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7 Groundbreaking Specialty Acts

Imagine that you had one very specific talent -something unusual, that people would normally never encounter in their everyday lives. Could you make a living doing it? Maybe, if you were willing to put the necessary time, effort, and imagination into your act. After all, if Joseph Pujol could make a living by farting, anything [...]

The Quick 10: Facts About 10 Christmas Hits

I’ve finally decided it’s OK to listen to Christmas songs. Stores have been playing them since Halloween (I so don’t miss that about working retail), but I’ve banned them in my car until recently. I think that goes for Quick 10 posts too – it’s finally late enough in the season that I feel OK [...]

It Was a Graveyard Smash: The Story of The Monster Mash

From “Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer” to Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song,” holiday novelty songs are always a fun way to celebrate, but they are rarely considered good music in their own right. “The Monster Mash” is a rare exception, reaching number one on the Billboard charts and becoming a Halloween classic ever since. [...]

The History of the Chipmunks

In some cases, no one will get behind a wacky idea until there’s nothing left to lose. Such is the case with Ross Bagdasarian Sr. who recorded a novelty song called “The Witch Doctor”. As his record company was close to bankruptcy, three executives went along with recording a chorus of three sped-up voices he [...]

The Late Movies: Jonah Reviews Movies

This is adorable and slightly surreal. In the following videos, this kid Jonah, who looks to be about six years old, reviews movies he has enjoyed. I have presented the reviews in the order that I enjoyed them, not the chronological posting order. The Incredibles The only movie review Jonah has done without using any words, aside [...]