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  • Forty Years Later, Disagreement About Disco Demolition Night

    07/13/2019 6:32:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    WBUR ^ | July 12, 2019 | Gary Waleik
    On July 12, 1979, 48,000 fans packed Chicago’s Comiskey Park for Disco Demolition Night. Some spectators went out of control. "They got really, I would say, violent," says Darlene Jackson, who was 10 years old when the White Sox held Disco Demolition Night. "It was so primal and tribal." Jackson was jolted as she watched the postgame news reports.
  • Pointless: 40th anniversary of biggest white chimpout

    06/13/2019 7:09:09 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 29 replies ^ | 06/11/2019 | Michelle Kim
    This Thursday (June 13), the Chicago White Sox are giving away 10,000 t-shirts to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Disco Demolition Night, Chicago journalist Robert Feder notes. Written on the t-shirt is: “The Night That Records Were Broken.” The shirt is available as part of the team’s Free T-Shirt Thursdays promotion. According to Feder, Steve Dahl, the radio jockey who stirred up anti-disco sentiment by destroying records, will throw out the game’s honorary first pitch.
  • In Kerala, disco lights keep jumbos off the farm floor

    12/09/2018 4:48:34 PM PST · by mikeIII · 16 replies
    Times of India ^ | 12/9/2018 | Rajeev
    KOCHI: The swirling multicolour LED lights that give dance floors their zing have found a totally different use in Kerala’s Wayanad district. The forest department has deployed .. Read more at: ..

    02/11/2018 3:57:49 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 66 replies
    me | 2/11/18 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.

    02/05/2018 5:08:51 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 55 replies
    me | 2/5/18 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act

    01/29/2018 4:39:27 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 109 replies
    ME | 1/29/18 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act

    01/21/2018 5:42:10 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 168 replies
    me | 1/21/18 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '70s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 28 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '70s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in brackets along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • New York Yankees, what a lousy baseball team (vanity)

    08/24/2017 9:22:39 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 70 replies
    8/25/17 | Ed01
    The New York Yankees are drunk with the power of their metropolis. Their "attitude" is undeserving. Tonight, the Detroit Tigers shredded the Yankees in a game with sniper pitches and bench clearing brawls. Tigers won. Yankees LOST, in so many ways. BTW: LaGuardia airport is almost as much a shthole as the Yankee manager and team.
  • Why Saturday Night Fever Wouldn’t Be a Blockbuster Today

    05/12/2017 8:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2017 | Kyle Smith
    In the closing minutes of Saturday Night Fever, the following events occur: A racist injustice, an attempted date rape, a gang rape, a horrific accidental death with an element of suicide, and (not least) a nighttime ride on the disco-era New York City subway. The film concludes with the hero getting rejected by his lady. Naturally it was one of the biggest hits of 1977. Baby Boomers jammed theaters to see Saturday Night Fever (which earned the equivalent of over $350 million in today’s dollars) and Gen-Xers (like me) either sneaked in to see its forbidden R-rated depravities or...
  • The Daily Win / The Daily Battle, DAY 70

    04/01/2017 9:05:06 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 34 replies
    April 1st, 2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    This is The (not so) Daily Win / SNOWY / The Daily Battle thread. If you wish to be a Winner too, and if you can proudly proclaim, "Still Not Over Winning Yet," all you need do is let me know on this thread. Don't send me a Freepmail, I might miss it. (Warning: All this winning can become highly addictive. If you feel you are becoming too addicted to winning, we urge you to seek help at the Twelve Step Recovery Program, Winners Anonymous) The Internet Acronym 'SNOWY' stands for Still Not Over Winning Yet. Be SNOWY! This thread...
  • 'Liberal snowflake' Hollywood stars come under fire for 'pathetic' video (T)

    01/15/2017 7:49:21 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 1/14/2015 | brit reporters
    Donald Trump's supporters have hit out at Hollywood once again, this time over a video of some of the biggest celebrities defiantly singing before his inauguration. A new clip by W Magazine and Conde Nast Entertainment shows the likes of Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Amy Adams reciting the disco classic I Will Survive. The star-studded cast is seen participating in a 'lyrical improv' reading of the Gloria Gaynor song in the video, released just days before Trump will be sworn in. It's already racked up more than a million views, but many of Trump's most fervent fans found the...
  • Whuuuut

