It’s September 11.
Wrestler Jerry Lawler collapses.
Attack of the Bun Stabber.
Scientology is mad at Vanity Fair.
Night of the Monkey Smuggler.
Iran unveils the Meshkat missile.
Everybody loves funny pictures.
I repeat, everybody loves funny pictures.
These are real sci fi children’s books. Not really.
Here’s a gentleman they say chased some kids with a chainsaw right here in town.
I’m a big fan of little turtles and promise not to touch my mouth.
Happy Birthday Virginia Madsen.
As always, the Olympic Games provided memorable sporting moments that will be talked about for years to come. Highlights of 2012 include Usain Bolt making history by winning three medals in back-to-back Olympics, and Michael Phelps becoming the most-decorated (and arguably greatest) Olympian in history. But with a limited amount of sports featured on the NBC primetime telecast, many athletic feats won't get the attention and respect they deserve. To be specific, let’s examine two athletes who not only won gold but are also primed to make history in future Olympic Games.
Outside of the wrestling and combat-sports community, Jordan Burroughs was a relative unknown despite his two NCAA titles and All-American status at the University of Nebraska. Burroughs’ success in college has caught the attention of the Mixed Martial Arts world to make the crossover. However, he had other plans by beginning his quest to become the greatest American wrestler ever. The 2011 World Championships saw Burroughs win the 74kg championship and made him a favorite to win gold in London. Burroughs embraced his role as the new star of American wrestling by changing his Twitter handle to @alliseeisgold. His confidence and swagger proved to be a valuable asset in defeating a difficult field of Iranian and Russian wrestlers. In the final, Burroughs achieved his destiny by overcoming his 2011 World Championship foe, Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi to claim gold. Along with extending his 38-straight international freestyle match winning streak, the 24-year old got a nice $250,000 bonus from the Living the Dream Medal Fund. When asked what his future held, Burroughs sees more championships and medals on the horizon. If he continues to win gold, he might be in line to replace Phelps as the face of the USA Olympic team.
The United States has always had a strong history in the sport of boxing in the Olympic games. But lately it has been struggling, with the men's team failing to medal for the first time in history. With talk of creating different plans to revitalize America's dominance in boxing, there was pressure on the women to deliver. For the first time, women were allowed compete in boxing. Most of the attention before the games went to Marlen Esparza who appeared in various commercials leading into London. Esparza captured the bronze in the flyweight division, but the youngest member of the team, Claressa Shields, earned the gold. Shields has a classic underdog boxing story growing up in a tough neighborhood in Flint, Michigan. Despite her personal struggles, Shields became the first woman to win a gold medal in women's boxing and was the only gold medalist for USA boxing. She's only 17-years old but experts are already stating she's the new face of boxing in America. With Holly Holm being unknown outside of New Mexico, Shields could fill the void that Laila Ali once had. And with Shields being fairly young, she’d surely excel in future Olympics, although she may capitalize on her newfound fameand turn pro. But if Shields turns her sights to the 2016 Rio Games, USA boxing future may lie with the women instead of the men.
Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation to abolish death penalty in Illinois.
Fire destroys 13 homes in Silver City.
Gang rape of 11-year-old girl in Texas leads to the arrest of 18 men and teenagers.
Pennsylvania farmhouse fire kills seven children.
Ron Bell found guilty on DWI charges.
Drivers illegally detained for using large bills on toll roads.
Utah lawmakers passed a bill forcing public school teachers to teach that the United States is a republic, not a democracy, because "Democracy" sort of has the word "Democrat" in it.
Victim's father vows to murder child killer if he gets out of prison.
Top ten things Newt Gingrich doesn't want you to know about Newt Gingrich.
Millions of dead anchovies clog shoreline in Redondo Beach.
Mexican police chief seeks US asylum.
A history of our attempts at communication with aliens.
Teacher quits after students discover her porny past.
Leave it to monkeys to invent a new fishing technique.
Al Jazeera announces plans to launch English language children's channel that you will never get to watch because your cable company won't carry it.
Michael Chabon is creating a show for HBO about magicians who fight Nazis!
Check out McDonald's
fancy new M Selections menu.
Because sometimes an ear of corn is not an ear of corn, or how to interpret your food dreams.
Angry Burger King customer
climbs lumbers over counter to attack employees.
Have you tried Sonic's new hot dogs?
Watch every Power Ranger ever battle at the same time!
I wish there was something nerdier I could read to my kids instead of Goodnight Moon.
Here's a nice gallery of 1970s Japanese sci-fi art.
RIP Mike Starr, original bassist for Alice In Chains.
Watch the pilot to the Clarissa Explains It All sequel that never made it to air.
American ICE agent killed in Mexico.
A giant fiberglass cactus stolen from an Albuquerque park is probably in some jackass' dorm room.
Texas refuses to compensate man wrongly imprisoned on death row for 18 years.
South Dakota proposes law that could legalize the killing of abortion providers.
CBS News reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted during the Egypt protests.
Looks like the Patriot Act may be extended after all.
Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas, proposes to ease penalties for selling alcohol to minors.
A Scottish deerhound named Foxcliffe Hickory Wind wins the Westminster Dog Show.
What happens to all those incorrect "Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion" tshirts?
Disney sued for severe burns resulting from hot nacho cheese.
Birthers make up a majority of the GOP.
The Rock will be hosting this year's Wrestlemania.
Why does everyone get so bent out of shape when a new version of Monopoly is released?
David Letterman tricked by Lindsay Lohan's fake friend.
More on what Fox News called the worst video game in the world.
Let's visit the remote town in Romania is specializing in cybercrime.
Online appliance retailer makes customers sign agreement threatening felony libel lawsuits for negative reviews.
If you were in Haley Barbour's fat shoes would you denounce the KKK?
Albuquerque firefighters want to FMB.
Sweet gallery of Japanese graphic design from the 20s and 30s.
Get in the ring and start rasslin' as New Mexico's independent wrestling group DWO (Destiny Wrestling Organization) brings the "Elite 8" to the National Guard Armory (600 Wyoming NE) today at 6 p.m. The stakes are high as eight wrestlers battle for the right to be called champion—like Thunderdome with an overpopulation problem. Admission is $7, while kids 8-and-under are free. For more info, visit dwowrestling.com. (Adam Fox)