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Who is Captain Salazar?

The New Pirates of the Caribbean Teaser Trailer This week we had a little bit of excitement with the new Pirates of the Caribbean teaser trailer being released.  With all the superhero and Star Wars movies, I kind of forgot about Jack Sparrow and company.  The trailer is more of a clip then a typical trailer.  Check out the video below if you haven't seen it.   Captain Salazar, the Man of Mystery Perhaps I should say ghost of mystery rather than man.  Captain Salazar, a ghost captain, is the focus of the teaser trailer.  Jack Sparrow, the face of the franchise is missing from the trailer.  I believe this is a good thing.  It give the movie a bit...

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Creepy Month: Memento Mori

Creepy month is a new series we want to try this year, and it involves theming our store and blog posts around the creepiest of the creepy in anticipation of Halloween. Creepy month will start October 1st, and will last through Halloween. We wanted to try this because of our love of the macabre, and we want to engage our readers in different ways, so let us know if you like it! This installment of Creepy Month will go over the act of Memento Mori, something that we've been over in a previous post: The Meaning Behind The Skull and Crossbones. But not in detail, and I've been really getting into the whole concept, as well as the classical art...

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The Top Hat Wearing Voodoo Spirit, Baron Samedi

Not the Kind of Spirit you Drink Baron Samedi is one of the Loa or spirits in Voodoo.  He is most often seen in Haitian Vodou and Lousiana  Voodoo.  The Baron is the spirit of the dead.  He is the head of the Guédé family of Ioa.  His spirit family theme is death, resurrection and fertility.  Samedi is often associated with ancestors and magic. Baron Samedi, I presume The Baron is most often depicted with a top hat and a long-tailed coat.  His face is painted with a skull design or is a skull.  Sometimes Samedi is pictured with dark glasses and cotton in his nose.  He enjoys tobacco and rum.  The colors associated with him are black and purple.  Voodoo Samedi...

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Longboard Bearings Ceramic Vs Steel

Ceramic Bearings vs. Steel Bearings for Longboards Two of the most common types of wheels for longboards are made from ceramic bearings and steel bearings. Each of these materials have different characteristics and aspects that must be taken into consideration whenever purchasing a longboard. Experts have always recommended ceramic bearings instead of steel bearings for a wide number of reasons. Ceramic bearings contain many different factors that are quite prevalent in the use of longboards, and consequently make up a big component of longboards for all types of riders, including professional longboard riders. Characteristics One of the most beneficial characteristic of ceramic bearings is its overall measurement. All ceramic bearings have the standard measurement of 0.8mm which directly represents the...

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