President George H.W. Bush honors Coach K for work battling cancer


President George H.W. Bush, along with wife Barbara, is a founding honorary chair of C-Change, which “assembles key cancer leaders from the three sectors — private, public, and not-for-profit — and from across the cancer continuum — prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life.”

President Bush today met with Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski, better known as Coach K, who is an honorary co-chair of C-Change.


We’re always glad to see President Bush out and about, but we wish the photographer had captured his always amazing sock swag.


Twitchy coverage of George H.W. Bush

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/21/president-george-h-w-bush-honors-dukes-coach-k-for-work-battling-cancer/

Understanding The Iran Deal #IranNuclear #Iran #MiddleEast

The United States Reaches A Deal To Cut Off Every Pathway For Iran To Obtain A Nuclear Weapon
After more than two and a half years of intense negotiations, the United States, along with its partners and allies comprising the world’s greatest nations, has reached an agreement that will put Iran’s … http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/understanding-the-iran-deal-irannuclear-iran-middleeast/

This Pool Cost $2 Million. You’ll Never Believe The Surprises It’s Hiding.

We promise that you’ve never seen a “pool” like this (if you can even call this a pool). It’s WAY closer to a water park than the dinky hole in the ground at your house. With an eye-popping $2 million price tag…well, it had better be better than a normal pool.

This is the kind of house addition that could make anyone jealous. 

Found in Utah, the pool is designed to look more like a natural lake than a pool.

It’s complete with several waterfalls, all which you can jump off of.

If you dare to climb up that high!

A myriad of tunnels can take you to all kinds of hidden places.

Including a twisty water slide that rivals most water parks.

BOOM!

The depth of the pool is 23 feet so no worries about cannonballs.

Throughout the interior, you’ll find places to nestle.

And tons of hidden waterfalls.

There’s also a spectacular viewing area behind the main waterfall.

That links to a full kitchen along with top end appliances.

Of course, you’ll also find high end bathrooms and showers.

But more importantly, you’ll also find A LAZY RIVER!

And even the most insane scuba diving course found in Middle America!

Whoa…

All controlled by a sophisticated set of pipes and pumps that require a fair bit of techie know-how.

Check out the full video!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn0M9qQJEuw]

So, you ready to head to Home Depot and build your own? There’s no way the average person could have a pool like this, it costs way more than most people’s houses. It’s nice to dream, though.

Be sure to share this mega-pool with your friends using the buttons below. 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/crazy-pool/

Meet Foo Chan. The Japanese Version Of Grumpy Cat

Meet Foo Chan. The Japanese Version Of Grumpy CatRead more: http://ifunny.com/pictures/meet-foo-chan-japanese-version-grumpy-cat/

What These Innocent Bystanders Saw On The Golden Gate Bridge Is Almost Magical.

Whenever I’m driving and I encounter a deer, I usually freak out just a little bit. Not only is it pretty rare to see deer in major metropolitan area, but the thought of hitting a deer is just too horrifying. So, it’s no wonder that these people were a little shocked by what they saw on the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.  

It is not uncommon to find deer in rural areas or even the suburbs, but in large cities, especially on major highways, it is rare to say the least. So I’m sure most commuters were astonished when they saw this…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMrmnKl7M4w]

I hope the deer made it home okay. Traffic jams can be so stressful, even for various wildlife.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/golden-gate/

Hey, What’s That Weird Creation On The Beach? Let Me Look Closer… WHAT IN THE?

For the 2014 Sculpture By The Sea event, a Belgian artist named Annette Thas created something that makes passers by stop and stare. Her creation is a gigantic, fleshy wave that seems to be rising up from the sand. It stands 9 feet tall and it is 12 feet long. If you were to sit at its base, it would almost envelop you with its sheer size. Not only is it huge, but there is another reason why anyone who passes by just has to stop and do a double-take…

The monstrous wave towers 9 feet high, its fleshy tones blocking out the coast and sun.

It looks like a giant creature, rising up from the sand, clawing its way from the shore.

It’s not a monster, though. It’s a towering wave of nostalgia and memories.

“Wave 1” was crafted from over 3,000 Barbie dolls, collected from various thrift stores.

Anette hoped to create a whimsical piece that highlighted the short, but precious, childhood that everyone gets to experience.

Annette’s creation, named Wave 1, has recently been given the People’s Choice Prize at Sculpture By The Sea. Her take on childhood, mixed with her whimsical creativity and ability to draw the eye, resulted in a sure winner. Men, women and children are engrossed by not only the size of this wave, but also the thousands of toys that comprise it. Source: Annette Thas via Design Boom It’s weird, sure, but it would be hard not to be completely enthralled by this wave of memories. Share it with others.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/barbie-doll-wave/

#Ducati 250 Monza for sale

1968 Ducati 250 Monza

I can never decide if I prefer the aesthetics of the pre-66 Monzas (much less angular), but here’s a bike that’s claimed to be a ‘great, unrestored, original condition bike’.
This bike (VIN: 98405) runs well and everything works, however the seller says you’ll want t… http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/ducati-250-monza-for-sale/ #Ducatimonza, #Monza, #Ducati

Reports: Boston federal court, hospital evacuated; bomb threat?; Updated


Dear Lord.

A Boston federal courthouse is being evacuated:

Federal courthouse evacuated;hundreds outside. People are being pushed back from building. Coast Guard and police boats in water.

