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Martin Starr’s Girlfriend. Martin Starr is single. He is not dating anyone currently. Martin had at least 1 relationship in the past. Martin Starr has not been previously engaged. He is the son of actress Jean St. James. According to our records, he has no children. Like many celebrities and famous people, Martin keeps his personal and love ... — Martin Starr (@MartinStarr) May 25, 2018. Martin’s Loved Ones and Short Pants. King Charles PfliegerMartin James Pflieger Schienle called, Martin Starr was created in Santa Monica, on July 30, 1982. He’s the son of a celebrity, Jean St. James and James Schienle. Martin Starr tweets about his criteria for a girlfriend on February 10, 2014 (Photo: Martin Starr's Instagram) While he might have opted to keep his dating life private, his on-screen love with Blythe Danner, who plays a longtime widow, as her boyfriend in the movie, I'll See You in My Dreams (2015), has not been hidden from people. Martin James Pflieger Schienle, widely known as, Martin Starr was born on July 30, 1982, in Santa Monica, California, US. He is the son of an actress, Jean St. James and James Schienle. His mother has more than 100 television series and movies to her credit and continues to act till today, He belongs to mixed ethnicity and follows Buddhism. Martin Starr has been in an on-screen matchup with Krysten Ritter in Veronica Mars (2014).. Martin Starr is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Actors from California and American television actors.. Contribute. Help us build our profile of Martin Starr! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions. On 30-7-1982 Martin Starr (nickname: Martin) was born in Santa Monica, California, United States. He made his 3 million dollar fortune with Veronica Mars, The Lifeguard, Oh Jo. The actor is currently single, his starsign is Leo and he is now 38 years of age. Martin Starr's Relationship Status: Is He Dating Someone? American actor Martin Starr who rose to prominence as Bill Haverchuck on the short-lived comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks became fans favorite overnight. His perfect acting skill and charming personality made everyone fall for him. Well, there's a question in everyone's mind, is the star ...

What We know About Cobra Kai Season 3

2020.09.09 18:04 TvReal173 What We know About Cobra Kai Season 3

Cobra Kai started out as a YouTube series , but its popularity really exploded when it hit Netflix with its first two seasons set over 30 years after the events of the first Karate Kid movie in which Daniel LaRusso beat Johnny Lawrence. , he stole the girlfriend and her dignity in that karate tournament in town.
Movie fans don't always have a chance to see what happened to their favorite characters after the movies, but someone knew that was a common fantasy and they decided to create Cobra Kai , bringing back William Zabka and Ralph Macchio with a new one. story that reveals a little more about the lives of these enemies and what happened to them after the tournament.
In the first and second seasons of Cobra Kai , we can see a Johnny Lawrence trying to regain control of his life, while Daniel LaRusso is a successful businessman who, despite the fact that his fight with Johnny was years ago, seems to still cling to his enmity and attempts to block his attempts to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo where he spent years training as a child.
Daniel fails to achieve his plan and Johnny becomes the teacher of a new group of teenagers preparing to participate in the tournament that has been going on for decades, and the two begin a professional and personal journey that changes their lives again. . The story is full of nostalgia and memories of other times, and that helped it become one of the most watched series on Netflix , and apparently the streaming giant had a lot of faith in it because, although they have not confirmed a date for the third season, they already released a small preview that practically confirms it and announces the return of an old character.

What is the third season of Cobra Kai about?

"Mr. Miyagui treated me like a son. He never kept anything from me," says Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio). "Are you sure about that?", Responds a mysterious character that we cannot see, but that many believe could be Chozen Toguchi (Sato's nephew, Miyagi's old enemy), and that Daniel prepares to return to Okinawa, where he traveled with Miyagi in the second Karate Kid movie.
On his first trip to Okinawa , Daniel accompanies Miyagi to deal with the death of his father, and it is there that he learns the true power and value of karate that his teacher taught him. This is where Miyagi "defeats" his enemy without using force and this is where Daniel could have the growth he needs.
It is clear that Miyagi had some secrets and that Daniel has yet to discover them, but if he returns to Okinawa, does that mean that we will see Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita), Daniel's "girlfriend" during the trip?

Can we see Ali in season 3?

One of the big rumors of the third season ensures that Ali (Elisabeth Shue), Daniel's girlfriend in the first movies, will return in the third part of Cobra Kai.
One of the clues is at the end of the second season, where you can see that Johnny receives a notification on his phone in which Ali sent him a friend request, which has fans thinking that the two are going to have one. reunion in real life, which would be the first time they have been together in three decades.
On the other hand, both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka have mentioned that Ali could make an appearance in the third season.
Zabka told PopCulture.com: "Yeah, there is no secret that they talk about it. I think he reached out to her and hopefully there could be a couple of places with her where she is open to the possibility, and that's all I know. "
Macchio , meanwhile, hinted at the addition: "They certainly reached out [to her] and questioned it. We know she really enjoyed the series and sees the quality of the show. So yeah, I think the door is open for something there." "
Elisabeth Shue herself (who appeared in the first season of The Boys) said that she is not closed to the idea of ​​appearing in the series. When asked in her Boys co-star Anthony Starr's interview if she had been offered a role on the show, she nodded.
Finally, fans say that Ali could be Tory's mom, who was introduced in season two as "Tory with a y", which is a clear reference to when Ali is introduced as "Ali with an i" in The Karate Kid. .

When does the third season premiere?

For now there is no official date, but Netflix confirmed that the story is not over, so we could see new chapters sometime in 2021.

Who are coming back?

Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are pretty much confirmed (as are their sons), plus it's clear that we haven't seen the last of John Kreese (Martin Kove) yet, but, if season three actually includes a trip to Okinawa (and would make a lot of sense), we could also see Yukie (Nobu McCarthy), Miyagi's great love, Kumiko, and even Chozen (Yuji Okumoto), who still has unfinished business with Daniel.
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2020.08.09 18:00 apathymonger [Relisten] Comedy Bang Bang Relisten: Episode #342 - A Silicon Valley P-Cast (Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, with Paul F. Tompkins as Jarles)

The stars of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, and Martin Starr share some spoilers from both the first and the upcoming second season season of their show on today’s Comedy Bing! Bong! They also talk about the history of TV before being joined by Jarles, yet another star of Silicon Valley. The guys hunt for treasure, play one of their jam sesh songs, and talk to Silicon Valley super-fan Joey Tortellini. It’s a sweet p-cast you won’t want to miss!
Original air date: March 30, 2015
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/comedy-bang-bang-the-podcast-55056/e/45739590
2015 Reddit Thread: https://www.reddit.com/Earwolf/comments/30s8sz/a_silicon_valley_pcast_episode_342_of_comedy_bang/
Photos: https://www.earwolf.com/episode/a-silicon-valley-p-cast/
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2020.06.30 18:46 wm_1176 Official Rewatch Discussion Thread: Season 1, Episode 18: Fancyman Pt. 2

Episode Description: Jess's first date with Russell ended with a pat on the back. The second date ends abruptly. He explains he is out of dating practice. Nick's friend visits and helps him get over Julia. Winston finds out about Schmidt & CeCe.
Date Aired: March 27, 2012
Directed by: Matt Shakman
Written by: Elizabeth Meriwether
Run Time: 21 Minutes & 50 Seconds
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Episode Trivia:
- In this episode, Schmidt refers to the movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Jake Johnson plays Jesus in the movie's sequel A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011).
- Martin Starr, who is a guest actor in this episode is a regular on the show "Party Down", just like another guest star, Lizzy Caplan.
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2020.06.12 05:52 klsi832 Beers and Weirs Blu-ray commentary with Judd Apatow, Linda Cardellini, Paul Feig (hey you ever think about how similar Feig and Weir are?) Jake Kasdan, Jason Segel and J. Elvis Weinstein

(The guy who plays Stroker has only ever been in this and Orange County)
(Jason and Linda used to date in real life, I think they met on Dead Man on Campus, that scene from Forgetting Sarah Marshall where he's naked and his gf comes over to break up with him was based on her)
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2020.05.04 00:00 pterodaktyl4 Nascar Drivers Anagrammed!

We're all stuck in a house, so I decided to make all the anagrams for the drivers. I used this site. There's probably better, but it's all in good fun.
The only rule is I can't use names that are already used or 1 letter difference with the exception of Quin Houff (Qu) and Jimmie Johnson. (Bell can't be Bell; Ray Black can't be Black Ray)
NASCAR CUP SERIES INSECURE CRAP ASS
Aric Almirola Racial Oil Arm
Christopher Bell Help Rich Lobster
Ryan Blaney Lean By Yarn
Alex Bowman A Blown Exam
Clint Bowyer Only Wet Crib
Chris Buescher Beers Is Church
Kyle Busch Shy Buckle
Kurt Busch Truck Hubs
William Byron My Ill Rainbow
Cole Custer Erect Locus
Matt DiBenedetto To Attend Bedtime
Austin Dillon Laid No Insult
Ty Dillon Tiny Doll
Chase Elliott Leach Toilets
Chad Finchum Ham Chic Fund
Joey Gase Go See Jay
Denny Hamlin My Linen Hand
Kevin Harvick Heck Viva Rink
Timmy Hill Hit My Mill
Quin Houff In Huff Quo
Jimmie Johnson Johns Join Mime
Erik Jones Noise Jerk
Matt Kenseth The Mask Tent
Brad Keselowski Broke Sidewalks
Corey LaJoie A Recoil Joey
Joey Logano Enjoy A Logo
Michael McDowell Call Him Welcomed
John Hunter Nemechek He Nut Joker Henchmen
Ryan Newman Yawn Manner
Brennan Poole Enable No Porn
Ryan Preece Near Creepy
Tyler Reddick Tickled Dryer
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Here Run Joysticks
Daniel Suarez A Land Seizure
Martin Truex Jr. Jinx Turret Ram
Bubba Wallace A Wall Cub Babe
JJ Yeley N/A


XFINITY SERIES EXIT FIERY SINS
Anthony Alfredo Nylon Afro Death
Justin Allgaier Tag All Injuries
Michael Annett Machine Talent
Ray Black Jr Balk Cry Jar
Chase Briscoe Aerobic Chess
Brandon Brown Down Born Barn
Harrison Burton Iron Nut Harbors
Ross Chastain An Ostrich Ass
Austin Cindric Rustic Inn Acid
Jeremy Clements Eject Sly Mermen
Joe Graf Jr. Jog Ref Jar
Noah Gragson Go On Hangars
Kaz Grala A Zag Lark
Justin Haley He Insult Jay
Mike Harmon A Honk Mimer
Riley Herbst She Terribly
Brandon Jones No Nerd Banjos
Justin Little Still See Jet
Tommy Joe Martins Majority Moments
Vinnie Miller In Evil Merlin
Matt Mills N/A
Ryan Sieg A Syringe
Myatt Snider Army Dentist
David Starr N/A
Josh Williams I Show Ill Jams


GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES OUR GROSS SIDETRACKED TURNOVER
Jordan Anderson Darn Jean Donors
Tyler Ankrum Murky Rental
Spencer Boyd Creepy Bonds
Jennifer Jo Cobb Nice Job Fern Job
Matt Crafton Not Tram Fact
Sheldon Creed Chord Needles
Christian Eckes I Race Thickness
Grant Enfinger Regret Fanning
Tate Fogleman Got Tan Female
Stewart Friesen SWAT Interferes
Todd Gilliland Lid Doll Dating
Tanner Gray Rate Granny
Austin Hill Hail Insult
Derek Kraus Us Reek Dark
Raphael Lessard A Helpless Radar
Ty Majeski Aim Jet Sky
Brett Moffitt N/A
Ben Rhodes Herbs Done
Angela Ruch Launch Gear
Johnny Sauter No Jay Hunters
Zane Smith Mazes Hint
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2020.04.10 19:14 Adabn 50 years ago today, the Beatles broke up.

Okay, so what actually happened 50 years ago today - April 10, 1970 - wasn't that the Fab Four released a statement officially saying "We're calling it a day", but it's pretty close. Of course, they had pretty much ceased working as a band (in fact, John Lennon had actually left in September 1969, but the others urged him to keep it a secret) and the breakup was at this point inevitable, but it was today that the general public finally realized the Beatles would no longer go on.
In late 1969, tiring and despairing of the tension and disputes with his bandmates and their new manager Allen Klein, Paul McCartney had sought sanctuary with Linda Eastman, his wife of a few months, at their farm on the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland (which, some years later, he would immortalize in a song). Drunk, distraught, and struggling to come to terms with his band falling apart, McCartney relied on Linda's support and encouragement throughout this period, and realized that the time had come for him to a consider a future beyond the Beatles.
Returning to London towards the end of the year, McCartney promptly began work on his first, self-titled solo album. Work on the album continued into February and March 1970, but it would not be the only album commanding McCartney's attention. For more than a year by now, the Beatles had been working on their Get Back project. Renamed Let It Be early in 1970, the film had been completed but the accompanying album was still being mixed. McCartney returned to the studio with bandmates George Harrison and Ringo Starr to record the Harrison-penned "I Me Mine" on January 3, 1970; until the Anthology sessions 24 years later, it would be the last new song recorded by the Beatles, although not the very last recording session, as there would still be overdubs for the album's tracks.
By March 1970, the Let It Be film and album were yet to be released and distributor United Artists was threatening legal action. Phil Spector, one of the most famous producers of the time, was brought in to work on the tapes and prepare them for release. With his own solo album completed, McCartney and Neil Aspinall, longtime friend and executive at the Beatles' own Apple Records, agreed that the McCartney album would be released in mid-April. Eventually it was decided to release the album on April 17.
Spector continued work on the Let It Be album, and by the end of the month it was clear that the album was nearly complete and could be released on April 28, the date of the film's premiere. Concerned that McCartney's solo album would distract from Let It Be, Lennon (still involved in the band's business affairs) and Harrison wrote to McCartney on March 31, informing him that they had instructed EMI, Apple's parent label, to delay the release of his solo album to June.
Starr personally delivered the letter to McCartney's London residence on Cavendish Avenue, and was immediately met with rage - "I'll finish you now! You'll pay!" - before being ordered to leave. McCartney would later say that the fact he had not been involved in the decision to delay the release of his own album, along with his dissatisfaction with Spector's mix of the Let It Be album (especially the now-embellished "The Long and Winding Road", complete with choral and orchestral overdubs of which McCartney disapproved), contributed to his decision to announce his departure from the band. (In the end, the others backed down and McCartney would still be released on April 17, with the Let It Be album moved to May 8 and the film premiering on May 13.)
On April 9, McCartney issued a press release in the form of a Q&A (with questions written by himself and the band's press officer Derek Taylor) to British journalists, along with advance copies of his solo album. McCartney did not explicitly state that he was leaving the band or that the band had broken up, but the Q&A heavily implied both these things.
"Did you miss the other Beatles and George Martin? Was there a moment when you thought, 'I wish Ringo were here for this break?'" / "No."
"Are you planning a new album or single with the Beatles?" / "No."
"Do you foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney becomes an active songwriting partnership again?" / "No."
The message was clear; the next day, on April 10, the Daily Mirror led with the headline "PAUL IS QUITTING THE BEATLES", echoed by newspapers and radio and television stations across the world. Fans and reporters gathered in droves before Apple's offices at 3 Saville Row, London, trying to make sense of and come to terms with the fact that one of the two principal songwriters of the world's biggest band had no intention and saw no future of working with the band.
The breakup process would not end there; by the end of the year McCartney would take his former bandmates to court to dissolve the band's legal partnership. But 50 years ago today, on April 10, 1970, as the news broke that Paul McCartney had, for all intents and purposes, left the band he had been part of for more than a decade, the truth had become clear to everyone. The four-headed monster, as Mick Jagger called them, had toppled over. The Beatles had broken up.
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2020.03.12 16:59 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Nov. 2, 1987

