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Cast Iron Testicles

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

In Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin’s character said: “Do you know what it takes to sell real estate?  It takes brass balls to sell real estate.”

Well, it takes cast iron testicles the size of bowling balls to do this:

Check out the point at 1:15 when he scorches across the ground between two trees just a few feet off the ground.   Seen from a different perspective at 1:47, the guy on the ground actually ducks to avoid being hit!

Honestly, if I was ever diagnosed with an incurable fatal disease, this is what I’d be doing the following weekend.

 

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Gallery of the Intrepied – Student Leader

Friday, November 11th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

What kind of world do we live in when a young college student shows more fortitude and moral foundation than the elders who presume to administer the university he attends?  This young man takes a stand against a large group of students, many of whom try to shout him down and intimidate him.  He stands his ground, doesn’t shout, and makes a clear moral case for holding Penn State’s leaders accountable.

(h/t Ace)

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Gallery of the Intrepid: Limits?

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

“Chu keep using that word.  I dunna think it means wha’ you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya

What are these ‘limits’ of which you speak?  Umm, I don’t think this guy has found his yet:

Scott Rigsby, first triathlete to finish the Ironman™ in Kona, Hawaii  (2.4 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile marathon, all in 17 hours) on two prosthetics.  Because he’s a double amputee.

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Cock kills prick.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

No, really.

Armed Bird at Cockfight Kills Man in Calif. (h/t FoxNews via AoSHQ)

I only posted this so I could use the headline.

Which I didn’t even think up; Elphaba did.

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Gallery of the Intrepid – “Limits? What limits?” Edition

Monday, April 26th, 2010

–  Wiccapundit

As your Wiccapundit prepares to run his first triathlon this week, the subject of limits appeared to be a suitable topic for discussion.  I have used the Gallery of the Intrepid to highlight individuals who simply refused to accept limitations on what they wanted to do with their lives, in order to honor that special force within the human spirit that says “Hell no, I will not be beaten!”  When life seems to be sucking ass pretty hard and I get weary, I use this as a source of inspiration.

The triathlon is a combination endurance challenge consisting of a swim, followed by a bike ride, followed by a run, all in order and without stopping in between.  My first tri will be a time trial (10 min. swim, 30 minute bike, 20 minute run), although I hope to run a Sprint-length tri in a few months (400-600 yd. swim, 12-16 mile bike ride, 5K run).  The granddaddy of all triathlons is the original Ironman™ Triathlon held in Hawaii every year.  It consists of a 2.4 mile open-water ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile bike race passing  through a volcanic lava field, followed by a marathon (26.2 miles).  All three events must be completed in a maximum of 17 hours, but the current record is 8:04:08.  Altbough Ironman-length triathlons are held all around the world, the one in Hawaii is the Ironman.

Some notable Ironman™ personalities:

Paula Newby-Fraser: 8 time women’s winner, including 4 consecutive wins.

Sarah Reinertson: First person to complete the Ironman Hawaii on a prosthetic leg.

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Gallery of the Intrepid

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Taking note of the start of another season of America’s Pastime, we present the story of Tony Conigliaro.

“Tony C.”, as he was called, was an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox in the 1960’s.  During his sophomore season, he led the league in home runs and was selected for the All-Star Game.

During a game against the California Angels on August 18, 1967, Conigliaro was at the plate when he was struck by a fastball thrown by Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton.  The pitch struck him just below his left eye, fracturing his cheekbone, dislocating his jaw, and severely damaging his left retina.  Doctors said that the pitch came within an inch or so of killing him.

Only a year and a half later, he made a remarkable return to the big leagues, hitting 20 homers with 82 RBI in 141 games, and earning Comeback Player of the Year.  His vision continued to deteriorate however, and he was forced to retire only a few years later.

Conigliaro suffered a heart attack in 1982, and remained in a coma until his death 8 years later at the young age of 45.

Baseball fans will remember this tough, dedicated man and his miraculous comeback.


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Obama throws like a girl.

Monday, April 5th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

On second thought, that’s an insult to girls.  Girls throw better than Obama.

This is how it’s done.  The pitch is at 3:35.

Bush throws from the right and hits a strike.  Obama throws from the left and barely keeps it from going into the stands.  Pretty much says it all.

From the usual Interwebthingy sources.

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” Never give up. Never surrender.”

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

– Wiccapundit

From a sports perspective, it ain’t over ’til it’s over, as Yogi Berra famously said.  And in politics, it’s never over.  Below are a few examples of stunning last minute, come-from-behind sports wins against seemingly impossible odds.  Something to remember when the gloom tries to set in.

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Let’s have a spelling contest…

Friday, March 19th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Obama’s New Math™ has proved you might want to look somewhere other than Harvard for your higher education needs.  Don’t go to Harvard for the English department, either, apparently.

The Smartest President Evah™ misspells “Syracuse” on his ESPN-broadcast NCAA bracket.  ESPN rewrites history by deleting the video of his error.

From HotAirPundit via Ace.

You spell potato, I spell potatoE …, or whatever.  Maybe all the letters are silent, like in “corpse-man”.

To any liberal who castigated Dan Quayle for his spelling mistake but ignores Obama’s foul-ups: you are a hypocritical scumbag.  Are any Harvard alums embarrassed for your alma mater yet?

Yeah, I just used this pic 2 posts ago, but I can barely keep up with this President’s forays into the Land of Stupid.

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