Monthly Archives: August 2015
IndyCar stars drove their race cars across the Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday in memory of Justin Wilson, who died of a severe head injury suffered in a race at the weekend. The popular British driver’s death has cast a shadow over this weekend’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway and ignited discussion of ways to make the IndyCar series safer. “Very emotional cross of the bridge in Justin’s car,” tweeted Marco Andretti, who led the motorcade in teammate Wilson’s #25 Andretti Autosport car.
The popular British driver’s death has cast a shadow over this weekend’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway and ignited discussion of ways to make the IndyCar series safer.
“Very emotional cross of the bridge in Justin’s car,” tweeted Marco Andretti, who led the motorcade in teammate Wilson’s #25 Andretti Autosport car.
Two safety vehicles — the same that were on site to render aid last Sunday when Wilson was struck by debris from another racer’s car — flew Justin Wilson flags from the back of their trucks.
Wilson, 37, died on Monday in a Pennsylvania hospital. He had been in a coma since he was hit in the helmet by a large piece of debris in the final laps at Pocono Raceway and crashed into a wall.
“We’ll definitely race with heavy hearts this weekend,” New Zealand’s Scott Dixon, last year’s winner at Sonoma, said Wednesday at an appearance at the California state capitol in Sacramento.
ESPN Idiots Drink The Kool-Aid, “buys into ISIS propaganda”, suspends Schilling for RIDICULOUS Reasoning!
(CNN) Sarah Palin tore into ESPN on Thursday night, calling the network “whimpering” and “intolerant” for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet comparing radical Muslims to Nazis.
In a Facebook post, Palin accused ESPN of buying into terrorist propaganda and advancing “liberal global politics.”
On Tuesday night, Schilling re-posted a meme that read: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” The text was emblazoned over a red-tinted photo of Adolf Hitler, with Schilling adding, “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”
ESPN suspended Schilling from coverage of the Little League World Series over the incident, saying in a statement “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective.
HAPPY HOUR, ON DEMAND
Amazon announces 60-minutes-or-less booze delivery
Just 34 minutes stand between you and your next — er, first — cocktail of the day.
No need to leave your desk. It’s coming to you.
The boozy St. Nicholas behind this operation? Who else: Amazon Prime Now. The lightning fast courier service just added chilled beer, wine and spirits to the list of things they can have at your door before in 60 minutes or less.
Says Stephenie Landry, director of Amazon’s Prime Now service: “Prime Now is our fastest delivery option ever. With Prime Now, you can skip a trip to the store and get the items you need delivered right to your door in under an hour.”
Now serving select West Coast locales, Amazon’s roaming happy hour is rapidly expanding to a zip code near you. Members can download the Prime Now app (available on iOS and Android devices) to be notified when the service becomes available in their area.
Currently delivering from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free; one-hour delivery will run you just $7.99. A bargain for folks who take their libations seriously — like that Chinese lady who chugged a bottle of cognac rather than handing it over to airport security.
Cross your fingers and punch in your zip code.
Another POS Cop thinks he’s Above The Law, Draws Sidearm on Man for Filming – Rohnert Park, California Police
A California police officer drew his firearm on a man who was merely filming in his own neighborhood, in an intense moment caught on film.
I may have to give up one of my longest-standing indulgences: the dunking of an Oreo cookie in cold milk (whole is preferred). I don’t do this lightly, as I have been dunking those deliciously wicked rounds of chocolate and what I choose to believe is cream since I’ve been three.
Why give them up? Because this week, Irene Rosenfeld, the head of Mondolez (the food conglomerate based in Illinois that has Nabisco in its portfolio), a woman touted for breaking the glass ceiling upon becoming the head of Kraft Foods and then its spin off, announced that rather than invest $130 million in modernizing the plant in Chicago, where Oreos have been lovingly produced for the past 100 years, she will instead move the jobs to a new factory in Mexico.