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Guitar Effects: This is a quality entry level delay with a superior metal casing and an analog sound that destroy the competition, putting this pedal in league with the venerable MXR Carbon Copy.
Guitar Effects: This is a quality entry level delay with a superior metal casing and an analog sound that destroy the competition, putting this pedal in league with the venerable MXR Carbon Copy.
about 4 hours ago
José Joaquín Rodríguez won his second Il Lombardia in as many years this afternoon, thanks to a brilliant solo attack on the Villa Vergano climb. It was a carbon copy of his 2012 win, also in the rain, and brought the Spaniard both reven...
José Joaquín Rodríguez won his second Il Lombardia in as many years this afternoon, thanks to a brilliant solo attack on the Villa Vergano climb. It was a carbon copy of his 2012 win, also in the rain, and brought the Spaniard both revenge for last week’s second place in the World Championships, and provisional World Number One status, with just one more World Tour race left in the 2013 calendar.Alejandro Valverde was second, and Rafal Majka third.After the race, Rodríguez spoke to the press:On victory: “It was a good win for me, in a beautiful race. I’m just enjoying the moment. I always try to look forward. This week hasn’t been easy because the World Championships are World Championships. But I have family and friends who helped me focus on this race, and I’ve come out of it the winner. It was important to prove to myself that I could recover well after World Championships and focus on the next race. This win helps me move towards 2014 knowing that this is my level.”On Thomas Voeckler’s early solo attack: “I thought he’d make it. It was a good attack.. Trying to make up 3 minutes on Voeckler is difficult. He’s a very dangerous rider when he attacks alone, and he’s done this many times. But my team was exceptional, We set the pace at the front of the bunch and reeled him in.”On the attack on the Villa Vergano climb: “I knew that if I wanted to win, I had to attack there. It’s October, the race is 240 km long, it was raining and cold, and it was even faster than last year, and you could feel the group was tired. I knew I had to make one decisive attack. I attacked at the right moment although, on the descent, I never trusted the curves in the rain, so the final descent was stressful. It is great to win, and it’s never easy.’On his 10 second lead, reminiscent of the World Championships a week ago: “That did occur to me. I thought they might catch me. And my radio didn’t work until the final 2km. With those hairpins, you can’t see anything, and you don’t know what is coming, but thankfully nothing went wrong.”On riding the 2014 Giro: “For me, the Giro is the most beautiful of the three Grand Tours. I always have good form after the classics. Last year I rode well at the Giro, and I think I can do well there again. This week I have felt a great deal of support from Italian cycling fans, and I think they deserve to see me start the Giro in 2014.”SPECIAL AWARDSMuro di Sormano climb: (fastest time for Muro di Sormano): Dario Cataldo (Sky) in 9’32” average 11,328 km/h.Premio Vincenzo Torriani (first rider to complete the Muro di Sormano): Nairo Quintana (Movistar).Premio Pierluigi Todisco (the first rider to cross the Ghisallo): Thomas Voeckler (Europcar).Highlights (in Italian):Follow on Twitter: ITALIANCYCJOURN or receive an email when new content is added using the "Follow by Email" button on the right side column. With more than 3,000 stories in this blog the custom search feature (right column) works best for finding subjects in the blog. There is also a translate button underneath the search button. Stories for the Italian Cycling Journal about rides, granfondos, touring, having a good time cycling in Italy, Italian cycling history, racing, etc. are always welcome. Contact me at veronaman@gmail.com.
1 day ago
I railed last year after a similar game by Tony Romo where he threw - once again - an interception at the end of the game to ice it for the - yet another - other team. Tony is a 57 minute player. I say this because he'll play lights out ...
