Derek Jeter led off the first for the AL and was greeted by a prolonged standing ovation. Every time it seemed to be fading a bit, the ovation picked up volume. National League starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy respectfully backed away from home plate to let Jeter have not only center stage, but pretty much the entire stage. The NL starting pitcher, Adam Wainwright, placed his glove on the mound and walked a respectful distance away. Jeter doffed his helmet, and acknowledged the cheers. "Adam had his glove on the mound, and I tried to tell him to pick it up, let's go," Jeter said. "But he took a moment and let the fans give me an ovation, which I'll always remember. He's one of the best pitchers in the game and for him to do that says a lot about him and how much of a class act he is." Jeter then responded to this outpouring of respect and affection with a solid double down the right-field line. And now, the hottest wives and girlfriends of the MLB All-Star game!
The Grumman F-9 Cougar was an aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft for the United States Navy. Based on Grumman's earlier F9F Panther, the Cougar replaced the Panther's straight wing with a more modern swept wing. The only version of the Cougar to see combat was the TF-9J trainer; and after a tough day of flying on an aircraft carrier, the Cougars were always washed and they use the hooks to hang the planes over the side to dry out.
The first time I saw the Dutch national soccer team playing in the World Cup, I wondered -- as many people do -- "What's the deal with all the fans wearing orange?" The colors of the Dutch flag are red, white and blue -- there's no orange at all. So what's the Netherlands' relationship with the color orange? The answer: Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family. The lineage of the current dynasty -- the House of Oranje-Nassau -- dates back to Willem van Oranje (William The orange). So while the color orange has royal roots in the Netherlands, today it symbolizes a broader pride in the country and in being Dutch.
Out of the world's current population of over 7 billion people, less than 1,600 have a net worth of a billion dollars or more. Here are 10 people who came into $1 billion dollars before they could even have a midlife crisis.
Okay, moderately hard PHOTO CHALLENGE: where is she having coffee? Unfortunately the people with the delivery truck let their domain xgs2u.com expire, and it has since been picked up by spammers. But I managed to find an old homestwad site here, and it turns out they're a mobile pet grooming company based out of Torrance, California. There's a bank at the end of the street -- blue sign -- that I can't quite make out.
FLASHBACK: A 250-pound bear stranded under a bridge near Lake Tahoe was saved by an army of rescuers, a tranquilizer dart and a nylon net bought at an Army surplus store. Claw marks on the concrete railing of the Rainbow Bridge show where the bruin's ordeal began, said Dave Baker of the Truckee BEAR League, who was the first to arrive on the scene Sept. 15. It was walking across the span on Highway 40 near Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada when at least two oncoming cars spooked it, causing it to jump over the railing. At one point it was dangling over the edge of the 80-foot-high bridge, but it caught a ledge and pulled itself onto a concrete girder beneath the bridge... continue...
Very difficult --if not down right impossible -- PHOTO CHALLENGE: Where is the Miramar Apartment building? At firs I thought it would be in Miramar, Florida, then I noticed the license plates; those are the long European style, if I'm not mistaken. So I dunno, somewhere in Europe?
Queen's Bath is a unique tide pool on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. The pool is a sinkhole surrounded by igneous rock, located on the north shore of Kaua'i near the town of Princeville. It was formed after a lava tube collapsed and filled with fresh water supplied by natural springs. In ancient times only the Ali'i (Royalty) were permitted entry to the sacred waters. The swimming area is accessible via a short trail. During the winter when wave activity is violent, it is considered dangerous which is probably why these kids weren't expecting to get swept out to sea. Dumb fuckers. Anyway, here are some other astonishing facts about Hawaii.
Marlboro is the largest selling brand of cigarettes in the world. It is made by Philip Morris within the US, and by Philip Morris International outside the US. It is well known for its billboard advertisements, magazine ads of the Marlboro Man, and its long associated history in the sponsorship of motorsport. Richmond, Virginia, is the location of the largest Marlboro cigarette manufacturing plant. The red and white package was designed by the Designer Frank Gianninoto. The repositioning of Marlboro as a men's cigarette was handled by Chicago advertiser Leo Burnett.
Old and busted: Sarah Silverman's Black NRA. The new hotness: AlfonZo's rebuttal.
got a lot of respect for ya Ernie. long time Yankee fan here but I go to fenway all the time (my buddy has had season tix since 1947, closer to home plate than the pitchers mound). why? because im a fan of baseball. After Jeter leaves I just may do a "reverse- damon".I would have done it earlier but we had Mariano, Posada, and Jeter while you had ASSHOLES like Pappelbohn, Beckett and Millar! But Fenway Park, now THATS baseball! The Lt.
Nah it's cool. I painstakingly compiled this list of New York Yankees I consider to be assholes, excluding Jeter, of course. And yeah, I do miss Fenway. The REAL Fenway, that is, not the knock off they have down here.
When I found this subway scene from Blade 3, it instantly reminded me of the best survival horror games scene. Anyway, I had fistumbled across this low quality version with a different soundtrack -- The Crystal method's Name of the Game. So I looked up the official soundtrack and sure enough, Velocity Shift by Rob Overseer is the correct one, Chica!
PROTIP for the ladies: Don't try on a bathing suit without keeping your undies on. While most of them come with a plastic sanitary pad inside, most customers don't remove them after trying their swimsuits on. So chances are you're sitting your crotch on the SAME exact liner the person before you had on. You can ask for a fresh one, but keeping your panties on is your safest bet!
Here's something interesting. "The U.S. government is 16+ trillion dollars in debt and rapidly digging the hole deeper, is suffering through a major economic downturn the likes of which not seen since the Great Depression, and on the heels of a 13+ year old multi-front war the U.S. Army has decided it's time to dump the M9 service pistol in favor of a yet to be determined replacement." So if this actually happens, there is going to be a shit ton of surplus 9mm ammunition dropped on the market -- presuming He Who Shall Not be Named doesn't block that, too -- meaning the proce of 9mm will go down, and .45ACP will go through the roof.