Dope!  One of the most influential and most skilled MC’s of all time.…

Dope!  One of the most influential and most skilled MC’s of all time.
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By Oronde Kairi – Carlos Newsome – Google+

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William Michael Griffin Jr. , better known as Rakim is widely regarded as one of the most influential and skilled MCs of all time.  Rakim’s rapping set a blueprint for future rappers and helped secure East Coast hip hop’s reputation for innovative lyricism during the 90’s.

Before his first album in 1986, there were only simple, singular rhymes. Rakim broadened and changed the entire rhyme scheme by creating intricate rhymes and word-play within each line. At the time this was a huge innovation , which paved the way for future rappers to develop their own complex styles.

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The Raw Power Of The Shelby GT500 Eleanor

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Summary

Eleanor was the name given to the GT500 Shelby used in the movie, “Gone in 60 Seconds,” starring Nicholas Cage. It was designed after the 1967 model of the GT500.

The 1967 GT500 could reach 60 mph from a standstill in 7.2 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds. It had a top speed of 132 mph

The GT500 came with two engine choices. The standard V8 engine was 7.1-liter that generated 355 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 420 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,200 rpm.

he 7-liter V8 engine generated 400 horsepower and 475 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,400 rpm, and had a compression ratio of 11.6 to 1. This resulted in a weight-to-power ratio of 8.8 lb. per horsepower.

For the purposes of the stunts in “Gone in 60 Seconds,” the Shelby engine was replaced with a Ford 428 that generated 650 horsepower. This was increased to 1,000 horsepower with nitrous oxide.

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Carlos Newsome‘s insight:

I not kidding.  And I’m not ashamed to admit this.  But I get slightly aroused whenever I see one of these bad boys.  Is that wrong?  Oh well.

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How To Build Your Own Clock

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Horology, the science of measuring time and often referred to as the science of clock making, uses dedicated and precise tools and measurements when constructing the components of a clock. If a horologist were to only marginally err, even as much as being off a fraction of a centimeter, the entire timepiece would not function properly. Because of this incredible learning curve in custom geared clocks, we’re going to use a pre-constructed gear box, and incorporate it into a unique clock of your own design. Prefabricated gearboxes and hands can typically be found at any crafts store.

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JFK Library to Use Kennedy’s Words to Tweet About Current Events

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Summary
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is relaunching its popular @JFKsaid Twitter account on Tuesday to connect Kennedy’s words to current events on Twitter. The account, which has 33,300 followers, had previously been used to live-tweet Kennedy’s presidency, but ended on Nov. 22, the date of his assassination.

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If everyone’s an idiot, guess who’s a jerk?

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Summary

Picture the world through the eyes of the jerk. The line of people in the post office is a mass of unimportant fools; it’s a felt injustice that you must wait while they bumble with their requests. The flight attendant is not a potentially interesting person with her own cares and struggles but instead the most available face of a corporation that stupidly insists you shut your phone. Custodians and secretaries are lazy complainers who rightly get the scut work. The person who disagrees with you at the staff meeting is an idiot to be shot down. Entering a subway is an exercise in nudging past the dumb schmoes.

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