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11 Fireball Facts about 'Contra'

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

The hit run-and-gun game borrowed heavily from American action films and a major Central American revolution.

In Open Letter, Former Iranian Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi Calls on U.S. Congress to Approve Nuke Deal

Ebrahim Yazdi was foreign minister in the first government that was formed after Iran's 1979 revolution, headed by Mehdi Bazargan. Bazargan and his cabinet resigned in the wake of the crisis when militants took American embassy employees hostage in that same year. Show More Summary

A Look Inside America’s Smallest Nanobrewery, A Brewery That Produces Beer by the Sip

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“America’s Smallest Nanobrewery” is a comedy video by Above Average starring Zak Orth (Wet Hot American Summer, Revolution) as a man who runs a brewery that produces beer one sip at a time. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Raghav, Nelly, & Abhishek Bachchan Feature SolarAid In “Until The Sun Comes Up”

Canadian pop star Raghav, American rapper Nelly, and Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan get behind the solar revolution in Africa by endorsing UK-based solar charity SolarAid in Raghav’s new music video “Until The Sun Comes Up.” The solar revolution isn’t always about getting cleaner electricity. Show More Summary

Runner loses shoe midway through 1500 meter race at World Championships

An American runner unwillingly took part in the barefoot running revolution when her shoe fell off midway through the 1500 meter race (...)

10 Spectacular TV Series You'll Never Get to Watch

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Shows about an alien war, a vigilante paramedic, and a second American Revolution coming never to a network near you

Liveblogging the American Revolution: August 20, 1777

John Burgoyne (1780): [The State of the Expedition from Canada](https://ia700408.us.archive.org/0/items/stateofexpeditio00burg/stateofexpeditio00burg.pdf): ----

Bikini Kill – “Playground”

Next month, the great American punk rock band Bikini Kill will reissue Revolution Girl Style Now!, the 1991 demo cassette that was the first thing they ever released. The reissue includes three unreleased songs, and right now, we get to hear “Playground,” one of those songs. It’s a slow, riff-heavy stomper that might actually be […]

What startups can learn about innovation from America's Founding Fathers

When our country’s forefathers began planning the American Revolution at one of Boston’s most notable landmarks, the Green Dragon, it was impossible to know that they’d be launching one of history’s most successful startups. Now, Boston...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: August 17, 1777: John Burgoyne

John Burgoyne (1780): [The State of the Expedition from Canada](https://ia700408.us.archive.org/0/items/stateofexpeditio00burg/stateofexpeditio00burg.pdf): August 17, 1777:

Guest Post: Can Bernie's Soft-Evolution 'Trump' An American Second Revolution?

Submitted by Ben Tanosborn, Wishful thinking can come in many shapes and sizes, but history and present reality do readily tell us that Bernie Sanders is more likely to walk among us during the early stage of the presidential campaign as a prophet than as a messiah. Show More Summary

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

For the last two years, while writing Liberty Landing, my social novel about the American experience that was inspired by John Dos Passos' U.S.A., I have been steeped in the history of America's founding and the American Revolution.Show More Summary

School Reform: Does Something Smell Rotten?

The American Revolution ultimately came together with the widespread distribution of a pamphlet that spoke truth about power. Tonight, August 14, is the start of a public awareness campaign to take a close look at the school reform movement through a modern day equivalent of Thomas Paine's Common Sense--an hour-long documentary called Education, Inc. Show More Summary

New relations with Cuba resurfaces old disputes

With the U.S. and Cuba on speaking terms, some Americans who fled Fidel Castro's revolution in the 1960s want back what they left behind

“Straight Outta Compton” and the prehistory of #BlackLivesMatter: How gangsta rap shaped our culture

A new N.W.A biopic is more myth than history -- but the group's profane revolution shocked many Americans awake

Blatant American Food Chain Knockoffs in Iran

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A Pizza Hat restaurant in Iran | Image: Instagram/pizza.hatPrior to the Iranian (Islamic) revolution of 1979, and under the rule of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Western influences were not frowned upon as they are in Iran today. The revolution changed the country and culture drastically in many ways. Show More Summary

Women Who Served in the Military in High Demand for Job Openings

Since the American Revolution, women have volunteered to serve in the military. Women make up 10% of today's veteran population, but they only represent 2% of all working women in America. Women Veterans are the minorities of both the veteran population and the working women population. Show More Summary

Twitter reacts to Mike Huckabee wanting to tax pimps

It's getting harder out there for a pimp GOP candidate Mike Huckabee has officially created his platform for the 2016 presidential campaign — no prostitution without taxation. (This was the original slogan of the American Revolution.) See...Show More Summary

Meet the American Who Joined Mao’s Revolution

Sidney Rittenberg greets me with a faint, friendly voice in the lobby of his condo building in Bellevue, Washington. Ninety three years old, wearing a striped blue polo shirt and khaki cargo pants, he walks slowly but appears remarkably healthy for his age. If you didn’t know his background, Rittenberg...

Gamescom 2015: Homefront: The Revolution Reignites American Spirit; Releases 2016

After a long period of silence, new details about Homefront: The Revolution have surfaced at the Xbox Gamescom 2015 press event. The game puts players in the shoes of a revolutionary, set in an United States that has fallen under the occupation of a ruthless and technologically sophisticated North Korea. Show More Summary

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