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(The New York Times)   Man found dead in apparent suicide at Olivia Newton-John's house. Time of death: six minutes into the DVD of 'Xanadu'   (nytimes.com) divider line 146
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2013-08-19 05:16:23 PM
Is it wrong to say that as a child of the 80s I had the biggest crush on Olivia and that Xanadu is one of my guilty pleasures? Also it has Gene Kelly
 
2013-08-19 05:20:48 PM
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2013-08-19 05:21:27 PM
i saw xanadu in the theater when it came out. i was 11 and hated every minute of it. well except for the ELO bits.
 
2013-08-19 05:25:47 PM
I liked "Xanadu"... but then again, I liked "Plan 9 From Outer Space".
 
2013-08-19 06:10:36 PM
If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?
 
2013-08-19 06:23:08 PM
Waiting for the world to end, weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost
Xanadu

XANNNN

AAAAAA

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
2013-08-19 06:25:48 PM
Xanadu was not a terrible movie.  In fact, I may have yanked it a few times to the VHS tape because ONJ was just that hot.  That woman didn't need to be naked to give me a chubby.
 
2013-08-19 06:35:31 PM
Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:
"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates.  Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"

And then to have the executives and agents agree to it...
 
2013-08-19 06:35:37 PM

albert71292: I liked "Xanadu"...


But did you break your fast on honeydew and drink the milk of paradise?  Inquiring minds want to know
 
2013-08-19 06:35:53 PM

Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.


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Sure,, whatever,, I guess
 
2013-08-19 06:36:19 PM
Blasphemy...

That movie is going to be considered a classic soon enough.
 
2013-08-19 06:36:38 PM

FrancoFile: Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:
"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates.  Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"

And then to have the executives and agents agree to it...


This much

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-19 06:45:04 PM
She told him not to play B-17.
 
2013-08-19 06:45:54 PM
oh wow, talk about a "plate of shrimp" moment - Xanadu was just on over the weekend (MPlex, I think?) and my wife and I are both children of the late 70's / 80's so I had to stop on it for a bit.  We both agreed that apparently all the missing coke in LA from the late 70's must have been found in a sound studio and voila - Xanadu.

Also, I never put it together until watching part of it this time that the main guy (besides Gene Kelly) was Swan from The Warriors.  I guess I must have known this, but repressed it for some reason.
 
2013-08-19 07:02:24 PM
I just found out that they had to sew her into her leather pants in Grease.
She was, like, Barbara Eden hot!
 
2013-08-19 07:03:04 PM
This lady has had some weird reasons to be in the news the last few years.

Also, she was so damn hot. Jesus.
 
2013-08-19 07:14:11 PM
This guy tried to fake his own death too, but missed.
 
2013-08-19 07:16:26 PM
Mrs. Xerox loves the movie "Xanadu", subby.  Do you think I'm going to quote your headline to her?

*REACHES INTO CLOSET AND PULLS OUT KEVLAR VEST*

Just call me the kind of guy that likes to live dangerously.  ;-)
 
2013-08-19 07:17:32 PM

DanZero: Waiting for the world to end, weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost
Xanadu

XANNNN

AAAAAA

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


boards.sportschan.org
 
2013-08-19 07:19:57 PM
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Oblig.
 
2013-08-19 07:23:48 PM
Much like "The Phantom Menace," somebody with a deft editing touch could probably take what's there, cut 35% out of it, and come out with a fairly decent movie.

The premise of "muse inspires old guy and young guy to collaborate on a big dream project for both of them" is a workable logline, and Kelly does a pretty good job with his role, despite the terrible dialogue he's given. ONJ isn't a very good actress -- it would've been better to write her up as a sort of aloof and flighty object of admiration like Albert Brooks did with Sharon Stone, rather than having her fall in love too. (Really? A muse that's been doing this for thousands of years is going to fall for this particular schlub?) Cut the story down to Warriors-guy's pursuit of his dream and Kelly's wistfulness about the dreams he had in the past. Cut out some of the more pointless flamboyance like the "All Over the World" bit and a lot of the opening-night nonsense, trim out the campiest of the special effects, and you've got a decent movie about a lady inspiring two guys to strive to make something big happen.
 
2013-08-19 07:27:58 PM
 
2013-08-19 07:29:37 PM

Uzzah: Much like "The Phantom Menace," somebody with a deft editing touch could probably take what's there, cut 35% out of it, and come out with a fairly decent movie.

The premise of "muse inspires old guy and young guy to collaborate on a big dream project for both of them" is a workable logline, and Kelly does a pretty good job with his role, despite the terrible dialogue he's given. ONJ isn't a very good actress -- it would've been better to write her up as a sort of aloof and flighty object of admiration like Albert Brooks did with Sharon Stone, rather than having her fall in love too. (Really? A muse that's been doing this for thousands of years is going to fall for this particular schlub?) Cut the story down to Warriors-guy's pursuit of his dream and Kelly's wistfulness about the dreams he had in the past. Cut out some of the more pointless flamboyance like the "All Over the World" bit and a lot of the opening-night nonsense, trim out the campiest of the special effects, and you've got a decent movie about a lady inspiring two guys to strive to make something big happen.


Next time I get the urge to fire a director in post I'm going to give you a call.

/not even joking
 
2013-08-19 07:31:06 PM

Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes. What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?


  Yup, this chick sure has had some strange stuff happen to the men in her life. The current Mr. Olivia Newton -John sells natural herb nutritional/remedies
Call me cynical but I don't see that ending well.

