Daily Archives: 02 August 2, 2012

Die Hard Fans

This is an eight-minute ESPN film about fans and death, how some fans are buried in their favorite team’s clothing and caskets and so forth.  But I thought the, well, let me be delicate here, the ‘most interesting’ part of … Continue reading

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Family kept grandparents’ deaths secret from Chinese diver until she won gold medal

Chinese diver Wu Minxia’s celebrations at winning a third Olympic gold medal were cut short after her family revealed the details of a devastating secret they had kept for several years. Wu’s parents decided to withhold news of both the … Continue reading

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The 90-year-old world record holder in pole vault

Meet Dr William Bell, world record holder in pole vault – for his age group. The 90-year old is the father of former Olympic silver medalist Earl and is still jumping three times a week at his son’s training facility … Continue reading

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1981 Gymnastics Comedy

US gymnast Paul Hunt performs on uneven bars at the 1981 Nadia Tour at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

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Baptist megachurch pastor fired over ‘a sin’ with teenage girl

No charges are expected to be filed against Pastor Jack Schaap for his involvement with an underage girl, according to a First Baptist Church of Hammond official, although the church remains resolute in being cooperative with authorities. A release put … Continue reading

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The Tax Consequence of Bringing Home an Olympic Medal

Even an Olympic victory comes with a price. In this case, it’s the taxes America’s victorious athletes can expect to pay when they return from the games. Medals and prize money are both subject to income tax, according to the … Continue reading

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Bag of Randomness

You can now buy a motorcycle leather suit and look like Batman, but without the cape. Twitter has a new political index: http://election.twitter.com/ I didn’t know that pictures actually exist of Lincoln at Gettysburg right before he gave that famous speech. … Continue reading

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