The Future is Now

In terms of medical rehab, Kobe Bryant tweeted a picture of himself on the Alter G treadmill wearing his medical mamba shoes by Nike. The treadmill helps support weight until the athlete can walk without assistance.

The Gothamist is a New Yawk website that is fairly shrill, but this piece on the Citi Bike program is shrieker than usual. You get the bifecta with its take on conservatism and the trifecta with the ageism angle. (Add one more ‘fecta with stabs at religion by some of the commenters.) I wish I could write more, but the article is fairly unreadable. Or perhaps, I gave up. Please note that Citi Bike is not aligned with Citi Bank…

If Denise Garrido, the new Miss Universe Canada for a day, is angry, I don’t blame her. They decrowned Denise and gave the tiara to Riza Santos. Their excuse: During the validation of the computerized scoring results (which occurs the following day), a typo was discovered in the top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition. This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada (BOC) has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant. Ms. Garrido is taking it bravely and is said to be practicing her baton twirl extra hard in anticipation for next year.

Miss Miss Universe? Miss USA Won!

Miss USA Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe
Miss USA Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe

If you missed the Miss Universe pageant, Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, was just crowned the champion.

Normally, I would make up some funny Navy joke and insert it here, but Miss Culpo’s talent is playing the cello. And the US Navy stopped accepting cellists into our ranks back when we had our last wood shortage in March of 1794. Is it a coincidence that this ship, still in service today, was commissioned that very month? Old Ironsides must of taken a lot of wind instruments to build. On a breezy day, you can still hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons blowin’ through her sails.

Ms. Olivia Culpo, a Boston University sophomore (home to the USS Constitution), probably knows this better than us.