First, the easy part: the Tough Mudder is a seven-mile race, practically nothing compared to a marathon. But here's where things get tricky: there's mud bogs. And barbed wire fences. And Indiana Jones-style rope bridges. And you'll be joined by 4,499 rivals. Your reward: free beer, conveniently located next to the finish line. Which, by the way, is a ring of fire.
The Month Ahead
Your Guide to May
May's almost here. We're as excited as you are. So let's do this...
Clooney Turns 49
In some ways, when this guy is marking nearly a half-century on this green earth, it makes us feel old. Still, he spent his past two birthdays at NYC's Bungalow 8 and Miami's Fontainebleau, so we suspect he'll make out all right. And if you're going to raise a glass to anyone, it's the man who starred in Return of the Killer Tomatoes...
Megan Fox Turns 24
...or, about 10 days later, the woman who starred in Jennifer's Body. We'll assume that Fox—go ahead, call her the most talented actress of her generation—has something special planned for you.
For the 99th time, the city will be putting on a seven-mile race, which started in 1912 as a post-earthquake morale booster. (In case of another quake, feel free to suggest a pub crawl instead.) The upside: the legendary 70,000 or so person keg party that follows the real race. Uniform—actually, clothing of any type—more or less optional.
You bid at auctions of classic photos for one reason: it's a good investment. Also, the ladies. This sale (where you can also bid online) is no exception. You'll find photos from Marilyn Monroe's last sitting, but our favorite is by Herb Ritts: the appropriately titled Brigitte Nielsen with Net. To be fair, we're not really concerned with the net.