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Irrelevant Crap: The Best And Worst Of 2013

by Doctor RJ @ Daily Kos…..

I love lists. There’s something so human about trying to file, index, and number things. There’s an absurdity to it, but that’s half the fun. They’re either good lists that are interesting, or they’re terrible lists which provoke argument over what people feel are either an unwarranted inclusion or errant omission. So win-win. So let’s throw these topics on the table for discussion:

  • Best and Worst Films in 2013?
  • Best and Worst Television Shows in 2013?
  • Best and Worst in Music for 2013?

Looking back at pop-culture in 2013, it’s a hard year to categorize for having a prevailing trend that was significant across all genres. While there was a good amount of twerking, selfies, and hashtagging going on, some long-term trends in the various mediums continued. For example, in the music industry, the shift from retail sales to online digital downloads continued. However, overall sales of tracks and albums have been trending down, with some speculation that online streaming from music services like Pandora andSpotify may be responsible. Similar long-term shifts and trends can also be seen in other entertainment industries. Last week Daily Kos’ very own Susan Gardner (aka SusanG) recommended to me the book Viewing America: Twenty First-Century Television Drama by Christopher Bigsby, where one of the main themes is the shift of talent towards television as the entertainment medium to discuss serious issues through art. TV was once viewed as a “wasteland” where film actors, screenwriters, and directors would be taking a step down in their career to do a TV show. In fact, a lot of TV actors wanted to escape their television jobs to do “serious” work in movies. Fast forward to the present, and television is now seen as the place where stories can be given enough time to develop thoughtful analysis of characters, themes, and exhibit commentary on various societal and political issues. And the trend in movies since the 1980s is towards blockbusters that are largely either action films and/or family movies. Of the top 10 grossing films for 2013, 8 were either sequels or prequels, 6 could be categorized as action movies, and all of the top 5 were either animated, based on comic-book characters, or specifically intended for young adults/children. Follow beneath the fold for more …. Continue Reading

December 31, 2013 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, Projections, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Looking back at 2013…..Daily Kos

by Doctor RJ @ Daily Kos…..

I love lists. There’s something so human about trying to file, index, and number things. There’s an absurdity to it, but that’s half the fun. They’re either good lists that are interesting, or they’re terrible lists which provoke argument over what people feel are either an unwarranted inclusion or errant omission. So win-win.

So let’s throw these topics on the table for discussion:

  • Best and Worst Films in 2013?
  • Best and Worst Television Shows in 2013?
  • Best and Worst in Music for 2013?

Looking back at pop-culture in 2013, it’s a hard year to categorize for having a prevailing trend that was significant across all genres. While there was a good amount of twerking, selfies, and hashtagging going on, some long-term trends in the various mediums continued. For example, in the music industry, the shift from retail sales to online digital downloads continued. However, overall sales of tracks and albums have been trending down, with some speculation that online streaming from music services like Pandora andSpotify may be responsible.

Similar long-term shifts and trends can also be seen in other entertainment industries. Last week Daily Kos’ very own Susan Gardner (aka SusanG) recommended to me the book Viewing America: Twenty First-Century Television Drama by Christopher Bigsby, where one of the main themes is the shift of talent towards television as the entertainment medium to discuss serious issues through art. TV was once viewed as a “wasteland” where film actors, screenwriters, and directors would be taking a step down in their career to do a TV show. In fact, a lot of TV actors wanted to escape their television jobs to do “serious” work in movies. Fast forward to the present, and television is now seen as the place where stories can be given enough time to develop thoughtful analysis of characters, themes, and exhibit commentary on various societal and political issues. And the trend in movies since the 1980s is towards blockbusters that are largely either action films and/or family movies. Of the top 10 grossing films for 2013, 8 were either sequels or prequels, 6 could be categorized as action movies, and all of the top 5 were either animated, based on comic-book characters, or specifically intended for young adults/children.

Follow beneath the fold for more ….

Continue Reading

December 31, 2013 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, Projections, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Politics can be a Contact Thing……(Cartoon)

from Daily Kos……Matt Wuerker

July 26, 2012 Posted by | Animals, Blogs, Media, Political Satire, Politics, Sports, Updates, Women | , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Manila…..Singing about Alvin Greene……

Richard Greene?Richard Greene?

