Archive for June 3rd, 2009

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Jun
09

Quite the Vantage Point for a Photo

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“Dinara Safina serves to Victoria Azarenka during their quaterfinal match on Tuesday.”

[USA Today]

03
Jun
09

You Want Me to Bend My What, Where?

I’m sure I don’t need to remind my well-versed in gymnastics moves audience what the Marinelli Pose is; but for those unfortunate few who AREN’T familiar, it’s an incredibly difficult “inverted backbend where the whole body is supported by the mouth by gripping onto a short post that is held between the gums.” Cake!

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Well, Iona Luvsandorj, 28, a resident of West Hempstead in London who was born and raised in Mongolia has been training as a contortionist for 19 years and the other day held the demanding pose for a full 33 seconds, setting a new Guiness Record by over 11 seconds. Luvsandorj is now in school studying to become a lawyer but clearly her contortionist training is still very important to her. However, despite the ridiculousness of how hard this pose looks, for Luvsandorj, it’s not a huge deal.

“It’s not painful – if it was I wouldn’t be here now. But there are very few people that can do what I am about to do, so don’t try this at home,” she said.

Yeah, I don’t she needs to worry about me trying this out on my own…

[Telegraph]

03
Jun
09

John Sterling Wins the Douche of the Year Award and It’s Only June

That’s in large part thanks to his home run call last night when John Sterling — often referred to as “The Voice of the Yankees” who has called every game since 1989 — starts using his stupid and annoying catchphrase for A-Rod even though it was Hideki Matsui who hit the home run. It’s no big deal though, I’m sure Matsui was PSYCHED to have an A-Bomb attached to his accomplishments. In fact, the Japanese LOVE A-bombs right?

[Deadspin]

03
Jun
09

The Force is Strong With This One

My interest in funny car racing is non-existent, besides when we looked at uber-cutie Ashley Force last year, well, as of now there are TWO reasons for me to enjoy the NHRA, and it’s Ashley’s youngest sister, Courtney.

While there is a middle sister, Brittany, she doesn’t excite my passion for the sport in the same manner. Courtney is 20, and when she isn’t on the drag race circuit she is working on a communications degree from Cal State Fullerton, fulfilling a promise to her mother. Seeing that she’s following in her father’s (and sisters’) footsteps, Courtney might, if you’ll excuse the pun, become a force to be reckoned with. As well, she is on the family’s reality show, Driving Force. I may have to start following funny car racing now…but for the moment, I’ll enjoy these many photos after the jump I hastily assembled of her cuteness-osity.

And if you’re interested in following Courtney a bit more, she will be writing a regular piece for the USA Today as she goes through the racing circuit this summer.

Continue reading ‘The Force is Strong With This One’

03
Jun
09

You Said It!

After Monday’s game, AJ Pierzynski of the Chicago White Sox was talking with reporters about Jim Thome’s 550th HR with one of the smarter statements anyone has ever said.

He’s got almost 600 home runs so he’s done it a million times. He’s been up there so many times that I don’t think it phases him. The guy made a mistake and Jim hit it. The one thing about Jim if he gets the barrel on the ball it can go out to any part of the park. That’s why he’s got 550 homers.

Which is it, 600 or 1 million?

[ESPN]




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