The notion that hip hop crossed over into the mainstream in 1986 is highly inaccurate, unless by "mainstream", you mean people who don't listen to the radio. "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang was Top 40 in early 1980, and white artists rapping on the airwaves soon followed, e.g., the Clash, "The Magnificent Seven" and Blondie, "Rapture".
@H.E. Ladypants Also I was really disappointed when I learned that Ryan Lewis is not the guy singing "This is fucking awesome..." I want to buy another song by THAT guy.
Well, an article about Miley's crotch-grabbing antics is as good a place as any to post an update from the Friday Open Thread...
I posted that I was going to have a second round of images and an ultrasound done on my left breast. Good news, I guess - the lump over which they were concerned is very likely benign. Due to its uniform shape and size, they aren't too worried about it and told me I will need to come in every 6 months for 2 years to have it monitored to be sure it doesn't grow or alter its shape.
I'd rather they said it was someone's thumb over the lens, but I'll take what I can get.
Thanks to those 'Pinners who sent positive vibes my way - this is the best site with the greatest community and most intelligent comments.
okay, but let's not call her a "little girl" while criticizing her performance & her role in pop culture, because it's demeaning and dismissive in a way that also feeds into bad stereotypes, just different ones.
(Otherwise in total agreement with your comment).
Here's my nitpick: with the caveat that voting in a presidential election is definitely not the end-all, be-all marker of political engagement (but it is something), voter turnout was higher for most racial groups in 2012 than it was in 2004 or 2000, or 1996, so I disagree that "political engagement is at an all time low." http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/05/08/six-take-aways-from-the-census-bureaus-voting-report/
@C_Webb I really wonder that as well. How do you take something like that? "It's just a dance move?" AAAAAAHHHHH
I kind of hope those dancers and the former Harajuku girls team up together and I don't know, graffiti the homes of major record producers/the artists in question/etc.
@JessicaLovejoy @JessicaLovejoy seriously nobody thought a song written for Rihanna could've used a little rewrite before they handed it over to Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter???
"so turnt up"
"bout that life"
NO, PLEASE DO STOP, I SWEAR YOU CAN STOP
she adopts Jamaican patois briefly
*literally throws papers in the air*
I am going to 7-11 and I am going to buy something terrible like a Four Loko. I don't care what time/day it is. Done. DONE. See you in 20.
I'm grinchily pleased to find others who share my unshakeable dislike of Wordsworth. He's the novelty wide-mouth singing bass of Romantic poets.