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Six Iranians arrested after dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ on video (updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:50pm
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Six young Iranians were arrested earlier this week after a video was posted online in which they were featured dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.”

From CNN:

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hallelujah

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:30am
Hallelujah Priest Wedding Video screencap

WE JOIN TOGETHER HERE TODAY,
TO HELP TWO PEOPLE ON THEIR WAY,
AS LEAH AND CHRIS START THEIR LIFE TOGETHER,
AND NOW WE’VE REACHED THEIR SPECIAL DATE,
WE’VE COME TO HELP THEM CELEBR...

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Did the internet eat your brain?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 7:00am

If you are reading this on a Saturday over a holiday weekend then the video below from Legal Insurrection reader and sometimes commenter Bill Dyszel probably applies to you.

You may remember Bill from these classics previously featured here:

 
 
 

Rivers of Babylon

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00am

Longtime readers know that Boney M and I go way back.

For some reason I couldn’t get this song out of my head last night.

The words are from Psalms 137:1:

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Which continues:

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let...

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RIP Van Cliburn

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 5:30pm

Van Cliburn died today at age 78.

The name lives on with the piano competition named after him.

RIP, tall Texan:

Renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday morning at the age of 78 after a battle with bone cancer, publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone told The Associated Press.

Falcone announced in...

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R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 3:06pm

One of the greats. I have so many of his albums … in vinyl.

He died today at age 91.

There are far too many great songs to embed them all, so here are two:

 
 
 

Most watched music video ever — Gangnam Style

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:27pm

Even more than Rebecca Black’s Friday and Anne’s Chick-fil-A guys.

PSY’s Gangnam Style becomes most watched YouTube video of all time with 805 million views:

South Korean rapper PSY’s Gangnam Style has become YouTube’s most...

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At this moment, what we need most is another star-studded pro-Obama music video

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:46pm

Just what the Obama campaign needed to reestablish its seriousness after as series of unserious campaign themes, like Big Bird, Binders and Bayonets.

A new music star-studded video to the theme FORWARD.

What I find most interesting is that there is a delusion to the video which cannot be overstated. These people act...

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A reader’s special tribute to Bruce Springsteen

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:04pm

Bruce Springsteen is all in for Obama again:

If any doubt remained about how central the state of Ohio is to President Obama’s reelection campaign, the sight of Bruce Springsteen and former President Clinton on stage at Cuyahoga Community College on Thursday made it clear….

Springsteen, who sang solo...

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The Iveys – In The Dark

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 8, 2012 at 6:27pm

We have featured The Iveys before to a very good reader reaction.

The band members are the cousins of LI reader, photographer (also, here, here) and West Texas correspondent Danelle, who also happens to be one of the first to email me whenever I get a national media reference, usually in real time.

Danelle’s children and...

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Hal David, RIP

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 2:15pm

Lyrical genius behind the Burt Bacharach legend, died yesterday:

Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early ’70s, including “Walk On By,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and the Oscar-winning “Raindrops Keep...

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Blame it on Bush, the music video

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 3:30pm

Thanks to Windbag in the Tip Line for the link to this music video by the group The Voters.

Why hasn’t this video gone viral?  It only has 9800 views on YouTube.

Spread the link via the share function on the YouTube page, or spread this post via the Twitter and Facebook share buttons.

 
 
 

Sunday morning music

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:15am

Featuring commenter LukeHandCool’s daughter.  She must have a beautiful mother.

 
 
 

Robin Gibb, R.I.P.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 6:57pm

This one hurts.  I grew up knowing so many of the Bee Gees early songs by heart.

The New York Mining Disaster 1941 was one of my favorites, and one of the most underappreciated:

Robin Gibb passed away today. He will be missed.

From Rolling Stone:

Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees, died Sunday...

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