This week has been an interesting week for news if you can get past all the news about Lance Armstrong. There are stories about America’s political right and some bizarre ones out of here in Canada. But before we get to that, here’s Alessandra Ambrosio. By the way, she had a kid last May. Not that you can tell.
The NRA wasn’t always the most feared lobby group on Capitol Hill. For a long time, they were happy to be solely about gun safety. In the 70s, that all changed. (Washington Post)
It’s not often that folks in the media admit that they are wrong but Buzz Bissinger admitted that he was wrong to defend Lance Armstrong from doping allegations. (The Daily Beast)
David Walsh was the first man to suggest that Lance Armstrong wasn’t on the up and up all the way back in 1999. How does he feel now that his suspicions have been vindicated? (Sunday Times)
After the jump, some news media fails, sticking up for BioWare and the dogs invading a soccer game video of the day. Continue reading
I really don’t have anything witty to start off today’s linkdump with. Maybe I should get some more sleep. Screw it. Sleep is for the week! Anyway, here’s Gio Ott in her first appearance on the blog.
You’d think that two years of unemployment would make people reexamine themselves but it’s not always the case. Jay Mariotti is still Jay Mariotti and that means he likely won’t be finding steady employment any time soon. (Deadspin)
GoDaddy is going to completely overhaul its marketing strategy. That means they’ll be dropping the “racy” commercials and de-emphasizing the GoDaddy girls. (The Daly Planet)
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is this weekend. There are a few interesting storylines. There’s the hybrid battle between Audi and Toyota. There’s also the futuristic looking Delta Wing which is trying to achieve the same speed as the Prototype 2 category with half the power, half the weight and half the drag using half the fuel. How difficult would it be to build one of those cars? Top Gear Magazine tried making their own. (Jalopnik)
After the jump, insane Japanese wrestling, the forces behind Star Wars 1313 and some late night hilarity. Continue reading
We’ve made our way through another week. We weren’t even bombarded with comments from people who hated my Mass Effect review because of how awful the ME3 ending was. Anyway, since Jackie covered our CanCon yesterday, here’s up and coming Dutch model Bregje Heinen.
The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation did their first reunion at a convention as they did an amazing panel at the Calgary sci-fi convention. (Gamma Squad)
Did you know that Ron Swanson- I mean, Nick Offerman does one-man shows? Here’s his life lessons from a recent show. (Uproxx)
Samuel L. Jackson is adding to his record career box office gross revenue in The Avengers. Here’s a profile of Hollywood’s $7 billion man. (New York Times)
After the jump, wrestling links, sharks with lasers and the history of Nintendo. Continue reading
We’ve reached the end of another week at Lowdown HQ. For the last week, I haven’t known which day of the week it was but I always know when it’s Sunday. And as a special treat to kickoff today’s links, here’s the blog debut of Marloes Horst.
With the new Three Stooges movie coming out this weekend (which I’m terrified to actually watch), I think now’s a good time to look back on the history of the original Three Stooges. (Neatorama)
Some movie lines are more quotable than other but did you know there’s a science behind which quotes are the most memorable. Researchers at Cornell have cracked the code. (The Independent)
And just for fun, here’s a behind the scenes look at Jeopardy with a Jeopardy champion. (Warming Glow)
After the jump, both sides of The Masters duel, the Better Business Bureau looks at ME3 and Russia’s version of a customer complaint department. Continue reading
Every sport has it’s one signature event. Golf has The Masters. Hockey has the Stanley Cup Final. Football has the Super Bowl. For professional wrestling, it begins and ends with Wrestlemania. This year’s Wrestlemania featured such themes as the End Of An Era as the Undertaker and Triple H would wrestle one last time. The other big theme was Once In A Lifetime as The Rock and John Cena would go one-on-one in a match that has been building up for the last year. Continue reading
Between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 28, there is one very critical stop on the Road To WrestleMania. The annual Elimination Chamber pay-per-view determines the two world title holders heading into WrestleMania and helps sets the stage for the greatest spectacle in wrestling. After a lacklustre event in January at the Royal Rumble, could the WWE liven things up en route to the biggest show of the year? Continue reading
It was a big week for us at the blog last week. We had more people drop by this past week than in the whole month of January thanks to the SI Swimsuit Issue. So to celebrate, here’s one of my favourite SI Swimsuit models Cintia Dicker.
Craig James will indirectly feature in the new Friday Night Lights movie Jackie mentioned yesterday as it will parallel the Mike Leach story. But will the movie also feature a player’s father who creates his son’s entire career through his influence as a broadcaster like Craig James did? (Sports By Brooks)
Kate Upton has been doing the media rounds since making the SI Swimsuit cover. However, the media is treating her like she’s a blonde bimbo rather than an actual woman. (Midwest Sports Fans)
George Lucas’ daughter is a professional MMA fighter and is in a title match this weekend. Maybe she can kick everyone’s ass over Jar-Jar Binks. Actually, I’ll settle for kicking Jake Lloyd’s ass because he was worse than Jar-Jar. Yeah, I said it. Anakin was worse than Jar-Jar. (Sports Illustrated)
After the jump, the highest paid players of all-time, could Mass Effect make a great TV series, and Liam Neeson’s voice mail greeting. Continue reading
Every year, the Road To WrestleMania starts with the battle for a world title shot in the Royal Rumble. In a return to tradition, 30 men did battle in the over-the-top-rope battle royal for the honour of main eventing WrestleMania. Not to be overshadowed were two world title matches which helped set the stage for the biggest pay-per-view of the year. Continue reading
I know I should lead off with Yvonne Strahovski but my computer suffered a complete hard drive failure and I lost all my good Strahovski pics. Hopefully Canadian model Kim Cloutier makes up for it.
Is MLB’s drug testing program really random? Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was “randomly” tested 16 times over the last two seasons. (Toronto Star)
GQ profiles the unemployed and now bankrupt Terrell Owens. (GQ)
The advent of the internet has really hurt the publishing industry. Among the hardest hit was Esquire which was almost killed off in 2009. Here’s the story of how it survived and bounced back. (New York Times)
After the jump, Kardashian’s next targeted squeeze, a Royal Rumble preview and the best home run derby ever. Continue reading
We’re back on our regularly scheduled day after pushing the mid-week links back a day. To make up for that earlier delay is Amber Heard. It’s amazing no one invited her to the Golden Globes just so she could dress like that.
In case you hadn’t heard, George Lucas is retiring. While his last few movies have been shit, you always hoped he had one more legendary flick left in the tank. (New York Times)
If it wasn’t already obvious, David Lynch is obsessed with coffee. (Huffington Post)
Last weekend, the famed ECW Arena held its final wrestling show. After being home to a revolutionary force in professional wrestling, it will be converted to a concert venue. (The Classical)
After the jump, all about Raonic, love triangles in video games and an Aussie prank war gets out of control. Continue reading