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10:31 pm - O Fong-Torres, where art thou?
Right. So Ellen and I were sitting at Uno's enjoying our Chicken & Wild Mushroom pizza, when she brought up the fact that Bravo has been running their list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters. I casually mentioned that Rolling Stone had just published their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and we decided to find the lists online when we got home.

The Bravo list isn't too bad. By the time you read this post, the entire list will probably be available on their website, but we missed tonight's episodes and are unsure of the top ten. We're guessing that the cast of Seinfeld, Archie Bunker, the Simpsons, James T. Kirk, Lucy and Ricky, Fonzie, and Ralph Kramden probably scored pretty high. Maybe Tony Soprano, too. Granted that Dale Cooper shoulda been higher on this list, as should Kermit and Miss Piggy, but otherwise the list seems pretty solid. Even with Steve Urkel on it.

Rolling Stone, on the other hand, is a different story. Ellen can hardly contain her rage and disgust. I am reminded of Albert Einstein's famous quote, "God does not play dice with the universe[, but apparently Rolling Stone does.]"

I'll let Hey Ya!'s position on the list speak for itself:
180. Outkast -- Hey Ya!
191. Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Freebird
202. The Beatles -- Come Together
221. Lou Reed -- Walk on the Wild Side
274. Jefferson Airplane -- Somebody to Love
344. Janis Joplin -- Piece of My Heart
397. Blue Oyster Cult -- Don't Fear the Reaper
399. Metallica -- Enter Sandman
421. Billy Joel -- Piano Man
478. Jefferson Airplane -- White Rabbit
484. Joan Jett -- I Love Rock 'N Roll
486. The Smiths -- How Soon Is Now?
494. The Eagles -- Desperado
500. Boston -- More Than a Feeling
Missing (though not surprisingly) from the list: Dancing Fool by Frank Zappa, Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants, Alive by Pearl Jam, Under the Bridge by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Revolution by The Beatles, and What Day Is It? by Brak.
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Current Music: VH1

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From:nocturne152
Date:November 27th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm more outraged that Freebird is ranked so low.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:November 27th, 2004 02:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm even further outraged that "Ode to a Superhero" isn't on the list.
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From:evil_jim
Date:November 27th, 2004 05:37 pm (UTC)

Not outraged, just annoyed

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Rolling Stone is incredibly biased and their silly list is nowhere near conclusive. Why don't I see Ludwig van Beethoven anywhere? Not even once! More like "Rolling Stone's 500 Random rock Songs."

By the way, you want some more hermit crabs?
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From:evil_jim
Date:November 27th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)

Whups... nevermind

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Now that I've reread the page I see that they do indicate Rock & Roll. Too bad for Lief Inge.
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 29th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)

Re: Whups... nevermind

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I dunno... If Run DMC's version of Walk This Way fits under the umbrella of "Rock and/or Roll," I don't see why Modest Mussorgsky shouldn't. Anyway, what's this about hermit crabs?
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From:evil_jim
Date:November 29th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)

Re: Whups... nevermind

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Crabs? Yes, Thea has crabs.

As you may know, she has a tankfull of baby seahorses (fry) to take care of. These, plus more aquatic life and other animals in the house make it difficult to maintain all at once and still give the proper care and attention they need. She has four hermit crabs that could use a new home and asked me to offer them to you. Are you interested?
O Fong-Torres, where art thou? - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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