Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Dear Dhani Jones: Where Do You Get Those Great Shirts?
Last night, I was enjoying an episode of Dhani Tackles the Globe, starring NFL linebacker Dhani Jones. When Dhani wasn't training for his Muy Thai Boxing bout, he was walking the streets to sample the local culture.
When he's in casual mode, Dhani seems to prefer clothes with a comical reference or vintage theme- a perfect fit for Dhani's gregarious personality.
One of my favorites was a subtle yet humorous one that read: "You are here", (like a map legend). Other vintage shirts included a green T-Shirt that read: "I'm not Johnny Ramone." Another paid tribute to the boxing legend, with a picture of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.
Dhani, I want to know where you get all of these great shirts.
The Thailand episode was fascinating on many levels, especially the culture. Dhani's blitz through the streets of Bangkok included a stop at the street market, where he was introduced the snack of choice: Insects. 'According to the street vendor, locusts and bees are good sources for fiber. Maybe Dhani's pal Andrew Zimmer of Bizarre foods could confirm the nutritonal value. In case you missed the episode, here's a vivid description from Dhani's Travel Channel blog:
Not just any bugs, but your general household insects, beetles, cockroach and silkworm, to your outdoors variety. I placed the bugs one by one into my mouth cringing as I bit into each one of them. Several of them had a small explosion of bad complex flavors where others you only tasted the spices added...Now the grasshoppers started to feel like they were moving in my mouth and the cockroaches I could imagine them in the crawlspace of my house. But this is real eating in Thailand, this is what is considered a part of their custom
Earlier today, I submitted a video to Dhani's Sports Challenge on Youtube. Have you ever heard of Crash Ice? Similar to cheese-rolling event in England, only there's no cheese and instead of a grass hill, participants wear razor-sharp hockey skates and jostle for position as they speed down a glorified bobsled course. I found video of a Crash Ice Race sponsored by Redbull.
*Update:Check out our Dhani Jones Autographed Poster giveaway
By Matt O'Hern at 02:21 PM | Comments (3)