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2013 Pagani Huayra

Zero to 60 in 3.3 seconds

I won’t lie. I like pretty things. I like pretty things that go vroom, vroom. Although I doubt the sound of 0–60 mph in 3.3 seconds is anything like a vroom. Maybe […]

Manti Te'o

Get off Manti Te’o’s case

Many people are laughing at Manti Te’o, Notre Dame linebacker, for falling for a non-existent girl online. Others are condemning him for creating the whole story as hype for his […]

2014 Corvette

One, please

General Motors introduced the 2014 Corvette yesterday and yes, I’ll take one, please. Thank you very much. For no better reason than that they are made in the USA and […]

Global warming. It's happening.

Global warming, eh?

The front page at the Huffington Post this morning looked like this: HuffPo not withstanding, when I got up my outside thermometer said 7° F. My computer disagreed. Said it […]

Ray Bethell kite

Kite flying is an art

When I was a kid in the ’40s and ’50s, a kite was a diamond-shaped piece of paper stretched over a flimsy balsa wood cross to which you added a […]

CNN program buries Lance Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong cheated. When confronted about it, he lied. To this day he continues to lie. In recent months USADA, the US Anti-Doping Agency, […]

Colorado ski season begins

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, widely known as A-Basin, won the annual race to open first for Colorado’s ski season. Long lines of skiers and boarders took to the slopes there […]

Lance Armstrong

Armstrong gives up fight against USADA

American cyclist Lance Armstrong finally threw in the towel yesterday and declared he was no longer going to fight the doping charges the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has been leveling against him […]

2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Oops: How not to drive Pikes Peak

A frequent Pied Type visitor, ImaLibertarian, sent me this video from Sunday’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb. (Pikes Peak is 14,115 ft.) The race is run every year, and every year […]

Olympic observations – 2

» Gabby Douglas won gold medals in both women’s gymnastics team competition and the individual all-around. DOUGLAS is an anagram for USA GOLD. » The gymnastics are over. Happily that […]

Gabby is golden (slideshow)

By now you know that yesterday American Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas won the women’s individual all-around in gymnastics. In my book the petite 4’11” gymnast is the darling of our entire […]

Hamadou Djibo Issaka

Why I watch the Olympics

(Updated July 29 at 1:20 pm MT) Overlooked by American media yesterday, as far as I know, was Hamadou Djibo Issaka, a 35-year-old rower from Niger. He learned his sport […]

Olympics broadcast schedules

A suggestion for Olympics TV broadcast schedules: Check out the NBC schedule. It tells you exactly what’s on now and on which channel, with precise start times. If you sort […]

Olympic flag

Olympic observations

(Updated July 28 at 12:07 pm MT) Grandma’s miscellaneous observations about the London Olympics: The Opening Ceremonies need to be shortened enough to ensure all the athletes can participate. They’ve […]