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HBO released a new trailer for the fifth season of their amazing comedy show, Veep. I'm a big fan of that show and I've always thought that Julia Louis Dreyfus is one of the funniest women in Hollywood. She plays the role of a dumb President very well. Watch the trailer below but keep an eye out for when she holds a press conference to congratulate the US kayaking team for bringing honour to America with their gold medal win only to be corrected by her aid (played by the amazing Tony Hale) that it was just a bronze. What's that paddle she is holding? It's a Shuna sea kayak paddle manufactured by Werner Paddles.
I love this photo of a young Ernest Hemmingway paddling a canoe. Growing up, he picked up his love for canoeing and camping while he spent his summers at the family cottage on Walloon Lake (not quite in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan but almost there). Here is another one from when he was a very young boy. Top photo credit: Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, BostonSecond photo credit: paulfrasercollectibles.com
All through my teenage years (and pretty much up until mid-last week) I wanted to be a rockstar so bad and the fact that I couldn't play and instrument or sing didn't stop me from dreaming I was Slash in GnR's wicked awesome video for November Rain. I mean how cool is that scene where he leaves the wedding service (half way through!) and walks into the desert just to go play a guitar solo? Both amazing and inspiring. So with all those rockstar dreams floating around in my head, I always had a little soft-spot for them doing stuff on the water while they are not rocking it out on stage. Here is a little round-up on rockstars out on stand-up or surf boards:
  Super model and celebrity dater, Kate Moss was on a family vacation in Jamaica recently and spotted out kayaking. From the photo evidence she has the all important, lean-back technique down like a pro. I'm not 100% positive but I believe she is paddling an Emotion Temptation sit-on-top kayak. Photo Credit: INFPhoto.com  

Look who is Paddling Now: Tom Brady
Thursday, 29 August 2013

  New England Patriots football player guy, Tom Brady went out kayaking in Boston over the weekend with his wife and son. The excursion turned out better than it did back in 2009 when he went for an afternoon paddle and ended up swimming in the Charles River. He had to be rescued by one of the rental staff "He had to be rescued," an unidentified spectator told the Boston Herald. "The launch guy went out and got him and got him back in the kayak. He's been bragging about it ever since. He's telling everyone he rescued Tom Brady." "It was more embarrassment than real danger," the spectator said. More info: aolnews.com  
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