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A shadow appears.

June 15th, 2010 by

Fish hopes.

This one, clearly, is for Seth.

(Photo via LJ/noscans_daily.)

The 7-10 split and how to beat it.

June 15th, 2010 by

7-10 split. Brutal.

I know how he feels.

Now, here's what it looks like when this particular demon is vanquished.

Mark Roth, 1980/01/05:

John Mazza, 1991:

Jess Stayrook, 1991:

These are the only three times to this date that a 7-10 split has been converted during televised bowling events.

But the next time you see it, you'll know that it can be defeated.

(Photo via twistedvintage.blogspot.com.)

The conflict of two men indelibly captured by camera.

June 14th, 2010 by

From the always entertaining Deadspin via Andy Gray of Sports Illustrated's Vault comes this amazing image.

England vs Argentina in 1986 quarterfinals of the World Cup.

There is so much in this picture to note: the reactions of the bystanders, the expressions of the combatants, the sheer inertia happening and about-to-happen.

Words to go with the image from Deadspin:

As keeper of Sports Illustrated's indispensable Vault, Andy Gray spends a lot of his time sifting through the sports photography of another time, when athletes wore short shorts and facial hair, and everyone looked vaguely uncomfortable. Here is one such photo.

As the World Cup begins, and soccer fans wake up from their four-year slumber, let's look back at the 1986 quarterfinals matchup between Argentina and England. A crowd of nearly 115,000 fans packed Aztec Stadium for this meeting of two powerhouses. It turned out the action in the stands was every bit as exciting as the action on the field. In the photo you see here, an English fan (towel on head) exchanges blows with a Argentina supporter (tie), a sort of Falklands War in miniature, only this fight probably lasted longer. Clive Gammon describes the atmosphere on a hot summer day in Mexico City:

Like Diego Maradona, as the 114,580 people who watched him play for Argentina in its 2-1 win over England at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on Sunday would testify. There had been speculation that the game would be a bloodbath, a soccer-field replay of the 1982 Falklands conflict, IT'S WAR, SEÑOR! headlined The Sun, the notorious London tabloid and WE PLAY AGAINST THE "PIRATES" thundered the equally notorious Cronica of Buenos Aires. The game was a tough one, but there were few political echoes.

Visit the SI Vault here and follow it on Twitter here.

Ah, sports. Oh, people.

The Unfathomable Medical Horror Floor of the Viacom Building.

June 11th, 2010 by

This comes in from Sexpigeon somewhere in the wilds of New York, New York.


The Unfathomable Medical Horror Floor of the Viacom Building.

The Unfathomable Medical Horror Floor of the Viacom Building.

ZWN commented:

"I'm pretty sure this is one of the sets from The Grudge. A ghoul is about to creep around the corner with her long black hair covering her face and also she has no jaw."

I believe her.


June 7th, 2010 by


Not usually a good sign.

I'd hope that Matt Fraction made it.

(Via Fraction's Twitter.)