— Boston.com News (@BostonDotCom) April 17, 2013

Media lined up outside federal courthouse. Waiting for info. twitter.com/LaurenWBZ/stat…

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

Lots of civilians have also made their way to the courthouse. twitter.com/LaurenWBZ/stat…

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

More pics of the crowd. twitter.com/LaurenWBZ/stat…

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

Police vehicles arrive at courthouse. Honking, lights flashing.No idea what that means.

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

Something is happening. Courthouse being emptied. Media being moved again.

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

US Marshalls, swat staging. Sounds like alarms going off. Facility being evacuated. Media being forces to leave public street out front.

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

federal marshalls are ordering reporters to back up more than 100 yds from the courthouse in #boston #bostonmarathon

— Sarah Veronica (@thundercloudcat) April 17, 2013

Photo: Boston Police bomb squad arrives at federal courthouse (WCVB) – twitter.com/TheMatthewKeys…

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) April 17, 2013

Homeland security agent confirms evacuation is because of a received bomb threat

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Brigham and Women’s hospital is also reportedly under evacuation:

Boston TV: Bomb threat at Brigham and Womens Hospital #BostonMarathon

— Victoria Taft(@VictoriaTaft) April 17, 2013

Brigham and Women’s being evacuated due to bomb threat. #fox25

— FOX 25 News Boston (@fox25news) April 17, 2013

We will continue to monitor this situation and update with further developments.


More from the courthouse scene:

Evacuation back entrance twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Panorama just now twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Bridge children escort vine.co/v/bUunXMILUYx

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

3:13pm panorama, we are being asked to move back ‘for our safety’ twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Folks outside twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Fire ladder trucks moving in vine.co/v/bUu6VJIArQ7

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

K-9 unit just walked into courthouse.

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

Just saw another K-9 unit walk in. Boston Fire now on the scene.

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

Fire trucks have arrived at #boston moakley courthouse @bostinno twitter.com/BostInno/statu…

— BostInno (@BostInno) April 17, 2013

Police boats, trucks and tons of cars at Moakley Courthouse on the #Boston waterfront… twitter.com/rorymcgrath/st…

— Rory McGrath (@rorymcgrath) April 17, 2013

Courthouse sidewalk before: twitter.com/jtes/status/32… …and after: twitter.com/jtes/status/32… (pics: @jtes)

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) April 17, 2013

***

Update:

The threat at the hospital has reportedly been cleared:

#Breaking – FOX 25: “All clear” at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in #Boston following report of bomb threat.

— Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) April 17, 2013

All clear at the Brigham. Man left locked car at valet.Gas cans in back, according to official source. #marathon

— Jennifer Peter (@GlobeJenPeter) April 17, 2013

***

More:

Cops furious about a CBS case left on the ground. “Come get your case!”

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Coast guard helicopter moves in. Crowd being ordered 100 yards away from building

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

3:30pm vine.co/v/bUujBUeeuEW

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

And now someone is playing “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes in the parking lot.

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

Yep. vine.co/v/bUuPQAbr5zQ

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

I can’t get them online but I have photographs of two suitcases in question

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

An eyewitness tells me he directly heard police speaking about how he was trying to make a ‘special delivery’

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Related:

Moakley federal courthouse mobbed as media report Boston bombing suspect to appear; Evacuated [pics]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/17/reports-boston-federal-court-hospital-being-evacuated-bomb-threat/

‘I’ll Have Another’ wins the Preakness


‘I’ll Have Another’ wins the second leg of the very illusive Triple Crown of horse racing with another comeback victory. This time, it was at the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.

I'll have another…again the rallying cry for another weekend.

— trey wingo (@wingoz) May 19, 2012

I'll Have Another just made millions of casual horse-racing fans spend two more minutes watching this year.

— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) May 19, 2012

Yes, I'll Have Another…how about at Belmont? TYVM

— Larry Richman (@larry411) May 19, 2012

He got another! #preakness

— Charles Bendall (@Charles_Bendall) May 19, 2012

History has proven that winners of the first two races have a tougher time in the final race, the Belmont Stakes.

Since Affirmed won in 1978, there have been 11 horses that have won the Derby & Preakness, but failed to win the Belmont.

— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) May 19, 2012

The Triple Crown is Alive!!! 'I'll Have Another' Wins the Preakness!!!

— Radiodog (@radiodog66) May 19, 2012

I'll Have Another just won the Preakness! If you keep track of horse racing, that 2 out of the 3 races for the Triple Crown. Could it ac …

— Kevin J (@bigKRASCH) May 19, 2012

Everyone will be watching the Belmont #TripleCrown

— Lizzuendo (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) May 19, 2012

Can you smell #TripleCrown? Congrats to I'll Have Another

— Ray Paulick (@raypaulick) May 19, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/19/ill-have-another-wins-the-preakness/

MSNBC’s no good, very bad week? That’s entertainment


It wasn’t a very good week for MSNBC, but it was exactly the week the channel deserved. “Cycle” host Touré kicked things off Thursday with his suggestion that U.S. Senators are affected by gerrymandering.

On Friday, host Martin Bashir concluded his program by suggesting that someone should defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth and urinate in her eyes as her punishment for using slavery as an analogy for crushing debt (an analogy heartily endorsed by the Occupy Wall Street crowd).

Finally, MSNBC announced that its new show “Up Late” would be suspended for two weeks after host Alec Baldwin was again accused of using homophobic slurs against a photographer. In a statement, Baldwin said he wasn’t sure if the show would return.


https://twitter.com/sjbuckeyes/status/401715932105420800


http://twitter.com/#!/Tomboulides/status/401733031951884288
Forward!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/16/msnbcs-no-good-very-bad-week-thats-entertainment/