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2011, in music review

Not as busy a year in the listening department as last year, at least not when it came to new releases. Doesn’t mean enough to love doesn’t exist, though. Favorites 8-15 above the fold, the rest but a click away below it. As Kostya Govnuchkiovich Borienka would say, please be for to sharing your faves [...]

Classic Pick O’ the Day — January 1

Blue Velvet (1986) After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town. Director: David Lynch. Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell. TV-MA. 10:00 PM EST. Sundance Channel.

Nothing says “Happy New Year!” like [...]

3D Weekend Five: End-of-the-Year Dartboard

Closing thoughts on the Year That Was: 2011.  Fabulous new TV shows/movies/books/music you discovered? joys? irritations? anyone leave us this year you’ll especially miss? resolutions? regrets?

5.  Downton Abbey (TV show):  It’s soapy goodness in Edwardian England, pre- and during WWI.

4.  TCM’s Robert Osborne:  His time away was too long, but it made me appreciate [...]

Insightful Football Commentary From China

Actually this is more spot on than anything you will hear from Fox, NBC or ESPN. Especially the part about the Cowboys not succeeding until Jerry Jones dies.

Abortion is Homicide

And in these cases it may have been criminal homicide. This stuff has always gone on of course… it just has more cognitive dissonance when the prevailing legal regime is legalized abortion. Anyway… kudos and good luck to the Maryland prosecutor in these cases:

Authorities say two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to [...]

This Guy Needs a Hug

Will 2012 be the worst year in memory or worst year EVER?? This guy makes Mark Steyn and John Derbyshire look like Up With People.

From the UK Daily Mail:

Eighty years ago, the world was struggling to come to terms with an entirely new financial landscape. In August 1931, the system by which [...]

New Year’s Eve Open Thread

The Inglorious Results of a Misspent Youth

Norman, Norman, Norman. Foolish, foolish Norman. Just doesn’t matter how many facts stack up against you when you whine about conservative media bias and backlash, does it? Larry Elder, thanks for blowing Mr. Delusional’s ill wind right back at him.

How accurate is Lear’s assessment of the supposed power and influence of the right? [...]

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Bob Welch. Have you seen that girl in the corner…

Hall of Fame, Corrected — Readers’ Choices

Republibot 3.0 offered up The Church as a Hall of Fame suggestion earlier in the year and while a longshot, at least the Hall’s finally starting to recognize and induct acts who got their starts in the 80s.

So, Threedonia, who else ya got on your minds?