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(BBC)   Because disco is dead, that's why   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 51
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2013-01-25 01:12:24 PM  
Also, the horse stopped being the primary mode of transportation. You need heels to ride. Otherwise, they're a pain in the ass.
 
2013-01-25 01:14:28 PM  
Come now, BBC. Not all men have stopped wearing heels:
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Of course, it may just be too high risk for most: "if a bloke falls over wearing heels, you have to kill yourself."
 
2013-01-25 01:28:45 PM  
I highly recommend the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.  If you are anywhere in the neighborhood it is fascinating, well-appointed, and given the odd focus of their mission, much more interesting than one would think.  It's one of my happy places.
 
2013-01-25 01:32:06 PM  
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Did you know that disco record sales were up 400 per cent for the year ending 1976? If these trends continue, A-y-y-y!
 
2013-01-25 01:35:24 PM  

brap: I highly recommend the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.  If you are anywhere in the neighborhood it is fascinating, well-appointed, and given the odd focus of their mission, much more interesting than one would think.  It's one of my happy places.


Also, it gives you something to do in Toronto which, unlike many cities in Canada, doesn't have a hockey team.
 
2013-01-25 01:46:02 PM  

FloydA: Also, it gives you something to do in Toronto which, unlike many cities in Canada, doesn't have a hockey team.


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2013-01-25 01:57:43 PM  
No!  Disco lives forever!

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2013-01-25 02:12:05 PM  
Well, not everyone stopped.

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2013-01-25 02:19:38 PM  
Then they cite the Gay Pride march? Do what now? High HELLS they make your ass look good but thats about it..
 
2013-01-25 02:20:55 PM  
Honestly no one should wear them.

They're not good for feet. Yeah I know that probably makes some of you mad.
 
2013-01-25 02:21:28 PM  

Sybarite: Well, not everyone stopped.

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Those aren't really "high heels" for the sake of fashion. Those are elevator shoes so that Tiny Tommy can bring his height up from 4'9" to 5'2".

(apparently Xenu can't make you taller, no matter how much enturbulated entheta you shed)
 
2013-01-25 02:23:38 PM  
Men wear heels all the time. They're called cowboy boots. They sometimes wear them with chaps.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2013-01-25 02:24:18 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: No!  Disco lives forever!

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Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-01-25 02:25:17 PM  
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2013-01-25 02:26:31 PM  
Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes and then had the nerve to wonder aloud what had killed its popularity.
 
2013-01-25 02:28:03 PM  

NutWrench: Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes and then had the nerve to wonder aloud what had killed its popularity.


Um, disco isn't dead. They just call it "techno" now. It's not anywhere near as interesting, though.
 
2013-01-25 02:28:53 PM  

NutWrench: Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes and then had the nerve to wonder aloud what had killed its popularity.


Don't forget Disco KISS and Disco Dead.

www.steady130.com

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2013-01-25 02:29:16 PM  

NutWrench: Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes and then had the nerve to wonder aloud what had killed its popularity.


Yep, this.  Also when bands like The Eagles and The Rolling Stones started incorporating disco-ish style beats and guitar parts into songs.
 
2013-01-25 02:30:13 PM  
Wrong smitty!

I wear these most of the time. Interesting in that I prefer dress shoes with a low heel, but these are so comfy, that I don't mind the two inch lift.

www.infinityshoes.com
 
2013-01-25 02:33:30 PM  
If you weren't around in the Disco era, consider yourself fortunate.
 
2013-01-25 02:37:50 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: horslips: Wrong smitty!

I wear these most of the time. Interesting in that I prefer dress shoes with a low heel, but these are so comfy, that I don't mind the two inch lift.

[www.infinityshoes.com image 800x800]

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Clear heels? Ooh girl your nasty!
 
2013-01-25 02:39:22 PM  
 
2013-01-25 02:39:49 PM  
If you are a woman, it matters how attractive you are.

If you are a man, it doesn't (unless you're gay).

Heels would have to be really high to make sufficient impact on a man's height, one of the few physical feature that matter for men.
 
2013-01-25 02:46:47 PM  

downstairs: NutWrench: Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes and then had the nerve to wonder aloud what had killed its popularity.

Yep, this.  Also when bands like The Eagles and The Rolling Stones started incorporating disco-ish style beats and guitar parts into songs.


Because God forbid musicians also listen to music, are affected by it and contribute to the current popular genre. Not every band is Def Leppard or AC/DC where one album is pretty much identical to the next and last. How dare they!

As for fashion this is true: Fashion is everything / Fashion is nothing. For it's all in the eye of the beholder. True fashion coming from the design houses of NY, London, Paris, Tokyo, Munich etcetera is the darling of the idle rich. Few can afford such wear and the lifestyle those daring threads go.

The bulk of clothing is consumable fare for the great unwashed who are given little to no choice as to what is on the racks season after season. When you need clothes you buy whatever they are selling. It's very rare you'll find a Molly Ringwald / Pretty In Pink slaving away at a sewing machine, repurposing consignment shop treasures and creating original artistic statements.

Go outside and look at the masses, it's enough to make one puke. These days most people go in public dressed as if they are about to do a day of cleaning and laundry in the privacy of their own homes. Bunch of no-style chickenshiats. Worse are the 'me too' arseholes who are clones of each other, all thinking they are making a statement, like tattoo'd heavy metal t-shirt long hairs with filthy jeans and scruffy facial hair of a 12 year old. Morans.
 
2013-01-25 02:50:22 PM  
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"I am not listening to you, submitter! LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!"
 
2013-01-25 02:52:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Don't forget Disco KISS and Disco Dead.


Honestly, the true nail in the coffin for me was Paul McCartney's "Don't Say Goodnight."

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The 12-INCH.

Luckily it's so obscure I couldn't even Google the cover.
 
2013-01-25 02:54:59 PM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend: Those aren't really "high heels" for the sake of fashion. Those are elevator shoes so that Tiny Tommy can bring his height up from 4'9" to 5'2".

Those look like plain old dress shoes, adding maybe 1" tops.

Now if he was sporting these.

www.rustyzipper.com

That adds a good 4" right?

// ... but I'm 5'10", so what the hell do I know?
 
2013-01-25 02:55:41 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: [josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com image 500x333]
/Disco is forever...


Now I can leave happy.

/Catch you later super losers.
 
2013-01-25 02:58:46 PM  

NutWrench: knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony


but, you admit that night on disco mountain was badass... mussorgsky must have been so proud
 
2013-01-25 03:05:29 PM  
My ass looks so good, I don't need no heels to accentuate it!
 
2013-01-25 03:05:36 PM  
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My cat can eat a whole watermelon!
 
2013-01-25 03:08:50 PM  

KrispyKritter: Because God forbid musicians also listen to music, are affected by it and contribute to the current popular genre. Not every band is Def Leppard or AC/DC where one album is pretty much identical to the next and last. How dare they!


Don't get me wrong, I was just chiming in to the point that disco was way oversaturated.

"Miss You" and "One Of These Nights" are very good songs, and I still play them often.
 
2013-01-25 03:16:09 PM  
The scene that killed disco:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WXVaChA3Q0
 
2013-01-25 03:16:40 PM  
zombie disco is back as country line dancing
 
2013-01-25 03:48:55 PM  

whidbey: NutWrench: Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes and then had the nerve to wonder aloud what had killed its popularity.

Um, disco isn't dead. They just call it "techno" now. It's not anywhere near as interesting, though.


Just because latin became a bunch of danguages, doesn't mean latin isn't a dead language, same with disco my friend
 
2013-01-25 03:49:47 PM  

Sybarite: Well, not everyone stopped.

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You don't say?
www.howcelebsgetfit.com

Burt Reynolds is tiny as well... but back when I met him he could still kick my ass.
 
2013-01-25 04:39:15 PM  

wiseolddude: If you weren't around in the Disco era, consider yourself fortunate.


