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The next time someone tells you they think 1930s music is lame and tame, you let them listen to this little ditty by Patricia Norman, accompanied by Eddy Duchin and his band.

Warning: Explicit language.

That’s right, explicit language. If you don’t like it in your music, please don’t listen. You’ve been warned!

This was the first known song which had the F word in it, and it was absolutely scandalous when it first came out in 1938. In fact, it not only uses the F word, it uses it repeatedly. Read the lyrics and you’ll see why! Too bad there wasn’t a TV performance like the spectacular one by Betty Hutton, albeit to tamer lyrics, at the end of this post.

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This past weekend, I ran my 30th marathon in just under 13 years. Re-energizing afterwards, I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect on what it’s meant to me.

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The trailer promos for X-men First Class were SO awesome! Yet, the music used in them, which made those trailers as fantastic as any other feature of them, were not on the X-men First Class soundtrack! I don’t know why that is, but below is a 7 minute extended version of that music if you love it as much as I do!

The music is a tune called Half the Man, by Kopius Few and Methodic Doubt (2 min MP3 download that’s a bit different than in the video).

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