A highly satisfying challenge for the artist’s skills are the gleeming highlights on the resplendent contours of tennis champion Serena Williams as she appeared on the first night of the U.S. Open, and where, needless to say, she defeated her opponent. “This is my new design, it’s my little catsuit,” Serena said of the shimmering, body-clinging black Lycra unitard she courageously clad herself in for the match. “It makes me run faster and jump higher,” she said, “and it’s really sexy. I love it.” Serena and her sister Venus are not only setting the pace on the court these days, but are also driving on-court fashion in the ever more stylish world of women’s championship tennis.
Robert Crumb, Serena Williams (2002), da Art & Beauty Magazine #2 (2003 Fantagraphics Publication)
da una foto di Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
The West are idiots and fools. They think we are waiting for them to give us visas to go and attack them or that we will attack with our beards or even Islamic outfits.
They think they can distinguish us these days – they are fools and more than that they don’t know we can play their game in intelligence. They infiltrated us with those who pretend to be Muslims and we have also penetrated them with those who look like them.
[S]he said that she mistakenly hit the button next to it, the record button. For the duration of the phone call, about 5 minutes, she kept her foot on the device’s pedal, causing a five-minute portion of the tape to be re-recorded. […]
Woods was asked to replicate the position she took to cause that accident. Seated at a desk, she reached far back over her left shoulder for a telephone as her foot applied pressure to the pedal controlling the transcription machine. Her posture during the demonstration, dubbed the “Rose Mary Stretch”, resulted in many political commentators questioning the validity of the explanation.
Years later, former White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig speculated that the erasures may conceivably have been caused by Nixon himself. According to Haig, the President was spectacularly inept at understanding and operating mechanical devices, and in the course of reviewing the tape in question, he may have caused the erasures by fumbling with the recorder’s controls; whether inadvertently or intentionally, Haig could not say. In 1973, Haig had speculated aloud that the erasure was caused by an unidentified “sinister force”.
— Wikipedia, Nixon White House tapes — The 18½ minute gap
Ben Newman, Grey apple (20??)
President Nixon initially refused to release the tapes […] On October 19, 1973, he offered a compromise; Nixon proposed that U.S. Senator John C. Stennis, a Democrat who was hard of hearing, to review and summarize the tapes for accuracy and report his findings to the special prosecutor’s office
la Stroppe Edsel dello Swift Racing Team alla NORRA Mexican 1000 del 2010
basata sul modello del 1958, commissionata nel 1972 da Karl Weber della Weber Showcase & Fixtures Co. e costruita da Bill Stroppe, l’improbabile berlina da rally è l’unica versione off-road della Ford Edsel mai esistita. guidata da Phil Torres e Pat Pattinson, la Stroppe Edsel partecipò alla NORRA Baja 1000 nel 1972 e nel 1973, ma, troppo pesante per il durissimo terreno di Baja, dovette ritirarsi entrambe le volte con le sospensioni anteriori distrutte. unico successo nella sua prima carriera, un secondo posto alla SCORE Riverside del 1974; il suo «nonno» Karl Weber, già più che soddisfatto nel vedere l’auto di famiglia della sua infanzia sfrecciare ai 200 all’ora, visse appena abbastanza a lungo da celebrare la piccola vittoria, morendo proprio il giorno dopo
pesantemente danneggiata dall’impatto di un treno merci, la Stroppe Edsel rimase abbandonata presso gli stabilimenti della Weber fino al 1989, quando Roy Swift decise di comprarla e ricostruirla. nel 2010 la iscrisse alla NORRA Mexican 1000, ottenendo il primo posto nella Categoria 1 (“Production two-wheel drive passenger vehicles pre-1991”) con un tempo totale di 1115.53 minuti
Kumi Terayama in Tied girl pictorial (©1980 Green Kikaku)