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
FUTURE YEARS ARCHIVE:
The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by daprice82
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4-13-1987 4-20-1987 4-27-1987 5-4-1987
5-11-1987 5-18-1987 5-25-1987 6-1-1987
6-8-1987 6-15-1987 6-22-1987 6-29-1987
7-6-1987 7-13-1987 7-20-1987 7-27-1987
8-3-1987 8-10-1987 8-17-1987 8-24-1987
8-31-1987 9-7-1987 9-14-1987 9-21-1987
9-28-1987 10-5-1987 10-12-1987 10-19-1987
10-26-1987 - - -
Rewinder note: I won't be posting any rewinds next week. It's my university's spring break, but with the whole COVID-19 situation I have to use the time to convert all my classes into online courses, so I won't be on reddit much and won't be able to do posts. We'll resume Tuesday the 24th.
  • With all the Starrcade/Survivor Series coverage, there hasn’t been a lot of space to devote to the annual Japanese tag team tournaments occurring in late Novembeearly December. New Japan will start the Japan Cup tournament on November 9, with the finals on December 7 in Osaka. There will be a round robin format with points (5 for pin or submission victory, 4 for a win via dq or countout, 2 for a draw, 0 for any kind of loss or a double dq). Last year they made it so any match that ended in a double countout had to be restarted and fought to a finish. The only foreign teams to be invited are Ron Starr & Ron Ritchie and Dick Murdoch & Scott Hall. The only other announced team is Mr. Pogo & Kendo Nagasaki. Dave figures a list of possible pairs and speculates this will be the most stacked tag team tournament in Japanese history. All Japan, meanwhile, has their Real World Tag League opening on November 21 and concluding on December 11. This will also be a round robin, but no matter how you win you get 2 points for winning, while a draw or double count out gets 1 point, and a loss or double disqualification gets 0 points. This tournament won’t have the winners go on to a championship match like New Japan’s, but the tournament looks very predictable and the moment the bracket is announced it should be easy to figure out what the finals are and make a solid prediction of the eventual champion. Foreign teams will include Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy, Bruiser Brody & Col. DeBeers, the Funks, Abdullah the Butchet & TNT, the Youngbloods, and Tom Zenk & Terminator. The Japanese teams are not definite, but PWF World Tag champs Tenryu and Hara are definite. Jimmy Snuka was supposed to team with Brody, but looks like he’ll be touring New Zealand during this period instead. Both of these tournaments are part of what is traditionally the hottest time of year for business in Japan.
  • In addition to Starrcade and Survivor Series, AWA and WCCW will also be holding Thanksgiving events. World Class’s annual Thanksgiving show will be at Reunion Arena in Dallas and AWA will have a big show at the Minneapolis Auditorium. Dave expects some changes to the New Orleans and Greensboro cards for Starrcade, and Starrcade has reached availability for about 10% of the number of homes Survivor Series will be available in. With Starrcade set to start at 5:00 pm Eastern and Survivor Series set to start at 7:30 pm, Starrcade has to end before Survivor Series starts. Survivor Series needs to end by 9:45 pm for an encore broadcast at 10 pm, but the problem for WWF may be stretching a four match show to last that long. Even with all the hype, Dave thinks WWF will be lucky to do a quarter the ppv business of Wrestlemania (which would still be $2.5 million, so a very good amount). Realistically, JCP can expect optimistically around $400,000 gross for ppv, which would probably not be terribly profitable. Last year, with closed-circuit and live gates, Starrcade grossed over $900,000, and even with double the closed-circuit locations it doesn’t look like it’ll be easy for JCP to exceed that.
  • It looks like WWF and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission could be gearing up for a fight. WWF is behind the recent movement to deregulate pro wrestling in Pennsylvania, and it looks like the commission is retaliating by decreeing that all referees and ring announcers for wrestling shows must be provided by the commission. Previously, both WWF and JCP would use commission referees, but guys like Mel Phillips and Howard Finkel would do ring announcing and referees employed by the promotions would handle main events. The October 10 WWF show at the Spectrum was not approved by the commission until October 6, and according to Linda McMahon, the commission at one point made a threat that state police would close the event if it proceeded without state sanction. The commission had denied approval to WWF with a claim that WWF “hadn’t responded to letters requesting information about television broadcast revenues” and that, upon receipt of the information they gave approval. In McMahon’s statement, she said from a WWF perspective, state regulation is simply no longer appropriate. The commission argues deregulation would turn pro wrestling into blade city and cost local jobs, and that the very nature of pro wrestling makes regulation necessary. The first show to be affected by all this was the October 24 NWA show in Philadelphia during the Ric FlaiNikita Koloff main event. Commission referee Dick Kroll refereed his fourth match in a row during the thirty minute main event (and two of the earlier matches had gotten quite wild and necessitated he run around quite a bit) and completely screwed up the finish. Fans report he was obviously exhausted by the end of the match, which saw Koloff get disqualified for flipping Flair over the top ropes. Kroll raised Nikita’s hand three times while telling ringside officials that Flair was the winner, which may not sound that bad on paper but fans say it was pretty awful in person.
  • Gill Cable out of San Jose will be carrying Starrcade live on Thanksgiving afternoon. Dave is organizing a watch party “for those of you wishing to alienate your families for life.”
  • The top rumor in wrestling is the possible merger or buyout of AWA and Memphis. Negotiations have taken place that, if concluded, would give Jerry Jarrett control of the ESPN tv slot, which would probably be the best news in the western hemisphere for a lot of fans. No verified reports have come in yet that any deal has been completed, though.
  • Dave expects to have to wait another week for the full story, but basically UWF is on life support as a circuit and the Crocketts are about ready to pull the plug. They may keep the name around for unification matches, but Dave believes we are no more than a few weeks out from the termination of the circuit as even a semi-separate entity. Most of the low-card UWF guys were let go effective the first week of November, though there are conflicting reports on names right now. What Dave does know is that all the prelim guys, with the possible exception of Road Warrior Animal’s brother Terminator, will be gone by Starrcade. Eddie Gilbert is out as booker, but remains as a wrestler. Expect more names gone soon.
  • It’s official - the second NWA ppv will be on January 24, 1988, out of Nassau Coliseum and will be the finals of the Bunkhouse Stampede. It will feature all the wrestlers who win the Stampedes in December and early January, and Dave guesses another big unification match will be featured as well.
  • A note on Wilbur in NWA/Crockett. They’ve got him doing a farm boy hick gimmick and are billing him from Hayward, California. Hayward isn’t exactly Mud Lick, Kentucky. It’s a San Francisco suburb and not remotely agricultural. Dave says they should have at least made him from Turlock.
  • Numerous departures from Memphis: Brickhouse Brown, Don Pass, Pat Tanaka, Paul Diamond, The Nasty Boys, and Tracy Smothers. Brown and the Nasty Boys were expected. Brown got heat, but couldn’t translate that into drawing power. Meanwhile, Dave says the “Nasty Boys wrestled more like Nasty Girls.” Smothers had been planning to leave for a while to go to Alabama and re-form his team with Steve Armstrong (who just left Alabama). Tanaka had a disagreement with management. No idea what happened with Bass and Diamond, but Diamond and Tanaka could make a promotion some good money as a mid-card tag team.
  • Hector Guerrero and Dr. Diablo (Carl Styles under a mask) won the AWA Tag Team Titles from Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler on October 19. Dave thinks something fishy’s happening, because he doesn’t think AWA management knew this was going to happen given how they’re billing Lawler and Dundee defending against the Midnight Express (the AWA Midnight Express with Paul. E. Dangerously) on ESPN on October 30. Maybe Lawler and Dundee will regain the belts on the 26th of October in Memphis in the rematch, Dave muses. Dave muses correctly.
Hector Guerrero and Dr. D give a promo ahead of their tag title match
  • Rocky Johnson is still around in Memphis, but he doesn’t appear on television and only works the openers.
  • World Class may be attempting to kill itself by booking dates all around the country. They’ve got a December 10 show in Chicago just a couple weeks after Starrcade; November 14 at the Sam Houston Coliseum (if Hulk vs. DiBiase can’t draw 4,000 here, Flair vs. Windham can’t draw 2,000, what the hell can Al Perez draw?); dates in Birmingham; Hollywood, Florida; St. Louis; and at the Omni in Atlanta. The Omni show is billed with Perez vs. Matt Borne for the WCCW Title in the headliner. They’re also advertising Bruiser Brody (who will be in Japan and won’t make the show) vs. Iron Sheik. They also happen to be booking Mil Mascaras for the show, though they’re billing him as Mils Mascaras and after being around 23 years and being a legend for most of those years you’d think they could spell his name right.
  • WCCW’s October 17 Cotton Bowl show drew 3,700 fans (out of 80,000 seats) and $48,000. At least Kerry, during his brief run-ins lately, has moved well and shown no signs of problems. On the flip side, wrestling a regular schedule doesn’t seem like the best idea for him, and he may be risking a lot for the sake of ego and fan support. Dave understands that a guy’s gotta eat, but it’s another thing to build the promotion around him and prime him for a World Title run when working full time could make a big setback more likely than not.
  • WWF is suing Tom Zenk for $100,000 for breach of contract.
  • Several weeks back in Boston the Davey Boy Smith/Hercules Hernandez match ended abruptly because Davey Boy separated his shoulder. It caused him to miss about a week.
  • No confirmation, but rumors are flying that Wrestlemania IV will be at the Superdome in New Orleans. Guess McMahon isn’t afraid of a challenge, considering New Orleans is where Orndorff and Hogan only drew 2,000 in the midst of their feud where they were selling out everywhere else.
  • Leilani Kai and Judy Martin have bleached their hair, taken on Jimmy Hart as a manager, and been renamed the Glamour Girls. Dave says he’s going to make no wisecracks here so you have to guess what he’s going to say. If you’re wondering, Dave’s nickname for them going forward will be the Glamour Ghouls.
  • Chigusa Nagayo beat Yukari Omori to capture the WWWA World Title in All Japan Women on October 20. The death match lasted 18 minutes and saw Nagayo also put up her All-Pacific title. After the match, three-time World judo champion and former UWA Women’s World Champion Shinobu Kandori (whose multiple retirements this year you can read about in previous rewinds) came out and challenged Nagayo. On the same show, Bull Nakano and Condor Saito beat the New Yorkers (Yumi Orgura and Kazue Nagahori) for the WWWA World Tag Titles.
  • [AJW] Devil Masami will have her retirement match on December 16, challenging Nagayo for the World Title. Masami just turned 26 and has thus come up against All Japan Women’s mandatory retirement age and is being forced to leave the group. If she can get booked in North America, Dave expects her to start working for Stampede or WWF beginning in March.
  • [All Japan] Yoshiaki Yatsu will return to team with Jumbo Tsuruta to challenge the Road Warriors on October 30 and 31.
  • Dave saw Brody’s appearance in All Japan on October 6. Brody was in for maybe a minute during the middle of a six-man tag match, and he threw some nasty kicks at Tiger Mask II . Tiger kicked back a few times, but Brody caught his foot and blocked, and Dave says it was a total shoot for the brief minute. Brody also kicked Takagi so hard for a shoot that Takagi went down like he took a bullet.
  • [NJPW] The Choshu/Fujinami team broke up on October 19 after beating Inoki and Keiichi Yamada. The match lasted only a bit over a minute and ended with Choshu lariating Yamada. Inoki then challenged the two to a handicap match and got destroyed for four minutes until the two started their break up angle due to ego issues. Fujinami had Inoki pinned, but Choshu pulled him off because he wanted to beat Inoki. Then he had Inoki in the scorpion deathlock, and Fujinami punched him to break the hold. So now we have Choshu (with Super Strong Machine) vs. Fujinami (with Kengo Kimura) as a new feud.
  • [NJPW] Dave finally saw a tape of the Inoki/Saito jungle match and understands the ratings issues. The idea was good, but two hours of restholds and no noise is nobody’s idea of entertainment. Lots of blood, but that didn’t help. Dave figures most people just fell asleep, because he fell asleep several times watching the match. It’s a big shame that New Japan put such a poor show up for their attempt to put on a big show, because they stood to make a lot of new fans if the show had been good. Before the Choshu/Fujinami match on that show, they showed clips from 1983 of Choshu pinning Fujinami, submitting Maeda, and getting pinned by Inoki, so great job killing your angles.
  • Chris Benoit and Hiroshi Hase are leaving Stampede following the October 23 show to go be in New Japan’s tag tournament.
  • Once again, Dave goes over award categories. For Most Unimproved, this is for those who have fallen farthest over the past year and no longer live up to their reputation. Dave thinks Butch Reed seems an obvious choice, maybe Buddy Landel or George Takano. Terry Gordy started the year as a top five guy but he’s nowhere near that now. Yoshiaki Yatsu and Dynamite Kid are also possible choices. For Rookie of the Year, Dave defines a rookie as someone who started full-time for a major promotion after September 1, 1986. Brian Pillman and Biff Wellington are obvious picks - Pillman is an outstanding athlete, and while Wellington is a job guy he makes very few mistakes, takes solid bumps, and does his moves well. For third, Dave picks Shane Douglas. For Worst Television Show, Dave thinks Deep South and Central States are the ones clearly competing based on production values. Central States has such horrible lighting that when Rufus Jones wrestles, his opponent looks to be wrestling an invisible man. On the flip side, World Class has good production but bad wrestling, but worst of all it has bad announcing, Fritz’s Corner, and so much self-righteous fellating of the Von Erich family that it can’t be anything but Dave’s pick for worst. The poem for Mike Von Erich during the Texas Stadium show earlier in the year just cements it.
  • The Midnight Rockers are gone from Alabama. They had a pretty good non-title win against the Russians (then-AWA Tag Champions) and were apparently being set up for a series of tag title matches, but that seems to have fallen through (plus the Rockers are gone anyway). One thing that bugs Dave is that every Rockers tv match has Gordon Solie bringing up an “interesting story” about Shawn Michaels’ background, but never completing the story because “we don’t have time to go into it here.” Every time, either the action picks up or a guest commentator interrupts, and Gordon never returns to the point. This past week, he made it just a little farther and now we know the story is from when Shawn was three years old, but now that the Rockers are gone we’ll never know what it was.
  • [Alabama] The Bullet lost the Alabama Championship to Tony Anthony. Anthony’s valet (who has no name) used some “S&M accoutriments” [sic] and hit the Bullet with them, leading to him being counted out. There’s a belief that wrestling fans come to see sex and violence, but when promotions get hot it’s kids and teens who make up the biggest audience gains. Dave just doesn’t get why do something like this which would turn off parents and have them keep the kids home. Judging by how low the attendance is in Birmingham, Continental could use all the extra fans they could get.
  • Dave Manning ran a tour in Israel that ended this past week, but he and Lance Von Erich weren’t allowed to leave the country. Dave’s heard a lot of stories, but the consistent story across accounts is Manning had some kind of incident on a previous tour he had managed for World Class, and that they are being held in relation to that.
  • World Class had the worst attempt at a body slam Dave’s seen in the past three years recently. Kerry Von Erich was supposed to slam Ted Arcidi, but either Kerry couldn’t support his weight or Arcidi has the worst timing ever. Ted jumped three times into the slam before Kerry was ready and it looked awful. It really says something about WCCW that they're pushing Kerry to keep going. The previous worst body slam Dave had seen was Pirata Morgan climbing up Giant Baba’s shoulders, turning around, and falling to take the bump.
  • Japanese comedian Takeshi Kitano is apparently wanting to start his own promotion. Reports have Masahiro Saito joining him and booking American wrestlers for him. Kitano is very famous in Japan and could get the money and tv time for his promotion if he wants.
  • Akira Taue makes his All Japan debut on November 7.
  • Chris Benoit will wrestle in Japan under the name Dynamite Chris.
  • Roddy Piper has the lead role in upcoming movie *Hell Comes to Frogtown.
Watch: trailer for Hell Comes to Frogtown
NEXT ISSUE: Ted DiBiase injured, a fan attacks One Man Gang, Starrcade advertising woes, Survivor Series changes, and more
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2020.03.03 17:33 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Oct. 12, 1987

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
FUTURE YEARS ARCHIVE:
The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by daprice82
1-5-1987 1-12-1987 1-18-1987 2-2-1987
2-9-1987 2-16-1987 2-23-1987 3-2-1987
3-9-1987 3-16-1987 3-23-1987 4-6-1987
4-13-1987 4-20-1987 4-27-1987 5-4-1987
5-11-1987 5-18-1987 5-25-1987 6-1-1987
6-8-1987 6-15-1987 6-22-1987 6-29-1987
7-6-1987 7-13-1987 7-20-1987 7-27-1987
8-3-1987 8-10-1987 8-17-1987 8-24-1987
8-31-1987 9-7-1987 9-14-1987 9-21-1987
9-28-1987 10-5-1987 - -
  • The Megapowers? Looks like things are heating up. We’re about seven weeks to go until Thanksgiving, and WWF and JCP are now not only trading blows on tv but in the lawyers’ offices as well. The Megapowers name is yet another barb at Dusty. First they named Virgil after him, and now they’ve done a take off Dusty’s own name for his team with Nikita Koloff the Superpowers. Dusty had some things to say this weekend on WTBS about Survivor Series. As for the lawyer front, an article in the September 21 issue of Multi Channel News says that attorneys for Crockett’s syndicated package have sent written request to WWF asking them to drop the clause in their cable contracts which prohibits them from “promoting, marketing, advertising or presenting any other wrestling event 60 days prior to or 21 days after a WWF event.” WWF’s Vice President in the office that handles pay-per-view, James Troy, says it’s a necessary clause to prevent confusion in the marketplace and that WWF will not waive the clause to accommodate Starrcade.
  • So what’s all the stuff about ppv mean? Well, WWF has deals with around 280 cable companies for ppv for Survivor Series and Crockett has less than 10. Moving Starrcade to late afternoon so cable companies could air both shows without them conflicting has been basically for nothing. The success of Wrestlemania III means WWF has significant clout with ppv companies, and the clause is aimed squarely at hamstringing JCP and Starrcade. WWF has also offered better deals regarding Wrestlemania IV for companies that pick up Survivor Series. So if this is a chess game, WWF just called check and JCP is going to need a big move to avoid checkmate. Internally, there’s got to be no way JCP folks can hide themselves from the fact that Starrcade will not be the success they were expecting it to be all year. Dave doesn’t, however, see them changing any current plans or making a big move just yet. They’re determined to get on ppv, and Starrcade will even if these factors mean it’s a small debut. But Crockett has plans for more major ppv events in 1988, so Starrcade will at least be a dry run. Based on Wrestlemania’s current placement in late march, JCP will have to place their next ppv event before January 27. It will be interesting to see if WWF tries to interfere there (interfere they will - this is going to lead to the Royal Rumble being placed on USA against JCP’s second attempt at a ppv).
  • Plans for Survivor Series have been finalized. It’ll be at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, starting at 7:30 pm local time. The main event, already announced, will be the Hogan/Orndorff/Patera/Graham/Bigelow vs. Andre/Butch Reed/Bundy/Rude/One Man Gang Survivor Series elimination match. Another Survivor Series elimination match will have Randy Savage captaining a team of babyfaces (Dave guesses JYD, Billy Jack Haynes, a freshly recovered Brutus Beefcake, and Hillbilly Jim) vs. Honkeytonk Man and his team of heels (Dave guesses Ted DiBiase, Harley Race, Killer Khan, and Hercules Hernandez). A third Survivor Series elimination match, comprising ten teams will feature Martel & Santana/Killer Bees/Rougeaus/Powers & Roma/Bulldogs vs. Harts/Valentine & Bravo/Demolition/Islanders/a team to be announced which Dave speculates will be Volkoff and Boris Zhukov). Not clear how the specifics will work, but Dave expects elimination of one member of a team to eliminate the whole team. Lastly, there will be a 10-woman Survivor Series match featuring Moolah and her face team of Debbie Combs (what a pairing, given their history) and Velvet McIntyre plus two more vs. Sherri Martel and her heel team of Leilani Kai, Judy Martin, and two more. Dave thinks they should call the show the Confusion Series because nobody will be able to keep things straight, but it’s definitely a success given how much they’ve maimed Starrcade.
  • Starrcade is being nicknamed Chitown Heat this year. JCP probably feels they can easily sell out the 10,300 seats at the Pavilion for the live show, but the 4 pm start time makes Dave think they shouldn’t be so sure. WWF’s Wrestling classic fell 4000 shy of a sellout in Chicago, and Wrestlemania 2 had William “Refrigerator” Perry (who was at that point a local superhero) in a battle royal and only half filled the Rosemont Horizon for their portion of the show. Starrcade’s card is still a secret and there haven’t been any leaks, but Dave says it’s not that hard to guess some of the matches. Gavin defends against Flair, Lex vs. Dusty, and Terry Taylor vs. Nikita Koloff to unite the NWA and UWF tv titles have all been pushed pretty obviously, and this weekend’s UWF tv show has started pushing what will likely be a Steve Williams defense against Barry Windham. Some, if not all, of those will have stipulations, plus other gimmick matches to be announced. Tickets for Starrcade become available on October 12.
  • The NWA World Title change last week isn’t the big deal in Dave’s mind that a lot of folks are treating it as. For one thing, the NWA world title isn’t by itself a big draw, and whatever drawing power it’s had of late comes from being attached to Ric Flair. This becomes obvious when you get out of the Carolinas, because it’s the Road Warriors and not Flair who is the biggest draw for Crockett. Garvin will absolutely not be a draw as champion except against Flair, and if he holds it for any significant length of time Dusty should be committed to an institution and Dave will be shocked. Dave doesn’t think they’re counting on Garvin to be a draw, though, so if he can or can’t is moot. The only way Dave sees the NWA becoming meaningful and having drawing power by itself is through a combination of factors. They’d need to get rid of every other singles title in the company except one. More titles means each title means less overall, and JCP has so many only hardcore fans try to keep up or care about them. They’d have to put the title on a charismatic babyface who can get into long feuds while ultimately winning against his challengers. So not Garvin, as he has the charisma of a rock. Sounds like Hogan? That’s because Hogan is what works in today’s market and a heel champ who scrapes by and never wins, pretty much surviving on ref bumps and fuck finishes, does not. They’d need to treat the title and everything about it as if it were front page news. They way they handled airing the title change downgraded an already too downgraded title. Four of the five shows in Crockett’s syndicated package didn’t even mention the title change, and half the country still doesn’t get cable (and WTBS ratings aren’t worthy of bragging about). These shows were taped before the title change for airing this past weekend, but they should have left a “hole” in the show like last weekend’s WTBS show did for the title change itself in order to at least edit in something about it. When the big title changes hands, Dave says you should open your show with the news and show clips right away.
  • In Puerto Rico they had one of the biggest wrestling spectaculars of all time on September 20. It was like Wrestlemania 2 with three buildings booked (Bayamon Stadium in San Juan, as well as indoor venues in Ponce and Mayaguez). The show had twelve matches (four live from each site) and satellite feeds on the big screen to show the matches from the other sites. All three locations sold out and they had to turn people away, netting an attendance of about 42,000 and a total gate near $400,000. The show went from 7:15 pm to nearly 1 am local time. Dave doesn’t have complete results, but Carlos Colon beat Hercules Ayala in a barbed wire cage match to regain the WWC Universal Title, Brody beat Abdullah the Butcher in a dog collar match, the Road Warriors and the Funks went to a double disqualification, Tony Atlas pinned Iron Sheik, and Invader #1 (fuck Invader #1) beat Chicky Starr in a mask vs. hair match so they shaved Starr’s head, chest, beard, mustache, and even eyebrows off. WWC in Puerto Rico may even be getting their tv show aired in some mainland markets with large Spanish-speaking populations and are making an English demo tape with Gordon Solie as the host if they get picked up for an English language show.
  • TV schedule changes in Northern California now have UWF airing opposite NWA. UWF’s tv show is now airing on San Jose channel 36 at 11 pm Saturday, which puts them head to head against NWA Worldwide on San Francisco channel 26. San Francisco and San Jose are for all intents and purposes the same market for tv, with the only difference here being that channel 26 isn’t on cable in San Jose. In other changes, Sacramento’s channel 40 has dropped Power Pro Wrestling and San Francisco channel 44 has dropped both GLOW and Pro Wrestling this Week. The latter has gained a 1 am time slot on channel 50 in Santa Rosa, though.
  • The biggest story of the week is out of Japan as Bruiser Brody is back to working in All Japan Pro Wrestling. Brody hasn’t worked in Japan in about a year, ever since contract disputes with Antonio Inoki. Baba’s been working hard to bring back big names of years past for his big tag team tournament that’s upcoming so he has something to compete with Inoki’s major success stemming from Riki Choshu jumping to New Japan. Stan Hansen, Dick Slater, Ricky Steamboat, Nick Bockwinkel, the Funks, Jimmy Snuka, Abdullah the Butcher (Snuka and Butcher most recently worked for Inoki when in Japan), and Terry Gordy are all on board for the tournament. Brody, however, hasn’t agreed to terms for the tournament. How did Baba get Brody? Well, Ric Flair was scheduled to be in Japan as NWA champion this week, but he is not NWA champion now and he was pulled from the tour “due to and injury” that is severe enough he can’t travel to Japan but not so severe he won’t be able to challenge Garvin all across the U.S. this coming week. It’s the third Japan tour of the past four that Crockett has pulled Flair from (reminiscent of McMahon pulling Hogan from New Japan in 1984-85 which led to McMahon and Inoki’s partnership breaking), and combined with Choshu’s return to tv being set for October 5, Baba was desperate to put together a big counterresponse on October 6 at Budokan Hall. He’s obviously met whatever terms Brody had, and Brody is back in business in Japan. He’s not reported yet for the tag tournament, but odds are pretty good he will be.
  • The first Saturday Night’s Main Event of the fall is in the books, and Dave thought the show was overall excellent. The Randy Savage angle is the best angle they’ve done since Wrestlemania, and they only had four matches which let them have enough time to develop and all but one told “told a story.” Quotation marks are Dave’s, not mine. Dave gives big credit to the workrate of the wrestlers which is unusual for WWF, and he gives extra credit on this front to Hogan, Savage, and most of all Orndorff who all had to carry their opponents. There were some negatives, though. “Bobby Heenan can’t carry Jesse Ventura’s lunch-box as a commentator. He overacts and generally isn’t funny.” Well. They sweetened the sound to add pre-recorded booing whenever a heel had the advantage because the crowd didn’t boo enough, and it was both obvious and annoying. The show was made to get Savage over as a face, but Hogan overshadowed him and when Hogan was getting triple teamed, Dave thinks it would have been better to have Savage make the first comeback, not Hogan. It was entertaining and suspenseful, but Dave doesn’t think it’s going to make Savage a bigger draw than he already is, and WWF’s issue is they have to try and get somebody else over and not just rely on Hogan. Hogan/Sika was better than expected, Savage carried Honkeytonk to the best match of the show, and Orndorff carried Bundy to a good match. Powers and Roma vs. the Harts was short but action packed.
Watch: The beginning of the Mega Powers
  • WWF’s latest Oakland house show was a major disappointment. The crowd was small (3400), the workrate was nonexistent, the atmosphere was bad, and there was only one decent match on the whole card. Only the Powers/Roma vs. Hart Foundation tag match and Sherri Martel vs. Velvet McIntyre got above one star from Dave on this one, and the tag only got 2 stars (an average match) while Sherri and Velvet got 1.25 for attempting to actually have a match, even if it wound up being boring. Siva Afi vs. Terry Gibbs was terrible, including a hammerlock with no movement or working the hold for 7 minutes.
  • [WWF] Dave runs through the most recent MSG show and the card for the next and he’s very high on Martel and Santana as a team. Martel is WWF’s best worker, Dave says, and he’s particularly looking forward to their 2 out of 3 falls against the Islanders scheduled for the next MSG show.
  • WWF may be abandoning Denver for a while. Crowds haven’t been good and at their last house show they didn’t announce a return date.
  • Dave listened to the Wrestling Album 2. It wasn’t good. Still better than Ricky Morton on Boogie Woogie Dance Hall, but nothing close to as good as Chigusa Nagayo or Michael Hayes either.
Listen: The Wrestling Album II
  • WWF is doing a Slammy Awards special in December. It won’t be on MTV like the last one, and Vince is trying to sell it as a one-time special. Dave hopes it’s better than the first, which is among the worst wrestling shows he’s ever seen.
  • In Pennsylvania they’re working on a preliminary report toward a bill that may abolish the commission governing wrestling in Pennsylvania. Dave has some questions to ask readers: Should wrestling be governed by an athletic commission? If so, what powers should the commission have that would make it useful? Given the nature of pro wrestling, should the requirements for health and fitness for the wrestlers be abolished, kept the same, or strengthened? Should commissions regulate blading? Should commissions be able to act when promotions misrepresent their product, and what counts as misrepresenting the product? Should commissions regulate out of the ring brawling? Dave intends to do a feature on this in a couple weeks, and he thinks most folks are ignorant about what pro wrestling is really about and thinks readers probably have about as good an idea as anyone else not in the business, so why not see what they have to say.
  • Dave is officially rolling UWF news under the same heading as NWA news as JCP stuff because they’ve pretty much erased any difference there was. Putting Flair and Dusty videos in featured spots on UWF tapes and putting Williams against guys who are going to stall his momentum pretty much have killed the idea of them as even remotely separable entities.
  • Dave figures there’s likely to be some talent poaching back and forth between WWF and JCP after Thanksgiving. JCP always seem to lose a guy or two after Starrcade, and Starrcade is fixing to be a disappointment, but Dave expects them to fight back harder than they ever have before.
  • WCCW is building up to a show at the Cotton Bowl on October 17, with Kerry Von Erich returning at that show. He’ll have three short exhibition matches with Killer Brooks, Matt Borne, and Frankie Lancaster before his big official return match on Thanksgiving against Brian Adias.
  • [Memphis] They announced on tv Saturday that the October 5 card was taped for ESPN. This is among all sorts of rumors of a working relationship (rumors that it’s deeper than we’ve seen so far) with AWA, and Jerry Lawler showed up in the AWA ratings this past week. It’ll be interesting to see what’s happening here between the AWA and Memphis. The October 5 show had Curt Hennig defending the AWA World title against Jeff Jarrett.
  • Rocky Johnson got bad publicity last week as he was accused of raping a 19-year old. The accusations hit some radio stations and newspapers in the Memphis area, but the promotion is sticking by him and continuing to book him. It is believed that the charges will be dropped.
  • Several have left AWA recently. Boris Zhukov, one half of the tag team champions, left and there’s no word what’s to be done on that front. Larry Zbyszko is leaving at the end of this month. Buddy Landel never came back after his first tv taping. Even Greg Gagne is gone, though in his case it’s for a vacation. The biggest news is that Nick Bockwinkel is apparently leaving to be a road agent for WWF, which suggests he’s going to retire as an active wrestler following the All Japan tag tournament in December.
  • With new ownership, two things are readily apparent about Continental (the Alabama territory). First, the tv show is pretty much all squash matches now. There’s one match featuring the guys they want to push, setting up an angle. The old show was split roughly 50/50 between squashes and matches with names. The change has been toward the dull side. The other clear thing is that they’re going to turn Wendell Cooley back to being a face.
  • Afa the Samoan appears in Laura Brannigan’s music video for the song “Shattered Glass.”
Watch: Shattered Glass
  • WWF’s Danny Davis is out with a knee injury.
  • [WWF] Saturday Night’s Main Event drew a 9.9 rating and a 28 share. It’s a strong rating, and the next one will be taped November 11 with a probable air date of November 21. No matches have been announced, but the Megapowers are likely to appear as a tag team and Dave expects a handicap match against the Harts and Honkeytonk Man.
  • Week five of going through the award categories and Dave giving his preliminary thoughts. For Feud of the Year, Dave thinks this is difficult because very few had a lot of heat. Lawler vs. Idol and Rich in Memphis is the clear number 1, but nothing else really stands out. WWF’s best was Savage/Steamboat. NWA doesn’t have a major feud that’s been great that sticks out. Road Warriors and Superpowers vs. Horsemen has had a lot of success, but has also gone on to the point of tedium (they’re still doing that match in cages. The car accident killed momentum for Terry Taylor and Chris Adams, which could have been good. FlaiWindham could be considered on strength of match quality. Owen Hart vs. Makhan Singh was really good. If not for the fact that they only wrestled once, Andre/Hogan is a good contender. New Leaders vs. Now Leaders is the biggest in Japan, and Inoki/Saito has to be considered on the strength of drawing power. Dave gives Steamboat/Savage and Inoki/Saito his second and third slots. For Best Wrestling Promotion, Dave thinks New Japan already had the best matches in the world, but adding Riki Choshu and his friends has made them untouchable. Their stable of talent is the best of any promotion ever, and their match quality is insane. WWF is Dave’s second pick, and he figures he’ll catch flack for it. But Wrestlemania III alone would put them in first by itself if live show quality weren’t something Dave thought was important too, and their live shows have an upbeat atmosphere but simply aren’t as good in ring as even minor promotions do. Third place is tricky. Crockett’s the number 2 in the U.S., but that’s almost seemingly by default a lot of the time. Memphis is great for what it is, but their talent pool isn’t great. All Japan is solid all around, but they lack charisma. So Dave puts them fourth behind All Japan Women. The ladies have action only beat by New Japan, and they sing a lot better than WWF’s guys. For Strongest Wrestler (yes, this was seriously a category), Dave says to take it on strength displayed in the ring. If going by weightlifting, Doug Furnas would be the clear number 1, followed by Ted Arcidi (who has a verified 700 lb bench press). But neither does impressive feats of strength in the ring. Steve Williams and Road Warrior Animal got nearly every vote last year, so Dave pretty much talks about them and notes that Williams is impressive (even with help, press slamming Big Bubba Rogers several times is still impressive), but Animal is a lot smarter about knowing what to do and when to do it for the purposes of getting over. Dave still gives Williams the slight nod.
  • WWF’s ring announcer Mike McGuirk is a second generation member of the wrestling industry. Her father is Leroy McGuirk, who promoted in the Oklahoma area before Bill Watts did.
  • [WWF] The Royal Rumble on October 4 was a big mess. Staggered entry battle royal, elimination over the top rope. But it turned out there were never more than three guys in at once and the eliminations all looked bad. And the two minutes between entrants seemed a lot closer to one minute, making the whole match last like 12 minutes with One Man Gang and Junkyard Dog going over together in the end and Gang getting awarded the win. On tv, they announced the winner of the Rumble would get a title shot against Hogan, but during intermission they announced Hogan vs. One Man Gang for November 7, so when Gang won the Rumble fans chanted “b.s.” and such on account of basically having the match result spoiled. The best match of the show was Velvet McIntyre vs. Sherri Martel.
  • [JCP] Lex Luger did his first job of the year to Dusty Rhodes on October 3. He both took the pin and bled in a non-title cage match in front of the smallest crowd in Charlotte all year, less than 2000 people. This match was to set up their match at Starrcade.
  • [NJPW] Kuniaki Kobayashi suffered a spinal cord injury and is out. He’s had to surrender his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title. The severity is unclear, but it is known he’ll be gone at least a month, hence the title being vacated. Nobuhiko Takada and Kazuo Yamazaki, the second and third place finishers in the tournament for the title in August, will wrestle for the title on October 6, with the winner defending against Shiro Koshinaka on October 25 at Sumo Hall.
  • [AJW] The Jumping Bomb Angels look to be on the verge of a major push, as they defeated the Crush Gals on September 14. Chigusa Nagayo took the pin after two splashes off the top rope by each Angel. This is their chance to become major stars and emerge from the shadow of the Crush Gals. Nagayo, meanwhile, will be getting a shot at the Red Belt held by Yukari Omori on October 20.
  • Dave got to see some of Owen Hart’s matches in New Japan. Bad knee or not, Owen was phenomenal. He wasn’t used to the style or pacing quite yet, but his moves were better than anyone else on the planet. Dave doesn’t think he’s the best wrestler in the world… yet. He does think Owen is the most talented in the business right now. In fact, Dave gives his top 20 wrestlers right after this to close out the issue and he list Owen at number 3, just behind number 2 Ric Flair and number 1 Nobuhiko Takada.
NEXT ISSUE: Inoki vs. Saito in the jungle, JCP books Nassau Coliseum for the day before Thanksgiving, JCP and WWF lightening their schedules, The Princess Bride opens in theatres, and more
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2020.02.03 13:48 rusticgorilla Lost in the Sauce: Jan. 26 - Feb. 2

