Monthly Archives: January 2009

Gentlemen, Destroy Your Engines! [Hall of Infamy]

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Thought your last drive to Long Island and back was tough? In his April 2006 feature story ‘Gentlemen, Destroy Your Engines!‘ writer Jason Daley braves something, well, meatier: ’The Banger Rally, a 4,500-mile blitz from England to the Sahara in which globe-trotting … Continue reading

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Sliding to Oblivion [Look Before You Leap. Or not.]

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As a recent New York Times story by Christina Erb pointed out, avalanches continue to wreak havoc across the West. According to the American Alpine Institute, there have been 31 deaths this year alone, and we’re not even deep into … Continue reading

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High In Hell [Narcotourism]

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In 2007 the writer Kevin Fedarko got himself all the way to Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, to take khat, a chewable, psychoactive diversion shared by 99.9% of the male population. Here’s his amazing, hilarious account, from Esquire, November, … Continue reading

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Where’s Sully When You Need Him? [Close Calls]

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Now that Captain Sully has raised the bar for emergency landings, no air emergency will ever feel the same. Here’s Outside Magazine’s Grayson Schaffer on his own very near miss. PLUS: Schaffer’s photogallery.

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Signs O’ The Times

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Hanging on at #3 in this week’s Most-Emailed List is The Gray Lady‘s recent foray into gradeschool off-kilter humor, an in-depth analysis of Britain’s cheeky place names like Butt Hole Road, Crapstone, and Wetwang. It’s a reminder that in grim economic … Continue reading

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