/I would have still hit back in the day
 
2013-08-19 07:31:35 PM

Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?


I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-19 07:35:16 PM
Published: August 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM ETJUPITER, Fla. - Authorities say a man has been found dead from a gunshot wound inside a South Florida home owned by singer Olivia Newton-John and her husband.

Summer lovin, had me a blast.
 
2013-08-19 07:36:23 PM
I watched Xanadu about 10 times in the theater. My folks worked during the weekend and I would walk down to the local theater nearby because I'd be bored.
I was just a kid but I swore she was singing Magic to me ad me only. Probably because a couple of times I was the only one in the theater.

Also, didn't her boyfriend die or something strange? Like disappear?
Maybe I was better off not dating her.
 
2013-08-19 07:41:02 PM

skantea: I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter


Too beauty pagenty for me.

Jennifer Beals?
static1.purepeople.com
 
2013-08-19 07:41:48 PM
I liked Xanadu, but I was also a roller disco guy, so...
 
2013-08-19 07:42:57 PM
i guess he'd never been mellow
 
2013-08-19 07:43:06 PM
Roller disco forever baby!

Thankfully, I never saw that movie.
 
2013-08-19 07:43:21 PM

Tell me more tell me more, was his dead body a sight?
Tell me more tell me more, was he high as a kite?


www.ilmondodipatty.it

 
2013-08-19 07:45:54 PM

DanZero: Waiting for the world to end, weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost
Xanadu

XANNNN

AAAAAA

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-08-19 07:46:37 PM

Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?


He didn't fake anything, he basically disappeared and asked the Fibbies notto tell anyone where he is.

I suspect that girl puts the 'kuh' in crazy.
 
2013-08-19 07:49:04 PM
So, he was a washout?

/too soon?
 
2013-08-19 07:50:00 PM

Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?


Dude didn't fake anything. He ran as far away as he could, and when the FBI found him living in Mexico he told them not to tell her where he is.

That's some SERIOUS crazy.
 
2013-08-19 07:50:59 PM

you are a puppet: Published: August 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM ETJUPITER, Fla. - Authorities say a man has been found dead from a gunshot wound inside a South Florida home owned by singer Olivia Newton-John and her husband.

Summer lovin, had me a blast.


Summer lovin', happened so fast
 
2013-08-19 07:51:44 PM
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2013-08-19 07:58:34 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

For those who went to the Dells in the late 70s.... that place was awesome.
 
2013-08-19 07:59:48 PM
FTA:
The singer'shiats include "You're The One That I Want," with John Travolta from the 1978 movie "Grease."

That's some fine reporting there, Lou.

/farking NYT
//catbox liner with words
 
2013-08-19 08:03:39 PM

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: skantea: I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter

Too beauty pagenty for me.

Jennifer Beals?
[static1.purepeople.com image 637x961]


Cute but she always got the mix wrong... those welds won't hold!
 
2013-08-19 08:04:45 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if we found out that Olivia Newton John has been a vicious serial killer all of these years?
 
2013-08-19 08:07:58 PM
CSB,

early 80's, college - frat brothers out on all night beer bash, walk to the old movie theater a block away and go into the matinee showing of Xanadu (we were expecting something different), but what the hell we were drunk.

Pulled an MST3K, which royally pissed off the only other people in the entire theater - a group of about 50 12-14 yr old girls taking this movie seriously.

The usher (who I swear the pimply faced teenager shown working every menial job in Springfield in the Simpsons was based on) shows up and asks us to be quiet.  He might as well asked the tide to stop rolling in.  Let me just say that hungover and watching roller disco on the big screen is not a good combination, I still start to dry heave a bit at even the thought of that movie.
 
2013-08-19 08:10:04 PM

skantea: Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?

I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 410x640]


Fun Fact: she's part Mexican. Mexican, Spanish, Irish, English, to be exact. And I found this quote on her Wikipedia page:

"I never meant to be a sexual object for anyone but my husband. I never thought a picture of my body would be tacked up in men's bathrooms. I hate men looking at me and thinking what they think. And I know what they think. They write and tell me."
 
2013-08-19 08:10:24 PM
I think I was largely confused by the movie, but was impressed by the special effects. But I did listen to soundtrack on cassette over and over and over again. Since then, I've pretty much been a 'sound track' guy.
 
2013-08-19 08:11:12 PM
Did she get physical? Physical?
Did she want to get physical, bets are they were physical.
Let me see the body, Doc. The body, Doc.
Let me see the body, Doc.
 
2013-08-19 08:16:16 PM
So the message is: no matter how hot ONJ was, or how hittable she remains, stay away. The dame is poison.
 
2013-08-19 08:16:22 PM

T-Servo: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x349]

For those who went to the Dells in the late 70s.... that place was awesome.


I saw the gatlinburg Xanadu house before they tore it down.
 
2013-08-19 08:17:42 PM

NuttierThanEver: Is it wrong to say that as a child of the 80s I had the biggest crush on Olivia and that Xanadu is one of my guilty pleasures? Also it has Gene Kelly


Soundtrack wasn't bad either.  Little ELO, little Olivia and a little Gene Kelly mixed in.
 
2013-08-19 08:19:08 PM

Lsherm: Xanadu was not a terrible movie.  In fact, I may have yanked it a few times to the VHS tape because ONJ was just that hot.  That woman didn't need to be naked to give me a chubby.


