Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Passes At 76

((HT: CBC))A dominating middleweight in the 1960's, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders in a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1966. Carter and friend John Artis were convicted in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.Carter was freed in November of 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals. It was ultimately decided...
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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter passes away at 76

Former boxer-turned-activist Rubin “Hurricane” Carter died peacefully at his home in Toronto this morning. He was 76 years old. Carter was convicted of a triple homicide in Paterson, New Jersey in June of 1966. He served a total of 19 years in prison before he was freed for good in 1985 after years of appeals and public awareness about the case. Per the Associated Press: In June...
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RIP Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, 1937-2014

Getty Image Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was probably more well known for his fight behind bars than any fight he had in the ring, has died today at the age of 76. From Yahoo: He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep. Carter spent 19 years in prison...
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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for three murders that he didn’t commit, died at age 76 after suffering from prostate cancer. Carter’s story symbolized racial injustice. Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington portrayed the boxer in the 1999 movie The Hurricane. Bob Dylan told Carter’s story in the 1975 song “Hurricane.” Carter was...
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Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies At Age 76

TORONTO — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at...
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Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II: The Ultimate Guide

(Manny Pacquiao poses with Bob Dylan, via; Timothy Bradley’s response to the hard rain that’s gonna fall) Don’t follow boxing very often, but you want to know the gist of Saturday’s mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley? Follow boxing all the time, and want one place that rounds up all the links about the welterweight showdown you could ever want? This Ultimate...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Naked & Afraid: 3 songs

She's Totally Saying YesLet's lighten the mood and eliminate these Kentucky blues(BOOM!). G$ dropped a great topic a few days back, Current ELITE TV shows, and I am going to pick up where he left off. No, I'm not going to tell you about the top Vegan/Science/Black shows on TV right now, although if you're looking to cover the black and science category then Cosmos...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mushnick not in on Craig Carton's love of Johnny Cash

Phil Mushnick quips, "Perhaps Weekday Boomer Esiason was kidding Wednesday when, as Bob Dylan’s “Tombstone Blues” played on WFAN, he piped, 'Johnny Cash!'"Caught up with Phil yesterday, he was unaware of Boomer & Carton's bit in which they purposely misidentify singers. Oh, and that that was Craig Carton, not Boomer. Oh and you pipe down, you're...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Incredible Street Art Portraits From MTO

Originally from France then relocating to Germany, street artist MTO has created incredible works all over the world. His giant black and white portraits often feature film and music icons, such as Robert De Niro, Jim Jarmusch, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan. The portraits, averaging between 2 to 3 meters tall, take MTO up to 5 hours to complete. Last year, he also made a documentary...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Week Soundtrack: Goin’ Down to Laurel

With expectations all over the map for the 2014 Phillies, I will attempt to match up some songs with the varied expectations for the Phillies. Today’s song, Goin’ Down to Laurel by Steve Forbert, is about the resigned optimist, the blues signer that carries on their day with a smile. As some may know, I am an avid yard saler, searching for bargains on numerous things, including...
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I Want You To Check Out This Photo Of Bob Dylan and Many Pacquiao

I want you to check out this photo of Bob Dylan and Manny Pacquiao. It's strange enough to take you disappearing through the smoke rings of your mind.
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Light humor, emotional ads rule Super Bowl

Advertisers played it safe in Super Bowl ads this year. There were no crude jokes. Sexual innuendo was kept to a minimum. And uncomfortable story lines were all but missing. And in their place, much more sedate ads. From the light humor of RadioShack poking fun at its image with 80s icons like Teen Wolf and The California Raisins to a Coca-Cola ad showcasing diversity by singing...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chrysler and Bob Dylan team up for Super Bowl ad

If you fell asleep from this snoozefest of a Super Bowl you may have missed this year’s Chrysler Super Bowl ad featuring rock legend Bob Dylan. These commercials usually are focus heavily on Detroit pride which this one did in a sense. It had some images of Detroit but tended to play into America as a whole building your car instead of just the Motor City. Kind of ironic considering...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Just When You Thought You’d Never Hear “Grady” and “Red Sox” in the Same Sentence, Ever Again

