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What It’s Like to Have Your Own Bobblehead Doll

In short, it’s really awesome. Usually only baseball players or famous athletes or members of KISS qualify for the full bobblehead treatment, but lucky for me, when I was best man at my brother’s wedding, he gave me a bobblehead doll with my likeness as a gift. The doll has been on my desk ever since. Most of the time, I smirk when I notice …

The Unexplainable Awesomeness of Jumping High to Touch Stuff

Jon Finkel jumping

Kid 1: “You think you can touch that?” Kid 2: “Let me see.” And with that, one of the oldest and most enjoyable games in the history of mankind continues. I imagine little 5-year-old cave boys walking out of their caves, tens of thousands of years ago, spotting a tree branch seven-feet off the ground and grunting to each other a version of the above …

My Unbeatable Case for Why ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ is the #1 Workout Song of All Time

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Written by: Jon Finkel THAT OPEN Don’t call it a comeback!!!*  Oh, man. Has there ever been a more definitive, powerful declaration to start a song? Ever? Have the first five words of a song ever been sung with more anger/purpose/built-up rage? Have the first five words of a song ever said so much in so few syllables? “Don’t call it a comeback!” is concise …