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  1. The Greatest Books of All Time

    Haven’t read too many of these... For a more concise listing by decade, click the year above the title of the first book on this list... The Greatest Books The Greatest Books all | 2010 | 2000 | 1990 | 1980 | 1950 | 1900 | 1 . In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust Swann's Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust's seven-part cycle, was published in 1913. In it, Proust introduces the themes that run through the entire work. The narr... 2 . Ulysses by James Joyce Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title parallels and alludes to Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer's 3 . Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become obsessed with books of chivalry, and believes th... The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age". Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the " 5 . One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning 6 . Moby Dick by Herman Melville First published in 1851, Melville's masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick's words, "the greatest novel in American literature." The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white wh... 7 . War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of fi... 8 . Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The book is internationally famous for its innovative style and infamous for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle aged Humbert Humbert, becomes obsessed and 9 . Hamlet by William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how 10 . The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye is a 1945 novel by J. D. Salinger. Originally published for adults, the novel has become a common part of high school and college curricula throughout the English-speaking wo... 11 . The Odyssey by Homer The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the 12 . The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers, is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is mur... 13 . Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky It is a murder story, told from a murder;s point of view, that implicates even the most innocent reader in its enormities. It is a cat-and-mouse game between a tormented young killer and a 14 . Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion, the author of Madame Bovary was tried for "offenses against morality and religion." What 15 . The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the ... 16 . The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Mark Twain Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature. Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic 17 . Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps th... 18 . Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The book is narrated in free indirect speech following the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with matters of upbringing, marriage, moral rightness and education in her aristocratic socie... 19 . Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë The narrative is non-linear, involving several flashbacks, and two primary narrators: Mr. Lockwood and Ellen "Nelly" Dean. The novel opens in 1801, with Mr. Lockwood arriving at Thrushcross 20 . To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, centering on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporality and psycholog... 21 . Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cite... 22 . The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury is set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. The novel centers on the Compson family, former Southern aristocrats who are struggling to deal with the dissolution of their 23 . Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell The story follows the life of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant assigned the task of perpetuating the regime's propaganda by falsifying records and political literatur... 24 . Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endu... 25 . The Iliad by Homer The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and 26 . Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad The story details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. Although Conrad does not specify the name of th... 27 . The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers, the Joads, driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. In a ... 28 . Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison The novel addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African-Americans in the early twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and 29 . To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee As a Southern Gothic novel and a Bildungsroman, the primary themes of To Kill a Mockingbird involve racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. Scholars have noted that Lee also addresses 30 . Middlemarch by George Eliot Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. It is her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final 31 . Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Great Expectations is written in the genre of "bildungsroman" or the style of book that follows the story of a man or woman in their quest for maturity, usually starting from childhood and ending i... 32 . Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the four remarkable journeys of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. For children it remains an enchanting fantasy;... 33 . Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner Absalom, Absalom! is a Southern Gothic novel by the American author William Faulkner, first published in 1936. It is a story about three families of the American South, taking place before, during,... 34 . Beloved by Toni Morrison Beloved (1987) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. The novel, her fifth, is loosely based on the life and legal case of the slave Margaret Garner, about whom Morrison... 35 . The Stranger by Albert Camus Since it was first published in English, in 1946, Albert Camus's extraordinary first novel, The Stranger (L'Etranger), has had a profound impact on millions of American readers. Through this story 36 . Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character, a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan. The novel goes through five distinct stages: Jane's childhood at 37 . One Thousand and One Nights by India/Iran/Iraq/Egypt One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Ni... 38 . The Trial by Franz Kafka Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and 39 . The Red and the Black by Stendhal Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black), subtitled Chronique du XIXe siécle ("Chronicle of the 19th century"), is an historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830... 40 . Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister", the novel's story is of Clarissa's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. 41 . The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dram... 42 . The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway The novel explores the lives and values of the so-called "Lost Generation," chronicling the experiences of Jake Barnes and several acquaintances on their pilgrimage to Pamplona for the annual San F... 43 . David Copperfield by Charles Dickens The story of the abandoned waif who learns to survive through challenging encounters with distress and misfortune. 44 . A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce, first serialized in The Egoist from 1914 to 1915 and published in book form in 1916. It depicts the formativ... 45 . Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children is a loose allegory for events in India both before and, primarily, after the independence and partition of India, which took place at midnight on 15 August 1947. The protagonist... 46 . Collected Fiction by Jorge Luis Borges From his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges 47 . Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne As its title suggests, the book is ostensibly Tristram's narration of his life story. But it is one of the central jokes of the novel that he cannot explain anything simply, that he must make ... 48 . Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass (1855) is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Out of the Cradle Endlessly 49 . The Aeneid by Virgil The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the late 1st century BC (29–19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the... 50 . Candide by Voltaire Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone and its erratic, fantastical,
  2. Best covers

