Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Category: Blog

Dec

30

2014

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How much do the Sharks make per episode? The Sony hack revealed it

Leaked emails between Mark Cuban and his negotiators reveal how much ABC offered to pay him per episode.

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Dec

29

2014

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Introducing the JasonCochran.com Redesign—Now It’s Your Turn

After 200 posts and 4 1/2 years, my site has received a refresh. Take a look—what do you think?

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Dec

7

2014

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How Abe Lincoln Became Our Hero Because a Cow Ate a Weed

Pioneer people lived in terror of "milk sickness." They could not figure out why you'd die if you drank some milk but not other milk. It changed American history.

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Sep

17

2014

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Guidebook of the Year

Tweet I have received the Gold award for Guidebook of the Year in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, which is presented by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. The competition is judged by faculty members of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It is considered by many, including […]

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Sep

3

2014

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Hollywood studios should be National Historic Landmarks

Americans know where the Star-Spangled Banner was written (Baltimore harbor) and where Lincoln was shot (Ford’s Theatre). But where on this planet did the Wicked Witch of the West melt or Bogie say, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” The Alamo happened at the Alamo, but where did Darth Vader say, “Luke, I am your father.”? It happened somewhere.

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Aug

21

2014

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Think times are bad? Here’s some perspective

Time is littered with epochs that were far more alarming and far less hopeful than our own.

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Aug

11

2014

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Awesome photos of Walt Disney World from the early ’70s

A treasure trove of family snapshots from our visits to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in 1973 and the mid-1970s. The place has changed so much it'll blow your mind.

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Aug

7

2014

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Why I’m Leaving Facebook—And the Reason May Surprise You

Tweet If you clicked on this because of that dumb teaser headline, that’s why I’m leaving Facebook. It’s not totally because the privacy concerns. Yes, they are annoying, particularly when the company keeps nibbling away at both its promises and your ability to choose what to make public. When we signed up for social media, we all agreed […]

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Aug

3

2014

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I’m the guest on this week’s Amateur Traveler podcast about Orlando

Tweet The award-winning travel podcast Amateur Traveler invited me to talk about Orlando’s past, present, and future and to share some of my best tips for visiting the theme parks. As usual, I have a lot to say about the place, some of which may ruffle some feathers. It made for an interesting episode. My […]

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Jun

24

2014

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Erasing Lefcourt: Historic Art Deco ceiling ripped out of 1928 building

The loss of the glorious Art Deco ceiling of Manhattan's Lefcourt Clothing Center is just another loss in the rags-to-riches-to-oblivion tale of Lefcourt himself.

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