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  • Celebrating 50 years since The Beatles released Sgt Pepper album

    06/01/2017 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 102 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6-1-2017 | Katie Spencer
    For many, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is The Beatles at their best. When it came out on 1 June 1967 it was unlike anything that had come before it. Experimental and immersive, it pushed musical boundaries. Half a century on, it remains one of the most influential albums of all time, as Beatles author Steve Turner explains: "It was artistically aspirational at a time when most of their contemporaries were still playing beat music of some kind or another. "They had these great ambitions. Paul was starting to go to the theatre, George was listening to Indian music,...
  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Turns 50: Is It The Best Album Ever?

    05/26/2017 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 167 replies
    Billboard Magazine ^ | 05/26/2017 | William Goodman
    The Best Album of All Time. That’s one hell of a claim. Even if The Beatles’ eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band -- released 50 years ago, May 26, 1967, in the U.K. -- is the musically ground-breaking, hyper influential career high-water mark from The Best Band of All Time, those can still sound like fighting words. But there’s no hyperbole here. There’s widespread consensus: Sgt. Pepper’s has topped its fair share of Greatest Albums of All Time lists
  • Most Overrated Historic Figure(s)

    04/20/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT · by MNDude · 223 replies
    There are probably many people in history who have received more credit than they deserved. Excluding any US Presidents in the past century (that would be too easy), what three historic figures do you think are the most overrated?
  • Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Fundraiser Coming Up this Friday

    07/16/2015 9:40:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/15/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Through this kind of decision making, McGraw also supported the campaign of gun control candidate Barack Obama in 2008. He told People Magazine: It’s innate in me to be a blue-dog Democrat. I’m not saying I’m right or wrong, but that’s what I am. My wife and I and our family will do everything we can to support Obama. I like his ideas, I like his energy, and I like the statement he would make for our country to the world.
  • Why Elizabeth Warren Is Overrated

    07/23/2014 8:35:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/23/2014 | David Harsanyi
    The notion that Elizabeth Warren should challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination has been optimistically tossed around in left-wing circles for a while now. Activists at Netroots Nation recently chanted ”Run, Liz, run.” And no doubt, the excitement generated by Warren is a function of her ideological sincerity—a sincerity that’s most obvious when contrasted with Hillary Clinton’s lack of earnestness and pandering.Still, it seems to me that a lot of people are overestimating the appeal, uniqueness, and popularity of Warren. What’s most enticing about Warren right now is the perception of her, not the reality.For starters,...
  • Led Zeppelin to reform with new lead singer

    10/28/2008 2:15:50 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 127 replies · 1,997+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28th October 2008 | BBC News
    'Rock legends Led Zeppelin are planning to tour and record but without frontman Robert Plant. Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon that a new singer was being sought after Plant ruled himself out. The last time the band performed together was at the O2 arena in London in December 2007. Speculation has since been rife that the surviving members of the band, with Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, would go back on the road. Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon said: "We are trying out a couple of singers. "We want...
  • The 15-and-a-half Most Overrated White People

    10/09/2012 3:12:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
    If you want to see the list and its shoddy reasoning check it out at Legal Insurrection (I'm not giving Huffington Post the link, and thus undeserved traffic on this race-baiting garbage)Not holding my breath on the cries of racism that will come from hypocritical liberals...
  • McNabb trade to Vikings is finalized

    07/28/2011 6:06:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 07.28.11
    Donovan McNabb’s controversial stay in the nation’s capital is over. FOXSports.com has learned the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to acquire McNabb in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft and possibly a conditional 2013 draft pick, contingent on certain 2011 performance goals reached by the former Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins quarterback.
  • The Five Most Overrated Rock Bands/Artists Of All-Time

    03/25/2011 1:05:27 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 495 replies · 1+ views
    landofpunt.com ^ | June 3, 2010 | Ryan Hogan
    There is no way to quantify if a band or artist is overrated. ItÂ’s more of a feeling than anything else. There exists in popular music a hierarchy. ItÂ’s been created, and is constantly altered, by both natural and artificial means. At the top sits The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Michael Jackson, U2, and Madonna. At the bottom rests the 8th place American Idol contestant. Everyone else fall somewhere in between. Determining which artists are overrated and which are correctly rated is not a science. ItÂ’s not even an art. ItÂ’s just an exercise to start a conversation. ItÂ’s...
  • Redskins give McNabb $78M extension

    Agent: $78M deal for Donovan McNabb ESPN.com news services The Washington Redskins and quarterback Donovan McNabb have agreed to a contract extension. McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, told The Associated Press that the extension is worth $78 million over five years, with $40 million of the deal guaranteed. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Michael Smith, who first reported the agreement, that McNabb's contract could be worth $88 million if incentives in the contract are reached. McNabb, who will turn 34 later this month, agreed to an extension just two weeks after he was benched at the end of a loss...
  • Heat Lose to Celtics in Debut of Big Three

    10/26/2010 10:23:17 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 32 replies · 1+ views
    LeBron James(notes) and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of “overrated!” They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship. The old Big Three of the Boston Celtics, playing under the franchise’s 17 title banners, beat the new Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade(notes) and Chris Bosh(notes) 88-80 on Tuesday night. The Heat, though, knew it would take time to jell.
  • ESPN Report: McNabb campaigning for T.O.

