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(Huffington Post)   Our long national nightmare is over: Marvin Gaye's family and Robin Thicke's label settle in 'Blurred Lines' dispute   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 43
    More: Followup, Robin Thicke, Marvin Gaye, Grammy, Sony/ATV Music Publishing  
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2014-01-15 01:17:48 PM
I wouldn't want to piss off Marvin Gaye's family. FFS, they shot Marvin. There's no telling what they'd do to this blow-dried idiot.
 
2014-01-15 01:21:17 PM
nightmare is over?  You still have Robin Thicke.
 
2014-01-15 01:22:36 PM
The second song he stole from Marvin.
 
2014-01-15 01:24:40 PM
Robin Thicke has to be the uncoolest person on the planet.
 
2014-01-15 01:40:34 PM
By twerkin?
 
2014-01-15 01:40:50 PM

The Goddamn Batman: Robin Thicke has to be the uncoolest person on the planet.


Kanye West still won't sleep with you
 
2014-01-15 01:43:32 PM

LewDux: The Goddamn Batman: Robin Thicke has to be the uncoolest person on the planet.

Kanye West still won't sleep with you


..and if he does, he won't let you finish. Even if he says he will.
 
2014-01-15 01:44:05 PM

The Goddamn Batman: Robin Thicke has to be the uncoolest person on the planet.


Have you met his dad? He's the goddamn Fonz by comparison.
 
2014-01-15 01:50:41 PM
 
2014-01-15 01:52:27 PM

LewDux: The Goddamn Batman: Robin Thicke has to be the uncoolest person on the planet.

Kanye West still won't sleep with you


I don't get it.
 
2014-01-15 01:59:41 PM

The Goddamn Batman: LewDux: The Goddamn Batman: Robin Thicke has to be the uncoolest person on the planet.

Kanye West still won't sleep with you

I don't get it.


That's what I said
 
2014-01-15 02:01:28 PM

stoli n coke: I wouldn't want to piss off Marvin Gaye's family. FFS, they shot Marvin.


At least they didn't shoot Marvin in the face.
 
2014-01-15 02:01:29 PM

Banned on the Run: That makes someone feel like dancing (NSFW)



And I didn't have to listen to the song again!  Thanks!

#landingstrip
 
2014-01-15 02:02:47 PM

Rann Xerox: stoli n coke: I wouldn't want to piss off Marvin Gaye's family. FFS, they shot Marvin.

At least they didn't shoot Marvin in the face.



Why the fark would they do that?
 
2014-01-15 02:11:51 PM

stoli n coke: Rann Xerox: stoli n coke: I wouldn't want to piss off Marvin Gaye's family. FFS, they shot Marvin.

At least they didn't shoot Marvin in the face.

Why the fark would they do that?


I dunno.  I guess the car didn't hit a bump or something.
 
2014-01-15 02:24:09 PM

The Goddamn Batman: Robin Thicke has to be the uncoolest person on the planet.


Those attractive young ladies dancing around topless and in thongs seem to suggest otherwise.

//this isn't an endorsement of Thicke, but I would hope boobies and behinds in thongs..
 
2014-01-15 02:28:09 PM

Rann Xerox: stoli n coke: Rann Xerox: stoli n coke: I wouldn't want to piss off Marvin Gaye's family. FFS, they shot Marvin.

At least they didn't shoot Marvin in the face.

Why the fark would they do that?

I dunno.  I guess the car didn't hit a bump or something.


 Hey, the car didn't hit no motherfarking bump!
 
2014-01-15 02:34:37 PM
I've listened to both -- still don't see how they are in any way similar enough to warrant some type of copyright violation.

Compare here.
 
2014-01-15 02:49:38 PM
Sampling other people's songs is popular, and big business. Yet every year there are several lawsuits over sampling. Don't the singers, songwriters, producers, marketing execs, and record companies know that they need to ask for permission? They really think they can steal parts of songs without permission and nobody will notice?
 
2014-01-15 02:51:10 PM

clancifer: I've listened to both -- still don't see how they are in any way similar enough to warrant some type of copyright violation.

Compare here.


