January 3, 2013 |
Tim Tebow didn't do anything. Why should he be mocked? Actually, that's exactly why the New York Jets quarterback is being mocked in a display at a West Nyack, N.Y., Dick's Sporting Goods -- he did nothing, or close to it, all year. In photos tweeted this week by ESPN's Scott Hochenberg, the store has mannequins wearing the jerseys of various Jets and New York Giants players standing tall and proud -- all except the one wearing Tebow's No. 15. That poor guy is sitting by himself on a bench.
HOME & GARDEN
March 8, 2012 |
Cold, wind and hours of boredom didn't deter shoppers on the hunt for affordable designer duds, as throngs lined up to buy into another brief fling between high-end fashion and low-end retail. On Thursday, a match-up between Italian fashion label Marni and cheap-chic retailer H&M drew hundreds of bargain seekers to select H&M stores. At the Beverly Center, about 250 shoppers had gathered outside the store by 7:30 a.m., many sipping coffee and wearing thick coats, knit caps and colorful wristbands stamped with the time slot they had been allotted to shop the collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2009 |
Two enlisted Marines are kneeling on the ground, quickly stuffing gauze into a gaping wound in a pig's belly to stop the bleeding. Another is doing a "blood sweep" to find other wounds. An officer, just inches from its snout, monitors its breathing and keeps the pig's thick tongue from blocking the airway. At the other end of the 150-pound swine, a Marine corporal has inserted a thermometer into its anus. "Come on, buddy, stay with us," Capt. Doug Verblaauw whispers to the heavily sedated pig, dubbed Gen. Dude.
July 16, 2009 |
She stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall, a voluptuous bombshell in denim short shorts and a pink Hawaiian bikini top straining over with generous cleavage. Cars screech to a stop; drivers stare and point. The statuesque woman, hawking smoked ribs for $18.95 a rack, doesn't wink or wiggle or even breathe. She's just a blond mannequin, standing on the sidewalk outside of KT's Barbecue restaurant.
June 28, 2009 |
Guests checking into the Nines hotel in this city's downtown area enter a relatively nondescript space at street level and are then guided to the eighth floor for an appointment at the front desk. When the elevator doors open, "non- descript" no longer applies. "Striking" will occur to some; "bewildering" to others. The words "not-in-Kansas-anymore" might be uttered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2009 |
The controversial Sarah Palin mannequin with a noose around its neck sold for $2,247.22 Thursday on EBay, but it's not leaving its West Hollywood home. The auction winner, who lives in Los Angeles County, thought he was bidding on a pro-Palin and pro-John McCain item and didn't realize its true nature until he heard about the auction on talk radio, said the mannequin's seller, ChadMichael Morrisette. The mannequin, along with Morrisette and his partner, Mito Aviles, were thrust into the media spotlight in October when the Palin mannequin hanging by a noose from their roof drew gawkers, public ire and condemnation.