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Saturday, June 30, 2012


Blanchard, Michael "Flathead"
1944 ~ 2012

A Celebration of the life of Michael "Flathead" Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died.
Mike was born July 1944 in Colorado to Clyde and Ethel Blanchard. A community activist, he is noted for saving the Dr. Justina Ford house from demolition and defending those who could not defend themselves. He was a Republican delegate, life member of the NRA, founder and President of the Dead Cats MC. He loved music.
Mike was preceded in death by Clyde and Ethel Blanchard, survived by his beloved sons Mike and Chopper, former wife Jane Transue, brother Stephen Blanchard (Susan), Uncle Don and Aunt Cynthia Blanchard(his favorite); Uncle Dill and Aunt Dot, cousins and nephews, Baba Yaga can kiss his butt. So many of his childhood friends that weren't killed in Vietnam went on to become criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats. He asks that you stop by and re-tell the stories he can no longer tell. As the Celebration will contain Adult material we respectfully ask that no children under 18 attend.

Published in Denver Post on April 12, 2012

[Though Blanchard died nearly a year ago from colon cancer, his family waited until now to hold a memorial and publish his obit, most of which he wrote himself]

Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao

Journal of Southern Medical University

Here's Richard Williams on a final to go down in history:

This is the tournament that defies you to look away. If 20 million people tuning in to watch the drama of England playing Italy in a quarter-final seems remarkable, the figure of 12m Britons switching on for Italy's semi-final with Germany on Thursday night is astounding, particularly with Rafael Nadal on the other channel.

Finally, read Marcus Christenson on how Antonio Cassano has battled back from fearing death to playing in the Euro 2012 final:

He did not want to listen to the team doctor, who kept urging him to go to hospital. "We argued for half an hour," Cassano recalled later, "before I agreed to visit the hospital. And that is when I started to have trouble speaking and thought about seeing my son again."


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Georgi Kirilov Georgiev

Georgi Kirilov Georgiev suffered an horrific injury in the 100m heats at the European Championships in Helsinki.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A penalty shootout began Spain's era and a penalty shootout kept it going. The dream of a unique treble is still alive. A 0-0 draw and penalties with Italy in the quarter-final of this competition four years ago was the turning point, a game that changed Spain's history and changed their future. The man who scored the decisive penalty that night: Cesc Fabregas. Tonight, he again stood over the spot. Nervously, he talked himself through the moment, convincing himself that he could do it again. And then he ran up and scored, the ball flying into the net off the right hand post to send Spain into a third successive final.

Sid Lowe -- http://www.guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012


La prima annotazione, esclusivamente statistica è che l’Italia fra Euro 2008 e Euro 2012, ha vinto fin qui soltanto una partita, quella con la Francia di Domenech a Zurigo quattro anni fa (2-0), quella che, in aggiunta alla vittoria dell’Olanda sulla Romania (2-0), aveva mandato gli azzurri ai quarti di finale con la Spagna, che aveva vinto ai rigori. In sintesi, il cammino nei tornei ufficiali è stato questo: nel 2008, sconfitta con l’Olanda (0-3), pareggio con la Romania (1-1), vittoria con la Francia (2-0), pareggio con la Spagna (0-0, poi 2-4 ai rigori). Al Mondiale 2010: pareggio con Paraguay e Nuova Zelanda (sempre 1-1), sconfitta con la Slovacchia (2-3). A Euro 2012, pareggio con Spagna e Croazia n(1-1). Recuperare il senso e l’importanza della vittoria (contro l’Irlanda) è il primo obiettivo.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Where's Waldo? Thanks for the figure caption.