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Celebs Who Play Dungeons and Dragons

I am not ashamed to admit it: I love Dungeons and Dragons, the tabletop fantasy game that became popular in the late 1970s and 80s where people take on the persona of a fighter, wizard, or thief and play out adventures using paper and dice.  Players of the game were typically considered “geeks” or “nerds” for using their imaginations.  These people typically gather once a week (or more) to play an ongoing game that can last for years. It’s a great game that teaches analytical skills, tactics, and how to use your imagination.  Even now, in my mid-forties, I enjoy playing the game. Does it make me a geek? Yes. Proudly. And I am not alone.  Here are five cool celebs who play Dungeons and Dragons and who are also not afraid to admit it! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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The 5 Best Modern Hanukkah Songs

Songs for HanukkahHanukkah is going on right now and there is very little music that we hear to celebrate this holiday.  The season is typically overwhelmed by Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer and choruses of Silent Night.  People have a tendency to forget that there are other holidays going on besides Christmas.  Here are five songs about Hanukkah that you probably never heard of (and by saying that, I mean that Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song isn’t among them). Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm

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Five Best Rally To Restore Sanity Signs

restore sanityOn October 30th, Comedy Central comedians/talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hosted a rally on the plaza in Washington, DC which drew tens of thousands of people from across the United States.  It was the strangest-titled mass protest ever held in America’s capital: The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Hope.  One of our readers participated in this event and was kind enough to send us some pictures of sign carriers from the event.  His name is Joshua Simmons and his web site is www.irant.org.  Here are his five best signs from the rally: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 31, 2010 at 1:02 am

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Famous People Who’ve Testified Before Congress

Stephen Colbert on CongressA lot of news coverage was given today when comedian Stephen Colbert testified before Congress on the topic of immigration. While reading through various local news blogs, people seemed outraged that Congress would even listen to a comedian. While he did the entire testimony as a joke (I listened to his speech), his words hit home in a plea for Congress to work together (on anything) instead of siding with its own political agenda. A celebrity speaking before Congress isn’t really new, however. Here are five unlikely celebrities who have addressed our government.
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Posted by Jimm - September 24, 2010 at 9:13 am

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9/11 In History

sep11The events that took place on September 11, 2001 will forever run through all of our minds as one of most memorable moments in our lifetime. How in the world could the loss of thousands of lives due to terrorist attacks on American soil not be memorable? I thought it would be interesting to see what else has happened on 9/11 in the past. Here are some interesting events that I have found. Read more…

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Posted by Dennis Howell - September 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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