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Premier League Managerial Tenure Tracker (updated October 19, 2015)

Premier League Managerial Tenure Tracker (updated October 19, 2015)

Sports
The purpose of this post is rather simple -- in it I'll provide a somewhat regular look at how the tenures of all 20 current Premier League managers stacks up, in a handy dandy graph (or infographic as the kids call it these days). This will be updated on either or a monthly basis, or in the event of a managerial change. An update log is included below the graph. As of October 19, 2015, the longest-serving manager in the Premier League is Arsène Wenger of Arsenal, who has been overseeing the club since September 30, 1996. The manager with the briefest active tenure is Sam Allardyce of Sunderland (10 days). Notes: This chart is now courtesy my other project, SportsPaper.info. Make sure to check out the rest of my sports lists today, as well as my collection of vintage English footb
Graphicity: What Makes Van Halen Great?

Graphicity: What Makes Van Halen Great?

Funny Stuff, Music
I've been listening to A Different Kind of Truth regularly since it came out. Despite being an excellent album, I still read a lot of griping from Van Halen fans about how it's not really Van Halen because Michael Anthony's not there. I can see where they're coming from, but I think that's stretching things a bit. But really, people have been arguing about Van Halen for years. If it's not Michael Anthony, it's the vocalists. So I decided to go through the Van Halen catalog and perform a scientific analysis of their sound. I wanted to know -- what really makes Van Halen tick? What, more than anything else, really makes a Van Halen record sound like Van Halen? Is it Mikey's signature background vocals? Eddie's guitar pyrotechnics? Alex Van Halen's thunderous drumming? David Lee Roth's ...
Graphicity: The Star Wars Prequels — What Went Wrong?

Graphicity: The Star Wars Prequels — What Went Wrong?

Funny Stuff, Movies
With much respect and admiration for the fine work of Mr. Plinkett over at Red Letter Media. If you haven't seen his brilliant and scathingly funny takedowns of George Lucas's cinematic abominations, watch them now. Start with Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Trust me on this. Related articles YouTube Sensation Mr. Plinkett Branches Out With Weekly Review Show (mtv.com) 'George Lucas Strikes Back' in Hilarious Star Wars Spoof (moviefone.com) All three Star Wars prequels explained by LEGO awesomeness (epicblackcar.wordpress.com)
Graphicity: Sources of antiques in the U.S.

Graphicity: Sources of antiques in the U.S.

TV & Radio
I used to fancy myself an amateur antiques person from watching episodes of Antiques Roadshow on PBS.  But Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the History Channel's American Pickers put those dusty old coots to shame.  They've also taught me a very informative lesson about the best places to score antiques of my own (and no, I'm not talking about hitting Singles Night mixers at the local senior center). Related articles The Antiques Roadshow's Five Most Valuable Finds (dailyfinance.com) Why I'm Addicted to American Pickers (chicagonow.com) What's That Song From the 'American Pickers' Promo? (spinner.com)