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater. (the previous edition can be found here if you are super behind).
THIS WEEK: The White House is still withholding a meeting from Zelensky, the Supreme Court set arguments in Trump cases, more Giuliani back-channel dealings, another taxpayer-funded party for Trump, attacks on the environment, straight up buying votes, landmines, bombs, and more.
House-keeping:
  1. How to read: the headings will guide you through this piece. The Main Course covers the “big” stories and The Sides covers the “smaller” stories. IF YOU FOLLOW THE NEWS CLOSELY: you likely know about the stories in the Main Course section, so you will be best served by scrolling down to The Sides portion.
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Let’s dig in!

THE MAIN COURSE

Bolton’s manuscript

Last week, we learned of three major claims from John Bolton’s manuscript. I’m going to assume most of you have read about it already, so I’ll just include a short blurb about each:
  • In August 2019, Trump personally told Bolton he was withholding nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens: The New York Times (non-paywalled).
  • In early May 2019, Trump directed Bolton to help with his pressure campaign to extract damaging information on Democrats from Ukrainian officials. The president urged Bolton to call Ukrainian president Zelensky to ensure that he would meet with Giuliani. Mick Mulvaney, Giuliani, and Pat Cipollone were present when Trump made the request: The New York Times (non-paywalled).
  • John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William P. Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China: The New York Times (non-paywalled).
    • Bolton was regularly appalled by what he saw from the president, the people close to him said. He wondered at times if Trump was acting in America’s best interest or if he was inspired by nefarious reasons: The Washington Post.

GOP Senators know the truth

The Washington Post reported that Republican senators have known since 2016 that Trump’s defense is based on lies:
At a Senate hearing in 2016, a number of GOP senators who are still in office today sat in attendance during discussions of the Obama administration’s approach to Ukraine. At those hearings, officials and outside experts repeatedly discussed the need to remove the prosecutor in question — Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor general — describing this imperative as central to official U.S. policy.
What’s more, Joe Biden’s own role in prompting this ouster came up repeatedly, and it was openly and explicitly discussed that the loan guarantees were being used as leverage to bring it about — as U.S. policy.
...GOP senators present at the hearing — and who remain in office today — included John Barrasso (Wyo.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), James E. Risch (Idaho) and David Perdue (Ga.).
What this shows is that ousting the prosecutor was about fighting corruption in Ukraine as a matter of administration policy — and that GOP senators understood this full well at the time. Indeed, none of that stirred any controversy.

Administration hiding documents

Just hours after the Senate voted against seeking new evidence in Trump’s impeachment trial, the Justice Department submitted a court filing revealing the existence of 24 emails that contain “Presidential decision-making about the scope, duration, and purpose of the hold on military assistance to Ukraine.” A lawyer for the Office of Management and Budget wrote in the filing that these communications are protected by “presidential privilege” and that the administration should not have to unredact the contents.

Still withholding a meeting

White House officials reportedly wanted Ukrainian President Zelensky to publicly back up Trump’s defense during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to the country last week: Before the cameras, they hoped Zelensky would state that “the president never pressured Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rivals.”
Andriy Yermak, a top aide to Zelensky, has been pushing the Ukrainian president “to embrace a pro-Trump line for the sake of his embattled country.” The pressure on Zelesnky to take such an approach continues, as Pompeo told the Ukrainians that “Mr. Trump was not ready to receive Mr. Zelensky at the White House.” Meanwhile, Trump has twice hosted Russian foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov at the White House.

Trump’s defense vs Trump’s defense

Trump’s impeachment defense team has pursued numerous lines of arguments during the trial that directly contradict the Trump administration’s arguments in court.
In the most recent instance, a Justice Department lawyer told the court that the House Oversight Committee should pursue impeachment as a remedy for the administration’s failure to comply with subpoenas seeking information on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. District Court Judge Randolph Moss responded that it was “ really not a great state of affairs for this country," if the House should impeach the President over every subpoena that his administration ignores.
Throughout the impeachment process, Trump’s lawyers and Republicans have criticized the House managers for not going to court to resolve disputes over subpoenas; yet, the Justice Department is actively telling the courts that this is incorrect, that the courts have no place in resolving such disputes.
In another instance, Ken Starr argued before the Senate that the senators are not jurors and are, in fact, a “court.” However, the Justice Department has been arguing the opposite in its attempt to keep the House from accessing Mueller’s grand jury materials: DOJ lawyers told a panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that the Senate impeachment trial is not a court and “therefore not exempt from secrecy rules that shield grand jury materials from disclosure.”
“That argument has now been contradicted by the president’s counsel’s statements to the Senate, which confirm that the Senate sits as a ‘court’ rather than a ‘legislative chamber’ during an impeachment trial,” according to the filing from House general counsel Douglas N. Letter.
  • More contradictions: As I explained in last week’s Lost in the Sauce, Trump’s defense also contradicted the DOJ’s arguments in the case for Don McGahn’s testimony.
  • Tax returns: House lawyers also mentioned Trump’s defense while asking U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden of the District of Columbia to lift a stay in the case for Trump’s tax returns from the Treasury and IRS. McFadden paused the case at the beginning of January because he believed he should wait for the Appeals Court hearing the McGahn case to reach a verdict first.

Supreme Court sets Trump dates

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on March 31 in three major cases involving Trump:
  1. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s subpoena to Mazars for Trump’s financial information
  2. The House Oversight Committee’s subpoena to Mazars for Trump’s financial information
  3. The House Intelligence and Financial Services Committees’ subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One for Trump’s financial records

THE SIDES

Giuliani’s conflicts

In yet another example of Rudy Giuliani’s conflicts of interests and potential corruption, The Washington Post reported that during a meeting with a top Ukrainian official to push for investigations sought by Trump, Giuliani also applied pressure on behalf of a former client of his.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, for whom Giuliani has said he did consulting work, was on the verge of being fired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from a separate post as the appointed head of the city administration, a move that would greatly reduce his power. Giuliani urged a Zelensky adviser at the Madrid conclave to retain Klitschko , according to Lev Parnas, a former Giuliani associate.
“Rudy told him, ‘Make sure Klitschko stays,’ ” Parnas, who participated in the meeting, told The Washington Post in an interview.
...Zelensky backed off the threat, and nearly six months later, Klitschko still remains in his post.
Giuliani's lawyers in court
A law firm representing Rudy Giuliani in the Ukraine affair is locked in a bitter court battle with a former partner that has revealed allegations of financial misconduct, sexual assault and office masturbation.
The firm, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht, has faced an exodus of lawyers as the litigation stretches on, including two who were defending Giuliani amid a criminal probe launched by New York federal prosecutors.
...Pierce Bainbridge’s legal saga began last May when an ousted partner, Donald Lewis, filed a 96-page lawsuit alleging the firm wrongfully fired him on the basis of a false sex abuse complaint after he raised concerns about financial misconduct at the firm. (NBC News)

Senate’s Russia report

The Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA), is due to release its third installment of its report on Russia’s election interference this week. It will reportedly focus on the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s operations. Warner “blamed the intelligence community's declassification process for slowing the release of both the third and fourth volumes of the investigation.”

IRS whistleblower

The Senate Finance Committee recently conducted “an extensive interview” of the whistleblower at the IRS who alleges at least one political appointee at the Treasury Dept. attempted to improperly interfere with the audit of President Trump or Vice President Pence.
Democrats who have reviewed it regard it as a deeply significant allegation that, if true, suggests that political appointees may have tried to interfere with the government audit process, which was set up to be insulated from political pressures. WaPo

Whistleblower attacks

The Education Department pushed out a whistleblower last December for making a complaint about the department’s treatment of transgender students. Civil Rights lawyer Dwayne Bensing leaked emails that revealed the Dept. of Education was rushing to take up a case to ban transgender athletes from competing on a team that aligns with their gender identity.
The Whistleblower Protection Act holds that employees have the authority to disclose government information if they believe they are witnessing a violation of rules, laws or regulations, gross mismanagement or an abuse of power.
Meanwhile, the acting-Defense Department Inspector General, Glenn Fine, told a subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee that “officials at the Defense Department are not taking action when the inspector general validates allegations of whistleblower reprisal.” Additionally, “advocates for those employees told lawmakers individuals are now less likely to speak out against waste and wrongdoing due to President Trump’s reaction to his impeachment.”

Paying for Trump to party

Taxpayers shelled out another $3.4 million to send President Donald Trump to Florida this weekend so he could host a Super Bowl party for paying guests at his for-profit golf course... The president’s latest trip to his Palm Beach resort and nearby golf course brings the taxpayer-funded total for his golfing hobby to $130.4 million.
...In response to a query, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham defended Trump’s trip and attacked HuffPost: “The premise of your story is ridiculous and false, and just more left-wing media bias on display. The president never stops working, and that includes when he is at the Winter White House.”
Her phrase “Winter White House” refers to Mar-a-Lago, the for-profit resort in Palm Beach that is several miles east of the golf course and that doubled its initiation fee from $100,000 to $200,000 after Trump was elected in 2016. Trump frequently mingles with guests at social events there. HuffPost

Other Trump-related legal news

  • The AP: Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney Thursday for Trump to submit a sample on March 2 in Washington for “analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present on the dress.”
  • Just one day after the U.S. Attorney’s Office of D.C. reversed its sentencing opinion in Michael Flynn’s case, switching from recommending jail time to requesting only probabtion, Attorney General Bill Barr announced that he has appointed a new head of the DC office: Timothy Shea, one of his closest advisers. “As the U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia, Shea would oversee some of the lingering cases from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, along with a number of politically charged investigations.”
  • Regarding the DOJ’s recent change of heart in Flynn’s case, some have suggested political interference explains the reversal: “The first filing was delayed twice because prosecutors said “multiple officials and entities” needed to review it, and then today we get this. Something funky has been going on and it’s not hard to guess what it is.” Flynn’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 27. In new filings, Flynn says that - despite twice admitting under oath to lying to federal investigators - he now can’t remember the details he admitted to lying about.

Buying votes?

A charity allied with Trump’s re-election campaign held a cash giveaway in a black community in Cleveland last week, rewarding attendees for listening to speakers promote the president’s agenda. The charity, called the Urban Revitalization Coalition, is run by prominent Trump supporter Darrell Scott, a Cleveland pastor.
As Politico explains, the fact that the giveaway is organized under a charity allows donors to “remain anonymous and make tax-deductible contributions.” Marcus Owens, a former director of the Exempt Organizations Division at the Internal Revenue Service, says the giveaways may also be illegal: "Charities are required to spend their money on charitable and educational activities… It's not immediately clear to me how simply giving money away to people at an event is a charitable act.”
The coalition planned a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Virginia Union University, a historically black school in Richmond. Advertisements for the event said it would feature a $30,000 cash giveaway and would honor Trump as well as his son-in-law, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.
But school administrators canceled the Jan. 20 event, saying it had been described to them as an “economic development discussion” when it was first booked. In a letter to Lanier, university President Hakim Lucas said: “The event advertised is vastly different from the event VUU agreed to co-host.”

Migratory birds

On Thursday, the Trump administration formally moved to weaken protections for millions of migratory birds. The new rules will not hold fossil fuel companies, developers, power companies, and other industries accountable for “incidentally” killing birds - even on a massive scale.
Since guidelines under the administration’s interpretation of the law were issued in April 2018, hundreds of ducks, geese, herons and migrating birds have perished in oil pits, on utility lines and in other operations without penalty, according to documents compiled by conservation groups.
...In May, a U.N. report found that 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction as a result of human activity. Four months later, a report by top ornithologists and government agencies found that nearly 3 billion birds across hundreds of species have been lost in North America. WaPo
  • “The Trump administration’s Bird Killer Department, formerly known as the Department of the Interior, just gets crueler and more craven every day,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society, in a press release. Use this Audubon form to express your opposition to the gutting of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Defense news

  • CNN: President Donald Trump rescinded restrictions on the US military's ability to use landmines, weapons that have been banned by more than 160 countries due to their history of killing and wounding civilians, the White House said Friday. "The Department of Defense has determined that restrictions imposed on American forces by the Obama Administration's policy could place them at a severe disadvantage during a conflict against our adversaries.”
  • The Washington Post: Some of the Washington area’s biggest defense contractors are making more money than ever from classified military and intelligence programs, top executives told investors this week, as competition with China and Russia drives a wave of secret spending one analyst called “unprecedented in recent history.” Executives from Northrop Grumman and Raytheon reported double-digit growth in classified defense business over the past year.
  • The Guardian: The US dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than any other year since the Pentagon began keeping a tally in 2006...According to new figures released by US central command, US warplanes dropped 7,423 bombs and other munitions on Afghanistan, a nearly eightfold increase from 2015. The increasing intensity of the air campaign has been accompanied by an increase in civilian casualties attributed to US forces. According to UN data, the US accounted for half the 1,149 civilian deaths attributed to pro-government forces in Afghanistan over the first three-quarters of 2019.

