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(Huffington Post)   How can a network that doesn't play music videos can hold an awards show dedicated to them? Will anyone die from inane performance stunts? Will Miley Cyrus ruin another marriage? Find out at 9pm ET on MTV. It's your official MTV VMA discussion thread   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 100
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2014-08-24 12:11:25 PM  
The logistics are the same as when they tried to revive Beavis and Butthead. They had no videos to rip on so they had to rip on clips from Mtv's reality shows, insulting all the vacuous morons on those shows. Obviously Mtv execs didn't like that.
 
2014-08-24 12:23:31 PM  
Nicki Minaj's snake has already bitten a dancer. That's not a euphemism
 
2014-08-24 12:24:25 PM  

texdent: Nicki Minaj's snake has already bitten a dancer. That's not a euphemism


That's because it's a Goddamned snake. Stupid biatch.
 
2014-08-24 12:40:01 PM  
And Suge Knight has been shot at a pre VMA awards party.
 
2014-08-24 12:56:57 PM  
Isn't Miley Cyrus supposed to be on again? Dumbasses will tune in just to watch the zany antics. MTV: the worst thing to happen to music since Yoko Ono ate John Lennon's soul.
 
2014-08-24 01:43:01 PM  
And how can a headline like this can get a greenlight? Speak English much?
 
2014-08-24 01:45:34 PM  
maybe Madonna will use a strap-on with Miley this time?
 
2014-08-24 01:49:42 PM  
img.fark.net
Remember when the letters in MTV meant something?
 
2014-08-24 02:12:59 PM  
Can because the want can to, subby.
 
2014-08-24 02:23:55 PM  

violentsalvation: Can because the want can to, subby.


Principal caught sayof?
 
2014-08-24 03:21:10 PM  

show me: And how can a headline like this can get a greenlight? Speak English much?


At least the Can-can has something to do with music.
 
2014-08-24 04:34:00 PM  
The distinct videos played on MTV's first day of operation:
(more-or-less chronological [as some were replayed as the day wore on]:)

1. Video killed the radio star - Buggles
2. You better run - pat Benatar
3. She won't dance - rod Stewart
4. You better you bet - the who
5. Little Susie's on the up - Ph.D.
6. We don't talk anymore - cliff Richard
7. Brass in pocket - pretenders
8. Time heals - Todd Rundgren
9. Take it on the run - reo Speedwagon
10. Rockin' the paradise - Styx
11. When things go wrong - robin lane + the chartbusters
12. History never repeats - split Enz
13. Hold on loosely - .38 special
14. Just between you + me - April wine
15. Sailin' - rod Stewart
16. Iron maiden - iron maiden
17. Keep on Lovin' you - reo Speedwagon
18. Message of love - pretenders
19. Mr. briefcase - lee Ritenour
20. Double life - the cars
21. In the air tonight - phil Collins
22. Looking for clues - Robert palmer
23. Too late - shoes
24. Stop draggin' my heart around (feat. Tom petty + the heartbreakers) - stevie nicks
25. Surface tension - Rupert Hine
26. One step beyond - madness
27. Baker street - Gerry Raffertry
28. I'm gonna follow you - pat Benatar
29. Savannah nights - Tom Johnston
30. Lucille - orchestra w/Paul McCartney
31. The best of times - Styx
32. Vengeance - Carly Simon
33. Wrathchild - iron maiden
34. I wanna be a lifeguard - blotto
35. Passion - rod Stewart
36. Oliver's army - Elvis Costello + the attractions
37. Don't let him go - reo Speedwagon
38. Remote Control/Illegal (with Peter Gunn Theme) - The Silencers
39. Angel of the morning- juice newton
40. Little sister (feat. Robert plant) - Rockpile
41. Hold on to the night - bootcamp
42. Dreaming - cliff Richard
43. Is it you? - lee Ritenour
44. Tusk - Fleetwood mac
45. He can't love you - the Michael Stanley band
46. Tough guys - reo Speedwagon
47. Rapture - Blondie
48. Don't let go the coat - the who
49. Ain't love a biatch? - rod Stewart
50. Talk of the town - pretenders
51. Can't happen here - rainbow
52. Thank you for being a friend - Andrew gold
53. Bring it all home - Gerry Raffertry
54. Sign of the gypsy queen - April wine
55. Man with the child in his eyes - Kate bush
56. Ashes to ashes - David bowie
57. Bluer than blue - Michael Johnson
58. Rat race - the specials
59. Once in a lifetime - talking heads
60. Victim - bootcamp
61. Tonight's the night - rod Stewart
62. Cruel to be kind - nick Lowe
63. Do Ya think I'm sexy? - Rod Stewart
64. One step ahead - split Enz
65. Calling all girls - hilly Michaels
66. Tattooed love boys - pretenders
67. All night long - rainbow
68. Boys keep swinging - David bowie
69. Little in love - cliff Richard
70. Wild eyed southern boys - .38 Special
71. Wuthering heights - Kate bush
72. Celebrate the bullet - Selector
73. More than I can say - Leo Sayer
74. Message to you Rudy - the specials
75. Heart of glass - Blondie
76. Oh, god - rod Stewart
77. Kid - pretenders
78. Come what may - Lani hall
79. I got you - split Enz
80. Sister disco - the who
81. Fashion - David bowie
82. Love stinks - the j. Geils band
83. The ballad of john + Mary - Robert Palmer
84. Tomorrow night - shoes
85. i was only joking - rod Stewart
86. Let's go - the cars
87. Do you remember rock + roll radio? - Ramones
88. Riding the storm out - reo Speedwagon
89. So long - Fischer z
90. I don't want to know - robin lane + the chartbusters
91. Go back home again - Andrew gold
92. Time for me to fly - reo Speedwagon
93. Rough boys - Pete Townshend
94. Dangerous type - the cars
95. Turn it on again - genesis
96. We're so close - Carly Simon
97. Kid blue - Louise Goffin
98. Vienna - Ultravox
99. (What's So Funny 'Bout) peace, love + understanding - Elvis Costello + the attractions
100. I won't let you down - Ph.D.
101. Holiday - Nazareth
102. In my arms again - shoes
103. Passing strangers - Ultravox
104. Turning Japaneses - the vapors
105. Roll with the changes - reo Speedwagon
106. I hope I never - Split Enz
107. Blondes have more fun - rod Stewart
108. Never let her slip away - Andrew gold
109. Only the strong survive - reo Speedwagon
110. Back on the road again - reo Speedwagon
111. Waiting for the weekend - the vapors
112. You're insane - rod Stewart
113. Kiss on my list - hall + Oates
114. Living in the plastic age - Buggles
115. Lonely boy - Andrew gold


