Re: Friday Puzzler!

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Are you trying to make my mind's ear cry?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:17 PM
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It's a perk of the job.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:18 PM
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1. "Hotel California"
2. "Man in the Mirror"
3. "Boys"
4. "Sultans of Swing"
5. "Motownphilly"
6. "Funky, Funky Xmas"
7. "Sweet Child O' Mine"
8. "Waterfalls"


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:20 PM
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3: One correct answer!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:22 PM
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1. Desperado
2. PYT
3. Toxic
4. Sultans of Swing
5. Motown Philly
6. Step by Step
7. Welcome to the Jungle (feel my serpentine!)
8. Creep

(I had to google to find the name of an NKOTB song, I am proud to say. Middle school: successfully forgotten!)


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:22 PM
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This is going to be the longest game of Mastermind ever.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:23 PM
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This is all going to come down to all of us only knowing two Dire Straits songs, and Heebie having some obscure one as her favorite.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:23 PM
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5: Two correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:23 PM
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Well, the best Eagles song is Lyin' Eyes, obviously.

And a good follow up is Don't Cry (Guns 'n' Roses).


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:24 PM
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6: Yeah, basically. What fun for me!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:24 PM
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1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: Michael Vanderwheel, B.A. | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:24 PM
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7: That would have been deliciously evil. But I stuck with artists whose best song is one of their mainstream hits.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:25 PM
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1. "Take It To The Limit" as performed by Sarah Dougher
2. The question is properly, "Who is the best guest rapper?" and the answer is "Vincent Price"
3. "Oops! I Did It Again" as requested by and sung loudly along to by my six-year-old cousin when I was playing the ukulele
4. The one with "faggots"
5. ????
6. "Oh-oh-oh-oh...the White Pus"
7. See 4.
8. Waterfalls. Makes me cry.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:25 PM
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11: No correct answers! Which is actually very informative.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:25 PM
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Here are some other Dire Straits songs:

Telegraph Road; Romeo and Juliet; Brothers in Arms; Tunnel of Love; Where Do You Think You're Going; Money for Nothing.

I'm surprised I can't remember more, actually; I used to have a best-of when I was still in my nonage.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:27 PM
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13: I believe there is a sincere submission buried in there, but I couldn't figure out which song you're aiming for in some of those.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:27 PM
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The "faggots" one is "Money for Nothing". ("That little faggot's got his own jet airplane / That little faggot, he's a millionaire".)


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:28 PM
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Money for Nothing was the other one I knew.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:28 PM
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All the girls loved me in 5th grade because I could make the Apple IIes in the lab beep out New Kids songs.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:29 PM
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16: That's OK. Just listen to the preview at the Sarah Dougher link and I'll be happy.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:29 PM
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What?!?? "Boys" is by far the best Britney Spears song. I question your methods.

1. "Desperado"
2. "Stranger in Moscow"
3. "Boys"
4. "Sultans of Swing"
5. "Vibin' (The New Flava)"
6. "Dirty Dawg"
7. "Paradise City"
8. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:30 PM
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3 and 5 have two songs (Motownphilly and Sultans of Swing) in common, but 5 has one more correct answer than 3. And we now know that Motownphilly isn't one of the right answers. Someone submit a version of 11 with "Sultans of Swing" replacing "So Far Away From Me".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:30 PM
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15: also "Walk of Life"


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:30 PM
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21: One correct answer!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:31 PM
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Really, with 11 in hand, it shouldn't be hard to get all the rest. Tedious, but not hard.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:31 PM
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22: That someone could be you!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:32 PM
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I suggest a limit of 10,000 guesses per person per hour, to prevent ben from doing what he suggests in 25.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:32 PM
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Anyway, I'll play.

1. Tequila Sunrise
2. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
3. Oops, I Did It Again
4. Walk of Life
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Sweet Child O' Mine
8. No Scrubs


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:33 PM
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21 is support for the thesis that "Sultans of Swing" belongs on the final list, but come on, guys, you're not exactly proceeding scientifically here.

Yeah, everyone wants to be the one who gets all eight right off, through the magic of his or her taste aligning with heebie's, since heebie has said that "the first one" to get all eight right will "win": but that's how heebie keeps us down. We can do this—together.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:33 PM
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28: Two correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:33 PM
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26: I'm more interested in the process.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:34 PM
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1. Desperado (edges out Take It To The Limit)
2. Billie Jean (edges out Beat It)
3. Baby, One More Time (edges out Oops...)
4. Sultans of Swing (edges out Romeo and Juliet)
5. (No opinion or guess)
6. The Right Stuff
7. Welcome To The Jungle (edges out Paradise City and Sweet Child O' Mine cuz it's harder--though I'm open to debate this)
8. Waterfalls. No contest, though "No Scrubs" is pretty damn satisfying.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:34 PM
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I was assuming there's some sort of wordplay involved and it's not just a random list of songs.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:34 PM
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32: Two correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:34 PM
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and it's not just a random list of songs.

They're not random. They're the best.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:35 PM
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29 is inspiring, though, to my shame, it did not inspire 32.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:36 PM
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1. Tequila Sunrise
2. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
3. Oops, I Did It Again
4. Walk of Life
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:36 PM
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1. Desperado
2. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
3. Oops! I Did It Again
4. Romeo and Juliet
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. Welcome to the Jungle
8. Baby, Baby, Baby


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:36 PM
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37: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:37 PM
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38: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:38 PM
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1. Tequila Sunrise
2. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
3. Oops, I Did It Again
4. Walk of Life
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:38 PM
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Fine, heebie. I submit the following eight guesses simultaneously:

1. Tequila Sunrise
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special

1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Oops, I Did It Again
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. Sweet Child O' Mine
8. Red Light Special


1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. No Scrubs

1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. Hangin' Tough
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:39 PM
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This is so much easier for me to grade people's submissions than those other fucking puzzlers. "NS, NSEW, W, W, NW, S, NE."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:39 PM
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1. Witchy Woman
2. Dirty Diana
3. E-Mail My Heart
4. Twisting By The Pool
5. 'll Make Love To You
6. Dirty Dawg
7. November Rain
8. Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:40 PM
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1. "Hotel California"
2. "Billie Jean"
3. ". . . Baby One More Time"
4. "Money For Nothing"
5. "End of the Road"
6. "I'll Be Loving You Forever"
7. "Patience"
8. "What About Your Friends"


Posted by: Moby Ape | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:40 PM
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And then we have:

I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman (Britney)
Lady Writer (Dire Straits)

I'm disappointed that Billy Jean isn't a winning song. Surely there's nothing else in the discography that's not somehow tainted.


