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  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Earl 'Speedo' Carroll, beloved singer of New York-style vocal harmony in the 1950s, dies at 75

    11/26/2012 10:30:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 26, 2012 | David Hinckley
    Carroll, who became a custodian at Public School 87 on the upper West Side in the 1980s, was known in the music world for more than five decades as one of the lead singers of the Cadillacs. Earl "Speedo" Carroll, one of the most colorful and beloved singers of New York-style vocal harmony in the 1950s, died Sunday at a city nursing home. He was 75.
  • Bodies of Easter Island’s famous heads revealed

    05/14/2012 12:31:31 AM PDT · by bkopto · 73 replies
    AllTop ^ | 5/12/2012 | staff
    The head statuary of Easter Island is instantly recognizable to people all over the world, but who would have guessed that, lurking beneath the soil, these famous mugs also had bodies? The Easter Island Statue Project Conservation Initiative, which is funded by the Archaeological Institute of America, has been excavating two of the enormous figures for the last several years, and have found unique petroglyphs carved on their backs that had been conserved in the soil. Their research has also yielded evidence of how the carvers were paid with food such as tuna and lobster, as well as clues to...
  • “Gayness Is Built Into Batman” (DC comics writer interviewed)

    04/26/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | Written on April 26, 2012 | by Rich Johnston
    The new issue [of Playboy] features an interview with [current Batman comics writer] Grant Morrison, talking superheroes. This is the kind of thing he says… "Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that’s why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn’t care—he’s more interested...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 10-14-11

    10/14/2011 3:07:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies ^ | 10-14-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Lifeguard, 61, sues state for firing him after he refused to wear Speedo

    08/18/2011 12:19:52 PM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/18/11 | Thomas Zambito
    Roy Lester is out to prove that no man above the age of 50 has any business wearing a skimpy, form-hugging Speedo. In 2007, Lester was forced out of the Jones Beach lifeguard job he had held for four decades when he was told he had to squeeze into a Speedo for the annual swim test. The 61-year-old Long Island man, who preferred his slightly more modest pair of biking shorts, refused and lost his job.
  • Protestor goes through security in speedo with ’screw big sis’ written on back (Video)

    11/24/2010 6:03:25 PM PST · by FTJM · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/10 | TheJimmyAndEricShow
    Speedo-clad protestor navigates security with ’screw big sis’ on back.
  • TSA Speedo Protester

    11/24/2010 9:28:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | November 24, 2010 | annem040359
    From the Drudgereport website, a young man who decided to stripe down to his Speedo bathing suit. IMHO this young man REALLY GOT CREATIVE when it came to going through the TSA security area. The TSA guy who was involve getting this gentleman through the scanning area must have had dropped his mouth to the floor on seeing this guy stripe down. Frankly, the airport screening protests are going to get very interesting today and Sunday. Also he has written on his back the words, “Screw Big Sis”. Question, why strip down to the Speedo?
  • 'Press Wouldn't Cover Sestak Story If Rahm Announced It On Pennsylvania Ave. In A Speedo'

    05/28/2010 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 738+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 5/28/10 | Mark Finkelstein
    Just how desperately does the MSM want to bury the Sestak job-bribe story? Yesterday we reported Time editor Rick Stengel's risibly feigned ignorance of the matter. On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough broke off a colorful metaphor to describe the liberal media's see-no-evil approach to the subject, saying the MSM wouldn't cover the story "if Rahm Emanuel announced it in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue wearing nothing but a Speedo." Mika Brzezinski broached the subject by mentioning that she had gotten "hammered" by her husband
  • Utah City to Allow Bikinis After Short-Lived Ban

    06/12/2008 10:21:28 PM PDT · by Westlander · 33 replies · 21,602+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 6-12-2008 | FOXNEWS
    A ban on bikinis at the city pool is expected to be revised, ending a short-lived prohibition on the popular two-piece pool attire. The restrictions were not popular, even in the community where the council passed a resolution in 2006 to favor the "natural family" consisting of a working husband, a stay-at-home wife and a "full quiver of children."
  • The Speedos that could be just a bit too speedy (NASA-designed teflon swimsuit for competitors)

    03/29/2008 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Stoat · 51 replies · 5,550+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 29, 2008 | MARK FLEMING
    The Speedos that could be just a bit too speedyBy MARK FLEMING - More by this author » Last updated at 21:42pm on 29th March 2008  A revolutionary bodysuit that British swimmers hope will help them power to medals at the Beijing Olympics could be banned.  The skintight Speedo LZR Racer costume, which was developed with help from Nasa scientists, has been worn in 16 world record-breaking swims in just six weeks since its launch, and now swimmers are clamouring to try it. But the sport's governing body is worried that, because it apparently helps swimmers go faster, wearing...
  • U.S. probes banned briefs found at Gitmo

    09/14/2007 4:45:38 PM PDT · by period end of story · 13 replies · 423+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 14, 2007 | Ben Fox
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp found two prisoners sporting unauthorized underwear, and the U.S. military is investigating to determine how they got the contraband. Both prisoners were caught wearing Under Armour briefs and one also had on a Speedo bathing suit, items the military said were not issued by Guantanamo personnel or sent through the regular mail, according to a Defense Department letter obtained Friday by The Associated Press. Army Lt. Col. Ed Bush, a spokesman at the jail holding some 340 men on suspicion of terrorism or links to al-Qaida and the...
  • Greenspan: I didn't grasp subprime threat (NOW HE TELLS US!)

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledges he failed to see early on that an explosion of mortgages to people with questionable credit histories could pose a danger to the economy. In an upcoming interview, Greenspan said he was aware of "subprime" lending practices where home buyers got very low initial rates only to see them later jacked up, causing severe payment shock. But he said he didn't initially realize the harm they could do. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan Video More video Robert Miller of the Daily Telegraph joins CNN to discuss the Bank of...
  • New Jersey beach town repeals ban on Speedo-style suits

    04/30/2005 9:58:32 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 28 replies · 1,369+ views
    KCBD Channel 11 via AP ^ | 30 April 2005
    CAPE MAY, N.J. Come on in, Speedo wearers, the water's fine. That's the word from Cape May, New Jersey, where the skimpy swimsuits are actually legal now.