Short guy: Dude, might want to think about getting some gas soon…
Tall guy: You’re absolutely right! What a great idea!
Tall guy: All right, you know the drill.
Short guy: Sigh…of course I do.
Short guy: You know, one day you might have to do this yourself.
Tall guy: Then one day they’ll have to raise the stupid screen to where I can see it!
Krist Novoselic – Nirvana – 6’7″
Novoselic was co-founder and bass player of Nirvana. Nirvana popularized grunge and alternative rock in the 1990’s. Their song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” has been ranked as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music.
Oliver Riedel – Rammstein – 6’7″
Another bass player on the list, Riedel is part of Rammstein, from Berlin Germany. Rammstein was formed in 1994 and helped found a subgenre of German hard rock and heavy metal, known as Neue Deutsche Härte.
Long John Baldry – Blues – 6’7″
One of Great Britain’s first blue singers, he’s known for his 1980’s remake of the hit “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”.
Adrian Vandenberg – Whitesnake – 6’6″
Dutchman, Adrian Vandenberg is guitarist for the popular British 1980’s band Whitesnake.
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Classical Composer – 6’6″
For those who love classical music, Rachmaninoff towered above the competition both in height and talent. Russian born Rachmaninoff started playing the piano at the age four and by the time he had graduated from university, he had already composed multiple piano and orchestral pieces.
Mick Fleetwood – Fleetwood Mac – 6’6″
Drummer and one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac. The British-American rock band was formed in 1967 and have sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Blake Shelton – Country Singer – 6’5″
Shelton isn’t just famous for his Country tunes, but also as a voice coach and judge on the popular US series “The Voice”.
Ed O’Brien – Radiohead – 6’5″
Guitarist and backup vocals for the English rock band, Radiohead. The band has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
Win Butler – Arcade Fire – 6’5″
Front man of the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, which was started by Butler and his friend/classmate Josh Deu in 2000.
Albert King – Blues – 6’4″
Singer/Blues Guitarist Albert King is known as one of the “Kings of the Blues” along with B.B. King and Freddie King. He had the nickname “The Velvet Bulldozer”, because of his smooth singing, large size and because he drove a bulldozer as one of his day jobs at the beginning of his career.
Alan Jackson – Country Singer – 6’4″
Country music is a place for tall singers. Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, has received two Grammy awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017
It is hard to pin down where the actual term “tall tale” came from. Tall refers to the truth being stretched in the story. It shows up as early as 1788 in a text titled The American Museum; however, “tall story” was actually the preferred term in the 1800’s.
The term “tall tale” became popular in the early 1900’s, which does roll off your tongue much better than “tall story”. One of the reasons tall tales grew in popularity at this time was because of tall tale postcards. These postcards started in the 1920’s and became widely prevalent in the United States. Makers of these cards would use trick photography or other visual perspective tricks with paint to make people, animals or other objects look huge in proportion to everything else.
Even today, there are tall tale speech contests. If stretching the truth is something you are really good at, you could win cash or other prizes for it! So, what is your favorite tall tale? Ours would have to be the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and Babe his blue ox.]]>
Tall guy: Hey sis, come on in!
Short guy: Psst…why didn’t you ever tell me you had a hot sister?!
Tall guy: Uh, you’re not really her type dude.
Short guy: What do you mean? Because I’m not tall?
Tall guy: No, not bald.
Tall girl (to short bald boyfriend): C’mon babe, come and meet by big brother!
Tall guy: Oh my gosh!
Short guy: What is it?
Tall guy: Did you see that guy? I wonder how tall he is. Do you think he plays basketball? I bet his parents are tall.
Short guy: Snap out of it man!
Tall guy: I’m going to see if he will take a picture with me.
Short guy: No, wait, stop! Come back! Look at what you’ve become!
Las Vegas is the perfect place to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of live shows to wow your date, such as a concert or an acrobatic performance. There are also restaurants with every cuisine, including a classic steak dinner or creative sushi dishes. Don’t forget about the many wedding chapels in the city to tie the knot in style.
Before planning things to do with your significant other, make sure you have clothing to make the night memorable. For those that are tall and slim, ditch the tees that don’t fit properly. Be comfortable and stylish by shopping our men’s collections.
Once you have appropriate clothing, choose an unforgettable experience for you and your right-hand.
