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I have watched Back To The Future about a million times, and so I've watched Doc unload the Delorean just as many, but hell if I noticed just how impossible that scene would be. Also, I had mentioned before that Deloreans were making their way back to the market and the company has released their first commercial. I think Michael J Fox would have been the perfect spokesperson, presuming of course his body wasn't being ravaged by the likes of Parkinsons Disease.
FRIDAY FLICK: The 747 used in the Airport 1975 cost $30,000 per day to rent from American Airlines, and was originally delivered to American in 1971. It was a 747-123, registration number N9675, serial number 20390; the 136th 747 off the production line. Its basic American Airlines color scheme was modified to the notional Columbia Airlines colors for filming of exterior sequences. The evening taxi and takeoff shots were filmed as the plane, with the re-badged "Columbia Airlines" logo on the fuselage, was being delivered to Salt Lake City for the two days of filming. The aircraft was flown by United Parcel Services as a freighter until 2005. The aircraft, N9675, was destroyed on January 11, 2011 at the Roswell Industrial Air Center, where it had been in storage since 2006. Airport 1975 was second of four movies in the "Airport" series.
Shit, I don't know why I didn't catch that. Large image link is fix0red, as well. Also, show me where this car with a babyseat is parked.
The Daily Mail just released a list of the 50 most violent cities in the world -- 21 of those are in Brazil so enjoy the Olympics -- but 4 of them are here in the United States. Care to guess which ones? Care to guess the political affiliation of the mayor in all of those cities? You betcha. So if don't live in those communist occupied territories and are looking to feed your little pocket pistol, Selway Armory has a terrific deal goin on right now, brass cased .380 FMJ's for $0.21/round, which is cheaper than the shitty Russian steel cased ammo which beats up your ejectors.
In the United States there are several nationally recognized organizations that certify lifeguards. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, American Lifeguard Association, Jeff Ellis and Associates, the YMCA, Starfish Aquatics Institute's Starguard program, NASCO, and the Boy Scouts of America. The standard in open water surf training is the United States Lifesaving Association. The American Red Cross, USLA and Ellis and Associates establish standards which are universally adopted for lifeguard training. The first beach patrol in the United States was founded in 1891 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and remains the oldest active beach patrol in the United States.