Oddly, I was around in the disco era. I was born in the early 80s, but my neighborhood was twelve years behind in every respect. When I became socially aware it was to the sight of afros, platforms, disco music, and wide lapels. The radio stations blasting from neighbors' cars proclaimed the era of falsetto and slap bass.

I moved in 1990 in complete culture shock to a middle-class, predominantly white, residential/urban neighborhood. New Kids on the Block, LA Gear, and Nintendo were there to meet me. Strange times.
 
2013-01-25 04:39:37 PM  
If you think disco is dead, this man frowns on your shenanigans:

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2013-01-25 04:51:08 PM  
FTFA:
although he was over 6ft (1.85m)

wait... when did a meter become LESS than 3 feet?!

[googles it]

GOTT DAMN I'VE BEEN LIED TO!

/I'll go listen to some Drum-n-Bass to drown out my sorrows
 
2013-01-25 05:01:57 PM  

mekkab: FTFA:
although he was over 6ft (1.85m)

wait... when did a meter become LESS than 3 feet?!

[googles it]

GOTT DAMN I'VE BEEN LIED TO!

/I'll go listen to some Drum-n-Bass to drown out my sorrows


www.toothpastefordinner.com
 
2013-01-25 05:40:33 PM  
high-five to LewDux!

/and I totally got my math wrong, it's that a meter is slightly MORE than 3 feet, not less.
//SIGH, I guess I should go listen to some Dubstep, instead.
 
2013-01-25 05:43:45 PM  
Patriarchy Not only do heels transform the way women's bodies look to please men, they cause them pain and prevent them from running away - radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys says they are one way in which women are forced to "compensate for the lack of power that men may be having"

ah, of course that's it. That explains the Mandatory Heels To Oppress Women Law of 2005.
 
2013-01-25 05:45:04 PM  
Reminds me when I was ten visiting my Great-Aunt in Brooklyn. A drunk man was stumbling around her building's lobby wearing high heeled shoes.
 
2013-01-25 06:16:28 PM  
Haha! Headline of the week right there!! ROFL
 
2013-01-25 06:27:45 PM  

FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 639x489]
My cat can eat a whole watermelon!


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Before
 
2013-01-25 07:12:55 PM  

Christian Bale: Patriarchy Not only do heels transform the way women's bodies look to please men, they cause them pain and prevent them from running away - radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys says they are one way in which women are forced to "compensate for the lack of power that men may be having"

ah, of course that's it. That explains the Mandatory Heels To Oppress Women Law of 2005.


Because women don't like or want sex. We force them to wear the high heels so they can't run away. And then laugh at them for their painful feet, and of course because of the rape. So nice to get sex ed from rabid feminists.
 
2013-01-25 09:24:33 PM  

NutWrench: Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes.


You say these things like they are bad.

It sucks. Always has. Always will.
 
2013-01-25 10:59:52 PM  
Well, disco is still and will always be better than both rap and metal.
 
2013-01-25 11:11:03 PM  

NutWrench: Over saturation killed Disco. I knew the end was near when the music industry started bastardizing things that should never have been set to a disco beat, like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and pretty much every movie soundtrack of the 1970s. The media didn't simply KILL disco. They beat it to death, set it on fire, raped its flaming corpse, snorted its smouldering ashes and then had the nerve to wonder aloud what had killed its popularity.


I think I'm glad most of that was before I was born.

From what I've heard and read, the craze had reached beyond stupid levels by around 76 when comedian Rick Dees wrote a song making fun of the whole thing called "Disco Duck", Then it somehow backfired and became a hit record. I don't know how it didn't die a quick death after that.

I think it was up to the people, though, to literally set it on fire like with the Disco Demolition Night thing in 1979. I wonder if I'd had to live through a decade of it, if I might have joined the revolt despite the fact that I like most forms of music.
 
2013-01-25 11:22:43 PM  

imfallen_angel: Well, disco is still and will always be better than both rap and metal.


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