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A Comprehensive Guide to ‘Jingle Bells,’ Medford’s Greatest Hit
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Greeting from Jingle Town, er, Medford! Did you know that Medford, the tracksuit to Somerville’s skinny pants, was the birthplace of the enduring Christmas classic “Jingle Bells”? We’ve got a plaque to prove it! James Lord Peirpoint wrote it right there on High Street, in the empty storefront next to the all-you-can-eat sushi place. OK, he was in a tavern because it was 1850 and you still had to order sushi by the roll back then. Savannah, GA claims that Peirpoint wrote the song while living in their sub-tropical sweatbox, but we’re going to treat that claim like we do everything else from below the Charles River. More

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5 Reasons Why 2014 May Have Been The Year of Minaj
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 12 months, you should know that 2014 undoubtedly belonged to Nicki Minaj. Today, Young Money’s First Lady releases her third album “The Pinkprint.” In honor of her indisputable reign, here’s a countdown of her most memorable moments of 2014. More

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Harvard Grad Pulled Over in Florida for Playing ‘F*ck Tha Police’
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Hialeah police officer Harold Garzon has allegedly managed to rack up 16 internal affairs investigations against him during his 17 years on the force. And if this Massachusetts resident and Harvard graduate’s story of traffic ticket woe is true, Garzon should make it 17, one per year of his (not so) distinguished service. More

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Watch An Entire Neighborhood Sync Their Christmas Lights to Music
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It all started back in 2005, when Carson Williams, an electrical engineer in Ohio, used 16,000 lights and a lot of timers to sync his Christmas display to “Wizards of Winter” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The video of his display took the Internet by storm. Now, an entire neighborhood has followed his example, and the result is stunning. More

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Broke Beats: Thelonious Martin – “Wünderkid”
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Curren$y, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller – all these names should be familiar to anyone with a passing fancy in hip-hop. A much less recognizable name is Thelonious Martin, the 22-year-old rapper/producer who brought all these emcees together on a single mixtape. More

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Watch This Guy Sing “All I Want For Christmas Is You” in the Style of 20 Different Musicans
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After Mariah Carey’s brutally poor performance of “All I Want for Christmas is You” during the Rockefeller Center tree lighting Wednesday night, it became clear an alternative was needed. Luckily we found this guy, who can sing Carey’s modern holiday standard in the style of 20 different musicians. More