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    • Some Chuck Norris Quotes

      13 years ago


      -Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.

      -Chuck Norris' action figure has slept with more women than most men

      -An Asian baby ate 52 hotdogs in 12 minutes. Chuck Norris ate 12 Asian babies in 52 minutes. Chuck Norris wins.

      -Chuck Norris ate 4 3 pound steaks in an hour, he spent the first 45 minutes having sex

      -Chuck Norris doesn't read books, he stares them down until he gets the information that he wants from them.

      -Chuck Norris’ tears cure cancer. But he is so badass, he has never cried. Ever.

      -Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

      -Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

      -Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

      -Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting infers
      the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.

      -Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.

      -If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.



      13 years ago


      Nothing better than having a HUGE PAPER worth 50% of my final grade:

      Please excuse the crappiness I did it from 9 am till 4 am on the day before it was due, but I still got a 95

      Modern Technique of Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom

      Alpine skiing or Ski Racing can be split into four events, Slalom, Giant Slalom (GS), Super Giant Slalom (Super G), and Downhill . Each has their significant differences but the objective is the same, get down the course the quickest and through every gate. Of the four, Giant Slalom is most well known and raced by many. It can be skied by novices, but also at the professional level it is the most technical type of race . When racing Giant Slalom there are few but crucial areas of technique that must be trained, stance, carving, turning, timing, and rhythm .
      In a professional Giant Slalom event there are two runs on a course that usually consists of fifty-six to seventy gates down a run that drops anywhere from three hundred to four hundred and fifty meters. With gates generally being about six meters apart it forces the racer to be aggressive and maintain discipline quickly turning through the gates . In a course that is relatively short there is very little room for error and even with a minor mistake there is little time to correct and make up lost speed or positioning.
      One of the most important and easily correctable areas of performance is in the racers stance. A wider stance allows for greater balance and weight distribution. The best stance is to start out with legs being roughly shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent and leaning forward . This is called the athletic stance.

      This is an example of a simple athletic stance for skiing.

      Above: a more aggressive athletic stance while racing. The body is lower to the ground creating less air resistance, and the skis are on full edge. The body is under more pressure and it becomes harder to stay in the stance.
      Having a “quiet upper body†is equally important. A quiet upper body means that the only part of the body that is moving are the legs. When the upper body is not moving doesn’t mean that it is stiff, but it is in a sense relaxed and the arms aren’t shifting around . This allows for better control at higher speeds, allowing for the racer to prepare for the next turn.
      In Giant Slalom turning is the broadest area of technique because it holds many sub categories. A turn does not happen all at once as most people think. There are three parts to a turn, preparation/completion, initiation, and turning. The first part of a turn is preparation. This means set up for the turn, start the turn before reaching the gate. This allows for “S†shaped rhythm not a “Z†like rhythm . During the initiation phase of a turn the skier must have their skis on edge and be about perpendicular to the slope of the hill or the fall line .

      This is a picture of professional Alpine Racer Bode Miller having his hips perpendicular to the fall line of the course.
      The final part to a turn is completion by this point the racer’s skis are already pointed to the next turn. During this stage a “cross-over†in the racers body must be made, so the body moves over the skis and start leaning into the next turn.

      In the picture above the circled position is the point at which a crossover happens.
      The process is repeated with each gate, and even the slightest mistake could add on fractions of a second to a time.
      With the advancement of technology in the skiing world shaped skis allow racers to go faster, maintain tight turns and carve with ease. In ski racing carving is essential to having a good run. Without it a racer would simply slide and have no control, and in such a technical event control is vital. To carve on skis, the skier must push on the inside edges of both skis in a turn . In order to have a clean carve the racer must put pressure on both sides simultaneously . In doing this both of the skis will catch the snow and propel the skier in the direction that the skis are facing, the next gate. This allows for the most ski-snow contact during a turn, resulting in the least amount of speed lost .

      This picture shows the correct form for carving, skis are parallel, the body is leaning into the turn and pressure is being applied to the inside edges.

      Alpine racing is a delicate balance between control and speed. Getting down as fast as possible and maintaining a strict position puts a lot of pressure on a racers ability to preserve rhythm and timing for each turn. Timing is all about when to start the turn for an upcoming gate. youcanski.com/video/knauss_gs2.m1v . This video is a common run by an expert racer, notice how he has fluid movements through each turn, this implies that he has great rhythm through the course and is not late at any turn seen. A skiers rhythm is helped by a “crutch†that is on the course. On professional courses the gate setters for the course will normally draw a blue fall line for each turn, that is a rough guideline of when to start a turn. This line indicates to the skier that he or she is on the fastest path down the course .

      In the picture above this is an example of the blue line that would be found in a course.

