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tags: British humor, cricket, sports, The Full Monty, silly, satire, parody, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, cultural observation, streaming video I am not sure which form of torture would be most likely to make me crack first: being forced to watch paint dry, being forced to watch golf or being forced to watch a cricket match.…

tags: photography, sports, futbol, professional soccer, cultural observation, acting lessons, humor, funny, television, streaming video I love futbol, but OMG, these boyz are such crybabies and drama queens! These soccer/futbol players demonstrate the reasons why I think they all are in desperate need of acting lessons: their ridiculous overblown theatrics.

Baseball versus Football

tags: Baseball versus Football, sports, social commentary, cultural observation, George Carlin, humor, comedy, fucking hilarious, streaming video I despise baseball, but enjoy football (and futbol, too). My fellow NYCers were brainless drooling idiots when it came to the Yankees, and I reminded them of this as often as possible. The fact that I am still…

tags: Bikini Curling, Drinkers with a Curling Problem, curling, sports, parody, satire, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, streaming video In a new made-for-mobile series, “Drinkers with a Curling Problem,” award-winning Canadian director David Ostry explores deviant variations of the favorite winter sport — curling.

Jockey Calvin Borel rides Rachel Alexandra to victory in the Grade-I Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY, Saturday, 5 September 2009. Image: Mike Groll (AP Photo) [larger view] For those of you who, like me, love watching the phenomenal Rachel Alexandra run, you had a real treat yesterday when the 3-year-old…

tags: Finland, Sonkajärvi, sports, wife-carrying world championships, entertainment, streaming video I am Finnish by ancestry, and I am in love with Finland, having visited this beautiful country three times now. However, I must warn you all that women who marry Finnish men are asking for a fair bit of humiliation. Finnish men like to indulge…

tags: Mother Goose Stakes, horse racing, Rachel Alexandra, streaming video Rachel Alexandra (daughter of Medaglia d’Oro), running away with the 2009 Kentucky Oaks (Grade I; three-year-old fillies) under the guidance of Jockey Calvin Borel. Image: David J. Phillip [larger view]. I have been keeping my eye on the amazing filly, Rachel Alexandra, who wowed the…

tags: Shawn Johnson, gymnastics, sports, humor, satire, Onion News, streaming video Gymnast Shawn Johnson euthanized after breaking leg. After gym doctors confirmed the her injuries were career-ending, Johnson’s trainers said there was no reason to keep her alive. [2:28]

tags: book review, Falconer on the Edge, A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West, falconry, hawking, Rachel Dickinson Like most married people, Rachel Dickinson thought she knew her husband quite well after years of marriage. But one evening, he surprised her by unexpectedly bringing home a small brown paper bag…