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This is Now Known as the Internet!

Here in 2014, it's weird to think there was a time before the internet. As part of the ‘Throwback Thursday’ theme, here is a video from 1981 of a news report talking about the idea and beginnings of newspapers and magazines going on-line.

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Luke Sharrett, Getty Images
Luke Sharrett, Getty Images

Does American Made or American Owned Affect Your Purchase?


Jim Beam is the latest American company to be sold off to company doing business in a different country. Chrysler is married to Fiat. The Popsicle brand isn't American anymore and neither is Hellman’s mayonnaise. Even Holiday Inn isn’t American owned anymore. The hotel chain is now British.  Here is a test; I gave you the answers above but still it's surprising what you think is American and isn't.

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The Billboard #1 Songs From 20, 15, 10 + 5 Years Ago For January 13TH

Once in a while probably because I'm a disc jockey I like to look up the Billboard #1 songs from the years gone by. We’ll go with 20, 15, 10 and 5 years ago. Where you and what were you doing?

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Rubber Duckie

January 13 is National Rubber Duckie Day

Did you know today is 'National Rubber Duckie Day?" Well, that's my learning moment of the day today from the Moose Morning Show. It also gives me an excuse to watch this classic from 'Sesame Street...

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Greg Michaels’ Son Justin Turns 12 Years Old

My son celebrated his 12th birthday today! Happy Birthday, Justin. Born, Saturday, January 12, 2002 at St. Mary's Medical Center during a snowstorm at 2:12 pm. The labor and delivery were quite short. Not even time for the epidural.

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Flashback Friday: Watch 15-Year-Old Claire Danes Win a Golden Globe in 1995

What's more fun to do on a Friday than enjoy a little flashback? OK, so there are lots of fun things to do on Fridays, but this ranks up there! Check out this "vintage" footage of Claire Danes picking up a Golden Globe at the young age of 15.

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Evening Standard, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Getty Images

The Vinyl Record Was Introduced On This Day Back in 1949

On this date January 10th back in 1949, the vinyl record was introduced by RCA. Records like you may have seen in your parents’ basements or attics. As I wrote yesterday I only have one LP (33.3 RPM record in my possession). That wasn’t the case way back in my younger days.

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VH Album cover and back
VH Album cover and back

Van Halen’s Album ‘1984’ Turns 30 Today!

One of my all time favorite albums turns 30 years old today. Yes, 30 that's three decades, I'm feeling old. The smack in the face shouldn't have crept up on me because the title. Van Halen's '1984' is the big 20-Ten!

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Mt. Washington Observatory
Mt. Washington Observatory, YouTube

Amazing Time Lapse Video of Mt. Washington from January 2013 to January 2014

What an awesome video. Enjoy this compilation of Mt. Washington, shot in all seasons from January of 2013 through January of 2014. According to the Mount Washington Observatory, all time lapses were shot with a Canon 10d or a Gopro Hero 2 at various exposures and intervals.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images
Dennis Rodman Brad Barket, Getty Images

Dennis Rodman Sings “Happy Birthday” To Kim Jong Un?

I don’t know whether to be nervous for him, feel betrayed by him or just observe it as another celebrity doing something insane. Not only is Dennis Rodman over in North Korea playing basketball for exhibition and charity, but Rodman is also bowing and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, what's that about? I guess to ensure a return plane ticket home.

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