      In modern day ski racing there is little room for error. The sport has evolved from whoever can get down the course without falling, to who is more aerodynamic and has the best execution of technique. The sport has become so focused on the slightest details of a run because even the smallest fault could cost a racer the chance to win. Every hundredth of a second matters and a racers ability to have technical success means the difference in a run . Of the general category of technique the specific areas that Aretha most focused on are stance, timing and rhythm, carving and turning. If a racer is able to master each of these components and can successfully perform them in a race then they will have a great chance on winning.

    • Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza

      13 years ago


      Yeah I've heard that they call it Christmahanukwanzica

      But better put HAPPY HOLIDAYS

      I know what I'm getting heres the list:

      -Xbox360 Premium(duh)
      -NFSMW XB360
      -Call of Duty 2 Xbox360
      - 3 Wireless controllers
      -Perfect Dark 0
      -iPod Movie
      -Lax equipment

      Thats about it, it is a lot of stuff and my entire family from both sides chipped in for each thing

    • Red Cross Image Pics

      14 years ago


      My Images has been totally devoted to the Red Cross and the Victims of Hurricane Katrina. I hate how people just put the picture in their images just to get a few mods points. -People are a-holes- You people know who you are. You have now probably begun to take the pictures out of your profiles because the profit has gone away. This is meant not only for the victims of Katrina and the ones who are affected, but also for everyone else who have used this horrible disaster as a way to boost their Karma...

      For Shame

    • Katrina and My New Thoguhts

      14 years ago


      I used to think that it was just another hurricane that devastated an area. Ok it happens. Then I saw the destruction on the news... Holy shit I feel like a jackass.

      I thoguht, "how can it affect me? It happened hundreds of miles away". Yeah other than the massive increase in gas prices, but I don't drive a car. Then the destruction hit right next door.

      My neighbors cousins came up from New Orleans today. They are a mess, physically and emotionally. They said that their whole neighborhood is basically nothing now. Just piles of broken stuff everywhere. I heard the mothers story and I cried. It is the two parents and a five and seven year old (Victor, and Nathan). The kids really don't understand why they had to take a trip to Aunt Crissy's house. When they arrived I saw how young they were an I told my mother that I was going to give some of my old toys to them. I just gave them some of the stuff that they were used to, like hockey sticks, waterguns, tennis balls, baseball bats and balls. Just the things that we take for granted and we probably leave around, now that we are older. But to them all of this stuff is great. I even gave them my old Xbox and a few of my controllers, and my copy of Halo. But when I saw their faces light up it was worth it. To them it was Christmas coming early. We played baseball and a few rounds of Halo today and we are probably gonna go somewhere tonight special, I think Boston. They both love the Red Sox so we have been trying to get tickets, but they are sold out all of the time. As I am typing this they are swimming in the pool enjoying themselves. I think I have done what I wanted to do. I have made them forget even if it is just for a little while about their hometown and the destruction that it is in.

      My heart goes out to all of the families that are just like them, and especially the ones who have it worse.

      -Please donate-

    • Sox vs. D Rays/ What does KKK mean?

      14 years ago


      Great Game

      Losing 5-0 in the 2nd but came back to win 7-6 in the ninth thanks to Trot Nixon. I went to the game with 3 of my friends and we had a fucking blast. We started so many chants. I think we must have started 5 Johnny Damon, 10 Red Sox, and a lot of other players. The best part of the night did not happen on the field. Whne Curt Schilling was pitching he had a total of 4 K's, but when he had 3 this little kid sitting behind us( probably around 6 or 7) asked his dad what the KKK meant. We didnt know what he wa talking about first and all smirked and laughed. His dad even seemed a bit confused also and figured out what he meant after a minute of thought. The kid said it like 5 times trying to get his dads attention and a bunch of people around us were just looking at this kid... It was great.

    • Football Camp

      14 years ago


      Left Thursday at 8 am got home now... Holy shit

      In the past 4 days I ate slept and drank football, no fucking joke. Here was how my schedule went....

      5:15 am Wake up

      5:30 am-about 7:00 am Agilities or what I like to call fucking running around for 45 minutes sweating my balls off when it is like fucking 40 degrees out

      7ish am-8:15 am Breakfast!!! But it sucks

      9 am-11:30 am First Practice (Full pads lots of work, Drills,sprints, the whole deal)

      12:30-1:30 pm Lunch!

      1:30-3:00 pm Naptime I love sleep

      3:10-5:00 pm Second Practice (Basically the same shit as the first one, but a lot harder)

      5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

      7:00-8:00 pm Last Practice for the day, normally shells (Just shoulder pads and helmets)

      8:45-9:30 pm Snack

      10:30 pm Lights out

      Thank God those 4 days of just that shit are done with

      Ohh and tomorrow we have a big scrimmage against the best team in Massachuttes, Everett

    • Another Amusing Video

      14 years ago



      I just saw this yesterday and it is great... Much like the Hobbit one

    • Karma 22!

      14 years ago


      Wow it went from 20 to 22 somewhat fast

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