Greensboro’s Lighted Christmas Balls Go National

It would seem that NBC has foolishly abandoned its live testicle exam format for the Today Show, which is a pity. However, on the “bright” side (puns are more acceptable around the holidays), the lighted Christmas balls made famous by Greensboro, North Carolina have made the jump to the national stage. How wonderful!

What we might have missed last time we featured these Christmas balls on the blog, though, is that the “Running of the Balls” is more than just a jaunty stroll down the boulevard meant for taking in the sights. It’s actually a 5K! It’s a 5K that takes place at night! You know, the time when the sun goes away? That’s when the residents of Greensboro will be running in the streets.

That sounds exactly as smart as dangling chicken wire from trees.