State news

Miscellaneous news that may be more relevant in specific states:
  • AZ Central: Arizona violated the Voting Rights Act by barring voters from delivering the early ballots of neighbors, friends and others to polling places, a federal appeals court ruled Monday...The policy against so-called "ballot harvesting" disproportionately affects American Indian, Hispanic and African American voters...Republicans who control the Legislature enacted the policy with the intent of suppressing turnout among voters from minority groups, the [Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals] decided. (read more detail)
  • Reuters: Fourteen U.S. states and Washington D.C. sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to fight what they called the Trump administration’s effort to gut rules meant to improve safety at chemical plants and reduce the threat of accidents.
  • Orlando Sentinel: Former Florida Gov. Rick Scott destroyed evidence that would have cleared the employees of a Hollywood nursing home accused of doing nothing as the patients in their care died in sweltering conditions, according to court papers filed this week. Attorneys for defendants Sergo Colin and Jorge Carballo are asking Broward Circuit Judge John Murphy to dismiss manslaughter charges against their clients, arguing that deleted voicemails to Scott would have proved that employees of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills tried but failed to get help as conditions worsened after Hurricane Irma struck in 2017.
  • Seattle Times: A panel charged with looking at ways to trim federal properties deemed excess has recommended [that the National Archives at Seattle be closed]. The U.S. Office of Management and the Budget (OMB) agreed and announced its decision late Friday that the facility should be closed...The move comes despite a letter sent Friday to the OMB by all senators from Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho, and eight of the 10 Washington state representatives to Congress. The letter concluded the recommendation to close the archives “was flawed” and should be rejected.
    • Personal addition: As an archaeologist in the region, this outside decision, made “without engaging state officials, local officials, and affected communities as required by law,” is particularly upsetting. The archives holds over 100 years of history from the entire Cascadia region - including many records of significance to the 272 federally recognized tribes in the region. These records will be moved to storage in Kansas City and Southern California, far out of reach of the people who need to access them.

Immigration news

  • ABC News: President Donald Trump on Friday signed an order to impose travel restrictions on a new group of six countries, adding to the current travel ban...The U.S. will stop issuing visas for travelers seeking permanent residency from Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Nigeria.
    • The Week: The fact that the ban explicitly targets those who are here to stay is particularly confusing when it comes to Nigeria, seeing as its immigrants are among the most likely immigrants to receive college degrees once they come to the U.S. In fact, an estimated 60 percent of Nigerian immigrants to the U.S. have college degrees, as opposed to 33 percent of Americans who do, Census data has shown. Nigerian immigrants are also much more likely to hold doctorates and master's degrees.
  • The Washington Post: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to begin implementing new “wealth test” rules making it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the United States because they have used or might use public-assistance programs... while legal challenges continue in lower courts. ...All four of the court’s liberal justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — noted their disagreement. (non-paywalled)
  • The Washington Post: President Trump's border wall probably will require the installation of hundreds of storm gates to prevent flash floods from undermining or knocking it over, gates that must be left open for months every summer during "monsoon season" in the desert...The open, unmanned gates in remote areas already have allowed for the easy entry of smugglers and migrants into the United States. (non-paywalled)
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2020.01.23 17:56 Kitchen_Ur_Lies Album of the Year #19: Rapsody - Eve

Artist: Rapsody Album: Eve

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Background by Kitchen_Ur_Lies
Marlanna Evans, better known as Rapsody, is a 36-year-old rapper from North Carolina primarily known for her affiliation and work with local producer 9th Wonder. After meeting her in 2004 while rapping with one of her earlier groups, Kooley High, he would sign her to his label in 2008. This led to the release of her debut mixtape, Return of the B-Girl in 2010, which would spark her collaborative work with artists such as DJ Premier and Mac Miller. Her sassy yet nimble delivery on this project gives her the versatility to deliver choppy and hard-hitting bars on Win while also making heads spin with her souled-out onslaught on Blankin’ Out. The project would bode well for her budding career, drawing early comparisons to female emcees of Lauryn Hill and MC Lyte. However, this qualifier of best female emcee would be the very item she’d like to eliminate from her name in rap conversations, as she aimed to be one of the greatest emcees, full stop. She would go on to progress her rhyme patterns into rooted life experiences on her second mixtape, Thank H.E.R. Now. With a much more fleshed out tracklisting, she was able to score collaborations with the likes of Big K.R.I.T., Raekwon, and her second song with Mac Miller, whom she joined on his Incredibly Dope Tour in 2011. Rapsody’s early work would open her circles to fellow newly acclaimed acts, including Kendrick Lamar, planting the seeds for collabs in the years to come.
2012 saw the long awaited release of her debut album, The Idea of Beautiful. Advancing her potential seen on previous releases, Rapsody weaves an auditory essay on the essence of beauty. The light boom bap and catch up presence throughout the album lays as a canvas for the poetry that unfolds, with highlights such as Roundtable Discussion and NonFiction. Dotted across the project is singer Nomsa Mazwai, who is showcased on the cover art and lent Rapsody the inspiration for the title and message of the album. The matured yet idealistic insight on the definition of beauty is something that is no stranger to her work and life experience. This project could be looked at as the kindling for something like Eve, which tackles the balance between being confident in her work and comfortable in her skin, and invoking that same stride into her peers and fellow black women.
Dropping two more projects in the coming years with She Got Game and the Beauty and the Beast EP, her time came to speak on themes and principles of beauty by securing one of two featured rap verses on what is considered the peak of 2010s hip hop, To Pimp A Butterfly. No stranger to working with Kendrick, her contribution on Complexion (A Zulu Love) illuminates the systematic issues associated with colorism when defining beauty. Normalized beauty standards have taken aim at minimizing features from black people, including brown eyes and dark skin. She raps about feeling the need to cover her body in bleach cream at age eight to closer align herself with the arbitrary standards, then finally enforcing her dark side like a young George Lucas. This placement on such a celebrated work led to great interest in Rapsody’s career leading up to that point, and the imminent future. Eyes were set and glued on her upcoming projects, including a signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation by 2016. The first project to come during her Roc Nation career was Crown, a succinct yet remarkable entry in her discography coming in at a low 10 tracks, with highlights Gonna Miss You and OooWee.
Two years of careful crafting culminated in the consecutive Laila’s Wisdom, a purist panorama of the worldview for black women today. Paying homage to her grandmother Laila, Rapsody weaves together the topics of Southern life, police brutality, love, and blackness into one of her most acclaimed efforts to date. Accents of funk, R&B, and jazz find their presence necessary to tie the themes she tackles with such grace. A soulful intro into Laila’s Wisdom aims to give the listener the Power to understand her message. The features assembled to fill their place in Rapsody’s message cannot be understated, managing to bring out a patois Kendrick Lamar and a standout Black Thought verse. Busta Rhymes who made an appearance on You Should Know praised this as the best album he’s heard from a female MC period, but the best in the last 10 years. Receiving a storm of acclaim from several publications, Rapsody managed to receive nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song at the 60th Annual Grammys, though losing to DAMN and HUMBLE.
Coming off the heels of such a monumental moment in her career, Rapsody furthered her attempts to scrub the qualifier of “female” to her name when listing great MCs. Besides sharpening her pen with guest appearances on projects such as 9th’s Jamla Is The Squad II, an epiphany shaped the vision behind her forthcoming project. While being profiled for Oxford American, interviewer and poet L. Lamar Wilson played Nina Simone and Roberta Flack to stage the interview. What came about was the realization that Rapsody was the very extension of these fellow North Carolina artists and more. That same night, it inspired her to create a song which would later flourish into the concept for an entire album; celebrating the work and lives of black women. The timing of this project coincides at a time where the discussion is being had about what it means to be a black woman in America, and at a time where Rapsody has grasped her abilities as a lyricist and performer to convey her story in all its glory, through pain, power, and pride.
Review by Kitchen_Ur_Lies
Clocking in at just over an hour with 16 tracks, Rapsody lays the foundation for the listener to become grounded in her perspective. Generations of black women act as conduits for Rapsody’s ideas to be illustrated, with each being celebrated in their own respective right. 9th Wonder handles executive and sometimes literal production on this project, brimming each track with lush instrumentation and vocal samples that paint gusts of color for her words to represent. Some of these samples are incredibly high profile in stature, yet never manage to take away from the focal point herself, Rapsody. And while the album and its cover takes focus on Rapsody, it guides you to her through the tribulations of those that came before her.
Anthemic in essence while uplifting in execution, the album commences the celebration with Nina. Nina Simone was quintessential blues singer and civil rights activist of her time. What Rapsody decided to take from her was the ability to reflect on herself and the times, as she quoted from Simone, “An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.” Simone exemplified this herself by releasing Mississippi Goddam, a protest to the murder of Medgar Evers and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham that claimed the lives of four black girls. This blacklisted Simone from the industry, but she prospered in empowerment nonetheless. Rapsody utilizes this track as a foundation for her own reflection within the industry. Simone’s rendition of Strange Fruit acts as a chilling canvas for Rapsody to lay down the facts. “Emit light, rap, or Emmett Till / I drew a line without showing my body, that’s a skill.” As a rapper in her lane attempting to bring light to atrocities and oppression, she feels her options are to rap on these subjects or get killed like Emmett Till, an innocent 14 year old who was lynched by grown men after a false accusation by a white woman. Rapsody has earned her placement in rap without giving in to sex appeal as well, because she wants her raps to speak for themselves, and this formula is what has brought her so far. Rapsody leaves the outro over the haunting instrumental for poet Reyna Biddy to shed light on her own perspective as a black woman, citing her pain, her feeling like prey, and how she won’t be defeated. This resilience and firing back acts as a graceful segue into the next track with Cleo.
Setting off the tone for Cleo we have Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight to let us know Rapsody is in the building and isn’t holding anything back. If you weren’t aware, Cleo is Queen Latifah’s character in the 1996 movie Set It Off. The tomboyish yet “no-holds-barred” properties that she exudes in this role are invoked in Rapsody. She knows her place and isn’t afraid to say it, “wonder how a bunch of sheep can have an opinion on a GOAT / dressed too tomboy, rap too lyrical.” The way she dresses should have no effect on how people view her craft, yet it still finds its way as criticism she receives and attempts to take away from her status as a GOAT. One thing Cleo wasn’t afraid of doing was sending shots, and neither is Rapsody after being brought down by someone some may look up to in the rap community. Charlamagne Tha God took to Twitter to claim Rapsody is an elite MC and better than 98% of living rappers, not long before Rap Radar co-host B. Dot claimed he was full of shit for such a statement. Not only is Rapsody handily capable of that claim and very deserving, but she effortlessly addresses this here without mentioning his name, since he can’t seem to keep her name out of his mouth. In fact, she keeps it to “I don't take time to address opinions that ain't 9th, Dre, or Jay-Z / Only rap radars I need are them and the streets.” This short list of just three collaborators is already noteworthy, all of whom look up to her as a great MC. And it’s not just her own people that want to cut her confidence short, it’s the very people who could help her distribute her music. “White men run this, they don’t want this kind of passion / A black woman story they don’t want this kind of rapping / What good is a black woman to them? / Raped us in slavery, they raping us again.” I mean fuck, it’s a crying shame I can’t just post the lyrics to this entire song because Rapsody took the time to make every line meaningful and tie in with the theme of never backing down on what you believe in. This track is such an easy listen because of the bounce in the bass with Phil Collins echoing in and out, 9th fading in and out for the chorus, and Rapsody reminding us she’s still getting the money, money, money.
Aaliyah is an ode to the 90’s R&B queen who exemplified another pillar of Rapsody’s character, feeling like a tomboy and being comfortable with that. For as attractive as anybody finds Aaliyah, it seemed tomboyish yet acceptable for her to model for Tommy Hilfiger. “When Aaliyah was alive / It was cool to be a tomboy, Tommy boy fly.” Rapsody feels she can’t get the same treatment as she’s been told she needs to sell herself (her body) more than she does now. She disagrees, stating, “Femininity comes in different ways, and this is my form of being a female. The way I dress is feminine in my way, so I call it tomboy femininity because that's what I saw in Aaliyah.” Her own form of femininity shouldn’t be subject to judgment by anyone else, as nobody can tell her how much of a woman she is, especially when she makes her whole image towards music speaking the loudest volumes about her persona. She does describe this beat as sexy though, which I find it to be too, so it was only frustrating for me when I spent about an hour during the release night trying to find the Aaliyah song this samples. I was shocked to find it’s actually a Sabrina Claudio sample, given Aaliyah has so many dope tracks to choose from. This doesn’t stop Rapsody from giving her more nods within her own track, stating she’s “More than a woman, real enough to rock the boat.” Oprah marks the first feature she enlists on the project with Virginia rapper Leikeli47. The first North American black multi-billionaire, known almost purely by mononym, serves as the most convenient conduit to illustrate the urge to get checks. Eric G pieces together a bouncy and riveting instrumental, letting the words circulate in a catchy tune. This is just a fun track in all seriousness, but Reyna makes another appearance at the end to remind her oppressors who told her that she wouldn’t have shit, that she’ll frighten them with what she has now. Whoopi offers a chance for a sister to act up, as Goldberg did in Sister Act. The cooing Watermelon Man sample brings that playful sassiness to life with just the beat. “Angela Bassett / Blow the whole car up, I ain’t even gassin’” just like Bassett blowing up her husband’s car in Waiting To Exhale. Rapsody’s temper isn’t to be tested, and she has no problem tapping into her ratchet. A multifaceted woman, she can play into this aggressive bag whenever she feels. And this album definitely won’t let that stop, with the next track being no exception.
Serena is as energetic as Serena Williams is on the actual tennis court, owing that in part to the infectious Uncle Luke sample of Don’t Stop. There’s not a doubt in my mind that Eric G must’ve had a blast spamming the MPC key with the “don’t stop” that rings throughout this anthem. “You the captain of your own ship, young blood / A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Rapsody cites how Serena and her sister Venus came up in the tennis world at a time when black people weren’t always welcome in said arena, with these rough waters acting as the catalyst for their high level of play they currently occupy. Momentum is the path to greatness along such a murky path, and it’s why certain people who come from nothing know to strike when the iron is still hot, as you gotta “get it while the going good.” Prospering through treacherous trails is something Rapsody evokes from those before her, citing “We gon' save them all, Nat Turner, Tubman / For the hate you give, still thugging / That's Shakur life, Giovanni wrote it.” Freedom fighters Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman physically pulled slaves out of their harsh environments to the free world, but the type of slavery perpetuated today is in keeping black people left to the bottom through mass incarceration, darkness being antonymous to beauty, among other racial injustices. All of this hatred sowed so deep in the infant from birth is the inspiration for the tattoo THUG LIFE across Tupac’s chest, meaning “The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody.” This persecution on the elements of a black person from the outside, namely their skin serve as a segue to the next track with Tyra. As Rapsody states, “self love is a radical act, when beauty is in the eye of the oppressor.” A black woman reaching her level in the modeling and fashion industry is something to behold, as a compliment to her preaching of self-love and acceptance of woman in all shapes, sizes, and skin shades. The Bjork sample weaves these rhymes together so soulfully, and seamlessly into the next track with Maya. Maya Angelou is undoubtedly on the Mount Rushmore of black women for Rapsody. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Angelou is a monumental landmark in American poetry and champion in the black community, working with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, in addition to becoming the first female poet to speak at a presidential inauguration. Sampling Green Eyes by Erykah Badu, this paints a soulful palette in the mind of the listener, perfectly readied for the poetry that befalls on their ears not too long after. “I can’t be a bird in no cage,” as Angelou once said, but Rapsody flies high with her words throughout this track. Running back to that theme, “Told me, just like old Morgan, free man / A caged bird sings a song for freedom.” This harkens back to Morgan Freeman’s critically acclaimed film Shawshank Redemption where he played a man molded by the prison complex that sought the life of freedom, just as a caged bird. The song is beautiful in execution and reminds us to “stay moving forward, don’t waste your soul” just as it closes with Erykah’s gorgeous vocals.
Rapsody is someone who can’t be fenced in, but fencing is ironically the eventual inspiration of the next track in Ibtihaj. Enlisting D’Angelo and GZA, the latter of whom made the classic Liquid Swords which is sampled in this track, 9th decided that since it was this track that was flipped, they may as well name it after the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab during the Olympics while representing the US as a bronze medalist fencer. Rapsody’s verse is exceptional and features shout outs to early 90s hip hop in Gang Starr, Flavor Unit, and Lady of Rage. The true ode to the early 90s is GZA’s standout verse, refurbishing some of his old lines into “a lot of rap is weak, low frequency in the tweeters / very inaudible, clock radio speakers / quietly whispering in a world of WikiLeakers.” He transforms those old lines to connect with today’s world, and passes the torch to Rapsody, who lives out the meaning of “an emcee should electrify, beautify, strive to / empower, inspire, transform a worldview.” Myrlie Evers is the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who Nina Simone famously sung about with Missisippi Goddam as mentioned earlier. Mereba joins Rapsody to sing so beautifully “Take, don’t take, my love away.” While Myrlie lost her husband, she continued his work and eventually became an NAACP chairwoman, not allowing his assassination to take her love away. I should also take this time to highlight Mereba who released an incredible project in The Jungle Is The Only Way Out who mehlibu so eloquently wrote about as well. Reyna Biddy, who’s already appeared across the project at several points, finally gets her own moment with an articulate poem about the black woman’s body and spirit in Reyna’s Interlude.
Michelle pays respects to the Harvard Law School and Princeton graduate that became the first African American First Lady. Rapsody subverts expectations by using this track to hypothetically show what happens when she gains the world but must lose her soul. The Obamas faced scrutiny from conservative media throughout their tenure for a “lack of class” for frivolous things such as wearing tan suits. The different set of standards that came with being First Lady didn’t mean that Michelle had to lose her values. Rapsody herself stated “You can be a girl from Chicago, who likes to dance and be a real black woman who goes to house parties, and still be a first lady. I wanted to showcase the side of Michelle Obama, like, 'I'm a first lady but I ain't lose my blackness. Don't get it twisted.' You hear it in the hook, with Elle Varner singing, 'ladies first.' That's me playing with wordplay again: We can go from being first ladies to a First Lady.” Ebony. One of the first ladies to become a successful dark-skinned supermodel, Iman broke barriers for those to come after her, such as Tyra Banks. Accepting yourself inside your skin, whether physical or metaphorical, is another essential pillar to Rapsody’s ideology, coming a long way from placing bleach cream all over her skin at age eight to face her insecurities. She brings along with her SiR and J.I.D. to ensure that black men are included in the convo of loving black women and themselves.
What better time to mention queens than the great mononym Hatshepsut, the longest reigning woman pharaoh of Egypt? What better time to bring on Queen Latifah to the project? Hatshepsut acts as a fierce anthem for black woman, recognizing the importance to a queen to every king and vice versa. Rapsody likens herself to Coretta King and Winnie Mandela while reminding us that unity is necessary. Queen Latifah wastes no time to describe what being a queen means to her, being there to love and raise a king, knowing when to be Cleo or Gandhi to protect those you love, and having pride stronger than lions. All queens are shout out by her to have their own throne, spot, and crown along their path to success that she’s went through herself. We have another Black Reign to water and nourish the crop, just as we get drowned out by the melodic piano that riffs throughout the track. Sojourner originally appeared on Jamla Is The Squad II, but fits just right into this album with thematic elements to help articulate truths. Afeni marks the closure of this project, attempting to bring closure on the pain that black women feel when black men aren’t taking their perspective to light. She finally samples the Tupac standout Keep Ya Head Up to bring all of the stories and concepts to a whole. Inspired by the general twitter sentiment that black men feel black women criticize them for every action, Rapsody aims to start a conversation with them that they should empathize with them, for Tupac famously said “we all came from a woman/ I wonder why we take from our women / do we hate our women?” This disdain must come to a stop, and both sides have their own grievances that have led to the bitterness. Black women are to be cherished and have been one of the most marginalized groups in America, having to fight alongside civil rights movements both for race relations, and feminist equality. Grace and emotion are evoked from this track, and they’ve touched me as the most heartfelt song found on the whole album.
Favorite Lyrics
Got my middle finger up like Pac after attempted murder
Failed to kill me, it's still me, woke up singing Shirley Murdock
As we lay these edges down, brown women, we so perfect
Went from field nigga to still nigga, being cropped out the picture
  • Nina
They gon make a sister act up, Angela Bassett
Blow the whole car up, I ain't even gassin'
I'ma go worldwide, I'ma go NASA
Yeah the arm strong, you can get it if you askin'
They gon make me go tap into my ratchet
I'ma go Left Eye when I get the matches
  • Whoopi
Black life we still going
They mad we still flowing
Black joy, euphoria
We wanna smile like gloria
That's Hov mama, word to my mama
  • Serena
I'm here for a different cause, we seldom receive applause
Never reeive awards if we ain't modelling something name
Fendi, Gucci, Dior, women like me ignored
But it's aight, though, outsiders never change what's in store
  • Tyra
Discussion Questions
  • How does this stack up with the rest of her discography, did she surpass Laila's Wisdom?
  • Does Rapsody deserve more credit as a strict emcee and not just as a female? And if not, what does she have to do to prove herself?
  • Is there a collaboration she didn't have on here that you'd like to see in the future?
  • Rapsody encapsulated the emotions and sentiments of black women on certain parts of their character that are attacked such as looks and attitude, did she resonate that through her music so that any perspective could understand those troubles?
  • 9th Wonder was still very involved with this project but gave Eric G a ton of production on the tracks here, would you like to see her lock in with 9th for an entire project again or another dream producer?
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2020.01.19 13:33 BLM4442 Glastonbury Rumour roundup

