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Greatness MLB

Ken Griffey Jr. was God

 

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Larry Bird once said, “I think it’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan.”

I think God has more than one disguise, because the same could be said of Ken Griffey Jr.

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Enjoying Life Life Money

My Biggest Fear? Retirement

My parents are living the retirement dream. I fear I’ll never be able to do the same.

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Greatness Hip-Hop

Nas & The Notorious B.I.G. – What Could’ve Been

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Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. are two of the greatest rappers in history.

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Writing

The Problem with Pursuing Perfection

I made two big mistakes today.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Documentaries NBA Sports

“Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” [2010]

HBO Sports documentary on how the rivalry of Magic Johnson & Larry Bird shaped modern basketball and launched the modern NBA.

Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Films Greatness Movies

“Batman Begins” Teaser Trailer [2004]

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It’s hard to remember now, but back in 2004, superhero films were bright, colorful, and a bit silly.

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Hip-Hop Rap

Rap Alfred Hitchcock

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“Only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace”

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The Musical Outcast

Sorry, But There’s No Such Thing as “Real Rap”

For my second piece for England’s The Musical Outcast, I analyze the idea of “real” hip-hop.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Films Movies

Eric Stoltz: The Original Marty McFly

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Eric Stoltz is a really good actor. Depending on your age or tastes, you may known him from Mask or Pulp Fiction or Killing Zoe or, sadly, Glee. However, he originally would’ve been known to all of us as Marty McFly. Alas, the part was given to Michael J. Fox and his career went through the stratosphere.

From the 25th anniversary trilogy blu-ray:

Here is a follow-up video that shows Stoltz is still (kinda) in the final cut:


Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Greatness Hip-Hop Process

Scraps From Eminem’s Notebook

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I’m always interested in an artist’s process – where they work, how they develop ideas, what tools and technology they use. Looking at Eminem’s pages, I’m fascinated how these turn into fully formed songs.