Tire swings are a form of swing made from a whole tire. These are often simply a new or used tire hanging from a tree on a rope. On commercially developed playground swingsets, oversized new tires are often reinforced with a circular metal bar to improve safety and are hung on chains from metal or wooden beams. They may hang vertically or hang flat, suspended from three or more points on one side. Tire swings can also be used in spinners, where the occupants use their feet to propel the tire.
Earlier this week, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ was hit on the head by a scorching line drive. Both the sight and the sound of the impact gave chills to anyone who watched it, and the blow landed the 30-year-old Happ in the hospital and then the disabled list with a fractured skull. Such incidents may be relatively rare, but they still happen. And today we're going to take a look at some of the most notable cases of all time.
Key West is a place for fishermen, divers, treasure hunters, artists, writers, the lost, the lonely and those who just don't belong anywhere else. But first and foremost, it's a party town. Smack-dab on the docks, The Half Shell Raw Bar is a legendary institution gets its name from the oysters, clams, and peel-and-eat shrimp that are a departure point for its seafood-based diet. It's not clever recipes or fine dining (or even air-conditioning) that packs 'em in; it's fried fish, po'boy sandwiches, and seafood combos. For a break from the deep fryer, try the fresh and light conch ceviche "cooked" with lime juice. The restaurant is known for its clever decour, including lining the walls with various license plates from around the country.
2005's Land Of The Dead is the first film of George A. Romero's "Living Dead" series which uses digital effects; which to be completely honest, I wasn't a fan of since I tend to be pretty old school with my zombie flicks. Romero intended to make this film in his home town Pittsburgh - the story is set there and it's where he made his other zombie films; however, the producers insisted on filming Toronto in order to take advantage of Canadian tax incentives, creating a setting that retains Pittsburgh's geography with physical locations of Toronto that have been altered. In fact, a "non-union zombie" would make $9 per hour, while a union zombie -- for a minimum of 8 hours -- would make $158 (about $19.75/hour). And ol George was so impressed with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead that he asked them to appear in this, the fourth part of his series, and they appear as the photo-booth zombies in the carnival/bar-room sequence around the 25:30 mark). They also feature prominently in the artwork for the unrated directors' cut.
The digital rectal examination is a relatively simple procedure. The patient undresses, then is placed in a position where the anus is accessible, either lying on the side, squatting on the examination table, bent over the examination table, or lying down with feet in stirrups. If the patient is lying on their side, the physician will usually have them bring one or both legs up to their chest. If the patient bends over the examination table, the physician will have them place their elbows on the table and squat down slightly. If the patient uses the supine position, the physician will ask the patient to slide down to the end of the examination table until their buttocks are positioned just beyond the end. The patient then places their feet in the stirrups. The physician spreads the buttocks apart and will usually examine the external area for any abnormalities such as hemorrhoids, lumps, or rashes. Then, as the patient relaxes, the physician slips a gloved and lubricated finger into the rectum through the anus and palpates the insides for approximately sixty seconds.
Back in September, Dan asked my advice about a Ruger Takedown rifle vs a Henry AR-7; my response more or less I don't have experience with either, but between the two Ruger has the more solid reputation. At that time, Ruger Takedowns were $389 -- but right now someone is hocking Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle for $329.99 shipped, which is extraordinary in today's market conditions. And of course what good is a rifle without ammo, so here is some .22LR to go along with it; not the greatest price in the world, but it's ammo.
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American fantasy adventure film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the film stars Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, and Frank Morgan, with Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick and the Singer Midgets as the Munchkins. Notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and unusual characters, over the years it has become one of the best known of all films and part of American popular culture. It also featured what may be the most elaborate use of character makeups and special effects in a film up to that time.
Upon hearing the title, I was hoping this iPhone pizza detector used some sort of electronic nose. Nope, it uses GPS. Dammit.