    04/20/2010 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies · 532+ views
    espn ^ | 4.20.10 | Matt Mosley
    As if Donovan McNabb in burgundy and gold isn't strange enough, now the quarterback's apparently encouraging Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to add his former teammate/nemesis Terrell Owens to the roster. ESPN's Ed Werder, who just returned from Redskins Park, and Sal Paolantonio teamed up on this report.
  • Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb Likely to Be Traded

    02/16/2010 3:48:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies · 1,334+ views
    Nesn ^ | on Feb 15, 2010 7:55:38 PM | Evan Brunell
    The Donovan McNabb trade rumors just keep on heating up. On SportsCenter Live Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said that it would not surprise him to see McNabb traded this offseason.
  • Jennifer Lopez calls Sarah Palin a "bitch" on George Lopez show

    01/19/2010 7:39:45 PM PST · by Niteflyr · 124 replies · 9,296+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/10 | NA
    Jennifer Lopez calls Sarah Palin a "bitch" in Spanish in her opening monologue on "Lopez Tonight".
  • Phil Sheridan: McNabb failed, so did Reid

    01/10/2010 12:18:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 63 replies · 2,174+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 1.10.09 | Phil Sheridan
    The case against Donovan McNabb was made most convincingly here last night by Donovan McNabb.
  • Report: Crabtree offer is reduced

    09/23/2009 10:44:56 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 96 replies · 3,171+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9-15-09 | Daniel Brown
    Michael Crabtree celebrated his 22nd birthday Monday. As an unwanted gift, multiple reports surfaced that the 49ers are poised to drop their offer to the No. 10 overall pick out of Texas Tech. Citing team sources, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports wrote that Crabtree's continued absence makes him less valuable to the 49ers on a prorated basis and added, "Translation: The team just reduced its offer and will continue to do so with each passing week." A day earlier, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that the 49ers sent a letter to Crabtree "modifying" their offer. Responding to the Fox...
  • Is democracy over-rated? (BBC Asks Their Audience)

    03/10/2009 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 617+ views
    BBC UK ^ | 3/9/09 | BBC
    The head of the Chinese parliament has said that his country will never adopt Western-style democracy. Does this matter? Wu Bangguo who ranks second to President Hu Jintao in the Communist Party, told the annual session of the parliament that China would never introduce a system of multiple parties holding office in rotation. Mr Wu said that China would draw on the achievements of all cultures but would not "simply copy" the West. Correspondents say Mr Wu's statement appeared to be a deliberate rejection of calls in China and abroad for greater liberalisation. How important is democracy for people's lives?...
  • GOO-GOO-G'JOOB

    12/07/2008 11:41:50 PM PST · by andrew roman · 30 replies · 1,199+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 8 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Twenty-eight years ago today, John Lennon was murdered here in New York City. I remember that evening as vividly as anything in my life. I was a thirteen year old Beatle freak (a generation removed, but no less fervent) sitting in front of my TV (when I probably should have been in bed asleep) watching Monday Night football when Howard Cosell made the announcement on the air, somewhere around 11PM, that Lennon was dead.As a young teenager who had only recently become a bona-fide Beatlemaniac, his death was a tremendous blow. To the tens of millions of people he touched...
  • Tim Tebow: truly an all-world QB

    06/12/2008 4:28:24 PM PDT · by rhema · 35 replies · 664+ views
    Sporting News ^ | June 10, 2008 | Matt Hayes
    This is where life imitates ... what exactly? What began two years ago with a quirky jump-pass in a college football game has evolved into this extraordinarily surreal life: communicating with heads of state, preaching to prisoners and, yes, circumcising children in a Third World country. All in one offseason. Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in December, the first sophomore to do so. In the six months since, the Florida Gators' iconic 20-year-old quarterback has traveled more than 15,000 miles to be honored by 15 organizations in nine states. A devout Christian, he has spread the gospel all over...
  • Pulitzer winner Norman Mailer dead at 84

    11/10/2007 9:47:43 PM PST · by saganite · 45 replies · 303+ views
    AP/ Yahoo News ^ | 11 Nov 07 | RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK - Norman Mailer, the pugnacious prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead" and "The Executioner's Song," has died at the age of 84. Mailer died Saturday of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital, J. Michael Lennon, the author's literary executor and biographer, said. "He was a great American voice," said a tearful Joan Didion, author of "The Year of Magical Thinking" and other works, struggling for words upon learning of Mailer's death. From his classic debut novel to such masterworks...