Tag Archives: 2007 in review

Another Words List

Last month Merriam-Webster picked “w00t” as their word of the year for 2007. Now the American Dialect Society has waded in with their own list. Number one for the ADS: “subprime”. Runners-up were “Facebook,” “green,” “Googleganger” and “waterboarding”. A Googleganger is somebody else with your name that shows up when you self-Google. My Googleganger is a teenaged British chess prodigy. ...

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GLAAD’s Worst Of 2007

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has released their list of the worst incidents of anti-gay behavior in 2007. In chronological order: 1. Isaiah Washington uses the “f-word” during a Golden Globe interview. 2. Snickers promotes anti-gay sentiment with ad campaign. 3. Tim Hardaway says he hates gay people. 4. Ann Coulter calls John Edwards the “f-word”. 5. General ...

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Post Of The Year Winner:
Big Ass Belle’s Lynette!

Beloved-by-all JMG commenter and blogstress Lynette, author of Big Ass Belle, is the co-winner for 2007’s Post Of The Year for her heartwrenching AIDS memorial, Piano Music. Every week this year, a UK-based cabal of writerly bloggers selected a Post Of The Week, which Lynette won earlier this year with the above-linked entry. A short-list of the weekly winners was ...

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Billboard Year-end Charts

From Billboard’s year-end charts: Top Singles 1 IRREPLACEABLE Beyonce 2 UMBRELLA Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z 3 THE SWEET ESCAPE Gwen Stefani Featuring Akon 4 BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY Fergie5 BUY U A DRANK T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc 6 BEFORE HE CHEATS Carrie Underwood 7 HEY THERE DELILAH Plain White T’s 8 I WANNA LOVE YOU Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg 9 SAY ...

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Today On OutQ: Angels & Gassies

Today Michelangelo Signorile broadcasts his annual “Angels & Gassies” show on Sirius OutQ. Michelangelo Signorile salutes the year’s heroes – and skewers the year’s villains – with his annual “Angels and Gassies” awards. For newbies: The “Gassies” are the hate-filled, dangerous gasbags, monsters, liars, cheats, war-mongers on the right. The “Angels” are those who fight them. It’s four hours of ...

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Top Ten Quotes Of 2007

Via the Yale Book Of Quotations, here’s the top ten quotes from 2007. 10. “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history.” – Jimmy Carter. 9. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I ...

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Vladmir Putin: Person Of The Year 2007

Russia president Vladimir Putin has been named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year. Putin is not a boy scout. He is not a democrat in any way that the West would define it. He is not a paragon of free speech. He stands, above all, for stability—stability before freedom, stability before choice, stability in a country that has hardly seen ...

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Time Magazine:
Top Ten Awkward Moments Of 2007

10. Facebook profile reveals Giuliani’s daughter supports Obama. 9. Miss South Carolina talks about geography. 8. Sally Field gets bleeped during the Emmys. 7. Rosie calls out Elizabeth on The View. 6. Britney Spears sleep-clomps the MTV Awards. 5. Sen. David Vitter’s name found on DC Madam’s list. 4. David Hasselhoff’s daughter films him hammered. 3. Alec Baldwin rips into ...

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