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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:28 PM

 

Geez, now we have to worship Beyonce?

It appears that if you didn't like Beyonce's performance, for whatever reason, you are now the object of ridicule and scorn around here.

Why? People have different tastes in music and performance. Some people like her work, some don't. Why can't you just accept that not everybody was impressed with her and leave it at that? Why the endless posts poking fun at people who didn't like the show?

I didn't see this sort of ridicule when people didn't like other Super Bowl performers, why the sudden outpouring of derision over those who didn't like Beyonce's performance?

DU is turning into an ugly place at times, this is one of them.

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Reply Geez, now we have to worship Beyonce? (Original post)
MadHound Feb 2013 OP
KG Feb 2013 #1
ProSense Feb 2013 #2
MadHound Feb 2013 #5
ProSense Feb 2013 #7
Logical Feb 2013 #114
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #3
Agschmid Feb 2013 #41
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #96
Agschmid Feb 2013 #100
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #101
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #4
MadHound Feb 2013 #8
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #15
MadHound Feb 2013 #27
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #32
MadHound Feb 2013 #35
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #90
sadalien Feb 2013 #76
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #89
Agschmid Feb 2013 #42
snooper2 Feb 2013 #92
OffWithTheirHeads Feb 2013 #12
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TorchTheWitch Feb 2013 #65
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MadHound Feb 2013 #30
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Skittles Feb 2013 #55
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Agschmid Feb 2013 #43
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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:29 PM

1. who?

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:30 PM

2. Oh the horror.

Woe! Victim! Me! Persecuted.

"DU is turning into an ugly place at times, this is one of them."

This thread will make it better place.



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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:31 PM

5. Better than much of the stuff you come up with,

 

But hey, there you are.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:33 PM

7. Yeah, I wouldn't want to

try to top this:

"Geez, now we have to worship Beyonce?"



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Response to MadHound (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:55 PM

114. Obama picked Beyonce, so Beyonce is off limits to prosense! N-t

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:30 PM

3. Who care's what they think.

If you did not like her performance you have the right to your opinion.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:53 AM

41. I have been on quite a bit of these threads...

and yes you are entitled to your opinion. BUT some people have been reduced to calling her derogatory/hateful names that under any other condition on DU could cause a post hide or even a PPR of a new member.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:19 PM

96. Hey when did you get over a 1000 posts.

Congrats on that Agschmid.
I though She did fine, but I am not a big fan. I think people here need to get over the whole thing. Some of her haters and fans went overboard on DU last night. As I said I am not a big fan, but I can admire her talent.

Again congrats on going over 1000 posts.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #96)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:33 PM

100. Thanks...

I got crazy with the beyonce stuff last night and crossed the mark without even knowing it! If I had my 1000th post would have been much more interesting.

Thanks for noticing! And I now officially can throw my support behind Yardworks 1000 post jury rule... I guess.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #100)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:35 PM

101. well I am 20 days from my one year mark, but I think I agree with the 1000 posts and 1 year

membership. Although you could cut it to 500 posts and 6 month membership.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:31 PM

4. I think it's a generational thing. Beyonce is supremely talented and hard-working but her style

might not be for everyone.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:33 PM

8. Possibly, but probably not,

 

Frankly what Beyonce is doing is pretty much a repeat of acts gone by, just as acts like Gaga are retreads as well. Thus, her act isn't new or daring, it just comes across as "meh".

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Response to MadHound (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:36 PM

15. Everyone is a repeat of acts gone by. Vocally, how much more can you achieve?

She is a great singer who works 24/7 during concert season performing 2 hours a night 7 days a week, WHILE dancing AND raising a family. She is scandal free and a role model & humanitarian. Again, vocally how much more is possible? She has NUMEROUS hit songs and she worked her way to the top.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:45 PM

27. A great singer, no.

 

Middling at best. There are many, many singers with much more talent that she has, but they don't get the exposure due to the crushing inanity and conformity of the music business. Her dancing is likewise middling at best.

Nice she is raising a family while working, something that many single mothers accomplish as well, on far less money than she makes and with far less support than she has.

