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  1. No offense intended to the Twitterites present. My counter-argument would be that because it takes less time to post on it people do it more often and therefore could end up spending more time overall. Anyway, I'm glad the Swiss did well and not totally surprised since Spain are among the great underachievers of this tournament. A couple of my friends are huge Spanish supporters, but I warned them that notwithstanding their FIFA ranking, Euro 2008 victory and impressive qualifying run, history is not on their side in the World Cup. Uruguay is up 1-0 at half time against South Africa. Hopefully that will change in the second forty-five, I'd like to see RSA get something from this.
  2. I'd say SNF could be an exception to the rule. As MC mentioned some of the songs were initially released on the album. Though it is a compilation it is, for all intents and purposes, mainly a Bee Gees album. Also, these songs were compiled for the more artistic purpose of supporting a movie (and it is a rare instance when those two mediums blend so successfully) rather than just to make some money throwing together a bunch of past hits. Greatest hits albums by definition should be consistently, well, great, but a great soundtrack is by no means a common occurance. Furthermore it was that influential at least in terms of bringing disco/dance music into the American mainstream in the late 70's and also being the definitive representation of said genre, time and place. (Though I would disagree with the generalization that it is representative of 70's music as a whole.) Personally I don't care for it (and probably wouldn't vote for it), but considering its significance, success and artistic achievement I think we could bend the rules this once.
  3. "Age of Consent" - Neverending White Lights
  4. "Judy Is a Punk" - Ramones (1976) "Can't Stand Me Now" - The Libertines (2004)
  5. Isn't that a requirement for people who use Twitter? I was happy Korea DPR did so well against Brazil holding them off for over half the game and at least they got a consolation goal. Maicon's goal for Brazil was pretty brilliant from that angle though.
  6. Not much of a game between Portugal and Ivory Coast (ended drawn at 0-0), but it was good to see Didier Drogba in there if only as a substitute. Hopefully Brazil will put on a better show against North Korea and the so-called Group of Death will live up to its name. However New Zealand did quite well to save a point in the eleventh hour of the eleventh hour against Slovakia.
  7. My own nominations are moving ever further down my list.
  8. I'll be sure to vote tomorrow. I'm guessing the 8000+ people who voted to keep it probably already have some sort of vuvuzela (or other noise)-induced hearing loss and therefore don't find it irritating. Italy vs Paraguay 1-1 Good result and could have been a Paraguay victory if not for that great corner from Pepe.
  9. Didn't seem to hurt you any. But yes it's good they're penalizing for that rubbish. I thought Cameroon would do a bit better than that against Japan (lost 1-0), who played pretty well, quick and with smart defending, especially since they're probably considered the weakest team of Group E.
  10. Two-part own goal by Denmark give the Netherlands the lead. Tsk tsk Danes.
  11. True, but it looked like he realized, though at the last second, that he wasn't going to get the ball so he tried to pull back and didn't stick his legs out. It was ill-timed and unlucky, but the intent wasn't there. The noisemakers also really need to go, unless they manage to irritate the Netherlands and Denmark players enough to finally pick up the pace in this match. :sleepy:
  12. Not likely, Germany is taking them apart. I expected them to be strong but, wow, brilliant start. Poor Cahill though, that was a bit harsh.
  13. So 1-1, not a great result (for us) but certainly a very good game: lots of chances and pretty equal possession.
  14. Unfortunately there appears to be no end in sight; if not Green its either David James :shudder:, or the rather inexperienced Joe Hart.
  15. What the hell...job opening for England: goalkeeper.
  16. Well at least no draws so far today, so Americans can perhaps be not quite so bored. I was surprised Argentina wasn't more dominant, but I'm glad South Korea did well (2-0 against Greece), thanks in part to a certain Man United midfielder. But to the issue at hand: Eng vs USA 1-0
  17. Yeah, even against ten men with Henry they were spectacularly unimpressive. I didn't really expect Group A to be sitting so equal. Hopefully Group B match-ups will be a bit more dynamic.
  18. Seriously? I thought most people didn't care for shootouts, them not being really representative of the team's efforts or performance as a whole. That, and we historically suck at them.
  19. And let's all pray, wish, hope and whatever else that there are no penalty shootouts, the death of many a good team by individual effort or lack thereof.
  20. I'll be rooting for my beloved Three Lions, hopefully Rooney's fitness will not be an issue otherwise its a solid team unfortunately plagued by ridiculous pressure from people like me. Good on South Africa for getting a point, though there is still the likelihood that this could end up being one of the worst performances from a hosting nation. The draw wasn't really a huge surprise since Mexico doesn't have a terribly strong side aside from Vela, Gio and Marquez who haven't been playing all that well in their respective European clubs. One almost feels sorry for France, they'll never fully live down that disgrace.
  21. 1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)- Arcade Fire 2. Higher Ground- Red Hot Chili Peppers 3. Add it Up- Violent Femmes 4. Let's Dance- David Bowie 5. Isla de Encanta - Pixies 6. I Can't Explain- The Who 7. Little Wing- Jimi Hendrix 8. Oh! Darling- The Beatles 9. Sleep Now In The Fire- Rage Against the Machine 10. Wild Thing- The Troggs I haven't listened to alot of those in awhile, excellent selections to choose from.
  22. 1. New Dawn Fades - Joy Division 2. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel 3. Extreme Ways - Moby 4. Kiss Off - Violent Femmes 5. Buster Voodoo - Rodrigo y Gabriela 6. F**k You - Lily Allen 7. Patience - Guns N' Roses 8. Day is Done - Nick Drake 9. Ultimate - Gogol Bordello 10. Nude - Radiohead
  23. Wow, I didn't realize this wasn't in yet. It probably ranks a tentative six on my list of favourite love songs ever. "Extreme Ways" - Moby (2002) "New Dawn Fades" - Joy Division (1979) A change of speed, a change of style. A change of scene, with no regrets, A chance to watch, admire the distance, Still occupied, though you forget. Different colours, different shades, Over each mistakes were made. I took the blame. Directionless so plain to see, A loaded gun won't set you free. So you say. (Basically a chance to plug Unknown Pleasures to be nominated in the greatest albums of the 70's thread. To quote AMG regarding this and the other nine songs: "...are stone-cold landmarks, the whole album a monument to passion, energy, and cathartic despair...All visceral, all emotional, all theatrical, all perfect — one of the best albums ever.)
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