This; ONJ was pretty damn hot in "Xanadu".  A light-year better than "Grease" BTW, dear God, after the first 10 minutes I wanted to throw up.
 
2013-08-19 08:19:38 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-19 08:19:48 PM

NuttierThanEver: Is it wrong to say that as a child of the 80s I had the biggest crush on Olivia and that Xanadu is one of my guilty pleasures? Also it has Gene Kelly


Ditto.
 
2013-08-19 08:21:28 PM

DKinMN: This lady has had some weird reasons to be in the news the last few years.

Also, she was so damn hot. Jesus.


And Sheena Easton in the 80s....motherofgod.jpg
 
2013-08-19 08:22:42 PM

fusillade762: skantea: Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?

I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 410x640]

Fun Fact: she's part Mexican. Mexican, Spanish, Irish, English, to be exact. And I found this quote on her Wikipedia page:

"I never meant to be a sexual object for anyone but my husband. I never thought a picture of my body would be tacked up in men's bathrooms. I hate men looking at me and thinking what they think. And I know what they think. They write and tell me."


I always knew her ethnicity.  I'm actually only annoyed that she became a Republican.
 
2013-08-19 08:22:49 PM

skantea: Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?

I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 410x640]


Yeah, pretty much.  I mean...ONJ was hot....but Lynda Carter was a supernova.
 
2013-08-19 08:23:48 PM
Well done, Subby.
 
2013-08-19 08:26:51 PM
I liked the movie Xanadu. Then again, I was about 11 years old.
 
2013-08-19 08:39:28 PM
I wonder what she thinks of her part in that movie these days.

/thank goodness I think of the Rush song first
//watched the Nostalgic Chick review of Xanadu and I'd have to agree with her conclusion that it was a stage play trying really hard to be a movie
 
2013-08-19 08:41:43 PM
Oh the things I wanted to Xanadu to her back then . . .

userserve-ak.last.fm

/I know I erected a "Stately pleasure dome"
 
2013-08-19 08:44:34 PM

skantea: I'm actually only annoyed that she became a Republican.


Que?

She was on the (left-wing) Stephanie Miller radio program roughly six months back (to plug her then-current torch singing tour appearing at a near-the-radio-station nightclub). and she (Carter) was bashing the hell out of the Congressional right wing.

So is this a (VERY) recent development?

/she also seemed to have no problem joking about/lightly-playing-up her sexpot image.
//Of course it was just a 10 minute telephone interview so...
 
2013-08-19 08:45:46 PM

lawboy87: CSB,

early 80's, college - frat brothers out on all night beer bash, walk to the old movie theater a block away and go into the matinee showing of Xanadu (we were expecting something different), but what the hell we were drunk.

Pulled an MST3K, which royally pissed off the only other people in the entire theater - a group of about 50 12-14 yr old girls taking this movie seriously.

The usher (who I swear the pimply faced teenager shown working every menial job in Springfield in the Simpsons was based on) shows up and asks us to be quiet.  He might as well asked the tide to stop rolling in.  Let me just say that hungover and watching roller disco on the big screen is not a good combination, I still start to dry heave a bit at even the thought of that movie.


You sound pretty gangster, bro.

What college did you go to - RPI or John Hopkins?
 
2013-08-19 08:46:48 PM

Robert1966: So the message is: no matter how hot ONJ was, or how hittable she remains, stay away. The dame is poison.


ALL THESE GIRLS
ARE YOURS EXCEPT
OLIVIA
ATTEMPT NO
LANDING THERE
 
2013-08-19 08:48:03 PM
Is her boyfriend still missing?
 
2013-08-19 08:48:57 PM
i1193.photobucket.com
Coming soon...for 9 years running.....
 
2013-08-19 08:51:38 PM

snake_beater: I wonder what she thinks of her part in that movie these days.

/thank goodness I think of the Rush song first
//watched the Nostalgic Chick review of Xanadu and I'd have to agree with her conclusion that it was a stage play trying really hard to be a movie


OMG

Someone should totally do a musical theater version of Xanadu.  It would sweep the Tonys!
 
2013-08-19 08:52:03 PM

A10Mechanic: [data.whicdn.com image 240x200]
Oblig.


She looks like that chick from Grease...Elton John.
 
2013-08-19 08:53:05 PM
www.vegas24seven.com
Olivia Newton-John's half sister, Juice.
 
2013-08-19 08:56:15 PM

FlashHarry: i saw xanadu in the theater when it came out. i was 11 and hated every minute of it. well except for the ELO bits.


That was ELO's disco period.  I prefer to pretend it never happened.

Before they went down that evil road, they created Eldorado, an awesome CD.
 
2013-08-19 09:00:48 PM

Rwa2play: DKinMN: This lady has had some weird reasons to be in the news the last few years.

Also, she was so damn hot. Jesus.

And Sheena Easton in the 80s....motherofgod.jpg


Fist, god, etc.  The things I wanted to do to her are illegal in most states.
 
2013-08-19 09:03:19 PM

Sinbox: skantea: I'm actually only annoyed that she became a Republican.

Que?

She was on the (left-wing) Stephanie Miller radio program roughly six months back (to plug her then-current torch singing tour appearing at a near-the-radio-station nightclub). and she (Carter) was bashing the hell out of the Congressional right wing.

So is this a (VERY) recent development?

/she also seemed to have no problem joking about/lightly-playing-up her sexpot image.
//Of course it was just a 10 minute telephone interview so...


My bad, i got her mixed up in my head with this chick.
cbsmancavehouston.files.wordpress.com
Thanks for the assist...
 
2013-08-19 09:17:09 PM

FrancoFile: snake_beater: I wonder what she thinks of her part in that movie these days.

/thank goodness I think of the Rush song first
//watched the Nostalgic Chick review of Xanadu and I'd have to agree with her conclusion that it was a stage play trying really hard to be a movie

OMG

Someone should totally do a musical theater version of Xanadu.  It would sweep the Tonys!


Not sure if trolling or not:  There was a musical theater version of Xanadu; I don't think it won anything, but the lead actress was nominated for a Tony.
 
2013-08-19 09:17:52 PM
She had some of the craziest, not to mention the sickest, stalkers in the entire world. If this was one of them, we're all better off.
 
2013-08-19 09:18:16 PM
My boss bailed on his kid and I was paid to take the tyke to the ONJ concert.

#1) I'd never seen across the civic center before - no weed at all!  what the . . .?

#2) I'd never seen anyone work that damn hard at being good at her craft.
She worked as hard as Mick Jagger in concert.

#30 Her music wasn't any better in person.

Didn't dare leave the kid for a minute fearing she'd be grabbed and I'd get screwed for it.
 
2013-08-19 09:21:37 PM
i249.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-19 09:23:07 PM
Fun fact: The Pan Pacific auditorium was the external building for the disco hall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-Pacific_Auditorium
 
2013-08-19 09:23:21 PM

Hack Patooey: I liked Xanadu, but I was also a roller disco guy, so...


Album was great, movie was 'meh.'  Although it did have its moments.  The big roller-disco finale was well-choreographed...
 
2013-08-19 09:27:30 PM

FrancoFile: Someone should totally do a musical theater version of Xanadu.  It would sweep the Tonys!


If you're not trolling, somebody did. 2007. It took a lot of liberties with the movie (the plot was more focused on Kira's sister's tricking her into falling in love), and was extremely campy and meta, but it ran for over a year and was a mild success. Somehow, the whole show is on YouTube. May God have mercy on your soul.

If you're trolling, it didn't sweep the Tonys. It got 4 nominations in 2007, including Best Musical, but won none.
 
2013-08-19 09:27:34 PM

DanZero: Waiting for the world to end, weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost
Xanadu

XANNNN

AAAAAA

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


I often wonder how many people just don't realize that there's more than just 1 song called 'Xanadu.'  I've only heard the Rush version once.
 
2013-08-19 09:28:52 PM

Uzzah: FrancoFile: Someone should totally do a musical theater version of Xanadu.  It would sweep the Tonys!

If you're not trolling, somebody did. 2007. It took a lot of liberties with the movie (the plot was more focused on Kira's sister's tricking her into falling in love), and was extremely campy and meta, but it ran for over a year and was a mild success. Somehow, the whole show is on YouTube. May God have mercy on your soul.

If you're trolling, it didn't sweep the Tonys. It got 4 nominations in 2007, including Best Musical, but won none.


...which ain't half-bad, considering how the movie went.

Also:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-19 09:29:29 PM

skantea: My bad, i got her mixed up in my head with this chick.


It happens. Respect.

And, yeah, J. Turner sank many, many spots on my 'attractiveness meter' once I discovered that she hated her gender enough to actively campaign against them. And the vast majority of the rest of humanity, as well.

/I'm positive that she's weeping into her tear-stained pillow over that fact.
//saw Zanadu in first-run (and only then). Can't remember a got-damn thing about it. Not interested enough in the present-day to rewatch it.
 
2013-08-19 09:30:57 PM

skantea: Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?

I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 410x640]


Yep.
 
2013-08-19 09:32:14 PM
er...X over Z.
 
2013-08-19 09:33:06 PM

uncleacid: She told him not to play B-17.


+2 Internets for not only being funny....but actually using song lyrics from pre-Grease ONJ.
 
2013-08-19 09:36:27 PM

Sinbox: skantea: My bad, i got her mixed up in my head with this chick.

It happens. Respect.

And, yeah, J. Turner sank many, many spots on my 'attractiveness meter' once I discovered that she hated her gender enough to actively campaign against them. And the vast majority of the rest of humanity, as well.

/I'm positive that she's weeping into her tear-stained pillow over that fact.
//saw Zanadu in first-run (and only then). Can't remember a got-damn thing about it. Not interested enough in the present-day to rewatch it.


You do realize that probably 90% of everybody in the entertainment industry votes Republican but would never admit it?

Sure they march in a few GLAD parades, go on Oprah and spout how evil conservatives are, and sing a song or two about how much they love the poor but they could care less.

Their multimillionaires that laugh their asses off as they count their sheeple dollars.
 
2013-08-19 09:37:45 PM

Agent Nick Fury: Sinbox: skantea: My bad, i got her mixed up in my head with this chick.

It happens. Respect.

And, yeah, J. Turner sank many, many spots on my 'attractiveness meter' once I discovered that she hated her gender enough to actively campaign against them. And the vast majority of the rest of humanity, as well.

/I'm positive that she's weeping into her tear-stained pillow over that fact.
//saw Zanadu in first-run (and only then). Can't remember a got-damn thing about it. Not interested enough in the present-day to rewatch it.

You do realize that probably 90% of everybody in the entertainment industry votes Republican but would never admit it?

Sure they march in a few GLAD parades, go on Oprah and spout how evil conservatives are, and sing a song or two about how much they love the poor but they could care less.

