This last Sunday another installment of the Chase for the Championship series for the 2009 Nascar season took place at Kansas Speedway. This event, the "Price Chopper 400," ended with a crucial win by Tony Stewart that keeps him in the thick of the hunt to capture this year's Sprint Cup. But Tony's not the only one who's on-track action at Kansas made the highlight reel from this year's event. Two accidents happened early in the race that affected several of Nascar's most noteworthy stars. This video clip here shows how it all … Read more
There are many fans and journalists who have been more than ready to write off Tony Stewart as a potential Nascar champion, partially due to this year's success of Nascar heavyweights Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin. But this past Sunday, Tony Stewart proved that his love for the Sprint Cup is even bigger than his love for the Whopper by winning the Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway.
This video clip pretty much condenses all the important moves and activity from the Price Chopper 400 in Kansas. One thing I like about this video is that not only do … Read more
An NBC News video with footage of most of the midair collision between a plane and helicopter over the Hudson River last Saturday is available on YouTube.
An Italian tourist was trying to get accustomed to a new video camera during a tour boat cruise and focused his lens on the helicopter. The plane comes into view from behind the helicopter and then appears to clip the helicopter with its right wing.
Before the videographer stops shooting, the plane is recorded flipping over and apparently breaking up in a cloud of debris while both aircraft plunge toward the water. Be … Read more
To say having an extra hand in the kitchen is a benefit would be an understatement. The daily dinner preparation can, at the best of times, turn into a finely orchestrated ballet of twisting and turning (not to mention slicing and dicing) and dancing about the kitchen trying to make it all work just so. And it all starts with the prep work. Having uniformly cut vegetables not only enhances the appearance of dishes, it also helps the cooking process itself as everything cooks evenly. Even in the simple case of French fries, unevenly cut potatoes can lead to disastrous … Read more
I don't mind chopping most vegetables, but chopping onions can be an ordeal. The amount of time it takes to chop or dice an onion is more than enough to get my eyes watering. With the Vidalia Chop Wizard, cutting up any vegetable--onions included--is a much faster process. The Vidalia Chop Wizard pushes your ingredients through a sharp disc, either chopping or dicing your food. The gadget has a container attached below the disc that catches chopped vegetables, fruit, and cheese. The container doubles as a measuring cup and is marked to show measurements from 1/2 cup to … Read more
Chesapeake Energy Corporation partnered with Orange County Choppers in Orange County, New York, to create the compressed-natural-gas-powered chopper.
Remember how Tom Cruise's flyboy character in Top Gun seemed as at home riding the roadways on a motorcycle as he was jockeying an F-14 in the air?
Maverick is probably the kind of guy Northrop Grumman had in mind when it came up with the "visual centerpiece" of its 20th anniversary celebration of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Actually, the more immediate entertainment industry tie-in is with the TLC series American Chopper--Northrop tapped Orange County Choppers, the Newburgh, N.Y., motorcycle shop behind the TV show, to design and build a bike to do homage … Read more
While onions remain a bit of a problem when you're chopping up vegetables, garlic is a close second. It's hard to mince garlic without mincing your fingertips, and if you get it on your hands, everyone will know it. The typical garlic press doesn't improve matters, either: you have to push and scrape to get garlic into your meal and then you have to clean up an awkwardly shaped tool that probably can't go through the dishwasher. But there is a simple tool that can handle the same task with no mess: the Garlic Mincer.
Offering … Read more
I'm a big fan of putting fresh garlic in just about every meal, but that means that I spend a lot of time chopping the stuff. I'm always happy to find tools that can make that repetitive process go a little faster. The Chef'n Garlic Zoom Garlic Chopper can: rather than using a knife, you can toss your garlic into this chopper, roll its wheel against the counter, and get chopped garlic immediately. There are no more worries about the knife slicing your fingers, getting garlic in your eye, smelling like garlic for ages, or any of … Read more
Every time I start thinking about taking apart vegetables--chopping, slicing, coring, or anything else--I have to go looking for a different knife. I would much rather grab just one tool. It just makes sense.
Williams-Sonoma makes that one tool. It's called the Professional Multi-Chopper and it has four interchangeable blades that let it slice, dice, wedge, and core fruits and vegetables. With this chopper, I only need one tool to cut up all the vegetables that I need for a meal. It cuts down on cleaning time--it's dishwasher safe.
The Professional Multi-Chopper doesn't just appeal because of … Read more