During the WWII, she served with the Royal Military Police and was stationed in Jerusalem where she helped prisoners of war return to health before being sent home to their families in the UK - including a member of her local bicycle club in Ipswich who was captured at the start of the war. … [Read more...] about Ex-nurse Joan’s 102 laps in NHS fundraiser
Some thought had gone into this. Regis had an overlooked flying lap to his name as part of a rampant 4x400m victory at the 1990 European championships, unofficially timed at 43.93sec – Iwan Thomas’s 23-year-old British record is 44.36. Still, Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Danny Everett and Pettigrew were markedly superior regardless of the order. Adding up the best marks each runner would ever achieve individually, the USA were three and a half seconds quicker. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Britain upset the USA with 4x400m gold at Tokyo ’91
You also could just make ice pops for your cat using the leftover liquid from your lunchtime tuna. Just water it down a bit, pour into ice pop holders and freeze. No, we are not making this up. If the YouTube video from Blue Cross for Pets is any indication, kitties apparently go wild for it. … [Read more...] about 10 things to do with your pets this summer
Each of these pieces contains incidental traces of the personal essay, whether it's the Disney dieter revealing her childhood Little Mermaid obsession or the Fifty Shades sex-marathoner confessing that she maintains a Sexual To-Do list in a Google Doc somewhere. But the tone is different. The personal essay searches inward, mining personal experiences for content; stunt journalism searches outward, creating experiences from scratch. It's a neat trick: You're no longer required to have an interesting life in order to write about yourself. The personal essay declares: Here's a Private, Harrowing Thing That Happened To Me. The stunt piece cries out, from a state of deep depravity: Check Out This Fucked Up Thing I Did to Myself. The stunt piece emerges from a place of intrepid journalistic daring or just old-fashioned poor judgment (they are not always distinguishable from one another). It's a tale of endurance rather than survival. … [Read more...] about Are We Living in a Golden Age of Stunt Journalism?
At that point, Dixon noticed handcuffs dangling from the canopy of his bed and, though she says they were never used on her, it scared her so much that she “blacked out,” which she points out is a common self-preservation mechanism for sexual-assault survivors. “The next thing I remember, I was in the bathtub with him naked and he says, ‘So now that you and I are fucking, Drew, we’ll hang out and we’ll fuck all the time,’” she recalls. At that point, she got up, got dressed, walked the 22 blocks back to her apartment, and got in her shower, fully dressed, and sobbed. “I was reduced to nothing in that moment,” she says. “I was nothing. I was trash […] I was some physical thing he utilized for his pleasure.” Miguel Mojica, an A&R executive, says Dixon told him about the incident a few days later and asked her if she wanted to report it to the police, but she declined, saying nobody would believe her. She … [Read more...] about The 8 Accusations Against Russell Simmons Detailed in