Their multimillionaires that laugh their asses off as they count their sheeple dollars.


They're
 
2013-08-19 09:38:25 PM
I think dude was a little too hopelessly devoted to his work
 
2013-08-19 09:42:39 PM

Lsherm: I saw the gatlinburg Xanadu house before they tore it down.


Wish I'd gotten the chance to, just for the campy tackyness.
 
2013-08-19 09:46:46 PM

MFAWG: Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?

I suspect that girl puts the 'kuh' in crazy.


I saw her a few years ago on a Brit chatshow, and while she seemed 'normal' she was also shilling this miracle plant juice drink or some shiat like that. The other guests on the show were Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy, for all of his mental disfunctionalities was succint as ever when he called ON-J's claims bullshiat. But Ozzy being Ozzy, he sounded mumbled, and while everyone in the studio caught what he said - I guess they had the same urge to call out on ON-J's miracle juice - ON-J didn't quite catch catch it and asked what was said but no-one was going to tell her - even Sharon was looking sheepish and kept quiet.

She's definitely a bit cuckoo in the head, and one likely to believe in crystals and other new age/ mystica/l Atlantis shiat.
 
2013-08-19 09:46:53 PM
Agent Nick Fury:

You do realize that probably 90% of everybody in the entertainment industry votes Republican but would never admit it?

citation?
please.
 
2013-08-19 09:49:02 PM

Uzzah: FrancoFile: Someone should totally do a musical theater version of Xanadu.  It would sweep the Tonys!

If you're not trolling, somebody did. 2007. It took a lot of liberties with the movie (the plot was more focused on Kira's sister's tricking her into falling in love), and was extremely campy and meta, but it ran for over a year and was a mild success. Somehow, the whole show is on YouTube. May God have mercy on your soul.

If you're trolling, it didn't sweep the Tonys. It got 4 nominations in 2007, including Best Musical, but won none.


Not trolling.  Joking, but not trolling.

I'd probably go see that, especially if they had the band onstage.  Blue-enameled cellos FTW!
 
2013-08-19 09:51:41 PM

Sinbox: Agent Nick Fury:

You do realize that probably 90% of everybody in the entertainment industry votes Republican but would never admit it?

citation?
please.


There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.
 
2013-08-19 09:53:54 PM

DanZero: Waiting for the world to end, weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost
Xanadu

XANNNN

AAAAAA

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


True story: after I broke it off with a girl I had been living with, I had to take the first apartment I could find. It was not a superb establishment, and the landlord did not really, let's say, "show up" when people had problems.

So, some students moved in next door and set up their boombox next to my office wall, listening to absolutely the worst, corniest, most pathetic hip-hop imaginable. They were Chinese, so I can only assume this explained their completely surreal taste in music.

Anyway, I pushed the speakers up against the wall and hit them with nine hours of Farewell to Kings and Caress of Steel through to dawn on a Sunday night/Monday morning, then did it again on Monday night. Never had a problem again.
 
2013-08-19 10:03:58 PM

Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.


So how did you know how millions of people individually voted? I mean, you asserted it so confidently. So you can't back up what you say with facts? Why say it then? I was only speaking for myself. I don't find Republicans personally attractive enough to engage in coitus. Doesn't mean I think (in any way) that you (or anybody else) shouldn't.  That's all i said.

/doesn't mean Republicans aren't skilled. or can't be good actors. or can't be good plumbers or electricians or any other skill set. Just that they don't make me wanna f*ck 'em (like there was any realistic chance of that happening anyway [no matter their political affiliation.]
 
2013-08-19 10:08:49 PM

Sinbox: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

So how did you know how millions of people individually voted? I mean, you asserted it so confidently. So you can't back up what you say with facts? Why say it then? I was only speaking for myself. I don't find Republicans personally attractive enough to engage in coitus. Doesn't mean I think (in any way) that you (or anybody else) shouldn't.  That's all i said.

/doesn't mean Republicans aren't skilled. or can't be good actors. or can't be good plumbers or electricians or any other skill set. Just that they don't make me wanna f*ck 'em (like there was any realistic chance of that happening anyway [no matter their political affiliation.]


Because they're part of the one percent - isn't that what are the marching was about?

You find a woman attractive and then suddenly, because she's honest about her politics, she is no longer attractive - who's the one f*cking political parties and ideology? - Sounds like it's you.

It will be funny when the revolution comes and you guys are all "Kill that bastard, he's rich. Yep, him too. No, not him, he's rich but he was in a band I really liked."
 
2013-08-19 10:09:47 PM

freewill: Anyway, I pushed the speakers up against the wall and hit them with nine hours of Farewell to Kings and Caress of Steel through to dawn on a Sunday night/Monday morning, then did it again on Monday night. Never had a problem again.


9 hours of COS? ha! They're all like "what is I THINK I'M GOING BALD?????" But hey, Bastille Day (aka the 5 minute history lesson) and Fountain of Lamneth. Plus nonstop Cinderella Man on AFTK!

/CSB -- your part to inject some culture to them is not forgotten!
 
2013-08-19 10:18:23 PM

Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.


http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

imageshack.us
 
2013-08-19 10:18:28 PM
Agent Nick Fury:
It will be funny when the revolution comes and you guys are all "Kill that bastard, he's rich. Yep, him too. No, not him, he's rich but he was in a band I really liked."

My bullet is, has been and will always be a ballot. Unlike many I could (but won't) name on the side you seem to choose to speak for.

