We don't go to Yankee Stadium very often, but when we do, we happen to take in really amazing games completely by accident. (Case in point: the first of the four Yankee games we've seen in person in the past decade was Game Four of the 2001 World Series. Due to 9/11, it was the first Major League Baseball game ever played in November, and ended with Derek Jeter hitting a home run that won the game in the bottom of the tenth inning.)
Steven Thrasher Derek Jeter just before hitting his 3,000th career hit
So it was pretty amazing to get to witness Jeter today go five for five at bat -- a pretty remarkable feat for any player in any game -- and oh, at the same time, pull off career hits 2,999; 3,000(!); 3,001; 3,002; and 3,003.More »
A Stamford, Connecticut woman fought off a would-be sexual assailant Thursday night by biting his fucking tongue off. No pepper spray, no Mace, no stabbing with car keys: just nerves of steel and the ability to bite clean through someone's tongue. The woman was attacked around 10 p.m. in an alley near a Catholic church in town, and bit off "a substantial piece" of the man's tongue (about one inch). The perp, 46-year-old Gerard Michael Landon, sought treatment at a clinic and was apprehended by police. He was treated at Stamford Hospital and is being held on a $500,000 bond. Perhaps, though, the worst punishment is losing half of your tongue.
Yesterday, their lawyer and a couple cops went into the local BofA branch and threatened to start taking furniture unless the manager cut a check for the $2,534 in lawyer's fees right then and there. It worked!More »
Today in masochism: there is a comedian named Gil Ozeri who is currently watching every single episode of Two and a Half Men in a row, sans interruptions. The whole thing is streaming online here. Fittingly enough, all of the episodes of Charlie Sheen's famously mediocre sitcom (there are 177 of them) add up to 62 hours -- almost exactly two and a half days. He just finished episode 60-something.
Things are getting pretty grim.More »
Cops have released a sketch of a crazy mugger who attacked a woman Friday night in the East Broadway subway station and pushed her on the tracks.
Sketch of subway psycho
Now he'd better watch his back. Sabrina Scott, 39, is recovering from her wounds, and her boyfriend, Terry Lawrence, hasn't, telling the Daily News, "If I saw the attacker--there would be no words. There would be nothing to say. I would beat his brains in."
A good Samaritan, identity also unknown but described as a tall black man, wearing headphones and a baseball cap, fought off the attacker and plucked Scott off the tracks before an F train rumbled into the station.More »
|Vincent "No Good" Young|
But they're also pretty potent pop-culture pricks. Gangs of other colors and races are also dangerous, but Joe Coscarelli's list of Mafia nicknames from the recent big bust shows that when it comes to nicknames, Italian gangsters still have an edge over black gangsters.
There are exceptions. Just yesterday, feds in New Jersey indicted a bunch of Bloods for racketeering and other felonies. Topping the list is Vincent "No Good" Young. He's so bad that even one of his other nicknames, "Good," is simply a shortened version of "No Good." More »
Last night's Golden Globes were...weird. They were sad, they were awkward, they were kind of bleak and sinister, like a cocktail party gone on way too long, till everyone's smiles are forced and dresses rumpled. The Social Network did well, winning four awards, as did Glee, which took home three. What really mattered, though, was not the awards themselves, but Ricky Gervais' heroically churlish showing as host. Some high- and lowlights after the jump.