Hello! Welcome to the much shorter and much neater version. This will be updated every month.
As usual, I'm keeping it to the main rumours for those in the frame for high slots.
*Mods please pin the new thread.
Confirmed/Self Confirmed:
Our Three headliners.
The headliners are strongly rumoured to be Kendrick Lamar (Friday), Paul McCartney (Saturday), Taylor Swift (Sunday). These are the bookies favourites, listed on efestivals lineup page and all have dates around Glastonbury. So far two out of three have been confirmed.
Highly Likely
Potential
Don't Expect/Not impossible but not likely.
Ruled out.
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Anyone I have missed please feel free to comment below! This will be edited occasionally as we know more.
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2020.01.05 03:39 box-fort2 Forza Horizon 5- Ultimate Wishlist

Well, here it is. It's done. My entire list of things I want in Forza Horizon 5. This ranges from gameplay mechanics and quality-of-life changes, to future barn finds and music. I've been working on this since November, so if you have a grievance with a certain feature please be sure to explain why.
LOCATION---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Horizon 5 absolutely needs to be set in Japan. It's required, nobody should abject this.
  2. The mysterious, iconic, hidden "Unrecoverable Supra" can be found as a Beauty Spot.
  3. Now that Toyota's back, can we have the 2020 Supra as the cover car?
THE HORIZON FESTIVAL---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Go back to the game's roots festival-wise. Have lots of emphasis on music and live performances. This being stated, disable the feature seen in 3&4 where you can change music on the fly at the Festival Site.
  2. Legitimate Festival T-Shirts. The first shirt you unlock in Horizon 4 is a festival shirt, but it's incredibly generic. The starter shirt in Horizon 5 should say "HORIZON FESTIVAL 2021" on the front and on the back have a lineup of all the bands and artists whose music is going to appear in the game. You know, like actual music festival shirts??
  3. Actually have the bands performing on stage. Music is emitted from the stage, but no one is there, or if there is, it's a generic NPC. Have the actual band members performing the songs onstage. I know the expensive long process of getting a real person in a game, but they're going to be seen from a distance, they don't have to be super detailed, just resemble them from a distance.
  4. Make the music sound legitimate. When you're at the festival in Horizon 4, the music coming from speakers is just the studio recording. I suggest two versions of each song saved in the game. The normal studio version when you're away doing races or cruising around, but have a recorded version of when the performer(s) played a song live when you roll up to the festival. This will make it SO much more immersive.
MUSIC------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Hyperdrift Radio- Due to the game's setting being Japan, we need to get into the mood, style and aesthetics of Japan of course. Hyperdrift Radio is a brand new station that features Eurobeat and Vaporwave music, perfect for drifting and flying past opponents.
  2. Please bring back the custom music option from Forza Horizon 3. I know Groove Music has been retired, but I think a Horizon X Spotify collaboration would be really nice. When it comes to 100% completion players like me, the current music gets REALLY old when driving. Hey, a Spotify shirt would be a free unlock if you connected your account?
3.What if each season had it's own music lineup? I know it'd be expensive to buy all that music for use, but it'd be worth it in my opinion.
  1. Horizon XS features these songs (among others) (starred* songs are HIGHLY recommended)
Black Pistol Fire - Level*
Cage The Elephant - Broken Boy*
Death From Above 1979 - NVR4EVR*
Dinosaur Pile-Up - 11:11 (Radio Edit)*
Riverboat Gamblers - A Choppy, Yet Sincere Apology
Greenleaf - High Fever*
Kasabian - Fast Fuse
Liily - Toro*
Plauge Vendor - I Only Speak In Friction*
Rise Against - The Violence
Royal Blood - Where Are You Now?
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  1. Horizon Pulse features these songs (among others)
Shamir - On The Regular
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
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  1. Horizon Block Party features these songs (amon- you get the idea.)
Gang Starr - Now You're Mine
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You*
Kabuto The Python - Spetsnaz*
Busdriver - Imaginary Places
The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By*
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  1. Horizon Bass Arena
Andromedik - Forever* (this should play during the opening race to the festival)
Bloc Party - Flux (12" Instrumental Remix)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities In Dust* (Junkie XL Remix)
Kavinsky - Testarossa (SebAstian Remix)
KNOWER - Time Traveler
Matrix & Futurebound - All I Know*
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 8. Hyperdrift Radio (like Timeless, they're not affiliated with the Festival.)
Ace - Tokyo Lights*
18 Carat Affair - Desire*
ESPIRITにちは - espirit.wav
ESPIRITにちは - iwillbe.wav (Extended Mix)*
Crystal Castles - Crimewave*
Dark Angel - Right Now
Dave Rogers - Deja Vu
Dreams West - Tribes*
Fastway - Rockin' Hardcore*
FrankJavCee - SimpsonWave1995
GLOOMCVLT - Banned From Living*
Go2 - Looka Bomba
Hotblade - Manifold Love (Eurobeat Mix)
Jean Love - Steel Blade
Leslie Parrish - Killing My Love*
luxury elite - Temptation
luxury elite - Mall Madness
Manuel - GAS GAS GAS* (Extended Mix)
Max Coveri - Running In The 90's*
MF DOOM - Zatar*
Nando - In My Supercar*
The Snake - Freedom Ride (Eurobeat Mix)
(seriously, if any of the above songs get put into the game i'll lose it)
AUCTION HOUSE----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Currently in the game, if someone makes a bid in the final few mins, the auction timer is raised by a minute. This can go on indefinitely provided all the bidders have infinite money. This is fine, but I think it should have a limited amount of additional time given before the timer won't renew.
  2. Private auctions. You can tag 1-4 users and have a private auction between only them. However, there is no max buyout, you actually have to make an auction bid, and the start bid is locked at the highest average price. Getting your rides sniped will be a thing of the past. Perfect compromise since the gifting car feature was removed.
  3. You can save and monitor auctions for later. If you see a nice car with a low bid but a high buyout with several hours to go, you can come back and bid on it in the last few mins so you don't attract attention and get 70 people bidding on the car.
  4. The Auction House is updated automatically and new auctions submitted are live. You don't need to back out and search again to get new auctions showing up.
  5. In car histories, the date they were purchased/won is there.
  6. You can track your sold cars and see if they're available again.
  7. Your AH purchases and sells (that's not a word, is it?) are permanently logged, along with the date, the price, and who bought it. It's all kept in a comprehensive list.
SKILL SCORES-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Ultimate Airs are buffed to 1,000 points
  2. BETTER SKILL REGISTRY. I cannot count how many points worth of skill chains i've lost because the game didn't count a wreckage or drift skill at the last second.
  3. The skill score multiplier has an actual timer next to it. The fading text isn't enough.
  4. Your skill score timer cannot run out mid-air, the timer is paused until you hit the ground. This has been a thing in the games and it infuriates me as it discourages players to not make big jumps.
  5. Rewind should be a perk added, this perk would let you rewind "once" during your skill chain and keep it. Rewinding to gain a lost chain wouldn't apply.
  6. Foresight should be a perk added, this perk would have traffic show up as tiny dots on the minimap so they're easier to avoid.
MULTIPLAYER & FESTIVAL PLAYLIST----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. You aren't required to win an event for it to count towards your completion. Sure, you won't get the award, but it should count for the playlist regardless. It's annoying having to forcefully win a Trials or Playground Games event just for a car you already have so you can get a Playlist Completion Award.
  2. In ranked, cars should be permanently ghosted. Eliminate the opportunity for rammers to ruin the race entirely.
  3. Missing a checkpoint should not force a rewind. Missing one basically dooms you to last place in multiplayer. Instead, it should give you a temporary slowdown.
  4. To prevent wallriding, only slow the player if they're physically touching the wall. The current system is too sensitive and will penalize you even if you simply love-tap the wall.
  5. REMOVE FREEROAM RUSH. PERMANENTLY. IT'S NO FUN AND REQUIRES LUCK, NOT SKILL.
  6. I suggest replacing freeroam rush with a Burnout Paradise-style racing type. Basically, you can take literally any route to the finish (asphalt and dirt), but you'll get reset if you drive off the road for longer then 10 seconds. Find your own route and figure out the fastest to win. This will actually take thinking and skill, and doesn't sound like the devs quickly and lazily thought it up.
  7. Playground Games has three different gamemodes. You can have a team win with a best 2/3. So why on earth is it a best 3/5 on the game? This is just plain inefficiency, it should have three rounds.
  8. 100%ing a season should award 5 super wheelspins. 100% on a Series would be 10 super wheelspins.
WHEELSPINS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Super Wheelspins will not contain common items.
  2. Wheelspins will not contain Autoshow Cars under 600K credits or under Legendary Rarity. To balance this out, getting cars will be rare.
TUNING/UPGRADES--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Tire Compound swapping shouldn't cost so much PI. The fact you can literally skip entire classes just by putting on race tires is ridiculous. Putting race tires on some D class cars will sometimes bump them UP TO A CLASS.
  2. For the love of everything automotive, nerf AWD swapping. The fact you instantly get maxed out launch and acceleration as well easier handling basically forces the player to AWD swap all their cars to be competitive. It's stupid, and doesn't feel right. AWD SHOULD add a little bit of launch and acceleration, but swapping to AWD should mainly go to building rally cars.
  3. When downloading other Tunes, the thumbnail of the tune will reflect the bodykits and wings/spoilers applied. I absolutely HATE forza aero, and when I can't get a certain PI and head to the tuning marketplace, all the thumbnails are the same despite the car having different kits applied, and it's a literal guess to find one without the ugly kits.
  4. Applying race weight reduction will actually remove the other seats and change the interior.
GARAGE-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. DeBerti Designs, Pre-order cars, Barrett-Jackson, and Horizon Edition cars are in their own manufacturer categories.
  2. Pre-modifed cars (like HOONIGAN) will have their creation year the time they were modified, not the year the stock model was created.
  3. Sorting changes will be saved. If you organize your cars by PI Class, they'll stay that way unless you change it again.
  4. You can create custom categories like in Motorsport.
  5. New rarity: one-of-a-kind. Not sure what color it should be, but it means in real life, only one of the car exists. This applies to cars under HOONIGAN, Formula Drift, ETC. Also racing cars like the Audi Quattro S1, #199 Subaru WRX and the VW IDR.
FESTIVAL SHOWCASES-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. You can blueprint showcase events. You obviously can't change the route or what you race, but the vehicle you use, the weather, the season, and the song that plays you can change.
  2. Drag Car on a straight VS. Skateboarder using a mega ramp would be pretty cool.
GAME PHYSICS-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Please, i'm begging you. Don't change the drift physics at all. Horizon 3's drift physics had such a high learning curve i still haven't mastered it after all this time. Horizon 4's was hard, sure, but it took a reasonable amount of time to master. Drifting physics are creamy-smooth right now, please don't change it.
  2. Roadside objects slow you down waaaaay too much. This is an arcade racer, the only object that should actually slow you down when driving through it should be the drystone walls. Also, your cars should be able to break through them at any speed, getting stuck behind some tree or wall because you weren't going fast enough frustrates me.
  3. The debris from broken roadside objects should become intangible after a second or so. If they get stuck behind a curb or bump up and you're driving a low car, it will literally keep you from getting up the curb, and sometimes bounce you back. How does that work?
CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. More character age types. Current playable characters are fine and should return, but please, add some other options other then all the characters looking 24-32. It'd be neat if you could play as some old 48 year old boomer, or a young 19 year old kid. Getting tired of every selectable character being a millennial. More age diversity please! Also one template character should be the original Horizon 1 protagonist, complete with RBF.
  2. Legitimate body customization. While the classic default characters should serve as templates, it'd be nice to be able to change hairsyles, hair color, beard/mustaches for the dudes... HOWEVER, these should not be wheelspin prizes and all be available from the start of the game.
  3. Drop the dances. Please.
  4. But if you're gonna keep em, add the Spongebob Shuffle, Flare, and the Kazotsky Kick.
  5. Stop with all the ridiculous cosmetics. I get if you want some goofy headbands and hats, but cut it out with the big-eye googles, crowns, pumpkin masks. dumb chicken costumes included.
  6. STAY AWAY FROM HYPEBEAST CLOTHING. THIS ISN'T NEED FOR SPEED.
  7. Custom clothing. Like ones you can apply vinyls to.
CAR CUSTOMIZATION------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Using other people's vinyls should NOT lock your design. it SHOULD however give a 3% cut to the original creator of the vinyl. The creator would also be notified that their design is being used.
  2. Options to remove front/rear bumpers, as well as the hood one some cars would be sick. Certain upgrades would make previously unavailable body removals usable, such as adding a Twin Turbo swap your Lamborghini would make the rear removable.
  3. Window stickers! However, you can't cover the entire windshield/window. You can cover the edges and passenger side of the windshield with as much as you like, but you can't just slap a massive sticker over the entire window/windshield.
  4. More bodykits from brands in general.
  5. Different Forza Aero options. The only one currently available is hideous on 99% of the cars in the game.
  6. Front/rear bumpers as well as doors can be painted individually.
  7. De-badging cars is an option.
RACES------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Street Scene should be one of the available race formats for custom routes.
  2. Blueprints are deletable.
  3. Street Scene should feel more illegal in general. Police sirens should be heard in the distance when doing a street race, and a police chopper flying over the race would be cool. Police will never chase or interact in any other way. This is Forza, not NFS.
  4. On higher difficulties, you must stay in-between the checkpoints for them to count. Driving directly over a flag doesn't count, although hitting the inner side does.
  5. Option to switch cars at the Race Start menu.
  6. When doing festival-based custom routes, Horizon barriers, screens, and bleachers will be present. This will automatically be done by the game if the player uses a straight or corner used in a developer-created route.
  7. Option to choose which direction the race starts in with custom checkpoints. It's extremely annoying finding the perfect start to your race only to find out the start is pointed in the opposite direction.
BARN FINDS------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Obviously not all, just suggestions.
  1. '98 Toyota Supra RZ
  2. '85 Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
  3. '94 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  4. '87 Nissan Skyline R31
  5. '67 Nissan Fairlady Z
  6. '95 Toyota MR2 GT
  7. '84 Honda CRX
  8. After unlocking a barn find, the same car is now available in the Autoshow. Autoshow based cars can be deleted, unlike their barn find counterparts.
HORIZON EDITION CARS--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once again, just suggestions.
  1. 1969 Dodge Charger T (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Air Skills Boost)
  2. 2002 Nissan Skyline GTR R34 (B-700 CLASS UPGRADE) (Speed Skills Boost)
  3. 2020 Supra GR (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Drift Skills Boost)
  4. 1985 Toyota Trueno (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Drift Skills Boost)
  5. 2018 McLaren Senna (X-999 CLASS UPGRADE) (Credits Boost)
  6. 1969 GTO Judge (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Burnout Skills Boost)
  7. 2011 Koenigsegg Agera (X-999 CLASS UPGRADE) (Air Skills Boost)
  8. 2002 Enzo Ferrari (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Speed Skills Boost)
  9. 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (S2-998 CLASS UPGRADE) (Speed Skills Boost)
  10. 2002 BMW M3-GTR (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Near Miss Skills Boost)
  11. 2014 Terradyne Gurkha LAPV (B-700 CLASS UPGRADE) (Destruction Skills Boost)
  12. 2001 Acura Integra Type-R (B-700 CLASS UPGRADE) (Near Miss Skills Boost)
  13. 1997 Honda Civic Type-R (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Skills Boost)
  14. 1992 Honda NSX-R (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Drift Skills Boost)
  15. 2003 Honda S2000 (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Credits Boost)
  16. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Air Skills Boost)
  17. 2012 Eagle Speedster (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Speed Skills Boost)
  18. 1962 Peel P50 (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Skills Boost)
  19. 1975 Ford Bronco (B-700 CLASS UPGRADE) (Destruction Skills Boost)
  20. 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Burnout Skills Boost)
  21. 2012 Bowler EXR S (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Destruction Skills Boost)
  22. 2013 Audi R8 Coupe V10 (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Influence Boost)
  23. 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Air Skills Boost)
  24. 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Credits Boost)
  25. 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32 (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Skills Boost)
  26. 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder (S2-998 CLASS UPGRADE) (Speed Skills Boost)
  27. 2005 Ford GT (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Near Miss Skills Boost)
  28. 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor (C-600 CLASS UPGRADE) (Destruction Skills Boost)
  29. 1971 Meyers Manx (C-600 CLASS UPGRADE) (Air Skills Boost)
  30. 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z (A-800 CLASS UPGRADE) (Drift Skills Boost)
  31. 2010 Lexus LFA (S1-900 CLASS UPGRADE) (Influence Boost)
  32. 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 Idea: under the hood in forzavista, have the message "take care of this one! -Dak" written on the engine cover in sharpie. Nice little throwback. Only on the Horizon Edition. (B-700 CLASS UPGRADE) (Near Miss Skills Boost)
HOUSES-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Everything you can access in the in-game pause menu can be accessed in your house.
  2. Tuning and paining cars will have a little garage area when doing so. The car out on the driveway looks boring.
ELIMINATOR------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Don't. Just don't. It't garbage, and of all the things that have been added to Forza Horizon 4, this is by far the worst. Lay it to rest. It's not fun, and the game's realistic-spin-on-arcade-racing makes this even worse. The map makes the whole experience terrible as well, it wasn't designed for this, and even the fact you have to activate to "fight" a player just shows how you were grasping at straws in the first place. This is coming from someone who was initially excited to try this gamemode out. I understand losing because i screwed up and crashed into a tree, that's fair. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HAVING TO GO 2MPH OVER EVERY LITTLE DIRT BUMP BECAUSE I'LL EITHER SPIN OUT, FLIP, OR GET ROUTED INTO A BUILDING.
DRIVATARS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. In the options menu, you can have a choice to replace randomly generated Xbox accounts with actual racer names. Some could even be throwbacks, like naming racers Darius Flynt or Dak. Obviously most generated names should be asian. Feels kinda soulless to race against people named "WackyRiver3829" and "SadBottle4356"
  2. With harder difficulties, stop making the Drivatars more unfair to race against. Make them drive SMARTER. Have them use braking as little as possible, have them fully gun it on straights. The rubberbanding on harder difficulties is absolutely ridiculous, especially with the one drivatar who absolutely SMOKES everyone else. They drive like they're on slot tracks, and it just isn't fun. Giving expert-unbeatable drivatars cars that have impossible engine swaps, unreachable horsepower, ETC. shouldn't be in the game. I want to feel like i'm racing actual people on higher difficulties.
  3. Bumping/making extended contact with drivatar's cars will make them try to get away from you. They'll beep if you ram them or tailgate too long, have muffled music playing inside the cars, make them feel like real people.
  4. Drivatars will autoghost in freeroam mode, and spawn MUCH less frequently. Horizon 3 has been almost ruined because of the sheer amount of drivatars that spawn, and the ones that ram into you, for some reason.
SEASONS----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. I'm being honest here and i'm just saying I really don't care about the seasons feature. spring through autumn has barely any gameplay difference, and winter is just plain annoying. It's your pride and joy for whatever reason, so I really don't expect for this feature to be retired.
  2. I do think you should be able to freeroam in any season you want at any time, but switching seasons would not let you do online events or connect to Horizon Life until you changed it back. Forcefully being stuck in winter for a WEEK straight makes the game no fun to play.
  3. I mean... what if seasons worked realistically?
-December 1st to February 28th: Winter
-March 1st to May 31st: Spring
-June 1st to August 31st: Summer
-September 1st to November 30th: Autumn
Combined with the "play privately in any season you want" this would be great. Also, it won't be in-game summer during real-life christmas time like it was last year!
HORIZON STORY----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Stop making some chapters so hard to three-star. Especially in these weird, convoluted ways where you have to take some alternate route that's never referenced in the game at all. Take one of the LaRacer chapters, it's impossible to three star unless at the start, you pull a full 180 and go backwards, THEN you have a chance to thee star it. Have you heard of a thing called foreshadowing? hints? They're pretty big in games these days.
  2. Why not have a real racing celeb like Ken Block be the star of a HOONIGAN based Horizon Story? Imagine if Tesla came back to the game and Elon Musk decided to show up at the Horizon Festival to have a Horizon story based around Tesla and other electric cars?
CARS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is all the cars I personally would like to see featured in the game. Starred* ones will not be available in the Autoshow and will be seasonal rewards.
  1. 2016 Apollo Arrow*
  2. 2004 Gumpert Apollo
  3. 1985 Honda City Turbo II
  4. 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  5. 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner
  6. 2008 Top Gear P45*
  7. 2017 Honda Civic DX
  8. 2018 Nissan Sentra
  9. 2020 Supra GR
  10. 2010 Lexus LFA
  11. 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale
  12. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8
  13. 2015 Ferrari P80C*
  14. 1967 Ferrari Thomassima II
  15. 1985 Toyota Trueno
  16. 1995 Toyota MR2 GT
  17. 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport
  18. 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante
  19. 2020 Aspark Owl*
  20. 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo
  21. 2020 McLaren Elva
  22. 2020 Aston Martin DBX
  23. 2020 Ford Bronco R
  24. 2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
  25. 1982 Nissan 240RS
  26. 1985 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S
  27. 2014 Equus Bass 770
  28. 2011 Hyundai IX20
  29. 2012 Scion TC
  30. 2007 Toyota Camry
  31. 1993 Volkswagen Fox
  32. 1979 Toyota Tercel
  33. 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
  34. 1977 Lancia Scorpion
  35. 2005 TVR Typhon
  36. 2002 TVR Tamora*
  37. 1971 Ulyanovsk UAZ-469
  38. 1955 Alpine A106
  39. 1999 Toyota Altezza RS200 Z-Edition
  40. 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
CONCLUSION-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Well, it's finally done. Hope the devs decide to read through this since I put a ton of work into it. Maybe the sheer size of this thing will get their attention. Thanks so much for reading through this (probably skimming, i don't blame you) If any of my music/cadesign suggestions make it into the game i'd completely lose it. Hopefully Forza Horizon 5 is a masterpiece, regardless of what's listed here.
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2020.01.01 12:56 deeptechsharing Traxsource Top 200 Techno Of 2019 DOWNLOAD

