kilted tilt


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Surfer Garrett McNamara ‘rides world record 100ft wave’ in Portugal
The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal.
article includes video clip showing impressive waves
« T A L L »
It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being ‘It’
Group of Men Have Played Game of Tag for 23 Years; Hiding in Bushes, Cars
Britain’s £1m and £100m banknotes
Carefully guarded in the Bank of England’s vaults are a small number of very large banknotes.
What Does It Mean to Be Comfortable?
It’s based on Fanger’s Comfort Equation, a mathematical model developed in Denmark and the United States in the 1960s and ’70s, which seeks to make a very specific worker comfortable: a man wearing a full business suit.
« G R A N D E »
40 Miles to Work, on a Bike
At 4:40 on a 28-degree January morning, Christian Edstrom readied for his commute from Chappaqua, N.Y., to downtown Manhattan.
« V E N T I »
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga.
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Sharecroppers of the Sea
As Alaska’s deadliest catches become more regulated, “slipper skippers” exploit those who actually fish.



celebrity pool tables

Actor Danny Trejo, most well-known for playing criminal or tough guy characters in movies, recently purchased a new house with a billiards room.

Danny Trejo in the movie "Heat"



green fees > tokens

FYI, the BCAPL is doing away with tokens for tables at their national-level events. There will be a flat green fee and all tables will be open for practice and play.

Aww yeah.



good guys

At a recent tournament, a spectator pointed to one of two men in a match and asked if that man was my boyfriend. I said no. He then pointed to the other dude in the match and asked if that man was my boyfriend. Again, I said no. I quickly added that I did not have a boyfriend. The spectator then pointed to another guy in another match and asked if that guy was my boyfriend. I said no, again, with some asperity. Then, I decided I may have answered a bit harshly (in retrospect, I did not), so I said I did not date men, just my hobby (pool). The spectator looked at me, looked at another match, and opened his mouth…

…and another spectator promptly interrupted him with:

“What she’s trying to tell you is: she likes balls — but they have to be on the table.”

The first spectator got the point, then, and ceased asking.



best hustling outfit

Fanny pack. Kilt. Cane.


watch out for strong breezes

2 Replies to “kilted tilt”

  1. Thanks for posting the cycling commuter story, Mel. I hadn’t seen that one as I don’t get through the Times every day. I’m planning to start commuting via bike here, in the near future, and that was helpful. Now if I can just find a safe route!

    Your good guys story reminds me of a joke.

    A guy walks into an ice cream shop and asks for strawberry yogurt. The clerk says, sorry we don’t sell yogurt. The guy apologizes, waits a moment and asks for vanilla yogurt. Clerk says, sorry we don’t sell yogurt. Guy apologizes again and asks for blueberry yogurt. Clerk asks the guy, “How do you spell the straw in strawberry?” Guys spells it correctly. Clerk asks, “How do you spell the van in vanilla?” Guy spells it correctly. Clerk asks, “How do you spell the f*&K in yogurt?” Guy says, “there is no f*&k in yogurt!” Clerk says, “That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you! Now get the f*&K outta here!”

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