Monthly Archive: June 2012

Photo from 'Andrea Pirlo's Cheeky Chip to Beat England'

Andrea Pirlo’s Cheeky Chip to Beat England

Which is cooler: Andrea Pirlo’s right-down-the-middle chip-shot penalty kick for Italy vs. England, or his utter calm as he trots back to midfield after?

Photo from 'Salvador Dali Painting Swiped in New York'

Salvador Dali Painting Swiped in New York

 A man walked into a New York art gallery with a shopping bag and walked out with a 1949 Salvador Dali painting. See the man, and watch an old clip of Dali on What’s My Line?

Photo from 'Mel Blanc, The Best in Cartoon Voices'

Mel Blanc, The Best in Cartoon Voices

Mel Blanc voiced Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam and many other Looney Tune characters. Learn all about him, and watch a short video that could have been titled, “Wanna See Something Gross?”

Photo from 'Happy Birthday, Eric Dolphy!'

Happy Birthday, Eric Dolphy!

Jazz great Eric Dolphy was born 20 June 1928. He died in 1964, nine days after his 36th birthday. Listen to some music and see a photo gallery.

Photo from 'Usain Bolt Biography: New!'

Usain Bolt Biography: New!

The three-time Olympic gold medal winner is gearing up for another big meet in London this summer.

Photo from 'Francis Gary Powers Gets a Silver Star'

Francis Gary Powers Gets a Silver Star

 Fifty years after being released from a Soviet prison, pilot Francis Gary Powers has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

Photo from 'Alan Menken Biography: New!'

Alan Menken Biography: New!

He’s the most-Oscared person alive (sort of) and he just won his first Tony. Do you know him?

Photo from 'Pastor Creflo Dollar Arrested, Denies Charges'

Pastor Creflo Dollar Arrested, Denies Charges

 Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested on 8 June 2012, accused of slapping and choking his 15 year-old daughter. He says he “never should have been arrested.”

Photo from 'I'll Have Another Out of the Triple Crown Run'

I’ll Have Another Out of the Triple Crown Run

I’ll Have Another, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, has been pulled out of the Belmont Stakes, ruining the chance for the Triple Crown.

Photo from 'Happy Birthday, Kanye!'

Happy Birthday, Kanye!

Kanye West turns 35 years old on June 8th. To celebrate, here’s our gallery of Kanye stickers by KanyePDX, a sticker graffitt artist — slaptagger — from the Pacific Northwest.

Photo from 'Beatlemania is Kaput in Hamburg'

Beatlemania is Kaput in Hamburg

The German museum has had only 150,000 visitors in three years. Is it finally curtains for the Fab Four?

Photo from 'Mr. Rogers Remixed'

Mr. Rogers Remixed

 Watch this terrific video from PBS Digital Studios of a remixed song featuring the late Mr. Rogers.

Photo from 'Happy Birthday, Dean Martin!'

Happy Birthday, Dean Martin!

 Happy birthday to Dean Martin, born 7 June 1917. Dino passed away in 1995. Ah, but his music lives on… with video!

Photo from 'The World's Biggest Children Parade'

The World’s Biggest Children Parade

Portland, Oregon lays claim to the largest children’s parade in the world. I live there. The children aren’t all THAT large, as you can see from these photos.

Photo from '"Good Job, Good Effort"'

“Good Job, Good Effort”

As the dejected Miami Heat left the arena after losing to the Boston Celtics, a young fan yelled “Good job! Good effort!” Buzzfeed takes it from there.

Photo from 'Annie Leibovitz's Pilgrimage'

Annie Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage

 Famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz has a new book and a traveling exhibit — this time without people in the photos.

Photo from 'Gaydar Is Real'

Gaydar Is Real

Scientists say people can recognize random faces as gay or straight with “significant” accuracy.

Photo from 'Roy Lichtenstein in Chicago'

Roy Lichtenstein in Chicago

There’s a new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago of works by Roy Lichtenstein. See some videos of what’s going on.