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  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

    08/10/2014 8:49:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | Aug 6 2014 | Hugo Martin
    en her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme park pioneer made her an offer: Design costumes for a new ride he was planning for the 1964 New York World's Fair. That ride would be, he promised her, an attraction that would bring joy "to every child from 1 to 100." "I could hardly wait to get there for the first day," recalled Davis, now 85....
  • Plastic Bertrand A Big Fat Phony ('Ca Plane Pour Moi' lawsuit)

    07/30/2010 10:34:48 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Crawdaddy ^ | July 28, 2010 | James Greene Jr.
    You know “Ca Plane Pour Moi”, that wacky punk song Chevy Chase and his family inched through the Louvre to in National Lampoon’s European Vacation? That tune’s been the calling card of one-man Euro New Wave act Plastic Bertrand for decades now, his ace in the hole if he ever got a parking ticket or met a cute young intern. Alas, “Ca Plane” is Plastic Bertrand’s ace no more—today the singer was forced to admit he Milli Vanilli’d that shizzle. It turns out record producer Lou Deprijck sang the version of “Ca Plane Pour Moi” we all know and love....
  • Summertime Blues

    07/15/2010 7:33:55 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2008
    I awoke this morning with an ear worm, for no discernible reason. So I am going to share it with you all. Eddie Cochran, 1958, Summertime Blues
  • Those Immortal Singing Dogs

    12/13/2009 5:37:31 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 16 replies · 801+ views
    Behind The Hits ^ | Fred Clemens
    Remember back in 1970, when you heard that (horrible to some) rendition of “Jingle Bells” by the Singing Dogs? Well, you may not realize this, but those dogs got their start about 15 years earlier, in 1955. “Jingle Bells” was originally part of a medley of tunes sung by the Dogs, beginning with “Pat-A-Cake”, “Three Blind Mice”, and then “Jingle Bells”. The 1955 RCA Victor release also included the effects of a carniv(or)al to showcase their talent, including that of a carnival barker. The record was complemented with a faithful (well, as faithful as could be expected) rendition of Stephen...
  • Hell's Jukebox

    02/10/2007 5:10:39 AM PST · by LibKill · 391 replies · 5,022+ views
    AM Radio | LibKill
    What music do they have to endure in hell? What do the eternally damned listen to? What is the worst song you ever heard? To start things off, I will nominate "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks. For those who do not remember the chorus is: We had joy we had fun We had seasons in the sun But the hills that we climbed were just seasons Out of time......
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 24, 2004

    11/24/2004 4:49:42 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 364 replies · 2,451+ views
    The Verbivores | 11/24/01 | Teacher
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “word for the day”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. ;-) Practice makes on.... gimcrack \JIM-krak\, noun, adjective: gimcrackery; noun 1. A trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw. 2. Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy. The pages in the campaign paper trail released thus far give details on...
  • No Cure for Songs Stuck in Your Head

    10/20/2003 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Fierce Allegiance · 572 replies · 3,128+ views
    Strange News - AP | Mon Oct 20, 9:48 AM ET | By RACHEL KIPP, Associated Press Writer
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Unexpected and insidious, the earworm slinks its way into the brain and refuses to leave. Symptoms vary, although high levels of annoyance and frustration are common. There are numerous potential treatments, but no cure. "Earworm" is the term coined by University of Cincinnati marketing professor James Kellaris for the usually unwelcome songs that get stuck in people's heads. Since beginning his research in 2000, Kellaris has heard from people all over the world requesting help, sharing anecdotes and offering solutions. "I quickly learned that virtually everybody experiences earworms at one time or another," he said. "I think...
  • WARNING: Do You have the dreaded "Earworm"? I'm series.

    10/31/2003 11:35:48 AM PST · by w_over_w · 151 replies · 551+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | October 31, 2003 | David Grimes
    Warning: The following column should not be read by anyone who doesn't want the theme song from "Gilligan's Island" constantly replayed in his or her head for the remainder of the day. Whoops! Too late! "Earworm" is the word a university professor has coined to describe those irritating songs or jingles that get stuck in your head and drive you so crazy that you'd rather leap off a high building than listen to your brain replay "A Lion Sleeps Tonight" one more time. James Kellaris, a University of Cincinnati marketing professor, has done an intensive study of this subject, leading...