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Muhammad Ali’s “Black Superman” Song

Ali and The Beatles in 1964 (from WikiCommons) This song just pops in my head from time to time. It was released in 1975 and it never left my brain. Its catchy in some way. He was a magnetic personality and probably the greatest sports figure of all time. RIP champ! Here's a famous Ali […]

Natalie Portman’s Infamous SNL Rap Is Still Awesome

This originally aired in 2006 and I hadn't seen it in a long time. But after watching "Thor" again I decided to revisit it. This is the uncut version. OH MY! She's the best. Here's a link to the censored version on the NBC site. 

Prepare for Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones: Season 5’s Top 10 Scenes and Character Updates

When watching season 5 through again I was surprised to see just how strong it was. The first 4 scenes in the top 10 list below are amongst the best of the whole series, and are unforgettable for reasons different from the usual (a surprise death).   Overall, as we head into season 6 the show has […]

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                                  Classic 1980’s Music Videos, Part 1: So Much Fun

                                  David Bowie and Mick Jagger in "Dancing in the Streets" I came across a couple of 1980's music videos on YouTube and realized there's a gold mine out there of stuff that is great to see again. And much of it is a ton of fun!  So… I've started collecting them and will do a few […]

                                  The Top 40 Disaster Movies of All Time With Grades and Rank

                                  Mt. Vesuvius erupting in "Pompeii" 2015 was a good year for disaster movies and after seeing a bunch of "Best Disaster" movie lists I decided to create my own. Shortly after starting the list I realized I needed to make some rules to clarify which movies qualified as disaster movies and come up with a grading system to sort […]

                                  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 […]

                                  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 […]

                                  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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