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  • Forum Post: Famous folks from Somerville?

    Posted 01/13/2012 01:31:27 EST

    Really? Wikipedia, <1 minute, and I'm already baffled. You went with Hal Clement instead of Isaac Asimov? Cherilus instead of Howie Long?

  • Forum Post: Which Songs Or Type Of Music Will Survive To 2210?

    Posted 08/05/2010 01:59:57 EDT

    I think "Modern Music Stinks" by Old White Rock Fans will still be talked about in 2210, even though the only medium it's available on are broken records.

    Zing!

  • Forum Post: Electric Light Orchestra

    Posted 07/30/2010 11:55:52 EDT

    ELO figures heavily in a great episode of the Doctor Who reboot from a few years back, which I highly recommend. What I love about Jeff Lynne is that, unlike some of his prog-rock peers, he sincerely more »

  • Forum Post: Most disappointing album purchase

    Posted 03/29/2010 06:09:18 EDT

    I've never understood the hatred for Born in the USA. Yeah, the keys sound incredible dated, and some of the songs haven't stood up as well as Nebraska's, but Downbound Train and Bobby Jean are great more »

  • Forum Post: Hottest Rock Chick

    Posted 03/22/2010 06:26:03 EDT

    Alison Mosshart from The Kills (and now Dead Weather) is incredibly hot. The early shows by The Kills played up a sexual tension between her and Jamie Hince that was palpable. After about 3 songs you' more »

  • Forum Post: What's the next Dem illegal unconstitutional method for passage of Obamacare?

    Posted 03/17/2010 03:54:12 EDT

    That "survey" (they emailed people on their mailing list. How scientific) has nothing to do with the NEJM:

    http://mediamatters.org/research/201003170046


    more »

  • Forum Post: Driving Music - What songs

    Posted 03/15/2010 06:58:03 EDT

    Wow. This thread heated up in all the wrong ways. I have to say, it's a bit late to throw out the old "takes all kinds, obviously some people like it" sop when you've implied fans of a genre are rude, more »

  • Forum Post: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Farce

    Posted 03/10/2010 04:18:46 EST

    Smoke on the Water may bar Deep Purple from earning any accolades in my book. I know, I know, it was the first song you learned to play, etc.

    But god I hate that song.
    more »

  • Forum Post: Speak English!

    Posted 10/28/2009 01:35:42 EDT

    Canada posts all signs in English and French. In Vancouver, you often see signs in Chinese as well (I assume this came in when Hong Kong went back to the Chinese and businessmen decided it was Commonw more »

  • Forum Post: Speak English!

    Posted 10/27/2009 12:14:58 EDT

    Sorry, but the "rules of the road" argument isn't a good one. Road signs are explicitly designed not to require literacy: Left turn only = arrow on pavement, not just a sign Stop = Red light or red oc more »

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