TGIF : weekly round-up (WE Fri 28 Nov 08)


A great week here on Straight to the Bar. The highlights :

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Bonus - Ashrita Furman Balances Pole on Chin

Ashrita Furman setting yet another world record - balancing a 16.6m (54.5') pole on his chin. Nice one.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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