November 24 in Pop Culture History

November 24 in Pop Culture History 1639 – First observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree – helped establish the size of our Solar System. 1859 – Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. A first printing sells for around $100,000 today. 1874 – The patent (#157,124) for barbed wire […]

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The Truth About Why Turkey Makes You Tired

(PCM) One of the top complaints from people after a big Thanksgiving celebration is how tired they feel after consuming such a large and hearty meal. Most people blame the sleepiness on everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving food choice… the turkey. People believed that the amino acid tryptophan found in turkey was attributed to a tired or […]

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Thanksgiving Tradition – Presidential Pardoning of the Turkeys

Every year before the Thanksgiving holiday, the President chooses a turkey or two who will be spared from ending up on your dining room table. In a ceremony that takes place at the White House one official turkey is pardoned as well as the occasional alternate gobbler. Some say that this tradition started with Harry […]

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November 23 in Pop Culture History

November 23 1644 – John Milton published Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship. 1874 – A paper by Ferdinand Braun was published in the Annalen der Physik und Chemie describing his discovery of the electrical rectifier effect, the first semi-conductor. 1889 – Debut of the first jukebox, the ‘nickel-in-the-slot phonograph’, at the Palais Royale Saloon, San […]

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Shopping Tips for a Black Friday Success (& the Holiday Season!)

With the combination of stores opening earlier than ever this Friday and the current state of the economy (not to mention the rise of TV shows focused on super-savings like TLC’s Extreme Couponing), there are expected to be tons of deals and Black Friday shoppers out and about this year. So, are you daring enough […]

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David Cassidy April 12, 1950 to November 21, 2017 A Tribute

David Bruce Cassidy was born to Jack and Evelyn Cassidy on April 12 1950.  His parents divorced when he was young but didn’t tell him.  He found out two years later from a neighbor.  His Father would marry actress and musical comedy star Shirley Jones who would become a step mother of sorts to David […]

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‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ Looks Bloody Interesting

Inspired by the the one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight puts Batman against the real world serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Take a look at the trailer below as well as additional information about the upcoming DC and Warner Bros. Animation film. Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the more »

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Take Your Family to the Vibrant Holiday Celebration of Coco

(PCM) Helping to create the vibrant, inspiring and musical world for “Coco” has been a dream come true for Jason Katz, the film’s story supervisor. Throughout the lengthy process of making this beautiful animated holiday movie, there was one vision that went through Katz’s mind: celebrating family. Katz, who has spent the past six years […]

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Dishes, Sides, and Desserts to Avoid this Thanksgiving

The average person eats 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving!  If you’re trying to lose weight, or simply stay on track this holiday season, you’ll want to avoid the dishes with the most calories, fat and sugar. But remember – it’s all about moderation! You can have your favorites – even the offenders […]

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THE LAST WORD on ‘Sing’

singSo, yes, ‘Sing’ is a “put on a show kinda movie”. It’s main character is one of those theater producers who’s down on his luck, a koala named Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), he’s the worst theater producer in town, and he owes everyone in town, so nobody will fund his next project, which, instead of a new play or musical, is a singing contest.

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Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs this Holiday Travel Season

With the country headed towards a peak travel period for the holiday season, bed bug prevention is on everyone’s mind – at least it should be! Just because you’re not staying at some run down motel doesn’t mean you’re safe from the pesky little critters (Even Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’ contestants got bed bugs!! And we […]

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‘My Little Pony: Equestria Girls’ – To Be or Not to Be A Pony?

In 2013 Hasbro Studios did a pretty risky thing with one of their biggest franchises. They decided to take My Little Ponies and humanize them in a movie called My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. In that film one of the characters, Twilight Sparkles, discovers a mirror which allows her to travel into an alternate universe in more »

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8 Tips for Eating Well While Dining Out

Eating out at a restaurant doesn’t have to mean you’re cheating on your diet or forgoing your health. In fact, you can still stay on track when you’re eating out. How would anyone survive otherwise? Eating out – whether it’s on the go or sitting down with friends – is a part of life, and […]

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Finding Neverland Soars into Philadelphia’s Academy of Music

(PCM) Holiday time is always the perfect opportunity to escape to magical places with loved ones, and what better way to spend Thanksgiving then with Peter Pan. This holiday, the story of playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, will soar into the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music in Philadelphia from Tuesday, […]

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November 21 in Pop Culture History

November 21 164 BC – Judas Maccabeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restored the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah. 1783 – Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis Francois Laurant d’Arlandes became the first men to make a free flight. Their hot-air balloon […]

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Watch: Incredibly Adorable ‘Incredibles 2’ Teaser

The teaser trailer for Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is finally here! It’s been 13 years since we’ve seen the Incredible family hit the big screen. The film was such a hit with audiences all over the world grossing $261,441,092. It had the fans asking for more. The sequel has been talked about for a number more »

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Does People Magazine Really Have The Right To Judge ‘The Sexiest Man Alive’?