    So many great ones that all of you have Already named ...I’ll just add a couple more... Anna, Devil In Her Heart, Rock and Roll Music, Roll Over Beethoven-and the quintessential covers of Twist And Shout and Please Mr. Postman were Beatles Magic... I Love Rock and Roll-Joan Jett Just Like A Woman -John Waite Sway-Michael Buble Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow-Dave Mason Stop In The Name Of Love-Ian Lloyd(former lead singer of Stories)
  3. HAL BLAINE

    A drumming machine...
  4. Hall & Oates

    Love most of the Hall and Oates Singles, (Private Eyes being numero uno), but never delved too much into their lps...I am sure I am missing a lot of good stuff...They remind me a bit of the Grass Roots or Three Dog Night, not in a stylistic sense, but all three of them were singles machines whose lps did not garner much traction with consumers...Hall and Oates, 10 to 15 years from now, will be the headliners on those packaged oldies tour, similar to Peter Noone, on the 60’s Circuit and the Grass Roots on the 70’s shows... P.S...Eric would fit in on those packaged tours perfectly...
  5. Hall & Oates

    Todd and Daryl, at times, can be stylistically similar...Would love to see a collaborative Album from them...Great clip...
  6. Hindsight is 20/20

    Firstly...the name had to go...Has nothing but “fruity” or “sweet” connotations...If you are gonna be 70’s “contemporary“, you needed some kind of name that had masculine connotations or if you were dedicated to being a derivative band, your moniker could have reflected that...“Perjury”, “the Factory”, “Astigmatism“, “Camera“, or something that shows what you see is not what you get... Second, the cover of the first album sucks, from the blurry photo to the scratch and sniff...the whole thing junky...Maybe, a picture of the band performing “live” would have been a better cover or the concept of the fourth album photo should have been utililized for the debut... Thirdly, the songs, while Go All The Way is great, the biggest criticism you get from all your friends was after the bombastic intro, the verse rolls back waaaaaaaay too much into poppy territory...It needs to get toughened up... Fourth, the choice of songs for the first lp need to be analyzed and many need to be sliced off the album...Waiting, and I Saw The Light sounds like a girl singing...Way too feminine for that era...With You In My Life is Not pastiche enough, while I Can Remember(a superb piece of music) needed to have a more variant instrumentation Lineup...The drums, bass, piano(violin) format needed to be more, instrumentally vibrant and dynamic...Brass, possibly...This song is comparable to any long form piece, such as Bohemian Rhapsody or even Funeral For A Friend, but in all its varietal segments, still is rather banal...An edited “radio friendly” version should have been the second single release...Also, they should have included a “cover” song...Something familiar for their first album grabs the attention of the listener... Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye was the wrong choice for the first single...Go All The Way was the ideal choice followed by an abbreviated I Can Remember...Once Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye was stillborn, it made it impossible to pull a third single from this record... Next, Craig; you were absolutely right, none of the stupid interviews, “Foxiest “ contest and, above all, keep them out of the “Sweet Sixteen”, Tiger Beat and Hit Parader Magazines of the day...No self respecting fans, except us, was gonna get into a band that our little sisters were swooning over... That’s it for now...I have many more “revisionist” history moments yet to come, but I would love to hear of any changes or fine tuning of my “managerial” maneuvers...
  7. Hindsight is 20/20

    We all agree that Raspberries should have been bigger than they were/are...So, if you were their manager from Day1, what would you have done differently?... Anything is fair game... What changes would you have made in their career choices...? I ‘ll post my ideas after you guys have had a chance to post some of your ideas..
  8. Heard Razzies on radio

    Wow...that’s a rare one to hear..
  9. Great to see new member Doreen here...
  10. Hindsight is 20/20

    Got a new name...?
  11. Ok, cool guys, ABBA...