I railed last year after a similar game by Tony Romo where he threw - once again - an interception at the end of the game to ice it for the - yet another - other team. Tony is a 57 minute player. I say this because he'll play lights out in a tight game and do all sorts of amazingly athletic things to keep his team in the game and then the team rewards him with exactly what he got yesterday, a chance to take his team once again down the field and seal the win. Like other great winners have done in their career. How many times did you see Staubach do it? How many times did you see Montana do it, Elway, Michael Jordan, etc etc? Heck even drab old Eli Manning for gosh sakes!! Last nights game was Romo's signature on the game. I mean, 7 years of carbon copy outcomes, again and again and again and again and again, it can't simply be coincidence. He likes to come on during his classic (ugh) pressers after his many chokes and preach protecting the ball. Bunk. How can his young receivers even take it seriously Romo telling them to protect the ball when he is the king of all kings of NOT protecting the ball. Tony Romo let every member of that team who fought like champions to hand him, the QB of America's team, the golden opportunity to make the huge statement that this team is arriving again. Whoops, guess not. This is as hard as anything I've ever said about this current team but - they have the talent to put it together but are missing one very important piece that will keep them from it and will squander players like Dez, Witten, Lee and the rest who could actually be winners. TONY ROMO WILL NEVER ALLOW THIS TEAM TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP. There is a reason he went undrafted. Just like RG3 who will prove to also be a raging fart in the wind of football history. I call Romo the A-Rod of football. The chiller. The choker. The guy who cant step up when all the marbles are laid in front of him and get one through for his teammates and coaches who rely on him to be smart. The guy who puts up all the gaudy stats when absolutely NOTHING counts. Who throws it all away when EVERYTHING counts. I feel sorry for Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones and all the players and fans for being cursed with this perennial loser. Choker. Maybe we'll be lucky enough to find his replacement sooner rather than later before Dez and the rest of these young dynamic players become old like Ware is becoming and let them actually feel what it is like to be a winner on a big stage.
2 days ago
5. Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan), baseball writer Brave iconoclast will spare no one in his assault on 1997’s conventional wisdom. 9. Brian Kenny (@mrbriankenny), baseball pundit “F*** off! ‘Judean People’s Front....
5. Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan), baseball writer Brave iconoclast will spare no one in his assault on 1997’s conventional wisdom. 9. Brian Kenny (@mrbriankenny), baseball pundit “F*** off! ‘Judean People’s Front.’ We’re the People’s Front of Judea!” 14. Scott Miller (@scottmcbs), baseball writer The sort of s***t-peddling white-guy columnist who loves to write about “immature” Hispanic ballplayers. Half-literate moron. 39. Jon Heyman (@JonHemanCBS), baseball writer He’s like a carbon copy of colleague Scott Miller, but dumber. And they do get themselves, too: 52. Tim Marchman (@timmarchman), Deadspin deputy editor “Am I too precious to write Hot Takes, or am I just too lazy to write them longer than 140 characters? I can’t decide!”
5 days ago
The typed carbon copy of what Jackson wrote to Finkel is filed along with more letters, promotional material and other documents related to Merchant du Vin inside a folder labeled MJ/4/14/211 in an archival box in the special collections...
The typed carbon copy of what Jackson wrote to Finkel is filed along with more letters, promotional material and other documents related to Merchant du Vin inside a folder labeled MJ/4/14/211 in an archival box in the special collections room at the Oxford Brookes University library. In May of 2008, nine months after Jackson died, Don Marshall at Oxford Brookes supervised a crew that moved almost the entire contents of Jackson’s office in London to Oxford. More >> All About Beer Magazine.
5 days ago
From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Pizza Hut UK] Never one to shy away from ruining reinventing their pizza dough, Pizza Hut locations in the UK recently debuted the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust, a pizza wit...
