I actually scored one of these a few years ago. It was my favorite toy as a kid and it's still truly amazing given it came out 30+ years ago.
Mighty Max: The Maximum Man | CollectionDX: "Mighty Max is firmly in the mid-seventies Evel Knievel mode: a red, white, and blue action hero. It’s all very American, except for that head. Max’s chrome lid is obviously copied from the venerable Henshin Cyborg. Tomy’s nemesis Takara had experienced some success with its re-tooled 12” GI Joe figures, and I imagine that Max was Tomy’s attempt to replicate Takara’s success, but in the American market. The slavish replication of the chrome head is lame, but damn that head looks good. It’s like something out of a Russian Constructivist painting, angular and severe. And just look at this poor bastard. He may have a sweet motorized skateboard, but this man has known sorrow."
According to police in Lower Paxton Township, PA., a verbal argument at the local Burger King escalated from words to violence yesterday, when an employee at the BK actually stepped out of the eatery to throw a punch -- and a beverage -- at a customer in the parking lot; but not until after he'd told his manager to clock him out."
How Real Is That Olive Garden Cooking School? - The Consumerist: "It is indeed a group of beautiful rustic buildings (even a pool!) in the region of Tuscany, close to Siena, and it does indeed host Olive Garden cooks, managers, and waiters from their chain restaurants every so often, but it's not a full-time Olive Garden cooking school. ”"
Obama Sees Manned Missions to Mars - NYTimes.com: "''I expect to be around to see it,'' he said of pioneering U.S. trips, first to an asteroid and then on to Mars. He spoke near the historic Kennedy Space Center launch pads that sent the first men to the moon, a blunt rejoinder to critics, including several former astronauts, who contend his planned changes will instead deal a staggering blow to the nation's manned space program."