Last week I asked if anyone knew what this splash page was all about and I received some interesting suggestions.
The suggestions included the following:
- the bones have fallen in love with the hot dog in the rain because the bun melted away and the boney hand now thinks the hot dog is a digit.
- The Bonz Brigade and the #ovendogs decided to go out for drinks. Everyone had just a little bit too much to drink and before they knew it they were all out on the dance floor and someone yelled out “MAKE IT RAIN!!!” So they all started throwing their money in the air and it caused mass curiosity about how all these folks had such wealth. This opened the door for conversations to begin, and love to bloom.
- The land of OZ obviously not the same OZ I am from.
Is Dorothy in Toms land of OZ?
Will they find a wizard?
Beer truck drivers what will the Mad hater say?
People with potential to be madder than him oh no say’s he.
Rain in OZ will not make the rabbit happy.
Time to go
All of the suggestions above were wrong. It turns out that the page really refers to Lucky 13‘s Bob Pizor. Bob, as his team mates have noted more than once, likes to eat but on this occasion eating a humble hot dog led to his downfall…quite literally as it happened.
Bob explained what happened on the Lucky 13 blog:
“On Monday, I was finishing up my offline job as a beer truck driver, I was hungry (surprise, surprise) so I went into the convenience store to grab a hot dog and a drink. Keep in mind, it was raining.
“I walked to the truck, hot dog in one hand, drink in the other, and went to climb in the truck. I climbed up the step, and slipped. Hot dog went flying, (my first thought was there goes my lunch) and I fell to the ground. As I was falling, I instinctively stuck my arm out to brace the fall. I landed on my wrist.
“Once I got home, my wrist had swelled up like a balloon and I went to the hospital. They took x-rays. The results came back to broken scaphoid (the small bone in your wrist next to your thumb).”
OK that explains what happened but how did the splash page come about?
Back to Bob again:
“The team had asked in the skype room where I had been, and I proceeded to tell this story. One fellow Lucky 13 member, Boris Petrovic, took a liking to the story and designed a splash page. I didn’t know about it until it went viral, but still found it funny.”
And how has having one surfing hand affected your efforts for Lucky 13?
“Since I have been off work all week, with only my surfing arm to use, I have done just that. I have probably surfed more for team Lucky 13 this week than I have ever surfed in a week, EVER.”
Thanks for explaining Bob and get well soon.