    To date, the song (S.O.S) is the only Hot 100 single (or #1 single in Australia[20]) in which both the title and the credited act (and also the musical genre) are palindromes.[21]
  12. Radio's Most Played Songs Of All Time

    Don’t forget...a song like Snowbird fits many different formats...Any station that plays, pop, country, , “lite” music or folk would play Snowbird, but only a couple of those stations would have Pina Colada on their Playlist...Afternoon Delight would have a better chance to crack some of those formats...
  13. Radio's Most Played Songs Of All Time

    This is a pretty accurate list according to ASCAP who tracks these things and pays out royalties...I believe these are based on most plays in the history of American radio...
  14. I hope this makes sense to Bernie...

    if you click on each one of these subheadings, you’ll see a ton of statistics about EC.com...I don’t have a freakin’ clue what most of it means... https://web.archive.org/details/http://ericcarmen.com/
  15. Gilbert O’Sullivan

    Gilbert O ‘Sullivan will be performing at City Winery NYC on July 9, 2019...It will be his only U.S. appearance and hasn’t performed in America in at least 35 years, I think...
  16. Peter Wade , excellent cook, son of two chefs Updated Sun Which national chain has the best hamburger? I’m assuming you mean national chains of the United States? Indeed, America is a country known for many fabulous foods, not the least of which is the almighty hamburger. Of course, we all know that the best hamburgers are found at individually owned, mom-and-pop burger joints, not chains. In fact, I did a tour of the top 20 highest-rated burgers in the U.S.! And I was raised by two chefs. So I admit that I’m spoiled when it comes to food! With such lofty standards, can I admit that there is ANY national chain with a burger so worthy it even remotely competes with the best non-franchised burger spots in America? Which national chains are in contention? It’s ludicrous to only consider the three franchises that cover all 50 states (Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s). For instance, Chick-Fil-A is ranked the most popular fast food chain in America and has locations in 49 states. Just because they have no presence in Vermont, does that strip them of “national” chain status? Nope! To define a national chain, we’ll require two simple rules: The franchise must operate stores in at least three of the four time zones of the 48 contiguous states to be considered “national” The franchise must be recognized by Restaurant Business Online as a “burger chain” These rules allow for the consideration of chains that occupy fewer than half of the 50 states. For example, Whataburger is spread from coast to coast, ranks among the top six most profitable burger chains, and is widely recognizable by Americans. It shouldn’t be overlooked even though they only occupy 10 states. It is hardly a regional chain. It’s a national chain. By the above definition, we can identify 24 nationwide chains officially listed as burger franchises and covering at least three American time zones. Who’s out? Krystal has the 18th highest annual revenue among designated burger chains, but it’s only confined to the Southeast. So they’re out. Big Boy was once a big deal across America, but they’ve dwindled down to only eight locations outside of Michigan. A place like Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves a great hamburger and certainly qualifies as a national “restaurant” chain. But this is hardly a burger joint. It violates the spirit of the question and is understandably not included as a “burger” franchise on Restaurant Business Online. Best to worst Here is our average family rating of the 24 national burger chains in America on a scale from 1 to 10. I’ve included the number of states they occupy and their national rank in annual revenue among American burger chains. Sadly, only four national chains were above mediocre. Read below to see why our family is qualified to produce these rankings, but we understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Pretty