/anyway, I think I'm unintentionally threadjacked enough.
 
2013-08-19 10:19:09 PM

DanZero: /CSB -- your part to inject some culture to them is not forgotten!


Appreciated.

/ Time Machine Tour, Madison Square Garden. Still wish I'd bought a t-shirt.
// You can't really tell from this video, but the tension in a Manhattan crowd on Camera Eye made it feel like the roof was going to melt.
/// Rush fans can hijack virtually any thread.
 
2013-08-19 10:19:59 PM
I'm I've
 
2013-08-19 10:21:21 PM

gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]


Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?
 
2013-08-19 10:22:51 PM
Wait.  They made a movie about that Rush song from "A Farewell to Kings"?
I heard that it was a cover of a Samuel Taylor Coleridge song.
 
2013-08-19 10:31:32 PM

NuttierThanEver: Is it wrong to say that as a child of the 80s I had the biggest crush on Olivia and that Xanadu is one of my guilty pleasures? Also it has Gene Kelly


Fun fact: Gene Kelly's character, club owner & musician Danny Malone, is a reprisal. He played the same character in 'Cover Girl', a movie he made in 1944 with Rita Hayworth.
 
2013-08-19 10:31:43 PM

Agent Nick Fury: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]

Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?


Why do poor people vote for Republicans?  How is that in their best interest?
 
2013-08-19 10:46:32 PM

peterthx: FTA:
The singer'shiats include "You're The One That I Want," with John Travolta from the 1978 movie "Grease."


Very appropriate filter pwnage.

/That goes for "Physical", too
//Either would be a nice catchy listenable song if the DJs hadn't PLAYED THEM INTO THE EVER FARKING GROUND
 
2013-08-19 10:50:11 PM

skantea: Agent Nick Fury: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]

Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?

Why do poor people vote for Republicans?  How is that in their best interest?


I didn't say rich people, I said Hollywood millionaires.

I'm sure you would admit that if you brought a group of one hundred poor people together there would probably be a 70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party.

And, if you did the same with a group of one hundred rich people, it would be the reverse.

Except for the entertainment industry where, if you took a poll at the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, or Emmys, the rich people would be 90 percent Democrat because.....

their lying.
 
2013-08-19 10:51:11 PM

freewill: / Time Machine Tour, Madison Square Garden. Still wish I'd bought a t-shirt.
// You can't really tell from this video, but the tension in a Manhattan crowd on Camera Eye made it feel like the roof was going to melt.
/// Rush fans can hijack virtually any thread.


/nice
//an angular mass of New Yorkers indeed
///agreed that's so awesome. so is your fark handle
 
2013-08-19 10:54:08 PM
 
2013-08-19 11:04:15 PM
Ha! One more piece of info to add to the fact base of Trivia Newton-John - still the most intoxicated bar trivia team ever to defeat MENSA. The answer to the clinching question was: Willi Plett.

In yo' face Rick Rosner!
 
2013-08-19 11:08:49 PM

Agent Nick Fury: skantea: Agent Nick Fury: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]

Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?

Why do poor people vote for Republicans?  How is that in their best interest?

I didn't say rich people, I said Hollywood millionaires.

I'm sure you would admit that if you brought a group of one hundred poor people together there would probably be a 70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party.

And, if you did the same with a group of one hundred rich people, it would be the reverse.

Except for the entertainment industry where, if you took a poll at the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, or Emmys, the rich people would be 90 percent Democrat because.....

their lying.


"70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party "
Not in any red state.  You're exaggerating to force a point that can't honestly be made.
 
2013-08-19 11:11:13 PM

skantea: Agent Nick Fury: skantea: Agent Nick Fury: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]

Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?

Why do poor people vote for Republicans?  How is that in their best interest?

I didn't say rich people, I said Hollywood millionaires.

I'm sure you would admit that if you brought a group of one hundred poor people together there would probably be a 70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party.

And, if you did the same with a group of one hundred rich people, it would be the reverse.

Except for the entertainment industry where, if you took a poll at the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, or Emmys, the rich people would be 90 percent Democrat because.....

their lying.

"70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party "
Not in any red state.  You're exaggerating to force a point that can't honestly be made.


http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/does-your-wage-p re dict-your-vote/264541/
 
2013-08-19 11:18:28 PM

Agent Nick Fury: skantea: Agent Nick Fury: skantea: Agent Nick Fury: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]

Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?

Why do poor people vote for Republicans?  How is that in their best interest?

I didn't say rich people, I said Hollywood millionaires.

I'm sure you would admit that if you brought a group of one hundred poor people together there would probably be a 70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party.

And, if you did the same with a group of one hundred rich people, it would be the reverse.

Except for the entertainment industry where, if you took a poll at the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, or Emmys, the rich people would be 90 percent Democrat because.....

their lying.

"70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party "
Not in any red state.  You're exaggerating to force a point that can't honestly be made.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/does-your-wage-p re dict-your-vote/264541/


*Those surveyed are employed and predominantly College Educated.
That's not the population we're discussing, is it?  Honestly?
 
2013-08-19 11:21:08 PM

skantea: Agent Nick Fury: skantea: Agent Nick Fury: skantea: Agent Nick Fury: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]

Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?

Why do poor people vote for Republicans?  How is that in their best interest?

I didn't say rich people, I said Hollywood millionaires.

I'm sure you would admit that if you brought a group of one hundred poor people together there would probably be a 70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party.

And, if you did the same with a group of one hundred rich people, it would be the reverse.

