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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|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.
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.
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.