From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Pizza Hut UK] Never one to shy away from ruining reinventing their pizza dough, Pizza Hut locations in the UK recently debuted the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust, a pizza with ten miniature cheese-topped beef patties that are embedded into the crust around the circumference of the pie. The damage? £17.95 (approximately $29 USD) for a large and approximately 3,000 calories (depending on which toppings you choose). While most of the local press is focusing on the health implications of the pizza, specifically because Pizza Hut signed the Health Department's "Responsibility Deal"—a public health initiative that, among other goals, aims to help food and drink companies "reformulate their products to improve their nutritional content"—that's not what we find so terrible about it. High calorie foods can be worth it if they're awesome, but this pizza is not. Cheeseburger Crown Crust Pizza [Photograph: Arva Ahmed] Here's how we know: the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust is nothing new. It's not even new to Pizza Hut. This pizza is practically a carbon copy of the Cheeseburger Crown Crust Pizza that debuted last April at Pizza Hut locations in the Middle East and was panned as a "mutant pizza" in a review on Slice. The marketing of the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust, particularly the line "all the fun without the bun" is also a little suspect. The math just doesn't add up. Buns are an integral part of a burger's "fun level" (however you measure it), so to me, that marketing claim is a bit like saying "all the fun of pizza without the sauce"...which I'd estimate at approximate 66 percent, so not exactly something to brag about. Burgers need buns. Burgers without buns are therefore less fun/tasty/good. Another thing: what is the deal with the beef? There's no way those "100% British Beef Burgers" aren't either pre-cooked (and then cooked again) or cooked frozen. Either way: yuck. I can't help but see this type of food innovation as a blatant publicity grab, with little attention paid to the development of the actual food. Ultimately, these promotions devalue the brand itself, especially once negative reviews of the pizza (including photos of what it actually looks like) start showing up on food blogs, like this one and this one. What do you think? About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax Love hamburgers? Then you'll Like AHT on Facebook! And go follow us on Twitter while you're at it!
5 days ago
The Vampire Diaries is known for having a dark lining embedded in the cloud directly behind their seemingly blissful characters. Ian Somerhalder promises a darkness will come with Season 5 and he is stoked on how it will all pan out. In ...
The Vampire Diaries is known for having a dark lining embedded in the cloud directly behind their seemingly blissful characters. Ian Somerhalder promises a darkness will come with Season 5 and he is stoked on how it will all pan out. In tonight’s premiere, we will see a deliriously happy Delena, looking forward to an endless existence together, but… Here’s what Somerhalder had to say, or should I say gush about!! ETonline: The premiere picks up a few months later, where do we find Damon? Ian Somerhalder: In love and giddy and happy for the first time in, probably, a really long time. Nina [Dobrev] and I always joke about this, but despite the fact I’m 173 and she’s 18, they’re genuinely happy and it’s cute to see their dynamic. To see Damon as this guy in love is adorable. ETonline: When was the last time he was this happy? Somerhalder: In the 1860s with Katherine. Even if he was with women throughout his life, which there were many of [laughs], it wasn’t that real thing. And the whole thing with Katherine was about the naivete of a 23-year-old boy. When you’re 23, you feel like a boy. Hell, I’m 33 and I still feel like a boy. But I think it’s still gotta be weird being with this woman who is the carbon copy of the woman who broke your heart; just a sweeter, even more beautiful version because she’s so pure. ETonline: When I talked to Caroline Dries she said that figuring out how to write Damon as a character in love was unexpectedly tough. Was it tough for you from a performance perspective? Somerhalder: No because it was in the writing. They wrote really great stuff, that’s the difference. The thing about this season is, the show has done very well, but I’ve been incredibly outspoken about the fact Damon changed significantly after season one and it sent me down a wormhole. It wasn’t the character I signed on to play. But Kevin Williamson had to beat it into my thick skull that I can’t be a one-trick pony for six years. This is a 100-plus episode journey for this man and he had a point. But season one encapsulated everything that is Vampire Diaries; that’s what hooked people in. We’re a dark, night, vampire show; we’re not a day exterior show. This year, we’re really getting back to that and everything is just working in a really amazing way as we bring back the elements of season one that really inspired us. I have a really rejuvenated feeling about this season. ETonline: Historically Damon is a major self-sabotager. Will he torpedo his relationship with Elena? Somerhalder: I don’t think he’s going to ultimately find a way to f*ck it up. Things change, it’s life and … the parallels of how art imitates life this season are pretty staggering. Especially when you have a team of writers who know you so well. I’m starting to see my life surface in the art and I’m starting to see the art surfacing in my life. It’s a very interesting dichotomy actors live but they’re supposed to be intertwined. Art should imitate life and life should imitate art. ETonline: Looking at this season, what are you excited for the fans to experience? Somerhalder: The return of that feeling we all loved about season one. The feeling that initially sucked them in and allowed these stories to resonate. The scripts are coming in huge, the actors are pushing each other to make sure the scenes are the best they can be without compromising and it’s darker; and our show is supposed to be dark and we’re really taking it there this year.
