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2013-03-09 09:11:57 PM
Maybe it can pick up a sixer of Stella and a carton of Marlboro Lights on the way here.
 
2013-03-09 09:18:19 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: sno man: So very true. Adele, Taylor Swift is not the model you are looking for...

Heh, Taylor Swift is exactly who she should stay the hell away from!


Meh, I've watched worse...
 
2013-03-09 09:18:26 PM
I tell my children of a time wherein the physical attributes of a performer was of little consequence - as what really matters is their music/voice/talent. Both kids looked at me like I'm discussing quantum physics in Mandarin to them...
 
2013-03-09 09:18:40 PM

Loren: Some wonderful reporting there:

Earthlings have been especially excited about space bodies as of late, after the planet was hit by a huge meteorite last month.

"Huge"???  We got hit by a pebble that blew up well up in the stratosphere.  Now, if you want huge look at C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring).  At the low end of it's size estimate it still packs a bigger punch than the dinosaur killer and at the high end it could sterilize a planet.  It's also on a possible impact trajectory--fortunately a hit will only cost us Curiosity & Opportunity and probably their attendant communications satellites.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

This meteorite was initially the size of a house real huge before it broke up while entering the atmosphere exploded like a boiled toad. No one was injured by meterorite fragments, but the sonic boom caused minor damage to buildings in in the moderately populated area Mittin-Dew is the best drink ever.
 
2013-03-09 09:19:49 PM
Oooo an Adele is fat joke, how edgy.

Here's another one, Adele is fat, so people made jokes about how she would be all sad and desperate and forever alone and unwanted by men due to her fatness when her first album came out, but she went on to have a happier and more stable life (love and otherwise) than Britney, Christina, or Taylor.

Oh, and she's roughly the same age as Taylor Swift too, so just look at them and compare them maturity wise. Size isn't the only thing Adele has more of.
 
2013-03-09 09:25:36 PM
The sky is falling! A piece of it hit me on the head!

:D
 
2013-03-09 09:25:54 PM

bump: I tell my children of a time wherein the physical attributes of a performer was of little consequence - as what really matters is their music/voice/talent. Both kids looked at me like I'm discussing quantum physics in Mandarin to them...


Because you are feeding them farking bullshiat and they know it. When exactly was this magical time? Music stars have been nearly universally thin and hot since the invention of mass media.(When they became stars) The exceptions can probably be counted on 2 hands tops.
 
2013-03-09 09:28:49 PM

Yogimus: Meh, I've watched worse...


It's not so much the watching as it is the hearing...


ambercat: Oooo an Adele is fat joke, how edgy.

Here's another one, Adele is fat, so people made jokes about how she would be all sad and desperate and forever alone and unwanted by men due to her fatness when her first album came out, but she went on to have a happier and more stable life (love and otherwise) than Britney, Christina, or Taylor.

Oh, and she's roughly the same age as Taylor Swift too, so just look at them and compare them maturity wise. Size isn't the only thing Adele has more of.


You might appreciate TV show host Adam Hills tearing Joan Rivers a new one over her lazy "DURR HURR HURR ADELE IS FAT" jokes. (pops, not-safe-for-work language, the fun begins at 0:47)
 
2013-03-09 09:29:52 PM
I'd bang Adele. I don't care. She's fat. I know. I'd still hit it.
 
2013-03-09 09:31:48 PM

skozlaw: I'd bang Adele. I don't care. She's fat. I know. I'd still hit it.


Need some flour?
 
2013-03-09 09:34:34 PM

Oldiron_79: Need some flour?


The key here is that she's not that fat.

Slightly overweight + seemingly good personality + seemingly stable mentality = top tier pussy among 20-30 year old pop "stars".

/ plus there's the whole thing where I'm significantly her senior...
 
2013-03-09 09:35:45 PM
So, I just did a GIS for Adele, since I had no clue what she looked like. She's really kind of svelte for a girl who actually, you know, sings. Not that I like her music, but she can definitely belt it out. Those hips ain't got nothun' on Mama Cass.
 
