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Bullseye

Oh my friends!  We here at the Hotel Thompson have been watching a new game show on television called Bullseye.  It is hosted by Kellan Lutz – you know him from Twlight (he played Emmett Cullen) and co-hosted by Godfrey who is a comedian on the Godfrey Complex.  This show is a combination of Wipe Out and Fear Factor.

It starts with 8 contestants (4 women and 4 men).  They have to go through three challenges.  By the beginning of the third challenge, they are down to 3 contestants to go up against each other to win $50,000!  So you think it’s easy to play?

They have different challenges that I’ve seen in the past couple of weeks.  One challenge had the contestants running down a MOVING train from the caboose to the engine.  Along the ways, they were throwing off bullseye’s that were attached to the side of the train.  Then they rushed to the front of the train and jumped off to hit the big bullseye to stop the train.  Don’t worry – they were all tied so they wouldn’t fall off the train or jump to far in front of the train to stop it.  But can you imagine doing this?  The quickest one that got all of the bullseyes removed, won the $50,000.  Not bad for a days work huh?

I’ve also seen it where they are attached to a cord hanging off of a helicopter.  They are swung through the air and have to throw big bean bags towards a bullseye on the ground.  They get two attempts and the closes bean bag to the bullseye target wins.  Sound fun swinging through the air?

The show airs on the Fox channel on Wednesday nights at 9:00 PM.  Mark your calendar to watch it this week.  We highly recommend it here at the Hotel Thompson.  In fact, I think I’m going to practice hitting some bullseye targets this week… where are those purr things to help me out?  Snorts!

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Posted by on 06/09/2015 in Bacon

 

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Bacon’s Tales of Terror

 Welcome my friends to Bacon’s Tales of Terror!

I make it a point of mine to surf everywhere possible for something that is spooky… something that is scary… something that keeps us on our hooves, paws or toes.  This month on the 13th, I’ve come across an actual sign that was posted in London Underground by the Mayor.  I couldn’t pass this up.  I had to share.

So the next time you see someone on the rail that doesn’t quite look “naturally”, perhaps you should do a double take to see if they are still there.  Happy Spooks my friends!

 
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Posted by on 05/13/2014 in Bacons Tales of Terror

 

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Trains – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Trains are wonderful. Think about them and visual this. Just sit and listen to them passing in your neighborhood, rumbling over the train tracks with the occasional whistling of their horn. It’s kind of relaxing. One of our favorite things when driving and getting stopped at the railroad crossing due to a train, is counting how many railroad cars are behind the locomotive. You must be thinking, “WOW – they live in the deep south if that’s their highlight!” Snorts – but really it can be interesting.

If you have children in the car, it helps with their learning in counting numbers. If it’s just you, it helps to pass the time. I was actually in the car one time with mommy and we got stopped by a train. The big train and the noise of it kept my full attention. I heard mommy counting out loud and do you know she got up to 115 railroad cars! That’s a long train!

We have a train track not too far from the Hotel Thompson. There are trains that pass through historical downtown Jonesboro often at night, usually in the whee hours of the morning. It’s very calming to wake up to this sound.

So the next time you get stopped by a train, don’t get upset. Take the time to relax and count how many railroad cars are behind the locomotive. See if you can beat 115 🙂 wink.

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 08/08/2013 in Bacon

 

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