Rossi... The man loves what he does so deeply. Perhaps that's why so many fans love him. 300 GPs and a .500 record after two dreadful years with Ducati says a lot. Roll on Mugello!
I had heard of the "Brown M&Ms" story but never heard it explained. Makes a lot of sense now. Oh and int the Asphalt and Rubber article referenced in the title (which prompted this revelation) they speculate about Dani Pedrosa going to Suzuki.
"The most extreme example was said to be rock band Van Halen, who demanded that there was to be a bowl of M&Ms present in their dressing room, with all of the brown M&Ms removed. The contract explicitly specified that if they found a single brown M&M in that bowl of candy, they would be entitled to cancel the concert while still being paid in full.
At the time, this was derided as an example of the extraordinary arrogance of modern rock bands, yet Van Halen had very good reasons for putting the brown M&M clause in their contract. They were putting on massive stage shows featuring huge lighting and pyrotechnic rigs in places, where comparable bands had never performed.
Those rigs needed very specific power and safety facilities for them to function properly, and a very thick contract was provided specifying the complete technical requirements in great detail. If the venue did not do everything right, musicians, crew and audience could all face severe and possibly fatal danger.
Checking the bowl of candy was a quick way of seeing whether the contract had been read and complied with, if the band found a brown M&M, then they ran a full check of the rest of the venue. Inevitably, they would find other, dangerous breaches of the contract."
To all those who served: I hope that as a country we can do a better job of calling you to fight when all other options have been exhausted and that we finally get serious about the care and well-being of our veterans.
Okay... who remembers this commercial? And then WTF is Faith No More doing singing a cover of it?!?
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Looking for some inspiration to get you going this Monday morning. I defy you not have your day brightened by this band.
As an adult I've never been much of a soda drinker but for those of you that regularly diet soda here's some not so sweet news from Scientific American: [Diet soda drinkers] who consumed a greater number of diet sodas had reduced caudate head activation. These findings suggest that there are alterations in reward processing of sweet taste in individuals who regularly consume diet soda, and this is associated with the degree of consumption. These findings may provide some insight into the link between diet soda consumption and obesity.
I'm not sure that this is actually a CAD program Pierre is using here but how cool would it be to have this guys job/mind?
Then, I imagine, he drops a mic and walks offstage.P
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2003-05-10 Jeremy (At the Lava Lounge on his Birthday) Such a baby face!
2005 - Camping At Devils Lake JO'ChO'brien
2006-04-21 ATV Weekend Group Pic Me with my broken collar bone & stitched up face.
2006-10-14 Deuces B-day Badger Homecoming VS Gophers
Looks like Max took the Aprillia ART "open bike" for a spin at Mugello today, it seems like they're waiting to go "all in" until the full factory bikes are gone. There is only one ART right now (Danilo Petrucci).
I was listening to Lykke Li; a new artist for me. Her new album "I Never Learn" came out last week and I found myself thinking this gal reminds me of Roxette back in the day. Turns out, like Roxette, she's from Sweden, who's major exports apparently are Saabs, Volvos and Power Ballads
Jalopnik just shred this picture of the new Batmobile for the Batman Vs. Superman movie! I can't wait another bat-second!
Anne assisting one of her students at the American String Teachers Association Spring Recital
Another shot from the land of teeny tiny violins :-)