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  1. 2Pole, Ursula Rucker – Alone (6:51)
    1. 84 Avenue – Yellow Line (Original Mix) (7:38)
    2. Adam Beyer, Bart Skils – Your Mind (8:23)
    3. Adam Beyer, Enrico Sangiuliano – Preset Heaven (8:15)
    4. Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani, Green Velvet – Space Date (Pleasurekraft Remix) (9:09)
    5. Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani, Green Velvet – Space Date (6:36)
    6. Adana Twins – C3PO (7:38)
    7. Adoo – After Four Years (Original Mix) (6:28)
    8. Adoo – Percussion Night (Original Mix) (7:07)
    9. Agents Of Time – Dream Vision (6:25)
    10. Alex Niggemann – Exos (7:19)
    11. Alexander Technique – Are You Ready (6:24)
    12. Alexander Technique, Pdro, Raw Reset – Time Wave (6:26)
    13. Ali Ghanavi, Chaka, Marty – Senses (Alexander Technique Remix) (6:36)
    14. Amine Edge, DANCE, Sergy – Club Lit (Matt Sassari Remix) (6:05)
    15. Andre Crom – 1989 (Original Mix) (6:08)
    16. Andres Campo – DaShit (Original Mix) (5:11)
    17. Anfisa Letyago – Go Back (6:07)
    18. Armand van Helden, Agent Orange – Witch Doktor (Agent Orange DJ 2018 Rework) (6:36)
    19. Artbat – Papillon (Original Mix) (7:06)
    20. AVMEC – A2K (Original Mix) (7:44)
    21. Bawrut – Pronto Arpeggio (KiNK Remix) (6:33)
    22. Belocca – All I Want To Do (5:30)
    23. Belocca – Behind The Mask (Pierre Blanche Remix) (6:51)
    24. Belocca – Budapest Underground (6:48)
    25. Belocca – Chakra (6:44)
    26. Belocca – Dreams (7:07)
    27. Belocca – Reptilian (8:21)
    28. Big Miz – Dance MF (7:00)
    29. Booka Shade – Trespass 2019 (Booka Shade Extended Mix) (6:15)
    30. Butch – Countach (Original) (7:39)
    31. BVBYLON – Arcadia (Original Mix) (8:47)
    32. CamelPhat – DMT (Original Mix) (7:02)
    33. CamelPhat, Riva Starr, Ursula Rucker – Crystal Clear (Original Mix) (4:58)
    34. Carl Cox – Dark Alleys (Carl Cox Remake) (7:14)
    35. Carlos Pires – Out Control (5:47)
    36. CASSIMM – Dances with Wolves (Chus & Ceballos Remix) (6:16)
    37. Chris Rubix – Blow (7:03)
    38. Chris Veron – Race Beyond (Original Mix) (7:33)
    39. Christian Hornbostel – Elevatio (Original Mix) (8:31)
    40. Christian Hornbostel – Glide Slope (Original Mix) (7:11)
    41. Christian Hornbostel – Hekate (Original Mix) (7:40)
    42. Chus, Ceballos, Dennis Cruz – The Sun (Algarve Mix) (5:42)
    43. Cinthie – Rave Like No One Is Watching (Original Mix) (5:24)
    44. CJ Bolland, The Advent – Camargue 2019 (Maceo Plex Remix) (6:33)
    45. Colonel Abrams, Alexander Technique – House Of Stone (Alexander Technique Remix) (5:37)
    46. Coyu – Practical Disorder Compulsory (Coyu Raw Mix) (6:46)
    47. Daniel Trim, Robert Sevillano – Dali (Robert Sevillano Remix) (7:23)
    48. Danny Tenaglia – Don’t Turn Your Back (Carl Cox Remix) (6:53)
    49. Dario D’Attis, DEFinition – Home (Original Mix) (6:17)
    50. Demuir – How Beautiful You Are (Dub) (8:07)
    51. Dense, Pika, Melody’s Enemy – From Nothing (Original Mix) (6:23)
    52. Detroit Project, M. Rodriguez – Just Move (M. Rodriguez Dub Remix) (7:21)
    53. Dosem – Meeting Point (6:16)
    54. Drumcomplex – Joy (7:03)
    55. Dusky – Lea Valley (3:35)
    56. Eats Everything – Space Raiders (Charlotte de Witte Remix) (7:18)
    57. Elax – Reaktor (6:43)
    58. Emanuel Satie – Planet XXX (6:45)
    59. Engi – Structure (5:30)
    60. Enrico Sangiuliano – Hidden T (7:48)
    61. Erol Alkan – Spectrum (Mano Le Tough Remix) (6:17)
    62. Felix Da Housecat, Kristin Velvet, Felix da Housecat – Acid Picky (4:06)
    63. Felix Da Housecat, Kristin Velvet, Felix da Housecat – Not Hard (6:19)
    64. Fjaak – Don’t Leave Me (6:55)
    65. Floorplan – Never Grow Old (Mark Broom Dubplate Mix) (5:34)
    66. Franky Rizardo – I’m Feelin (Original Mix) (6:18)
    67. From Disco 2 Disco – The Crown (Peppe Nastri Remix) (6:02)
    68. G Bace – Back To Acid (Original Mix) (7:03)
    69. G Plak, Chris Michael – Million Lives (Original Mix) (7:02)
    70. Geto Mark, DJ Deeon – Time (3:56)
    71. Green Velvet, Coyu – Answering Machine (Coyu Remix) (6:21)
    72. Greg Gow – Lantana (9:44)
    73. Harry Soto – Techno Gods (Extended Mix) (6:34)
    74. Henrik Schwarz – Take Words In Return (Jimi Jules Remix) (8:52)
    75. Hidden Empire – Caterpillar (Original Mix) (6:42)
    76. Ilija Djokovic – Atom (Original Mix) (6:40)
    77. Inner City – Till We Meet Again (Inner City Edit of Carl Craig Extended Remix) (7:15)
    78. Inner City, Steffanie Christi’an – Need Your Love (Ramon Tapia Extended Remix) (6:31)
    79. International Anything – Running In The Underwood (9:35)
    80. Jack, Victor – The Traveller (Original Mix) (7:17)
    81. Jane Oak – The Reality (Original Mix) (6:31)
    82. Jason Philips – Freak (Rich Vom Dorf Remix) (5:17)
    83. Jay Potter, Dancing Divaz, Tameka Jackson – Yes It’s Good (Alexander Technique Remix) (5:33)
    84. Jerome Sydenham, Argy – Whisper Track (Dub) (5:10)
    85. Jerome Sydenham, Fatima Njai – U Are (6:06)
    86. Josh Wink – Aries In Mars (7:17)
    87. Josh Wink, Ursula Rucker – Sixth Sense (Shlomi Aber Remix) (6:25)
    88. Juan Atkins, Moritz von Oswald – Concave 1 (5:10)
    89. Julian Jeweil – Mars (6:00)
    90. Kaiserdisco, Karotte – Redneck (Original Mix) (6:05)
    91. Karol Melinger – The Change (M. Rodriguez Remix) (7:17)
    92. Ken Ishii, Drunken Kong – Shift (Original Mix) (6:55)
    93. Kevin Saunderson, e-Dancer – Ponderous (Extended Mix) (7:29)
    94. Kevin Saunderson, Justin Cholewski – Spicy Mug (Extended Mix) (6:38)
    95. Kink – I Remember (303 Version) (7:33)
    96. Kink – Throwing Elbows (6:12)
    97. Klaus Blatter – Space Girl (Todd Terry Mix) (7:40)
    98. Klockworks – Onyx (6:37)
    99. Koen Groeneveld, Fierce Ruling Diva – You Gotta Believe (Koen Groeneveld Extended Re-Edit) (6:07)
    100. Kolsch, Tiga – HAL (5:45)
    101. Krystal Klear – Euphoric Dreams (KiNK Remix) (3:35)
    102. La Fleur – Tears (7:37)
    103. Laurent Garnier, Chambray – Feelin’ Good (Radio Slave Revenge Remix) (7:29)
    104. Len Faki, Juxta Position – Superstition (Azid Mix) (6:14)
    105. Lennox Greenfield, M. Rodriguez – Dark Night (M. Rodriguez Remix) (7:07)
    106. Leonardo Chevy – Atlanteans (Original Mix) (6:22)
    107. Leonardo Chevy – Earth Dog (Original Mix) (6:07)
    108. Leonardo Chevy – Slightly Higher (8:19)
    109. Louie Vega, Patrick Adams, Cloud Two, Anane – Rebel Nation (feat. Anane) (Carl Craig Remix) (8:21)
    110. Louie Vega, The Martinez Brothers, Hector Lavoe – Shut The Door (TMBLV Main Mix) (8:44)
    111. Luca Morris, Mozzy Rekorder – Kiss This (Original Mix) (6:53)
    112. M. Rodriguez – Back Down (Dub Mix) (7:21)
    113. M. Rodriguez – Escape (Original Mix) (7:22)
    114. M. Rodriguez – Flashing (Original Mix) (7:21)
    115. M. Rodriguez – Ping Depth (Original Mix) (7:13)
    116. M. Rodriguez – Satisfy (Original Mix) (7:17)
    117. M. Rodriguez – Stressbug (Original Mix) (7:25)
    118. M. Rodriguez – Try This One (Original Mix) (7:21)
    119. M. Rodriguez, DominicG – Grobbels (M. Rodriguez Remix) (7:17)
    120. Marcio aka DJ Bat – La Fiesta (M. Rodriguez Remix) (7:40)
    121. Marcos Cabral – Loose Lips (7:54)
    122. Mark Broom – EFB (Original Mix) (5:54)
    123. Mark Broom – Loop It (5:16)
    124. Martin Buttrich – Northeast (8:09)
    125. Mathame – Skywalking (6:14)
    126. Mathias Kaden – Liberate Drums (Original Mix) (8:05)
    127. Mighty Mouse – The Spirit (Mark Broom’s Club Rub Extended Remix) (6:53)
    128. Mighty Mouse – The Spirit (Mark Broom’s Let’s Talk Extended Remix) (6:14)
    129. MNTL, Montel – Eccentricity (Original Mix) (7:09)
    130. Monolink – Black Day (Adam Beyer Remix Edit) (4:22)
    131. Nic Fanciulli – Understand (Original Mix) (7:17)
    132. Orlando Voorn – In Da Jungle (Elliot Fitch Remix) (3:29)
    133. Oscar L – Aura (7:12)
    134. Oscar L – Unique (7:07)
    135. Oscar L, Matt Sassari – Cilene (Original Mix) (7:13)
    136. Patrice Baumel – Roar (Adana Twins Remix) (8:13)
    137. Patrick Topping – Tasty On The Cobbles (Original Mix) (7:30)
    138. Paul V – Armonia (7:08)
    139. Peace Division, Pleasant Gehman – Blacklight Sleaze feat Pleasant Gehman (Radio Slave Vocal Remix) (11:31)
    140. Pongo – So Many Words (6:57)
    141. Purple Disco Machine – Body Funk (Carl Cox Remix) (3:54)
    142. Raito – Summer Of Love (Radio Edit) (3:02)
    143. Ramon Tapia – Entity (Original Mix) (5:55)
    144. Ramon Tapia, Vinicius Honorio – Stingray (Original Mix) (6:11)
    145. Ray Grooves, Rowetta, Alexander Technique – Non Stop (Alexander Technique Remix) (7:05)
    146. Reinier Zonneveld – Eating Concrete (Original Mix) (4:23)
    147. Rex the Dog – Vortex (Radio Edit) (3:41)
    148. Riva Starr – Disco Loco (Harvey McKay Remix) (5:19)
    149. Riva Starr – The Hole (Release Your Soul) (6:59)
    150. RNDT – Elements (6:15)
    151. Roberto, Jamie Anderson, Robert Owens – Bare Essentials (Warehouse Mix) (6:35)
    152. Ronnie Spiteri – Talking to Nature (8:21)
    153. Ruff Stuff – Last Chance (7:07)
    154. Sabb – Jeopardized (Super Flu Remix) (8:57)
    155. Saeed Younan – Back To The Drums (6:51)
    156. Santos – You Wanna Hear (Original Mix) (3:54)
    157. Scan 7 – Sunday Afternoon (Kevin Saunderson Extended Remix) (8:00)
    158. Scot Project – U (I Got A Feeling) (Eats Everything Extended Reebeef) (7:41)
    159. Sebastien Pedro – Outside (Original Mix) (6:43)
    160. Sebastien Pedro – Rules (Original Mix) (5:37)
    161. Sharam – Exodus (Original Mix) (8:01)
    162. Skream, Michael Bibi – Otto’s Chant (Original Mix) (6:09)
    163. Sous Sol, Mihai Popoviciu – Dizzy Rhythm (Mihai Popoviciu Remix) (7:17)
    164. Spektre – Back Into Consciousness (Original Mix) (6:57)
    165. Spencer Parker – Emotional Tendencies (7:27)
    166. Spencer Zabiela, Nico Kass – Heard You Talkin’ (6:51)
    167. SRVD – Brotha (8:25)
    168. SRVD – The Yard Man (7:30)
    169. SRVD, Radio Slave, Patrick Mason – Elevate (Original Mix) (8:13)
    170. Stacy Kidd – Tune Driver (6:56)
    171. Steve Bug, Langenberg – Chord Cluster (Cassy Full On Dub Mix) (5:40)
    172. Steve Lawler – K’Trip (Original Mix Edit) (3:29)
    173. Subliminal Source – Direct (Original Mix) (7:10)
    174. Sven Tasnadi, Supernova – Keep da Shit (Harry Romeo Remix) (6:55)
    175. The Carry Nation – Baby Baby (Alexander Technique Remix) (6:26)
    176. The Saunderson Brothers – Into The Dark (Extended Mix) (6:53)
    177. Themba – Paliva (6:56)
    178. Themba – Vuma (Original Mix) (7:12)
    179. TK-519 – Runaway (Original Mix) (6:00)
    180. Todd Terry – Da Bango (Alexander Technique Remix) (5:36)
    181. Todd Terry, Agent Orange DJ, Alexander Technique, House of Gypsies – Samba (Agent Orange DJ & Alexander Technique Rework) (7:05)
    182. Todd Terry, Agent Orange DJ, Alexander Technique, House of Gypsies – Sume Sigh Say (Agent Orange DJ & Alexander Technique Rework) (7:20)
    183. Todd Terry, Black Riot – A Day In The Life (Alexander Technique Remix) (6:00)
    184. Truncate – Dial (Heiko Laux Remix) (5:30)
    185. Truncate – Our Bodies (5:12)
    186. Truncate – Utility 2 (5:26)
    187. Umek – Brethren (Original Mix) (7:34)
    188. Umek – Collision Wall (Original Mix) (7:08)
    189. Umek – Vibrancy (Original Mix) (6:50)
    190. Vin Sol – House Freaks (6:08)
    191. Vince Watson – Holographic (7:49)
    192. Vince Watson – Mystical Rhythm (Omid 16B Remix Vs Original Mix) (9:29)
    193. Vonda7, S L F – Revolution (Extended Mix) (6:00)
    194. VyVyan – Coat Bra Pants (6:02)
    195. Wehbba – Third Wave (5:48)
    196. Will Clarke, Nick Monaco – Like A Girl (Original Mix) (3:47)
    197. Winx – Don’t Laugh (Agent Orange DJ Re-Work) (6:51)
    198. Xavier Montrier – Phoenix (6:28)
    199. Yousef, Harry Romero, Chuck Roberts – Genesis (Original Mix) (7:04)
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2019.12.05 19:39 grimgravyboat Ranking Every Episode of Community [Part 1 of 2]

I'm obsessed with ranking things I love so I decided to tackle my favorite comedy: Community. What sets it apart in my eyes from the sitcom royalty (which includes The Office, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, Brooklyn 99, How I Met Your Mother & Seinfeld) is the capacity to be a formidable foundation for parody. Essentially, the writers (outside of most Season 4 attempts) are able to meld together plot and parody to great effect without sacrificing one for the other. As will be evident in my rankings, when Community is able to pull this off, it truly is TV magic unlike anything else out there. The closet, one can argue, is HIMYM as they have some standalone attempts that hit a similar mark, but the consistency is far and away in Community’s favor.
I've broken the list in half in hopes to focus discussion on each section and to give myself more time to write up commentary on the "better" episodes.
Please comment below and tell me why you agree/disagree! Here are my rankings of episodes #110-56:

