August 2, 2011

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
July 1 - July 10, 2011

Last Update - August 2, 2011 at 7:30 AM EDT

Junior's July 1 through July 10, 2011 'Reading And Viewing List' has link titles, with bits of published articles, from the beginning of July 2011.

New films, Washington Capitals hockey, music, Formula One racing and WRC rally news show up in this list.

July 10, 2011

Former Motörhead Guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston Dead at 61
Posted at Noise Creep

Sad news for headbangers: Former Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston, who joined the legendary metal band in 1984 and performed with them for 11 years, has passed away at the age of 61. Several sources report that Burston died from ventricular fibrillation, caused by cardiomyopathy...

July 9, 2011

"I think it’s odd how it’s mirrored my life so much" - Eve Myles
By Rachel Mainwaring - Posted by Brian at

Eve Myles is Gwen Cooper. She’s a feisty Welsh policewoman and new mum who is hiding out in rural Wales with her husband Rhys (Kai Owen)...

A Capitol Fourth
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings From The Man Cave

I spent a wonderful three days in Washington D.C. this past week with my son and two of his best friends. I felt like a tour guide, mentor and history teacher as I dragged these kids all over Northern Virginia in search of new and interesting sites to see...

July 8, 2011

Washington Capitals trade Eric Fehr to Winnipeg Jets
By Katie Carrera at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

In an effort to clear space under the salary cap, the Capitals traded right wing Eric Fehr to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2012 and prospect Danick Paquette...

Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes
Posted at

The weather dominated proceedings on the opening day of practice for this weekend's British round. In the morning Red Bull's Mark Webber ended the session in front, whilst Ferrari's Felipe Massa was top dog in the afternoon. The drivers and senior team personnel report on the early running at Silverstone...

The opening of Hell Bent for Leather at Walsall Leather Museum
Posted at Home Of Metal

Image: Katja Ogrin

Last night saw the opening of Home of Metal's 'Hell Bent for Leather' Exhibition a the fantastic Leather Museum in Walsall. The Exhibition celebrates Judas Priest and the Heavy Metal Look, as created for Judas Priest by Ray Brown Fashion...

Tough route for Monte Carlo season-opener
Posted at

Rallye Monte Carlo organisers have revealed preliminary details of the route of next year's World Rally Championship opener - and crews should be braced for an early shock to the system...

July 7, 2011

More Captain America Photos Revealed
Posted at Super Hero Hype

Paramount Pictures has revealed more photos from Marvel Studios' Captain America: The First Avenger and you can check them out below. Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on July 22, the Joe Johnston-directed film stars Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci...

Review: Starz's 'Torchwood: Miracle Day'
By Alan Sepinwall at What's Alan Watching

There are two different shows co-existing under the title "Torchwood: Miracle Day" (Friday at 10 p.m. on Starz). The first is a classic kind of science fiction story, built around a simple what if? question: what would happen if every person in the world suddenly became incapable of dying? The second is a familiar action thriller in which a rogue team of government agents try to find out who made everyone immortal, and why...

New 'Captain America' Featurettes Discuss Character,
Period Setting

By Danica Davidson at MTV's Splash Page

..."We soon found it was essential to the story", he says. "Once you took Cap out of that time period, it was more difficult to understand. We made the decision to tell the story the way it was originally told in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon."...

FIA Thursday press conference - Great Britain
Posted at

Drivers - Rubens Barrichello (Williams), Jenson Button (McLaren), Paul Di Resta (Force India), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Daniel Ricciardo (HRT)...

WRC fans prefer all-black Fiesta...
Posted at

...In an online poll on, users were asked if they preferred the all-black paintjob used for the test to the more traditional blue and white rally version. A staggering 91 per cent said that they did...

Loeb savours motorbike switch
Posted at

World rally champion Sebastien Loeb has made the switch from four wheels to two after sampling a KTM RC8 R in his native France last month...

Great Britain preview - predictions blowing in the wind
Posted at

Red Bull have dominated the last two British Grands Prix, with Sebastian Vettel running away in 2009 and Mark Webber doing likewise last year. Adrian Newey's car seems to have an unbeatable aerodynamic advantage at the Northhamptonshire track. But the highly knowledgeable crowd will be willing on McLaren, as Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton hunt for victory on home soil...

July 6, 2011

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 82: 'Torchwood: Miracle Day',
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' & more

By Alan Sepinwall and Daniel Fienberg via What's Alan Watching

Dan was traveling back from Canada in the early part of the week, so the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast makes a temporary Wednesday return, and a fairly busy one, as we discuss "Torchwood: Miracle Day", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", the "Treme" finale, a new "Twin Peaks" and answer several letters...

...As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog...

