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Fatality: 2017 edition

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  1. Dngrsone

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    William Christopher. I hope this isn't an indication of how the year is going to progress. :(
     
  3. Dngrsone

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    I foresee at least one world leader (or former world leader) leaving us this year...
     
  4. The_Chief

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  6. I am not a fan of good ol' Mariah but feel bad for her. Serious technical difficulties beyond her control. She couldn't hear anything at all. I watched the video (because I wanted a giggle) but just ended up thinking she got screwed by the sound guys and the network. They should have cut away instead of leaving her out to dry like that. I actually thought she sort of handled it pretty well, all things considered. She didn't throw a hissy and stomp off, I'll give her that at least. It wasn't supposed to be a lip-sync, she was supposed to be singing and couldn't hear a darn thing. She'll get over it but it could have been handled better by the network.
     
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    Sometimes I think these things are 'engineered' just to get some attention...
     
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    Here's to hoping rap will bite the bullet, making twenty seventeen the most splendiferous, absotively wonderific years in recent memory, if not the best ever.
     
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    ^^^ I have to agree. She made the best of a bad situation, including that body suit. :thinking:

    We've all seen celebs (and political leaders) behave much worse.
     
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    I'm gonna take a collection and get Eminem to perform at your next birthday party. [emoji12]
     
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    I'd rather be wide awake for a colonoscopy with a fire hose then listen to that.

    But that doesn't lessen the sentiment. Does it?
     
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    Yup, all in all, a pretty disastrous performance. Obviously had sound problems, so I guess she did the best she could under the circumstances.
     
  13. Well, yeah, that was just plain bad and there is no excuse :D
     
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    You might as well compare rap to a terminal illness. It's here to stay.

    She's almost 50 FFS! Seriously, cover up! :eek:
     
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    That, Mr. Ghost, is an insult to terminal illness. And a blatantly vulgar one.
     
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    Could be...

    "Shit happens," Carey, the world's million-selling female singer, wrote on Twitter. "Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."

    Making more headlines sounds like "I need another fifteen minutes." :D

    Still, reports are her earpiece (monitor) wasn't working beforehand, either, and she said she took the stage to honor her commitment. Assuming the veracity of the reported tech issues, I have to say I respect her for trying to make a go of it. Not easy by any stretch.
     
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    Technically 2016 lays claim to that one; he died on the 31st. I really enjoyed his performances on M*A*S*H, he brought a lot of depth and nuance to what was probably written initially as a one-dimensional character. RIP, Mr. Christopher, and thanks for sharing your gifts.
     
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    I really can't fault Mariah if the reports are true that the sound guys messed up and she couldn't hear anything. With cues, I'd be lost up there, too. I think, though, I wouldn't have tried to stammer through it: I would have stopped everything, gotten the sound guys hot fixing whatever was broken, and then given the audience what they came to see. Stammering around the stage clueless just made her look worse.
     
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    Well, here's another take...

    Excerpt:
    http://www.aol.com/article/entertai...-mariah-carey-for-new-years-debacle/21646849/
     
  24. Dngrsone

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    Tilikum, the trainer-killing Orca prominently featured in the documentary Blackfish has died at 36.
     
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  25. dan330

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    Mariah.. is entertaining to watch her flop about... trying to be young and sexy.
    it is what it is.... harmless noise

    rap music.. some are good... even great and enjoyable.
    some are just ... bad noise.
     

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