Fox had a small surprise for fans this past weekend: a presentation from Matthew Vaughn‘s new film The Secret Service at WonderCon. The movie is based on the Marvel Comics series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It stars Colin FirthShow More Summary
Fox surprised a full house at WonderCon Anaheim with an action-packed preview of the October release based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel.
While cues of fans were allowed to ask questions to the string of talent from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Maze Runner and DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 at 20th Century Fox’s WonderCon panel, the one creative talent not fielding questions from the crowd, was X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg. Show More Summary
For years, it was an open secret in the book publishing industry that any author willing to spend enough money could nab a spot on the major bestseller by engaging the services of a company called Result Source Inc. Now that secret is a little less open. A few weeks ago, the San Diego-based firm [...]
It’s not as though a mascot with a head five times normal size would make a particularly difficult shot. So when the Secret Service threatened to kill Mr. Met seventeen years ago, the man behind the mascot took the stern warning seriously. Show More Summary
In 1997, this apparently happened, via the New York Daily News: Secret Service agent threatened to put some high heat in the Mets mascot's oversized dome if he ventured too close to former President Bill Clinton during a 1997 game at Shea Stadium. "We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen," the agent warned. Show More Summary
SportsmascotsarealotoffunandthebelovedMr.Met mightbetopoftheheap(unlessyou’readirty,scruffyPhilliesfan).It’sonlyfittingthatthey’dfinallygetachancetoshineinprintwithAJMass’newmemoir, Yes,It’sHotinHere—AdventuresintheWeird,WoolyWorldofSportsMascots,abouthistimeunderthemaskasMr.
TO BE FAIR, THE GUY WHO SAID THAT WAS PROBABLY DRUNK: Secret Service threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he got close to President Clinton, says book.
"We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen. Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. Nobody will bother you. But approach the president, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?" -- Secret Service agent in 1997 to Mr. Met, as related in Yes, It's Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots
A former Mr Met has revealed that he was threatened by a secret service agent when President Bill Clinton visited Shea Stadium, who warned him that a sniper would shoot him dead if he approached the President. AJ Mass, who used to don the delightful costume, has revealed all in his new book, “Yes, It’s
As everyone already knows, Mr. Met is the most beloved mascot in all of sports. It's a fact! Sometimes he's the only good thing about the Mets! So it boggles the mind to think that back in the late '90s, a Secret Service agent allegedly threatened to kill Mr. Met, bringer of joy to the entire world, if he came too close to President Bill Clinton. [ more › ]
Total cost of the breach could easily reach into the billions of dollars
In his new memoir, Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots, the man who dressed as Mr. Met during the mid-90s said the Secret Service wasn't messing around when then-President Bill Clinton visited Shea Stadium.
Mr. Met, the mascot for baseball's saddest franchise, received a stern warning from the Secret Service in 1997, when President Clinton visited Shea Stadium: "Approach the president, and we go for the kill shot." Read more...
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It doesn't matter who you are, nobody approaches the President of the United States without permission. Back when former President Bill Clinton was in office in April 1997, he visited Shea Stadium for the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking MLB's color barrier. Show More Summary
Two things about Mr. Met’s enormous head: While too big to fit through a metal detector, it’s perfectly-sized for Secret Service snipers.
The dangerous life of a mascot.
A veteran business traveler shares eight secrets he's learned over the years--from buying a Tom Bihn bag to carrying a spare battery. A recent survey found that Southwest Airlines had the best customer service in the airline industry, and they deserve it. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post has received a Pulitzer public service medal for its role in revealing secrets of the National Security Agency (NSA). It’s natural that journalists and those associated with them wish to celebrate this sort of disclosure. Show More Summary