Washington Capitals sign Troy Brouwer
By Katie Carrera at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

The Capitals have signed winger Troy Brouwer to a two-year contract worth $2.35 million per season. The details of Brouwer’s salary were first reported by TSN’s Gord Miller...

Hold on to your hats, it's high-speed Silverstone
Posted at

Silverstone's layout has changed many times, but in its 61 years on the calendar, one thing has remained constant: speed. By the mid '80s, it was Formula One's fastest track; indeed, Keke Rosberg's '85 pole lap boasted the highest average lap speed in F1 - 259 km/h - until 2002. And though the old circuit was lengthened for 2010, it retained its essential character, and even gained another flat-out sweeper...

July 5, 2011

Man Of Steel Set Photos
By Silas Lesnick at Super Hero Hype

Set construction is now underway for Zack Snyder's soon-to-shoot Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Today, Superman Homepage offers a first look at what is said to be some of the newly-built sets at the film's Plano, Illinois location...

How Roman Hamrlik Fits in on the Caps Blue Line
Posted by David Getz at Japers' Rink

Of the roster moves the Capitals have made over the last couple of weeks, the signing of veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik may be the least sexy. It didn't involve any off-ice drama, any high draft picks. or the return of a former captain, and it didn't even address the team's most obvious need. Despite that, Hamrlik, who's a versatile player with more than 1,400 combined NHL regular season and playoff games, should have an immediate and significant impact on the Capitals blue line...

Neil Peart, Jason Bonham In Rhythm Magazine
By mdome at Classic Rock

The new issue of Rhythm magazine is on sale now – and it includes a major interview with Rush’s Neil Peart...

Herman Rarebell Writes His Autobiography
By mdome at Classic Rock

Former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell is to publish his autobiography in the autumn...

July 4, 2011

Williams to revive Renault engine partnership
Posted at

Williams are to switch from Cosworth to Renault power for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, it was announced on Monday, reviving one of Formula One's most famous partnerships. Between 1989 and 1997, Williams and Renault won four drivers' and five constructors' titles together...

Mission accomplished for Ford in France
Posted at

...Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala spent two days each testing Ford’s all-black Fiesta RS WRC to prepare for the sealed-surface rounds in Germany, France and Spain later this season...

Alice Cooper Joins Foo Fighters Onstage
By mdome at Classic Rock

He performed School’s Out and I’m 18 with the band. Check out the footage here...

July 2, 2011

I Can Live With This Line-Up For Next Season
How About Youse Guys?

By Usually Frustrated Caps Fan at Mark's Musings

Here's the way I now see the Caps Line-up for the start of the 2011-2012 season and I'm liking it a lot...

Washington Capitals sign goalie Tomas Vokoun
By Lindsay Applebaum at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

The Washington Capitals have signed Tomas Vokoun to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, his agent confirmed to The Post’s Katie Carrera on Saturday. The signing was first reported by TSN...

Former Capital Matt Bradley signs with Florida Panthers
By Katie Carrera at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

Veteran right wing Matt Bradley has become the latest former Capital to join part in the rebuilding of the Florida Panthers...

July 1, 2011

Free Agent Signing Period Day One -- For the Caps,
a Case of "Then and Now"

By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...the Caps closed Day One of the unrestricted free agency signing period with a whirlwind of activity. Level 5 hurricane is more like it. The Caps made four separate deals this afternoon – three free agency signings and an unexpected trade:...

Halpern Comes Home
By Mike Vogel at Dump 'N Chase

On the first day of the NHL’s unrestricted free agency period, the Capitals and Jeff Halpern are out to prove Thomas Wolfe wrong. The Caps and Halpern agreed to terms on a one-year deal for the veteran center – a native of Potomac, MD – to return to Washington and the team that gave him his start in the league in 1999-00...

Solbergs to star in Cars 2 movie
Posted at

World Rally Championship aces Henning and Petter Solberg will lend their voices to the new Cars 2 movie when it's released in their native Norway next month...

FIA Q&A: 2014 engines are a step forward
Posted at

From 2014 new Formula One engine regulations will be introduced, replacing the current 2.4 litre V8s with more efficient 1.6 litre, turbocharged V6s. The FIA discuss the pros and cons of the change and explain why their original plans for four-cylinder engines in 2013 were discarded after consultation with the teams...

2010-2011 By the Tens -- Goaltenders: Michal Neuvirth
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Michal Neuvirth came into the 2010-2011 season in a battle with Semyon Varlamov to see which of the two graduates of the draft class of 2006 would emerge as the Caps’ number one goaltender (that is, when they weren’t wondering if the Caps would get a veteran that would bump one of them off the roster)...

A Marriage Proposal
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings From The Man Cave

I was in Charleston, South Carolina last October and I saw a white girl and a black man holding hands, walking near the waterfront, oblivious to anyone around them. They were smiling, laughing and enjoying a cool Autumn evening...

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