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Name That Retro Couple post mortem - The best/worst wrong answers Name That Retro Couple post mortem - The best/worst wrong answers

Chid threatens to have a great new game at noon EST on Friday. Let’s put last week’s to bed by revealing the wrongest answers to Name That Retro Couple. The authors’ names have been removed to protect the guilty.

Name That Retro Couple - Answers & Results

(Updated with the correct answers)

Name That Retro Couple – Sidespin Contest Name That Retro Couple – Sidespin Contest

In 1982 I worked for Playboy.

30 Minutes To Ecstacy

Come back here in 30 minutes and play a Retro Pop Culture game. Bring friends and an appetizer to share.

Do you miss the good ole days of Sidespin contests? Do you miss the good ole days of Sidespin contests?

On FRIDAY at 3 p.m. EST (noon Pacific), a retro pop culture contest will be posted here on Gawrker. I will tweet the link from @oldbeigeguy, or you can just checkout Sidespin on Friday.

Fell On Black Days Fell On Black Days

There have been a few times in my life that rock music entered new and in my view good phases. I grew up in what felt like a golden age of rock. Acts such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Elton John, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Queen, R.E.O Speedwagon, and Jethro Tull put out a lot of great albums in the early 1970s. …

DUAN - Everybody's Everything DUAN - Everybody's Everything

I bring you unbridled joy.

Gawrker remembers Mary Tyler Moore

A reprint from pre-Hogan Gawrker, in honor of Laura Petrie.

The Best Pop Music Artist of all time, according to the #worstsongbracket The Best Pop Music Artist of all time, according to the #worstsongbracket

I consider myself something of a pop music expert. I know as much about pop music as @PFTCommenter knows about football. So when the #worstsongbracket was published I was confident in my ability to top the charts, as it were. Imagine my surprise when just a few days into the contest I received this message from one of…

The 5 Songs You Would Have Left Out Of The #WorstSongBracket The 5 Songs You Would Have Left Out Of The #WorstSongBracket

There are 84 bracket entries in the #WorstSongBracket, so expertly crafted by notsomethingstructural and rhythm method. As of this writing, I am ahead of only 8 of them. Mind you, this was on my second chance ballot, the one on which I retroactively changed the votes I’d already lost.

When Good Bands Go Bad When Good Bands Go Bad

Gary Richrath died today. He’s been pretty much out of the limelight for 30 years, and today I’d like to remember the R.E.O. Speeedwagon that played before they changed styles and hit it huge with Hi Infidelity (just as many prefer to remember pre-disco Bee Gees).

Your First Time – Open Thread Your First Time – Open Thread

Do you remember how old you were? Do you remember the thrill or, in some cases, disgust? Did you know at the time it was something you’d look back at for years and say, “wow!” Do you remember who was watching?

I Like Big Box And I Cannot Lie

I like big box and I cannot lie.

Obscene Phone Call

There seems to be a theme here this week: how did the cream of the crop - the top of the genetic heap, the smoothest message board commenters the world has ever seen, people with the grace and natural charisma of any three people combined - manage to have an isolated moment of romantic and social failure?

Chris Berman killed my brain

I saw today that Ed Sabol died. Most people over the age of 30 know the name Sabol, though it is often associated with Ed’s son Steve. Ed and Steve’s work starting and sustaining NFL Films has lived on 50 years. Together with John Facenda they made the NFL seem mythical to impressionable young sports fans like me in…

1960s Sitcom Characters, Ranked (by a boy entering puberty) 1960s Sitcom Characters, Ranked (by a boy entering puberty)

I’m a lucky boy. My parents have two televisions. The new one is color, so we have a choice of how to watch the shows (many of the new ones are in color). It even has a remote control, and it gets all the channels (4, 5, 7, 9, AND 11). I like the comedies, and I really like the girls. My parents don’t even know. They…

If Taylor Swift Lived In The Real World

Shaking it off is nice, I guess, if every perceived slight is the basis for a new pop song. For most of us, that’s not reality. We deal with practical considerations, because we must.

These are two excellent uses of arrows to make a point These are two excellent uses of arrows to make a point

Which, if you think about it, is really the purpose of an arrow.

Protecting The Shield

One criticism of the American court system is that juries are composed entirely of people who are too stupid to get out of jury duty. Roger Goodell justified this criticism when he became the self-appointed judge, juror, and executioner of the failed NFL disciplinary policy. He did it to "protect the shield", which as…

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