Spring is right around the corner and with the temperature warming up, so will the sports, concert and theater events in March. This month features plenty of great holidays including St. Patrick's Day, If Pets Had Thumbs Day and International Fanny Pack Day. Whatever you're into, there are plenty of great things going on in March. Check out an overview below.
Bruce Springsteen: "The Boss" is back and about to embark on yet another tour with the E Street Band. The tour begins on March 18 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.
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Straight No Chaser: The a cappella group that was originally created on the campus of Indiana University before becoming a YouTube sensation will head out on a North American tour starting March 6 in Winnipeg.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Having sold over 70 million albums during their storied career, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have fans worldwide. Those fans will have a chance to see RHCP in person when they start their tour March 29 in Tampa, FL.
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So yesterday we had quite a debate around the office about whether Transformers count as superheroes or not. It even came up in our team meeting, and the discussion got quite heated, with no clear winner.
So we decided to take the debate to our blog and let you all weigh in. Tim and Mike both fought hard for their sides, so below you can see each of their arguments. Once you've decided which side of the line you fall on, take our poll and let us know whether YOU think Transformers should count as superheroes. And if you would like to expand upon your answer, tell us why you chose what you did in the comments. Let the debate begin!
Oh Punxsutawney Phil, why would you do this to me?
For those who have not found out yet, P. Philly (my new nickname for him) saw his shadow today, which apparently means that we will now have to suffer through a long winter. I don't know about you, but I do not want six more weeks of winter. No more snow, no more cold weather, no more short days and no more slipping on ice. Come on, Punxy Brewster (another new nickname, I'm still working out the kinks), you know that you want the warmer weather too!
According to the always reliable Wikipedia, Funky Punxy (ok, i'll stop now) is correct with his prediction only 39% of the time. So we have that going for us.
Below is a classic scene from the movie "Groundhog Day" starring the always-funny Bill Murray, a movie that everyone should check out if they have a chance. (Disclaimer: I do not condone the eating of groundhogs; it gives can give you paranoia to the point that you are afraid of your own shadow.)
Halloween is only ten days away! Right now many of you are probably finalizing your costumes (or buying them). Then it will be time for trick-or-treating, celebrations, and lot and lots of sugar.
Let's take a moment to compare the holiday's most famous characters.
||18th century Europe
||Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897)
||Hugues, the Wer-Wolf (1838)
||Werewolf of London (1935)
||Teen Wolf (1985)
||Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
||Teen Wolf Too (1987)
|Pop culture representative
|Non-Twilight pop culture representative
||Remus Lupin, Harry Potter
|How they're formed
||Bitten by a vampire
||Bitten by a wolf
|Representative in food
||You. All of you.
||Immortality, increased strength, flying (as a bat)
||Increased strength, speed, warm coat of fur
||Stakes, sunlight, holy water, garlic
||Fleas, silver bullet, rye, mistletoe, wolfsbane (historically)
|Duration of change
||Usually only at full moon
If you don't have anything to do on or near Halloween, or are looking for another activity, then check out the Halloween-themed events we have listed. Vampire-lovers, there are also a handful of vampire-themed shows. Sorry, werewolf fans, there is nothing specifically about werewolves right now.