Alexander Karras, nicknamed "The Mad Duck", was an American football player, professional wrestler, and actor. He played football with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League from 1958–1962 and 1964–1970. As an actor, Karras is noted for his role as the thuggish Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles, and for starring in the ABC sitcom Webster alongside his wife Susan Clark, as the title character's adoptive father. In his later years, Karras suffered several serious health problems, including dementia. heart disease, and cancer. On October 8, 2012, it was revealed by friend and auto dealership owner Tom McInerney that Karras had suffered from kidney failure; doctors gave him a few days to live. Karras was treated at the Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, before being released into hospice care. After returning to his Los Angeles home with family, Karras died in the morning hours of October 10 from complications caused by kidney failure. So long Mongo, we hardly knew ye. And the scene in which Mongo knocks out a horse has a basis in reality: Mel Brooks' former boss, Sid Caesar, who was a physically imposing and somewhat violent man, reported in his 1982 autobiography "Where Have I Been?" that while trail riding with his wife, her horse caused trouble and he punched it once between the eyes. The horse collapsed, unconscious. He notes that this event was Brooks' inspiration for the Mongo-vs.-horse scene. By the way: funniest scenes from that movie? First this quicksand scene and then this line from Taggart, "Aw, that uppity nigger went and hit me on the head with a shovel." Blazing Saddles was the first movie I ever watched that willingly brought a character's color into the story.
And speaking of color, water is colorless and transparent, but why is wet sand darker than dry sand? Is it because water absorbs more light than air? Not entirely correct. All else being equal, wet sand looks darker because not much light is coming out. The amount of light coming out depends on the change in direction when the light hits a sand grain. Take a wine glass. Recall how much more difficult it is to find it in water than in air. In this case, the change in the direction of light is very small in water; light practically goes straight through the glass. In contrast, it is easier to see a glass held in air because some light is reflected from it (i.e. a change in direction of light). For sand grains in water, the change in the direction of light is smaller than in air. On average, it takes a much longer path for light in wet sand to come out, than in dry sand. The longer the path, the greater the chance that light gets absorbed. Hence, wet sand looks darker than dry sand.
Mila Kunis has beaten Rihanna; and how the latter was even considered, let alone chosen, is fucking beyond me. I think she looks like an ugly little boy. But anyway, Esquire magazine has named 29-year-old Mila the new "Sexiest Woman Alive." And with good reason, if you ask me.
An follow up to the "What If NFL Quarterbacks Were All Friends On Facebook?" post I did this weekend: here's Part 2. And in case you missed it, Part 1.
You're here to wake up the water! Count on Yamaha's reliable In-Line four strokes to power the fun. Yamaha's in-line four-cylinder designs and electronic fuel injection make these babies strong, nimble, compact and light weight. Available in 100 and 150 cubic inch sizes, they're up for anything, making them the perfect power for cruising, skiing and sport fishing on flats, decks and offshore boats, and pontoons or deep-V hulls.
The Danley Demolition crew are property pirates on a hunt to discover buried treasure on the brink of destruction. After winning a grueling bid on a property, the guys from Danley Demo race against the clock to hunt down as many hidden treasures and rare items left behind to turn a profit, before they decimate and demolish the building to the ground. For these bidders and destroyers, the greater the risk, the greater the reward.
I have no doubt that these tracks, these guys, and this train are all going to end up in a train garveyard some day soon.
If you're looking for a simple and effective gun classifieds you've come to the right place. 100% Free. No auctions, no fees to buy guns, sell guns, or trade guns. No registration required to list guns or message sellers. Welcome to ARMSLIST Gun Classifieds. But seriously, who knew that at $274, it was cheaper to build an AK-47, than to actually buy one?
Cool Footage shot from a Go-Pro HD camera mounted on a Russian Mi-24 Gunship. Footage includes gun and rocket firing -- rockets at 0:40 and guns/rockets at 1:09.
A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment. Although greeting cards are usually given on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or other holidays, they are also sent to convey thanks or express other feeling. Greeting cards, usually packaged with an envelope, come in a variety of styles. There are both mass-produced as well as handmade versions that are distributed by hundreds of companies large and small. While typically inexpensive, more elaborate cards with die-cuts or glued-on decorations may be more expensive. Hallmark Cards and American Greetings are the largest producers of greeting cards in the world.
Leo Guarente is a junk dealer; people hire him to clean out houses and remove shit that nobody wants. Last week he came across an old hope chest after an old woman passed away. Inside said hope chest were a stack of 40 year old savings bonds with a face value of just $20,000, but with accrued interest had reached a value of $114,000. He returned every penny, even though he hasn't been on vacation in ten years.
Are your lawn and landscape plants showing the ill effects of dry weather? Often, damage continues to show up for a number of years after a drought. To prevent more trouble, water when rainfall is scarce -- and don't wait! A plant's root system sustains the plant with the moisture and nutrients it takes in from the soil. For trees and shrubs, as for grass, most roots lie in the top few inches of soil. That means when it doesn't rain, the root zone dries out fast unless you water. When roots are water-stressed, they shrivel and die, causing plants to suffer. Even if you start watering at the first signs of trouble, such as wilting or browning, chances are that damage has already begun occurring to plant root systems. That's why it's best to water before plants “tell” you they need help.
satellite images of the cia's secret bin laden training facility
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