Are Citibikes a good idea or a pain in the ass?

You can hate the Citibike program because the docking stations are eyesores, but you also have to admit that there's an upside as well. Anything that makes the subways and roads less congested while giving New Yorkers a chance to be more active can't be all that bad. Will using a shared bike save you money and make your life easier? Filmmaker Casey Neistat attempts to answer the question in this unscientific, slightly tongue-in-cheek video. His overall impression: although not perfect, it's the best way to get around the city.

Sam and Lisa tie the knot

Remember when Sam proposed to Lisa at the end of step class? Well the wedding was this past weekend at a vineyard on the North Fork, and it was quite the event. Not only did Jamie help coordinate the surprise proposal, he also gave a speech at the wedding, "reenacting" the whole thing. The scene of course required that a step class take place, so Eddy, Lukas, and I were there to oblige.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is perhaps the only step class ever to be held at a wedding reception.

R.I.P. Blair River

"The Heart Attack Grill diet is not for everyone. Side effects may include sudden weight gain, repeated increase of wardrobe size, back pain, male breast growth, loss of sexual partners, lung cancer, tooth decay, liver sclerosis, stroke, and an inability to see your penis. In some cases, mild death may occur."

Ho, ho! That is funny stuff!!

I've already mentioned the Heart Attack Grill in a previous post. Why mention it again now? Blair River, the man in this video, passed away earlier this month. He was 575 pounds and 29 years old.

From Jon Basso, the restaurant's founder and the jackass dressed as a doctor in the commercial: "Cynical people might think this (River's death) is funny."

Jon Basso, on the other hand, takes morbid obesity very seriously.

Bang bang bang bang bang!

We've all seen some version of this guy in action. This gym claims that their locations are meathead free, thanks to their "Judgement Free Zone" philosophy. In other words, "members can relax, get in shape, and have fun without being subjected to the hard-core, look-at-me attitude that exists in too many gyms."

It's hard to tell how much of this idea is a gimmick and how much is actually enforced. The douchebag in the commercial is, after all, signing up for a membership as the stunned woman sits and stares.

By the way, I've been to one of their locations out on Long Island. It appears that there is some policing of their members, as evidenced by their "lunk alarm."

Thanks to Daniel for the video link.

Velvet

When these sexy babes aren't skydiving, motorbiking, scuba diving, or helicopter flying, they're high-kicking and step-touching in the aerobics room. It makes perfect sense. What better way to hide your identity as a government agent than to masquerade as an aerobics instructor! The premise seems airtight to me, so I'm puzzled as to why this pilot for "Velvet" never took off.

Thanks, Mike, for the link!