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:41 PM
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Comparing 11, 21 and 32 we can lock "Desperado".

"Waterfalls" is looking good.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:42 PM
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47: Never mind on Desperado.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:43 PM
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42.1: No correct answers!
42.2: No correct answers!
42.3: No correct answers!
42.4: Two correct answers!
42.5: No correct answers!
42.6: No correct answers!
42.7: No correct answers!
42.8: One correct answer!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:43 PM
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The best Eagles song must be "Life in the Fast Lane". Walsh it up!


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:44 PM
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44: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:44 PM
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45: Two correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:44 PM
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47: I think "Sultans of Swing" is as likely as "Desperado".


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:45 PM
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Heebie, you skipped my 41.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:45 PM
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OT: Can anyone recommend nice men's cologne/aftershaves? I'm not exactly sure what aftershave is for exactly, but I'm looking for some sort of scented product. Adidas made drug store stuff that smelled nice--sort of clean and masculine, but it's become increasingly hard to get, so, it would be nice to find an alternative. I think that Creed or other super high-end French colognes would provoke sticker shock. I'm thinking of something middle-range that one can buy at Macy's. I don't know anything about men's fragrance. I remember in middle school/junior high that a lot of boys wore sickening amounts of Polo. I also believe that Drakkar Noir is disgusting, but beyond that I have no knowledge.



Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:46 PM
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1. Life in the Fast Lane
2. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
3. ...Baby One More Time
4. Romeo and Juliet
5.
6.
7. Sweet Child O' Mine
8. No Scrubs


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:46 PM
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Billie Jean in the Hotel California with Industrial Disease.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:46 PM
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54: So I did. My apologies!

41: Two correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:47 PM
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56: One correct answer!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:47 PM
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So Hangin' Tough, Sultans of Swing, and End of the Road are in.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:48 PM
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1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. November Rain
8. Waterfalls


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Whoops, 61 is me.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:48 PM
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See how many people like "Boys"? I refute you thus.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:48 PM
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61: Three correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:49 PM
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Also, I messed up in 42, but not so badly that information was inextricable. You people who are proceeding unscientifically disgust me.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:49 PM
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Anyone whose favorite Britney song isn't Toxic DOES NOT UNDERSTAND DANCING.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:49 PM
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1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Welcome to the Jungle
8. No Scrubs


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:49 PM
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66: Don't shoot the messenger. I'm just reporting which songs actually happen to be the best.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:50 PM
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i can offer these three 1. Hotel California
2. Liberian girl, 3. Toxic
others, i don't sufficiently like their songs to remember perhaps


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:50 PM
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67: Three correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:50 PM
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Of course it has to be The End of the Road. And I'm quite partial to No Scrubs. No one is suggesting The Right Stuff?


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:51 PM
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71: see 11 and 14


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:52 PM
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Hmm 70 surprised me.

1. Lyin' Eyes
2. PYT
3. Boys
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Welcome to the Jungle
8. No Scrubs


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:52 PM
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People, Billie Jean featured in 11, and heebie said in 14 that 11 had no correct answers ...


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:52 PM
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73: Three correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:53 PM
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Are we talking songs here, or recordings? I'm inclined to say "Boys" is Spears' best recording. Whereas the best song of course has to be one of Max Martin's.


Posted by: Michael Vanderwheel, B.A. | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:53 PM
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xyzzy, you disgust me.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:54 PM
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Copy and paste would make this easier.

Take It To The Limit
Beat It
Toxic
Sultans of Swing
End of the Road
Hangin' Tough
Welcome to the Jungle
Waterfalls


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:54 PM
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I see that 'Oops I Did it Again' is ruled out by your 39 and 40. Richard Thompson thought it was one of the best 10 songs of the millennium.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:55 PM
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78: Three correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:55 PM
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Heebie, you should not allow partial submissions. But since you have:

1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Beat It
3. Toxic
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6.
7.
8.

(That's half of the possibilities from 67->70)


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:55 PM
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BG re 55-- check your email!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:55 PM
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Actually 73 and 67 have only one thing changed, so I guess that's not disgusting, though since we already know which are the three correct, you can afford to change more of them, and suss out which the new right ones were later.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:55 PM
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1. Lyin' Eyes
2. PYT
3. Boys
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Welcome to the Jungle
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:55 PM
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Scratch the first line of 78. Upon typing that, I opened up a spreadsheet. But I'm too lazy to put in anything other than the ones that have no right answers.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:55 PM
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81: I feel uncomfortable with partial submissions, as well. It feels like people are gaming the system. You've encouraged me to put my foot down. Thanks!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:57 PM
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re: 55

My wife likes Boss Bottled and Prada Amber [evidence, those are the two she's bought for me in the past].

The Boss one is lighter and more citrusy/metrosexual I think.

Review: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120240.html

The Prada is more traditionally masculine, I suspect, but gets a bit sickly sweet if you put too much on by mistake.

I liked the Boss enough to buy it again when I used it up. The Prada I wouldn't.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:57 PM
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There's at least one unknown right answer in 5, I'm trying to sort out which.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:57 PM
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Perhaps this isn't in the spirit of the game, but: it's not Friday.

I will submit my guess on Friday, in accordance with Internet Traditions.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:57 PM
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84: Four correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:58 PM
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1. "Busy Being Fabulous"
2. "Heal the World"
3. "E-mail My Heart"
4. "Walk of Life"
5. "I'll Make Love To You"
6. "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
7. "Since I Don't Have You"
8. "Don't Pull Out On Me Yet"

I swear I am not being contrarian, these are the best songs. Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's bad, you know. And the concept of a "guilty pleasure" is so condescending that it sickens me. You people should be ashamed of yourselves, and so should anyone who tries to draw attention to themselves with their musical taste.


Posted by: Sasha Frere-Jones | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:58 PM
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84: boys as 3) was knocked out in 11. But I guess you can use that as a proxy.

1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Beat It
3. Toxic
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. Welcome to the Jungle
8. Red Light Special

Gaming the system.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:59 PM
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91: No correct answers. While those may be your opinion of your personal favorites, I choose to stick to the facts.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 3:59 PM
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84: boys as 3) was knocked out in 11. But I guess you can use that as a proxy.

