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Hey Big Man! Let me know when you are at Castles N' Coasters and I'll be glad to join you. Hell, I'll even call in sick to work if you are going during the weekday just so I can hang out with my fellow Spain 2007 RYHC buddy.


Jimmy "Big Mike is the best" Bo

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Looking back on your travels from last year, and it was obvious that you had a great time at a LOT of parks, which park would you pick as your favorite?


I honestly can say that any park visit is much better if you have Valuable Big Mike Readers attending with you!


The fun and friendships make the park visit at least 10 times better for me.


I could go to one of the best parks by myself and not have as much fun as going to a junky park with friends.


I would say the best park visit and park event would be CoasterMania at Cedar Point, being it is already my favorite park and I met a LOT of friends there. Cedar Point did a great job! I have a feeling WCB though will top that this year!


That said, there is NO COMPARISON to a 2 week TPR trip with 50 friends!!


Thats when your friends become more like your family. It's a great feeling!


Kind of like Jimmy and Daron, who just posted really nice words about me. These are two SOLID friends from TPR trips. Thanks for the kind words guys!!


I have been on 4 trips with Robb so far, plus other various places, and the way he just stood up for me and my thread made me proud! I consider Robb my "brother" and would go to bat for him at all times, and thats what it is all about to me.


People make the best experiences at the parks, so find me the most TPR friends to hang out with and I will tell you that is the answer.



Peace, Big Mike

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I read your 2009 schedule and was glad to see that you'll be at West Coast Bash in just over a week. If you've not been to that event, you're in for a treat. I'll be there and look forward to meeting you.


And that goes for anyone.



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Hey Big Mike! I'm new here at TPR, and I just got caught up reading all 254 pages of your awesome thread over the past few weeks. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading this, and that it provided me with lots of entertainment on many boring afternoons at work! I had fun looking for all the duckies, even though the game happened months ago.


In a way, I'm kinda sad that I'm all caught up with your thread. Now I'll have to wait until your first stop on the 2009 BMRS, and wait for new updates. I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts with all of the valuable information, entertainment, and of course the find the ducky games!


If you end up making a stop at SFGAm, I think it would be a blast to head up there and meet you.


I hope you have a great time at the West Coast Bash and with TBMRS kick off party!

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Hey Friends!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks for all the great comments and the offers to meet up, I will have to write all these down!


Carly, I am curious. How long do you think it took to read all 254 pages?? I think I am going to do that too!


Wow, what a day for Big Mike!



Big Mike finally got to do one of his dreams, perform on a Broadway stage, singing and dancing!!! More on this in another report though.


So, I am minding my own business, just got out of my performance in Hair and going to get something to eat!


Then, I saw absolute bedlam!!! I feared for my life!!! It was downright ugly!!!


I will have to wait until the swelling goes down to see if I am alright!



Here is what happened:



Chaos erupts in crowd at NYC 'Top Model' auditions


NEW YORK – Three people were arrested and six others hurt Saturday after bedlam broke out while they waited to audition for "America's Next Top Model," police said.


Police didn't know what prompted the chaos involving hundreds of people outside the Park Central New York hotel in Manhattan. The panic left the street outside the hotel littered with shoes and clothing, according to news reports.


"It was pretty scary," Jessica Paravati told WNYW-TV. She said she was caught up in a stampede after waiting on line overnight, hoping for a shot at stardom on the reality show.


Two women and a man were arrested on disorderly conduct charges, police said. Authorities also shut down the audition, saying it wasn't properly organized.


Four injured people declined treatment, while two others were taken to a hospital, the fire department said. Their conditions weren't immediately available.


The hotel's phone rang unanswered. Representatives for The CW Network, which airs the show, released a statement saying it was working with authorities investigating the incident.


The model competition is hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks, who also serves as its executive producer. The current season began March 4.


Her agent and publicist didn't immediately return telephone calls.


Banks has said she created the show to counter stereotypes about beauty, and Saturday's auditions were open only to women no taller than 5-foot-7, which is shorter than the industry's conventions.