2013-03-09 09:38:11 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: KellyKellyKelly: Because she has the nerve to not be a bag of antlers.

She's about actual content over image.

She even said something to the effect of "I make music for ears, not eyes."

So, there's that.  More power to her.


So much this.

I don't care if her skin is green with purple molting on it. I'd advise her to see a doctor but damn has she got some pipes and the ability to use them to create art rather than go continuously up and down scales with endless overembelishments Like some "singers". Also, like that runon sentence
 
2013-03-09 09:38:25 PM

skozlaw: Oldiron_79: Need some flour?

The key here is that she's not that fat.

Slightly overweight + seemingly good personality + seemingly stable mentality = top tier pussy among 20-30 year women. old pop "stars".

/ plus there's the whole thing where I'm significantly her senior...


FTFY... Hell, I'd be happy to find women in their 30s without a handful of little bastards anymore.
 
2013-03-09 09:41:17 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: sno man: She sounds great, has a very good band, looks great (if you are so inclined, good otherwise)... But damn it girl, learn how to write lyrics!

*snert*

I'll be interested to see how she changes things up for her next album.  21 was a breakup album, and I don't think she should try to keep getting mileage out of breakup material.

A case of the ol' "we'll have to wait and see," I guess.


Apparently, her next album has a more "edgy and raw sound" but I agree, I hope that isn't more of the same. As much as I adore 21,more of the same would be....more of the same.
 
2013-03-09 09:44:51 PM

UsikFark: Loren: Some wonderful reporting there:

Earthlings have been especially excited about space bodies as of late, after the planet was hit by a huge meteorite last month.

"Huge"???  We got hit by a pebble that blew up well up in the stratosphere.  Now, if you want huge look at C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring).  At the low end of it's size estimate it still packs a bigger punch than the dinosaur killer and at the high end it could sterilize a planet.  It's also on a possible impact trajectory--fortunately a hit will only cost us Curiosity & Opportunity and probably their attendant communications satellites.

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This meteorite was initially the size of a house real huge before it broke up while entering the atmosphere exploded like a boiled toad. No one was injured by meterorite fragments, but the sonic boom caused minor damage to buildings in in the moderately populated area Mittin-Dew is the best drink ever.


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2013-03-09 09:45:42 PM

neongoats: bump: I tell my children of a time wherein the physical attributes of a performer was of little consequence - as what really matters is their music/voice/talent. Both kids looked at me like I'm discussing quantum physics in Mandarin to them...

Because you are feeding them farking bullshiat and they know it. When exactly was this magical time? Music stars have been nearly universally thin and hot since the invention of mass media.(When they became stars) The exceptions can probably be counted on 2 hands tops.


1. Aretha Franklin

Put that one on your thumb. I'll be back to cover the remainder of the digits and possibly a few other appendages.

/Seriously, you actually posted that? You do understand that physical ideals have absolutely nothing to do with music performance talent, right?
 
2013-03-09 09:46:17 PM
2. Ann Wilson

/Just warming up, OK?
 
2013-03-09 09:47:42 PM
3. Beverly Sills

/Wow; completely out of left field
//You have been warned
 
2013-03-09 09:50:42 PM
4. Mama Cass

/Yeah, cherry-picked; still fits the category
/"Fits", ah, heh-heh
 
2013-03-09 09:52:43 PM

Coastalgrl: I don't care if her skin is green with purple molting on it. I'd advise her to see a doctor but damn has she got some pipes and the ability to use them to create art rather than go continuously up and down scales with endless overembelishments Like some "singers". Also, like that runon sentence


Preach it, mammajamma.


Coastalgrl: Apparently, her next album has a more "edgy and raw sound" but I agree, I hope that isn't more of the same. As much as I adore 21,more of the same would be....more of the same.


Indeed.