1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Beat It
3. Toxic
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. Welcome to the Jungle
8. Red Light Special

Gaming the system.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:00 PM
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I do want to commend you on choosing only the world's best musical artists for this quiz, instead of bands that nobody ever heard of, whom people pretend to like because they haven't "sold out".


Posted by: Sasha Frere-Jones | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:00 PM
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sorry about the dp. got a comments?x=y error.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:00 PM
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1. Lyin' Eyes
2. PYT
3. Piece of Me
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Paradise City
8. Waterfalls


Posted by: clark diversey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:00 PM
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94: Two correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:01 PM
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If there's a system I don't understand it.

1. Take it Easy
2. Thriller
3. My Prerogative
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Live and Let Die
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:02 PM
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97: Three correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:02 PM
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99: Four correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:03 PM
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And Lyin' Eyes also featured in 11, and heebie said in 14 that 11 had no correct answers ...

Heebie, you haven't made any mistakes here, have you?


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:03 PM
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If there's a system I don't understand it.

The system is to use the ones we know to have zero correct (eg 11) to determine which are the correct answers. It's simple.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:05 PM
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102: I hope not. That would be a wretched mess to untangle. I'm happy to regrade any submission that you're suspicious of.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:05 PM
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1. Peaceful Easy Feeling
2. Bad
3. Not A Girl, Not Yet a Woman
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Paradise City
8. Creep


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82: Thanks Blume!


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:05 PM
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Lyin' Eyes
Beat It
Toxic
Money For Nothing
End of the Road
The Right Stuff
Welcome to the Jungle
Creep


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:06 PM
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105: Four correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:06 PM
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103: That's not the system I mean. I don't see a common thread in the 4 known songs, is all.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:06 PM
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and ttaM!


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:07 PM
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I searched in vain on the NIST website. Where are these in ISO 1000?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:07 PM
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107: Two correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:07 PM
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Exactly. Since we have something that has 0 right answers, you can use them as filler instead of partial lists. Sorry HG.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:08 PM
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Essential oils and base, pick two and mix them yourself. Teak and lime for me.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:08 PM
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1. Peaceful Easy Feeling
2. Thriller
3. Happy Birthday
4. Happy Birthday
5. Happy Birthday
6. Happy Birthday
7. Happy Birthday
8. Creep


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:08 PM
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1. Seven Bridges Road
2. Man in the Mirror
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:09 PM
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See, 113 isn't gaming the system, that's using the rules to your advantage. I'm okay with that. But blank answers are too...transparent.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:09 PM
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1. Desperado
2. PYT
3. My Prerogative
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Patience
8. Creep


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:10 PM
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Now, 115 is gaming the system, because the rules clearly state that each answer has to be categorically correct.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:10 PM
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1. Hotel California
2. PYT
3. My Perogative
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Sweet Child o' Mine
8. Creep

1. Hotel California
2. PYT
3. My Perogative
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Sweet Child o' Mine
8. Waterfalls

1. Hotel California
2. Bad
3. My Perogative
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Sweet Child o' Mine
8. Creep

1. Take It Easy
2. PYT
3. My Perogative
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Sweet Child o' Mine
8. Creep

1. Hotel California
2. PYT
3. Toxic
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Paradise City
8. Creep


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:10 PM
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116: Five correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:11 PM
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1. Peaceful Easy Feeling
2. Thriller
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Creep


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:11 PM
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1., 3, 5, 6: all songs by these groups are equally at −459.67 °F on the musical-value scale.

2. What is the best Michael Jackson song?
"Beat it" I suppose.

4. What is the best Dire Straits song?
"Money for Nothin".

7. What is the best Guns-n-Roses song?

I recognize the bare possibility that they rose above absolute zero at some point.

8. What is the best TLC song?
If they did "Shoop shoop", that's sort of cute.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:12 PM
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118: Four correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:12 PM
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1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:12 PM
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1. Desperado
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special

I have outsourced this process, by the way ...


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:12 PM
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115 cheats by naming the same Altered Images song several times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40K2S0-5Xo0&feature=related

[worth watching past the intro]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:13 PM
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Shorter Emerson:What's cooler than cool? Ice cold.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:14 PM
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1. Take It Easy
2. PYT
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Sweet Child o' Mine
8. Creep


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:14 PM
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1. Desperado
2. Want to be startin' somethin'
3. Oops! I did it agan.
4. Romeo and Juliet
5.I'll Make Love to You
6. You got it (The Right Stuff)
7. Rocket Queen
8. Waterfalls

If number 8 us wrong I might have to file a protest.


Posted by: lwguy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:15 PM
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1. Hotel California
2. Remember the Time
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. November Rain
8. Creep


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:15 PM
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120.1: Four correct answers!
120.2: Three correct answers!
120.3: Four correct answers!
120.4: Four correct answers!
120.5: Four correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:15 PM
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122: One correct answer!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:16 PM
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123: "Shoop" was by beloved early-90s rap act Salt-N-Pepa, not TLC. Though it is still damn awesome.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:16 PM
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127: Nice, nattarjikem.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:16 PM
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125: Five correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:17 PM
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126: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:17 PM
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None of these are correct:

1. Lyin' Eyes,
 Tequila Sunrise, Desperado, Witchy Woman, "Busy Being Fabulous"

2. Billie Jean,
 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Dirty Diana, "Heal the World"
3. Boys,
 Oops, I Did It Again, E-Mail My Heart
4. So Far Away From Me,
 Walk of Life,
 Romeo and Juliet, Twisting By The Pool

5. Motownphilly,
 I'll Make Love To You
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff),
 Dirty Dawg, "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
7. November Rain,
 Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, "Since I Don't Have You"
8. Red Light Special, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg, "Don't Pull Out On Me Yet"


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:18 PM
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129: Four correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:18 PM
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1. Hotel California
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:18 PM
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130: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:18 PM
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re: 135

Clare Grogan's influence was 'formative' on a certain generation of young Scottish manhood.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:19 PM
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My hunch here is that the Guns n' Roses song has not been guessed once.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:19 PM
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131: Four correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:19 PM
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These is like a trolley car problem, see. She throws in all these stupid groups to annoy us and throw us off, but it's really a math problem.

