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  • Daily Life and Popular Culture in the 1950s

    10/12/2020 1:56:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    Daily Funnies for Seniors & 50+ ^ | 10/12/2020 | unknown
    Long, but wonderful
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 6

    05/31/2020 7:40:52 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 52 replies
    me | 5/31/20 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The FINAL 4! Votes due: Sunday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (My birthday, FYI; don't disappoint me!) 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (NO abstentions this time! Must vote both contests - you can handle 2, cantcha?) 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 ('50S) - ROUND 5

    05/24/2020 7:55:49 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 5/24/20 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The GREAT 8! Votes due: Sunday, May 31 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from some pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please, or anything less than half!) 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 ('50S) - ROUND 4

    05/17/2020 5:09:25 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 56 replies
    me | 5/17/20 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from some pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please, or anything less than half!) 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 ('50S) - ROUND 3

    05/11/2020 4:12:26 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 68 replies
    ME | 5/11/20 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, May 17 @ 6:00 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! No onesies, please.) 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 ('50S) - ROUND 2

    05/03/2020 8:01:23 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 96 replies
    me | 5/3/20 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! Due date: Sunday, May 10 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '50s per BILLBOARD, along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1, and pairs them in play-off brackets. Round 1: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3838848/posts
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) ROUND 1

    04/25/2020 1:15:11 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 122 replies
    me | 4/25/20 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! The baseline for the contest is the top 7 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 reactionaries. Round 1 involves listing all 10 #7 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, which we'll pare from 10 songs to 4 (to set up play-off brackets...
  • (VANITY) How about another music tournament? This times, '50s!

    04/19/2020 2:41:27 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 113 replies
    me | 4/19/20 | me
    Anyone want to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '50s? At the start of this year, as well as 2 and 5 years ago, I ran "tournaments" to pick the best songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s, based on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best were included! Normally it'd probably be next year before I'd even attempt. But given this stay-home COVID nonsense, I thought maybe everyone would like another something to do. You can view how the earlier versions played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3818895/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3635562/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts I can do this...
  • The Story Behind The Song: 'It Is No Secret: What God Can Do'

    04/28/2015 8:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    We've all had the experience of getting a song stuck in our head for an extended period of time. If you're really unfortunate, that song may be one by Christopher Cross or Air Supply. But sometimes, these "earworms," as they are dubbed, can lead to good things. That recently happened to one of us right here at BreakPoint. While reading a biography of the early 20th century evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, my colleague and friend Roberto Rivera found himself humming and singing the gospel song "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)." He's not sure why the song popped...
  • Nostalgic Christmas Flashbacks

    12/22/2014 8:05:32 PM PST · by mountn man · 13 replies
    For those of you who grew up in the 50's and 60's, especially in Chicago, here are some Christmas flashbacks for you.
  • The people who are STILL living like it's 1951: Captivating portraits take a look inside America's..

    01/22/2014 12:01:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2014 | Olivia Fleming
    t may be 2014 to the rest of us, but for the subjects in Jennifer Greenburg’s photographs, it is still 1951. The assistant professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest has been photographing America's Rockabilly community for more than ten years; people that not only dress like it’s the Fifties, but also drive perfectly preserved Cadillacs and decorate their homes with furniture to rival the retro sets of Mad Men. 'At first I thought the culture was about fashion,' the 36-year-old photographer told MailOnline. 'Then I realized it was much, much, more than that. I realized that this was a...
  • Los Angeles in the 50s (video)

    03/29/2013 1:44:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Motoring through LA in the early 1950s one's shocked to see freeways that are wide open, streetcars, even Model A Fords still on the streets, a bustling downtown and the first malls, a Ford and Chevrolet Factory and it all looks so clean.
  • A Nostalgic New Year's Look At The 1950s

    12/31/2012 6:51:01 AM PST · by NYer · 93 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 27, 2012 | Mark Hendrickson,
    New Year’s observances blend recollections of the past, celebrations in the present, and anticipation of the future. For a variety of reasons, I’m feeling nostalgic this year. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the decade of my childhood—the 1950s.In October, my wife and I saw a play in which people weary of the hectic pace of contemporary life could escape to an “authentic” 1950s community where the more relaxed pace of the past had been recreated. In the play, the benefit of relocating to the ’50s was a simpler, less stressful life, but it came at a price—enduring...
  • What Einstein Was to Physics, CHUCK BERRY is to Rock -n- Roll