Funny how things change. Ten years ago, in January of 2004, Red Sox Nation was still reeling from the nutsmack that was game seven of the 2003 ALCS. And if there was one name that could push me to homicidal rage, it was “Grady.” Today, everything’s different. We’ve got three World Series titles tucked under our belts. I sleep easier after a Red Sox loss, no matter how harrowing...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

KSK Mailbag: War Movies, Dog Names, and Ditching Exes

Ladies…All right, welcome back to the all-new KSK Mailbag, which is open to questions of any nature (though still heavily skewed in the sex/fantasy football departments. I hope you enjoy it. Let’s begin.Hello Captain, I’m the commissioner of my league and I’m considering making a few changes. What are your feelings on an auction style process for free agents during the season...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Back At Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Performance 46 Years Later

In May of 1968, Johnny Cash released his 27th album titled “At Folsom Prison.” The live album was recorded January 13, 1968 at California’s Folsom State Prison. Cash had been interested in the prison since the release of his second Sun records single, “Folsom Prison Blues” in 1955. The idea to record there finally came to fruition when personnel changes at Columbia records...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Jimy Irsay Tweets: Memphis Blues Again

Jim Irsay tweeted cryptic Bob Dylan lyrics as Twitter wondered what kind of hallucinogens he was on.
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Dylan Charged With Hate Crime In France

Bob Dylan isn’t someone we would expect any racism from seeing as he has multiple songs capturing the Civil Rights movement, but the legendary songwriter has been accused by French authorities of “public insult and inciting hate.” The Council of Croats, a community group for Croatians living in France, had filed suit against Dylan for comments he […]
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

What the Eagles would have to do to beat the Seattle Seahawks...

This is like Bob Dylan's 119th Dream... After watching Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks totally dismantle Sean Payton's New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, I couldn't help but wonder how the current edition of the Eagles would fare in an unlikely appearance in the playoffs against Russell Wilson and company... Wow. Where to begin? First off, Nick...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunger Games is Cool, So Are the Muppets and The Governor is Back

Cheap Pops! is back as Brian and Michael talk about the new Hunger Games movie which comes out this weekend and whether or not that series is cool for men, the next Muppets movie which is out next spring, Ender’s Game which Michael finally saw, Dallas Buyers Club and the resurgence in Matthew McConaughey’s career, the cool, interactive Bob Dylan music video on the Internet,...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Interactive Bob Dylan Video Is Most Creative Thing The Internet Has Ever Produced

Think of the most epic adjective ever (besides epic, of course) and it still does not even come close to describing this i…
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Interlude gave Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” an interactive website, and it’s incredible

Like a Rolling Stone is one of the most iconic songs of all-time so trying to amplify its pure beauty in any form is a tough task. That didn’t deter the people at Interlude who have managed to do just that. They have created an interactive website for the song in which different actors, actresses and TV personalities (such as the Property Brothers, BBC, The Price is Right, etc...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Dylan Releases Interactive Music Video And CD Box Set

Almost 50 years after being release, one of Bob Dylan’s best known songs, “Like A Rolling Stone”, has received the music video treatment. It’s an interactive video that features such celebrities as Drew Carey, Danny Brown, Marc Maron, and the “Pawn Stars” family lip syncing to the song on different channels that you can switch between while the video is playing. It...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Real Life Troll Absolutely Eviscerates Street Performer

Hey, Mr. Trumpeter trying to make a living, did you not hear what this thing is saying? He walked Bob Dylan on stage in 1975…
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtic triumph in passion play.

Celtic triumph in passion play. - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThere’s something particularly dramatic about football under floodlights. The darkness all around creates the image of nothing existing outside of the action on the pitch. Like the footlights at a theatre it sets a scene that always seems destined for drama. Add in the spice of Champions’ League qualification...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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