Tryouts also were being held this month around the country, including in Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles.


At least one would-be contestant in the New York throng said the tumult wouldn't stop her from trying again.


"This is my dream, so I'm not going to give up," Gifty Asika told WNBC-TV.




Here is a picture of Big Mike maybe 10 minutes before all the chaos, all happy about his performance. I didn't want to show you an after picture, it is too ugly! If there are no broken bones, I will be at West Coast Bash!!! Peace, Big Mike


Since all these potential models were not going to get to audition, I figured I would go to the front and see if any wanted to try out for The Big Mike Road Show 2009. That didn't go over very well and that is when I was jumped by tons of females and assaulted and beaten.


People were down who couldn't take all the pushing bodies. Big Mike actually didn't mind all the female bodies pressed all over him though.


Police, Fire, and Ambulances stream down the street and around the corner must have been about 20 more stopped because they could not get in.


By now, the crowd is huge, pissed off, and rebelling! "Let us in" is being yelled over and over and disorderly conduct begins!


This is when all hell broke loose. The police say the audition is being shut down and start waving for the people to leave!


Everyone is trying to get in these doors to audition and surge the doors every time they open.


I am walking by and see this huge crowd of women! Being Big Mike, I stop to admire all the female bodies.

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Clever way to sneak in a bikini picture. Too bad about the mini riot, but you've got to figure that stuff like this can happen when you get a bunch of reality show hopefuls all corralled together and then piss them off.

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Carly, I am curious. How long do you think it took to read all 254 pages??




Well, I really don't know. I'm not exactly sure when I first started reading. I would say with reading off and on, here and there, it was probably over about 3 weeks time. I have no idea how many hours it actually took. Probably too many since most of the time I was at work.


Sounds like you had a crazy night in NYC!

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Big Mike,


Hope the healing process is quick and easy for you, we wouldn't want a ton of self-promoting pictures from WCB with a banged-up, bruised Big Mike!


Any idea of when you are thinking about doing your Virginia swing? My internship may make it tricky to tag along until after the weekend of May 8-10 (I'll be graduating then). Anytime after that, with the exception of much of July, would work well for me to tag along for at least Busch Gardens and Motor World (I need the credit there as well).


Looking forward to the continuation of the Big Mike Road Show!!!


-Gary T.

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I bet alot of those girls lost some weaves and wigs in that ruckus!!!! HA-HA-HA!!!!! Maybe the producers should have organized it better and this sort of thing wouldn't have happened. I'm glad I work night work so I not subjected to that type of tv, if you can call it that.

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Hey Friends!!


Just wanted to update you on Big Mike's condition!


No broken bones!!! No life threatening injuries!!!


Now we just have to wait for the swelling to go away and I am good to go for West Coast Bash!!!!


I added a video here and my report on the previous page of Big Mike getting caught up in the riot in NYC at America's Next Top Model auditions.


This time, trying to please The Valuable Big Mike Readers with some super hot model pictures backfired


I also posted a before and after picture of my program, didn't want to scare everyone with my face shot just yet! You thought Rihanna looked bad!



Peace, Big Mike



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEPN3CehhHE

MOD EDIT: Embedded video





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Hey Friends!!!



Great news!


Big Mike has been released from the medical care unit!!



Now we can get back to business!!



Tonight, The Big Mike Road Show begins it's West Coast Bash Week!!!



Every night this week Big Mike will reveal 7 of the 35 prizes to be given away to Valuable Big Mike Readers at West Coast Bash!!!


Also, on Friday, complete rules for The Big Mike Reader of the Year 2009 Contest and the unveiling of The Grand Prize!!!



Later tonight, find out how you can win a prize from The Big Mike Prize Patrol Van while attending West Coast Bash!!



Not signed up for West Coast Bash?? Sign up now!!!!!!



Just so not everyone is afraid when they see Big Mike's face at WCB, these pictures below is what happened to me at the riot in NYC.



Peace, Big Mike




MOD EDIT- Pictures deleted! Too gruesome for family website!

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