The Eagles won the worst band of all time award in my son's circle of friends and family, and that was even before the Big Lebowski came out.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:19 PM
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1. Life in the Fast Lane
2. Black or White
3. (You Drive Me) Crazy
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:20 PM
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140: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:20 PM
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1. Take It Easy
2. Black and White
3. ...Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:20 PM
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1. Seven Bridges Road
2. Man in the Mirror
3. ". . . Baby One More Time"
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:20 PM
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1. Desperado
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. Civil War
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:21 PM
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I wish that there were a category for best Mariah Carey.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:21 PM
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146: Five correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:21 PM
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1. Take It Easy
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:21 PM
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1. Desperado
2. Want to be startin' somethin'
3. Baby One More Time
4. Romeo and Juliet
5.I'll Make Love to You
6. You got it (The Right Stuff)
7. Rocket Queen
8. Waterfalls


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:22 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. The Way You Make Me Feel
3. Outrageous
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:22 PM
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148: Six correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:22 PM
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1. Take It Easy
2. PYT
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. Take it Easy
2. PYT
3. (You Drive Me) Crazy
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. Take It Easy
2. Smooth Criminal
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. Life in the Fast Lane
2. PYT
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:23 PM
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149: Six correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:23 PM
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re: 156

148 is evidence for just how wrong the heebie-taste is.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:23 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. I Used to Love Her
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:24 PM
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1. Lyin' Eyes
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. Live and Let Die
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:25 PM
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1. James Dean
2. Man in the Mirror
3. ". . . Baby One More Time"
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:25 PM
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1. Life in the Fast Lane
2. Smooth Criminal
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:25 PM
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150: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:26 PM
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If I was a main page poster at a popular blog, this is EXACTLY what I would do with the slot. Seriously, what better way to make other people actively pay homage to your musical whims? Certainly far better than some top 10 list.

Are we supposed to be guessing Heebie's views or giving our honest answer and hoping we naturally attain ideal Heebie-ness?

1) Take It To The Limit
2) Beat It (although I'll confess to liking The Man In The Mirror)
3) My Prerogative
4) Trick question -- they're all same crappy song! Ummm, OK, if I have to, "Walk of Life".
5) "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday", but I have a weird love for a capella.
6) Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time -- massively inferior to the Delfonics original, but such a massively great song that it's still better than anything else they ever did.
7) Paradise City
8) Waterfalls!

None of the other


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:26 PM
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1. After the Thrill is Gone
2. The Way You Make Me Feel
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:26 PM
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153: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:27 PM
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None of these are correct:

1. Lyin' Eyes,
 Tequila Sunrise, Desperado, Witchy Woman, "Busy Being Fabulous", Hotel California
2. Billie Jean,
 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Dirty Diana, "Heal the World", Wanna be Startin' Somthin'
3. Boys,
 Oops, I Did It Again, E-Mail My Heart
4. So Far Away From Me,
 Walk of Life,
 Romeo and Juliet, Twisting By The Pool

5. Motownphilly,
 I'll Make Love To You
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff),
 Dirty Dawg, "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
7. November Rain,
 Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, "Since I Don't Have You", Rocket Queen, Civil War
8. Red Light Special, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg, "Don't Pull Out On Me Yet", Waterfalls


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:27 PM
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154: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:28 PM
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1. Already Gone
2. Black or White
3. ...Baby One More Time
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. I Used to Love Her
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:28 PM
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155: Six correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:29 PM
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1. Life in the Fast Lane
2. Billie Jean
3. Boys
4. So Far Away From Me
5. Motownphilly
6. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
7. November Rain
8. Red Light Special


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:29 PM
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1. Seven Bridges Road
2. Black or White
3. Outrageous
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:29 PM
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1. One of these nights
2. Thriller
3..Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:30 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Off the Wall
3. Baby, One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:30 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Smooth Criminal
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. Life in the Fast Lane
2. Way You Make Me Feel
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:31 PM
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If 167 is accurate I am very confident in 173.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:31 PM
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i like Mariah Carey's My all


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:31 PM
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157.1: 5 correct answers!
157.2: Five correct answers!
157.3 Five correct answers!
157.4: Five correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:31 PM
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Or 169, rather.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:32 PM
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1. Life in the Fast Lane
2. Black and White
3. ...Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Mr. Brownstone
8. Creep

(cribbed from 148)


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:32 PM
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160: One correct answer!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:32 PM
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1. Peaceful Easy Feeling
2. Rock With You
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: clark diversey | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:32 PM
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Hit post too early on 165, before editing out some obnoxious editorializing...and it's lame to sound apologetic for liking Man In The Mirror, which is a great song.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:32 PM
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161: No correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:33 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Working Day & Night
3. Hit Me Baby One More Time
4. Walk of Life
5. Motownphilly
6. I respectfully decline to answer.
7. Paradise City
8. Creep


Posted by: Cain | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:33 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Black or White
3. Outrageous
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

If this is correct, I just want to state that I have never heard of "Outrageous" before.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure we've got everything except for Michael nailed down.

No one has suggested "The Girl Is Mine."


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:34 PM
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I am very confident in 173.

I think you are right as well. aby One Moe Time a red herring for a moment.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:35 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:35 PM
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Except what was right in 160? One of the verdicts on 154 or 160 is wrong.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:37 PM
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This exercise made me like the Eagles more because there were so many great candidates for best song...really hard to choose. It's easy to overlook how many great ones they did until you call them all to mind.

Not even the horrible solo career of Glenn Frey can overshadow that.

As I get older and spend more time on the couch doing nothing, "Peaceful Easy Feeling" starts to move into the front position.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:38 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. The Girl Is Mine
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. One of These Nights
2. Scream
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. One of These Nights
2. Rock With You
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. One of These Nights
2. Jam
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. One of These Nights
2. Say Say Say
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. One of These Nights
2. She's Outta My Life
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

Dammit Heebie, your incorrect Michael Jackson tastes will be the cause of many a comment here!


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:38 PM
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Uh oh, I think Heebie crashed.


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:39 PM
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162: 6 correct answers!
163: 6 correct answers!
165: 0 correct answers!
166: 6 correct answers!
170:1 correct answer!
172: 0 correct answers!
173: 5 correct answers!
174: 7 correct answers!
175: 7 correct answers!
176.1: 7 correct answers!
176.2: 7 correct answers!
181: 5 correct answers!
183: 6 correct answers!

Hopefully there were no grading errors.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:39 PM
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re: 192

Made me think the same about Britney. From Slave4U on she's had a few really great well-produced singles.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:39 PM
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192: Check out the link in my 13.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:40 PM
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Yeah, it's down to guessing the right Michael Jackson song. Needle in a haystack.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:40 PM
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154 graded wrong I think per xyzzy


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:41 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Way You Make Me Feel
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:41 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Way You Make Me Feel
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

(If this isn't correct, we gotta review your answers in 195)


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:41 PM
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2. Bad


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:41 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Thriller
3. Baby, One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:42 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Shake Your Body
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. One of These Nights
2. Remember the Time
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep

1. One of These Nights
2. Can You Feel It
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:42 PM
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Heebie has poor taste in the Eagles.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:42 PM
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Except what was right in 160? One of the verdicts on 154 or 160 is wrong.

Shit. I mis-graded 154. It should have been "One correct answer!"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:43 PM
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I don't think 195 is compatible with 52.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:43 PM
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Yeah, 200/201 should be right if grades on 176 are accurate.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:43 PM
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re: 205

And GnR and Britney.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:44 PM
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208: but shouldn't 155 be seven then?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:46 PM
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209: yeah, I didn't think GnR had a bad hit song, but now I've been reminded.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:47 PM
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210: yes, it should.

No fair! Start over!


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:48 PM
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186: 3
187: 6
190: 7
193.1: 7
193.2: 7
192.3: 7
192.4: 7
192.5: 7
192.6: 7
200: 7
201: 7
202: Nope
203: 7
204.1: 7
204.2: 7
204.3: 7

C'mon people, think. What is clearly the best Michael Jackson song?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:48 PM
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1. One of These Nights
2. Rock With You
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:49 PM
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I think that by giving 176.2 seven correct, you told us that "The Way You Make Me Feel" was correct.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:49 PM
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155 was graded incorrectly if 200, 201 are correct, which tragically threw me off the trail for "Way You Make Me Feel" for about 30-50 comments.

Ok, on preview, blargh. Heebie, there will be soooo many words about your tastes in Michael Jackson songs.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:49 PM
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210: Yes, looks that way. Grades of 155 and 176.2 can't both be right.


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:49 PM
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re: 211

Everything after Appetite for Destruction is pretty rank in my view, but I am probably an outsider on that. Fastest fall from grace, ever.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:50 PM
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Crap, I'm getting batty. I mis-graded 176.
The first has 6 correct, the second has 5 correct.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:50 PM
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OK, let's all guess what the best Michael Jackson song is.

nobody's guessed "Earth Song", "Scream", "Ben", or "Blood On the Dance Floor" yet.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:51 PM
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214: 7 correct answers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:51 PM
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Eh, 214 doesn't work. But "Rock With You" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" are clearly the two best MJ songs.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:51 PM
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2. She's Out of My Life

2. In the Closet

2. Give In To Me


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:52 PM
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I may have misgraded a lot. That may be part of the game. But I was always trying for accuracy.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:52 PM
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Ok, so here's an attempt at the No list for Heebie's Michael Jackson song:

Bad
Beat It
Thriller
Remember the Time
Scream
PYT
Billie Jean
Man in the Mirror
Smooth Criminal
Jam
Can You Feel It
Shake Your Body
The Girl Is Mine
Rock With You
She's Out of My Life

Any others that have been definitively rejected?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:53 PM
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2. Earth Song

2. Strangers in Moscow


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:53 PM
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220: None!
223: None!
225: That list is accurate.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:54 PM
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I'm gonna guess Human Nature. If it's not right, everyone should go back and listen to it again -- it's really good.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:54 PM
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Everything after Appetite for Destruction is pretty rank in my view, but I am probably an outsider on that. Fastest fall from grace, ever.

Right, I think that's what I meant by "hit". I had erased all the post-Appetite hits from my mind. Until today.

AFD was totally distinctive, and then they became an anonymous hair band overnight. Bizarre.


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we know it's not "Stranger in Moscow" or "Heal the World".

2. The Doggone Girl Is Mine
2. Are You The Ghost of Jealousy?
2. Human Nature
2. Rockin' Robin
2. Jam


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:54 PM
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226: Nope!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:54 PM
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225 cont.

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
The Way You Make Me Feel
Black or White


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:54 PM
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228 FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:55 PM
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"Don't Stop" has also been rejected.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:55 PM
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If you say ABC...


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:55 PM
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Heebie, has the MJ song in question appeared on this thread?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:55 PM
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Dirty Diana seems to be out, also. Can't think why. Or is it ...


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:56 PM
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This better not actually be a Jackson Five song.

2. What More Can I Give

2. This Place Hotel


Posted by: xyzzy | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:57 PM
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wow, I've heard 26 of these songs, but never "Human Nature".


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:57 PM
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wow, I've heard 26 of these songs, but never "Human Nature".


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:57 PM
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I'm gonna guess Human Nature...everyone should go back and listen to it again -- it's really good.

Very true! Heebie ends on a high note!

Clearly she likes slow, emotional ballads. Something to keep in mind if you ever want to sing to her.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:58 PM
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Wow. Come on, let's have a sing-a-long!


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:58 PM
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228: That's a ballad, isn't it? Heebie, you chose a fucking ballad as Michael Jackson's best song? That's like saying that a high batting average off leftie pitchers was the apex of Michael Jordan's athletic achievements.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:58 PM
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"Human Nature" is one of Madonna's best songs, but not THE best.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:59 PM
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I think you are all winners, because that was a true collaborative effort.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 4:59 PM
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you chose a fucking ballad as Michael Jackson's best song

It has already been established that Heebie cares nothing for dancing.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:00 PM
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242: to pay us back, Heebie should post a Youtube video of her singing at least one of these songs.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:01 PM
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It's a really good ballad.

OT:


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:01 PM
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Come on.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:02 PM
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um, My Wild Irish Invalid (1989) at the Parallel Film Guide.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:02 PM
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249: AWB, selections from Off the Wall are certainly acceptable, but you have to admit anything off an album other than Thriller is heterodox.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:04 PM
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It has already been established that Heebie cares nothing for dancing

But...that booty! It's famous! And...it doesn't shake?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:04 PM
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OK, now guess my favorite songs by:
1. The Fall
2. Guided by Voices
3. Bob Dylan
4. Anal Cunt

I'll come back in a month and start narrowing them down for you.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:05 PM
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246: But then why wasn't the entire list composed of actual ballad-y type artists?

