The Pulse: May 2013

By AFM – May 1, 2013
Fit Fashion Fails

1. Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson- Who could forget the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show?
2. Kobe Bryant- Kobe was white hot for a spread and front cover for LA Times Magazine. Celtics fans were enthused.
3. U.S. Women vs. Spain- During the 2012 London Olympic Games, U.S. water polo player Kami Craig grabbed her opponent’s suit, causing CBS officials to rejoice that NBC had its own bare-breasted moment (see #1).
4. Joe Namath- Anybody remember Joe’s pantyhose? Anybody remember pantyhose?
5. Nathan Adrian- Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian suddenly felt a cool breeze when he bent over on the starting block during the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix.
6. 50 Shades of Venus Williams- Flesh-colored underwear caused a stir at the 2010 Australian Open.
7. Lululemon’s Sheer Pants- “Thong Test” brought new converts to yoga throughout 2013.

Book Bit

From Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schaap
img2“It was the Fourth of July and the heat was oppressive, but still 15,000 fans filled into Memorial Stadium to see the great Owens square off against the great Ralph Metcalfe in the 100 meters. Metcalfe was still considered the world’s fastest human, but Owens, of course, based on his recent performances, was considered nearly his equal. In the final, Owens crouched into his set position eleven times, and eleven times someone jumped the gun—including Owens, twice. (Under today’s rules, he would have been disqualified


.) His ability to concentrate had been compromised by his personal issues. The fine rhythm he had displayed in race after race for more than a month was gone. He felt uneasy. Finally, on their twelfth try, the 100-meter finalists were off. To the astonishment of the crowd, Jesse Owens could not keep up. Eulace Peacock ran the distance in 10.2 seconds—a world record if not for the strength of the tailwind—and Ralph Metcalf, who had dreamed the night before that he would finish third, finished second. Distracted and morose, Owens settled for third.”

Q&A: What is YB?

YB is an abbreviation for:

  1. Yearly Best, a runner’s fastest time2. Your Bro, in tween text speak
  2. Yottabyte, the largest measurement of data storage
  3. Yoga Babe, brand of designer exercise wear

Cinco de Drinko: Skinny Margarita

• Kosher salt or coarsely ground sea salt
• 2 ounces (1/4 C) silver tequila
• 1 1/2 ounces (3 tbs) fresh lime juice
• 1 ounce (2 tbs) fresh orange juice
• 1 teaspoon light agave nectar
• 1 lime wedge for garnish

1) Pour a layer of salt onto a small plate. Slice off a piece of lime and run the wet edge of the slice along half of the rim of your glass. Dip the top of the glass in the salt at a 45-degree angle and roll it to catch the salt. Add ice to your glass and set aside.
2) Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice, and agave nectar. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Note – Use 100 percent agave tequila labeled white, silver or blanco. Citrus at room temperature is easier to juice than cold citrus, so take your limes and oranges out of the fridge an hour
in advance.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 184 Carbohydrates: 12 grams Sugar: 9 grams

Playlist for SUMMER

1. Margaritaville — Jimmy Buffett
2. In The Summertime — Mungo Jerry
3. School’s Out — Alice Cooper
4. Barefoot and Crazy — Jack Ingram
5. Cruel Summer — Bananarama
6. I Love It — Icona Pop
7. Hot Summer Night — Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
8. Beat This Summer — Brad Paisley
9. Summer Girls — LFO
10. Summer Skin — Death Cab for Cutie

Listen to the playlist here

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