good for a chain restaurant: 1.) Shake Shack - 9.1 (30 states, #14 in sales) 2.) BurgerFi - 8.2 (21 states, #28 in sales) 3.) The Habit Burger Grill - 7.9 (12 states, #18 in sales) 4.) Fuddruckers - 6.5 (24 states, #25 in sales) Mediocre and not worth a return visit: 5.) In-N-Out Burger - 5.4 (6 states, #12 in sales) 6.) Five Guys - 5.2 (49 states, #9 in sales) 7.) Red Robin - 5.1 (44 states, #11 in sales) 8.) Hardee’s - 5.0 (30 states, #7 in sales) 9.) A&W - 4.9 (42 states, #24 in sales) 10.) Freddy’s - 4.8 (32 states, #16 in sales) 11.) Smashburger - 4.7 (34 states, #23 in sales) 12.) Jack in the Box - 4.4 (21 states, #5 in sales) 13.) Culver’s - 4.2 (25 states, #8 in sales) 14.) Carl’s Jr. - 4.1 (14 states, #10 in sales) Nearly inedible: 15.) Whataburger - 3.6 (10 states, #6 in sales) 16.) Steak ‘n Shake - 3.4 (29 states, #13 in sales) 17.) Wendy’s - 3.3 (50 states, #3 in sales) 18.) Checkers Drive-In - 2.5 (25 states, #17 in sales) 19.) Rally’s - 2.4 (16 states, #22 in sales) 20.) Burger King - 2.3 (50 states, #2 in sales) Absolutely deplorable: 21.) Sonic - 1.9 (46 states, #4 in sales) 22.) Johnny Rockets - 1.3 (30 states, #20 in sales) 23.) McDonald’s - 1.1 (50 states, #1 in sales) 24.) White Castle - 1.0 (13 states, #15 in sales) It’s too bad Farm Burger (picture above) is only located in four Southeastern states. That’s as close as a multi-state burger chain can get to a perfect 10! It’s also too bad that Hugh-Baby’s locations only exist in Tennessee. Now that’s an amazing burger! Why are we qualified to answer this question? First, we don’t consider our answer the only answer to the question. It’s just one possible interpretation. We understand that people have different preferences, even when professional chefs scratch their heads over weird culinary choices. Heck, some people eat well done steak! We’ll never all agree on one answer here. Eat where you want to eat. We simply wanted to offer the opinion of professionals in the restaurant industry. Eleven members of my family have now voted on this. Four of them are professionally trained chefs, and the other seven are very good gourmet cooks with restaurant experience. We deeply understand food. We’ve owned restaurants. We’ve cooked for decades. All 10 voting members of the family can produce a perfect 10 burger at home. Funny note: My wife abstained from voting because she doesn’t care about food. Another Note: Growing up in a family of trained chefs and restaurateurs, you get spoiled on really good food. But we’ll never understand why people rave about the substandard beef at Five Guys and In-N-Out. Widely traveled family: If you haven’t been to all of the 24 chains above, can you truly claim which is America’s best burger franchise? No, but you can still name your favorite. Fortunately, everyone in our travel-obsessed family has visited all 50 states. Along the way, we’ve all eaten at each of these 24 restaurants, so we are able to provide a rating for every national burger chain in America. Unfortunately, that adds up to a lot of poor quality junk food on road trips. Honestly, we truly prefer not to eat fast food at all, and avoid it at all costs. Disclaimer: Don’t tell me that Five Guys or In-N-Out is the best thing ever, and then admit you haven’t eaten at any of the chains that are ranked higher. That’s just as ignorant as saying Florida is the greatest state, oh, but I’ve only been to two states. Yes, I’ve seen that on Quora. Trying to convince us that either of those burgers is of good quality is fruitless. My family members are trained professionals and can easily spot mediocre quality. All you’re doing is broadcasting that you’ve never had a real burger and you’re adding nothing to the discussion.
  17. Best / favorite movies of all timie

    Who was the photographer that shot the “butcher” cover...?
  18. Black and white gives it such a cool look...A little too poppy for me, but quite pleasant...What an unbelievable melody... P.S...Burrows was also the voice in front of White Plains, the band that had a hit with My Baby Loves Lovin’...
  19. AM/FM Trivia

