12 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes to Recite During Hard Times

Nelson Mandela freedom fistAfrica’s most peaceful and influential leader may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on in the country he worked so hard to free, the various charities organizations he founded, and finally, his words.

Here are some quotes from Nelson Mandela – who died on Thursday in Johannesburg at the ripe age of 95 – to memorize, recite and live by:

1. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

2. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  Continue reading “12 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes to Recite During Hard Times”

The 20th Anniversary of Super Nintendo (Best of SNES)

Everybody’s favorite classic gaming console is the Super Nintendo, originally released in North America on August 23, 1991. The “Super Nintendo Entertainment System” abbreviated “SNES,” had/has the widest assortment of iconic games of any system to date not to mention evolutionary graphics for their time, plus catchier songs than anything on Top 40 radio. It was a lucky thing to own a SNES in the 90’s, they originally went for around $200 but lowered to $99 in their later years.

SNES is the 7th bestselling console of all time (2nd best of the 90’s after Playstation) and that includes all recent consoles, not to mention inflation. I actually remember renting a SN and a few games (usually Donkey Kong) at the video store in the early 90’s. Nowadays, it’s practically unheard of to walk into a video store let alone rent a game AND an entire console. Now we have Redbox…

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30 Mermaids In Pop Culture

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 After watching Lady Gaga’s “You & I” video, and remembering the horrible animation sequence from Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” in which she turns into the exact thing she smells the most like…

I wanted to make a fairly comprehensive list/slideshow of all the significant mermaids I could think of (and research) in pop culture.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, sparked a craze in the late 80’s, one that grabbed our attention from then on… Therefore making me want to present you with a shit ton of mermaids, well, 28. Best I can do.

Let me know if I forgot anything. Besides the Cher/Christina Ricci/Winona Ryder movie from 1990 that is sadly not about mermaids, even though it’s amazing. I’m still hoping for mermaids to replace vampires as sexiest and most prevalent mythical creatures of 2011/2012.

[Up where they walk, up where they run…]

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