also:

trivial trivia


People in NYC couldn't watch the channel's launch because MTV wasn't provided on any of the area cable systems at that time.

The people who'd built up early MTV from idea to launch day had to watch the launch from a bar in deep New Jersey.

Punchline: it was available in the "flyover" states.

Haven't watched MTV prime (or, hell, anything but VH1 Classic) in years.

MuchMusic was always better to me.

Then Viacom f*cked that up too.
 
2014-08-24 04:37:28 PM  
I have to admit my dirty secret. I watch one show on MTV: Teen Wolf.

Everybody is just so damned pretty.
 
2014-08-24 05:17:01 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-24 05:26:04 PM  
Meh...I'll be watching Ray Donovan + Masters of Sex just like on every Sunday night for the past month (and I will for the next month).

/Then Boardwalk Empire when it returns.
//Then Shameless when it returns.
///Then Penny Dreadful when *it* returns.
 
2014-08-24 05:32:41 PM  

Sinbox: The distinct videos played on MTV's first day of operation:
(more-or-less chronological [as some were replayed as the day wore on]:)

1. Video killed the radio star - Buggles
2. You better run - pat Benatar
3. She won't dance - rod Stewart
4. You better you bet - the who
5. Little Susie's on the up - Ph.D.
6. We don't talk anymore - cliff Richard
7. Brass in pocket - pretenders
8. Time heals - Todd Rundgren
9. Take it on the run - reo Speedwagon
<snip>
46. Tough guys - reo Speedwagon
47. Rapture - Blondie
48. Don't let go the coat - the who
49. Ain't love a biatch? - rod Stewart
50. Talk of the town - pretenders
51. Can't happen here - rainbow
...


They sure played a hell of a lot of REO Speedwagon and Rod Stewart videos that first day.
 
2014-08-24 07:56:07 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I have to admit my dirty secret. I watch one show on MTV: Teen Wolf.

Everybody is just so damned pretty.


I watch Catfish, although my friend's daughter has suggested that Teen Wolf is pretty awesome.