    #4...Gone
  20. Celebrity Insider Updated October 23, 2017455.6k views 100 items Comedy Central's one-hundred best stand-up comedians. These funny people have the best standup routines ever. For the full article and photo gallery go to: http://67.23.0.101/list/comedy-central-100-greatest-standups-all-time 1 Richard PryorDec. at 65 (1940-2005) from Peoria, Illinois, United States of America 2 George CarlinDec. at 71 (1937-2008) from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America 3 Lenny BruceDec. at 41 (1925-1966) from Mineola, New York, United States of America 4 Woody AllenAge 83 from New York City, New York, United States of America 5 Chris RockAge 54 from Andrews, USA, South Carolina 6 Steve MartinAge 73 from Texas, USA, Waco 7 Rodney DangerfieldDec. at 83 (1921-2004) from USA, New York, Deer Park 8 Bill CosbyAge 81 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America 9 Roseanne BarrAge 66 from Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America 10 Eddie MurphyAge 57 from New York City, USA, New York 11 Johnny CarsonDec. at 80 (1925-2005) from Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America 12 Jerry SeinfeldAge 64 from New York City, New York, United States of America 13 Robin WilliamsDec. at 63 (1951-2014) from Chicago, Illinois, United States of 14 Bob NewhartAge 89 from Oak Park, USA, Illinois 15 David LettermanAge 71 from USA, Indianapolis, Indiana 16 Ellen DeGeneresAge 61 from Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America 17 Don RicklesAge 92 from New York City, USA, New York 18 Jonathan WintersDec. at 88 (1925-2013) from USA, Bellbrook, Ohio 19 Bill HicksDec. at 33 (1961-1994) from Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America 20 Sam KinisonDec. at 39 (1953-1992) from USA, Yakima, Washington 21 Dennis MillerAge 66 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 22 Robert KleinAge 77 from New York City, USA, New York 23 Steven WrightAge 63 from Cambridge, USA, 24 Redd FoxxDec. at 69 (1922-1991) from USA, St. Louis, Missouri 25 Bob HopeDec. at 100 (1903-2003) from England, London 26Ray Romano Age 61 from New York City, USA, New York 27Jay Leno Age 68 from USA, New York, New Rochelle 28Jack Benny Dec. at 80 (1894-1974) from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America 29Milton Berle Dec. at 94 (1908-2002) from New York City, New York, United States of America 30Garry Shandling Age 69 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America 31George Burns Dec. at 100 (1896-1996) from New York City, USA, New York 32Albert Brooks Age 71 from Los Angeles, USA, California, Beverly Hills 33Andy Kaufman Dec. at 35 (1949-1984) from New York City, New York, 34Buddy Hackett Dec. at 79 (1924-2003) from New York City, USA, New York 35Phyllis Diller Dec. at 95 (1917-2012) from Lima, Ohio, United States of America 36Jim Carrey Age 57 from Canada, Newmarket 37Martin Lawrence Age 53 from Frankfurt, Germany 38Bill Maher Age 63 from New York City, New York, United States of America 39Billy Crystal Age 70 from Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America 40Mort Sahl Age 88 from Montreal, Canada 41Jon Stewart Age 56 from New York City, New York, United States of America 42Flip Wilson Dec. at 65 (1933-1998) from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA 43Dave Chappelle Age 45 from Washington, D.C., USA CELEBRITIESPeople We Want to See on a Comedy Central Roastsee more Comedy Central lists 44Joan Rivers Dec. at 81 (1933-2014) from New York City, New York, United States of America 45Richard Lewis Age 71 from New York City, USA, New York 46Adam Sandler Age 52 from