(PCM) Country music superstar Blake Shelton was named People Magazines’ “Sexiest Man Alive” for the year of 2017 and almost immediately social media exploded with majority of people completely disagreeing with the magazine’s choice. Many were confused and definitely made sure to express their outrage with some rather humorous memes.  We often have to wonder […]

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‘Black Panther’ Character Posters Released

black pantherMarvel Studios‘ ‘Black Panther‘ has released new character posters. The next installment in the Marvel cinematic universe is Ryan Coogler‘s superhero epic, and now it’s only three months away! We’ve already seen the film’s multiple trailers, which have given us a pretty good look at life in Wakanda, as well as the overall story of the more »

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November 20 in Pop Culture History

November 20 1866 – US patent (#59,745) for a yoyo, called a “Whirligig” or “Bandalore” in the paperwork, was issued to James L. Haven and Charles Hittrick of Cincinnati, Ohio. 1866 – The US patent (#59,918) on a rotary crank bicycle was issued to Pierre Lallemont of Paris, France. 1888 – Willard LeGrand Bundy was […]

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November 19, 1863 President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863 President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address The Union had won The Battle of Gettysburg and the town was planning on dedicating a national cemetery to the fallen soldiers. President Lincoln was invited to make an address for the opening ceremonies. It would not be a joyous occasion, but a sad one as […]

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Fronterizo Fest 2017 Thrashes Tijuana

Fronterizo Fest 2017 Images and Words by Johnnie Crow The first annual Fronterizo Fest thrashed the grounds of Estadio Caliente in Tijuana, Mexico on October 26, 2017. The festival organizers knocked this out of the park on their first try, pulling together acts from across North America to the border… Continue reading

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November 19 in Pop Culture History

November 19 in Pop Culture History 1620 – The Mayflower reached Cape Cod & explored the coast. 1805 – Lewis & Clark reached Pacific Ocean, they were the first European Americans to cross the American continent. 1850 – A patent (#7,784) for magic lantern slides made of glass plate was issued to Frederick Langenheim of […]

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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Dies At 64

(TRR) – AC/DC rhythm guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young has died. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, and passed away peacefully on Saturday with his family by his side, according to the band. He retired from AC/DC in September 2014 and was replaced on rhythm guitar… Continue reading

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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 – Day Two

Day two of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 belonged to the “maggots”, the fans of Slipknot who showed up en masse despite Slipknot being absent from the lineup. Corey Taylor’s “other band”, Stone Sour, anchored the main stage, centered between the cholo goth of Prayers and the return of metalcore Eighteen… Continue reading

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A Love Story Too Good To Be True Or Is It?

(PCM) Over the course of history we have heard many tales involving messages being placed inside of a glass bottle and sent out to sea. Surely, many of these messages never even come to close to making it to their intended destinations, let alone someone actually recovering the bottle and responding to the message inside. […]

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‘Mission: Impossible 6’: Henry Cavill Shows Us His “Fashionable Nipple Attachments”

Henry Cavill Mission ImpossibleHenry Cavill has shared his own image from the set that showcases the actor in a precarious position during the middle of a stunt, along with the self-described “fashionable nipple attachments”. 

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Happy National Unfriend Day!

(PCM) What began as a joke started by late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, National Unfriend Day is celebrated on November 17th and is a day to spend a few moments trimming down your Facebook friends list, especially those individuals that bring negativity to your page.  Kimmel jokingly said that a few examples of those who […]

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Homemade Bread Day 11/17

BAKE BREAD / BREAK BREAD: NOVEMBER 17TH IS HOMEMADE BREAD DAY (PCM) According to the interwebs, November 17th is Homemade Bread Day. It’s not clear why this day, in particular, has been set aside to celebrate home bread baking, but it might have something to do with Thanksgiving being just around the corner. All over […]

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November 17 in Pop Culture History

November 17 in Pop Culture History 1558 – Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by her half-sister, The ‘Virgin Queen’ Elizabeth I of England. 1827 – The Delta Phi & Sigma Phi fraternities were founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Along with Kappa Alpha Society and Sigma Phi Society, the […]

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Council of Wells Debut in Episode 6 “When Harry Met Harry” of The Flash

Counsel of Wells made their debut in tonight’s episode “When Harry Met Harry” of The Flash. This team consists of the brightest Harrison Wells from across the multiverse, who had a brainstorming session to decode the identity of Devoe.

