Open Culture
a month
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Open Culture
a month
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Max Keizer
a year
Spike-down crashes are possible. But an ongoing bear market, with plenty of “normalbear market rallies is more common than spike down events like Oct., 1987. In fact, dont be surprised if we see the S&P 500 rise, on balance, during the month of February. It’s ripe for a bounce, and with the Bank of Japan upping stimulus, the spice will flow; more global liquidity is coming, and “Super Mario” already “surprised” the markets with a doubling down on his “whatever it takesmantra . Frankly, while I can’t prove this, I think it’s a reasonable speculation to assume that the Bank of Japan is playing its role, taking its turn drinking from the “currency war canteen,” as Jim Rickards likes to joke. It’s reasonable to assume the BOJ’s action last night is fully coordinated with the ECB, the Fed and the Bank of England. You can probably toss into the mix the Swiss National Bank and the Bank for International Settlements as well.
InfoWars Daily Podcast
a year
On the Monday, October 19 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Swiss voters tell the European Union that they will not tolerate the mass migration of Muslims from the Middle East, as the migrant crises in Europe intensifies. Also, former Congressman Ron Paul weighs in on the US debt crisis and warns that “Cutting up its credit card is the only way to make Congress reduce spending.” On today's show, Economist Martin Armstrong, who predicted the October 1987 stock market crash, discusses the global economic landscape and explains why he thinks a debt crisis is just around the corner. We'll also break down the latest revelations on the Homan Square 'black site' in Chicago, the encroachments on the Second Amendment and take your calls on this global transmission.
InfoWars Daily Podcast
a year
On the Monday, October 19 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Swiss voters tell the European Union that they will not tolerate the mass migration of Muslims from the Middle East, as the migrant crises in Europe intensifies. Also, former Congressman Ron Paul weighs in on the US debt crisis and warns that “Cutting up its credit card is the only way to make Congress reduce spending.” On today's show, Economist Martin Armstrong, who predicted the October 1987 stock market crash, discusses the global economic landscape and explains why he thinks a debt crisis is just around the corner. We'll also break down the latest revelations on the Homan Square 'black site' in Chicago, the encroachments on the Second Amendment and take your calls on this global transmission.
Proactive Investors USA
a year
If the Fed cancels a rate hike or announced QE4, it would damage the US dollar. It would be good for gold and precious metals, says Rick. Would this boost gold stocks? Not necessarily. Rick reminds that in the near term, gold stocks might decline along with the broad stock market even if gold rises or holds steady. In the 1987 crash, gold stocks fell when the broad stock market crashed. What about Commodities and Natural Resources? Rick warns that most commodities are linked to real economic growth and right now, its not looking promising. Oil and gas, minerals used in energy and agriculture, and base metals are seeing weak demand globally, he explains. Past quantitative easing and stimulus programs are part of the problem behind weak demand for commodities. When you lower interest rates, you bring demand forward.
Mental Floss
2 years
About the only way to get a complete Hit & Run Airborne Assault Parachute Pack is to buy one in the original packaging, which will set you back around $500 . Starduster was a mail-away figure that was initially only available by sending in a coupon from a box of G.I. Joe Action Stars cereal. The figure was cobbled together from different parts of different Joes over his lifespan, but an originalVersion A” Starduster, using Flash’s head, Flint’s arms, Roadblock’s legs, and Recondo’s torso and hips, is a rarity, recently selling on eBay for $245. Another auction with this Version A Starduster still in the bag he was shipped in, sold for $560. Starting in 1987, Hasbro offered kids the chance to get their own customized Joe figure, called Steel Brigade , from Hasbro Direct. Kids would fill out a form with check boxes, noting what kinds of special skills and weapons proficiencies they wanted the figure to have, as well as a codename and place of birth, and send it in with a few Flag Points.