More importantly, what does the correct version of this list look like? I would like to venture the following:

1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
2. Billie Jean
3. Toxic
4. Money for Nothing
5. Motownphilly
6. Smooth Criminal
7. Sweet Child o' Mine
8. Creep (or possibly No Scrubs)


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:06 PM
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I only just realized that it's not Friday.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:07 PM
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I dance, I dance. But you can dance to "C'mon Ride That Train" just as easily as "Rock With Me". (I know, I know, "C'mon Ride That Train" is a pretty good song in its own right.) My point being, the best song in not necessarily the most danceable, because you can dance to all kinds of crap with a catchy beat.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:07 PM
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249: Yep, no question.


Posted by: Mr. F | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:08 PM
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Don't be defensive, Heebie. Have the courage of your misguided convictions.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:09 PM
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I must reiterate, these are not my choices. I am merely enforcing what is objectively true.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:10 PM
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254.7 is heinous.

Basically everything else on AfD is better. I say this as someone who learned SCoM at one point, in order to play it in my teenage crappy bar band.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:10 PM
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257: I believe that was, like, the first conversation we had.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:10 PM
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259: now that's more like it.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:11 PM
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The lesson from this thread is how to validate your taste in a forum where it would otherwise be harshly criticized.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:12 PM
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256: You make a good point, which is that "C'mon Ride the Train" should be used as a segue from "Billie Jean" and "Motownphilly" to "Tootsie Roll" when having your dance party.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:12 PM
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254.7 is heinous.

I always thought so, but have been repeatedly told that I am wrong.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:12 PM
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260: Didja do all the harmonics? That's a fun one to learn.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:13 PM
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The idea that SCoM isn't one of the best GNR recordings is laughable, but I can imagine that if all of their songs were being played by a teenage Scottish bar band, that would be one of the less enjoyable ones.


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260: Fair enough, I was going to replace that one with a Michael Jackson song as well, but held back because "Sweet Child o' Mine" led to some really great sing-a-longs back in college.

Replace it with "Working Day and Night" or perhaps "Rock With You" for your purposes.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:16 PM
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253: I'll lay mine down

1. The Fall - Wrong Place, Right Time
2. Guided by Voices - Blimps Go 90
3. Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
4. Anal Cunt - I don't know this band. Are they nice to listen to?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:17 PM
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Can Jackson 5 songs count as Michael Jackson songs?

And the answer to 7 is, objectively, Paradise City, but I bet some of you slow-danced at your proms to Patience.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:18 PM
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254.7 is heinous.

Boy howdy.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:25 PM
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Can Jackson 5 songs count as Michael Jackson songs?

Obviously not, because then Heebie would have had to pick I Want You Back, ABC, or The Love You Save.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:26 PM
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Now that I think about Guns 'N' Roses, I'm very glad that I spent those years listening to rap.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:26 PM
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A charming version of 'Toxic' on the ukulele.


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re: 266

Probably, I can't remember. I definitely remember learning the intro stuff, the basic chordal stuff [obviously] and the a few chunks of the solo. Not enough of the solo to play it note for note, but enough to fool someone who didn't know better that I was playing it note for note.

re: 267

It's just what they are good at. It's an OK-ish song, but the vocals are whiny and the main guitar melody, while 'iconic', gets irritating after a while. They were much better on the sarcastic, up-tempo material. IMHO.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:28 PM
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Heebie likes dancing to ballads because she's a girl and that's how they are. Weren't you ever in ninth grade?

Or has the world changed during the last 50 years?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:31 PM
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Bounce Your Boobies!

via Kathy G.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:31 PM
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I have to say, I feel very well understood in 165.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:35 PM
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278 was me. Where'd my name go?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:38 PM
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We must be doing the "Time Warp, Again" because I was pretty sure today was Monday. I didn't think I was that drunk last night.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 5:55 PM
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I wish it were Friday. I am so not feeling this whole back to work thing. Is anyone else panicked by the advancing new semester? If it were Friday I would be looking forward to picnicking with Otto and brunching in the Mission with my pal Susan, with whom I saw Iron Man. I thought Iron Man wasn't really substantial (tastes great; less filling), but awesome in it's own over the top Robert Downey Fucking Jr. way.

Has there been a consensus about Tropic Thunder? Pineapple Express? Are these movies about which we should be excited, or should I just wait for The Watchmen and Spirit.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:24 PM
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The Watchmen, from the director of 300? No.

Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron? Not familiar with it.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:32 PM
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Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express are both going to be funny. Either one might be awesome but probably not both. The Watchmen movie is going to be terrible based on extrapolation from V for Vendetta and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (I've not seen or read From Hell).

Spirit's anyone's game.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:34 PM
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Speaking as someone completely unfamiliar with the source material, I would say V for Vendetta was at least 100 times as good as League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. However, Wrongshore lumps them together.

The conclusion: if you are a fan of the source material, don't bother with the movies at all. You've learned your lesson already.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:36 PM
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I meant this movie, The Spirit. More Frank Miller.

Matt Damon voiced Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron. I have watched every fucking kid's movie ever made because of the aunt/nanny thing.

I am in the process of uploading pictures to Flickr to add to the Unfogged pool. I don't think I ever did before because I figured that no one would care. Probably no one does. But I baked a fucking awesome pie and well, why the hell not share.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:37 PM
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Every one wants to see a picture of a pie.

Although if you've already eaten the source material, you may not be impressed.

(Now that I think of it, I didn't see LXG, but the critical consensus was strongly against. V for Vendetta was both not true enough to the source and also too true. I have complained here before.)


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:42 PM
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I am ashamed to admit that I didn't see Sin City or V for Vendetta, too afraid that the movies would destroy my love for the source material. Misplaced anxiety? Should I see these movies?

I'm trying to find flattering pictures of myself sans boyfriend. It really hurts even more that I looked prettier in those pictures.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:49 PM
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Photoshop your next boyfriend onto his face.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:50 PM
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I am ashamed to admit that I didn't see Sin City or V for Vendetta, too afraid that the movies would destroy my love for the source material. Misplaced anxiety? Should I see these movies?

I don't think there's any way seeing the movie will make you like the source material more. It'll just be frustrating. So don't bother. The movie is not made for you.

I'm trying to find flattering pictures of myself sans boyfriend. It really hurts even more that I looked prettier in those pictures.

Cover his face with a Guy Fawkes mask.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:51 PM
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boyfriend s/b "ex-boyfriend." Augh!


