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Philadelphia Hosts World's Shortest Running Event

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

Have you ever found yourself envious of all those races runners participate in, but are unwilling to actually run? Then Philadelphia (which, it should be noted, is the 14th-fattest city in the U.S.) has just the event for you. Read more...

Blax Press Circular History: When The "White Citizens Council" Rejected Violence And Denied Culpability In The Violent Actions Against "The Nigra" By People Who Were Not Members Of Their Organization

If You Model The ANTICS Of THE BIGOT - You Notice That They All Work The Same, Regardless Of Time, Race Or Issue Make Use Of "Inflammatory Rhetoric" As You Seek To MAXIMIZE THE SIZE OF YOUR CONGREGATION Make Note Of Their VICTIMHOODShow More Summary

57 percent of Americans think U.S. race relations are 'bad'

A new poll from NBC News and The Washington Post found that a majority of Americans think race relations in America are "bad." As NBC News notes, the poll marks "the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades." Four in ten Americans polled said they believed U.S. Show More Summary

Riding the Indian Motorcycle Scout

Like a Pavlovian cue, the mesmerizing engine note of the 2015 Indian Scout immediately sends the mind racing back through Indian Motorcycle’s legendary heritage. Back to hall-of-fame Scout rider and Indian Wrecking Crew member Bill Tuman’s victory at the Springfield Mile in 1953. Show More Summary

This week's sidebar poll: Did a large phone replace your small tablet?

Phones keep getting bigger and bigger. Some of us love the idea, some of us don't, but it seems nothing will stop or slow down the race to be the biggest. Samsung got in early, with the genius idea that is the Galaxy Note. Whoever had that vision certainly deserves a huge raise, and office with a corner, and a company car. Show More Summary

Funny! Zorbing Southampton fans fall over each other in half-time relay race [Video]

Two Southampton fans hopped in hamster balls at the interval of the match against Manchester United and, surprise surprise, it was rather funny! On a serious note, zorbing is a rather entertaining activity and made for an interesting for the Saints fans as they were beginning to tire of seeing their team waste chances. If […]

NASCAR Notes: Party On Tony Stewart, You Deserve It

BY DAVE GRAYSON Driver/owner Tony Stewart arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening ready to celebrate with his #4 Stewart/Haas Racing, (SHR), team, led by Kevin Harvick, in honor of being the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions....Show More Summary

The Oscar Race Is On, and It Is Wide Open

Back in August, I mapped out the necessary steps Boyhood needed to take in order to score a Best Picture spot at the Oscars. As I noted then, the slight handicap it faced by being released in the middle of the summer—well in advanceShow More Summary

A little reminder: 20 years after being ordered to tally cop shootings, the DOJ still isn't doing it

Note: Most arrest-related deaths by homicide are by law enforcement, not private citizens. Rate calculated by dividing deaths by the average census population for each race in 2003-09. "Other" includes American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islander, and persons of two or more races. The chart above isn't new. Show More Summary

Race cars or time machines? The Classic 24 Hour at Daytona

last monthVehicles / Cars :

A 1965 Ford GT40 runs through the Daytona infield at dusk. All photos by Chris Brewer. Editor’s note: We couldn’t make this year’s Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, so we asked Jacksonville, Florida, resident Chris Brewer to cover it for us. Chris is a contributor to the Florida Times Union newspaper, and serves as senior […]

NFC playoffs could see a 5-11 team in and a 12-4 team out

Here’s how bad the NFC South is, and how good the NFC wild card race is: There are scenarios in which a 5-11 team is in the playoffs as NFC South champion, and a 12-4 team is left out of the playoffs entirely. We noted last week that it’s entirely possible that a five-win team…

Trent Irwin Reveals Decision Plans: Which Pac-12 Team Is Best Fit for 4-Star WR?

The race to land 2015 4-star wide receiver Trent Irwin is nearing its conclusion, as the standout pass-catcher revealed plans to make his commitment early next month, according to JC Shurburtt of 247Sports. Shurburtt notes that his primary...Show More Summary

Race Matters: A Hate-Filled FBI Letter Describing MLK As An “Filthy Abnormal Sexual Beast” Uncovered

Down with the King Via NYTimes The note is just a single sheet gone yellow with age, typewritten and tightly spaced. It’s rife with typos and misspellings and sprinkled with attempts at emending them. Clearly, some effort went into perfecting

Politics news and notes: Monday 11.10.14

Elizabeth Warren visits with LA and Hollywood progressives. City Council races start to take an interesting shape. Still counting in that Valley assembly race, possibly "the biggest political upset of the year" in LA. Monday columns and much more.

Briefly: Iron Sky 2 Trailer, 95 Free Ebooks, Ghost Hacker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Iron Sky: The Coming Race trailer, 10 ghostly phenomena explained by science, get 95 free ebooks from Amazon. More »      

USTC Race Report, Part 3: Winners, Losers, and Losers Who Thought They Were Winners

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: This is the third and final part of my report for the Utah State Triathlon Championships. You’ll find Part 1 here, and you’ll find Part 2 here. The race, as far as I was concerned, was over. I had survived the swim and had raced the time trial. Later, I’d find I [...]

Be a Hogan’s Hero

(Steven Hayward) Paul has already noted how huge is Larry Hogan’s upset win in the Maryland governor’s race, but it is worth dwelling on one important aspect of Hogan’s successful campaign: he actually campaigned for black votes. Memo to GOP operatives: how about a lot more ads like this Hogan spot in 2016?

Utah State Triathlon Race Report, Part 2: The Good Part

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: this is Part 2 of my USTC Race Report. You’ll find Part 1 here. I couldn’t believe what was happening to me. Just couldn’t believe it. There’s one single part of triathalong that I’m good at: the time trial. I can get low, spin up, and fly by practically everybody when I’m on my [...]

Tim Scott outshines Lindsey Graham

(Paul Mirengoff) Scott has already made note of Tim Scott’s big victory in South Carolina. That state held two Senate races last night. In the other, Sen. Lindsey Graham won a very comfortable victory. Scott outperformed Graham, though. Show More Summary

With a nod to its past, Mazda introduces new MX-5 race car at SEMA

2 months agoVehicles / Cars :

Chassis 017, the very first Mazda MX-5 race car. Photos by author, unless otherwise noted. Though no one could have known it at the time, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, introduced to North America at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, would go on to become the best selling two-seat sports car in the world, along with […]

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