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Becky
06 July 2014 @ 09:04 pm
Is this the worst music video ever?

Watch and discuss.

 
 
Becky
06 July 2014 @ 08:01 pm
So, I've just discovered that James Van Der Beek (of Dawson's Creek fame) makes an appearance in Ke$ha's newest video.

Let me just say that Dawson's Creek, however heavy-handed, had a enormous impact on my adolescent self. I watched that show religiously. If you dared call during it, you really got it, seriously.

Now, I know I need to learn to differentiate the actor from the character...but still, I'm pretty tramatized. He'll always be Dawson to me - forever angsty, forlorn, looking for love in all the wrong places, a kindred spirit to all who dare to dream.

That said, watching him make sexy-eyes at Ke$ha has permenantly scarred me.

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Becky
02 July 2014 @ 12:07 pm
Hi all.

I don't normally post non-fandom related stuff, but I'm making an exception for today.

Anyone remember Hanson? They received mainstream success with their hit pop song 'MMMbop' back in '97. You may know them as this:

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Well, they've grown up since then:

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I want to talk today about what they've been up to since they faded into apparent pop culture obscurity, and why Hanson should be your new favorite band.

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Current Location: Seattle, WA
Current Music: Hanson
 
 
Becky
30 June 2014 @ 09:06 pm
As it turns out, the first time the expression "to Google" was used on TV was on our very own Buffy!

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According to Charles Arthur in his book Digital Wars, the first use of to google on television appeared in Buffy. In "Fear, Itself", Willow turns to Buffy and asks, “Have you googled her yet?”

Xander answers: “She’s 17!”

Willow clarifies: “It’s a search engine.”

More interestingly, according to The Atlantic, "more than 80 percent of American web users age 18 to 45 say “google it” when they mean “search for it online.”

Huh. It appears Buffy's legacy knows no bounds, and its influence spans our culture, including how we talk (for more on this, see: Slayer Slang).

Original article at The Atlantic
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