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27 October 2011
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AliJaggerMcCartney
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I like games! :D a-hard-days-night-george-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 (I guess George and Ringo do too!)

 

Ok, If you've seen the show The Great Debate, you know what I'm talking about. But if you haven't, here's what you do.

It's sorta like Vale's Q&A but what I do is I give you a choice of two things, and you choose which is better and explain why. After four or five people pick one and explain, either I or someone else will pick the next topic of debate, for example,

 

John Travolta vs. Brad Pitt

 I would give my answer and explain and four or five other people would go on with their answers.

 

OK! I think we're good on rules! Let's do this! :)

Ready?

 

Gary Glitter's Rock And Roll Part 2 vs. Queen's We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions,

Which is the better football anthem?

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
27 October 2011
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Gary Glitter should never get any exposure ever for what he did, i dont care about anything, his crimes were heinous and it would be fantastic and richly deserved if his whole lifetime legacy was promptly deleted from living memory. There are some things in life you just dont do.

Anyway on a more sedated note Queens We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions are brilliant  pieces of music which fit together perfectly, have never dated and sound great when sung by a large crowd (i think my 4 day cough has brought some annoyance to the surface. Its not a nice feeling that your lungs are going to come up through your throat, so apologies if my comments are more abrasive than normal).

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27 October 2011
2.29am
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Ali, cool idea. Hope this takes off like Q and A did. meanmistermustard, you need to pose a debate, don't you?

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
27 October 2011
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No. The debate stays on it, so more people can post on a topic. Similar, but different. I won't post at all in here after this (except if the topic is really cool).
MeanMisterMustard - I get it completely. This morning, (well, yesterday morning in the UK and by the time most will read this) I felt like crap. Guess what? I had a bloody acid tongue this morning.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
27 October 2011
5.06am
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I don't know who Gary Glitter is beyond the fact that he's a glam rocker. 

 

Queen, on the other hand- I love that band. They were fantastic performers (especially Freddie) who knew how to put on a good show, and their music is excellent as well. Those two songs in particular- even for a non-sports fan, it just really gets me in a foot-stomping-hand-clapping-with-a-crowd mood. So Queen's songs get my vote on this one. 

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27 October 2011
12.00pm
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Gary Glitter is a convicted paedophile.

 

 

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
27 October 2011
1.15pm
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They're all pretty terrible songs, but I'd probably go for the Gary Glitter one in this context (a football match). Although he's clearly an unpleasant person, I'm going on suitability for the occasion. Plus I like

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27 October 2011
3.26pm
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I'm with Joe - I don't let an individual's misdeeds prevent me from enjoying their music, assuming it's enjoyable on its own. I do draw the line at giving those individuals my money, however indirectly. Which means that I have no qualms about illegally downloading the fine early-70s works of the Charlie Daniels Band, even though Charlie's been qute the jingoistic right-wing jerk these past couple of decades. (I mean, he was always a bit of a redneck, but at least he started out as a kind of cool "whiskey, weed & women" redneck.)

I like Queen a lot (tho I hated them for years) and care not at all for football (or "soccer" as we North American ignoramuses call it) but the Glitter track - I won't call it a "song"! - strikes me as the better anthem, for its participatory crowd-pleasing chant-along nature. You can imagine it as a soundtrack to the actual game itself, whereas "We Will Rock You" sounds like the prelude to the game, and "We Are The Champions" is better suited to the winning of an actual championship, obviously.

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27 October 2011
7.37pm
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I'm not sure how it is in other countries, but here in the States, both of those songs are still played at various sporting events ad nauseum with an emphasis on nauseum. Also, the opening kickoff at a lot of (American) football games is usually accompanied by the Stones' "Start Me Up" – again ad nauseum. If I never heard any of those 3 songs again, it would be too soon.

Having said that, if someone held a knife to my throat (and they would pretty much have to), I'd pick Rock And Roll Part 2. The reason? I'd rather hear a drunken sports fan shout out only one word (HEY!) versus the lyrics to either of the other 2 songs.

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27 October 2011
10.01pm
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Or Zig, if you're in Foxborough, you can expect to hear Hell's Bells 7000 times.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
27 October 2011
11.12pm
AliJaggerMcCartney
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Alright people, topic ended! And the winner is...

 

 

Next Topic!

 

Rocky vs. Rambo?

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
27 October 2011
11.16pm
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Rocky since it reminds me of "Rocky Raccoon"a-hard-days-night-george-1 That's about all I have to say about this subject. I don't watch action movies

27 October 2011
11.21pm
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The Matrix. Also Blade Runner.

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
27 October 2011
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Rambo. Yes the films are totally overblown, completely unrealistic and the acting borders on farcical. Yes each sequal is worse than the last. But i never got into Rocky, i remember seeing one of them and being bored senseless. And he fought and beat MR T, and i was a massive A-Team fan. That didnt sit well with me.

Plus when i was like 7 i had the a-team figures and a Rambo one. I have no idea why Rambo.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
28 October 2011
11.42am
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When First Blood came out, I was nineteen and I thought it was one of the coolest movies I had ever seen. Then, as meanmistermustard said, the sequels got progressively worse. About ten years ago, I saw it listed on TV and decided to watch it again. Within minutes, I was left wondering what the heck I was thinking as a nineteen year old. Yikes!

Still, I'll choose John Rambo over Rocky Balboa simply because I liked him once and never cared for Rocky.

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31 October 2011
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AliJaggerMcCartney
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Debate over! The winner is Rambo!

 

Next topic,

 

Megan Fox or Cameron Diaz, who wins in a fight?

 

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31 October 2011
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Erm, id go for Cameron since she is older and probably has more experience in a fight. I know very very little of Megan Fox apart from her looks are greater than her acting abilities.

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31 October 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-13Megan Fox since all the men in the crowd would fight for her

31 October 2011
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Sandra Bullock.

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31 October 2011
11.46pm
AliJaggerMcCartney
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Best answer yet Mr. Sun King!

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