New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Brooklyn, Continental United States 47Henny Youngman Dec. at 92 (1906-1998) from Liverpool, England 48Tim Allen Age 65 from USA, Denver, Colorado 49Freddie Prinze Age Died at 23 (1954-1977) from Washington Heights, New York City, New York, USA 50Denis Leary Age 61 from USA, Massachusetts, Worcester 51Lewis Black Age 70 from USA, Silver Spring, Maryland 52Damon Wayans Age 58 from New York City, USA, New York 53David Brenner Dec. at 78 (1936-2014) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America 54D. L. Hughley Age 55 from Los Angeles, USA, California 55Alan King Dec. at 77 (1927-2004) from New York City, USA, New York 56Colin Quinn Age 59 from New York City, New York, United States of America 57Richard Jeni Dec. at 50 (1957-2007) from New York City, New York, United States of America 58Larry Miller Age 65 from USA, New York, Valley Stream 59Gilbert Gottfried Age 64 from New York City, USA, New York 60Jeff Foxworthy Age 60 from Georgia, USA, Atlanta 61Bobcat Goldthwait Age 56 from USA, New York, Syracuse 62Eddie Griffin Age 50 from Kansas City, USA, Missouri 63Jackie Mason Age 87 from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States of America 64Richard Belzer Age 74 from Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA 65Cedric the Entertainer Age 54 from USA, Jefferson City, Missouri 66Shelley Berman Age 94 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America 67Kevin Pollak Age 58 from USA, California, San Francisco 68Dave Attell Age 54 from New York City, New York, United States of America 69Pat Cooper Age 89 from New York City, USA, New York 70Wanda Sykes Age 54 from Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America 71Red Buttons Dec. at 87 (1919-2006) from New York City, USA, New York 72Bernie Mac Dec. at 51 (1957-2008) from USA, Chicago, Illinois 73Billy Connolly Age 76 from Scotland 74 Paul Rodriguez 75Eddie Izzard Age 57 from Colony of Aden 76Robert Schimmel Dec. at 60 (1950-2010) from New York City, New York, United States of America 77Paul Reiser Age 61 from New York City, USA, New York 78Sinbad Age 62 from Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States of America 79Dom Irrera Age 70 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America 80Bobby Slayton Age 63 from USA, Scarsdale, New York 81Dick Gregory Age 86 from St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America 82Howie Mandel Age 63 from Canada 83Norm Macdonald Age 55 from Canada, Quebec 84Drew Carey Age 60 from Cleveland, Ohio, USA 85David Cross Age 54 from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America 86Jay Mohr Age 48 from USA, Verona, New Jersey 87Brett Butler Age 61 from Montgomery, Alabama 88Paula Poundstone Age 59 from Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America 89Kevin James Age 53 from Mineola, New York, United States of America 90Dana Carvey Age 63 from USA, Montana, Missoula 91Jim Breuer Age 51 from Valley Stream, New York, United States of America 92Louie Anderson Age 65 from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 93David Alan Grier Age 62 from Michigan, USA, Detroit 94Andrew Dice Clay Age 61 from New York City, USA, New York 95Joey Bishop Dec. at 89 (1918-2007) from New York City, New York, United States of America 96Sandra Bernhard Age 63 from Michigan, USA, Flint 97Louis C.K. Age 51 from Washington, D.C., United States of America 98Janeane Garofalo Age 54 from Newton, New Jersey, United States of America 99Gallagher Age 72 from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America 100George Wallace Age 66 from Georgia, USA,
  21. Your Favorite Duets