The Bellagio Fountains are a must-do show for Valentine’s Day. The show takes place in front of the luxury hotel and casino, and the water feature is coordinated with Broadway, classical and pop music. Each show is different, and the fountains can shoot water up to 400 feet in the air. After the show, take a peek inside the hotel for hand-blown glass flowers by artist Dale Chihuly that dot the ceiling.
Take your date for a Cirque du Soleil performance set to music inspired by The Beatles. Cirque du Soleil is known for their awe-inspiring circus and acrobatic stunts. “Love” is the product of their collaboration with Beatles producer George Martin and his son, record producer Giles Martin. For a special date, consider upgrading the standard ticket for a backstage tour and an artist meet and greet.
Gourmet candy maker Ethel M Chocolates is hosting a special tour through its botanical cactus garden for Valentine’s Day. The garden has more than 300 species of cacti, succulents and desert trees. Join your significant other and walk through the garden under more than half a million pink, red, white and purple lights. Enjoy chocolate-dipped strawberries, or head to the chocolate tasting room and try five different pieces of chocolate.
Watch the Las Vegas lights dazzle below with your date on The Linq High Roller. This observation wheel boasts the title of being the world’s tallest observation wheel, and it has spacious cabins for getting the perfect view. Book a happy hour ride for an open bar cabin or indulge in their chocolate experience.
Paris isn’t the only city of romance. Las Vegas has its own Eiffel Tower, where you can take a glass elevator up to the top for 360-degree views of the city. Take a tour around Paris Las Vegas and view detailed replicas of the Arc de Triomphe, the Paris Opera House and the Louvre. End the date with a tasty dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant or get a tasty dessert at Alexxa’s Bar.
Treat yourself and your significant other with a couple’s massage or rejuvenating skin treatment. Las Vegas has several hotel and spas offering Valentine’s Day specials for couples. Consider booking the hammam room at the Cosmopolitan that includes two whirlpools and steam rooms. There’s also the Reliquary Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which offers a couple’s massage package complete with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
There’s no bad view at this restaurant inside the Stratosphere. The Top of the World slowly rotates 360-degrees while you dine, giving you views of the Las Vegas Strip and Mount Charleston. The menu never disappoints through dinner options that include an all-natural filet mignon and a Maryland crab stuffed chicken. Make dinner even more romantic and have fresh flowers delivered to the table.
Channel your inner love for danger at the Mob Museum. The museum has hundreds of artifacts showing both sides of the battle between organized crime and law enforcement. They are hosting a special anniversary event on Valentine’s Day that includes food and drink specials in The Underground speakeasy, a presentation of the crime lab and an educational session about “Scarface” with authors Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz.
Head outdoors and enjoy the unforgettable views of the Grand Canyon West Rim this Valentine’s Day. There is a variety of tour options, including an aerial tour or a river tour. If you are feeling brave, try walking across Eagle Point. This horseshoe-shaped glass bridge is located 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon and offers stunning views. Stay later in the evening and sit by a bonfire and toast s’mores while the sun goes down.
There’s no way to get closer as a couple than laughing at your favorite jokes. Head to the Comedy Cellar for Valentine’s Day at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the club’s first location on the west coast. The New York-based club is known for discovering big name comedians including Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano and Jon Stewart.
Here are six tips to help you keep a healthy back, especially for us lengthy folks.
Regular exercise is a key component of keeping your entire body, especially your back, healthy. Ensuring that you are getting at least 2.5 hours of exercise each week will go along ways in helping to keep your back strong and healthy. There are a number of ways to strengthen your back, but the exercises may vary depending on what you hope to accomplish. Strength training is a great way to add muscle, but there are a number of lower-impact activities that can be a great starting point.
Ensuring proper posture is a good way to keep your back healthy. Many of the issues caused by poor posture will be felt in the back. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help mitigate problems that arise from poor posture.
When sitting, be sure to sit upright, with your feet touching the ground, looking straight ahead. Make sure that your office chair is properly adjusted to help make it easy to hold correct posture. For taller people, finding a chair that accommodates long legs and arms can be tedious, but well worth it in the long run.
When using your cell phone, try to hold it higher up to minimize the strain on your neck and back. Don’t forget to sit up straight too!
Going hand in hand with posture, ensuring that you have the ability to change position often throughout the day can do wonders for your back. Moving around and changing positions can help keep your back muscles loose and prevents cramps. In an ideal world, you’ll have a variety of different work stations allowing you to sit, stand or move around while continuing to be productive. After each hour, it is important to take a break, change positions and move your body.