6 days ago
Mia Farrow admitted to Vanity Fair, in an article published today, that the father of her son, Ronan Farrow, could possibly be Frank Sinatra, according to AFP. With all the pictures posted all over the web with Ronan and Sinatra side-by-...
Mia Farrow admitted to Vanity Fair, in an article published today, that the father of her son, Ronan Farrow, could possibly be Frank Sinatra, according to AFP. With all the pictures posted all over the web with Ronan and Sinatra side-by-side, it’s going to be hard to convince anyone that the handsome 25-year-old is not Sinatra’s, but….Woody Allen’s. “We never really split up” she told Vanity Fair of Sinatra, who she referred to as the great love of her life. They were married for only two years and divorced in 1968. She went on to have a relationship with Woody Allen and she had Ronan, technically Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow, in 1988, when Sinatra would have been 72. Mia Farrow left Woody Allen in 1992 after she discovered the sexual relationship between her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, and Allen. The two later went on to marry, and are together still, over 20 years later. Ronan no longer speaks to his father. No DNA test has been administered, but Ronan is almost a blue-eyed carbon copy of Frank Sinatra. When Vanity Fair asked Sinatra’s daughter Nancy about her treating Ronan as part of her family, she replied: “He is a big part of us, and we are blessed to have him in our lives”. But Ronan took to Twitter Wednesday to distance himself from his mother’s reported remarks. Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son. — Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) October 2, 2013 From just the small side of Ronan Farrow that can be gleaned from public knowledge, his life certainly doesn’t resemble Sinatra’s swinging, wild existence. According to his Twitter presence, Ronan is a lawyer, journalist, and former U.S. Global Youth Issues Envoy. Let’s say there were a DNA test, and let’s say I am a betting woman. My money, without hesitation, would go straight on Sinatra as his biological father. Those eyes and that face really don’t seem to have come from Woody Allen or Mia Farrow. We shall see. Image Via youtube
6 days ago
From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Pizza Hut UK] Never one to shy away from ruining reinventing their pizza dough, Pizza Hut locations in the UK recently debuted the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust, a pizza...
From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Pizza Hut UK] Never one to shy away from ruining reinventing their pizza dough, Pizza Hut locations in the UK recently debuted the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust, a pizza with ten miniature cheese-topped beef patties that are embedded into the crust around the circumference of the pie. The damage? £17.95 (approximately $29 USD) for a large and approximately 3,000 calories (depending on which toppings you choose). While most of the local press is focusing on the health implications of the pizza, specifically because Pizza Hut signed the Health Department's "Responsibility Deal"—a public health initiative that, among other goals, aims to help food and drink companies "reformulate their products to improve their nutritional content"—that's not what we find so terrible about it. High calorie foods can be worth it if they're awesome, but this pizza is not. Cheeseburger Crown Crust Pizza [Photograph: Arva Ahmed] Here's how we know: the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust is nothing new. It's not even new to Pizza Hut. This pizza is practically a carbon copy of the Cheeseburger Crown Crust Pizza that debuted last April at Pizza Hut locations in the Middle East and was panned as a "mutant pizza" in a review on Slice. The marketing of the Cheeseburger Pizza Crust, particularly the line "all the fun without the bun" is also a little suspect. The math just doesn't add up. Buns are an integral part of a burger's "fun level" (however you measure it), so to me, that marketing claim is a bit like saying "all the fun of pizza without the sauce"...which I'd estimate at approximate 66 percent, so not exactly something to brag about. Burgers need buns. Burgers without buns are therefore less fun/tasty/good. Another thing: what is the deal with the beef? There's no way those "100% British Beef Burgers" aren't either pre-cooked (and then cooked again) or cooked frozen. Either way: yuck. I can't help but see this type of food innovation as a blatant publicity grab, with little attention paid to the development of the actual food. Ultimately, these promotions devalue the brand itself, especially once negative reviews of the pizza (including photos of what it actually looks like) start showing up on food blogs, like this one and this one. What do you think? About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax Love hamburgers? Then you'll Like AHT on Facebook! And go follow us on Twitter while you're at it!
