January 2011

  • Latest Daredevil Find

    I picked up a few new figures for my Daredevil collection.  It’s a little known fact but Daredevil’s original costume was yellow. I’ve wanted a Yellow Daredevil figure to add to my collection for quite some time. This weekend, I finally found it. The Marvel Legend Icons Series figures are 12 inches tall and are […]

  • Beatboxing is an Art

    Biz Markie was beatboxing before he was rapping. Most of us are familiar with his classic song “Just a Friend” but I’d like to play for you the way he can “Make the Music” with his mouth. That was Biz Markie “Make the Music With Your Mouth.” What a perfect song to play for a […]

  • Know Your History: Episode 10 The Beatbox

    Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today we are going to explore the fifth element of hip-hop, the art of beatboxing. Beatboxing joined the culture of hip-hop quite early. It can’t be credited to a single person, however. Much like graffiti, it sprung up quickly and we’re not exactly sure […]

  • DOPEfm 2010 Tribute Mix (free download)

    It was a bit late this year but we finally have Gamma Krush’s Tribute to 2010. You can download Part 1 and Part 2 for free or stream it with the player below. I know that I will be bumping these tunes for weeks to come. Listen to DOPEfm live Saturday overnights on 93.3 CFMU […]

  • The What-if Activity

    Image by Team Tanenbaum via Flickr “Ask your students this question: What would you do if someone gave you a hundred dollars?   If you’re doing this with teenagers, make the amount a thousand dollars. Ask them to write down their answers so that you can discuss them. Here are some questions to guide that […]

  • A Proud Goofy Foot

    Image via Wikipedia When I first started skateboarding, I really didn’t know much about the sport. We didn’t have the X-games. Skateboarding wasn’t covered by television stations. Skateboarding magazines weren’t popular or readily accessible to me. Video cameras weren’t in everyone’s home at this point either. Needless to say, I didn’t have many idols, or […]

  • Breakdancing in an Art!

    Image via Wikipedia Afrika Bambaataa is one of the pioneers of breakdancing. He saw dancing as a way for young people to get together and accomplish something positive. To that end, he started one of the first breakdancing crews, The Zulu Kings. Soon after that, crews started to pop up everywhere. Breakdancing battles saw these […]

  • Know Your History: Episode 9 – Breakdancing

    What you need to do right now is to clear a spot on your kitchen floor, on your living room floor if you’ve got hardwood, or if you only have carpet, put some cardboard down and get ready because this is the breakdance edition of Know Your History. I’m just kidding. I can’t dance, and […]

  • The Promise (500 Days)

    Over a year ago I read a blog post from Sean Platt aka Writer Dad that has stuck with me. He asked us if we believed in soul mates? I answered a wholehearted, “Yes!” before I read any further. I’ve always felt like there was that one special person out there, solely for me. I just […]

  • To Call or Not to Call

    Image via Wikipedia I took it slow on my way to work this morning. The roads were a bit slippery and I didn’t want to go for a slide. I kept both hands on the steering wheel and checked my mirrors frequently.  It took me a little longer to get to school but since I always […]