Except for the entertainment industry where, if you took a poll at the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, or Emmys, the rich people would be 90 percent Democrat because.....

their lying.

"70 to 30 advantage, give or take towards the Democratic Party "
Not in any red state.  You're exaggerating to force a point that can't honestly be made.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/does-your-wage-p re dict-your-vote/264541/

*Those surveyed are employed and predominantly College Educated.
That's not the population we're ...


Ummmmm...yeah.

People on Oprah, David Letterman, The Daily Show, etc. etc. are employed or I don't see any reason that they would be on the show.

And most are educated but I agree that is debatable.
 
2013-08-19 11:23:58 PM

Agent Nick Fury: People on Oprah, David Letterman, The Daily Show, etc. etc. are employed or I don't see any reason that they would be on the show.


Tom Cruise was on Oprah claiming to be an actor. I've yet to see him do any acting.
 
2013-08-19 11:26:21 PM
Yay, way to destroy an awesome 'hot 80's chicks' with stupid political bullshiat.

\don't you losers have your own tag already?
 
2013-08-19 11:38:30 PM

LZeitgeist: Yay, way to destroy an awesome 'hot 80's chicks' with stupid political bullshiat.

\don't you losers have your own tag already?


For Agent Nick Fury. Have a look, have a wank and STFU.

farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-19 11:41:09 PM

calbert: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 516x350]


Boy Riker really let himself go.

Also we now know which ship had the gym.
 
2013-08-19 11:52:04 PM
Our local high school put on Xanadu The Musical.  It totally spoofed the movie and was a riot.  I mean stuff like Achilles died because he didn't have leg warmers to protect his heel.  If you get a chance, go see it.

/Mr Tech and Tech Jr. both love this movie.
 
2013-08-19 11:58:19 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Saved audiences from "Xanadu II: Electric Boogaloo"
 
2013-08-20 12:20:23 AM

peterthx: FTA:
The singer'shiats include "You're The One That I Want," with John Travolta from the 1978 movie "Grease."

That's some fine reporting there, Lou.


So THAT'S what those were.
 
2013-08-20 12:25:24 AM

Agent Nick Fury: And, if you did the same with a group of one hundred rich people, it would be the reverse.

Except for the entertainment industry where, if you took a poll at the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, or Emmys, the rich people would be 90 percent Democrat because.....

their lying.


So your main support for your theory is "I just can't believe rich people would vote their conscience, so I won't."
 
2013-08-20 12:28:14 AM

gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.


You realize that Presidents don't create tax law, right?  Executive vs. Legislative.  That's basic civics, dude.
 
2013-08-20 12:29:44 AM

Aquapope: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

You realize that Presidents don't create tax law, right?  Executive vs. Legislative.  That's basic civics, dude.


Correct, but historically the president has a huge amount of influence on getting laws they want passed.  That is, when the president is competent.
 
2013-08-20 12:34:08 AM

Agent Nick Fury: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

But why would you believe that? - Do you think all these multimillionaire actors, actresses, musicians, directors all of a sudden feel this urge to give their money away?

Please explain this perception.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/oscar-nominees-award-dems.ht ml

"Clooney has long been a big Democratic supporter, contributing $132,700 so far. In the 2012 cycle alone, he gave $61,600 to the DNC and the maximum of $5,000 to Obama's campaign."

[imageshack.us image 610x800]

Why?

Why do all these Hollywood millionaires give all this money and go on the campaign trail for these guys who want to take their money from them (please note, I didn't say vote for them)?

How is it in their best interest?


Maybe they're not thinking of their best interest.

/Also, stop thread-shiatting, troll.
 
2013-08-20 12:37:21 AM

3825968: My favorite ONJ homage.


Kinda goes together
 
2013-08-20 12:52:00 AM

Aquapope: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

You realize that Presidents don't create tax law, right?  Executive vs. Legislative.  That's basic civics, dude.


Just to be clear, you're quoting somebody else, not me.
 
2013-08-20 01:17:51 AM
Do I need to say "Xanadu" again?

cdn.static.ovimg.com

/Hot like Sandy.
 
2013-08-20 01:21:16 AM

DanZero: freewill: Anyway, I pushed the speakers up against the wall and hit them with nine hours of Farewell to Kings and Caress of Steel through to dawn on a Sunday night/Monday morning, then did it again on Monday night. Never had a problem again.

9 hours of COS? ha! They're all like "what is I THINK I'M GOING BALD?????" But hey, Bastille Day (aka the 5 minute history lesson) and Fountain of Lamneth. Plus nonstop Cinderella Man on AFTK!

/CSB -- your part to inject some culture to them is not forgotten!


Holy hell, I've laughed at this for 10 minutes now...

/geddycorn
 
2013-08-20 02:00:24 AM

OgreMagi: Aquapope: gweilo8888: Agent Nick Fury: There is no way to find a citation on how people voted.

Sure, you could watch Entertainment Tonight and see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, etc., etc. all talking about how happy that we have elected a President that will tax them more.

You realize that Presidents don't create tax law, right?  Executive vs. Legislative.  That's basic civics, dude.

Correct, but historically the president has a huge amount of influence on getting laws they want passed.  That is, when the president is competent

not faced with a reflexively obstructionist congress.

Fixt.
 
2013-08-20 02:12:37 AM
GIS for 70s bush.

www.divinesecretsofadomesticdiva.com
 
2013-08-20 02:14:47 AM

LZeitgeist: Yay, way to destroy an awesome 'hot 80's chicks' with stupid political bullshiat.