Lots of performers have had hit songs, so what. Having a hit song doesn't automatically make you a great talent. It simply means you can sell your act real well, and got some breaks along the way.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:53 PM

32. But how many singers work as hard as she does? Working 7 days a week for months across the globe

really takes a toll, physically & mentally. I agree there are MANY many many great and talented singers out there and she liek the rest of them started at the bottom and worked her way up. Definitely commendable. And you're right, having A hit song doesn't automatically make you a great talent, but she's had about 20 hit songs. It's hard to find a singer or band with that many hit songs who aren't considered a great talent. Beatles, Elvis, etc. They've all had MANY hit songs.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:06 AM

35. Lots of singers and performers have worked as hard or harder than she does,

 

Performing publicly is a grueling profession.

And having multiple hit songs doesn't automatically make her a great talent either. It simply means that she has worked hard, attended to the business side of her art, gotten some lucky breaks, and is willing to work within the confines of the music industry, stifling as it is.

There are many great talents out there, both modern and in the past, who are far better than she is. They simply haven't gotten the breaks she has, or sold their souls to the music industry.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:34 AM

90. I agree completely. She excels in her brand of music, pop.

I wouldn't look to her for a great guitar solo. Btw, I'm not even a pop music fan, Indie Rock mostly for me.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:43 AM

76. Give me a break

 

It isn't that hard when you have lackeys and footmen at your every beckoning call. People driving you around, cooking for you, "Hey go fetch me a particular type of mineral water!" Yeah, she works so hard. It appears that most of the time she is just phoning it in as she did at the inauguration.

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Response to sadalien (Reply #76)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:32 AM

89. Yeah surely the Beatles fetched their own mineral water and had no lackeys. Elvis too, huh?



Yes, we all remember the Beatles & Elvis driving the,selves to the venue limo-free.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:57 AM

42. All I know is...

I cannot do this (well I can but that is only in the shower and no one else has ever heard me, mysterious huh?).



The me, the untrained musical ear, she (an the DC girls) have an amazing voice.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:40 AM

92. I got it, you are looking for something deeper...

Like the lyrical genius that is Eminem!

Watch this greatness!



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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:34 PM

12. Yeah, dry humping the stage is not my style

Maybe I'm just getting old.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:38 PM

20. Like I said, generational. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I respect yours.

Were you expecting her to do the Waltz in 2013?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:13 AM

65. I expect the music biz to respect women

and not make EVERY SINGLE ONE into an ass shaking nearly naked bad stripper act. I would also expect women in the music biz to actually have some modicum of class and not sell their soul to the female musical porn the music biz has decided women in the music industry should be. Every damn one is a cookie cutter of every other one... even the ass shaking, hip grinding, crotch grabbing choreography is all the same. An actual entertainer does their OWN shtick, wears clothes that aren't designed for a hot night in the bedroom, get to decide for themselves what their costumes should be, and it doesn't matter how attractive they are or if they have a perfect body or not... you know, like the MEN in the music industry get to do.

Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Cyndi Lauper, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Annie Haslam, and on and on and on... they weren't doing the waltz, and they sure as shit wouldn't be doing it today. If the utter crappy cookie cutter "talent" that passes for what women in the music industry today is considered good or appropriate it just goes to show how very little women are thought of generally anymore... just a bunch of bump and grind T&A.


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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #65)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:04 AM

69. I'd say Pat Benatar is a pretty bad example

She once passed out on stage because her outfit was so tight she couldn't breathe.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:38 PM

19. Not so much generational as a matter of personal taste -

- my 20 and 25 year old's aren't huge fans and weren't impressed. Son likes Destiny's Child but isn't a big fan of Beyonce as a solo act. I do enjoy good vocalists but don't consider her to be one. I see her more as a Britney Spears clone - short on vocals but a good performer.

With all the background singers and dancers, glitz, and lights, her vocal shortcomings aren't nearly as obvious. You can always tell who is truly talented by counting the number of people on stage with them. Less people = more talent.

