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  1. Break Up Songs - for me!

    My local karaoke bar this Sunday is doing a Break Up Song contest. Best performance gets good stuff. Help me get good stuff. I don't have the broadest range in the world, and I have trouble performing at a high vocal register - mid-range...

    Started by Ramses‎, 29 Mar 2011 04:42 PM
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  2. "Historical" songs

    I have learned so much from music. p-L0NpaErkk Exactly how bad is "the east side of Chicago"? What spurned Al Capone into declaring war on the city? Why is it all those pussies always say he got caught for tax evasion when this song makes it...

    Started by Peeta Mellark‎, 30 Mar 2011 08:07 PM
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  3. Atlas Shrugged

    There's a two minute clip from the upcoming film adaptation making the rounds: F7cS2L0iN0s

    Started by Zuul‎, 28 Mar 2011 07:34 PM
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  4. Let's Talk About Musicals

    Sort of inspired by the Singin' in the Rain discussion here. For the purposes of this thread, we are discussing both stage and film musicals. In general, I don't like them. I especially don't like the musicals most numbers bring the plot to a...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 14 Jun 2010 04:08 PM
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  5. What's your favorite book of all time?

    I'm not sure I have one very very favorite. It might be Anne of Green Gables, though. Definitely a top contender.

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 22 Feb 2011 10:43 PM
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  6. Blue Bloods and the case of the poor writing that took me out of the story (spoilers ep11)

    So, I'm watching Blue Bloods. Fairly good, though quite predictable and very, very American. I've had a few reactions previously, but this one really killed it for me. <spoiler space, dunno if necessary> . . . . . . .

    Started by Claptree‎, 13 Mar 2011 06:38 AM
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  7. Dame Elizabeth Taylor RIP

    Elizabeth Taylor, aged 79, and winner of two Oscars has died. She was one of the most beautiful actresses to grace the screen and had a tempestuous off-screen life as well. She will be missed.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 23 Mar 2011 09:27 AM
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  8. Songs you absolutely hate.

    These are all songs I'm subjected to at work, and since it was a quiet night tonight, I was inspired to start this thread. Right now I'm pretty sick of Augustana's "Boston", where the singer says that he thinks he'll go to Boston where "no one...

    Started by Taumpy‎, 27 Feb 2010 10:07 PM
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  9. Anyone else watch Darby O'Gill and the Little People this week?

    Yes, the 1959 forgotten Disney classic that includes a singing Sean Connery and the enchanting Janet Munro who died far too young. If you have never seen this and have kids, you should really rent it. If you have seen it you should watch it...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 19 Mar 2011 09:49 PM
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  10. Computer as Jeopardy contestant

    Up against two of the great human contestants. Anybody gonna watch? Predictions?

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 14 Feb 2011 12:41 PM
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  11. St. Patrick's Day Megamix!

    GKExPzTWFJU cBGkhPx529g oWVLXxrttHo qDX7cApv934 Keep 'em comin! Only 2 days left.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 14 Mar 2011 04:07 PM
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  12. The wine thread

    Good evening friends, Tonight, I am drinking Coppola's Rosso, which is a blend of 48% Zinfandel, 27% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon I generally avoid blends, but this particular wine is a rather nice table wine considering the $9.00 (USD)...

    Started by longhair75‎, 19 Apr 2009 10:21 PM
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  13. Rainy Day Reading

    It's a drizzly, gray, hot-cocoa sort of day over here. The perfect time to curl up with a good book. For me, these kinds of days go perfectly with Sherlock Holmes stories, or mysteries in general. What books are you drawn to on rainy days?

    Started by Orual‎, 06 Mar 2011 02:55 PM
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  14. Blade Runner 2 - Sequel Time

    Warner Brothers are looking to make a sequel of what is considered one of the finest, if not the finest, sci-fi film of all time. The good news is that they are not looking to make a direct sequel of the book, if only because Harrison Ford might...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 04 Mar 2011 06:57 AM
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  15. Anyone watching The Amazing Race tonight? (SPOILERS)

    I'm already rooting for the cowboys to win. Most of the teams seem like they'll be fun to see again. Not so sure about Luke and his mother! They kind of annoyed me. And the goths, too. My one hope is that they've all figured out how to...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 20 Feb 2011 10:16 AM
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  16. Mythology, Legends and Fantasy: Most interesting and Mysterious characters.

