According to this story on CNN, comedian Dave Chappelle performed for six hours and 12 minutes at LA’s Laugh Factory. Why? Because, apparently, Dane Cook was nipping at his heels and Dave wanted to preserve his record.
Which got me thinking: Is there anything I could do for six hours straight—and do well? I’m automatically ruling out David Blaine-y feats of sitting around and doing nothing. Because, while I know I could do nothing for six hours—just ask my boss—that just doesn’t qualify. And watching movies doesn’t count either. I’ve already done the “I’m gonna watch the entire Lord of the Rings saga in one sitting” marathon (and I’m talking the extended editions…I’m a professional geek, dammit). While my ass hurt like Frodo’s feet, that’s not the true mark of an endurance test.
So, make with the clicky to see some of the things I think I could do for six hours and 12 minutes.
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1) Play Halo 2‘s multiplayer. I know I can do this because I did. And, I swear, when I got home that night, I saw Master Chiefs and plasma grenades whenever I closed my eyes. Flashbacks from a non-existent futuristic war are kinda scary.
2) Gamble…and lose. The trick is to lose slowly enough to last for six-plus hours. I suggest the penny slots in the crappiest casino you can find on the Vegas strip. (Casino Royale—attached to a Denny’s—should do the trick.) Like Brewster’s Millions, but way less glamorous.
3) Pillow fight! Nuff said.
And that’s all I got. What about you? What can you do longer than anyone else (and, hopefully, unlike me, takes place off of your keister)?