Ready for the Weekend 4/4/2014

Today in 1964 the Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. They are the only act with more than three singles in the top ten simultaneously. What are you doing this weekend?

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Ready for the Weekend 3/21/2014

Today in 1963 Alcatraz federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, closed. Also in 1974, Charles Francis Moran VI was born. What are you doing this weekend?

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Ready for the Weekend 3/14/2014

Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday. Happy birthday, Al! Do something awesome this weekend!

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Ready for the Weekend 3/7/2014

So today in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for an invention he called the “telephone.” Weekend time!

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Ready for the Weekend 2/28/2014

Today in 1939, the erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation. This weekend, do something fun!

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Unlistenable Episode 49

On this, the 49th episode of Unlistenable, we have on the show Deputy Section Editor of Digital Trends’ Gaming and Film channel, Adam Rosenberg!

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Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

I just watched Ghostbusters again, for the umpteenth time. It’s just as funny as it ever was, but now there is a hint of sadness mixed in as well. Harold Ramis had an astounding career beside Ghostbusters, but that is the movie I will always go back to. I always identified with Egon. It is strange to see him on the screen, to hear his deadpan voice and to also know he’s passed on. It doesn’t seem right.

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Ready for the Weekend 2/21/2014

On this date in 1986, The Legend of Zelda, the first game of The Legend of Zelda series, was released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System. People have been calling that poor kid in the green tunic and hat Zelda ever since.

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