    I was thinking Gandalf might be the most interesting figure of the adviser/mentor types. His back story is probably even odder than Merlin's. He has strong parallels to Odin without being a jerk. He has one of the great and most oft repeated...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 29 Jan 2011 08:08 PM
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  17. Baidu's pixel map of China.

    http://gizmodo.com/#!5773531/china-just-won-simcity-with-censorship+bypassing-3d-baidu-maps China has repeatedly prevented Google Maps from providing maps of China because the government would like the right to censor landmarks and locations....

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 02 Mar 2011 03:10 PM
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  18. Moved: When was the last time you...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 28 Feb 2011 08:34 AM
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  19. The Bodyguard remake

    Yup, Hollywood's current trend of cannabalising itself continues with a remake of The Bodyguard which did star Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. I'll be honest, this film is one of my guilty pleasures, despite it being real popcorn fodder. But I...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 25 Feb 2011 07:51 AM
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  20. We, the novel.

    Has anyone read this, or at least heard of it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_%28novel%29 I need to read this.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 24 Feb 2011 03:22 PM
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  21. What's the last book you bought?

    I'm all obsessed with books lately. Yesterday I got the following books on my nook: First, on a recommendation from my mother: Second, because I just watched The Shawshank Redemption and wondered to myself why I'd never read the story:

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 23 Feb 2011 08:31 PM
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  22. What's the book that either honed or changed your personal outlook on life/way of thinking?

    Inspired by some of the posts in this thread, I'm wondering...is there a book that really crystallized your personal philosophy or make you look at the world a different way? I don't think I have any one book...I sort of "became"...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 23 Feb 2011 11:25 AM
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  23. RIP Nicholas Courtney, "The Brigadier" (Doctor Who), 1929-2011

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12549622 May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest; and when they appear, may they all be wearing eye patches.

    Started by terrifel‎, 23 Feb 2011 12:03 PM
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  24. Survivor: Redemption Island. Or, Boston Rob is back AGAIN. (SPOILERS)

    Anyone planning to watch?

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 31 Jan 2011 11:29 PM
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  25. Famous songs: The Original Recordings

    We all know the Elvis version of Suspicious Minds but it was originally recorded by Mark James XlKmvy6LX5Q The very different original version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. mrrQT4WkbNE The Tide Is High was a hit for Blondie but a lot of...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 30 Jan 2011 01:36 PM
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  26. Thundercats Reboot

    As if they hadn't murdered the memory of enough 80's cartoons and resurrected the zombie remains, here comes the Thundercats back to remind us what true cheesy cartoons were all about. Cartoon Network have rebooted the franchise I bet you...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 17 Feb 2011 11:00 AM
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  27. NBC has cast Wonder Woman

    Playing Diana Prince will be Adrianne Palicki, who was great as Tyra on Friday Night Lights. Not usually my genre of show, but I think this could be awesome.

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 17 Feb 2011 11:06 AM
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  28. Best Selling Books of all time.

    The English dominate this. A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens English 1859 over 200 million The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien English 1954–1955 150 million The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien English 1937 over 100 million 红楼梦 (Dream...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 28 Jan 2011 04:10 PM
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  29. Betty Garrett has died.

    I loved her in the old musicals with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, and of course she's known to my generation as Irene Lorenzo on All in the Family and Mrs. Babish on Laverne & Shirley. A fine comedic actress and singer, I was sad to hear the news...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 14 Feb 2011 12:06 AM
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  30. Anne of Green Gables and Betsy~Tacy fans...

    I have a book recommendation for you. I think there are a few Anne fans here, I don't know about Betsy~Tacy, but anyway, the author of the B~T books, Maud Hart Lovelace, wrote 3 additional books that focus on other characters in Deep Valley. I...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 09 Feb 2011 01:14 PM
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  31. The Outcasts

    So, I just saw a new show pop up that I'm gonna give a shot. Anyone else think this sounds cool? It's a group of settlers who are settling on a new planet to make their own. A BBC miniseries, after the considerable success of their last...

    Started by Ramses‎, 07 Feb 2011 11:15 PM
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  32. RIP Gary Moore

    Gary Moore has died suddenly aged 58. Known, not only, for playing with Thin Lizzy but also for a myraid of solo albums, the world has just lost one of its best guitarists. R.I.P.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 07 Feb 2011 10:37 AM
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  33. Female ninjas and their magical vaginas

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    Started by Nrblex‎, 05 Feb 2011 07:15 PM
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  34. Meredith Kercher: The TV Movie

    A controversial TV movie showing the murder of Meredith Kercher is due to be released in the USA shortly. The problem is that Amanda Knox, the convicted murderer, is currently going through the appeal process. I'm actually finding this movie...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 03 Feb 2011 11:25 AM
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  35. Seasons 19 & 20 of Survivor were spoiled by...Russell Hantz!