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Response to lynne (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:43 PM

24. Yeah musical preference is another. SOme don't like pop, some like rock. But

she is far more talented than Britney Spears. Spears uses vocal harmonizers to make her sound like she could sing. Spears could never belt out a tune like Beyonce acapella:

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:47 PM

30. Not saying much if you're holding her talent up to Spears,

 

My dog can sing better than Spears.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:54 PM

33. I was replying to post above mine.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:05 AM

55. I never could stand Madonna either

and she is my age

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Response to Skittles (Reply #55)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:27 AM

61. You mean I'm not the only one?

I am also the same age, and I can't stand her. I had to be practically dragged to the theater to see "A League of Their Own." It remains the only one of her movies I have ever seen.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #61)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:56 AM

68. no, you are not the only one

I did like Desperately Seeking Susan but that's all; I cannot stand her other movies, her book, her screeching, her shows

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:31 PM

6. You better have been bowing when you spoke her name!

 

Kill the heretic!!!

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:57 AM

43. Lolz... n/t

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:33 PM

9. You don't have to worship her but you don't have to so judgmental either

I keep expecting the next thread to say that if she gets raped it will be her fault because she was wearing slutty clothes.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:37 PM

18. So not liking her act is now somehow judgemental?

 

Look, people have individual tastes in music and musical performances. Some like what she does, some don't. Why can't people accept that and move on without rancor?

For me, and I suspect most people, it has nothing to do with what she was wearing. After all, it isn't like her outfit isn't something we've seen before, women in music were dressing like that a generation ago. Hell, she had on more clothes that the cheerleaders.

It is simply that many people, myself included, don't find her music or talent to be that impressive. Deal with it and move on.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:33 PM

10. hard to believe some people think her music doesnt suck.

 

Dreadful show. Normally would have changed the channel but Mrs. Hulk wanted to watch. We both agreed the halftime show was bad.

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Response to Hulk Smash (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:37 PM

16. It's music...it's The Arts. No right or wrong answer...it's whatever floats your boat.

Beyonce? Doesn't float it remotely. not a music genre I enjoy in the slightest.

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Response to Hulk Smash (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:51 AM

40. So apparently you have lurked for some time?

I think it's a bit interesting that after lurking (potentially for some time) the conversation that got you to actually join in on the conversation was about Beyonce. Say what you want about her but she does encourage a public discourse.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:33 PM

11. Many here hated her husband (Jay Z) here a few years back

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:34 PM

13. Really?

DU sometimes allows racist, sexist, homophobic posts to slide. All of the time. It's a marketplace of ideas, and sometimes the various stalls aren't quite what one would want.

But even so.

Beyonce?

Really? This warranted an OP at all? A self-important "What have we become?!" kind of OP?

MadHound, I generally like you. You generally highlight the uncomfortable truths for Democratic partisans. The people who think their chosen team member is all sunshine and rainbows. And I value that. A lot. I watch people defend drone strikes and figure, here are people who are just fine with murder as long as it's for empire.

But Beyonce?

That's where you're going?

C'mon.

Just no.

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Response to Prism (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:40 PM

21. Oh heaven forbid I don't post something more on the serious side of things,

 

Please, much like people's taste in music, people have different tastes in OP's. Deal with it an move on. If I disappointed you that much, that severely, why are you even posting in this thread? To scold me, gee, thanks.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:51 AM

49. see what I mean, Madhound?

BEYONCE IS OFF LIMITS!! You have to like her!!!

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:35 PM

14. Who here thinks Beyonce's half time show sucked? "Put your hands up!"

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:37 PM

17. Only if she is in leather with a whip and I am tied up

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:59 AM

44. I believe you are looking for this...

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:40 PM

22. Yes...yes you do.

Else you are an old TURD. Give the social graces of the person who keeps saying that, I'm sure it means something complimentary, like Tactful Ultra Responsive Dictator.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:41 PM

23. Nnnnope. I wouldn't walk across the street to see her lipsync if it was free. n/t

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:44 PM

25. Myself. I worship Billy Holliday and Maria Callas.

Both were flawed, and self-destructed. But Callas' Tosca was the best ever, and almost everything Billie did was beyond excellent.

Don't get me started about Patsy Cline or Anna Moffo.

(Those are just the women.)

No! Elvis and Mitt Jagger do not come close to being on the list.

