Author Archives: Little Earthquake

Random Pic: Looking Up In City Hall

View from ground floor looking up in City Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.

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Random Pic: Get Yer Bitcoin Here

Bitcoin truck, LaGuardia Place, NYC.

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“I Didn’t Know That Was A Cover!” | Six Hit Songs And Their Less-Famous Predecessors

Besides provoking what must be social media’s longest, broadest, and in some cases most over-the-top collective wake (still in progress), Prince’s death served as a reminder to casual fans that the most popular version of a song isn’t always the … Continue reading

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Palermo Is A Real Rush

I almost cut short my visit to Palermo. It is an exhausting city. It is a noisy, dirty, chaotic, exhausting city. Motorbikes whiz past with reckless abandon, streets collect puddles of fish-water from frenzied seafood markets, garbage piles up on … Continue reading

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Random Pic: Legal Tender

At the counter of a liquor store in Jersey City, NJ.

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Random Pic: Your Chariot Awaits

Wedding carriage, Catania, Sicily, 2015.

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Here’s Why The Rams Should Select Carson Wentz Over Jared Goff In The NFL Draft

What’s in a quarterback’s name? More than you think. If the Los Angeles Rams are smart, they’ll pick Carson Wentz over Jared Goff in this week’s NFL Draft. I base this not on any scouting data – though we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Is Darth Vader The Most Famous Character Created For Cinema?

Ten or so years ago I heard radio host Max Kellerman ask this question on the air, and I’ve pondered it off and on since: What is the most famous character created solely for motion pictures? It has to be … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Playlist Essentials – Come Fly With Me

“Weather-wise, it’s such a lovely day / Just say the words and we’ll beat the birds back to Acapulco Bay.” Is there a more exuberant song about jet age travel than “Come Fly With Me”? Was there a better voice … Continue reading

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The Colorful Carts Of Sicily

The goal, upon returning to the endlessly fascinating island of Sicily, was to see firsthand a Sicilian cart. On my first full day there, this mission was accomplished. It was on the breathtaking hillside town of Erice. Having roamed its … Continue reading

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