It's like... this isn't a universal case, obviously, but some musical acts have longevity precisely because they evolve and branch out (one example off the top of my head being Billy Joel).

To that effect, I'd like to see Adele experiment and branch out and so on and so forth.
 
2013-03-09 09:55:02 PM
Alls I know is, when she started singing Skyfall, lots of people started to leave, thinking it was over....
 
2013-03-09 09:56:35 PM
Adele has a great face and a great face. Taylor Swift songs just don't make me cry. I mostly like Adele's attitude to the things people say about her- basically she likes herself.

She isn't claiming to be a picture of health or an athlete or a model- she says she is a singer and her weight doesn't have much to do with it. She even said she would lose weight if it affected her health (but doesn't it not affect your health until it DOES affect your health?).

I estimate if she is 5'8" and 175 her BMI is 26.6. 25 is overweight, 30 is obese... but that is just a guess.
 
2013-03-09 09:57:12 PM

phamwaa: neongoats: bump: I tell my children of a time wherein the physical attributes of a performer was of little consequence - as what really matters is their music/voice/talent. Both kids looked at me like I'm discussing quantum physics in Mandarin to them...

Because you are feeding them farking bullshiat and they know it. When exactly was this magical time? Music stars have been nearly universally thin and hot since the invention of mass media.(When they became stars) The exceptions can probably be counted on 2 hands tops.

1. Aretha Franklin

Put that one on your thumb. I'll be back to cover the remainder of the digits and possibly a few other appendages.

/Seriously, you actually posted that? You do understand that physical ideals have absolutely nothing to do with music performance talent, right?


Yes, I do. I didn't say it was right, and I didn't say I liked it. Don't forget meat loaf for your list, and the one chubby guy in Sonic Youth, and Blues Traveller and BB King :p
 
2013-03-09 09:57:36 PM
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The chubby chasers are out in force on Fark white knighting with bags of King Arthur flour at the ready for any opportune moment.  Might as well because if it's the size of Adele that means it's a planet killer.
 
2013-03-09 09:57:39 PM
5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand
 
2013-03-09 09:58:20 PM
Adele is hot -- at least according to my eclectic tastes -- but she has an excruciating accent and a sailor's vocabulary.

/sniff
 
2013-03-09 10:00:19 PM

phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand


a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)
 
2013-03-09 10:01:54 PM

TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)


Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.
 
2013-03-09 10:03:39 PM

Mad_Radhu: Let the sky fall, when it crumbles we will stand tall.


Face it all, together...
 
2013-03-09 10:03:57 PM

neongoats: phamwaa: neongoats: bump: I tell my children of a time wherein the physical attributes of a performer was of little consequence - as what really matters is their music/voice/talent. Both kids looked at me like I'm discussing quantum physics in Mandarin to them...

Because you are feeding them farking bullshiat and they know it. When exactly was this magical time? Music stars have been nearly universally thin and hot since the invention of mass media.(When they became stars) The exceptions can probably be counted on 2 hands tops.

1. Aretha Franklin

Put that one on your thumb. I'll be back to cover the remainder of the digits and possibly a few other appendages.

/Seriously, you actually posted that? You do understand that physical ideals have absolutely nothing to do with music performance talent, right?

Yes, I do. I didn't say it was right, and I didn't say I liked it. Don't forget meat loaf for your list, and the one chubby guy in Sonic Youth, and Blues Traveller and BB King :p


While I like Popper (and I have no clue about this member of SY), I'm trying to limit my list to bonafides.

/So, thanks for 6. Meat Loaf
 
2013-03-09 10:06:37 PM

OscarTamerz: The chubby chasers are out in force on Fark white knighting with bags of King Arthur flour at the ready for any opportune moment.  Might as well because if it's the size of Adele that means it's a planet killer.


