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Deconstructing Speilberg’s Genius in the “Jaws” Beach Scene

Julian Palmer does a great job of breaking down all the details that make the beach scene in "Jaws" so suspenseful. Palmer shows us how Speilberg was inspired by some of Hitchcock's work in "Vertigo" and "Rear Window". The Discarded Image: Episode 01 – Jaws (Spielberg, 1975) from 1848 Media on Vimeo.


The Greatest RickRoll of All-Time: The 2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

I got RickRoll'd today for the first time in a long time, and it made me think back to the greatest RickRoll ever. I was at my parents house on Thanksgiving and the Macy's Parade was on the TV. I never watch the parades, but as luck would have it, I was watching when I saw […]


Prepare for Season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones: Season 4’s Top 10 Scenes and Character Updates

​Season 4 was filled with lots of great scenes, plot twists, great quotes, and as usual… storylines happening all over the place. The Best Scenes from Season 4 Tryion's epic rant during his trial for murdering King Joffrey: The sneer was fantastic as well as the line, "I'm guilty of being a dwarf!" YouTube The death of King Joffrey: The structure […]

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                                          The 7 Best Ways to Get Free and Cheap Kindle Books

                                          I read quite a bit nowadays and about a year ago I realized it was becoming an expensive habit and  I started looking into the ways I could cut down on the overall cost of acquiring the books I wanted to read. Below are the 7 best ways I've found to find cheap and free books […]

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                                          Why I Ditched My Beloved iPad Mini for the Nexus 7 2

                                          I have written previously on how much I loved the iPad Mini, so it came as a great surprise to me how quickly I ditched the Mini once I got the new Nexus 7 2 as a gift. It wasn't a conscious ditching. I just started using the Nexus and pretty soon I'd go to […]


                                          The 3 Best Gadgets I Use Today: Kindle Paperwhite, iPad Mini, and Slingbox

                                          I use lots of gadgets. Some are specific to a certain use, some are all around great, and some just make me feel good when I use them. Here's the gadgets that I love using today.  Kindle Paperwhite – Light to Hold and Easy to Use Every time I pick up my paperwhite it makes […]

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                                          How Much did Paul Revere Charge for His Infamous Midnight Ride? Here’s The Bill He Submitted

                                          Paul Revere made his historic ride to warn the countryside that the British Regulars were coming on April 18, 1775.  Revere had a big family (8 kids) and was an astute businessman who had an engraving business, was a silversmith, a printer, and had several other enterprises. So when he had to take time off […]

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                                                                            Boston Then and Now: The Boston Public Library

                                                                            This is the first in a series of posts looking at different areas or places in Boston and how they looked in the past to what they look like today. For the past pictures I am using different archives (BPL, Boston City Archive, etc), and for the new versions I am visiting these places and […]

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                                                                            How Boston Neighborhoods Got Their Names: King Charles -> Charles River -> Charlestown

                                                                            Boston as seen from Malone Park in Chelsea (aka Winnisimmeti) in November 2013 The folks over at Mental Floss have a great post on how the neighborhoods and towns around Boston got their names. Here's a couple of examples: Charlestown The area that now houses Charlestown was one of the first established European communities in […]

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