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  • Keanu Reeves
    My beautiful career: Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves has had two recorded turning points during his successful acting career in Hollywood. One pretty early, with a small comedy that exploded at the box office and spanned a sequel, and then a science fiction action film that turned him...
  • John Wick
    John Wick: Keanu Reeves Is Back With A Vengeance... And It's Bloody Fun !
    It's been years since I thought seriously about Keanu Reeves.Beyond occasional wistful thoughts of the guy who made me feel giddy at the chemistry he had with Sandra Bullock in the wonderful 1994 action film "Speed" or enjoying the...
  • Action Alphabet: 'Speed'
    Action Alphabet: 'Speed'
    Pop quiz, hotshot: How do you make a movie about a bunch of hostages and a ballsy LAPD cop trapped on a bus with a bomb interesting? I admit that if I had no knowledge of the 1994 film Speed or rather if it had never existed, I would say that it...
  • Paratarsotomus macropalpis: Fastest land animal in the world is a mite.
    Paratarsotomus macropalpis: Study pegs mite as fastest land animal on Earth
    Paratarsotomus macropalpis is the scientific name for a California mite that is smaller than a sesame seed, but has newly acquired the title of the fastest land animal on Earth. A cheetah tops out at speeds around 60 mph, which equals running 16...
  • Speedy cheetah
    Top 7 ways to make fast food even faster
    1.Know what you want – This might seem obvious, but it's easily the most important one. I remember being in line behind someone for easily ten minutes, only for them to arrive at the counter, seemingly bewildered by the fact that they...
  • 'Speed' is very exciting
    'Speed' is very exciting
    Yesterday, this column reviewed "Point Break," an action film released in the early 1990s. At first glance, it has much in common with "Speed," which came out in 1994. In both films, Southern California landscapes are...
  • An Abraham Lincoln re-enactor
    Commemorate Lincoln's birth with a visit to The Farmington Historic Plantation
    This past Wednesday –February 12th, 2014– marked the 205th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. To commemorate the birth of the sixteenth President, who was born here in The Bluegrass State, one could travel to Hodgenville, Kentucky. There,...
  • Sandra Bullock, best actress nominee for 'Gravity'
    Sandra Bullock's 10 best performances
    It is true, financial success in showbiz does not irrevocably translate into great acting, but an actor's empathy with his/her audience proves there's a special connection. It means they are talking the same language, or maybe the public...
  • Gordon is ready for Dakar
    Robby Gordon is prepped and ready for the 2014 Dakar Rally
    On Sunday, Jan. 5, the most extreme and demanding motorsports events in the world gets underway at the Dakar Rally in Rosario, Argentina. American Robby Gordon will be competing in his tenth Dakar Rally, along with 149 international competitors,...
  • The greatest American muscle cars
    The greatest American muscle cars
    It's that time of year when we make a list of things we want and what better than a list of the Greatest Muscle Cars of all time. Making that list is a daunting task, there were (and are) plenty of different cars that qualify and the list...
  • Aluminum - the other heavy metal
    Aluminum - the other heavy metal
    Power and weight, weight and power; never have two forces been so tied together for automotive performance. Since the first automobile, car manufacturers and racers alike have been looking to get the most out of their vehicles. For the early years...
  • Oops sign
    Slowing down in business can help us avoid mistakes: Part 2
    Companies may be resistant to change the way they do things, oftentimes repeating the same mistakes over and over. Sometimes it can take a while to slow down and move to a more quality-driven mindset versus a speed and quantity-driven method....
  • Rush envelope
    Slowing down in business can help us avoid mistakes: Part 1
    In today's economy, things move very fast. Competing companies race to be the first to market with the latest trend, gadget, or technology. People fight with others to be the first foot in the door in the job market. At our jobs, we work long...
  • 'Speed' Movie Review: Don't go below 50 mph
    'Speed' Movie Review: Don't go below 50 mph
    Harold Payne (Dennis Hopper) has rigged an elevator to blow if he is not given 3 million dollars. He doesn't want to hurt anyone he just figures he's been screwed and wants what he feels is owed him.Officer Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) and...
  • Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"
    Flicks Flashback: A look back at the top movies of ‘The Heat’s’ Sandra Bullock
    "The Heat" star Sandra Bullock has long been one of the country’s most popular actresses but it wasn’t until 2009 that she really made the jump to America’s sweetheart level. It was the combination of “The Blind...