As a kid, Ed Newcomer enjoyed hiking and camping in the Front Range of the Rockies, west of Denver, where he grew up. Other kids played with G.I. Joe action figures. Newcomer played with a toy U.S. Forest Service truck. When he turned 16, his parents gave him an old Jeep CJ-7, and he often spent weekends rambling around the backcountry, exploring Pikes Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park. Wildlife fascinated him. When he wasn't looking for it outside, he was looking for it inside, on TV shows like Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and National Geographic. He imagined himself as a martial arts master who wandered the land like David Carradine in the TV show Kung Fu–only he'd battle on behalf of birds and bears. … [Read more...] about Secret Agent Man
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The second video is titled, “A MESSAGE TO TERRORISTS.” Spencer stares into the camera pointing a knife, screaming a racist slur, his eyes intense. After pretending to cut and bite off a terrorist’s genitals, he asks how they’ll come rape American women and children now. … [Read more...] about Was it fear — or recklessness —that took down Jason Spencer?
Pictured: Karl Lagerfeld (R) is pictured during the Chanel Metiers d'Art Pre-Fall collection show, entitled 'Paris-Bombay' on December 6, 2011 in Paris. Since 2003, every year, Chanel launches a parallel collection to their Pret-a-porter and Haute Coutute collections: the annual Metiers d'Art collection which is this year inspired to India, with its huge artistic and manufacturing inheritance, its jewels, its colors and its precious fabrics. … [Read more...] about Karl Lagerfeld owned 1,000 of almost the exact same shirt
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to greet Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, for a reciprocal dinner at the Winfield House in London, on May 25, 2011. Obama and his wife Michelle enjoyed a regal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II, who has met every US president but one since the 1950s. Obama's visit, the second stop on a European tour, comes as Britain seeks to prove its staying power despite fading military might and Washington looks to retool its decades-old alliance with Europe as a catalyst for global action. … [Read more...] about Why everyone is staring at Michelle Obama’s hands
“You’re never going to see a den of snakes like this anywhere else I’m sure,” he said, between snapping photos. “I just sort of imagine I’ve got a David Attenborough voice-over in the back of my head as I’m watching it all. It’s definitely out of this world.” … [Read more...] about This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of Snakes Mate