    Another father/daughter duet that gives the Sinatra’s a run for their money...
  22. Copy Cat?

    Absolutely, the same chord sequence...
  23. WWHILE 22nd June, 2020 by admin The travel-retail exclusive Dewar’s Double Double comprises three whiskies aged for 21, 27 and 32 years “Some people think only single malts have flavour and complexity, but I believe with the [Dewar’s] Double Double range we’ve shown that blends can be just as interesting and complex as a single malt,” Stephanie Macleod, master blender at John Dewar & Sons told The Spirits Business this year. Consumers have voted with their money when it comes to Dewar’s blended Scotch whisky, pushing volumes up by 6.4% to reach 3 million nine‐litre cases in 2019. Consistent innovation and clever marketing have taken the brand past its 2013 volumes again, and secured Dewar’s the title of Scotch Whisky Brand Champion 2020. Adam Oakley, global vice president of Bacardi‐owned Dewar’s, says: “Dewar’s was built on innovation, including our unique ‘double‐aged’‐ for‐extra‐smoothness‐process, pioneered in 1881. “Over the past 12 months we’ve continue to marry an experimental outlook with our unique smooth mouthfeel to launch three innovations for Dewar’s.” The first of the trio was brought out in March 2019 exclusively for the global travel retail market: Dewar’s Double Double, comprising three whiskies aged for 21, 27 and 32 years that have each undergone a four‐stage maturation process. The series was supported by a four‐part short film, created in partnership with actor Tuppence Middleton, best known for her roles in The Imitation Game and Black Mirror. Dewar’s followed this with its Cask Finish Series, which started with the launch of Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth Rum Cask, created by finishing eight‐year‐old Dewar’s in ex‐rum casks. The Cask Finish Series was extended further this year with the launch of eight‐year‐old, mezcal‐cask‐finished Dewar’s Ilegal Mezcal. “Dewar’s innovation and positioning as a smooth, accessible, quality whisky has helped accelerate recruitment of new drinkers,” adds Oakley. “In the US, for example, [legal drinking age]‐34‐year‐old drinkers of Dewar’s White Label have increased threefold over the past four years. For new drinkers, reinforcing quality credentials is just as important as establishing a clear, emotional brand point of view. Double‐aging is by no means the easiest way to make a blended Scotch, but we believe in quality.” Dewar’s did well to increase volumes as it did in 2019. The overall Scotch whisky category faced its fair share of challenges last year, triggered by trade wars with the US. Total Scotch whisky exports by volume grew by 2.4% to 1.31 billion 700ml bottles in 2019, according to HMRC figures released by the Scotch Whisky Association. However, export volumes to the US dropped by 7% to 127m 700ml bottles last year because of the introduction of a 25% tariff on single malt Scotch. However, the million‐case‐selling single malt Scotch brands – The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich – delivered a solid performance in 2019. William Grant & Sons‐owned Glenfiddich continues to be the world’s leading single malt Scotch, growing sales by 9.4% in 2019 to reach 1.5m cases. And Pernod Ricard’s The Glenlivet experienced a 6.8% volume increase last year to reach 1.3m cases. *The Brand Champions data is listed to one decimal place for ease of reading, but the percentage changes are based on the full data supplied. All brand data is supplied in millions of nine-­litre cases. While Dewars was voted Brand Champion of the year, it ranks only 6th largest selling Scotch in the world... Scotch whisky (figures: million 9l case sales) BRAND OWNER 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 %+/- Johnnie Walker Diageo 17.6 17.4 18.3 18.9 18.4 -2.8% Ballantine’s Pernod Ricard 6.2 6.7 6.9 7.4 7.7 4.6% Chivas Regal Pernod Ricard 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.5 4.4 -1.1% Grant’s William Grant & Sons 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.2 -8.4% William Lawson’s Bacardi 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.3 -0.6% Dewar’s Bacardi 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.8 3.0 6.4% J&B Diageo 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.0 -6.0% Black & White Diageo 1.5 1.8 2.4 2.7 2.8 5.2% Label 5 La Martiniquaise‐Bardinet 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 3.5% Bell’s Diageo 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.9 -14.7% Buchanan’s Diageo 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 7.6% White Horse Diageo 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.8 11.5% Sir Edward’s La Martiniquaise‐Bardinet 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.8 8.0% Passport Pernod Ricard 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.2% 100 Pipers Pernod Ricard 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.0% Glenfiddich William Grant & Sons 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 9.4% Teacher’s Highland Cream Beam Suntory 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.4 31.4% Clan Campbell Pernod Ricard 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 -1.4% Vat 69 Diageo 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 -1.5% The Glenlivet Pernod Ricard 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 6.8%
  24. Greatest Movie Musicals

    AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search AFI 100 Years... series 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2008 Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals is a list of the top musicals in American cinema. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute at the Hollywood Bowl on September 3, 2006. Unlike most of the previous lists, it only includes 25 winners and was not presented in a televised program. The list[edit] # Film Year Studio 1 Singin' in the Rain 1952 MGM 2 West Side Story 1961 United Artists 3 The Wizard of Oz 1939 MGM 4 The Sound of Music 1965 20th Century Fox 5 Cabaret 1972 Allied Artists 6 Mary Poppins 1964 Disney 7 A Star Is Born 1954 Warner Bros. 8 My Fair Lady 1964 Warner Bros. 9 An American in Paris 1951 MGM 10 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 MGM 11 The King and I 1956 20th Century Fox 12 Chicago 2002 Miramax 13 42nd Street 1933 Warner Bros. 14 All That Jazz 1979 20th Century Fox 15 Top Hat 1935 RKO 16 Funny Girl 1968 Columbia 17 The Band Wagon 1953 MGM 18 Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 Warner Bros. 19 On the Town 1949 MGM 20 Grease 1978 Paramount 21 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 MGM 22 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Disney 23 Guys and Dolls 1955 MGM 24 Show Boat 1936 Universal 25 Moulin Rouge! 2001 20th Century Fox External
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