It’s always deflating when a massively hyped event fails to live up to expectations. Strangely, however, for true boxing fans, not much was surprising about the Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao fight. Floyd did what Floyd always does – he plays defense, runs away from most confrontations, and uses his jab and counter punches to score. He’s a great boxer, but frankly not much of a fighter, and that leads to boring wins like we saw this weekend.
There was no way for this fight to live up to the hype. Las Vegas was flooded with celebrities for the event, as Vegas is always starving for huge happenings like this one. It’s what the town thrives on, and the rest of the country loves the spectacle as well. You have A-List celebrities like Tom Brady catching the Kentucky Derby during the day and then taking his private jet to Vegas to take in the fight.
Joining a gym can be a scary experience. You never know exactly what you’re getting into until after you join. Unfortunately, many gyms try to obscure broken equipment, shady liability waivers, and other inherently dangerous things about their gym until after you’ve paid your dues. To add insult to injury, it’s often easier to walk on water than to cancel your membership. Here’s how to avoid some of the more obvious perils lurking at your average gym.
Check For Broken Equipment
Broken equipment is very common in many gyms across America. In the 1970s new machines were being invented which were supposed to make it easier for average folks to work out. However, as gyms bought into these machines, they realized there was a lot of money which had to be tied up into maintenance. Some gyms chose to forego the maintenance and instead let gym-goers figure it out on their own.
Cadillac has had a long, turbulent history in the United States. When it was up, it was the go-to luxury car in the U.S.; when it was down, it was little more than an afterthought in the American conscience. Despite its ups and downs, Cadillac is still here and is surging, once again, into the national conscience. Below is a brief history of the rise, fall, and subsequent rise of the Cadillac brand.
The Glory Years
From the 1930s through the early 1970s Cadillac was a symbol of the American dream. During its hey-day, owning a Cadillac meant those three-martini lunches had paid off, and that you were well on your way to having the keys to the executive washroom. It meant that you had game and that you were a force to be reckoned with. You were Frank Sinatra and Super Fly and Don Draper rolled into one.
Elvis Presley was a huge fan of Cadillac, even going so far as to make a special trip to Houston, Texas to buy a 1956 El Dorado.
This is not hyperbole, though it might be forgetfulness: this might be Jack Bauer’s finest hour.
He saved Big Dick Heller by using a trick from the playbook of the 1994 movie “Speed,” which is to hack the camera feed and create a continuous loop that the terrorist won’t notice (until they do). Then he landed a helicopter on Mommie Dearest’s building, because stealth (which is to say, everyone in the building should have heard this coming). Then he rappelled down the building and worked his way into their fortress through the window.
That setup makes me want to write one of those click whore-type tag lines now. You know, the one that doesn’t tell you what happens next, but makes sure you know that you absolutely need to click on this link right now, dude! (You see these on Facebook 100 times a day.) I’m new at this, so here goes:
“This soldier is one step away from death. What happens next is amazing.”
How did I do? Don’t answer that, it’s a trick question: those tag lines all suck.