    11/22/2012 3:46:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Where to start... the guy basically invented modern rock-n-roll and inspired all others that followed, no less: the sound, the look, the moves- songs about hot cars and beautiful girls. It's basically impossible to create or perform rock-n-roll music without borrowing some element from him... Legendary guitarist Kieth Richards said of the first time he heard Berry playing his signature hit 'Johnny B. Goode': "Floored me... knocked me out. After (hearing) that, I knew what I wanted to do..."  Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry -dob 10.18.26- is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and it's surely an understatement to say he's 'one of the pioneers of rock'. With hits like...
  • London from the back of a bus (Great 1950's Video of a bygone era)

    11/13/2011 5:39:56 PM PST · by timeywimey · 67 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 11-13-2011
    A short silent film of London taken from the back of a vehicle showing some of the best recorded ordinary-street scenes ever. What are now termed Classic Cars abound in this as yet undated film. It has the early 1950's aura to it. It wouldn't have been during the 40's and it was definitely not the 1960's, safe to say approximately early 1950's. Great colour film for the period.
  • Take Me Back To The Fifties (flash video)

    08/29/2011 3:28:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    http://oldfortyfives.com/TakeMeBackToTheFifties.htm
  • My (very slimming) week as a 50s housewife. Amanda Cable loses weight and finds inner peace

    04/12/2011 4:50:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 12, 2011 | Amanda Cable
    Scientists say Fifties housewives consumed far fewer calories and were much fitter and healthier than modern women. We asked writer Amanda Cable to spend five days as a housewife in still-rationed 1953 and keep a diary. Amanda, 41, lives in Blackheath, South-East London with photographer husband Ray, 45, and children Ruby, 12 and twins Charlie and Archie, nine. MONDAY: My day begins at 7am with a bloodcurdling scream. My children have discovered I have confiscated their phones and gadgets. They storm into my room but stop dead at the sight of me in a tight-waisted cotton dress, and applying full...
  • American car show opens in Västerås

    07/05/2008 9:55:59 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 190+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/04/2008 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    The 'biggest American car show in the world' opened in Västerås in central Sweden on Thursday. More than 10,000 cars are expected for the Big Meet 2008 show. The annual event started 31 years ago and was founded by Kjell Gustafsson who has seen it grow from the humble beginnings of 40-80 cars in a parking lot in Anderstorp. "Just to keep the show going over three days costs 1.5 million kronor ($252,000). 160 officials work with this. That is around the same as the Hultsfred festival," Gustafsson said to Di.se. The Big Meet 2008 show will take place over...
  • SWEDEN HAS MORE CLASSICS THAN CALIFORNIA - Sweden's greasers cruisin' in classic US wheels

    07/13/2007 6:26:44 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 65 replies · 2,067+ views
    www.motoring.co.za ^ | 07/13/2007 | Pia Ohlin
    Vaesteraas, Sweden - Thousands of mint-condition Chevrolets, Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles from the 1950's boulevard-cruise with Brylcreemed greasers draped over the steering wheel and rock 'n roll hits blaring on their radios. You might think you've been transported back a half-century to small-town America but, no, this is a scene found in any number of towns across Sweden where the early days of the US car culture never went out of style.
  • American Decadence—Part 4 of 4

    06/30/2007 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 6 replies · 544+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 6/29/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    American Decadence—Part 4 of 4 The Characteristics of an Uncivilized People by Reginald Firehammer [American Decadence—Part 3] The Sign of a Child There is another feature of declining cultures, such as ours, which to many is quite bewildering—the sexual exploitation of children which I've documented in this article. The bewildering aspect of this is not just the horrors it inflicts on young boys and girls, which are bad enough, but what kind of people could be part of that horror and what attracts them to it. This, again, is nothing new, because most of the world has never been civilized,...