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  1. And 3 Doors Down, who I used to like when I was in seventh grade back in 2001-2002, and while I was a little embarrassed to still like their song "Here Without You" after all these years, now I have ANOTHER reason to be embarrassed! Oh well.
  2. The Cubs' White House visit with President Obama will be on CSPAN at 1 PM today, but there are also livestreams online. :) 

    1. DramatistDreamer


      WatchESPN livestreamed it as well. I'm not even a baseball fan and even I was touched by it. Everyone was soaking up the sentiment that was delivered by POTUS with such eloquence. It will be quite a long time before we see/hear that again.

  3. My motto since last year's election has been "Don't assume anything." I feel like it's important to keep it alive throughout this administration, too. (Not that I always followed it myself, mind you--I still wound up blind sighted by Election Night in a big way.)
  4. John Lewis' autobiography has sold out on Amazon since Trump attacked him earlier today: https://thinkprogress.org/amazon-sells-out-of-rep-john-lewis-biography-after-trump-attacks-him-af4739ce4ee4#.memlcxeiv
  5. Guess who decided to back out of performing at the inauguration after all... http://jezebel.com/jennifer-holliday-pulls-out-of-trumps-inauguration-apo-1791208969
  6. And now he's dissing John Lewis. Disgusting.
  7. The one that upset me most was 3 Doors Down. The 13 year old seventh grade girl in me who loved "Kryptonite" and "Here Without You" is devastated. Performing for Bush is one thing, but this is different. Sigh.
  8. On a much, much MUCH brighter, and much needed, note: My favorite team, the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs are coming to the White House on Monday! http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18447936/president-barack-obama-host-chicago-cubs-white-house-monday This means that, yes, they will visiting Obama, and while this may have a lot to do with his connection to Chicago (even though he's a White Sox fan--hey, nobody's perfect, lol), a lot of people think this might also be an intentional snub to Trump, too. (The Ricketts family, who owns the Cubs, actually includes members of both parties--Laura Ricketts has campaigned and donated for Obama and Hillary, and Pete Ricketts is the Republican Governor of Nebraska (his wife notably voted for Hillary, though). Tom Ricketts, meanwhile, has the unfortunate distinction of looking like Ted Cruz's long-lost twin brother). I'm pretty certain Jake Arrieta--one of their best pitchers--is a Trump supporter, but it looks like he's just going to have to get over that come Monday.
  9. Khan, your prediction about whether DAYS might be shoved aside for Megyn Kelly has been acknowledged! http://jezebel.com/days-of-our-lives-could-be-canceled-and-replaced-with-a-1790908454

    1. Khan
    2. DramatistDreamer


      Sad. I know Days has been struggling but as someone who's favorite soap (ATWT) was canceled, I empathize with the Days fans and had hoped it could hold out until the tide turned in favor of soaps again. Or at least, until things improved.

    3. MissLlanviewPA


      That's how I feel too, as someone who misses OLTL.

  10. I'll bring it back to Gabrielle (with Steve Holden being America, with the latter being spared at the last second): This, OTOH, is me since Election Day:
  11. I honestly was fine with them being friends. If anything, Viki and Larry should've been the Jo and Stu of OLTL.
  12. Yes, Frank had been there a year when Michael Storm was dropped. And I still hate how JDP got shafted. And Max still had friends like Cord, Tina, and Renee he could have visited in 2011/2012 when the show was leaving ABC; he didn't need to have a big return story or anything. I know Gary Tomlin got Larry involved a bit when Blair was pregnant with Jack. He seemed to at least care a little about Larry's existence. And sigh, Jim & Fiona. I miss them so much.
  13. Part of me feels like Larry would have continued to be treated as an important character had Judith Light stayed on the show. It feels like whatever value he had, the show felt he lost once Larry & Karen were no longer together, which is just wrong, because he was so much more than Karen's betrayed husband. WAY more. He should have been treated in the same light that Erika was treated--he was there two full years before she was, FFS.
  14. What makes me angry is how Larry Wolek's role was diminished and eventually discarded, because he had earned the role of a OLTL patriarch.
  15. Not to be too much of a Pollyanna, but if it makes you guys feel better, 2006 apparently had more dead celebrities than this year, it's just that social media wasn't the force that it is today. http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/30/entertainment/worst-year-celebrity-deaths-trnd/index.html?sr=twCNN123116worst-year-celebrity-deaths-trnd0331AMStoryLink&linkId=32901830

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    2. ~bl~


      I think it depends on what ones interests are when it comes to who passed on this year. This is the worst year IMO in a long time just in sheer numbers. If you are into the movies the worst in recent memory is 2010. That said I agree with Khan that other issues in the real world just magnify other things.

    3. MissLlanviewPA


      @Khan is it selfish or mean for me to say that I actually didn't have that bad a year on a personal level? It could have been better, but at 27 I feel like I got to do things/become more emotionally mature than I I was even a year or two ago. And as a political junkie, while my heart broke over the electoral climate this year, I still find some happiness in how Hillary broke a large part of the glass ceiling by becoming the first woman nominee for a major presidential party. I don't know if I find myself needing to be cheery when everyone else is ranting or not, but I'm trying to both stay optimistic, while also fighting when I need to. A soft exterior, tough interior, I guess. :)

      Plus, besides the Cubs' victory, I'm also happy that Guns N' Roses and the Dixie Chicks went on major tours again.


      But I'll still continue to enjoy the snark here, even if I can't always keep up. :lol: 

    4. Khan


      "is it selfish or mean for me to say that I actually didn't have that bad a year on a personal level"


      Absolutely not!  If this past year has been kind to you in ANY way, then God bless you; and I pray that He continues to bless you (and everyone else) in 2017, too.


      To be perfect and frank, 2016 wasn't all that bad for me either.  Which is to say, I'm no worse off now than I was this time a year ago.  I still have food, shelter, and clothes.  My health remains okay, and I haven't too many more loved ones.  (One person did pass away -- someone whom I regarded as an aunt -- but that's good compared to the past several years, when it seemed as if I was losing relatives every other month.)  Compared to some other folks out there, I am pretty damn lucky.  


      I'm just depressed, I think, over how the election turned out, and what it means for the direction of this country.  I said back in November '15 that Trump was going to win, but I was hoping that, for once, my fellow Americans would prove me wrong.