzer and his adapted Laser Sailboat to the San Francisco to Hawaii Yacht Race.
Also from Hawai'i: In an effort to make the America's Cup a more accessible race, Larry Ellison has decided to ditch multihulls in favor of foiling Lasers."I want to move away from the image that sailing is for rich guys with tons of money. From this day forward, the America's Cup will now be known as the People's Cup. In keeping with that sentinment we will switch from boats that cost more than the GDP of Togo to Lasers."
1. What is the name of the beach where this (altered) photo was taken? a. Waikiki b. Karekare c. Baker d. All of the above
2. Will a vengeful Mayan God come surfing out of the Heavens and tear down the bridge in this (altered) photo on Decemeber 21st? a. Can you repeat the question? b. I’m an atheist and don't believe in such nonsense. Holy shit! Who are you? You're Camazotz. (the respondent screams and then disappears in a puff of smoke.) c. It depends on the answer to question number 3. d. Damn it! I didn't buy insurance for that trip on the 22nd to Cabo. Plus, I forgot my napkin.
3. Will the Universe be saved by the Tillerman offering up one of the well known delightful culinary treasures from his soggy homeland to the vengeful Mayan God? a. If the god accepts and eats the offering, we will be saved. (he will surely go into convulsions after ingesting the vile bile, keel over, and expire.) b. If the god tastes the offering and spits it out before swallowing it, we're doomed. c. The Tillerman might as well offer some Yorkshire pudding to a paper cup, at least it's a real tangible thing rather than some imaginary Mayan god. Holy shit! Who are you? You're Camazotz. (the respondent screams and then disappears in a puff of smoke.) d. What's going on? I'm so out of the loop, who is the Tillerman, and why are the people on Squawk Box talking about the Mayan prediction about the end of the world?