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:51 PM
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287: Actually Sin City, while being not-particularly faithful, is kind of awesome on the neural level. Walking out of it, I felt as if I could stop a car with my bare hands. I was talked down.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 6:59 PM
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I didn't see Sin City or V for Vendetta, too afraid that the movies would destroy my love for the source material. Misplaced anxiety? Should I see these movies?

I thought Sin City was really great, visually, but I don't know the source material.

BL, you should photoshop Matt Damon's face on your ex-boyfriend.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:02 PM
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269.4: The song you're looking for is "Pepe the Gay Waiter."


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:05 PM
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I am ashamed to admit that I didn't see Sin City or V for Vendetta, too afraid that the movies would destroy my love for the source material. Misplaced anxiety? Should I see these movies?

I was only tangentially familiar with Sin City pre-film, but the movie seemed to bring out the best of Miller while escaping some of his worst tendencies. (Unlike certain other Miller adaptations I could name.) V for Vendetta was very good; I still like the originals better, but I'm not religious enough about it to dislike the movie, which does a competent job of updating the whole concept.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:06 PM
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I enjoyed both the original Sin City and the movie. I don't think The Spirit will benefit from the same treatment, however.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:07 PM
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281 - Belle, if you have any love for Eisner's Spirit at all, my guess is that you'll want to stay far, far away from the movie adaption. (The Kitchen Sink New Adventures of the Spirit, with stories by Neil Gaiman, Paul Pope, Alan Moore, etc., is fun, though, as is Alan Moore's Tomorrow Stories homage, "Greyshirt".) It looks like an 90-minute reminder that Frank Miller is a sexist ass who is confused about how women's bodies are supposed to fit together.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:08 PM
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the movie seemed to bring out the best of Miller while escaping some of his worst tendencies

I think this is right. I get the impression that he has become basically a raging vortex of those worst tendencies, of late, and gone completely off the rails.


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297: I think that happened earlier than most people suspected. I'm ashamed to say it only really became clear to me when I read a copy of 300, which was in a similar time frame to as the whole are-you-retarded-I'm-the-goddamned-Batman thing.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:12 PM
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I was just looking for that link, to illustrate my very point!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:13 PM
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I'm the goddamned Slack, yo.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:15 PM
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Or, rather, the whole amazing extended exegesis at... the Invincible Super-Blog? Somewhere.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:15 PM
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I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!


Posted by: Batman | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:15 PM
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296: confused about how women's bodies are supposed to fit together.

The instructions are in the bottom of the box.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:16 PM
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I love comic book stuff so much that I usually end up watching it and being disappointed. It is like the nature of things. Although lately I've been really much more into reading those sad sack comic books from the likes of Chris Ware.

OK, my photostream here, and a few added to the deggofnU pool.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:18 PM
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I mean, really, though, AWB.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:19 PM
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I think I should get a Flickr account.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:20 PM
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Er, a "pro" one, that is.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:21 PM
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Belle is sure to be disappointed by Michael Bay's $160-million CGI spectacular Rusty Brown (starring Jim Carrey as Rusty and Eugene Levy as Chalky White).


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:22 PM
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i like BL's place, cute and cozy and neat
and her ex is stupid that lets her pass by
i could never make things look cute or cozy, alas


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:27 PM
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Thanks, read!


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 7:29 PM
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1. Desperado
2. Man in the mirror
3. Oops, I did it again
4. Money for nothing
5. End of the road
6. Who cares?
7. Sweet child o' mine
8. Unpretty.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 8:10 PM
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Did we sufficiently mock "End of the Road" above? If not, consider it done.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 8:16 PM
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Aw, AWB. I'm actually listening to it right now. Very ironic.

I have a friendly date with a guy from OK Cupid who is cool with being "just friends" (my profile is not listing me as looking for more) tomorrow for fried chicken sandwiches and pie at Bakesale Betty's. He seems nice. Do gooder civil rights lawyer/ER nurse guy (not kidding). I am so far cool with making new friends and hanging out with men, but not yet ready to date and definitely still in the rebounding off the walls stage. Still going to be single and sad for the foreseeable future, although it is fun to hang out with people again. I am still going to wear a sundress that will, I hope, be quite flattering.

Man, life moves on whether you're ready for it to or not.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 8:36 PM
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i could never make things look cute or cozy, alas

There's still time, read! Don't give up!


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 8:48 PM
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BL, if you read French and like Chris Ware, maybe try BD. Schuiten+Peeters series of cities is nice. Also Moebius' Incal.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 8:53 PM
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Alas, I do not read French. I suppose I could try though, with my handy dandy dictionary.

And I agree with Otto--don't give up, read! I am not great at interior design, and I have a grad student's budget. I have found though that keeping things tidy goes a long way. I like that "Method" line of cleansers.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 8:59 PM
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There are so many great Francophone comic book artists right now. I wish I read French.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:02 PM
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No one else goes for "Unpretty" for TLC? I always thought that was their most sophisticated song musically.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:17 PM
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I bet on the mongoose.

Stupid, in retrospect.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:27 PM
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305: I love that there's a link for "Wrong image?" at the bottom. Yes, it's wrong in so many ways.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:29 PM
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I like that "Method" line of cleansers.

Method, Schmethod. Commercial products should be employed only where baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, water, and elbow grease have proved ineffective.

Damn lazy Gen Yers.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:33 PM
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Oh, and lemon!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:34 PM
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That reminds me that I have to put some vinegar and baking soda down my bathtub drain again soon.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:34 PM
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Mrs Myers Clean Day geranium dishwashing liquid smells good, though.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:35 PM
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If you don't clean at all, it doesn't get any worse after four years.


Posted by: Quentin Crisp | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:35 PM
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Mrs Myers Clean Day geranium dishwashing liquid smells good, though.

Mmm, geranium. I am confident that someday I will be the kind of person who makes homemade dishwashing liquid to which I add essential oils.

That reminds me that I have to put some vinegar and baking soda down my bathtub drain again soon.

Cleaning and science fun, all in one! My sister's baby shower this weekend turned into a giant science experiment because there was dry ice to keep ice cream cold; once the ice cream was put away, there was all this dry ice to play with. So, bubbling cauldrons and taking dents out of cars and making crazy noises by touching metal to the dry ice, AND filling up plastic bottles with water and dry ice and watching them expand and then shooting them 50 feet up in the air. Fun!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:42 PM
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325: Ah, Quentin Crisp. Emerson in a different guise: "To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody."