Nah, Adele's not heavy enough to be a fetish and/or fringe interest. She retains her attractiveness not only because she has a pretty face but because she carries herself well, dresses nicely, has an unusual (but dignified) hairstyle, etc. Mind you, it might be that I'm just grateful to finally see both a singer who doesn't have her rapidly aging tits and backside hanging out all over the place, and an overweight woman who doesn't feel the need to go about in revealing clothes designed for a much thinner woman. It's all about presentation, I suppose.
 
2013-03-09 10:06:46 PM

neongoats: TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)

Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.


And I'm taking that into consideration also. Said star must have hit the scene in a husky configuration.
 
2013-03-09 10:07:49 PM

neongoats: Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.


Yea, Janis Joplin has really let herself go lately.
 
2013-03-09 10:08:56 PM

phamwaa: neongoats: TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)

Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.

And I'm taking that into consideration also. Said star must have hit the scene in a husky configuration.


I think Joplin has actually lost some weight since her heyday.
 
2013-03-09 10:10:03 PM
7.  Ahhh..., Pavarotti.
 
2013-03-09 10:11:47 PM
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2013-03-09 10:14:55 PM

phamwaa: 7.  Ahhh..., Pavarotti.


I was listening to Pavarotti on Youtube the other day and was reminded of a funny story I heard when Princess Diana died. Somebody at the time (I forget who) said "I told my gran that Princess Diana's car crashed because she was being chased by paparazzi on a motorbike, and she replied "but surely he's too fat to get on a motorbike"."
 
2013-03-09 10:16:01 PM

xelnia: I think Joplin has actually lost some weight since her heyday.


Decomposition's just another word for weight that I can lose...
 
2013-03-09 10:16:33 PM

phamwaa: neongoats: TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)

Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.

And I'm taking that into consideration also. Said star must have hit the scene in a husky configuration.


Joplin was chunky. Not fat by any means, but chunky. To be fair, Reba doesn't even fit in my own narrative, since she's just a great singer rather than a powerful voice.
 
2013-03-09 10:16:42 PM

spidermilk: Adele has a great face and a great face. Taylor Swift songs just don't make me cry. I mostly like Adele's attitude to the things people say about her- basically she likes herself.

She isn't claiming to be a picture of health or an athlete or a model- she says she is a singer and her weight doesn't have much to do with it. She even said she would lose weight if it affected her health (but doesn't it not affect your health until it DOES affect your health?).

I estimate if she is 5'8" and 175 her BMI is 26.6. 25 is overweight, 30 is obese... but that is just a guess.


Well, her weight does suggest that she's not on cocaine or anything. That would make her quite a bit healthier than a good portion of the pop music industry, in spite the BMI. Wouldn't it?

Anyway, she's an excellent singer. More power to her!
 
2013-03-09 10:19:35 PM

TopoGigo: phamwaa: neongoats: TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)

Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.

And I'm taking that into consideration also. Said star must have hit the scene in a husky configuration.

Joplin was chunky. Not fat by any means, but chunky. To be fair, Reba doesn't even fit in my own narrative, since she's just a great singer rather than a powerful voice.


Well, shiat. I just double-checked and Joplin was indeed rail-thin. My mental image of her is from Johnny Carson, where she was kind of husky, but I guess that must have been closer to her death.
 
2013-03-09 10:27:29 PM

TopoGigo: TopoGigo: phamwaa: neongoats: TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)

Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.

And I'm taking that into consideration also. Said star must have hit the scene in a husky configuration.

Joplin was chunky. Not fat by any means, but chunky. To be fair, Reba doesn't even fit in my own narrative, since she's just a great singer rather than a powerful voice.

Well, shiat. I just double-checked and Joplin was indeed rail-thin. My mental image of her is from Johnny Carson, where she was kind of husky, but I guess that must have been closer to her death.


Just to stray off-topic for a moment: you don't think Reba has a powerful voice? Hmmm.
 
2013-03-09 10:29:05 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Yogimus: Meh, I've watched worse...