I was wondering what can Miley Cyrus possibly do to top her antics from last year.   I'm scared to bring that up, but it needs to be said.

/personally thinking she'll come out drinking beer and smoking pot and (probably not safe per new FarQ to continue this line)
//but then again, she's been relatively quiet recently
 
2014-08-24 07:57:04 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Sinbox: The distinct videos played on MTV's first day of operation:
(more-or-less chronological [as some were replayed as the day wore on]:)

1. Video killed the radio star - Buggles
2. You better run - pat Benatar
3. She won't dance - rod Stewart
4. You better you bet - the who
5. Little Susie's on the up - Ph.D.
6. We don't talk anymore - cliff Richard
7. Brass in pocket - pretenders
8. Time heals - Todd Rundgren
9. Take it on the run - reo Speedwagon
<snip>
46. Tough guys - reo Speedwagon
47. Rapture - Blondie
48. Don't let go the coat - the who
49. Ain't love a biatch? - rod Stewart
50. Talk of the town - pretenders
51. Can't happen here - rainbow
...

They sure played a hell of a lot of REO Speedwagon and Rod Stewart videos that first day.


Supposedly they played more Rod Stewart than anything because he was about the only one doing a video for every damn song he released.
 
2014-08-24 07:58:56 PM  
For those of us who remember when MTV was cool and played music videos, does this give us the legal right to tell kids to get off our lawns?
 
2014-08-24 08:23:44 PM  
So, I'm guessing this was the only vma headline submitted?  My brain hurts.
 
2014-08-24 08:26:54 PM  

texdent: Nicki Minaj's snake has already bitten a dancer. That's not a euphemism


Or IS IT?

/not watching, just plan to check in here for youtube worthy trainwrecks
 
2014-08-24 08:34:51 PM  
Most memorable VMA performances ever list fails without Eminem being a dick to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
 
2014-08-24 08:40:26 PM  
BOOM CLAP
 
2014-08-24 08:47:07 PM  
I'm watching this crap because my girlfriend likes to watch it (luckily she doesn't watch anything else on mtv ever). She made dinner so I can't complain..
 
2014-08-24 08:50:11 PM  

socially inept was taken: BOOM CLAP


Which one has that?
 
2014-08-24 08:51:08 PM  
static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-08-24 08:51:27 PM  

Sinbox: People in NYC couldn't watch the channel's launch because MTV wasn't provided on any of the area cable systems at that time.

The people who'd built up early MTV from idea to launch day had to watch the launch from a bar in deep New Jersey.


www.dispatch.com

Worth a read just to learn how they managed to persuade the various networks to carry them.  Some pretty ingenious marketing, that.
 
2014-08-24 08:53:34 PM  
OH FFS IF I HEAR ONE MORE COMPLAINT ABOUT THE LACK OF VIDEOS ON MTV....THE MTV OF YOUR CHILDHOODS IS NEVER COMING BACK, YOU MORONS!!!!!! THE INTERNET KILLED IT!!!!! WHEN YOU CAN WATCH ANY MUSIC VIDEO YOU WANT ON YOUTUBE, WHY BOTHER WITH MTV?!? ISN'T THAT OBVIOUS?!?!?! YOU'VE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS FOR 15 GODDAMN YEARS NOW AND I'M SICK OF HEARING ABOUT IT!!!! JUST. LET. IT. GO!!!!!
 
2014-08-24 08:59:01 PM  
I was too poor for MTV, so I had this:

30.media.tumblr.com
/early '90s
 
2014-08-24 09:01:03 PM  

jaytkay: Most memorable VMA performances ever list fails without Eminem being a dick to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog


I heard Eminem was in on it (like he was with the Bruno thing) and he even made a video with Triumph.
 
2014-08-24 09:08:48 PM  
Would take someone paying me a minimum of $500 to watch that crap.
 
2014-08-24 09:09:03 PM  
eMpTyVision
 
2014-08-24 09:14:01 PM  
And so it was
 Our beloved corporate gods
 Claimed they created rock video
 Allowing it to sink as low in one year
 As commercial TV has in 25
 
2014-08-24 09:14:15 PM  

show me: And how can a headline like this can get a greenlight? Speak English much?


To be fair, think of who would remember when this thing is, knows what "will Miley Cyrus ruin another marriage" even means (I sure don't), and decides everyone on Fark should know about this event.  That's the person who wrote that headline....
 