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5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

Opening sceneThere can be little doubt that the opening sequence is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course.

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto’

Joe Perry Aerosmith Matt Bishop Photo(TRR) – Legendary Aerosmtith guitarist Joe Perry has announced a brand new solo outing Sweetzerland Manifesto. The album is due out on January 18 via Roman Records. It is Perry’s first solo effort since 2009’s Have Guitar, Will Travel. Actor Johnny Depp, who plays guitar with Perry in Hollywood Vampires, served as executive producer on the project. “Rumble In… Continue reading

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The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is held on the third Thursday of November. Its purpose is to inspire people to stop smoking and educate the public on the dangers of smoking cigarettes. The Great American Smokeout had a small beginning in 1970 and then slowly blossomed out. The day marked its full debut November 16, 1977. […]

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November 16 in Pop Culture History

November 16 in Pop Culture History 1620 – The first corn (maize) was found in North America by British settlers, including Myles Standish and William Bradford, in Provincetown, Massachsettes. 1676 – First colonial prison was organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts. William Bunker was the first warden. 1801 – First edition of New York Evening Post was […]

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’

Crimes and MisdemeanorsIn this week’s edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at one of Woody Allen‘s most popular films, ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (1989) Director/Screenwriter: Woody Allen Part dark tragedy, part dark comedy, or is it all comedy? It’s certainly all more »

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Next Year Confirmed As Final Vans Warped Tour

(TRR) – It has been confirmed that the iconic Vans Warped Tour will set out on it’s final trek in 2018. Founder Kevin Lyman made the announcement on Wednesday via a social media post. “Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, fill… Continue reading

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Watch: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’s Hulk vs Thor Fight

thor: ragnarok‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ has only been in theaters for a little over week, but it is already smashing it’s way through it’s box office competition with a $400+ Million in earnings, as well as currently having a 93% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues the more colorful more »

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America Recycles Day November 15

Recycling has become a major part of American culture as well as our lifestyle.  With the holidays quickly approaching this is a good time to remind people of the importance of recycling as well as the importance of buying recycled products.  Christmas and Thanksgiving both give us ample extra waste that can be recycled.  Soda […]

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November 15 in Pop Culture History

November 15 in Pop Culture History 1492 – Christopher Columbus’ notes included the first recorded reference to tobacco. 1660 – First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) was licensed in New York City (New Amsterdam). 1791 – The first Catholic college in US, Georgetown University, opened 1806 – First US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, published its […]

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November 14 is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation in 1991.  Its development was in response to the high rise of diabetic cases across the globe.  The purpose is to promote advocacy for diabetics as well as information for the general public on how to curb the disease from rising any further.  The United […]

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November 14 in Pop Culture History

November 14 1851 – Moby-Dick by Herman Melville was published. 1889 – New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to duplicate the literary journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days. She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours. […]

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Telltale Games Launches Final Episode of Marvels’ Guardians of The Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, the final episode of the season, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ can now be downloaded for $4.99 USD or equivalent on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, and Windows PC. 

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Traditional and Modern Wedding Gift Suggestion List

Traditional and Modern Wedding Gift Suggestion List 1st Anniversary – Traditional: Paper, Modern: Clocks 2nd Anniversary – Traditional: Cotton, Modern: China 3rd Anniversary – Traditional: Leather, Modern: Crystal, Glass 4th Anniversary – Traditional: Linen (Silk), Modern: Appliances 5th Anniversary – Traditional: Wood, Modern: Silverware 6th Anniversary – Traditional: Iron, Modern: Wood Objects 7th Anniversary – […]

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Hari Kondabolu Takes on the Stereotype in ‘The Problem with Apu’ Clips

Comedian Hari Kondabolu (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) takes on a very popular cartoon and a specific character from that cartoon. The cartoon: The Simpsons. The Character: Apu. In the upcoming documentary The Problem with Apu Hari Kondabolu tells why he has a problem with the show, the character and minority media representation. Below are new clips from more »

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November 12 in Pop Culture History

November 12 in Pop Culture History 1799 – Andrew Ellicott wrote the about first known record of a meteor shower observed in the US. We now know they were the Leonids. 1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, the father of modern anesthetics, used chloroform (“perchloride of formyle”) for the first time as an anesthetic in […]

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