\don't you losers have your own tag already?


Granted.  Let's get back on track here...
eclectikrelaxation.com
images.tribe.net

www.jaynedoll.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
 
2013-08-20 02:17:51 AM

Lsherm: T-Servo: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x349]

For those who went to the Dells in the late 70s.... that place was awesome.

I saw the gatlinburg Xanadu house before they tore it down.


Sweet. I came in for this. leaving satisfied.

For those of you who would like to know more...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanadu_Houses

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/32774

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlQTtHwISg0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNl21ZX84-4

http://www.sprayfoamdirect.com/blog/2012/06/the-xanadu-houses/
 
2013-08-20 03:15:27 AM
I'd rather sit through the whole of Xanadu than have to endure that terrible song she did for us at the Eurovision Song Contest ever again. We've admittedly sent far worse since then but it was still dire.
 
2013-08-20 03:16:14 AM

highendmighty: I just found out that they had to sew her into her leather pants in Grease.
She was, like, Barbara Eden hot!


What happened when she had to pee?
 
2013-08-20 03:19:22 AM

Rwa2play: And Sheena Easton in the 80s....motherofgod.jpg


If memory serves, it was 80s-era Sheena Easton that led me to discover the joys of rubbing one out .Her and Susanna Hoffs.

Olivia Newton-John was more beautiful and innocent than raw sexy, if that makes any sense. The sort of girl you fawn over rather than, well, you know.
 
2013-08-20 03:57:54 AM

FrancoFile: Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:
"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates.  Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"


Imagine how much more cocaine it took for someone to say: "Okay, it's a fake *discomentary* about how The Village People became a band, starring Valerie Perrine as a supermodel, Bruce Jenner as a lawyer, and Steve Guttenburg...because we're contractually obligated. Here's the best part - we've already got Bounty paper towel spokeswoman Nancy Walker to direct!"
 
2013-08-20 05:04:24 AM

tekmo: FrancoFile: Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:
"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates.  Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"

Imagine how much more cocaine it took for someone to say: "Okay, it's a fake *discomentary* about how The Village People became a band, starring Valerie Perrine as a supermodel, Bruce Jenner as a lawyer, and Steve Guttenburg...because we're contractually obligated. Here's the best part - we've already got Bounty paper towel spokeswoman Nancy Walker to direct!"


That works out to what, about a tenth of what it took to make the Star Wars Holiday Special? Impressive.
 
2013-08-20 07:09:08 AM
I was a HUGE Olivia fan as a kid but I thought Xanadu was awful.  The film, that is.  The soundtrack was pretty good.

And if you think she's crazy, check out her daughter Chloe.  img.ibtimes.com
 
2013-08-20 07:57:20 AM

Marisyana: I was a HUGE Olivia fan as a kid but I thought Xanadu was awful.  The film, that is.  The soundtrack was pretty good.

And if you think she's crazy, check out her daughter Chloe. 


Chloe has teh crazy eyes. I used to see her jogging around my neighborhood when her mom was living in here. Then they moved to the house where this suicide took place.

Ironically enough, across the inlet and down the beach about two miles from Olivia's house is a neighborhood called "Xanadu".

/csb
 
2013-08-20 08:04:05 AM

T-Servo: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x349]

For those who went to the Dells in the late 70s.... that place was awesome.


I went there, in about 1981.  Loved that place.
 
2013-08-20 10:34:16 AM
bad news, comedy gold headline. easy, and classy. +10
 
2013-08-20 01:20:00 PM
I have selected Xanadu for my circle of friend's next bad movie night. I now have a bad feeling about this...

/the last movie we watched was Manos: the Hands of Fate
 
2013-08-20 01:26:04 PM

FrancoFile: Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:
"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates.  Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"

And then to have the executives and agents agree to it...


"We'll also get a guy whose cardboard cutout can act better than him to play the lead. *sniff* That's gonna be money in the bank!! YEAHHH!!"
 
2013-08-20 01:40:43 PM

germ78: I have selected Xanadu for my circle of friend's next bad movie night. I now have a bad feeling about this...

/the last movie we watched was Manos: the Hands of Fate



images4.wikia.nocookie.net

May I suggest "Riding with Death" - It sucks on toast
 
2013-08-20 05:24:38 PM
Xanadu on Broadway was actually a pretty great show. The book By Douglas Carter Beane was excellent and the music is very fun. The biggest problem was the contract stipulated there be a 50-50 split between Jeff Lynne songs and the ones by John Farr. The Lynne tunes were vastly superior but in order to add one to the show there had to be a corresponding Farr song. That made things tricky. But the reviews were pretty amazing considering the source material. Still flopped badly.
 
2013-08-20 05:26:38 PM
Agent Nick Fury:

Except for the entertainment industry where, if you took a poll at the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, or Emmys, the rich people would be 90 percent Democrat because.....

their lying.


Dunno about Hollywood but you would be lucky to find a half dozen Republicans at the Tony awards. And that includes all the billionaires.
 
2013-08-20 06:13:29 PM

GungFu: She's definitely a bit cuckoo in the head, and one likely to believe in crystals and other new age/ mystica/l Atlantis shiat.


That's not unusual for Australian women.  That actress that played the blue chick in Farscape quit the show and started selling crystals and shiat like that.

Australians are some of the coolest people I've ever had the pleasure of visiting, so I'd be willing to put up with a lot worse than that.
 
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