January 2, 2013 |
I am not known for my dish washing skills, which I have to admit is somewhat deliberate. When I was a kid, my mother used to turn dishwashing into a military operation. My sister and I had to don thick blue rubber gloves in order to deal with the boiling hot water. And, of course, being sisters, we'd bicker over who would do what. It was nothing like those scenes in movies - or in the TV drama “ Blue Bloods ,” for that matter, in which siblings peaceably do the dishes together, one washing, one drying, having a chat.
November 8, 2012 |
Somebody let the air out of USC football -- literally. A student manager has been relieved of his duties for helping to further deflate a program that once imposed its will on the opposition with broad-daylight sweeps called "Student Body Left" and "Student Body Right. " USC's secret weapon never used to be the eye needle of a tire pump. USC had non-secret weapons named Charles White, Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott and Anthony Munoz. It was the program of "here's what we're going to do, you try to stop it. " The Trojans have gone from strong-in-the-pocket to pick-pockets.
October 31, 2012 |
Arizona State safety Alden Darby got a good look at Damien Thigpen — for a second. Then Thigpen swung out to the left and rocketed upfield. Darby took a step forward and spent the next few seconds in a futile chase. The 65-yard touchdown pass, on UCLA's first play of the second half Saturday, was another reminder not to blink when Thigpen is on the field. Especially if you're covering him. "A linebacker will come out on him, and I start thinking, 'Man, you are not going to win that one,' " UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt said.
February 5, 2012 |
England's Alton Towers is set to unleash the latest salvo in its arsenal of Secret Weapon roller coasters in March 2013 with the addition of a $29-million "world's first" ride aimed squarely at thrill-seekers. PHOTOS: Secret Weapon 7 (SW7) coaster at Alton Towers The United Kingdom theme park recently submitted plans to the local planning district that show a compact track layout with numerous inversions and several subterranean sections. Coaster fans have already converted the submitted plans into highly detailed concept art and animated videos . Alton Park has released few details about the new coaster, codenamed Secret Weapon 7 or SW7 for short, other than to say the two minute and 45 second ride will feature an initial drop of 98 feet and cover more than 3,800 feet of track while topping 50 mph. The custom track layout appears to feature at least eight inversions (with as many as 11, by some accounts)
June 24, 2011 |
It's Pixar Animation's 25th anniversary, and the studio has kicked back and given a present to itself and its ever-expanding audience with the genially entertaining "Cars 2. " A movie that loves autos and doesn't care who knows it, "Cars 2" is so close to the heart of John Lasseter that he carved out time from being the creative czar of both Pixar and Disney animation to direct it himself, the first time Lasseter's done that since, well, the original...
December 17, 2010 |
The guy who plays quarterback at Wide Receiver High could be the school's greatest catch. Gardena Serra was already a small-school power before Conner Preston arrived, stocked with top-flight receivers and a quarterback who took the Cavaliers deep in the playoffs. Enter the widely unknown transfer from Palisades. "When Conner came in, he amped it up," Serra Coach Scott Altenberg said. In two years with Preston at quarterback, the Cavaliers have gone 29-0, won two Southern Section titles and are bidding for a second consecutive state championship bowl victory Saturday at the Home Depot Center.