Monday, March 13

Music Monday: Round One Heartbreaks

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year Scott's been forced honored with the keys to the event. We call it... MUSIC MADNESS!!

The rules are simple. We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page to help determine the winners! Check back here on Wednesday for the next round!

Today, though, Scott's recapping the poor unfortunate songs that should have gone further, but didn't. Take a moment to show them some respect, okay?

70s Bracket: The Floaters - Float On

 

This song has a lovely groove, a beautiful message, and an offer to share your love with Larry. How could it have lost to the woman who plays Mama on Mama's Family? HOW I ASK YOU??

Voting on Round Two continues later this week. Be ready for it!

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Saturday, March 11

 

Friday, March 10

Happy 20th, Buffy The Vampire Slayer

by Jeremy Hynoski

 

Oh, man. Has it really been 20 years since Welcome to the Hellmouth, when a teaser twist that even M. Night couldn't see coming showing up within the first couple of minutes? I remember it still. The wonderful innocent Julie Benz enters a school with a nefarious-minded high school boy. We've seen this before. The boy is going to do something? Or is there some monster lurking in the school? What is going to happen? Then BAM WAIT WHAT the innocent schoolgirl's face contorts and- Holy Frijoles! She's a vampire! Cue Nerfherder credits!

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Music Madness: Round One: The '00s

by Madness Comissioner


For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year's rules are simple. We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page.

You can also play along at home with your very own bracket full of initials! We used initials because the song/artist combo didn't fit onto one page. You can find out what they all stand for on the master list right here. And you can check out other people's brackets in the comments of this thread. Play along by voting via our Facebook page every Wednesday and Friday. Follow your heart.

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Thursday, March 09

 

Wednesday, March 08

Music Madness: Round One: The '90s

by Madness Comissioner


Happy Music Monday! For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year's rules are simple. We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page.

You can also play along at home with your very own bracket full of initials! We used initials because the song/artist combo didn't fit onto one page. You can find out what they all stand for on the master list right here. And you can check out other people's brackets in the comments of this thread. Play along by voting via our Facebook page every Wednesday and Friday. Follow your heart.

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Tuesday, March 07

The Debunker: Do Yokels Tip Cows?

by Ken Jennings

March brings the first soft breezes and crocus buds of spring, as the earth awakens after its winter-long sleep. Perhaps this new season of life and fertility explains why the Agricultural Council of America has named March 21, often the first day of spring, as "National Agriculture Day." But how much do you really know about farming? In honor of the equinox, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings is here to plant some seeds of knowledge among your weeds of agricultural ignorance.

The Debunker: Do Yokels Tip Cows?

I first learned about this favorite pastime of rural America when I watched the high school comedy Heathers. Teens in flyover country, Hollywood assured me, were often so bored on weekends that they'd get drunk and wander through the pastures outside of town at night, tipping over unsuspecting cows. This made complete sense to my teenaged brain in 1988. It actually sounded like a lot of fun.

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