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Response to longship (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:52 AM

71. Nina Simone

 

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:45 PM

26. They Beyonce wars 2013.

This is such a non issue.

Hold every modern performer to the same standard of some folks concept of decency and most all would fail.

Don't like her music? That's fine. I don't like lots of music they've played at halftime. I feel for you.

Reviews show so far she was a success. That's what the promoters were shooting for.

In the end, another day another non issue to argue over on the internet.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:46 PM

28. no, halftime show sucked

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:47 PM

29. DU has always been an ugly place at times for some of us...

Here's a sampling:

I LOVE Olive Garden, and many food-snobs here do not. I'm on the "wrong" side on that one. I also don't happen to think it's all that "cheap" as so many like to claim.

I loved Johnny Cash (before that became a cool thing)

Ditto John Denver (but I'm pretty sure that's still not "cool")

"Dancing with the Stars" is one of my favorite shows.

I would never pay more for some stupid shit-for-taste beer that's been microbrewed somewhere or other because all beer tastes exactly the same to me--kind of crappy.

I could go on, but you get the point (I hope)

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:47 AM

63. I am a huge John Denver fan from the first hit continuing til today

 

actually even before Country Roads, though at that time, I didn't realize that was him singing with the Chad Mitchell trio.
He needs to get revitalized in a big way.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

It still annoys me greatly that when they recorded the We are the World, they SPECIFICALLY left John Denver out because he wasn't cool enough or relevant.

HUH????????? NOT relevant enough?

Him and Harry Chapin were doing great stuff for decades before anyone ever heard of We are the world, and (Harry already died) but John was there, and he wasn't freakin' relative to world hunger?
URGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
He should have been leading the whole thing.
(dang you had to get me started)

not to mention he was one of the greatest environmentalists there was in the nation (long before Al Gore btw)

Calypso by John Denver
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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:50 PM

31. Why do you care what people on the internet think?

People disagree with me all the time here. I think Hugo Chavez is sicker than his cronies are admitting, and I get lots of pushback for that opinion.

A difference of opinion shouldn't make you upset or tearful. It's just The Internet. Ho hum!

So someone doesn't agree with you about Beyonce~! So what?

I thought she did just fine, I thought her performance was peppy and fun. I won't "dis" you if you didn't like it, though--each to their own. It's not like either one of us paid to get into the show, anyway...

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

34. I hope to see Pink perform at the Super Bowl someday. She's an amazing performer

who puts on a great show, she has a fantastic pitch perfect voice, and her songs rock.


I saw a little bit of Beyonce...not my thing I guess.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:06 AM

72. pink would be a good one, agree. nt

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Response to Zorra (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:16 AM

94. She is very good, she would do a good job.

Here is a good live performance from AMA 2012.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:26 AM

36. No you don't

I didn't see it because I didn't want to see it. I don't give a shit. Anybody has a problem with that can kiss my behind.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:08 AM

37. I certainly won't. nt

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:11 AM

38. I enjoyed it...not everybody cared for it. Big deal. n/t

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:25 AM

39. Yes, you "OLD TURD."

Fall into line or get out.

You WILL be assimilated.


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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:58 AM

51. I love Dark Side of the Moon as much as anyone

but you gotta admit, Roger Waters can't dance like that in leather lingerie.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:49 AM

93. Hmmn... Ya know I've NEVER seen that!




Do tell......

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:18 PM

95. Back in the day, when he was tripping on acid, I bet he DID dance in a leather lingerie.

And I bet David Gilmour shook some serious booty.

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #95)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:15 PM

106. Nah.

But Syd Barrett, for sure.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #106)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:43 PM

107. I'm guessing Syd didn't wear much of anything whilst in mid-trip.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:03 AM

45. I almost wish I saw this performance seeing all the fuss.

 

Almost.
But I didn't, because it was the only thing about the Super Bowl I did not care about.
It's not her.
It's every halftime performance.
Never cared never will.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:49 AM

48. there is no FUSS

some people are simply UPSET than not everyone is a huge fan of Beyonce

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Response to Skittles (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:01 AM

52. No, people are rolling their eyes at the predictable "heavens! think of teh children!"

reaction that some people on this board get every time there is a major television event that contains a whiff of sex.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #52)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:02 AM