    Turns out those amazingly accurate spoilers you might have read on survivorsucks.com were fed to the poster by none other than Russell Hantz (allegedly), who competed in those two seasons. While this doesn't exactly shock me, what's really...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 03 Feb 2011 04:14 PM
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  36. Anyone ever made fried donuts from canned biscuit dough?

    They are pretty awesome, considering how easy they are. Works like this: 1) Heat a skillet with about an inch of vegetable oil. (Not super hot.) 2) Open biscuits. Poke hole in each one with your finger. 3) Put about 4 biscuits at a...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 01 Feb 2011 02:07 PM
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  37. OK, Hollywood. Get over yourselves.

    I'm not an awards-show watcher, but after all the talk about Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes, I watched a rerun of it on Bravo. Seriously, famous rich people, get a grip. He was funny. He poked fun at you. Boo hoo hoo. If he'd made...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 20 Jan 2011 11:08 AM
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  38. RIP film composer John Barry

    For those unaware, John Barry was the man who made James Bond sound cool having worked on 11 of them He also had five Academy Awards for films such as "Dances With Wolves", "Out of Africa" and "Born Free". There is every chance you will have...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 31 Jan 2011 10:02 AM
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  39. Political Murals of Northern Ireland

    Although this has a political component I put it here as it is related to aesthetics. Political Murals of Northern Ireland There is a rich tradition on both sides of the divide in Northern Ireland of painting political murals. As far as I...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 03 Apr 2010 10:07 PM
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  40. Dark, disturbing, and not wholly inaccurate piece of 30's-ear Soviet Propaganda

    This is pretty troubling. Great work, though.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 11 Dec 2010 07:00 PM
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  41. Windup Girl

    Has anyone else here read it? If so, what's your opinion?

    Started by hobbler‎, 30 Dec 2010 11:59 PM
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  42. Kanye West's "Monster"

    This video contains a lot of NSFW language and Not Safe for Sanity imagery. It's also apparently not done yet, as illustrated by the watermarks that haven't been removed from some of the pictures. Keep in mind the single was actually released for...

    Started by Peeta Mellark‎, 01 Jan 2011 06:53 PM
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  43. What are the books you go back to time and time again?

    As discussed on the current whatcha reading thread, there are several posters here who have reread Lord of the Rings over and over again. It made me wonder...anyone else have any other books that they keep going back to? For me it's the Anne of...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 21 Jan 2011 06:48 PM
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  44. Whatcha reading January 2011?

    I've become ever more fascinated by the anti-vaccine movement, and to my delight, there are two new books dealing with this subject. Currently, I'm reading The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin. He gets into how panics like this are started and...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 18 Jan 2011 12:13 PM
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  45. Strange quirks of genres

    I think everybody gets what a "trope" is by this point, but what about things that go beyond even that? There are common things that might show up in TV shows and books, and then there are things that are apparently required to be central to the...

    Started by Zuul‎, 23 Jan 2011 11:24 AM
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    OK, so I was watching the final 10 countdown of THE MOST SHOCKING MOMENTS IN MUSIC HISTORY, which was on some cable channel. MTV? E? VH1? I don't know, one of them anyway. What would your guess be for THE MOST SHOCKING MOMENT IN MUSIC HISTORY...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 22 Jan 2011 12:06 AM
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  47. Shoud I keep watching True Blood?

    I am almost finished with the first season. I do not understand this show at all. It is on 100 kinds of crack and every character is a shrieking lunatic, and there's a lot more crazed love-polygon nonsense than I usually go for. Also Bill Compton...

    Started by Orual‎, 12 Jan 2011 06:15 PM
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  48. James Cameron filming the Marianas Trench

    For his next movie after Avatar, James Cameron is filming "Ghosts of the Abyss", which apparently involve sending people filming to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. No-one has been down there since 1960, but that's not going to stop the...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 18 Jan 2011 08:14 AM
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  49. Pick the ONE Beatles song you are allowed listen to ever again.

    A cretinous superentity has engineered for you to only be able to listen to one Beatles song ever again. You may listen to it as many times as you like but the rest of their oeuvre is out of bounds in perpetuity. What song do you pick? Ok I'm gonna...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 19 Jan 2011 06:51 PM
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    20 Jan 2011 12:10 PM Go to last post

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