Legends of the Hidden Temple – Geek Me Five #20

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the classic Nickelodeon game show, Legends of the Hidden Temple.

1) “Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age” by Mathew Klickstein [http://amzn.to/2g7bDGa]
2) BuzzFeed Entertainment interviews Kirk Fogg [https://goo.gl/o3IKvE]
3) The Unknown Archive’s Legends of the Hidden Temple Playlist [https://goo.gl/e2HvpL] Continue reading Legends of the Hidden Temple – Geek Me Five #20

WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library

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O Hai Dean Ambrose (a.k.a., Jon Moxley)

While WWE may have failed to purchase and obtain most of the video library from TNA/Impact Wrestling — mostly to adding new media content to WWE Network library for its subscribers — the company has managed to obtain the complete library of the Ohio-bases Heartland Wrestling Association.  Along with the current acquisitions o the WCW, NWA, ECW, WCCW, and Mid-South (among others), the WWE Network is continuing to beef up its streaming content. Continue reading WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library

Google Releases “App Maker,” a Simple, Drag-and-Drop Application Creator

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Late last week, Google announced the launch of App Maker, the company’s attempt to enter the low-code, drag-and-drop app building creator (Microsoft previously released a similar creator called PowerApps, and other start-ups that offer similar services). In the same fashion as prior basic app developing initiatives, Google’s App Maker promises to make it easy for anybody to pick up and swiftly develop simple apps that can serve a very specific purpose inside any group, organization or company. Continue reading Google Releases “App Maker,” a Simple, Drag-and-Drop Application Creator

Zaha Hadid – Doc’D #57

In this architecture/technology/video game/pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the life, work and legacy of architect Dame Zaha Hadid.

1) “Hadid: Updated Version” by Philip Jodidio [http://amzn.to/2fG17k8]
2) “Dame Zaha Hadid | Full Q&A | Oxford Union [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0gLhcPOtdM]
3) Zaha Hadid Architects [http://www.zaha-hadid.com] Continue reading Zaha Hadid – Doc’D #57

Redemption, Thy Name is ‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Foundation Update…

Upon it’s release, No Man’s Sky was a game you either loved or hated, depending on your gaming tastes and your interpretation of the features advertised by the developers (or the gaming media’s assumptions of features not announced by the developers).  Well, on November 25th, Hello Games, the team behind the game that went on radio silence after the game’s release, promised a forthcoming “Foundation Update” for the PC and PS4 versions of the game that would expand and add new features to the title, as well as serve as the first of many free expansions to No Man’s Sky.  The dev team came through with that promise as the Foundation update went live on November 27th. Continue reading Redemption, Thy Name is ‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Foundation Update…

Learn EVEN MORE About Structures with the Mola Structural Kit II!

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first Mola Structural Kit, an interactive kit aiming to change the way people study and teach structures around the world, as well as how you could “learn yourself about structures.” Just recently, Mola, the kit’s creator, is returning with a second edition of their interactive structural kit after selling over 4000 of their first kit in more than 50 countries in 2014.  You can now financially back the kit’s newest expansion on Brazilian crowdfunding website Catarse. Continue reading Learn EVEN MORE About Structures with the Mola Structural Kit II!

Black Friday – Geek Me Five #19

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, significance and the….why is this a thing?…. about Black Friday.

1) “Why Is It Called Black Friday,” Wonderopolis [https://goo.gl/sNrxrW]
2) “The Meaning of Black Friday,” by Guy Rundle, Jacobin Magazine [https://goo.gl/BO61sp]
3) “What’s the Real History of Black Friday,” by Sarah Pruitt, History Channel [https://goo.gl/Ne3gbX]

Continue reading Black Friday – Geek Me Five #19

Hey Guys! How AWESOME was that #DIY vs. The Revival NXT Tag Team Title Match at Takeover: Toronto?!?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I KNOW Survivor Series was this past weekend too — the show was really good overall, there wasn’t a ‘bad’ match in sight, and even Brock Lesnar getting squashed in 1:25 by Goldberg was very, VERY satisfying — but seriously, lets talk about NXT Takeover: Toronto for a minute. After months of #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano) feuding with the NXT Tag Team Champions, The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, or as I call them, The New Brainbusters), the titles were put back on the line as the two teams battled in a Best Two-Out-of-Three Falls match. In my opinion, this match is competing with the John Cena vs. AJ Styles match from this year’s SummerSlam for the best match of the year; no joke. Continue reading Hey Guys! How AWESOME was that #DIY vs. The Revival NXT Tag Team Title Match at Takeover: Toronto?!?

Dsignedby’s ‘Kitch’T,’ the Space-Saving, Movable, All-in-One, Designer Kitchen island!

Howdy Mr. and/or Ms. Minimalist! Are you short on space, but you still want a cool, trendy designer kitchen? If so, I think that you should keep Dsignedby‘s award-winning Kitch’T all-in-one wooden kitchen in mind AND on your radar. The Serbian brand Dsignedby had their kitchen island on display at the Belgrade Furniture Fair roughly a week ago and was featured by Dezeen. Continue reading Dsignedby’s ‘Kitch’T,’ the Space-Saving, Movable, All-in-One, Designer Kitchen island!

Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56

In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the influential and short-lived southeastern professional wrestling promotion, Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

I also wrote about Smoky Mountain Wrestling back in early 2014! [https://thepractitionerd.com/2014/01/30/smoky-mountain-wrestling]

FOR MORE about Smoky Mountain Wrestling:

1) The Complete History of Smoky Mountain Wrestling [http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/smw]
2) Pro Wrestling Torch: “15 YEARS AGO – SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING CLOSES ITS DOORS – MY COVER STORY” [
http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wadekellerdotcom/45651.shtml]
3) ‘Smoky Mountain Wrestling’ on the WWE Network [http://network.wwe.com/shows/vault/smoky-mountain-wrestling] Continue reading Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56

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