It's not so much the watching as it is the hearing...


ambercat: Oooo an Adele is fat joke, how edgy.

Here's another one, Adele is fat, so people made jokes about how she would be all sad and desperate and forever alone and unwanted by men due to her fatness when her first album came out, but she went on to have a happier and more stable life (love and otherwise) than Britney, Christina, or Taylor.

Oh, and she's roughly the same age as Taylor Swift too, so just look at them and compare them maturity wise. Size isn't the only thing Adele has more of.

You might appreciate TV show host Adam Hills tearing Joan Rivers a new one over her lazy "DURR HURR HURR ADELE IS FAT" jokes. (pops, not-safe-for-work language, the fun begins at 0:47)


I saw that, and I agreed with him on pretty much all points. Adele is a better role model than most pop stars, and not just because of her weight. Obsession with weight and appearance to the degree that many popstars/actresses have seems to cause nothing but trainwrecks of crazy. I'm not saying everyone should just hoverround around Walmart and be 500 lbs, but I think there's a happy medium that's psychologically better.
 
2013-03-09 10:31:57 PM

phamwaa: neongoats: TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)

Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.

And I'm taking that into consideration also. Said star must have hit the scene in a husky configuration.


Queen Latifah
Barry White
Luciano Pavarotti
Luthor Vandros
Tina Turner?
Susan Boyle
Most Opera singers
Many gospel singers
The list is really quite long...
 
2013-03-09 10:32:55 PM

phamwaa: neongoats: TopoGigo: phamwaa: 5. Carnie Wilson

/I hope it was your off hand

a) Janis Joplin
b) Reba Mackintyre (?)

Both may be bigger now, but I would hardly have called them fat when they first rise to fame.

And I'm taking that into consideration also. Said star must have hit the scene in a husky configuration.


I don't remember exactly how big she was when she was younger, but I seem to remember Queen Latifah as always having been 'thick'.
 
2013-03-09 10:43:28 PM

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Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-03-09 10:49:49 PM

phamwaa: Just to stray off-topic for a moment: you don't think Reba has a powerful voice? Hmmm.


Powerful, as in fill a room with the full, rich volume of her voice? Power out 120 dB and still be singing rather than shouting? No. She has an amazing smoky, bluesy voice, but I wouldn't call it "powerful" in the same way as Mama Cass, or Janis Joplin, or Aretha Franklin. Or, for that manner, Adele. Hell, I don't even really like Adele's voice, but damn if it isn't powerful.
 
2013-03-09 10:50:35 PM

TopoGigo: phamwaa: Just to stray off-topic for a moment: you don't think Reba has a powerful voice? Hmmm.

Powerful, as in fill a room with the full, rich volume of her voice? Power out 120 dB and still be singing rather than shouting? No. She has an amazing smoky, bluesy voice, but I wouldn't call it "powerful" in the same way as Mama Cass, or Janis Joplin, or Aretha Franklin. Or, for that manner, Adele. Hell, I don't even really like Adele's voice, but damn if it isn't powerful.


I also wouldn't call Carnie Wilson's voice powerful, either.
 
2013-03-09 11:01:35 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Coastalgrl: I don't care if her skin is green with purple molting on it. I'd advise her to see a doctor but damn has she got some pipes and the ability to use them to create art rather than go continuously up and down scales with endless overembelishments Like some "singers". Also, like that runon sentence

Preach it, mammajamma.


Coastalgrl: Apparently, her next album has a more "edgy and raw sound" but I agree, I hope that isn't more of the same. As much as I adore 21,more of the same would be....more of the same.

Indeed.

It's like... this isn't a universal case, obviously, but some musical acts have longevity precisely because they evolve and branch out (one example off the top of my head being Billy Joel).

To that effect, I'd like to see Adele experiment and branch out and so on and so forth.


Id like to see her experiment with some jazz, & blues. Maybe some soul.

I will admit Ive been listing to the Sunshine band in the morning. Great way to start the day.
 
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