American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Competitive Eating Scandal

It’s that time of year again, tomorrow is the Fourth of July, meaning it is also time for Nathan’s Famous 4th of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. As per usual it will be at Coney Island and airing on ESPN, both at Noon.
The contestants for this year are a line up of [...]

Harold Hunter Day

Some of you may be asking who is Harold Hunter, others may already know. In 1995 Harold Hunter became one of the faces representing youth in New York City in the movie Kids, a few years later he ended up in the Joan Osborne video “One of Us.”
Harold was a member of the early [...]

Sanyo-Bussan International Lifesaving Cup Results

As you may have read here before (since this is my third time mentioning it here in 3 weeks), this past weekend was the Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup held on the beach in Kanagawa, Japan.
You might be familiar with this beach from the iconic picture “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai. Okay, [...]

What a Nice Walk

So, like many other sites, I learned today about Walk Score.
Walk Score is a sight that allows you to plug in your address (or any address for that matter) and figure out how walkable and interesting the area is. The idea behind Walk Score is to encourage folks to go walking, especially when there are [...]

Those Crazy Finns

Have you ever been pissed at your mobile phone?
I mean really pissed, to the point where you just want to take it throw it across a room.
Apparently the Finnish get that way some times, in fact it occurs so much that they started the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship. The competition has been going on [...]

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