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September 26, 2010

Katy Perry Too Revealing For Sesame Street

A lot of noise has been made lately regarding the “Hot N Cold” duet between Katy Perry and Elmo.

Now it is official – the segment won’t actually air on the show. Yes, believe it or not, the segment never made it to Sesame Street – there was only a portion released online to spotlight the overall planned appearance of Perry.

From the Sesame Street producers, “…Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in [...]

 
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September 24, 2010

National Punctuation Day

Today is National Punctuation Day. Let’s make sure all of our commas, semicolons, and hyphens are in the right place.

To celebrate the day, and to ensure folks are using punctuation properly there is haiku contest being run on the official national punctuation day website here.

Entries must be received before September 30th to be considered for prizes. I’m not clever enough, and my punctuation kinda sucks sometimes, so I’m not entering…

Want to know how to celebrate National Punctuation Day? Good question. Here are some ideas direct from the founder, Jeff Rubin:

Sleep late. Take a long shower or bath. Go out for coffee and a [...]
 
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September 8, 2010

The Money Tree: A Social Experiment

Imagine this – you’re walking down the street, on a bright sunny day, you look up and see none other than a real money tree – kinda. Money, dollar bills to be exact, attached to a tree on a busy neighborhood street.

What would you do in this situation? Would you look in confusion? Would you grab one or a few of the bills? I think initially we all have our own pre-conceived notions, but check out this very interesting social experiment that was executed by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – you may be surprised at what actually happened.

Follow Amy online here or on Twitter @missamykr

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August 28, 2010

I Have A Dream [video]

August 28, 1963. A date to be remembered the world over.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, DC

We, at HicksNewMedia provide you with the full video in remembrance of the continued effort for equality within humanity.

We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome, we shall overcome, We shall overcome someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday.

The Lord will see us through, The Lord will see us through, The Lord will see us through someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday.

We’re on to victory, We’re on to [...]

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