54. so some people don't like it

I wish talented women did not have to act like strippers to become famous - that is an OPINION - people whould be allowed to have opinions without being called TURDS

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Response to Skittles (Reply #54)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:08 AM

56. You can take that one up with Captain Tactful, not me.

It's a fascinating process to watch, whereby he drives certain people insane, who then become his biggest fans, only to turn around and drive them insane again.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #56)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:13 AM

57. YOU WANT I SHOULD KICK CAPTAIN TACTFUL ASS, WARREN?

I was enlisted so I enjoy kicking officer ass very much; yes INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #57)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:13 AM

58. SCHEDULING CAP'M TACTFUL FOR AN ASS KICKING

I like pronouncing it "Cap'm"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #57)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:16 AM

66. I'll second that motion, though I've always thought of him as Cap'm Obvious, e.g. this thread

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:18 AM

46. Only if you want to be regarded as a happening hipster dude.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:49 AM

47. YES!!!!!!!! Didn't you get the memo?

if you don't think she is UTTERLY FUCKING AMAZING you are an OLD TURD!!!!!

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:57 AM

50. YES. THAT IS EXACTLY IT. WE *HAVE TO* WORSHIP BEYONCE.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:14 AM

59. sorry, I would not be there

I am not fan but I am not a turd either

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Response to Skittles (Reply #59)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:14 AM

60. Jesus, I'm a Deadhead.

but Jerry never did that with his thighs, not even during the Acid Test days.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:02 AM

53. Liberals bashing old people & encouraging generational division. It's pretty routine here.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #53)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:22 AM

67. Well then, they aren't real Liberals. It states specifically on the membership card, you must tolera

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te things you don't even like. It's called diversity and I want credit for not saying what I really think about Country Music.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:37 AM

62. Without Bach, Piaf, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby,there would be NO pop music

 

Without Bach, Piaf, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby,there would be NO pop music

did you think that life began with Duran Duran?

The greats like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Lana Del Rey are all retreads. Of Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland and Aretha Franklin.

the young think music was invented in 1980 or 1990.
I think it's funny

Bach Beethoven Brahams,

ever hear of Irving Gillette or Billy Murray (not the actor?) They had about 300 hits you know.

Life didn't begin with the Sex Pistols

and anyone that plays the piano is copying Bach including Elton John and why not?
That is what piano players learn when they are kids.

Guess some think music started with Bon Jovi.

You know Dancing in the Dark?
No, not the Bruce Version.
the 1929 version sung by Bing Crosby silly.
Now, I would love Edith Piaf and Bing Crosby to be the halftime entertainment, (I was lucky enough to see Bing sing in person twice, plus a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall shortly before he died where he sang White Christmas.) pitch perfect.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #62)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:58 AM

64. get thee hence from my lawn forthwith, yon youth!

You know, man, not everyone spent the 80s listening to Duran Duran and Bon Jovi.







As for the Sex Pistols; they were more of a performance art piece, than actual musicians IMHO.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:12 AM

70. Her music is crap. I don't care what anybody says.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:28 AM

73. Now, where did I put that medal for dissident opinions on pop culture?

I had it in a box labeled, "Most important things in the world."

Well, I can't seem to find it now. Sorry.

I'll just drink coffee and eat buttered toast with fruit spread instead.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:37 AM

74. I like Beyonce

But I didn't see the show. I will have to search YouTube to find out what the outrage is about.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:39 AM

75. I don't listen to pop music but went to youtube to hear a beyonce song

 

It was typical pop music aimed at teens, generic and empty, crappy pop music.

Apparently, Obama and his wife are fans, but it just makes me think they must have terrible taste in music. But that is ok, lots of people do, hence the popularity of this kind of crap.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:43 AM

77. 'have to' ????? bwahahahahahaaaa

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Response to spanone (Reply #77)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:45 AM

79. 2003 called -

 

They want 'bwahahahahahaaaa' term back.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:44 AM

78. Yes, you do. If you don't know the PC reasons why by now....

 

Where have you been?

