Above the Iron Curtain: High Times with the SR-71 Blackbird

As the Cold War progressed the C.I.A. became more and more involved in aerial recon and specifically met with aircraft designer Lockheed Martin about the nation’s wants and needs.  Dating back to the 1950’s and an unsatisfactory outcome with the Korean Peninsula Conflict, the U.S. was determined to have an edge in information gathering.  Knowledge was power and the C.I.A. wanted to know as much about up to date about  movements of the nations enemies as possible. Including Cold War rival the USSR.

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Kickin’ It: Personal Top 5 Shoes of All Time

If you are anything like me, shoes are an extremely important component of every day life. From a young age I have been captivated by shoes and their intricate designs. Remember this is my personal top five; therefore, it may come off as basic, or to some make no sense.

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“Take On Me” Music Video Comparison

What should a music video do? Truth be told, there isn’t really a wrong answer to that question. There are several types of music videos that are all fun to watch and talk about. Three particular types that I often think of are ones that tell a story, ones that follow trends, and ones where the band just plays. Sometimes, the direction can either help or hinder the quality of a music video, and this can be seen in a-Ha’s classic one hit wonder, “Take On Me.”

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Five athletes you hate but have to respect.

Whether it’s an NFL quarterback on your rival team or an NBA star that’s dominating the league, there will always be superior athletes out there that just get on your nerves because they’re so damn good. Love them or hate them, here are five athletes you have to respect.

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The Definitive Halloween Candy Power Rankings

Happy Halloween, everyone!

When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Creepy costumes? Parties? Horrifying haunted house attractions that are way overpriced? Or, what most of the younger participants of All-Hallows Eve think of: insulin-exhausting amounts of candy.

We all associate this holiday with the sweet stuff, and every year kids are released into the neighborhood, trick-or-treating their way around the block until their plastic pumpkin pails are almost bursting with all kinds of confections. Everyone has their preference as to which candies are the best, but today, I’m gonna establish a three-tier system for Halloween candies: the primo, the overrated, and the “please don’t.” First, let’s start with the good stuff.

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