Yesterday was the last day for Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and as the Greatest Show on Earth packed up the big tent, I took the opportunity to take them in one last time.
From riding bikes on high bars to horses, cats, pigs and dogs. Explosions and lights to all sorts of fantastic acts that are now unfortunately out of jobs…but despite all of that, they made it an enjoyable time for everyone in attendance, and proved that they are indeed the Greatest Show on Earth…and Out Of This World as well.
While many people are against the circus because of animal cruelty, at the end of the day the circus has been a part of many people’s childhoods for 146 years, and they truly put on a fantastic performance.
Ringling does more for animals and their conservation and enrichment than Peta supporters do…
Scroll down to the bottom and watch the last video to get a Kangaroo sighting!!!
Big Farewell Wave from Ringling Brothers
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Monster Jam Triple Threat is moving across the East Coast in a great show filled with Monster Trucks, Speedsters, and ATVs (hence the ‘Triple Threat’).
At yesterday’s show at The Prudential Center, there was a nice variety of cars, from fan favorites Grave Digger and Max-D, crowd-enticing Zombie and EarthShaker, to the animals of Scooby-Doo, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, and El Toro Loco, and lastly the underwhelming N.E.A.
With a range of seven events to fill out the scoring, each driver needed to earn as much as they could, with a variety of votes coming from the judges and audience.
There were head-to-head races Speedsters and ATVs, and then the large trucks raced the course, spun doughnuts, popped wheelies, and ended with a Freestyle extravaganza.
This was a great event and highly recommended for kids and adults of all ages.
While some events it doesn’t matter where in a Stadium/Arena you sit, for Monster Jam I would recommend paying a little extra to sit downstairs and close to the action, where you can really see the height these vehicles get and feel the rumble as they rev their engines.
I Survived The Room at Indoor Extreme Sports in Long Island City is a great location for an Escape the Room adventure.
They have three different adventures at this location, and today I’m gonna look at the “Club Escape” adventure.
First though, for those unfamiliar with an “Escape”, the concept is pretty simple. You are locked in a room with a bunch of other people (friends, strangers, etc.) with a bunch of different puzzles to conquer to help you get out of the room and finish the scenario.
Club Escape is the hottest new Russian club in Long Island City, run by the Bratva. When you try to infiltrate the boss’ office, you get discovered and locked in, and with only an hour before he shows up to kill you, you must figure out where the hostages are and how to get out alive.
The experience was well planned, with a full assortment of puzzles to challenge the mind, including combination locks, word/visual/math puzzles and laser grids just for the fun of it.
And let’s not forget the fantastic Russian actors that are helping you along the way.
The Escapes are approx. $25/person, but worth it for the experience!
I went Thursday night to Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square, presented by “Discovery Times Square”.
With their prices soaring into the $30-$40 range, one would expect an amazing experience (especially since it’s only a half-hour long). And the potential was certainly there.
Unfortunately half the machines were blocked off from public usage, and labeled as “Broken” (or had an ‘Agent’ standing next to it, directing people away), the good news should’ve been that half the machines were still in place.
Except that wasn’t the case. The rest of the machines all had their own glitches, preventing them from working correctly. For example:
- One machine that was supposed to compare your height/weight to Captain America’s, measured my height at a whopping 0’0″. Now I knew I was short, but that’s a little low…
- Comparing reflexes with Captain America…I’ve been playing video games for decades. My reflexes are pretty darn quick, and I am certain that I hit just about every single one of them. Of course when the game ended, I had a score of 1 vs. the Captain’s 17.
- Shooting from your eyes like Iron Man’s mask, is a great concept, except no matter what you did you couldn’t get to the top of the screen, no matter how they configured it.
What a disgrace this place is to the Marvel name, and while it is a clear tourist trap, there should still be a level of standards that Discovery should try to meet.
With the broken rundown place, it can’t be higher than a 2 out of 10.