As commuting has become a regular part of the American work day, many people spend multiple hours per day in their vehicles. Choosing a car with the proper seat height, lumbar support and leg room is key for anyone who is commuting. Taller individuals may think that their options are limited to trucks and SUVs, but many smaller, more fuel efficient cars or hybrids offer plenty of leg room. Adding additional padding to the back of your seat to create a flatter surface can help alleviate back pain. For anyone with a longer commute, don’t be afraid to make a quick stop to stretch your legs.
Stretching has a number of benefits but can be especially helpful in keeping a healthy back. Stretching helps to increase flexibility and improve circulation. Additionally, it can help to improve your posture, keeping back aches and discomfort at bay.
Developing a regular stretching routine can help to build the muscles in your back, making them less susceptible to injury.
One of the most common causes of back injuries is improper lifting technique. The old adage “lift with your legs, not your back” is something that many people tend to forget. This should be practiced throughout your daily activities, not just in the gym. Stand with your legs apart, bend at the knees, keeping your back straight and strong. For taller people, the easy route is to bend at the waist, shifting the weight of the load onto your back. Don’t take the easy way out! Your body will thank you! Move the load as close to your body as possible, utilizing your entire body to help carry the load. The key to responsible lifting is knowing your strength. Don’t over exert yourself as it is a very easy way to get hurt.
Girl: Well, it’s been, uh…interesting. I guess this is good night.
Tall guy: Yeah, I guess it is. I had a great time.
Tall guy: Can I call you again?
Girl: I just can’t see myself dating a guy who carries a step stool everywhere he goes.
Tall guy: Well let’s try that hug without it and you’ll see why it’s so practical!
Tall guy: Wow, looks like you pretty much suck at darts.
Short guy: No, you pretty much suck at hanging dart boards.
Maya Angelou: 6’0’’
Maya Angelou was an American poet and civil rights activist, publishing seven autobiographies, three books of essays and multiple books of poetry. During her life she received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Her first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, published in 1969, brought her international recognition and acclaim.
Franz Kafka: 6’0’’
Kafka was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague. He became a novelist and short story writer and is considered one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His works bring together realism and fantasy, putting his protagonists in surreal predicaments. His best know works are “Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”), Der Process (The Trial) and Das Scholoss (The Castle).
Ernest Hemingway: 6’0’’
Hemingway was an American journalist war correspondent, short-story writer and novelist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Much of his work is considered classics of American literature. He is often portrayed as one with a short-temper and a drink in his hand.
Jane Smiley: 6’2’’
Jane Smiley won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for her best-selling novel A Thousand Acres, which was adapted into a film in 1997. In 2006 she received the Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature. She taught English and creative writing at Iowa State University and currently teaches at the University of California.
Oscar Wilde: 6’2’’
Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. He became one of the most popular playwrights in London during the early 1890s. He’s best known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the play The Importance of Being Earnest.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: 6’2’’
Conan Doyle was the creator of the famous characters Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson. He also wrote fantasy, science fiction, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. (Also, the character of Sherlock Holmes is described as being “rather over six feet, and so excessively lean that he seemed to be considerably taller.” He would have been a good candidate for a Tall Slim Tee if he actually existed.)
Ta-Nehisi Coates: 6’4’’
Coates is the writer of the Black Panther series for Marvel Comics. He also is a famed American journalist and has written two books, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood and Between the World and Me.
Thomas Wolfe: 6’6’’
Wolfe was an American novelist in the early twentieth century. He was one of masters of autobiographical fiction. After his death, author William Faulkner said that Wolfe may have been the greatest talent of their generation.
Robert E. Sherwood: 6’8’’
Sherwood was an American playwright and screenwriter. He started as a film critic in the 1920’s. He won four Pulitzer Prizes over his career. He also served as a speechwriter for President Franklin D Roosevelt. Groucho Marx, the comedian and friend of Robert Sherwood, told the joke, I asked Bob Sherwood, “’What do you say to people when they ask you how the weather is up there?’ He said, ‘I spit in their eye and tell ‘em it’s raining.’”
Michael Crichton: 6’9’’
Crichton, who brought the world Jurassic Park, has sold over 200 million copies of his books worldwide. Over a dozen of his books have been adapted into films. He wrote and directed a handful of them. When he first started publishing work while still in medical school, he wrote under the pen names “John Lange” and “Jeffrey Hudson”, both in reference to his height. (Lange, a German surname meaning “long” and Sir Jeffrey Hudson was a famous dwarf in the court of Queen consort Henrietta Maria in the 17th-century in England.)]]>