#110 "Advanced Introduction to Finality" (S04E13) For all the genius the Dark Timeline gives us, this conclusion does not feel earned or entertaining. On paper, the idea seems fine: the Dark Timeline invades. But in execution, the logic is too much of a stretch to genuinely enjoy and it all feels forced.
#109 "Alternative History of the German Invasion" (S04E04) One of the most--if not THE most--forgettable episodes. Centering the episode around the revived German villains (sans what made them funny the first time, Nick Kroll) meant this was doomed from inception. Decent set up of the Changnesia storyline, but even that feels underbaked. Strong argument can be made this is the worst episode, but the one below it gets docked more for the mistreatment of the dark timeline.
#108 "Conventions of Space and Time" (S04E03) This episode is a shell of an idea, similar to Season 4 finale. With a promising conceit, the background of the convention could lead anywhere. Ultimately, it leads us on an unlikable battle for Abed's favor that provides no growth or insight for the characters involved. And other cringy moments help to make this one another easy one to forget.
#107 "Cooperative Escapism and Familial Relations" (S04E05) In a show known for nailing it's holiday episodes, I was excited to see what they'd do with their only Thanksgiving entry. What we get is the 'Season-four-shell-treatment': they want to connect Shawshank with escaping Shirley's and that's literally all there is. Danny Pudi's Morgan Freeman impression is the only good to come from the scenario. I know others appreciate the Jeff/Father storyline, but it felt too disconnected with Thanksgiving storyline, which I thought should be featured more overall, for me to appreciate the performances or feel emotionally invested.
#106 "Advanced Documentary Filmmaking" (S04E06) Chang is one of my favorite characters. Had the Changesia angle been more genuine, as the episode leads us to believe until the end tag, then it would rank much higher. Instead, the obvious Chang-betrayal puts us back in well-tread territory, undoing the nicer aspects of this documentary episode. Ultimately, another instance of trying to retroactively make a memorable Community episode, missing the heart that could have made it special--although it comes close.
#105 "Intro to Knots" (S04E10) Another entry in 'Season-four-shell-treatment' made even more apparent with it being a Christmas episode. Great setup, interesting twist, but so much wasted potential. Had they cut the Die Hard stuff entirely, it may rank higher. I found the references repetitive and annoying and it led nowhere. There's just not enough focus to appreciate what's happening. I still get immense joy from the reveal that Chang can't tie knots, but the entire kidnapping storyline is too underdeveloped to be meaningful.
#104 "App Development and Condiments" (S05E08) One of the few high-concept episodes that falls flat to me. The more the world is taken over by the app, the less invested I became. Jeff's journey to return everyone to sanity was uninteresting, perhaps due to the aesthetic choices of the world-building. Some funny moments aside, it just doesn't succeed in being much more than a concept. Love the Tim & Eric cameo; should have been featured more.
#103 "Intro to Felt Surrogacy" (S04E09) The puppets, songs and cameos make this one a Season four highlight. It's enough to distract you from noticing there's not much beyond that. The storyline itself is absurd in a bad way. If they had embedded the dark secrets in much more straightforward way (and given Abed one even if he didn't end up sharing it) it would have been much more enjoyable. I would have loved to see this idea executed with the real creators at the helm.
#102 "Economics of Marine Biology" (S04E07) This one surprisingly grows on you. Initially, the prospect of Greendale selling out to lure in 'the whale' seemed like a half-hearted attempt to go zany (and revisit the Abed-college-movie terrain) but rewatching Magnitude lose his identity and remembering the P.E.E. subplot, this one has a lot of laughs and the surprising heart that made the show successful.
#101 "Laws of Robotics and Party Rights" (S06E05) There are some good jokes in here, but the execution of the main idea of telepresence robots used by criminals doesn't strike me as entertaining. I'm bored more than I'm laughing and it's a decent one to skip in rewatching.
#100 "Heroic Origins" (S04E12) They pretty much the nail the conceit in this episode. The comic book interlays and the fun exploration of how it all started are ambitious if not a little forced.The discovery of Chang at the center of it all, clearing the way for him to finally join the group, is a triumph. I'm also not bothered by the yet unmentioned Froyo shop that served as an important landmark in their backstory because it feels at home with the comic cliche.
#99 "History 101" (S04E01) Abed's imagining of Community as an entirely other sitcom (with Fred Willard as Pierce) is fantastic until you realize the real show is a shell of its former self. That contrast hurts what is actually a really fun episode. It also suffers from too many storylines not really gelling. It ranks this high because for better or worse, it sets the tone for the season and offers some memorable laughs.
#98 "Intro to Recycled Cinema" (S06E08) I love the bits of re-purposing the old footage of Chang to fit into Abed's new movie, but the rest of the movie scenes were unremarkable. The Steve Gutenberg cameo was great and his reactions to the film are entertaining. I love the "Ham girl!" line rocketing Chang into stardom. Beyond that though, it's all too light and uneventful that it's easy to rank low.
#97 "The Art of Discourse" (S01E22) If it wasn't for the super annoying fued between Jeff/Britta and high schoolers, this would rank much higher. The fun meta-exploration really finds a home with the college cliche fixation but so much time is wasted on "Da-Doys!"
#96 "Football, Feminism, and You" (S01E06) I'm very glad they dropped this version of Troy early on but it's really the first dud in its run. It does get points for bonding Shirley and Britta in a fun way. And I suppose there's some merit to fleshing out Troy as someone who'd fake an injury to avoid a football career, but it's still not completely true to Troy as a character. Perhaps the best example of the show trying to find its footing.
#95 "Aerodynamics of Gender" (S02E07) This one just doesn't do it for me. Sure, the idea of a magically calming trampoline sounds funny and they execute it well enough, it's just not something I really need to rewatch. I don't get much enjoyment from Abed's mean-girl routine either.
#94 "Basic Genealogy" (S01E18) Overall, it's an enjoyable episode. It suffers in rewatching because there's not much entertainment beyond Britta getting spanked by Troy's Nana.
#93 "Celebrity Pharmacology" (S02E13) I find Pierce extra-annoying in this episode. My main moment of joy comes from Chang taking over the role of drugs. The other storylines don't add much, but there are some good laughs throughout.
#92 "Contemporary Impressionists" (S03E11) I find Jeff extra-annoying in this episode. Sure, that's sort of the point, but it doesn't make his extra-narcissism any easier to enjoy. The group playing celebrity impressionists is enjoyable, but this is the least memorable episode in what may be the best season.
#91 "Herstory of Dance" (S04E08) This is a Season 4 gem. Beyond the lovely Brie Larson cameo, witnessing Britta's journey to actual pride and satisfaction is one of the great emotional moments in the series. What holds it back is the unnecessary double-date trope that just lets the cliched developments feel a little flimsy. This is helped by the lack of development of Brie Larson's character in the rest of the season.
#90 "Custody Law and European Diplomacy" (S02E18) The Chang-may-be-Shirley's-baby's-daddy arc was great and this episode is perhaps the most focused and rewarding concerning it. What drags it down is the unlikable Lukka and the somewhat boring plot surrounding his being an awful human.
#89 "Advanced Gay" (S03E06) While it was fun to see Pierce embrace some actual character growth, it doesn't really get capitalized on moving forward. This could have been a stepping stone for him; instead, it's a wasted opportunity. Some good laughs and it sets up two important plot points: Pierce's father's death and Troy's induction to the wild world of AC Repair
#88 "Advanced Criminal Law" (S01E05) I love Abed's elaborate prank, even though real-Troy would have been much more gullible. All the trial stuff is gold, too, especially the setting by the pool. While it suffers from the characters not being themselves quite yet, it's still a fun episode.
#87 "Environmental Science" (S01E10) There's not much to this episode beyond the Jeff/Chang storyline but it's pretty compelling to push things forward. Humanizing Chang always warms my heart and for this to be our first real dive into his life, it's a decent foundation. The Fievel arc is pretty memorable thanks to Donald Glover's hilarity and the duet sung at the end.
#86 "Paranormal Parentage" (S04E02) A Halloween classic that doesn't suffer (much) from the season it's in. It feels like Community and even offers Pierce some great opportunities to shine. Entertaining all around, but would likely be that much greater with Harmon's influence.
#85 "Origins of Vampire Mythology" (S03E15) I'm always confused when I see the title because I think, "another Halloween episode?" I think that impacts my disappointment in this otherwise fine episode. The Pierce/Chang friendship makes me wish we had more. And Britta's texting/calling from the bedroom is actually pretty funny and there's a sad turn where Troy's kindness breaks the spell.
#84 "VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing" (S05E09) Another one shaded by my personal disappointment. I was thrilled to hear Vince Gilligan would cameo, but was bummed this was the result. The end tag was funny, though. Decent snapshot of the fallout from Troy leaving, although it's continually frustrating to see Brie Larson underutilized. Oh, yeah, there's something to do with textbooks too.
#83 "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts" (S03E12) This one suffers from being forgettable beyond Troy and Abed's 'weird-down'. Of course, the wedding is a standout plot point, but one that gets shuffled away easily as the season progresses.
#82 "Basic Email Security" (S06E06) While being a weaker entry in Season 6, it definitely has some strong moments. The leaked emails leads to a hilarious discussion among the group and the unified purpose for an ultimately unworthy cause is great. The kid cop gag is solid, too.
#81 "Basic Sandwich" (S05E12) The second part of the Season 5 finale operates as a treasure hunt and what could have been a series finale if not for Yahoo. It's successful in it's first operation although the solution being a stinky, perverted former teacher with a dues-ex-machina contract is underwhelming. It would have failed as a series finale so thankfully we need not worry about analyzing it as such. Highlight is definitely Richie's brain-robbing ability.
#80 "Basic Story" (S05E13) The first part of the Season 5 finale sets up the treasure hunt with intrigue and the idea of Subway controlling Greendale feels like dire stakes. It's a fun set up that barely outshines its follow up.
#79 "The Psychology of Letting Go" (S02E03) While the heartfelt drive to get ice cream allows for a touching moment, the rest of the plots don't do much for me. Britta vs Annie seems gratuitous and Jeff's vanity was already worn out this early in Season 2.
#78 "The Politics of Human Sexuality" (S01E11) Some great laughs although the subplots don't add much to the enjoyment. Annie's search to see "it" is some good ole Reverse Porky's fun and Abed telling students to not use condoms over the PA is prime Community.
#77 "Basic RV Repair and Palmistry" (S06E10) A fun, meta episode that feels surprising considering it's somehow new territory all the way in Season 6. Some good laughs, good heartfelt moments, and sets up the great run of episodes that follow.
#76 "The Science of Illusion" (S01E20) A decently funny episode made all the more memorable for being the introduction of Troy and Abed's talk show. I'd probably rank it higher if not for the fact that I find Annie and Shirley vying to be the bad cop as too much of a 'meh' thing.
#75 "Grifting 101" (S06E09) An oddball episode made palatable by the hilarious Matt Berry. While a little farfetch'd in execution, it's a fun journey that's fueled by the absurd hi-jinx.
#74 "Asian Population Studies" (S02E12) Perhaps the most normal episode in the series. That's not a knock against it, it's just a little bland in comparison to what's around it. Some solid moments and laughs, although I find Rich perplexing and frustrating just as Jeff does because I don't know how I'm supposed to make sense of his character.
#73 "Competitive Wine Tasting" (S02E20) You can pretty much throw out the main storyline of Pierce's new, suspect, love interest. That bit drags the episode down in my opinion. The strength belongs in Abed's storyline where he asserts his pop culture dominance over a professor. We do get an interesting look into Troy and how he continually struggles to have actual struggles compared to the other character's, which rings true throughout the series.
#72 "Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts" (S02E21) An overall fun episode despite the Shirley pregnancy arc already being tired by this point. Britta trying to deliver the baby is gold and Chang being humanized will always please me and this is perhaps his greatest, human moment. Not the biggest fan of Pierce buying Troy/Abed's handshake, but it leads to some fun moments.
#71 "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking" (S05E06) Being the first episode without Troy, naturally it's gonna suffer. What it does well though is capture the college-based zaniness that works so well for Community, highlighting new and background characters with the singular focus on an attainable goal. And we get the genius of 'Bear Down for Midterms'.
#70 "Ladders" (S06E01) A great introduction to perhaps the most underrated character, Frankie. While essentially being another 'Repilot' it does a good job in setting the new-ish stage while providing the same amount of laughs we expect from a good Community episode.
#69 "Studies in Modern Movement" (S03E07) Troy and Abed are especially grating in this episode and it really makes you sympathize with Annie. There's some redemption with their sweet shadow puppet performance. The highlight, though, is the Jeff/Dean karaoke of Kiss From a Rose.
#68 "Interpretive Dance" (S01E14) The dancing secret is great and a real chance for Donald Glover to shine with his range. It also offers one of the first instances of Troy being the heart of the group, sacrificing his secret to save Britta. If it wasn't for the bore that is Jeff/Slater romance, this one would rank higher.
#67 "Intro to Political Science" (S02E14) Solid episode that's only crime is the debate setting not nearly being as funny or interesting as the episodes ranked higher than it.
#66 "Geography of Global Conflict" (S03E02) Fun episode with some memorable moments. Not a big fan of the UN showdown as the format but it works for Annie's obsessive passion. I wish Martin Starr would have been used more, his character had potential.
#65 "Basic Crisis Room Decorum" (S06E03) This episode is when I knew this final season was going to be done the right way. This has the classic feel of a Season 3 episode but with new characters bringing a fresh twist to what we already enjoy on the show.
#64 "Introduction to Finality" (S03E22) What could have sadly been a series finale, this episode delivers in all the right areas. It's a satisfying conclusion to the Troy HVAC Messiah arc and ends on a hopeful look into the future
#63 "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism" (S03E09) I always enjoy the Jeff/Shirley pairing and the connection in this episode is a strong look into their past and an example of growth. Any time Shirley can show off some unexpected skills that make her into a badass, sign me up. The anime cut of them facing off feels so right and unforced. Sadly, the B plot with Annie breaking Abed's DVD is complete filler.
#62 "Biology 101" (S03E01) A fun start to my favorite season. A successful foundation for what is the most ambitious season in terms of narrative connective tissue. This one sets the tone.
#61 "Course Listing Unavailable" (S03E18) The momentum leading to the big gut punch at the end feels meaningful, as if the group could really be seeing its final days.
#60 "Accounting for Lawyers" (S02E02) First episode where the group leaves the campus is a landmark moment. Very funny episode that gave us some classic moments like the Drew Carey cameo and the chloroform scene.
#59 "Communication Studies" (S01E16) Jeff and Abed's getting drunk montage solidifies this episode's entry this high into the rankings. While I'm not a big Slater fan, this is her most palatable episode by far.
#58 "Early 21st Century Romanticism" (S02E15) This episode really benefits from all its seprate parts working together under the theme of Valentine's. Britta being needlessly defiant in the name of acceptance, Troy/Abed pursuing love only to realize their love matters more, and Jeff accepting Greendale through letting Chang move in is powerful. Even stronger, Pierce overusing his pain meds and seeing a tiny Andy Dick is funny until its made poignant by the dark ending.
#57 "Debate 109" (S01E09) This episode gets major points for sparking the Jeff/Annie relationship, but it's one of my least favorites in rewatch. I guess it's the debate setting. Not taking away anything from the episode in terms of quality, it's solid.
#56 "Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality" (S05E07) Some good character moments. I really enjoyed seeing Abed express a new emotion while be kept from seeing his movie. The Britta love triangle is interesting, but it doesn't add much beyond showing Duncan has an actual human side.
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2019.10.28 05:38 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's Mock Season - Grand National and Trucks [Pt 2/2]

Pt 1
2006
Truck Series Champion: #47 Jerry Nadeau
The comeback story would reach its peak for Nadeau. Two years removed from his last full time cup ride, Jerry found success where he least expected it - taking home the truck series title with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports' #47 team in an upset. Todd Bodine would come into the championship race with the points lead, but a blown piston forced him to settle for second in the points 102 back. Johnny Benson Jr, David Reutimann, and David Starr would round out the top five. Casey Atwood's new race team, Casey Atwood Racing, would get off to a hot start in 2006 as Casey Atwood's first foray into team ownership was a success with a 4 win, 11 top 10 campaign in just 13 races in the #19 RAM. Erin Crocker would drive the rest 21 races in the #19 but struggled, only scoring 1 top 10 and finishing worse than Atwood in points despite attempting 23 total races on the season compared to Atwood's 13.
Busch Series: #60 Carl Edwards
Edwards' rookie season in the Cup series would see him finish an average 18th in points, but perhaps because he was also focused on snagging his second Busch series title in a row. Edwards would only DNF once as he scored 29 top 10's in 35 races along with 6 wins to secure back-to-back championships for Roush Racing. Kevin Harvick would score second with Martin Truex Jr third as the highest non-Buschwhacker, Adam Petty in the #38 Akins Dodge fourth, and Clint Bowyer fifth. Former Earnhardt-Childress Racing prospect Brandon Miller would have a breakout season in the Haas 00 Chevy, with 2 top 5's and 10 top 10's to finish tenth in points (he would ride this momentum to get a shot in the Haas #70 Cup ride in 2007, which went poorly with only 19 qualified races and 0 top 10's).
2007
Truck Series: #30 Todd Bodine
After a 2002 Busch series tragedy that saw his ride get shut down for a lack of funds while he was in the points lead, Todd Bodine was finally able to become a NASCAR champion five years later in the Germain Toyota. This would be the first championship for Toyota after three seasons in NASCAR; it would also come the year they made their Cup series debut. Toyota would not only win but go 1-2-3 in points with Bill Davis Racing teammates Mike Skinner and Johnny Benson coming second and third. Ron Hornaday Jr would give KHI their best points finish to date at 4th, while '06 champ Jerry Nadeau would round out the top five.
Busch Series: #3 Clint Bowyer
Despite the heavy amount of Busch-Whacking that plagued the series, a regular was able to bring the title home in Clint Bowyer. Bowyer put the #3 Earnhardt-Childress Racing Chevy in victory lane five times in 2007, preventing Carl Edwards from scoring his third consecutive championship. Edwards would finish 2nd in the points, leading the league with six wins. David Reutimann would pilot the #99 Michael Waltrip Racing Dodge to a third place run, with Adam Petty and Jason Leffler rounding out the top five.
2008
Truck Series: #33 Ron Hornaday Jr
After winning the '96 and '98 Truck titles, Hornaday ended a 10 year title drought by bringing home his #33 Kevin Harvick, Inc truck first in points. Hornaday and second place Johnny Benson had near-identical seasons, with both scoring 5 wins, 14 top 5's, and 18 top 10's, but the 33 would beat out the 23 by just 7 points. Todd Bodine scored third in points, while Matt Crafton got a career-high fourth. Erik Jones would place fifth with Roush Racing's #99 Truck. With Casey Atwood Racing and Ultra Motorsports' merger, Casey Atwood Racing (who retained the name) would see their best season in the Trucks with Jerry Nadeau piloting the #19 Tide Dodge RAM to 7th and Ted Musgrave piloting the #1 Mopar Dodge to 13th.
Nationwide Series: #19 Casey Atwood
Using the assets from Evernham Motorsports' Busch team, Casey Atwood Racing would debut in the Nationwide series and immediately find success with a championship despite missing a race with a monster 10 win, 29 top 10 season. Clint Bowyer would finish second with 3 wins in his first season as a Cup Regular. Carl Edwards would score third in yet another season in the #60 Roush Racing Ford due to several DNF's and accidents, but still scored five wins. Brad Keselowski would be the top series regular at fourth in the #8 US Navy Chevy for Earnhardt-Childresss, with David Ragan fifth.
2009
Truck Series: #88 Matt Crafton
Crafton had a breakout 2009, as he had two wins in his six years prior to 2009. 2009 would see him win a monster six races, easily taking home the gold over Ron Hornaday. Mike Skinner would finish third in points, with Todd Bodine fourth. Colin Braun would round out the top five in his rookie season with Roush Racing.
Nationwide Series: #60 Carl Edwards
Busch Whacking would peak here as Edwards would set the record for most Grand National titles, scoring #3 after a two-year drought with a seven win, 30(!!) top 10 season with no DNF's or finishes under 25th. Kyle Busch would score second in a Hendrick Motorsports Chevy. Brad Keselowski, who was technically not a cup regular but did shock the world with win filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr in the cup series, finished third. Casey Atwood would score fourth, with Joey Logano being the first true non-cup regular at fifth. Only 7 of the 35 (four if you don't count Keselowski) races were not won by the Cup regulars, with Kes and Logano scoring three wins each and Justin Allagaier picking up a win in the Penske #12 Dodge. After this season, it was announced that 2010 would be the last season where Cup drivers could compete in more than seven Nationwide/Truck races.
2010
Truck Series: #6 Colin Braun
The Roush trucker was able to avoid the sophomore slump and came home with his biggest career achievement to date with a four win championship campaign. Aric Almirola, in his first season with Casey Atwood Racing replacing Jerry Nadeau (who's shock Daytona 500 win gave him a full time ride with Phoenix Racing in the Cup series), preformed well with a second place, three win season in the #19 VFW Dodge RAM. Johnny Sauter scored third in his best career run for any of the three series, while Ron Hornaday and Matt Crafton would round out the top five.
Nationwide Series: #8 Brad Keselowski
For the fifth time in the last ten years, Earnhardt-Childress Racing would win the Nationwide title. This time, Brad Keselowski would emerge as the final Busch-Whacker to win a Grand National title due to the new points changes, scoring six wins and 29 top 10's. Carl Edwards's attempt to win a fourth Nationwide title would be denied, despite scoring six wins and 27 top 10's. Kyle Busch would finish third with a league high seven wins, while Justin Allagaier's two-win campaign with the Penske #12 Dodge placed him fourth (the highest of the non Busch Whackers). Paul Menard had his best season in any series to this point with a fifth place run piloting the #99 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota.
Truck Standings [2000-2010]: https://imgur.com/a/bnVasnV
Nationwide Standings [2000-2010]: https://imgur.com/a/VHlk6mH
Championship Recap: https://imgur.com/a/WZ4GEid
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2019.10.21 15:59 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Ant-Man and the Wasp *UPDATED*

Continuing my MCU Behind the Scenes Facts posts with an updated Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man Far From Home and will continue to do these in the future
All links to previous MCU Behind the Scenes facts

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP


1. Langston Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne's son, played the younger version of his character, Dr. Bill Foster.

2. Scott grumbles that just wearing a hat and sunglasses does not conceal your identity. This has been a running joke among fans, since several MCU characters have used this technique including: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury and Falcon. It's also a common joke among DC fans, in regards to Clark Kent's (Superman's) rather flimsy disguise of nothing but glasses.

3. Paul Rudd really did learn close up magic for this movie. "I really did learn some of the magic. I haven't really kept it up. But then again, trying to learn to be really good at magic in a short amount of time is like trying to learn violin in a short amount of time."

4. The alien-looking organisms in the microscopic realm (on the way to the quantum realm) are water bears (tardigrades), which have been found in the most extreme environments on Earth including hot springs, glaciers, the top of the Himalayas and deep sea trenches. They can go dormant without food or water for decades and survive incredible temperatures, pressures, radiation, toxicity, and even several days in space.

5. This marks the second MCU film after Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to have a female as the leading antagonist. However, in the comic books, the Ghost was male.

6. This movie was announced three months after Ant-Man (2015) was released and, due to Marvel's packed Phase Three lineup, they had to move the release dates of Black Panther (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019).

7. The laboratory incorporates elements of various scales and was obviously enhanced when at various scales. Examples of this include an enormous battery and electric guitar volume knob and the like, with most everything else at human scale. The wheels and tote handle were obviously installed when the building was at the smaller size then, as with the battery and knob, expanded along with the building.

8. For the role of Janet van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly (Janet's daughter, Hope) had Michelle Pfeiffer on her wish list to play Janet, and Michael Douglas (Janet's husband, Hank) had expressed the desire to have his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones play Janet.

9. They knew they wanted to feature another scene with Luis (Michael Peña) riffing a long story again but didn't want to repeat themselves. The idea of pitting him against Walton Goggins' villainous Sonny Burch and a truth serum, though, gave them a way into the scene.

10. This was the twentieth film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

11. Ghost is male in the original comics and part of Iron-Man's rogues gallery, never actually crossing paths with Ant-Man. His powers also come from his suit rather than the Quantum Realm. He eventually became an anti-hero after joining a team of superhumans called The Thunderbolts.

12. Director Peyton Reed insisted the film clock in under two hours, for two reasons. "I knew we were going to be following Infinity War which was going to be this massive, massive epic, but most importantly just because this is a comedy, and it's an action/comedy, and it didn't want to overstay its welcome."

13. In the trailer's soundtrack, the higher pitch guitar chords that repeat are the riffs from a song named "Ants Invasion" by Adam and the Ants.

14. This film replaced Marvel's Captain Marvel (2019) in the July 6, 2018, release date originally marked by Marvel Studios.

15. Agent Jimmy Woo actually has a long history in the comics -- the original character dates all the way back to The Yellow Claw in 1957, a short-lived series (only four issues) featuring a Fu Manchu Expy as the titular villain and, much more unusual for the time, a Chinese-American lead in FBI Agent Jimmy Woo... who would later return as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and eventual team leader in the not-quite-as-short-lived Agents Of ATLAS.

