The Bird Cage Theatre operated continuously 365 days a year and became known as one of the wildest places in the country. The New York Times described it as “the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast.” More than 120 bullet holes throughout the building can attest to that fact. It’s been reported as many as 26 murders were committed on the premises..
But as luck would have it, the Sky Zone warehouse was right next to an indoor skate park, whose patrons needed a safe place to practice their more extreme moves. “They’d knock on our doors all the time, wanting to jump,” says Jeff. So he and his dad bought a cash box and salvaged their enterprise by charging skate rats $10 or so to bounce around for an hour..
The camera cut to his father, Matt, in the crowd, as he fiddled with the top of his royal blue American University pullover, then cut back to Matthew on the track. “Impeccable timing,” Matthew said later, chuckling. It looked to viewers as a dozen incredulous text messages from Matt’s friends would soon confirm as if dad was about to reveal his own, matching ink..
I just got back from vacation. I was in London, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. There first time I went a few years I was not into sneakers so maybe I didn’t notice this, but this time i sure did. Nike is commonly the butt of sweatshop jokes due to its extremely public scandal in the 1990s. In a lecture on May 12th 1998 Phil Knight addressed the sweatshop scandal, “It been said that Nike has single handedly lowered the human rights standards for the sole purpose of maximizing profits. And Nike products have become synonymous with slave wages, forced overtime, and arbitrary abuse.
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As many have likely seen, I entered a guilty plea today to “rude touch”, which is a lesser form of battery and I resigned my council position. I feel this plea, offered by the special prosecutor, is fair and just. My actions, while unintentional, were unwelcomed.
The BBC pundits are chatting about what England need to do next. Predictably it’s all about how clubs in the Premier League need to trust their youngsters and start actually playing them. Jurgen Klinsmann brings up a really good point and says that clubs can’t roll the red carpet out for these young players they have to be nasty, show determination and drive and earn those starting positions.