Valentine’s Day is a special day around my household for many reasons, so to celebrate, here are four really good, sappy love songs, two delivered in weird music videos and the other two live performances:
#4) Sting, doing that let’s make weird SFF images thing with his very sweet tune, When We Dance. You have to doubleclick on this one, as the record company would like you to stick to YouTube, as is their right:
#3) Sir Elton John performing his greatest hit, and one of the simplest and warmest love songs, This Is Your Song:
#2) The band Blue October performing their delicate song about love just getting started, 18th Floor Balcony:
#1) And the Big Daddy by Mr. Big himself, Peter Gabriel doing his signature graphics approach with the all time champ love song, In Your Eyes. This one is also a doubleclick to YouTube:
More fun spam comments:
For a Aliens in Pretty Dresses post in which Victoria’s Secret is mentioned re pictures of extraordinarily skinny models, etc., Victoria’s Secret Coupon Codes had this to say:
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Kind of missing the point there, Mia.
For the post about beer drinking beer workers in Europe, this comment from a German site:
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Okay, this is some kind of German spy code, isn’t it? Anyone who can figure out the secret message, let me know.
Betty Garrett was one of my favorite actresses and she died today from an aneurysm at the age of 91. A singer, dancer, and comedienne, she worked copiously on the stage, on Broadway and in L.A. and the U.K. In film, she played supporting roles in a lot of famous MGM musical films, such as On the Town and Neptune’s Daughter in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and in the seventies, she is best remembered for playing Irene, the feisty liberal neighbor who played the foil to Archie Bunker on the t.v. series All in the Family and as the landlady Edna on the show Laverne & Shirley. She had big eyes and a brassy voice and I was always happy to see her on screen.
Here’s Betty performing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Red Skelton in Neptune’s Daughter and “You’re Awful” with Frank Sinatra in On the Town:
Filed under Movies/TV, Music
E-book articles get a bit silly, but these two are a little more useful:
A Discover Magazine article that, along with its comments section, sums up many of the reasons why I’m not worried about sentient AI taking over the world:
I love Ursula LeGuin. I truly do:
Last year, writer and editor Jason Pinter published a screed on Huffington Post about how book publishing is dominated by women editors so male books that men like to read have a hard time getting published and male authors have it rough. This was his explanation for why guys don’t read. His examples were mainly about non-fiction, which ignored numerous other market factors that effect the non-fiction market, but he tried to make the claim about fiction as well. About the only thing the piece got right about the industry was that there are a lot of female editors in publishing — but not nearly as many in the top executive levels of publishing and bookselling that set policy or in marketing where key non-fiction decisions are often second guessed, where they are dealing with the booksellers, and from which most of the publishing executives come. While publishers do a certain amount of publishing “for women” specifically, they are focused, especially in the adult market, on male readers, because women will also read male oriented books, especially fiction. Despite all that female editing that supposedly so taints publishing, in fiction, female authors make up only 30% of the titles published — and a lot of those females are not writing “women’s” fiction either. Males are still getting a higher preference in titles, promotion, reviews, etc., despite females making up the majority of the reading audience and half the population. Laura Miller at Salon.com goes over the numbers, which have stayed remarkably the same:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-pinter/why-men-dont-read-how-pub_b_549491.html — Jason Pinter’s lament
How Irish dancing was invented: