Sunday, July 23, 2006
Hayden Christensen was born in Vancouver, but his family later moved to the Toronto area, where he went to school. He has a brother, 27, and two sisters, 25 and 15 years old. His parents are in the communications business.
Hayden broke into acting in an unusual way. His older sister did a commercial for Pringles (she was Junior World Trampoline Champion). When she went to get a talent agent, "there was no one to baby-sit me and I went along for the ride and they asked me if I wanted to do some commercials and I said sure," Hayden added. When he was 12 years old, Christensen had a continuing role in the first Canadian television soap opera, the daily hour-long Family Passions.
Hayden was recently seen on the Fox Family Channel series Higher Ground, and is currently in the Sofia Coppola film The Virgin Suicides. But he has been acting since he was seven years old in commercials, theater and television, and has done two other films: Strike and In the Mouth of Madness. Other recent television credits include Purple Haze and Free Fall.
Carl Lewis is one of only four Olympic athletes to win nine gold medals and one of only three to win the same individual event four times. In 1984, Lewis matched Jesse Owens' feat of winning four gold medals with victories in the 100m, the 200m, the long jump and the 4x100m relay. At the 1988 Seoul Games, Lewis gained a second gold medal in the 100m after Ben Johnson was disqualified. He also defended his long jump title and finished second in the 200m. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Lewis won a third gold medal in the long jump, defeating world record holder Mike Powell by three centimetres. He also anchored the world record-setting U.S. relay team. In 1996, Lewis barely qualified for the U.S. Olympic squad, placing third in the long jump trials by only three centimetres. At the Atlanta Games, he needed all three jumps to qualify for the final. In the final, he moved into first place with his third jump and no one was able to catch him. Twelve years after his triumphs in Los Angeles (or, as Lewis put it, "fourteen hairstyles" later), Carl Lewis was still the Olympic long jump champion.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Mario Andretti is greatest racing car driver of all time!
Mario Andretti has virtually won it all, the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the International Race of Champion series (IROC), the CART and Formula 1 World titles.
Andretti was born February 28, 1940 in Montana, Italy with his has a twin brother, Aldo andretti
The Andretti family moved to the United States in 1955. Ever since he was a little boy, his goal was to win the world championship and he accomplished this in 1978 as America's second and last world champion (he was naturalized when he was in his teens). He later won the CART title (America's top open-wheel series) and retired from racing in 1995. His son Michael is also a CART champion and still races (as of 10-99). Andretti is still enormously popular with race fans and is one of the most recognized personalities in the sport.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Mike Colameco, Namm Pruitt, and Ina Garten the Bare Foot Contessa.
Mike Colameco, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America just dosn't prepare food he expolers food with a passion. He has a special down to earth way of making food inviting while demonstrating his art in a way thats easy to understand. This is a man that truely lives and enjoys the gifts of life.
I like when he goes behind the scenes and visits neighborhoods and informaly interviews restaurnt owners then duplictates the dish in his kitchen.
Mike knows the best eating diggs around town. From the Coney Island Hot dog to Copelands in Harlem, Mike Colameco knows about it.
You feel like your in his kitchen and no one goes home hungry!
For more informatin about Mike Colameco Program visit
Namm Pruitt one of the nicest people you want to meet.
Lemon Grass & Limes thai flavors with Naam Pruitt
is her new book and it delightful.
Thai food is very refreshing and offers a unique combination of flavors. It has a good balance and unique blend of exotic and delicious flavors. Naam understands this and makes thai cooking easy. Her new book is an easy to follow guide of spices, herbs and flavors.
For more information please visit
Ina Garten, "The Bare Foot Contessa"
Monday, July 10, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Sheepshead Bay boating
Sea Wolf fishing boat Black fish and Sea Bass
Ocean Eagle V Fishing Porgies, Sea Bass, And Blackfish
Navigator fishing boat "Progie and Seabass" Leaves Sheepshead bay 7am daily
Dorothy B VIII
Bullet II fishing boat
Blue Sea V Fishing boat Sheepshead Bay
AmberJack V Party Boat
Riegelmann Boardwalk; Brighton Beach New York
Sheepshead Bay, New York
Thursday, July 06, 2006
On the Top of the Cyclone ride 75 feet High
On the Top of the Cyclone ride 75 feet High
FIRST DROP: 85 feet at a 60 degree angle
This is a closer view of the first big drop
While I was never actually on this wooden track twister out of fear of having too much excitement in too short a time, I still proclaim it to be the worlds fastest ride you will never forget.
The Cyclone first opened on June 26 , 1927 and to date is ranked as the best roller coaster ride. My Photographs will demonstrate why.
Now I can think of a million or so captions for this picture like
why didn't we go to chuckie cheese or dad hold on tight it almost over!Ahh the things parents do for thier kids.
Here are some facts about this Coney Island landmark better know as the compact wood twister.
GROUND DIMENSIONS: 75 feet by 500 feet
HEIGHT: 85 feet
LENGTH OF FIRST DROP: 85 feet at a 60 degree angle
TRACK LENGTH: 2,640 feet
NUMBER OF 180 DEGREE TURNS: 6
NUMBER OF DROPS: 12
CHANGES OF DIRECTION: 16
NUMBER OF TRACK CROSSOVERS: 18
NUMBER OF ELEVATION CHANGES: 27
SPEED: 60 Miles Per Hour
RIDE TIME: One Minute, Fifty Seconds
TRAINS: 3 Trains, 3 Cars per train
CAPACITY: 24 Passengers per Cycle
Deno's Coney Island Wonder Wheel
Denos D. Vourderis Wonder Where is the crown jewel Centerpiece Landmark of Coney Island
Built in the 1920's and made of 100% Bethlehem forged steel this 400,000 pound jewel of a landmark stands over 150 feet high.
The ride consists of 16 swinging cars and 8 stationary cars giving riders the most amazing panaramic views.
In addition each and every year the ride is painted and maintained which is why it always sparkles.
For more great Pictures of Deno's Wonder Wheel, Coney Island and George Pataki Please visit my Website