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  • (Vanity) Participate in the 70s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/13/2018 6:52:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 71 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
  • Melania Trump Is Fashionable, But She's Unlikely To Become A Fashion Icon Like Michelle Obama

    01/23/2017 6:49:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 259 replies
    forbes ^ | 20JAN17 | Rachelle Bergstein , CONTRIBUTOR
    Today, America gets a new First Lady. Shes beautiful a former model! with an impeccable wardrobe and the money to buy all the couture she wants. So why, when President Trump and his family are long out of the White House, and his administration is enshrined in the annals of history, will Michelle Obama a woman with no connection to the fashion industry before she came into public view be remembered as the more iconic of the two?Its simple. Becoming an iconis about more than just a pretty face and an international platform. ------ SNIP ------
  • 'Obama Out': President ending reign as pop culture king

    01/05/2017 6:21:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2017 1:17 PM EST | Nancy Benac
    From his campaign fist bump to his theatrical mic drop at the last White House correspondents dinner, Barack Obama ruled as Americas pop culture president. [] And, months before the end of his term, he delivered what could be his with-it farewell line as he ended his remarks at the correspondents dinner by embracing a gesture popularized by rappers and comedians. Obama out, he deadpanned, as he dropped his microphone and left the lectern. [] For all the fascination with Obamas pop culture finesse, there was a downside. Eric Dezenhall, a Washington crisis management consultant and former Reagan administration official,...
  • Good-time Censorship of Language and Your Brain

    10/13/2016 7:44:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Words... The purpose of giving us the right words to say is really to eliminate other things we might say. Things not approved by the pop culture and the State January 13, 2016, FoxNews.com: An email sent last week to Tinseltowns A-listers by Associate Director of Public Engagement at the White House Jesse Moore titled Artists & Entertainers Unite to #StopGunViolence and addressed to Family offered Twitter-ready talking points for showing support for President Obamas gun control agenda. FoxNews.com, which obtained a copy of the email, compared it to tweets sent by such stars as Ashton Kutcher, and...
  • Central Michigan should give the game back, but it won't happen

    09/11/2016 3:47:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 9 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | September 10, 2016 | Berry Tramel
    STILLWATER On the corner of Knoblock and Mathews, the southeast exterior of Gallagher-Iba Arena had turned into an impromptu Central Michigan pep rally Saturday. Players, parents and fans partying in the golden Oklahoma afternoon. Chippewas coach John Bonamego, smoking a victory cigar that seemed bigger than the football Corey Willis carried across the goal line on the play that shouldn't have existed, smiled from ear to ear. The coach who beat cancer last year had now beaten the 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, 30-27. The Chippewas' first victory over a ranked team in a quarter century. Maybe the greatest Central...
  • Happy 75th Birthday Bob Dylan!!

    05/25/2016 4:51:11 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-24-16 | Lisa France
    Bob Dylan ain't talkin', just walkin' down this thing called life and today is one of his milestones. We aren't sure how he is celebrating, but the internet is showing him a bunch of love Tuesday in honor of his 75th birthday.
  • Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell and More Will Campaign Against Gun Violence at Oscars By Wearing 'Br

    02/28/2016 8:30:28 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies
    people.com ^ | 2/26/2016 | Naja Rayne
    Hollywood A-listers will be supporting more than their favorite films on Sunday at the Academy Awards. Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and others will add a specific piece of jewelry to their wardrobes for the night, as they promote a campaign against gun violence in the United States. "This awards season, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is teaming up with Hollywood to lift up the stories of the 90 Americans killed every day by gun violence," a press release from the campaign states. "On the red carpet, high-profile celebrities will join the effort to shed light...
  • Street Art, Pop Culture and The Rise of Ted Cruz

    11/25/2015 5:49:31 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 41 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Melissa Dawdy
    Conservatives like to talk big about taking back the culture, but generally they suck at selling freedom. Having ruled pop culture for years, liberals tell their story by infusing everything from movies to visual art and music with their propaganda. Then, this happened: Created in 2012 by the Republican street artist, Sabo, the “Ted Cruz with Tattoos” poster became culturally iconic for its frank and sexy message, and the fact that the liberal media tripped all over itself to promote it before they figured out that conservatives actually loved the image. Shortly after, a secret confederacy of right-of-center marketing professionals...
  • What 'Game of Thrones' Says About America

    10/13/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by fwdude · 49 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | September 23, 2015 | Jim Denison
    HBO's Game of Thrones won the Emmy Award last Sunday for Best Drama. What does its popularity say about us? Writing for The Atlantic, Christopher Orr recently asked, "Why does the show feature so much sexual violence?" (his italics). Fans claim that Game of Thrones merely reflects the novels on which it is based. But Orr notes that the show's writers "have gone out of their way, time and time again, to ramp up the sexual violence well beyond their source material." Why? What do the show's producers know about our society? Pornography sites receive more regular traffic than Twitter,...
  • Black Lives Don't Matter: No Lives Matter When Life Is Not Sacred

    08/26/2015 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Star Parker
    Video number eight from the Center for Medical Progress has been released, containing segments of material from its previous seven videos, depicting Planned Parenthood's gruesome commerce in infant body parts. This includes commerce in intact cadavers. One segment shows an executive of one of its client firms laughing about it. This latest video has provoked a new round of demonstrations by thousands across the nation to continue to raise awareness about the sickening, inhumane, and yes, uncivilized behavior that is tolerated in our nation. And even more unbelievably, that taxpayer funds (more than $500 million dollars annually) are funneled...
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/20/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 178 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • Things You Cant Wear to a Music Festival, According to Social Justice Internet(no joke!)

    04/14/2015 10:11:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/13/2014 | Katherine Tempf
    Music-festival season is underway, and its important to make sure to dress appropriately not just for the weather, but for cultural sensitivity as well. If youre not sure what I mean, thats okay! I spent some time on Social Justice Internet today finding some helpful tips so that you can understand what I mean and why its so important: Aside from obvious no-nos like Native-American headdresses or Indian bindis, you also need to make sure that the patterns on your clothes arent offensive. Thats right its not enough to simply make sure your shirt is clean and doesnt...