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American Military Heroes Lost In 2011

Captain Richard Winters, 101st AirborneWhile the war with Iraq came to a close, the chapter on these men’s lives also ended. They were the men of World War Two and even World War One. These men were amongst the young men who answered America’s call in a much more innocent time and it is important that we do not forget them. They come from many different branches of the service and were part of some of the greatest battles of the wars. One of them is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner and one of them should be. You've seen their lives immortalized in film and can read about them in books. Here is a tribute to those heroes of the 20th century.

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Posted by Jimm - December 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

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Five Best Mark Hamill Performances

Mark HamillIt’s hard to imagine, but Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars franchise, turned sixty years old this week!  Where did that time fly?  Wasn’t he just asking his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen to run off and join the Rebellion? But Mark Hamill has been in a lot of other films and television shows besides Star Wars.  There was…well, Star Wars…and The Empire Strikes Back.  Let’s not forget, Return of the Jedi…yeah…What else was Mark Hamill in? I am sure there was something else.  All kidding aside, here are five of Mark Hamill’s best performances.  What else do you remember him in? Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 26, 2011 at 8:00 am

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The Best Real Life, Kick Ass Female Spies

Real Life Women SpiesTelevision and the movies have a tendency to turn super-hot women into super spies who can do anything.  While those women are typically figments of a man’s imagination, they aren’t completely off base.  The women on this list were very tough, very resilient, and every bit the counterpart to male spies.  Their methods of espionage may have differed from men, but every one of them certainly altered the history of the world.  You’ve probably heard of at least three of these women.  You should recognize the deeds of the other two… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

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Five Most Read myFiveBest Articles Of 2010

myFiveBestNow that 2010 is finally over, we can do some accounting on what articles you, the readers, enjoyed the most last year.  Between our inception on May 21, 2009 and today, we’ve written more than 1150 posts with requests coming in daily with ideas for new opinions and quizzes.  Sometimes they can be a bit overwhelming, but we keep regular statistics on what people are reading so that we can keep the topics you like the most.  It’s the readers that make the lists all worthwhile, so I thought, today, I’d share which were the five most read articles in 2010.  The results surprised even me! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

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Five Famous People Who Fought On D-Day

With this being the anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy (June 6, 1944), we thought we’d bring you a group of famous people that landed on the beaches there, that morning.  When we think of people fighting in a war, we imagine our family members and normal people who make up the bulk of our armed services, yet there were some famous people who stood up to do their duty on this “Longest Day”.  Here are there stories: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - June 6, 2010 at 1:17 am

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Some Trivia You Might Not Know About D-Day

June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day, the massive Allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy, in France, during World War Two.  Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were involved in this attack to save the world against Nazi Germany.  Here are some interesting facts you might now know about this historic event. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - June 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

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