Wednesday Link-Off: Very Lively

Blake Lively was the star of this past Sunday’s Emmys. That red dress has launched her into the realm of the A-list celeb.

Former Russian President Boris Yeltzin was notorious for his love of alcohol. It wasn’t just at home that he loved to drink. Bill Clinton’s empty liquor cabinet can attest to that. (Daily Telegraph)

You can say a lot of things about Oregon Ducks football coach Chip Kelly. One thing you can’t say is that he isn’t a class act. A fan demanded his money back from his trip to a bad road game and Kelly sent the man a cheque. (EDSBS)

Is it sad when the fan that paid to get into the Russian soccer game is better than the overpaid capitalist dog that’s a star player. I guess in Soviet Russia, stars cheer you. (Off the Post)

After the jump, the end of the Lego house, the greatest basketball shot ever, and the failure of the Dallas Cowboys’ Party Pass tickets. Continue reading

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Wednesday Link-Off: Going Long

ana-ivanovic-fhm08-5It’s the first week of the U.S. Open so here’s Ana Ivanovic.

College football is kicking off on both sides of the border. The rules might be different on either side of the border but the fans are all the same. (National Lampoon)

Keeping with football, guess which ex-NFL star has decided to restart his career north of the border. Can you actually make it rain in Manitoba? (Sports Illustrated)

Guitar Hero 5 came out yesterday. They still haven’t answered our request for a copy of the game to review so I don’t want to give them too much free publicity. IGN is doing a good enough job of that. You can’t find a word about The Beatles: Rock Band anywhere on their site. Anyway, here’s the Top 25 must-play Guitar Hero tracks. (IGN)

After the jump, some “Only in America” stories, lots more football stories, the best fictional mobsters, and Artie Lange. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Back To The Future

megan-fox-transformers2-tokyoAnother week, another linkdump. This is Megan Fox who has a movie coming out next week. If memory serves, it’s called Michael Bay’s Big Explosions and Megan Fox In Revealing Outfits 2. After the jump, I was going to show Artie Lange on Joe Buck Live. Instead, we’ll have to settle for more Megan Fox.

A Ferrari Formula One concept for the upcoming Hoth Grand Prix. No word on if can outrun a Tauntaun or fen off a Wampa. (Jalopnik)

The Stanley Cup Finals had the most viewers on US network television on Friday night with 7.5 million viewers. That’s especially noteworthy because at midnight before the game, US TV stations made the big switch to digital signals. (New York Times)

Speaking of the Finals, between Bettman and NBC setting up the Red Wings for failure, people forgot how banged up Detroit was. The fact that Lidstrom could even play in the Finals with his injury should show how much of a pansy Crosby was for not playing Game 7. (Detroit Free Press)

An anti-competition in the ruling in Europe means that Microsoft can’t force IE on users buying Windows 7. They will make it “easy to install” for users and manufacturers. That way, you can download Chrome or Firefox. (BBC)

Joe Posnanski wrote one of the great infomercial analyses of all time. He recently took a look at the Comfort Wipe. God help America. (Joe Posnanski)

If your crazy enough to get a tattoo, here’s a helpful graphic to tell what your tattoo says about you. (Tasty Booze)

UPDATE: There was a bit of controversy over that last link. Cracked also had a tattoo guide, some folks thought that the two images were similar and the shit hit the fan. Here’s that link. (Cracked)

Only in Canada: A murder escapes a prison by walking off the property. (Toronto Star)

Susan Boyle may not have won Britain’s Got Talent but don’t tell her agent that. He’s set her appearance fees so high that he can retire on his cut by the end of the year. (Daily Telegraph)

Parking in Toledo is a fineable offence. Well, only if you park in your own driveway. (Globe & Mail)

Yankees aren’t the only things that live in the Bronx. You can find snakes too if you just close your eyes. (New York Post)

Ukraine is at risk of losing most of its games in Euro 2012. That’s what happens when communists get in the way of major construction project. (BBC) Continue reading