In this interview with River Phoenix from the early 90′s, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers talks about the genres of music that blend to make his style, and then gives a couple little lessons for those of you who want to try his licks out on your own basses later…
Humans have always yearned for connection — marginal connection with people we don’t really care about, that is. So what did we do before Facebook made it so easy?
CDZA chronologically combines bits of sad pop music by male singers about losing love into a single break-up song made up of numerous spot-on impressions…
In 1961, the first person to ever be killed by the East German police as he attempted to escape was shot as he swam across the Spree, a river along a portion of the erstwhile Berlin wall. Over the years, hundreds of others tried it, too, risking death by drowning if not police. And, though onlookers on the western bank encouraged them, no one was allowed to help escapees until they actually reached the shore.
Almost 30 years later, in 1988, three men and a woman took this life-or-death challenge and a tourist happened to be there filming. It is incredible footage…
The Super Bowl is known for its extravagant halftime shows. But it hasn’t always been so grand.
The following trip down down memory lane reveals how one of the biggest shows in America has evolved from marching bands to worldwide super stars — from true entertainment to, in some cases, thinly veiled commercials.
Things really pick up in 1991 with New Kids on the Block. Oh, and the Michael Jackson performance? Legendary. Only he could stand silent for like a minute on national television and get away with it.
1967 – University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band, Grambling State University Marching Band, Al Hirt, Anaheim High School Drill Team, and Javier Saenz
1971 – Up with People
Are you a married man? Do you have difficulty upsetting your wife despite your best efforts? Well then, the 19th-century magazine “Yankee Notions” has all the advice you need.
Use these simple methods and you’ll have a rousing argument going in no time at all…
Be sure to share this with all the guys you know who don’t know how to make their wives angry…
After you watch how Leonard won the Teen Jeopardy tournament last year, you’ll want to be just like him…
Handy flowchart shows when you’re allowed to have sex (if you’re a man in England in the middle ages)
From the 7th to the 11th centuries, many Anglo-saxon priests kept documents called penitentials. These were lists of sins and the required penance you had to endure in order to be absolved should you participate in that sin.
If any bishop slays someone, he is to forfeit his orders and fast 12 years, 7 on bread and water, and for 5 years 3 days each week, and on the others partake of his food.
The lists were tediously strict, specific, and extensive. And of course, along with many other areas of life, sexual experience was thoroughly covered by the penitentials’ prohibitions.