    11/09/2016 9:17:57 AM PST · by American Bro · 5 replies
    The good book | 11/8/2016 | Dick Majorski
    Woe to the non believers
  • Vanity: Our favorite performances from the Gong Show

    09/17/2016 5:56:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 27 replies
    We at and the new England Alliance for liberty and Free markets noticed that there have been a lot of uploads of episodes and sketches from The Gong Show. YES! Everyone's favorite reality show from 1978 and 1977 from before anyone heard of Simon Cowell, before American Idol, before there was America's got Talent, there was THE GONG SHOW! Here now is our favorite sketches. The best we saved for last! 1. Billy and the Billetes 2. RICK CUTLER (MAMA WONT LET ME ON THE GONG SHOW) 3. Michael foster Rivera (MAGICIAN WITH THE PET CHICKEN) 4. FRED TYSON...

    01/12/2016 4:31:35 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Bee Gees
    The Bee Gees - a musical group founded in 1958. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the late 1970s. Tracks: 1) 0:00 Night Fever 2) 03:24 Stayin' Alive 3) 07:24 You Should Be Dancing 4) 11:32 More Than a Woman 5) 14:40 How Deep Is Your Love 6) 18:37 Too Much Heaven 7) 23:27 Fanny...
  • German suspects had deadline for attacks: report

    09/08/2007 10:04:31 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 7 replies · 641+ views
    al Reuters ^ | September 8, 2007 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Three suspected Islamist militants who were planning to attack American targets in Germany had orders to act by September 15 and knew police were hot on their trail before their arrest, a magazine said on Saturday. The plan was foiled on Tuesday when police arrested two German converts to Islam and a Turk in the biggest German police investigation in the last 30 years. According to surveillance details published in Der Spiegel magazine, the men had been given a two-week deadline for their planned strikes in a late August call from northern Pakistan that was monitored by...

    12/17/2015 11:55:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Released: 21 September 1992 | ABBA
  • I’m too sexy for my thumbs; too sexy for my gum, too sexy for my bum…

    12/06/2014 7:07:17 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-6-2014 | MOTUS
    Well this should be fun! Let’s have a “who’s too sexiest” contest. That’s “sexiest” not “sexist” – big difference; one is, like, sexy and the other is like, well, “War On Women.”So first up, the original too sexiest guy: I’m Too Sexy – by one-hit-wonder, Right Said Fred.Next, the 2014 fan fiction remake of I’m Too Sexy – by two-bit-Wonder, Barack Hussein Obama. (h/t Abenaki and Weasel Zippers)Stupid, yet oddly addictive…the “I’m So Sexy” song, I mean. And although it’s a well known fact that Halfrican men can’t dance (‘cos they’re too sexy or something); Big Guy still manages to...
  • ABBA mulls possible reunion: report

    11/10/2013 10:34:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    The legendary Swedish pop group ABBA is mulling a possible reunion next year, singer Agnetha Faltskog said in a German newspaper interview Sunday. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the band's first hit "Waterloo", which won them the Eurovision song contest and catapulted them to fame. ABBA subsequently became one of the world's best-selling pop bands with a string of number one hits such as "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Super Trouper
  • Texas Teacher Dons Same Yearbook Outfit for 40 Years

    07/02/2013 7:35:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 2, 2013 | Katie Kindelan
    Dale Irby of Garland, Texas, did not mean to start a 40-year tradition when he wore a coffee-colored wool sweater vest over a polyester shirt for a yearbook photo in 1973. The first-year teacher, now 63, simply pulled the in-fashion-at-the-time clothing from his closet on picture day. Then the next year, his second as a teacher in the Dallas Independent School District, he did it again, by chance.
  • Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms

    10/03/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/2012
    Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms By CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer – 6 minutes ago Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join returnees Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Kraftwerk among the 15 artists vying for entry. Even in the iPod age, the list of nominees up for induction in 2013 is as eclectic as they come. Nominees differ wildly in sound, origin and influence, ranging from the enduring prog rock of Canadian trio...