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A Brief History On December 25, 0000, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, in what is now Israel.  (It was Israel then, too.) Or so the story goes.  Historians find some problems with the Biblical and common interpretation of the birth of Christ, including even the date, meaning the day as well as the year.  The Ukrainian side of this author’s family celebrated Christmas on January 7 each year, which coincidentally is this author’s birthday!  Yes, that makes this author the first person mentioned (besides Jesus) as being born on Christmas.  Today we take a look at 10 famous people…

A Brief History Today, we ask, “Do you admire an actor or actress when you see them jumping off skyscrapers and tall buildings and landing safely and strategically on to vehicles?” Well, they seldom perform these stunts themselves. Instead, stuntmen and women have been an integral part of all movies, whether it is Hollywood or any other genre. The audience hardly gets to know the name of the stuntman. Nevertheless, they play an instrumental role in the movies shot behind the scenes. In this article, let us find out a few crucial aspects of stunts and the individuals performing them…

A Brief History On December 17, 1989, The Simpsons premiered on American television with their first episode, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.”  Not only does The Simpsons rank as probably the greatest animated television show of all time, it is also the longest running scripted primetime television series in TV history.  Today we take a look at what we consider the 5 greatest animated television series of all time.  As always, feel free to disagree with those that we have chosen and tell us which shows we should not have picked and what shows we have overlooked.  (Sorry, Looney…

A Brief History On December 13, 2019 (Friday the 13th for those that keep track of such things), we have the good fortune of the widespread release of the latest movie in the Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: The Next Level.  The Jumanji saga started with a book by Chris Van Allsburg in 1981, and hit the big screen in 1995 with a film starring Robin Williams.  The franchise got a major boost with the 2017 film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the success of which guaranteed this latest sequel. Digging Deeper The first Jumanji movie had a budget of $65 million…

A Brief History In 2019, cutting the cable might have been an exhilarating experience for you, no doubt, but I bet you did not anticipate the costs your over-reliance on the internet service would bring you, right? It hit your pocket with an unpredictable force in the form of those auto-generated bills. So, now, you are looking for a way out. Houston, we have a problem. At first, subscribing to the multiple online streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, DirecTV Now or PlayStation VUE might have seemed like a wonderful idea, I am sure. Each service offering a…

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