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The Missing Links: Soda Packs a Punch

Whatever Happened to Predictability? Allow two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks to fill you in. And, after you’ve seen the video, ponder what exactly this means. * Soda Pop You Right In the Mouth A new study has linked soda to “aggressive or violent behavior” in young consumers. * Speaking of Soda That Hits You In the Face… There [...]

Music History #1: “One Night in Bangkok”

Editor’s Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain’s new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs. “Music History” will appear twice a month. Try it. You’ll like it! “One Night In Bangkok” Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice (1984) Originally sung by Murray Head The Music With its perky chorus [...]

Keep on Truckin’: 15 Stories of Life After Sports

Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard retired in 1982. Then again in 1984. Enough, he said once more in 1987. And 1991. And finally in 1997. Long before quarterback Brett Favre made retirement an annual and reversible rite, Leonard demonstrated that on the subject of possibly hanging it up for good and starting a new career he [...]

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! Where Are They Now?

I love NES “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!” so I was tickled to find out what happened to all the boxers after all these years. I should’ve known about Von Kaiser! Check out this video clip from PMSports: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Have You Seen This ?!

How the Big Ten Schools Got Their Nicknames

From Badgers and Boilermakers to Hoosiers and Hawkeyes, the Big Ten Conference boasts an interesting set of school nicknames. Here are the stories behind the monikers of the conference’s 11 teams, as well as future Big Ten member Nebraska. Illinois Fighting Illini According to the University of Illinois archives, the first documented use of the term [...]

10 Awkward Speeches, Interviews and Rants

Pass the mic and prepare for the worst. Here we have 10 awkward speeches, broken interviews, and impromptu rants by celebrities and public officials. 1. In this 1992 Hangin’ With MTV interview with Faith No More, vocalist Mike Patton is too busy picking his nose to even listen to the questions. 2. A young Henry [...]

Nintendo Jazz Odyssey

[YouTube - Link] Love video games and jazz? Well, Scott Bradlee and Ben Golder-Novick teamed up to bring you this: classic video game music in piano and saxophone! Love 8-bit Nintendo games but not necessarily 8-bit musical instruments? Wish you could hear the soundtracks of those games rendered by live musicians as you play? Eight Bits of [...]