My own anecdote....when I first heard 'Blurred Lines' sometime last summer It drove me crazy because I KNEW that rhythm track from somewhere else. My first thought was 'Funky Town' but a quick comparison showed that was not the case. Every time I heard the song over the next few months (and with a teen daughter, I heard it a lot) I tried to come up with it, but couldn't quite place it. Sometime last fall, 'Got to Give it Up" came on my Pandora station at work....'Bingo.' I knew immediately...and I had heard nothing about the lawsuits at that time, so had no outside prompting.

/csb
 
2014-01-15 03:21:27 PM
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Emily Ratajkowski thread?
 
2014-01-15 03:26:35 PM
There's no dispute and we can all agree that something of value has come of this whole sordid affair.

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-15 03:28:12 PM
What do you know, whilst I was working my elite photoediting skills a wise and likeminded individual came by first.
 
2014-01-15 03:43:12 PM

Far Cough: There's no dispute and we can all agree that something of value has come of this whole sordid affair.

[img.fark.net image 367x598]


I too am a fan of grey boxes.
 
2014-01-15 03:48:45 PM

mcmnky: Far Cough: There's no dispute and we can all agree that something of value has come of this whole sordid affair.

[img.fark.net image 367x598]

I too am a fan of grey boxes.


Pretty sure she's shaved, actually.  The pictures are out there.
 
2014-01-15 03:54:58 PM

mcmnky: I too am a fan of grey boxes.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

"O RLY"
 
2014-01-15 03:59:28 PM
Whut?

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-15 04:06:21 PM
Whut?
images.artistdirect.com
 
2014-01-15 04:13:59 PM
Whut?

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-15 04:44:00 PM
Whut?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-15 04:57:56 PM
 
2014-01-15 05:00:55 PM
In these musical plagiarism cases, I think they usually run a continuum:

1. Coincidence
2. Unconscious inspiration (oh, yeah, I guess it kind of does sound a little like that other song)
3. Conscious inspiration ("I going for that kind of feel")
4. Tribute (e.g., early Beatles sounding like the Everly Brothers, and everyone sounding like the Beatles)
5.  Blatant rip-off

I'd call the Blurred Lines song a case of conscious inspiration.  Seems like they were going for that cowbell rhythm/street party atmosphere, not trying to rip off Marvin Gaye.
 
2014-01-15 06:18:44 PM
I don't care what they were singing. The uncensored video was great.
 
2014-01-15 06:22:03 PM
I turned the sound off pretty much immediately; it was bad.  (I think it was linked from Fark long ago now.)  Of course then it earwormed its way onto the radio and TV anyway.  Emily Rat was simply show-stopping.
 
2014-01-15 06:26:04 PM
GIS for "Emily Ratajkowski nude"

Breathtaking.
(and NSFW of course)

/you are welcome
 
2014-01-15 06:30:12 PM
The blonde, Elle Evans, is nothing to sneeze at either

herreport.files.wordpress.com

NSFW
 
2014-01-15 06:35:03 PM
I avoided this song for as long as I could but then it pops up on NBA 2k14 all the time.

ALL THE TIME

I can't even give credit to the spawn of the dad from Growing Pains for discovering this beauty because she's been on my radar since that sauce dribbled down her chin in the Carl's Jr. ad.

/hipster
 
2014-01-15 06:48:40 PM

Banned on the Run: The blonde, Elle Evans, is nothing to sneeze at either

[herreport.files.wordpress.com image 640x296]

NSFW


Wait, you're saying there was another woman in that video?  That can't be right.
 
2014-01-15 06:50:20 PM

Banned on the Run: GIS for "Emily Ratajkowski nude"

Breathtaking.
(and NSFW of course)

/you are welcome


(sigh)  I miss pubic hair.  I'm sorry... I just do.
 
2014-01-15 06:51:12 PM
Told ya.
 
2014-01-15 07:44:23 PM

Banned on the Run: The blonde, Elle Evans, is nothing to sneeze at either


i240.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-15 07:56:26 PM

LivingDeadX1: Banned on the Run: GIS for "Emily Ratajkowski nude"

Breathtaking.
(and NSFW of course)

/you are welcome

(sigh)  I miss pubic hair.  I'm sorry... I just do.


GIS "Milla Jovovich Purple"

t1.gstatic.com
 
2014-01-15 10:21:01 PM

Banned on the Run: That makes someone feel like dancing (NSFW)


This is not a bookmark for this.
 
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