Michael Coast

Michael Coast

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Michael Coast is a writer and editor based in New York City. He is a veteran of the comic book industry, has half a decade of experience working in the lower depths of the film industry, and spends much of his free time running various email chains. He is an expert on movies, literature, pro wrestling, history, junk food, and crossword puzzles. He holds a degree in English from Colgate University. You can read his scattered thoughts (mostly involving pro wrestling) here.

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  1. The Bizarre Life of Thomas Cochrane, British Admiral And South American Mercenary

    The Bizarre Life of Thomas Cochrane, British Admiral And South American Mercenary

    Of all the adventurers to come out of the Napoleonic Era, Thomas Cochrane may have had the most varied career. His travels took Lord Thomas Cochrane to Chile, ...
  2. How Did A French Military Commander Become King of Sweden And King of Norway?

    How Did A French Military Commander Become King of Sweden And King of Norway?

    Charles XIV John of Sweden's reign was not much different than that of other kings. He sat on the throne during a time of relative domestic peace, prosperity, ...
  3. +vote News Flash: The Shining Is Actually A Comedy

    News Flash: The Shining Is Actually A Comedy

    128 votes
    Despite all the plaudits Stanley Kubrick‚Äôs horror classic receives, The Shining isn't scary. It has all the trappings of a horror movie, to be sure: ...
  4. +vote Hulk Hogan's Most Ridiculous Opponents

    Hulk Hogan's Most Ridiculous Opponents

    250 votes
    Of all the crazy wrestling characters in the history of sports entertainment, none is more famous than Hulk Hogan. During the1980s and '90s (before more recent ...
  5. +vote 14 Of The Most Ridiculous Characters To Ever Take A Beating From Steven Seagal

    14 Of The Most Ridiculous Characters To Ever Take A Beating From Steven Seagal

    195 votes
    Few things in the history of cinema are more ridiculous than Steven Seagal characters. Even among action heroes, a category that lends itself to ridiculousness, ...
  6. Emperor Pedro II of Brazil Might Be The Most Widely Beloved Leader In History

    Emperor Pedro II of Brazil Might Be The Most Widely Beloved Leader In History

    The list of Brazilian Emperors is a short one. The Brazilian monarchy lasted for 67 years, ruled first by a father and then by a son, both bearing the name of ...
  7. American (And Canadian) Wrestlers Who Were Bigger In Japan Than In the US

    American (And Canadian) Wrestlers Who Were Bigger In Japan Than In the US

    There are no shortage of American wrestlers who were big in Japan. Many of the big names in wrestling are equally familiar to audiences on both sides of the ...