ANOTHER week another slew of Spice Girls’ revelations. Anyone would think they were heading out on a reunion tour next month. All five Spicers must have felt their ears burning at various times in recent days, starting with Posh Spice, real name Victoria Beckham nee Adams. Kerry Katona shared a story about the time Victoria set aside her own (alleged) marital turmoil to reach out to Kerry in her hour of need. "When Brian and I split, [Victoria] called to wish me luck. The Rebecca Loos scandal had just happened yet she got my number and made that gesture. It was a sweet thing to do. I'm not sure she'd remember it now, but I still have a lot of respect for her." When you add the words "I’m not sure she’d remember it now" to your story it dilutes it somewhat, wouldn’t you say. Kerry had further thoughts on Victoria’s all-round loveliness. "My girls are 16 and 17 and they haven't had a boyfriend yet. That said, if one of the Beckham boys asked them out, I'd be … [Read more...] about Sleb Safari: The Spice Girls’ ears are burning
Ears ringing at night time
Fiona Kelliher Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 30, 2018 At the corner of Michigan Avenue and Casper Street on Detroit's west side, Cas Bar has been known for decades as a total dive — if you knew it at all. A tattered blue sign was the only real clue to its existence, alongside the beer ads wrapped around the brick storefront. Inside, bikers, working girls, old-timers with no other social life, hipsters and the three-toothed man who had lived down the street for 30 years lined the counter for Corona or Bud Light. Bartender Beverly Jo "Mama Jo" Sassin, 70, served in style: a “Golden Girls” pixie haircut, rotating floral tops and gold hoop earrings. You accepted her homemade cookies and advice, but if she told you to get out, you got out. "Drug dealers were scared of her," said one former patron. Her daughter, Amanda Mosed, stood by as a treasured deputy. Former wild-teen-turned mom, she was now 38 and a registered nurse … [Read more...] about How Detroit’s Cas Bar became center of retail fraud ring
ACTION on Hearing Loss Northern Ireland are urging young people attending upcoming music events at Custom House Square and Belfast Vital to protect their hearing – or risk damaging it permanently. The charity will be at the concerts in August giving away free earplugs to music fans and raising awareness of the fact that over-exposure to loud music can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Wearing earplugs reduces music volume by 15-20 decibels which makes for safer listening. To illustrate this, they are highlighting the case study of Jacob (23), who now is now suffering with tinnitus following a clubbing holiday in Ibiza last year. As he explains, the music in one club proved to be so loud that it was "physically painful". "One night we went to a large nightclub where I was dancing for several hours and enjoying the music," recalls Jacob. "There was a point during the set of one of my favourite DJs where the music was so loud it was physically painful for me to be in the … [Read more...] about Action on Hearing Loss tackling tinnitus at Belfast gigs
It was the kind of photograph that commands immediate attention, even when you’re just scrolling through Instagram at lunch: a nearly new entry-luxury sedan, parked in what was obviously the paddock of a NASCAR roval, with its front end more or less disintegrated from a serious impact to the wall. “I hope that isn’t who I think it is,” was my first thought, but a check of the name above the photo confirmed my fears. A young man, with a lovely wife and a brand-new baby, who had just bought the car and who had decided to celebrate by taking it out for his very first trackday. I didn’t know him personally but we’ve followed each other on Instagram for a while and it’s been nice to see him making a home and a life for himself and his family. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below My second thought was: I wish I’d been there. After a decade and a half of coaching and several hundred students, I’ve had just a single damage incident, and … [Read more...] about So You’ve Just Crashed Your Daily Driver at a Trackday. Now What?
Without anyone noticing, Formula Drift cars became quite possibly the most powerful racers of their kind in any competition anywhere in the world. How do I know this? Because I drove Tony Angelo's 705 wheel horsepower Scion FR-S… and crashed it. I crashed an FD car. Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove Well, that's not what's surprising. I had never driven any drift car of any kind before Tony Angelo put me in the seat of his competition car, a 705-horsepower, nitrous-shot Scion FR-S. It was a wet December afternoon at New Jersey's Englishtown Raceway Park. Everyone who knew anything about drifting (Tony included, as he later told me) took one look at me, the car, and the conditions and knew that I was going to go off track. That I went off wasn't a shock to anyone. What was a shock was that I drove the car at all. Nobody drives Formula Drift cars outside of the handful of guys who compete in the series. Until Saturday afternoon, the only person to put their foot down in Tony Angelo's … [Read more...] about How Formula Drift Secretly Built The World’s Most Powerful Road Racecars