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Cliff Lee: Wild and Crazy Guy

The most dominant postseason pitcher of his era, Cliff Lee of the Texas Rangers might like to tell you his success can be traced to serious introspection in a thinking man’s game. Sounds feasible enough. He could make that case, except for one catch. He’s given it no thought. © JUSTIN LANE/epa/Corbis “I don’t really dig that deep [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About Norm

You know, Norm Peterson, as in, “NORM!” from that bar where everybody knows your name. George Wendt’s birthday is this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than with a few facts about everyone’s favorite barfly from Cheers? 1. Norm’s full name is Hillary Norman Peterson, which his wife Vera let slip to Rebecca once. Norm [...]

7 Little-Known Muppets

Sure, you know the Swedish Chef, Kermit, Miss Piggy and Beaker. Who doesn’t? But what about some of the more obscure Muppets? Let’s take a closer look at seven of those with a little (okay a lot of) assistance from the awesomely amazing MuppetWiki. 1. Catgut Catgut is the blues-singing, trumpet-playing cat from The Muppet Musicians of [...]

Cliff Clavin on Jeopardy!

(Just in case you hadn’t seen the Cheers episode where Cliff appears on Jeopardy! that I referred to in this morning’s Friday Happy Hour, here’s a clip.)

Woman Accused of Trying to Shoplift 418 Items

She was not very subtle about it. At the Lewis Drug Store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a woman was arrested for hauling 418 items out to her car: Police say an employee of the Lewis store at 10th and Cliff in Sioux Falls noticed her acting suspiciously. She was apparently filling up a bag with items [...]

one handed handstand dangling 300m

One slip and it is all over for this extreme artist as he pushes the boundaries of strength and concentration with his latest incredible balancing feat. Delicately poised one-handed on a ladder 300m up a cliff, Eskil Ronningsbakken repeated this amazing display over 40 times. ‘I’ve had the picture in my mind since 2001, but started realising [...]