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Change Your Race or Gender!

19 February 2012 - 12:55 AM


This is too funny...

Well, there WERE pics but they disappeared. XD Anyway, I looked best as a Black man.

The Greatest Live Music Perfomances

03 September 2011 - 05:31 AM

This is my top ten, after going through quite a few clips:

10. “My Way” by Frank Sinatra (1989)
9. “Romantic Ukare Mode” by Fujimoto Miki on “Hey! Hey! Hey!” (2002)
8. “Terrible Lie/Sin” by Nine Inch Nails (2000) *Warning: Contains Profanity and Explicit Lyrics*
7. “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
6. “TV Eye/1970” Iggy and the Stooges in Cincinnati, Ohio (1970)
5. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” by Nirvana (1993)
4. “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix in Berkeley, California (1970)
3. “We Are the Champions” by Queen (Live Aid, 1985)
2. “San Quentin” by Johnny Cash at San Quentin State Prison (1969)
1. “Bad” by U2 (Live Aid, 1985)

So what is your top ten? Or, if you're less obsessive-compulsive than I am... what are your favorites? All live musical performances in any language, country, era and genre (including the music of idols) are included.

The Greatest Music Videos Ever

27 August 2011 - 11:24 PM

After reviewing the lists of others (e.g. Time Magazine) and watching a lot of music videos, I decided on the list below, based on both the video AND the music, treating the two as inseparable parts of the overall experience. Making such a list is, of course, daunting, since music videos are made in many languages and nearly every genre and, of course, some like the polished mainstream style, while others prefer an "indie" approach that eschews glamour. Bearing all of that in mind, I think all of the music videos below are great and well worth watching and listening to.

You might wonder why I included no H!P or other idol videos, which are in no way "disqualified". Well, being as objective as is possible about such matters, I recognize that the people who make idol music videos are focused mainly on mass producing videos in a strictly commercial context as just another way of marketing their idols (which is, of course, no different from a lot of Western pop videos), so their videos are seldom on the level of videos of artists who have the time for personal expression and/or perfection of their craft.

Without further ado, this is my top ten, complete with links:

10. "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain (1998)
9. "Bother" by Stone Sour (2003)
8. "Criminal" by Fiona Apple (1997)
7. "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (2003)
6. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana (1991)
5. "Vogue" by Madonna (1990)
4. "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson (1988)
3. "Just" by Radiohead (1995)
2. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor (1990)
1. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson (1984)

So what music videos, taking into account both the music and the visual aspect, do you think are the greatest ever, regardless of language, nationality or genre? Idol videos, including H!P videos, DO count, moreover.

The Best Wrestling Matches ("Worked" Pro Wrestling)

25 August 2011 - 06:14 PM

I am not an expert, but after browsing a great deal of footage, I have compiled the following list based on my subjective preferences. Most of you won't have the time to watch all of these, but a quick glance will show their quality...

10: Dory Funk Jr. vs. Antonio Inoki (December 2, 1969)... Highlights only

9. Akiyama Jun vs. Kobashi Kenta (July 10, 2004)... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

8. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (March 31, 1996)... Wrestlemania XII

7. Kawada Toshiaki and Taue Akira vs. Kobashi Kenta and Misawa Mitsuharu (June 9, 1995)... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

6. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (June 8, 1990)... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

5. Ric Flair vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat (May 7, 1989)... Part 1, Part 2

4. Jumbo Tsuruta and Taue Akira vs. Kobashi Kenta and Misawa Mitsuharu (June 5, 1992)... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

3. Kawada Toshiaki vs. Misawa Mitsuharu (June 3, 1994)... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

2. Kobashi Kenta vs. Misawa Mitsuharu (January 20, 1997)... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

1. Kawada Toshiaki vs. Misawa Mitsuharu (January 22, 1999)... First ever "Kawada driver"

What are your favorites? Perhaps you have seen some great matches that I have overlooked.

Scariest Movie Scenes

07 August 2011 - 03:51 AM

As is in my obsessive-compulsive nature, I'll put this in the form of a top 10 list based on my subjective assessments. Needless to say, these scenes are disturbing and are meant to be so:

10. “It’s Alive!” from Frankenstein (1931), directed by James Whale
9. The love/hate speech from The Night of the Hunter (1955), directed by Charles Laughton
8. Father Brennan’s death from The Omen (1976), directed by Richard Donner
7. Harry Lime’s speech from The Third Man (1949), directed by Carol Reed
6. The mystery man from Lost Highway (1997), directed by David Lynch *Warning: Contains profanity*
5. Norman Bates’s final scene in Psycho (1960), directed by Alfred Hitchcock
4. The murder of Elsie Beckmann from M (1931), directed by Fritz Lang
3. Buffalo Bill’s dance from The Silence of the Lambs (1991), directed by Jonathan Demme *Too graphic for me to provide a link... if you are 18 or older and not at all squeamish, look it up on YouTube*
2. The clown attack from Poltergeist (1982), directed by by Tobe Hooper
1. The lunge from Wait Until Dark (1967), directed by Terence Young

I've seen many other scenes, but these are the ones that stand out to me. Which are the most frightening to you?