I had not thought of him for years!

What a great TV Show opening!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_MDQRlfzac&feature=related

And what a great theme song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vFL-lcxkYk

Maybe Al could adapt it.

Sing with me!

“Alvin Greene, Alvin Greene

He’s a site to see!

Alvin Greene, Alvin Greene

The next Senator from SC

He’ll give to the poor

and to himself even more!

Alvin Greene!

Alvin Greene!

Alvin Greene!

June 12, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Entertainment, Manila @ PoliticalDog, Media, Men, Political Satire, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

Daily Manila x 2…….On Grenne……On the Census…..

From Newsweek: “For Greene, at least, relative obscurity is no longer his biggest problem. He was arrested in November for allegedly showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student, according to the Associated Press. ABCNews says he was kicked out of the Army, too. Now three months after Greene gave them that $10,400 check, South Carolina Democrats have asked him to withdraw from the race.”

High hopes!

Greene has high hopes!

Forget about those rumors that he

pushed porn as a joke!

So any time your getting low

Instead of letting go

Just remember this rant

Oops, there goes another man without

Oops, there goes another man without

Oops, there goes another man without

Pants!

And if he does not get his 10 grand back, he loses his shirt too!

……………………………………

Considering many Hispanics are boycotting the count, the number is probably higher.

Technically it’s a day in Court and a $100.00 fine per name or even jail for contempt if you do not participate. Of course this means sending someone with authority from Commerce to your house and writing you out a ticket. Not cheap to do.

Also the bigger fight you make, the more privacy you lose. Census workers look up your phone number, your land records often finding income properties, and also refer to the local census (which does not release the names of minors up to the age of 17 or 18) and accessors office.

If you cooperate, no one cares so long as you don’t lie. ID yourself as Wilbur N. Winnipesaukee from Walla Walla, Peter D. Plum from Pittsburg, or Dick Hurtz from Holden and that can be a $500.00 fine if they bother to spend the money to investigate it.

And you have to cooperate so long as you were living here on April 1st. It’s in Article one.

June 10, 2010 Posted by | Boats, Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Political Satire, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Jack on Alvin Greene…….

Aa Democrat I am ASHAMED of my party for having this clown(and possible criminal) as a candidate …..
Where did he get the ten thousand filing fee?

From a jar he was collecting money in he says(Yeh right)

What about his pending criminal charge?

No comment he says

Hopefully they will go ahead and try him on the pending charge

Convict him

And remove him from the ballot

Dont worry Leal you can always write his name in!

June 10, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | 3 Comments

Daily Manila on the Alvin Greene win in South Carolina…….

Greene never heard of me either.

June 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Manila @ PoliticalDog, Media, Men, Political Satire, Politics, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Talkandpolitics……Hardball Matthews shutting up babe…..

Watch this:

CHRIS MATTHEWS (speaking rapidly): I found with 220,000 miles of oil pipeline in this country they have one federal guy looking out for this. It’s a joke. They do not regular the oil industry –

CHELSEA HANDLER, GUEST, COMEDIAN: Can you talk faster?

MATTHEWS: The oil industry is completely … (pause) You know, my dear, you’re beautiful but if you concentrate you can keep up.

The audience and Leno go nuts. Clip.

More……..

NoteIt’s all in good fun..but some females ain’t gonna be happy with that one…..

The Dog

May 22, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Political Satire, Politics, TalkandPolitcs, Updates, Women | , , , | 3 Comments

He, he, he….DON'T get caught messing with your opponents campaign posters……It's embarrassing on tape….

From Politicalwire……

Here’s a quick tip for aspiring politicians: Don’t get caught defacing another candidate’s lawn signs or it might end up in an advertisement.

See more…

May 20, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Political Satire, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | Leave a comment

He, he, he….DON’T get caught messing with your opponents campaign posters……It’s embarrassing on tape….

From Politicalwire……

Here’s a quick tip for aspiring politicians: Don’t get caught defacing another candidate’s lawn signs or it might end up in an advertisement.

See more…

May 20, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Political Satire, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | Leave a comment