Archive for April 27th, 2009

27
Apr
09

Your Kentucky Derby LOCK

3470625515_96ae20bb23If you’re looking for a good pick for next week’s Kentucky Derby, we’ve got a great inside tip for you; go with Musket Man.

Now, I’m already biased towards this horse because I have an affinity for Revolutionary War soldier art (don’t ask) but if your own innate patriotism isn’t enough for you there are other, very worthy reasons to pick him.

First, Musket Man has won 5 of the 6 races he’s participated in, including victories in the Illinois and Tampa Bay Derbys this year. Also, Derek Ryan, Musket Man’s trainer has loads of confidence in his steed, “Best temperament of any horse I’ve ever had. Nothing bothers him. He goes with the flow.”

Secondly, as part of his daily training routine, much like you might have a beer after work to relax, Musket Man has a Guinness. Why you ask? Because, according to Ryan, it “…mellows him out I hope. Nah, it gives him a good appetite. They say a Guinness a day is good for you. So far it’s worked.”

I can’t think of a safer bet than a drunken horse.

[WHAS]


27
Apr
09

This Ovechkin Guy is Pretty Good

I don’t know what is going on in the Rangers/Capitals playoff series, the Rangers took a commanding lead early on, but now the Capitals are storming back, thanks in large part to the play of all-world superstar, Alex Ovechkin. I don’t care particularly who wins this series, although if the Rangers do, they then get the chance to be crushed by the Bruins, and I don’t mind that too much…

Anyhoo, here’s Ovechkin doing everything he can to take his team deep into the playoffs. He’s better at hockey than you or I, or pretty much everyone.

27
Apr
09

Eckstein Scores

david-eckstein-ashley-drane-400a-103006If you were to walk into David Eckstein’s home in San Diego it wouldn’t be unreasonable to see the 5′ 6″ scrub baseball player and mistake him as an actor on children’s television. Alas, you’d be wrong, it’s actually Eckstein’s super cute wife, Ashley Eckstein who is the star in this household.

Commuting from San Diego to LA, Ashley has recently been recording new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated show, for which she voices Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi in-training. Ashley has also been in several That’s So Raven episodes so David should move that World Series MVP award off the mantle for her, after all she has won a much MUCH more valuable prize; Ashley won SILVER on Nickelodeon’s Guts. Now THAT’S scrappy.

27
Apr
09

I See London, I See France, I Can See Your Intestines

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As part of an advertising campaign to raise awareness about bowel cancer — the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the UK, killing 44 Britons a day — several members of the English national soccer team participated in a high-tech photo shoot.

The campaign, “There is Moore to Know” is sponsored in part by the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, after the former English team captain who died of bowel cancer at age 51. The unique images were created using cutting edge technologies to draw attention to the inner workings of the body, in particular the bowels. Because you can never pay TOO much time to the bowels. Taking the images that sports photographer John Davis shot, a 3d visualizations company added in the anatomical layers.

Stephanie Moore, Bobby’s widow and founder of the Bobby Moore Fund: “The support of the current England squad means so much to me and to the Bobby Moore Fund as a whole. Through this campaign, the players will help raise awareness of bowel cancer.”

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David James (above) commented: “Lives can be saved if more people know about bowel cancer and can recognise the symptoms of the disease.”

[Team England Charity Page]




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