May 6, 2013 |
Better make time for a pedicure on Tuesday - Wednesday is National No Socks Day. That's right. A day to free your feet from their confines. And I think wearing sandals is a better alternative than going barefoot -- dangerous -- or wearing regular shoes without hosiery -- sticky and uncomfortable. National No Socks Day was created by Tom and Ruth Roy, who've come up with numerous holidays over the years that are legit enough to be included some years in Chase's Calendar of Events, which writer Richard E. Meyer called “the nation's annual bible of extraordinary occasions” in a Los Angeles Times story about the Roys in 1996.
March 25, 2013 |
Spring typically means the return of sunshine, tornadoes and biblical thunderstorms across the Midwest, but a weekend blizzard in the lower Plains had winter stamping on all signs of life in Kansas and Missouri. A daffodil exposition in Springfield, Mo., had to be put on hold. The phone for the I-70 Drive-In's box office in Kansas City, Mo., rang without answer: There would be no outdoor movie with 8 inches of snow on Sunday. Guerrilla Streetfood, a food truck in St. Louis, tweeted that it would take a day off on Monday, preferring not to slog through the city's biggest snowstorm in 30 years -- joining many others in taking a late snow day in this part of the country.
February 25, 2013 |
How big is Robert Griffin III? He even makes it to the Oscars. Well, sort of. Sean Fine, who Sunday won the Academy Award for best documentary for his film "Inocente", is a huge Washington Redskins fan. His grandfather, the late Nate Fine, was the team's official photographer for several years. Sean Fine is such a huge Redskins fan that he wore a pair of red-and-gold socks with Griffin's catchphrase "No Pressure, No Diamonds" written on...
February 18, 2013 |
Bidding is underway for a bloody sock that Curt Schilling wore while pitching the Boston Red Sox to a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the 2004 World Series. Schilling decided to sell the sock, which was bloodied as he was played on an injured ankle, after his video game company went bankrupt. Bidding opened at $25,000 and was up to $32,500 by Monday, according to Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions. Live bidding will happen in New York on Saturday.
January 18, 2013
You might have loved watching Jack, Janet, Chrissy and Furley on "Three's Company" when you were a kid. And once it went off the air you were glued to its reruns. Today those reruns have gotten a little, well a lot, stranger thanks to Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater, which is committed to reviving classic sitcoms through the use of sock puppets. This week at the Echo, the sitcom being revived features your favorite threesome. The Echo, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. $10. (213) 413-8200, http://www.theecho.com .
January 17, 2013 |
Anyone want to buy a bloody sock? A lot of people in Boston probably do. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during the 2004 World Series. Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions, says online bidding begins Feb. 4. Live bidding will take place Feb. 23. He said the sock could get at least $100,000. “I do expect the bidding to be very spirited,” Ivy told the Associated Press. The sock had been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.