16. Director Peyton Reed stated in a recent interview that he went back and re-watched all of Michelle Pfeiffer's past movies just prior to working with her.

17. The Wasp becomes the second superhero title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be passed from parent to child. The first was Black Panther.

18. The trailer contains a scene where Ant-Man and the Wasp bicker about who is going to "go low" and who is going to "go high" when confronting the bad guys. The Wasp argues that she should be the one to "go high" since she has wings. This scene does not appear in the theatrical version of the film.

19. The movie they're watching on the laptop at the "drive-in theater" is Them! (1954), the classic sci-fi flick in which nuclear testing creates giant ants.

20. Lola VFX was responsible for the "young-ification", of Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, and the modification of Langston Fishburne to resemble his father, Laurence Fishburne.

21. The idea that Scott had some kind of encounter with Janet while in the quantum realm was suggested in the first film by way of a brief glimpse of a reflection on his helmet. It's unclear as to whether it's an angel, a blob, or Janet, but here it's confirmed that it was actually her.

22. Peyton Reed promised Michael Douglas that he wouldn't be "just a walking exposition machine" this time around.

23. Ghost's costume is based on the character's modern design from Thunderbolts, but still incorporates the hood that was part of the original outfit back in The '80s.

24. Most of the shrunken cars seen inside the Hot Wheels Rally Case are not Hot Wheels made. Specifically, the purple Hyundai Veloster was actually a scaled car from Tomica Die-Cast.

25. Michelle Pfeiffer agreed to appear in the movie because she is a fan of the first Ant-Man.

26. The flashback in the first film to Janet Van Dyne (Pfeiffer) on the missile never showed her face, but Reed told the casting and visual effects departments responsible for the barely visible eyes behind her mask that he wanted it to resemble Pfeiffer. "Michelle was always my dream casting for that role, and that was even before we knew we'd be making a second movie."

27. One of the movie's writers has stated that he believes Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin, to be Sonny Burch's employer.

28. First movie collaboration for Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who, despite both having careers that span more than three decades, have never worked directly together. The same is true for either Douglas or Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.

29. Reed was inspired by the films After Hours, Midnight Run and What's Up, Doc? for the look and feel of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While the first film was more of a heist film, Reed described this as part action film, part romantic comedy, and wanted this one "to be a little more of like an Elmore Leonard vibe where we have villains, but we also have antagonists, and we have these roadblocks to our heroes getting to where they need to be, and getting what they need for this mission." Regarding the opportunity for character development, Reed used the actions of Lang in Civil War to fuel potential tension between him, Pym, and Van Dyne since Pym is "very clear in the first movie about how he feels about Stark and how he feels about The Avengers and being very protective of this technology that he has."

30. The lab and quantum tunnel set, strongly inspired by Irwin Allen's The Time Tunne l(1966), is the largest physical set that's ever been built for any of the MCU films.

31. This film is Chapter Eight of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

32. The metal suit that Hank wears when meeting Janet in the Quantum Realm resembles his comic counterpart's Goliath costume right down to the "Y"-shaped symbol on the chest.

33. Director Peyton Reeds biggest mandate regarding visual effects was, "photo-realism."

34. The flashback exterior shot of the Pym house that opens the film, was originally filmed for the first movie.

35. Scott helps the Pyms break out of FBI custody (even providing Hope her suit and Hank an FBI uniform), a reversal of roles from the first movie when Hank breaks Scott out of police custody.

36. They weren't sure at first how to get across the ideas of quantum entanglement, but it came clear once they struck on the idea of Scott and Janet basically doing an All of Me (1984) -- Lily Tomlin is trapped in Steve Martin's body with Steve Martin. They had discussed having Pfeiffer perform the scene then have Rudd copy her, but everyone agreed that Rudd would be better simply creating it wholesale.

37. Sharon Stone was considered for the role of Janet Van Dyne.

38. This is the second superhero movie based on Marvel property debuting in 2018 wherein the main actor (in this case, Paul Rudd) also has a writing credit. The first was Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 (2018).

39. Early on there's a brief clip from The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).

40. Discussions about where to take the third act included the possibility of quantum creatures coming through the tunnel and pouring out into San Francisco, but Peyton Reed wasn't interested. "That kind of stuff felt to me like we've seen this a million times."

41. At the start of November 2016, Peyton Reed said that the film's production would transition from "the writing phase" to "official prep" that month, beginning with visual development. Reed reiterated his excitement for introducing the Wasp and "really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero". He also talked about sharing characters with other MCU films, stating his disappointment in the Giant-Man introduction happening in Civil War, rather than an Ant-Man film. Reed added that he spends "a lot of time" talking with the other writers and directors of MCU films, and that he and the writers on this film wished to maintain "our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally".

42. This was Michelle Pfeiffer's second comic book movie; the other was Batman Returns (1992) in which she played Catwoman. Her Batman co-star, Michael Keaton, played Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

43. Evangeline Lilly shared the first publicity still of Hope as Wasp on the 100th birthday of Janet's co-creator, Jack Kirby.

44. The film's title is not shown on screen until the ending credits.

45. Hannah John-Kamen has stated she loved playing Ghost, and in fact would be open to reprising her again in a Thunderbolts movie.

46. The name of Luis and Scott's fledgling security company, "X-CON", is a pun on the fact that they are both ex-convicts, or "ex-cons" for short.

47. They used Elmore Leonard novels, as an inspiration in the sense that while a main antagonist exists they would also have various smaller-level antagonists and threats too.

48. The "io" of the "Marvel Studios" logo has been turned into "10", since it came out the year of the MCU's 10th anniversary.

49. This is Laurence Fishburne's third comic-book series after Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) in which he voiced the Surfer, and the DC Extended Universe films, in which he plays Perry White.

50. They considered doing the end credits in the form of a fake behind-the-scenes documentary designed like they were filming a Godzilla movie from the 50s "with people in suits stomping on model cityscapes." That shifted into a table-top version of the film's action.

51. The word "quantum" is spoken 22 times in Ant-Man and the Wasp (including the post-credit scenes).

52. The character Kurt refers to the witch "Baba Yaga" of Russian folklore. This same reference is made in John Wick (2014), the second installment of which also features actor Laurence Fishburne.

53. Regarding the film itself, it is the 20th entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film also marks the 55th anniversary of the first appearance of The Wasp back in June 1963.

54. The second time that an Ant-Man film will be played in theaters as a direct follow-up to an Avengers film, which is Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Ant-Man (2015) was released months after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

55. Near the beginning, Scott is shown watching Animal House (1978), early discussions of the quantum realm led Peyton Reed to remember the scene from that film which features characters discussing similar ideas, so happily he was able to license a clip from Universal.

56. This is basically a follow-up to both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. When Peyton Reed first saw the latter his first thought was, "Ugh Hank Pym (Douglas) is gonna be pissed off and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is gonna feel betrayed!" This gave him an "in" for the starting dynamic between Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).

57. Hope's Wasp costume has bits of red on it along with the yellow/gold and black, unlike the contemporary Janet Van Dyne Wasp costume it was patterned after, as a reference to Janet's original red Silver Age Wasp costume and Hope's Red Queen costume in her initial 2000s Alternate Universe comic's appearances.

58. Ghost was a baseline human in the comics who got his powers from the suit. The MCU version is an enhanced human who got her powers from an accident; the suit helps her manage them. Janet van Dyne is a complex example of the trope. In the comics she is a baseline human who later got additional abilities to shoot bio-energy blasts, but here is a baseline human who derives her powers from the suit. Initially, at least. Her time in the Quantum Realm has given her additional powers that she cited as being "evolution".

59. Hannah John-Kamen is the seventh Game of Thrones (2011) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017), Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017), Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Natalie Dormer and David Bradley in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). A few others include Clive Russell (the Blackfish in GoT) was Tyr in Thor: TDW. In the same film, Kurse was played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (the pirate captain who took Tyrion as a slave), Richard Brake (the Night King in seasons four and five) was an unnamed Asgardian soldier, and Joseph Gatt (a Thenn from season four) was a Frost Giant.

60. Laurence Fishburne is the third actor from The Matrix (1999) to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith, Red Skull) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity, Jeri Hogarth).

61. The car chase is influenced and inspired by the likes of, Bullitt (1968), The Streets of San Francisco (1972), What's Up, Doc? (1972), and The Raid 2 (2014).

62. In the comics, Elihas Starr is the Ant-Man villain known as Egghead. He does somewhat resemble Egghead in the movie as he is a bald, middle-aged man, but the comics Egghead actually had an egg-shaped head. His comic counterpart has no relation to the comics Ghost who is a male villain of Iron Man.

63. Films like After Hours (1985) and Midnight Run (1988) were looked at for inspiration as movies "with strong ticking clocks."

64. This is Michelle Pfeiffer's third appearance in a movie that was a sequel, following Grease 2 (1982) and Batman Returns (1992). Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) is the fourth sequel for her.

65. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne both appeared in DC Universe movies. Pfeiffer was in Batman Returns (1992) while Fishburne was in Man of Steel (2013) and the follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Actor Randall Park also shares the MCU and the DCEU, by starring as Agent Jimmy Woo in this movie and playing Dr. Stephen Shin in DCs Aquaman (2018). Another actor sharing the MCU and a DC series is Michael Cerveris, who appears as Elihas Starr in this movie and plays Professor Pyg in Gotham (2014).

66. Cassie says she wants to be Scott's partner. In the comics, she became a size changing superhero, using the name Stature, who joined the Young Avengers after her father's death.

67. In the film, the father of Ghost is revealed to be Elihas Starr. In the comics, Starr is the villain known as Egghead, an evil scientific genius and archenemy of Ant-Man (Hank Pym.)

68. The mid-credits scene takes place at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War (2018), showing the implications of Thanos' actions. The majority of the film prior to that, however, takes place several days earlier (possibly weeks): it stands to reason that the final montage, showing Hank and Janet as well as Scott and Hope rekindling their relationships, takes place over at least a few days (not to mention Hank and Janet needing some time to build a miniature quantum tunnel).

69. CAMEO: Stan Lee: When Wasp is firing shrinking disks at her pursuers, she accidentally shrinks the Ant-Man co-creator's car; Stan then says in response, "The 60s were fun, but now I'm paying for it" (thinking he's having an "acid flashback" - hallucinating from the drugs he used to use). Ironically, during the 60s, Stan was a huge opponent of recreational drugs, and even published such anti-drug messages within his comic books.

70. In the comics, the Ghost and Sonny Burch were primarily enemies of Iron Man.

71. Scott grows 166 ft., near the end when he's in front of the ferry in the water, surpassing Bill Fosters record of 25 ft. Prior to meeting Foster, Scott had already grown over 60 feet by that point (Civil War)

72. In the trailer Scott grows in size in front of a boat full of people and announces, "ME EAT PEOPLE!" to frighten them, but this scene isn't in the final film. Cassie telling Scott, "I wanna fight bad guys like you!" doesn't happen, although the other line about her dad needing a partner when on hero business is left in. The "I have wings, why would I go low?" exchange between Scott and Hope was also not included in the theatrical release.

73. The Ghost isn't evil, just desperate -- her powers are killing her and she just wants to survive. Likewise, her father, Elihas Starr, a.k.a. Egghead, is not a good person by any stretch in the comics, but his only scene in the film is dedicated to him trying to save his wife and daughter.
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2019.10.10 20:59 okibe Season 6 - First episode titles and summaries

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Season 6, Episode 1: “Artificial Lack of Intelligence” Debut date: SUNDAY, OCT. 27 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Richard (Thomas Middleditch) discovers his promise that Pied Piper won’t collect user data is under threat; Jared (Zach Woods) longs for the past; Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) gets creative in dealing with Dinesh. Written by Ron Weiner; directed by Mike Judge.
Season 6, Episode 2: “Blood Money” Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 3 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Richard (Thomas Middleditch) meets a potential investor; Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) butts heads with HR; Gavin (Matt Ross) explores a leaner Hooli’s future. Written by Carson Mell; directed by Mike Judge.
Season 6, Episode 3: “Title TBA” Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) The Pied Piper team races to close a major deal; Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) considers being a better person; an angry Jared (Zach Woods) reluctantly helps Richard (Thomas Middleditch). Written by Sarah Walker; directed by Liza Johnson
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2019.10.09 21:52 deeptechsharing Traxsource Top 100 October 2019

Genre: House, Tech House, Techno, Indie Dance / Nu Disco, Deep House, Melodic House & Techno, Leftfield House & Techno, House, Afro House Release Date: 2019-10-01
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  1. Alex Rossi – Tutto Va Bene Quando Facciamo L’Amore feat. Jo Wedin (Yuksek DSKOTK Remix) (5:36)
  2. Amira – My Desire (Sam Divine Remix) (6:43)
  3. Andy Bach – Systematic (Original Mix) (5:43)
  4. Angelo Ferreri, Seph Martin – Magic (Original Mix) (5:32)
  5. Arduini & Pagany – Caught In The Middle feat. Chanelle (Eric Kupper Remix) (7:08)
  6. Art Of Tones – So Sweet (6:10)
  7. Belezamusica, Seamus Haji – All This Love That I’m Giving (Seamus Haji Extended Re-Work) (7:01)
  8. Brokenears – Let Me Tell (Original Mix) (5:29)
  9. Carl Cox – Dr. Funk (Riva Starr Mo’ Funk Mix) (6:00)
  10. CASSIMM – Shined on Me (Extended Mix) (6:05)
  11. Claude VonStroke – Slink (6:10)
  12. Crazibiza, House of Prayers – Let’s Play House (Original Mix) (5:04)
  13. Da Capo – Umbovukazi (Original Mix) (7:24)
  14. Danny Cruz – The Weekend (Original Mix) (5:54)
  15. Darius Syrossian – Come On Come On (Extended Mix) (6:30)
  16. Dean Zepherin – Soundclash (Saison Remix) (6:50)
  17. Dean Zepherin – Soundclash (6:34)
  18. Detroit Swindle – Hey Mister (Extended Mix) (7:40)
  19. DJ Mark Brickman – Love Will Fix It (Original Mix) (6:25)
  20. Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee, Dr Packer – Heatwave (Dr Packer Remix) (6:15)
  21. Elias Kazais & George Nikolaou – Burning Sand (Original Mix) (6:25)
  22. Endor – Pump It Up (Extended Mix) (6:09)
  23. Fabio Pierucci, Eleonore – Free (6:31)
  24. Foreal People, Joey Negro, Dr Packer – Shake (Dr Packer Re-Shake) (6:44)
  25. Four80East, CeCe Peniston – Are You Ready? (Joey Negro Redemption Mix) (7:02)
  26. Funkerman – Speed Up (Kevin McKay, Qubiko & Funkerman Extended Mix) (5:59)
  27. Godz Gift – The Love I Give (Jackin Clubmix) (5:08)
  28. Groove Addix – Faith (feat. Annette Taylor) [Rocco Rodamaal Extended Remix] (6:24)
  29. Groove Assassin – Whatcha Got? (6:25)
  30. Groove Assassin, DJ Spen – Office Party (DJ Spen Re-Edit) (7:06)
  31. Hallex M, Mijangos – Maria (Calle Ocho Mix) (5:44)
  32. Harry Romero, Honey Dijon – Tania (Honey Dijon Extended Remix) (7:11)
  33. Horse Meat Disco, Kathy Sledge – Falling Deep In Love (Joey Negro 12″ Disco Blend) (7:04)
  34. Ilary Montanari – Sounds Better (DJ PP Remix) (5:59)
  35. JazzyFunk, Qubiko – Whatcha Gonna Do (Qubiko Remix) (6:00)
  36. JKriv ft Adeline – Yo Love (Club Mix) (5:53)
  37. Jo Paciello – Jack N.4 (5:35)
  38. Joeski – Joeski Feat Sax Kitten (7:27)
  39. Johan S, Peter Brown – This Generation (5:28)
  40. Jorn Johansen – Feel So Right (Original Mix) (5:36)
  41. Josh Wink – Sixth Sense (feat. Ursula Rucker) [Louie Vega Remix] (6:36)
  42. Kapote – Jaas Func Haus (Art of Tones Remix) (5:06)
  43. Kerri Chandler – Something Deeper (Dj Spen Raw Dub Edit) (5:03)
  44. Kevin Yost – My Love (Beatkilla 2019 Rework Version) (12:38)
  45. Lady Alma, David Harness, Chris Lum, Cecil, Relevant Sound, DJ Spinna – Let It Fall (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix) (8:07)
  46. Le Babar, Lee Wilson, Sebb Junior – You Are (Everything) (Part 2) (Sebb Junior Remix) (6:20)
  47. Lebedev (RU) – Light Rhythm (5:56)
  48. Loleatta Holloway, Dr Packer – Hit And Run (Dr Packer Rework) (6:42)
  49. Leroy Burgess, The Universal Robot Band, Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega Boogie Mix TV Track Long) (7:58)
  50. Leroy Burgess, The Universal Robot Band, Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega NYC House Remix Instrumental) (9:08)
  51. Low Steppa – Lift Me Up (Atjazz Remix) (6:05)
  52. Low Steppa, Amy Douglas – Burn Me Up (The System) (Extended Mix) (5:28)
  53. Low Steppa, Kormak – You’re My Life (Kormak Remix) (6:27)
  54. Luigii Nieto – Pray For House (Dirty Secretz Remix) (6:31)
  55. Luis Radio – The Call Up (Extended Mix) (6:47)
  56. Marco Lys, Plaster Hands – Who Dares To Believe In Me (Extended Mix) (7:40)
  57. Matt Sassari – Put A Record On (Extended Mix) (5:18)
  58. MdCL, Ovasoul7 – Feels Like Home (Frankie Feliciano Ricanstruction Vocal Mix) (7:02)
  59. Micky More, Andy Tee, Mark Lower – Soul Education (Mark Lower Remix) (6:13)
  60. Mijangos – Somos Latinos (Mijangos Original Mix) (5:35)
  61. Milk & Sugar, Andrey Exx – Riding High (Qubiko Extended Remix) (5:05)
  62. Mo’Cream – Drop It (Original Mix) (6:32)
  63. Mon Aerie, Anthony Nicholoson – MORE (Miquifaye Vox) (8:41)
  64. Moodena – DC Heights (5:42)
  65. Moodena, Sartorial – Come Get It (5:16)
  66. Moon Rocket, TSOS – Klop (Live Mix) (5:22)
  67. Neil Pierce, Sy Sez, Lifford – The One That Got Away (Main Mix) (7:03)
  68. Norty Cotto – Timba (Barrio Breakdown Mix) (5:29)
  69. PEZNT, Alaia & Gallo – Burn (Extended Mix) (5:40)
  70. Plaster Hands – Gipsy (Original Mix) (6:50)
  71. Rasmus Faber, Öhrn, Moon Rocket – Two Left Feet (Moon Rocket Remix) (5:46)
  72. Raw Silk, Dr Packer – Do It To The Music (Dr Packer Multi Track Mix) (7:00)
  73. Re-Tide – Dance With Me (Extended Mix) (8:37)
  74. Re-Tide – Easy (Extended Mix) (7:00)
  75. Robbie Rivera & Billy Paul W. – Sex (Matt Sassari Extended Remix) (3:34)
  76. Roberto Surace – Joys (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) (6:37)
  77. Rockers Revenge, Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine (Full Intention Vocal Dub) (7:16)
  78. Rogerio Lopez, Tim Porta, Julie McKnight – Home (Sebb Junior Extended Remix) (6:13)
  79. Sailor Jane, Ancient Deep – Afro Blue (Ancient Deep Remix) (7:52)
  80. Saison – One Day (Original Mix) (7:12)
  81. Sam Dexter – Tell Me (Marco Anzalone Extended Remix) (5:38)
  82. Sandy Rivera – Hide U (Chicola Extended Remix) (7:37)
  83. Seamus Haji – Boogie 2nite (Dr Packer Extended Remix) (6:56)
  84. Seamus Haji – Boogie 2nite (Extended Mix) (8:01)
  85. Shota, Timmy Regisford, Adam Rios – Chant (Original Mix) (4:27)
  86. Simon Adams, Max Millan – I Don’t Care (Original Mix) (5:05)
  87. Simon Kennedy – Bank Statement (8:41)
  88. Sophie Lloyd – Raise Me Up feat. Dames Brown (6:18)
  89. Soul Vision, Sandy Rivera – Loose Ends 3 (SR’s Leaving Mix) (4:15)
  90. Superlover & Tom Evans – Push Me (Original Mix) (6:50)
  91. Sweetpower, Dirtydisco, Adam Nova – Groovin To The Beat (Original) (6:58)
  92. Tape One – Funk 4 You (Extended Mix) (5:02)
  93. Tarrey Torae, Terry Hunter – Freedom Ride (Terry’s Freedom Club Mix) (7:05)
  94. T-Connection – Do What You Wanna Do (Moplen Extended Remix) (9:28)
  95. T-Connection – Do What You Wanna Do (Moplen Rollercoaster Dub) (8:39)
  96. The Discoboxers – Mary J. Blige Vs Doctor Love (Original Mix) (7:18)
  97. The Vision – Heaven feat. Andreya Triana (Mousse T.’s Disco Shizzle Extended Remix) (7:05)
  98. Todd Terry, Barbara Tucker – Let It Shine (Babert Remix) (5:48)
  99. Yass, DJ Rae – My Reason (Original Mix) (7:10)
  100. Yuksek – The Rollercoaster (Extended Mix) (5:10)
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