7 days ago
Jimmy Terror, owner and writer of the great blog Dr. Terror's Blog of Horrors, is a busy man. When he's not posting homemade video games for Friday the 13th or documenting the entire Halloween television-viewing experience on his own blo...
Jimmy Terror, owner and writer of the great blog Dr. Terror's Blog of Horrors, is a busy man. When he's not posting homemade video games for Friday the 13th or documenting the entire Halloween television-viewing experience on his own blog, he's doing Dead Air for The Liberal Dead or writing for a number of other freelance institutions. It's honor that he could take some time out to write a guest post for this year's Halloween Fifteen. Below, he tackles The Legend of Hell House, one of the greats in '70s supernatural horror.Jimmy Terror's TakeThe Legend of Hell House: The Hammer/AIP Baby; Neither Hammer Nor AIPThe ghost story has made a comeback or is in the process of making a comeback. You need only look to this past summer’s hit, The Conjuring or perhaps the Insidious Chapter 2 to know that ghosties are hot once again. As a fan of this particular brand of horror, growing up on Ghost Story, The Haunting and House on Haunted Hill, I hope for a long, drawn out cycle with plenty of titles and good old fashion spooks getting the scares sans some of the tropes of the J-Horror tradition of the most recent ghost cycle. That brings us to John Hough’s The Legend of Hell House, a movie that was milked form the loving words of Richard Matheson, is similar to The Haunting and more specifically The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and whose origins may not stem from where you think. It isn’t an Amicus picture (and I feel comfortable including Amicus due to its similarity to Hammer). It isn’t a Hammer picture. It isn’t an American International Picture.Created by Academy Pictures Corporation and later distributed by 20th Century Fox, The Legend of Hell House story may sound more than slightly familiar to you. Assemble a crack team of paranormal researchers, send them into a house to prove that the house is or isn’t haunted and wait for the ghosts to not only prove their existence, but being to kill. No, that’s not Robert Wise’s The Haunting though The Haunting from 1963 is one of my favorite horror pictures of all time. This is a tale devised by Richard Matheson; author of many a Twilight Zone and creator of influential horror and science fiction. While The Legend of Hell House may appear at face value to be a carbon copy of the Shirley Jackson work or Wise’s interpretation there of, it is actually much darker in feel and in ghost origin. It’s more like the Marquis de Sade decides to possess an old house to continue his Libertine lifestyle than the somewhat lighter hearted affair than its predecessor. I’m not the only one who has noticed this of course and in my research I found quite a few sources that agree with that the sexual nature of The Legend of Hell House or at least Hell House is the striking difference, but I believe there’s more.The Haunting was made by MGM and released in 1963, about ten years before The Legend of Hell House would take the screen. Hell House comes courtesy of Academy Pictures Corporation. While it may appear to have all the hallmarks of an Amicus, Hammer or AIP picture sans maybe a few star actors, this movie stands on its own way from other genre picture of its day. No Chris Lee or Cushing. Instead you get Roddy McDowall, a fantastic horror actor who doesn’t often get the chance to play the dominant force in a picture as an aggressor. He’s usually meek, though very intelligent and given to hide from his own shadow. Not so in The Legend of Hell House. Pamela Franklin, famous for her role in The Nancy and The Innocents (another prominent ghost story of this early cycle) stars alongside McDowall and would late go on to Satan’s School for Girls. The movie isn’t shot on a Hammer stage. There’s no Ingrid Pitt. This is a movie with its own star system in mind, its own locations. Distinct from Hammer. Distinct from Amicus. It’s not a portmanteau picture. It doesn’t mimic the Hammer star system. It’s important to note that Michael Gough of Hammer fame does make an appearance, but not as a leading man. While i
7 days ago