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:45 PM
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322: don't forget lye or Gamma-butylactone!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:47 PM
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Dude, I'm Gen X. Puh-leese.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:50 PM
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Those non-Oreo cookies look yuuuuummmmmmmy. Can you put the recipe on AWB's wiki, Belle? I'm about to have a kitchen again and I'm really excited.

(And yay you for having a friend-date. It's good to flex your muscles even if you aren't ready to date-date again.)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 9:52 PM
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If it were Friday I would be looking forward to picnicking with Otto and brunching in the Mission with my pal Susan, with whom I saw Iron Man.

I'm hurt, Belle.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:00 PM
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Mrs. Myers gernanium stuff is vile. I do not want my cleaning supplies to smell like overwrought florals, thankyouverymuch.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:04 PM
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You people who are proceeding unscientifically disgust me.

You people who have the patience to figure this kind of thing out disgust me. That said, Heebie has exactly the right attitude. Can someone please inform me of the objectively correct answers?


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333:

1. One of These Nights
2. Human Nature
3. Baby One More Time
4. Sultans of Swing
5. End of the Road
6. Hangin' Tough
7. Don't Cry
8. Creep


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:07 PM
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It looks like an 90-minute reminder that Frank Miller is a sexist ass who is confused about how women's bodies are supposed to fit together.

This seems apropos.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:08 PM
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I converted the food wiki to 2.0, BTW, so if anyone wants access, just email me. You have to be invited now, but you get your very own password. (And sorry, existing users, but I think you have to make up a password now.) Rumor has it the editor's a bit easier to use, and there are folders now, which we could use for organization. If anyone wants to futz with it, feel free.

In fact, I like folders better than tags, because you can click around a lot easier. I'll get on it.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:25 PM
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Oh, nevermind. You can only put it in one folder at a time, so tags are still necessary. I'll make some large groupings though, like "Desserts," but for specific things, use tags.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:27 PM
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I just realized there are no chicken or beef recipes on the wiki. Not one. You are a pork-n-seafood lot.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:54 PM
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Oh, the email access thing also means that if you used a fake email account, you can't access it now. Email me to rejoin, if you like.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-08 10:57 PM
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Sorry for absence. Do not yell at me. I was talking to the ex-boyfriend, as we are trying to figure out how to get back together by talking about our feelings a lot. Oy.

I added a couple of recipes to AWB's wiki. Am thinking of adding the chocolate pudding recipe too, as it is pretty awesome. I have a lot of milk to use up by this week. Rice pudding time! I never thanked Katherine for her recipe. Thank you, Katherine!

To be honest I think I'm a better baker than I am a cook, so I think I'm going to be contributing mostly sweet recipes. I do have a recipe for roasted pork shoulder though that I like a lot though. But there's enough pork recipes, it seems.

And hooray for Witt having a kitchen!


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 12:49 AM
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No, bring the pork, BL! Two pork recipes aren't enough to be comprehensive.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 1:05 AM
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Pork shoulder, adobo style now up. I now have to search my documents for my chocolate pudding recipe. I made it for W-lfs-n. He can vouch for its goodness. Also, where is that recipe for the oreos, which were teh awesome.

Why isn't W-lfs-n on this wiki?! I want the recipe for his peach frangipane tarte.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 1:17 AM
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W-lfs-n fears his recipes would be written in too free a form. He clearly has not read my recipes, in which I ramble on for a while about how I found the ingredients, and all the anxieties I had about putting them together, as well as amounts that are mostly like "some." Also, some things on the wiki are not, strictly speaking, recipes, but just "Hey, here's a way to do a thing."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 1:19 AM
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343: Nay, nay, he fears the misplacement of a comma in the execution.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 1:22 AM
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Technically, W-lfs-n is on the wiki. He just hasn't posted anything.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 1:22 AM
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We can do that? Awesome. I invented a pasta salad recipe the other day. Like, it could have turned out really badly, but instead it turned out really well. Who knew that marinating cut up chicken in balsamic vinegar and fennel for 5 minutes and then carmelizing it on high heat in coriander seed flavored oil would work, and work well with grape seed tomatoes, arugula, farfalle, basil, and goat cheese tossed with lots of good olive oil and sea salt.

Yes, that is a free form recipe. I'd appreciate one from W-lfs-n, nonetheless.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 1:25 AM
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Oh, and AWB, I get a lot of my sweets recipes from Smitten Kitchen if you're looking for another external link.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 1:28 AM
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Oh, yeah, SK is great. I think I got my punitions recipe there.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 2:05 AM
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I kind of regret revealing my rebounding pie-friend-date under my public pseud, because now I won't want to talk about how it went tomorrow unless I go presidential, and I am so lame and transparent.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 2:26 AM
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Any of "Beat it", "Billie Jean", or "Don't stop till you get enough" would have been an acceptable choice for Micheal Jackson. Choosing a f'ing ballad for one of the biggest dance floor assassins of the last 30 years indicates terminal whiteness. I am deeply deeply worried.


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 2:40 AM
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I still question the premise, that the term "best song" has any meaning for half of those groups. Heebie has been dividing by zero, if you ask me, or squaring the circle, or one of those other big no-nos. (I'm trying to "get through to her" by talking her peculiar language, see.)


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:03 AM
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Heebie has been dividing by zero, if you ask me, or squaring the circle, or one of those other big no-nos.

I'd say it's more like the square root of a negative: it conforms to a set of abstract rules, and even has some practical utility for certain esoteric applications, but is so far removed from any real world experience as to be meaningless for any normal person.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:22 AM
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321:Bio-KleenBac-Out with lime extract and enzyme cultures is a miracle product. You can use it to get rid of pet accident odors,and you canpuritdown teh drain overnight. I had some blood on a garment. I rinsed off as much as I could, but then I treated it with the Bac-Out. Afew hours later, the stain was totally gone---even before I had put it in the wash.. Shout is not that good with blood.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:25 AM
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Was the blood on your garment related to the pet "accident"?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:33 AM
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BG was trying to identify the Montauk monster.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:40 AM
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No, it was much moremundane than that. But it works to get rid of pee odor so that dogs won't think that it's okay to pee on the carpet if they've already done it once.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:40 AM
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My space key is notresponding toless-than-firm touches today. Argh!


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:43 AM
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See if your keyboard responds to Bac-Out.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:44 AM
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Sometimes keyboards get all dirty and want you to play rough with them (you might try cleaning it...)


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 08- 5-08 5:51 AM
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