One of the Friday night staples at a local hangout of mine is an old dude that the bartenders call Loverboy Jim. And I'd like to point out the fact that they gave him that nickname, not me. And they did do because it was simply not possible for a female to enter or leave the bar without giving ol Jim a hug and kiss; The Boss Lady included. Jim was always smiling, always telling jokes, and always spilling his drink all over the fucking bar when he gestured with his hands. And sometimes he even got a few of the older gals to sit down and knock back a few martinis with him. And so I was a little saddened this past week, when I stopped in to wet my whistle, and found out that ol Jim had passed away the day after Thanksgiving, at the ripe old age of 83. Husband, father, grandfather, Eagle, Moose, volunteer, machinist and Veteran. So long Loverboy Jim, we hardly knew ye.
And for whatever fucking reason, reading his obituary got me to thinking about Uncommon Valor; I know, I know that's a movie about the Vietnam war while Jim was in the Korean War. Whatever, my mind does what it wants. Anyway, besides reflecting upon some vintage Patrick Swayze, I also picked out two faces that you really don't see much more of anymore. The first was Fred Ward -- he played Wilkes -- and would go on to star in one of my favorite movies growing up, The Adventures of Remo Williams. Man I wish they made a sequel to that. And the second person is Reb Brown -- playing Blaster in Uncommon Valor -- who would pave the way for Chris Evans as the original Captain America from 1979. Thems was the days.
Shelter Cove is on California's Lost Coast where the King Range meets the Pacific Ocean. A 9-hole golf course surrounds the one-runway Shelter Cove Airport at the center of Shelter Cove's commercial district; the population was 693 at the 2010 census. Much of the land around Shelter Cove belongs to the Kings Range National Conservation Area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management. One word best describes Shelter Cove: remote. It's worth the trip to see the gray-colored sand, the result of years of erosion of the nearby gray-shale cliffs along the shore. The area is also known for its scenic coastal drives, hikes, and an abundant source of wildlife at the nearby 68,000-acre King Range National Conservation Area, home to sea lions, bald eagles, and Roosevelt elk -- even Bigfoot himself has been spotted roaming the woods here.
Louisville sportscaster Adam Lefkoe is back with forty-three Christmas Vacation references in a single sportscast. You're welcome.
If anyone wanted to know, the location of this picture, it is Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Weeki Wachee, FL. A really cool place to go to see underwater performances by mermaids. Jerimy.
Ernie, Love your site! Every day! I have a running picture log of all the places I'm going to visit before I leave this planet. This photo. Where is it of? Any idea? I need to add it, but I need a location. Thanks! John
That last photo is of the Giola Lagoon in Astris, Greece.
When you see this photo of Jenna Haze at AVN 2008, you think wow she looks good. Then I had an epiphany ... I wonder what she looks like in real life. Well, let's take a look.
This past Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field under conditions that, at times, could only be described as blizzard-like. Only light snow showers had been forecasted, but mother nature ended up dumping a half foot of the white stuff on the Philadelphia area. There's no doubt in my mind that this game will go down as one of the most memorable snow games in NFL history. However, I'm not quite ready to make the call on where, exactly, this one fits. So let's take a look at other famous snow games on the short list. Some were played recently, some took place a generation ago, and some include that fucking King of Cheaters, Tom Fucking Brady. Fuck you and your tuck rule, Tom.
Ernie, I received these pics from a fellow coworker today. Thought you would enjoy them. Stay warm down there in Florida. Tyson
If you have any plans to travel to the Windy City, hotels will run you anywhere between $93 and $229, with the norm being about $179 per night on Travelocity.
Ranulph Fiennes is a British adventurer who holds a number of records. He cemented his reputation as ultimate bad ass when he suffered severe frostbite, and instead of adhering to doctor's recommendation of waiting several months before amputation he decided to cut the frostbitten fingers off with a fretsaw. To add to his reputation of total badassery, after suffering a heart attack and undergoing a double heart bypass, he completed 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents in the land Rover 7x7x7 challenge.
Designers Against Aids (abbreviated DAA) is an international project launched in Belgium in 2004, developed by the non-profit organization Beauty Without Irony, which spreads HIV/AIDS global awareness by using pop culture, celebrities, fashion, and sports to target younger generations, mainly from Western countries. DAA is mostly known for their collaboration with fashion company H&M, with whom they launched two "Fashion Against AIDS" campaigns in which popular artists designed t-shirts for H&M to raise funds for HIV/AIDS prevention projects, including MTV's "Staying Alive."