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  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) - ROUND 2

    01/19/2020 4:16:04 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 192 replies
    me | 1/19/20 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '60s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 26 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '60s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in play-off brackets, along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1 (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3807574/posts)
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 1

    01/12/2020 8:29:13 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 115 replies
    me | 1/12/20 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '60S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '60s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. Round 1 is listing candidate songs in order of preference. (The remaining rounds are handled as play-off brackets, starting with 32 pairs of songs to compare.) ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up play-off brackets for the rest...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the '60s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/07/2020 7:42:22 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 105 replies
    me | 1/7/20 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 2 and 5 years ago I ran "tournaments" to pick the best songs of the '70s and '80s, based on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best were included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3635562/posts I want to do that for the '60s, and some posters expressed interest in the '60s back then.
  • 'Lois Lane' Comic Mirrors Real-World Migrant Crisis

    06/29/2019 1:24:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 36 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 28, 2019 | Graeme McMillan
    DC's new series launches next week. Superman is far from the only member of the Kent household who crusades for truth, justice and the American way. Sometimes, Lois Lane goes for bigger targets (and hits harder) than her superpowered husband, as Heat Vision’s exclusive preview of next week’s debut for Lois’ new solo comic book series makes clear. The new 12-issue Lois Lane series by Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins sees the most iconic reporter in comic books — not to mention the most fearless — do what she does best: Search out the truth behind a story that, as can be seen...
  • You Know the Lorena Bobbitt Story. But Not All of It.

    01/31/2019 12:57:07 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 104 replies
    Slimes ^ | Jan. 30, 2019 | By Amy Chozick
    MANASSAS, Va. Lorena is very matter-of-fact about the whole thing. There, she said as she drove us around in her Kia on a recent afternoon, was the hospital where surgeons reattached John Wayne Bobbitts penis after she cut it off with a kitchen knife as he slept on the night of June 23, 1993. Fifteen minutes away, near Maplewood Drive, was the gravel-strewn field where she disposed of the detached penis out the drivers side window. So, why did she throw it away? I asked. I tried to drive the car, obviously, but I had this thing in my...
  • To Kill a Mockingbird named America's favorite novel ever

    10/23/2018 9:35:48 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 69 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 10/23/2018 | DAVID CANFIELD
    Americas favorite novel ever has been named: Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird. More than four million votes were cast for PBSs The Great American Read program, in which the public was given a list of 100 popular fiction contenders to choose their most-loved book. The contest was introduced in May with the long list, and voting has taken place through the fall, with PBS airing eight episodes spotlighting the novels according to theme: Heroes, What We Do for Love, and on. Celebrities and famous authors were featured in the episodes, providing commentary on their personal favorite books and why...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 5

    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.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 4

    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
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 3

    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
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) - ROUND 2

    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.
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 1

    01/14/2018 7:57:12 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 126 replies
    me | 1/14/18 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '70S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '70s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. NO equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will ONLY be counted if the "ballot" is COMPLETE. *ROUND 1* We begin by taking the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets of 64 for the...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the 70s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/13/2018 6:52:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 72 replies
    me | 1/13/18 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 3 years ago I ran a "tournament" to pick the best songs of the '80s, based first on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best are included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts That's what I want to do for the '70s. (Wouldn't mind doing it for other decades, either!)
  • Who Is Singer Adele Really Saying "Hello" To In Her Song?

    10/23/2017 4:36:19 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 134 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 21, 2017 | A Call For An Uprising
    WHO IS SINGER ADELE REALLY SAYING HELLO TO IN HER SONG? Scotty 復庵で It amazes me... is everyone in the music industry satanic?? Dang it Adel!! Couldn't you just not gone this way? Wow !! You can't watch or listen to anything these days! xara malindi Call thank you for waking people up with these idols Satanists but can you low down on this demon alester Crowley s devil teachings because it affects us
  • The Kennedy Center Honors abandons the arts for pop culture

    08/03/2017 1:03:46 PM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/2017 | Philip Kennicott
    For years now, the Kennedy Center Honors have been devolving from an award that recognizes stellar achievement across a diverse and rich tradition of American arts into an entertainment-driven event that rewards star power and pop-culture cachet. Representatives of the wide range of traditional arts, including classical music, opera and ballet, have been slowly edged out until, it seemed, they were lucky to be represented with a single award among the five given out each year. This year even that toehold looks precarious. Of the five artists to receive the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors, only dancer and choreographer Carmen de...
  • Sequels, Reboots And Remakes Are Bombing In 2017 Is 'Franchise Fatigue' A Reality Or A Buzzphrase?

    07/09/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Movie Pilot ^ | July 5, 2017 | Ricky Derisz
    Each month brings a fresh headline containing Hollywood's favourite new buzzphrase, "franchise fatigue." As big-budget sequels from The Mummy to Transformers: The Last Knight stutter to a halt, the consensus reached by news coverage suggests a collective, audible yawn from audiences, as they grow weary and tired of recycled and repackaged films. But is franchise fatigue really a pressing issue for movie studios to address, or is it nothing more than a buzzphrase, a product of anti-franchise bias? The full story of #boxoffice trends is complex and impossible to define in two words alone (lucky for you, this article has...
  • Did Ariana Grande Swing the UK Election?

    06/09/2017 6:39:23 AM PDT · by Bratch · 22 replies
    Breithbart's Big Government ^ | 9 Jun 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    As stunned Conservatives struggled to explain their election losses in the United Kingdom on Friday morning, one factor emerged as decisive: namely, the high turnout of young voters. The BBC reported anecdotal evidence — not yet backed by formal proof, though widely believed — that a surge in young voters propelled Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his party to historic gains, while holding Prime Minister Theresa May’s party below a majority. What could have propelled young people to support an aging white male politician, whose political views are a throwback to the stodgy, pre-Tony Blair days of the British left?  
  • Fight Back with Jay Howell, 4 June 2017

    06/04/2017 7:12:07 PM PDT · by wku man
    Me, myself and I ^ | 4 June 2017 | wku man
    Click here for today's podcastThe day after: London attacked again, the UK attacked again, Europe attacked again. By white supremacists? No. By right-wing militias? No. By Muslims? Yes.When are we, as members of Western Civilization going to get our heads out of our a**es and admit that Islam is at war with us? Apparently not anytime soon, given the legions of little mind-numbed young idiots at the Ariana Grande/Katy Perry/Justin Bieber/Black Eyed Peas/et al concert in Manchester. Hey dumbasses, it doesn't matter if you love everyone in the world, most of them hate you, and will kill you the first...
  • Star Wars: Kylo is Fastest-Rising American Boys Baby Name in 2016

    05/13/2017 6:21:33 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Screenrant ^ | 5-13-2017 | Jacob Stolworthy
    The Social Security Administration has released its annual list and jumping 2,368 spots to 901 is Kylo, the character played by Adam Driver. It ended at 3,269 in 2015. This comes as no surprise to BabynameWizard.com founder Laura Wattenberg who, the Associated Press reports, states that the names of villains are these days more likely to inspire parents than on-screen heroes. The categorys popular culture-inspired runners up include Creed, Adonis (from Rocky sequel Creed) and Zayn, presumably after former One Direction singer Zayn Malik who is now enjoying a solo career in his own right.
  • Ari Lessier-Jewish Bob Marley

    02/26/2017 5:52:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
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  • The Truth About Popular Culture

    02/05/2017 5:01:22 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Paul Joseph Watson
    IMO, excellent synopsis of today's insane culture and its impact on us and our youth. Paul Joseph Watson is a young guy who nails it perfectly. I think I'll email this along to friends and family. 16 min