Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
sorta like under the gun
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
how the Russians roll
Okay, so imagine you are Russia in 1941 and you are about to confront Adolph Hitler’s war machine.
Trouble is he’s got these great motorcycles by BMW for his Blitzkreig operation and you’ve got nothin’.
So whaddya do?
Screw patent agreements. This is war.
They secretly bought a few BMW’s, took the bikes apart and cast near-identical motorcycles from the original casings.
The official version of the Ural motorcycle is pretty plain:
A vintage BMW cylinderhead:
Now here’s the Ural:
The full BMW they copied:
In war, what goes around cycles around.
Labels: Automotive, History
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
playing cops and joggers
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly turned down a chance to lead the FBI as far back as 1993.
He’s held federal and global office, too, but 43 of his 72 years have been right here with the NYPD.
I’ve praised NY’s finest when I think they get things right.
I was pissed off and hugely disappointed two years ago when our 40th shed 16 dirty officers to federal corruption charges.
He’s had his clashes with civil libertarians but through it all, Ray Kelly has remained clean and in charge and like his style or not, no one can argue crime hasn’t plunged under his steely leadership.
With the whole world watching, our marathon came off without a hitch because his blue wall put their lives between the bad guys and our runners.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
“Even if that plan includes hell.”
Christian Mingle will find God’s plan for your partner
as long as you are straight.
EHarmony settled a class action brought by gay and lesbian singles in 2010.
But aren’t we all God’s children?
God couldn’t be reached for comment.
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