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Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

On August 1, 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, CM Punk made his WWE television debut on that week’s episode of ECW on SciFi, where he defeated ECW Original Justin Credible. Almost instantly, and thanks to a series of excellent pre-taped promos where he discussed his true-to-life straight edge lifestyle, emphasizing the movement’s disciplinary aspects of living drug-and-alcohol-free. Continue reading Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

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Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair [WWE Women’s Championship], WWE SummerSlam 2016

With all of the hilarious, MRA-leaning, man-babies crying over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the soon-to-be 13th Doctor on the BBC’s Doctor Who, I asked myself “self, what would be a great way to use this to write a wrestling story.” The answer was simple: I’ll write about one of the best women’s wrestling matches in the last year! With SummerSlam taking place next month, I want to focus on one of the best matches from last year’s show: Sasha Banks defending the WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair. Continue reading Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair [WWE Women’s Championship], WWE SummerSlam 2016

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

Watch the PlayStation Meeting 2016 LIVE, RIGHT HERE (UPDATE: It’s Over)!

The PlayStation® Meeting 2016 live from the PlayStation® Theater in Times Square, New York City. It’s only open to members of the press, but Sony also wanted to open the invitation to PlayStation fans to watch live. Be sure to stick around after the presentation for a special episode of PlayStation LiveCast.

A 50 Acre Public Space Stretch in Brooklyn? It Could Happen…

Courtesy of WXY

Design firm WXY Architecture + Urban Design recently released plans calling for a re-connection of almost 50 acres of public space between downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The project, titled “The Brooklyn Strand,” aims to improve the quality of public space in the area and create a waterfront that’s more accessible and appealing. Continue reading A 50 Acre Public Space Stretch in Brooklyn? It Could Happen…

The Heidi Bowl – Geek Me Five #3

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the lead-up, the incident, and the lasting legacy of the infamous “Heidi Bowl” from 1968, as the New York Jets played the Oakland Raiders, and the movie that interrupted the broadcast of one of the greatest comebacks in pro football history. Continue reading The Heidi Bowl – Geek Me Five #3

‘The Interface Experience’ Showcases The History of Computing

Nowadays, ou tech devices are faster and slimmer than ever before, while the collection of bulky, outdated computers serve as an amusing — and often evocative — look into the past. That’s the goal of The Interface Experience, an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center‘s Focus Gallery in New York, as the exhibit aims to ignite that nostalgia with a myriad of vintage machines. Kimon Keramidas, curator and director of the digital media lab, hopes when people interact with this aging technology that they can think critically about how those devices led to their current devices. What’s also interesting is that unlike the “off-limits” display strategy of most museums, the machines at the exhibit aren’t behind glass and are working, as well as overhauled with custom programs to initiate exchanges between the user, the software and the hardware itself. Continue reading ‘The Interface Experience’ Showcases The History of Computing

Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123

It’s time for a spooky Episode 123 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the resurgence of JFK airport’s Terminal 6, be the DJ who scratches audio tapes, Final Fantasy XV as a polygonal PlayStation 1 game, and get to know the awesome Veda Scott! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123

This Abandoned TWA Terminal is Alive & Kicking!

Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist

Although it’s brethren Terminal 6 was demolished back in late-2011 (rest in peace….), this other “closed” terminal over at the same airport recently took part in an open house! As part of Open House New York, the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York City was open to the public, even though the Saarinen-designed terminal has not been in use 2002.  Even so, the Port Authority declared that their are future plans in store to rehabilitate and repurpose the structure, ranging from a hotel, a restaurant, or (the obviously appropriate) aviation museum. Continue reading This Abandoned TWA Terminal is Alive & Kicking!

Rockefeller Fund Moves Fortune from Oil to Green Technology

For fellow nerds of history (or in particular American history, and even MORE specifically the history of energy in America), the name Rockefeller in well-known with its fortune in fossil fuels.  Recently, the Rockefeller Brothers fund, which is worth around $860 million, had pledged to move all of its remaining investments in oil to renewable green energy.  Plus, they’re not alone; the Rockefeller fund is just possibly the most notable name on a list of billionaires and funds that pledged to move any monetary amount up to about $50 billion away from oil, coal and gas into green energy technologies as part of the divest-invest movement.  This became news a while back to coincide with the UN summit that was organized and designed to galvanize green activity in the face of the recent, accurate and convincing scientific evidence regarding climate change. Continue reading Rockefeller Fund Moves Fortune from Oil to Green Technology