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:55 AM

80. Yuo monsterr!!!

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:13 AM

81. Or be called an Old Turd

She really has little talent other than her well choreographed dance talent. I felt the same about Brittney Spears. It is sad that people are not allowed to have there own opinion of talent these days. Whitney Houston could of pulled that off in the same attire and the attraction would of been off her clothing and more on her performace.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:17 AM

82. I don't mind that people didn't like the show.

Or that they don't like her music. I know I am not a fan. But some of the comments made to belittle her as a person are not needed. The show didn't do that much for me, but it seems to have drawn an actual negative emotional response out of some.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:17 AM

83. I Just Assume That Super Bowl Half-Time Shows Are Going To Suck. No Problem. (nt)

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:18 AM

84. Who-once?

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:28 AM

85. After that lame show, I wouldn't worry about Beyonce worship.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:29 AM

86. Not me. I didn't care for her. Pretty impressive lights and effects, but

too much booty shaking and hair tossing. And the song lyrics/music itself
does nothing for me.

I would rather have seen Jennifer Hudson do the show.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:29 AM

87. apparently so.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:30 AM

88. Didn't see it. Don't care.

There was a Walking Dead marathon on AMC! Zombies! Was there something else going on?

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:34 AM

91. At least is wasn't that talent free Kelly Clarkson! She made Beyonce's...

singing along with the tape at the swearing in ceremonies look and sound good!

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:20 PM

97. "DU is turning into an ugly place at times"...

and you have nothing to do with that?

Sid

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:24 PM

98. So your premise is that...

... not being a jerk, a curmudgeon, and a on the couch music critic, automatically makes the only other option being one of "worshiping Beyonce?"



Whodda thunk it?

"You kids get off my lawn!!!!!" much?

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:53 PM

99. I am waiting for "Not loving Beyonce" to be another clue that one is a right wing plant

 

Should be any day now.

Of course it could be the other way, and only right wingers love her. Either way I'm ready for the purges as I haven't weighted in on the pressing Beyonce issue. I am limiting myself to unimportant stuff live poverty and social justice.

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #99)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:02 PM

105. +10

 

Poverty and social justice are so yesterday in light of such pressing matters as Beyonce.

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Response to thejudge (Reply #105)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:53 PM

109. I could not agree more sir (nt)

 

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:40 PM

102. We'll if you don't she'll turn the lights out on you...

...she apparently has supernatural powers after all.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:42 PM

103. It seems to me that people who don't care for her style in general

aren't the objects of ridicule and scorn. It's the "This isn't music! IN MY DAY..." or even "This isn't music. I listen to... <fill in the name of a band most people haven't heard of in hopes that it makes you seem more "knowledgeable" about music>.

Most people understand that there's music they like that others don't care for, but NO ONE likes someone else telling them what is and is not music.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:50 PM

104. Yup, it's a mother-fucking rule! Same goes for those who DO like Beyonce. They also must die!

In fact, if you have ever even HEARD of Beyonce, you suck!

Fuck me if sometimes this place doesn't become a parody of itself.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:48 PM

108. Empty shallow people need idols. n/t

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:54 PM

110. funny what issues turn into controversy on DU

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:40 PM

111. Th only people who have to worship her are the individuals who

Th only people who have to worship her are the individuals who melodramatically make use of the the words "have to" and "worship" due to an absolute lack of merit to their point.

25 Extra Divinity Points: Fall to your knees, and wear a crucifix and a habit to worship her if you feel yourself righteously martyred for disliking her show, and illustrate that martyrdom via the mechanism of petulant posts...

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:52 PM

112. It's about worshipping the "popaganda", entertainment propaganda

 

I pointed it out in another post and got severely "snarked". People get so entrenched in some position they've taken that it becomes impossible to rationally discuss a thing.

I pointed out that the MSMedia uses entertainment gossip as a replacement for news now, on their news programs. Damn me to hell for having an insight, LOL!

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:54 PM

113. Hide thread is your friend. n/t



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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:11 PM

115. The next time anyone even THINKS of laughing at the GOP bubble...

 

Here we are debating the merits of someone's PRETEND singing performance.

What's next... Justin Beiber's cool new trainers?

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