World's longest parade float features surfing bulldog, V10-power

What you're looking at is the drawing for the world's longest and heaviest float, currently under construction in preparation for its debut at the Rose Bowl Parade. When complete it'll host the world's fastest skateboarding dog riding on a surfboard. No, you're not on drugs. » 12/20/11 4:30pm 12/20/11 4:30pm

New Dodge Durango catches fire while pulling parade float

The annual Cherry Blossom Parade in downtown Washington carried with it a special floral display this year, courtesy of a new Dodge Durango that caught fire while towing a parade float. UPDATED » 4/11/11 10:00am 4/11/11 10:00am

Another Septuagenarian Tasered... On A Tractor... In A Parade

A 76-year-old Wyoming man was driving an antique tractor and, for some reason, failed to follow the directions of the parade he was in. At this point, as would be expected, the police had no choice but to taser him. » 8/05/09 5:30pm 8/05/09 5:30pm

And Now, Your Moment of Fez

What's more awesome than men of a certain age in tiny cars rocking that haberdasherial classic that never goes out of style, the immortal fez? Not much. Soon to be invading to an Independence Day parade near you, they are of course, the men of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine! Now where's… » 6/28/07 7:00pm 6/28/07 7:00pm

Man Arrested After Christmas Float Hoonage

A friendly reminder, as the holidays approach: If you happen to be driving a float, and a tractor up ahead is going 5 mph, it's likely you are in a parade. And, unless the rule changed sometime between Thanksgiving and yesterday, there's no passing allowed. A man in South Carolina was recently arrested and charged… » 12/05/06 9:24am 12/05/06 9:24am

I Am Indy: Let's Get It Started, Hot!


So, we decided with two and a half hours to go its high time we quit the shenanigans and cover the race — so to start we're providin' a fun and nouveau way of dropping the "starting grid" — a term we just learned today — with pics from yesterday's parade. See, Chevy's like this big sponsor of Indy stuff — and they… » 5/28/06 11:30am 5/28/06 11:30am

I Am Indy: The Parade's The Thing, Part II — Ray's A Maniac, Maniac, In…

This is the part where Ray went crazy. And we don't mean the crazy like the crap we pulled earlier in the day. You see, being in a parade is much different than watching a parade. You have unimaginable powers. The whole crowd is watching you, and they're just waiting to be excited. I learned this when Ray hopped… » 5/27/06 9:05pm 5/27/06 9:05pm

I am Indy: The Parade's the Thing, Part 1 — Helio's The Man


One of the big events on Indy Weekend is the IPL 500 Festival Parade, and yeah, we were there. Actually we weren't just there we were in the parade. We might have even flashed a "You're with me, leather" Deadspin logo on ESPN. Someone needs to check the TiVo and get back to us, asap. Also, Ray is maniac. But we're… » 5/27/06 8:50pm 5/27/06 8:50pm