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So Who Was Joe Maniaci?

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Chances are you have no idea who Joe Maniaci is.  I certainly did not.  Some stories you stumble into, looking for information on the internet for something else. This is certainly one of them.   Maniaci was the first graduate of Hasbrouck Heights High School to play in the NFL, a bruising fullback/defensive back in the days of two-way football.   Maniaci was born January 23, 1914 and passed away on September 15, 1986, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  A graduate of Hasbrouck ...

For All the Dollars

          By the mid 70s, Italian studios were moving onto different trends, like giallo horror, poliziotteschi crime, and macaroni war. For those that still produced spaghetti westerns, the rule of the day was comedy. Yet, some directors weren't ready to hang up their colt pistols. The pictures they made these years were referred to as twilight spaghetti westerns.           Even darker than their 60s predecessors, twilight spaghetti westerns were categorized by their apocalyptic ...

The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If Mark Zuckerberg is truly worried about his legacy and that of Facebook, casting legitimate news publishers and businesses into the abyss will only further tarnish ...

Whispers of Winter

There is a glaring hole in recent Game of Thrones seasons that needs to be addressed: the ability of Valyrian steel to destroy White Walkers has not been acknowledged since before Jon Snow’s death. In fact, it hasn’t been mentioned since the Season Five finale when Jon Snow reveals this discovery to Sam Tarly. Jon has cared about little more than the war between the living and the dead since long before his death, but after being killed later that same episode, he never mentions Valyrian steel’s power again. Since ...

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