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  • Weird Foods People Ate During The 1950s

    05/10/2022 10:42:14 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 113 replies
    Conquerer ^ | 5/15/21 | Conquerer
    Weird Foods People Ate During The 1950s
  • History: War hero Wallenberg was executed in Soviet gulag

    02/20/2018 1:34:22 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Ian Traynor
    A senior Russian official finally admitted that Stalin's secret police shot dead Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of central European Jews from the gas chambers of Auschwitz in 1944 and 1945. For decades the Soviet authorities insisted that Wallenberg had died of a heart attack in 1947 in a Soviet prison, but speculation about his fate grew into a full-blown mystery as gulag inmates surfaced to report sightings of the Swede in Siberia into the 1950s.
  • Biden job approval second lowest among presidents since 1950s: Gallup

    04/22/2022 1:39:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/22/2022 | Elizabeth Crisp
    President Biden’s approval numbers remain stuck at near-record lows as he faces a series of setbacks, according to a new poll. The latest Gallup survey released Friday finds that roughly 41 percent of U.S. adults approve of the job Biden is doing just over a year into office, about the same as previous surveys showing him underwater among the public.
  • (Vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 7 - THE FINAL!

    02/27/2022 9:48:32 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    author | 2/27/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 7 – THE FINAL Votes due: Sunday, March 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 2 songs, 1 pair, 1 winner! Vote for your favorite. Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. See the pair in my next reply post. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title – act The survey is at 1950s survey Final My YouTube playlist is at 1950s playlist Final
  • (Vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 6

    02/20/2022 10:33:20 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 21 replies
    author | 2/20/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 6 ROUND 6 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 6 – THE FINAL 4 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. See run-down of the pairs in my next reply post. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title – act The survey is at 1950s...
  • (Vanity)TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 5

    02/13/2022 9:49:18 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    author | 2/13/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 5 – THE GREAT 8 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: Rd 1A, Rd 1B Round 2: Rd 2 Round 3: Rd 3 Round 4: Rd 4
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 4

    02/06/2022 9:43:03 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    author | 2/6/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! ROUND 4 – SWEET 16 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: 1A, 1B Round 2: 2 Round 3: 3
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 3

    01/30/2022 9:23:37 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 1/30/22 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title - act Rounds 1A and 1B: ToCT Rd 1A, ToCT Rd 1B Round 2: ToCT Rd...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2

    01/23/2022 10:46:56 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 35 replies
    me | 1/23/22 | me
    (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2 ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! DUE DATE: Sunday, Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm (Eastern) Round 2 is the start of the play-off tournament style. It starts with 32 pairs of the best 64 songs as chosen by YOU, from Rounds 1A and 1B. Round 1A and 1B: Round 1ARound 1B
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/16/2022 9:29:33 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 58 replies
    me | 1/16/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    TOURNAMENT FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1B – ‘50sThe baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts.Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part B, as before with A last week, will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down again because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with 32 pairs of songs to...
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/09/2022 11:35:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 93 replies
    author | 1/9/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1A – ‘50s The baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts. Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part A (as well as B next week) will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with...
  • (vanity) Tournament of 1950s music

    01/07/2022 7:31:38 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 96 replies
    me | 1/7/21 | me
    Who would like to start up another tournament of chart-toppers from the '50s? I have a whole new format planned. As always, you can be on a ping list if you are not already!
  • Longing for the "LONG AGO"

    10/06/2021 6:32:38 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    email from friend | 10/06/2021 | unknown
    Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot. There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me. For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn. We longed for love and romance, and waited for our prince. Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since. We danced to 'Little Darlin', and sang to 'Stagger Lee' and cried for Buddy Holly In the Land That Made Me, Me....
  • Niall Ferguson: How President Ike Eisenhower’s 1950s America Beat The ‘Asian Flu’ Pandemic With Science & Common Sense

    05/01/2021 9:24:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 05/01/2021 | Niall Ferguson
    This essay is adapted from Mr. Ferguson’s new book, “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,” which will be published by Penguin Press on May 4. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.In 1957, the U.S. rose to the challenge of the ‘Asian flu’ with stoicism and a high tolerance for risk, offering a stark contrast with today’s approach to Covid-19...“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven!” Wordsworth was talking about France in 1789, but the line applies better to the America of 1957. That summer, Elvis Presley topped...
  • Game of their Lives - 2001 HBO Documentary (The NFL in the 1950s)

    03/06/2021 2:32:30 PM PST · by ETL · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2001 | HBO
    deputay [YouTube uploader]“The NFL in the 1950’s was a completely different world for players, their families, and fans than what would arrive a little over a decade later.This is a great documentary featuring many players who are sadly no longer with us. HBO Sports documentaries are hard to find about a year after their original run, so I thought I’d share...”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQqurzLCEmI
  • How the Government Made You Fat

    09/23/2019 11:40:08 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 125 replies
    PragerU ^ | 9/23/2019 | Bret Scher
    How is it that ever since the government began telling us what to eat, we have gotten fatter and sicker? In 1977, when the government first set dietary guidelines, the average American male weighed 170 pounds. He now weighs 197. It’s not any better for women —145 to 170. And you don’t need an academic study to know the same thing is happening to kids. Just look around. The weight gain has real-life consequences: the percentage of Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes—a condition that can lead to severe medical issues—has risen from 2% in 1977 to over 9% in...
  • You Cheated--The Slades (1958)

    01/20/2021 11:49:05 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 12 replies
    "You Cheated" By the Slades, from Austin, Texas.
  • Top songs of 1958 (Pure nostalgia for the old timers)

    01/18/2021 8:03:07 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 84 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1958 | Various Artists
    My own favorite from that year was from The Everly Brothers, “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
  • The American Dream - Cruisin the 50's (take a 90-min sanity break!)

    01/05/2021 10:23:53 PM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2020 | Old Age Teddyboy
    Old Age TeddyboyCruising culture was an evolution of old traditions of strolling down Main Street or around the town square.Although cruising was predominantly boys showing off their cars (ostensibly to meet girls), groups of girls joined in cruising as well. One appeal of cruising was that youths could evade the supervision of parents and family.Driving slowly down long, straight streets, preferably with many traffic lights to increase opportunities to talk to other cruisers or pedestrians, was only one part of cruising. Cruisers would also gather in parking lots, particularly those of drive-ins, and listening to Rock`n`Roll from their radios.Sit back...
  • Why the Fifties Loom Large in Our Thinking

    12/08/2020 3:22:14 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | December 8th 2020 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    As Kevin Williamson observes, the 1950s still play something of an outsized role in the American imagination:Americans talk about the postwar years — the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy years — as though they were a kind of golden age. They weren’t, and damned few of us would be happy with the political settlement that existed then: The Left may cheer the high statutory tax rates of the time, but actual tax collections in those years were almost exactly what they are today, and as much as 80 percent of that Eisenhower-era tax revenue was spent on the military and national...