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Black Friday: 1983 Vs. Now [Video]

Where have we, as a society, gone in 31 years? Down the tubes.

Back in 1983, Black Friday was just another day in the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Funny Babies That Look Like Celebrities

Seeing a baby that looks like Gandolf really needs no explanation.

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It’s Thanksgiving! Eat Up!

Well, who is hungry? This guy! The couple of times a year I really crave turkey and stuffing is now, and Christmas. I'm easily swayed by TV for food so it's no surprise.

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The Music World Remembers Mike Nichols [Video]

Tinseltown lost a legend when director Mike Nichols died on Wednesday, but the music world lost a hero too. Nichols was able to create soundtracks for his movies from popular music, a practice that at the time of movies like "The Graduate," was not common. 

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Trailer For Next Years ‘Peanuts’ Movie Released [Video]

Charlie Brown and the Paenuts Gang will get the animated CGI treatment next Christmas when the "Peanuts" movie is released.

The trailer remains true to the comic strip, as Snoopy's fantasy of being a World War I fighter pilot battling the Red Baron plays out, while Woodstock and friends decorate his dog house.

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The Snow Day Ritual

My son and daughter both have had the same 3rd grade teacher in Kentwood. And both have learned about the "Snow Day Ritual"

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Band Aid 30 Charity Single Debuts [Video]

Thirty years ago this week, an all star lineup of British pop stars gathered to record "Do They Know It's Christmas?", a charity single to raise money for anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia.

It was a huge hit, which raised 11 million dollars, and inspired the Live Aid concerts and the subsequent response by American pop stars "We Are The World".

On the thirtieth anniversary, creators Bob Geldof and Midge Ure (pictured) gathered a new group of stars to do it again, the result is inside.

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Why Don’t The Griffins Do This?

When I was growing up. my favorite hockey team was the Kalamazoo Wings. My hometown team. I spent many a nights cheering on the K Wings. And one of the things the tea, was known for, and still are, are colored ice games.

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True Story Of World War I Christmas Truce Becomes Heartwarming Ad [Video]

On Christmas Day 1914, British and German forces embattled in fierce trench warfare against each other in France declared an unauthorized truce. They met in what was called "no man's land" between the battle lines and drank and played soccer, sharing photos of each other's loved ones.

When the day was over, they went back to killing each other.

That day has been brought to life on its 100th anniversary in a heartwarming Christmas ad for a British supermarket chain.

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39 Years Ago Today, ‘Gales Of November Came Early’

On November 10th, 1975, The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. For most Michiganders, this was a pretty big deal. Not many boats sink anymore, certainly not on the Great Lakes, and not many have romanticized in song like the Fitzgerald.

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Dating Used to Be Very, Very Complicated

Back in the day, single people actually had to interact in person and figure things out while they were trying to find true love. It wasn't as simple as flicking your Tinder photos to the left or right.

Here are some of the bits of retro dating advice you might have heard if you were on the prowl back in the dark ages.

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Internet Archive Lets You Play 900 Classic Video Games

The Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library, has upped its gaming pages to include over 900 classic '80s video games.

Now you can waste valuable work time playing Frogger, Galaga and Pac Man.

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