Monthly Archives: May 2011

5 Facts About Memorial Day

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." John F. Kennedy The first known observance of Memorial Day was in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865; [...]

By |2011-05-30T08:17:33-06:00May 30th, 2011|Categories: Hero|Tags: |0 Comments

World Record-Setting 332-foot Truck Jump at the Indy 500

  Memorial Day weekend is famous for what? Of course the Indianapolis 500. Its the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 and naturally our thoughts turn to what else fast cars, the latest automotive tech, and world-record truck jumping? You're kidding right? Nope... Today at the brickyard, stunt driver and Top Gear (American Version) star Tanner [...]

Top Gear: 100 Epic Stig Intros

The Stig is a character in the British motoring television show Top Gear. The character plays on the anonymity of racing drivers' full-face helmets, with the running joke that nobody knows who, or indeed what, is inside the character's racing suit. The character was the creation of presenter Jeremy Clarkson and the show's producer Andy [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:56-06:00May 28th, 2011|Categories: TV|Tags: , |3 Comments

Report Exposing Waste & Mismanagement at the National Science Foundation

Today U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released a new oversight report, “The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope” that raises serious questions regarding the agency’s management and priorities. The report identifies more than $1.2 billion the National Science Foundation (NSF) has lost due to waste, fraud, duplication and mismanagement and an additional $1.7 billion in unspent [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:56-06:00May 27th, 2011|Categories: Government|Tags: , |1 Comment

U2 Even Better than The Real Thing

Last night I got to go see U2 in concert at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. It was the 360 Tour I am a more classic U2 fan meaning pre "Achtung Baby", but the show was fantastic.  They played a mix of their vast catalog of music. The stage was massive taking up the [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:56-06:00May 25th, 2011|Categories: Music|Tags: |1 Comment