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Metal for Friday: Grave Digger “Rebellion” featuring Hansi Kürsch and Van Canto. [video]

To honor the people of Scotland and their historic vote yesterday–about which I’ll have more to say tonight–I thought the first Metal for Friday since my return from my research … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

My DVD wallet: Comfort movies for an extended trip.

As many of you may know, I have just returned from a month-long trip to Boston to do research for my dissertation project, Ten Years of Winter. If you read my … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Unthinkable and un-American: Yes, I am not a fan of “The Simpsons.”

I’m told that there was some sort of mega-Simpsons marathon on TV yesterday. I’m told, rather than I know for sure, because I don’t watch a lot of TV, and … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Metal for Friday: Monster Magnet, “Space Lord” [video, 2 versions].

I was never a huge Monster Magnet fan, but I admit there’s a soft spot in my heart for their most popular album, Powertrip, which came out in 1998. The heavy, … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hale-Bopp: the Great (and terrible) Comet of the 90s.

Nineteen years ago tonight, on July 23, 1995, a curious coincidence occurred. Two men, unknown to each other but living in the same country and actually not that far from … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Metal for Friday: Rhapsody “Emerald Sword” [video].

I’m starting to think about Wacken, where I will be 2 weeks from today. It’s extremely rare for me to start thinking about Wacken so late. In most of the 11 … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Disappeared: Nathan Edberg, missing 15 years.

On April 14, 1999, at about 7:30 PM, a tall, powerfully-built young man walked into Decoy’s Bar and Grill on 4th Street in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, ordered a beer … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Haunted, Vanished Place: The Corringie Settlement of Western Australia.

Originally posted on www.seanmunger.com:
I’m a huge fan of Google Earth and I think it’s one of the coolest things the information age has ever come up with.…

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Volcanic memories: Mt. Pinatubo, environmental disaster, and a long-ago sunset.

Twenty-three years ago this weekend, on June 15, 1991, Mt. Pinatubo, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, erupted. This was the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Paper Moon Diner, Baltimore, Maryland.

This wacky eatery features not only bold food, but an extremely bold artistic look as you can see just from glancing at the above screenshot. Go to the full 360cities.net … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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