2014-08-24 09:14:51 PM  

show me: And how can a headline like this can get a greenlight? Speak English much?


Not to mention blaming a woman, in typical MRA manner, for what a man screwed up seems uncool.
 
2014-08-24 09:15:38 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: OH FFS IF I HEAR ONE MORE COMPLAINT ABOUT THE LACK OF VIDEOS ON MTV....THE MTV OF YOUR CHILDHOODS IS NEVER COMING BACK, YOU MORONS!!!!!! THE INTERNET KILLED IT!!!!! WHEN YOU CAN WATCH ANY MUSIC VIDEO YOU WANT ON YOUTUBE, WHY BOTHER WITH MTV?!? ISN'T THAT OBVIOUS?!?!?! YOU'VE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS FOR 15 GODDAMN YEARS NOW AND I'M SICK OF HEARING ABOUT IT!!!! JUST. LET. IT. GO!!!!!


http://uproxx.com/webculture/2012/11/network-head-explains-why-mtv-doe snt-show-music-video-anymore/
 
2014-08-24 09:16:40 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: OH FFS IF I HEAR ONE MORE COMPLAINT ABOUT THE LACK OF VIDEOS ON MTV....THE MTV OF YOUR CHILDHOODS IS NEVER COMING BACK, YOU MORONS!!!!!! THE INTERNET KILLED IT!!!!! WHEN YOU CAN WATCH ANY MUSIC VIDEO YOU WANT ON YOUTUBE, WHY BOTHER WITH MTV?!? ISN'T THAT OBVIOUS?!?!?! YOU'VE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS FOR 15 GODDAMN YEARS NOW AND I'M SICK OF HEARING ABOUT IT!!!! JUST. LET. IT. GO!!!!!


The internet has nothing to do with Mtv not playing videos.
 
2014-08-24 09:30:33 PM  
img.fark.net

/old
//lived in flyover country
 
2014-08-24 09:32:10 PM  
Every time Ariana Grande is on I get a bad feeling that Chris Hansen is going to ask me to have a seat right over there.
 
2014-08-24 09:36:42 PM  

Goonie_Goo_Goo: [img.fark.net image 261x193]

/old
//lived in flyover country


Goddammit! I was just going to post that very image!

/lawn, off it
 
2014-08-24 09:36:55 PM  

steve_s: Every time Ariana Grande is on I get a bad feeling that Chris Hansen is going to ask me to have a seat right over there.


Sing the disclosure song

You don't even have to worry
I'm over 18
It's all LLEEEEGAL

that dude was funny
 
2014-08-24 09:37:15 PM  

steve_s: Every time Ariana Grande is on I get a bad feeling that Chris Hansen is going to ask me to have a seat right over there.


Why, she make you feel macho? If so, you'll get over it.
 
2014-08-24 09:38:22 PM  
Told the roomate and girlfriend to let me know when Iggy Azalas butt shows up. They are watching it on my new birthday TV. Damn wimmin outvoting me.
 
2014-08-24 09:45:45 PM  
W. T. F.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-24 09:48:46 PM  

croesius: steve_s: Every time Ariana Grande is on I get a bad feeling that Chris Hansen is going to ask me to have a seat right over there.

Why, she make you feel macho? If so, you'll get over it.


Not really macho, as much as very guilty.
 
2014-08-24 09:49:44 PM  
I was really hoping that after that Mike Brown B.S., the best hip hop video award would go to the "Black Skinhead" video.
 
2014-08-24 09:55:20 PM  

Goonie_Goo_Goo: [img.fark.net image 261x193]

/old
//lived in flyover country


img.fark.netwww.rockshowvideos.com

also old
 
2014-08-24 09:56:16 PM  
You know it's going to be good when they shoot a rapper before the ceremony.
 
2014-08-24 10:04:07 PM  

steve_s: croesius: steve_s: Every time Ariana Grande is on I get a bad feeling that Chris Hansen is going to ask me to have a seat right over there.

Why, she make you feel macho? If so, you'll get over it.

Not really macho, as much as very guilty.


Let's hope you don't develop a drinking problem over it.
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-24 10:04:57 PM  

Goonie_Goo_Goo: [img.fark.net image 261x193]

/old
//lived in flyover country


Yeah, that's how I watched a lot of videos in the mid-80s because for several years my dad was too cheap to get cable TV until about 1988.
 
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