Tag Archives: 2012 In Review

Zeitgeists Of 2012

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Google’s Most-Searched Of 2012

Google’s top ten most-searched items for 2012. 1. Whitney Houston 2. Gangnam Style 3. Hurricane Sandy 4. iPad 3 5. Diablo 3 6. Kate Middleton 7. Olympics 2012 8. Amanda Todd 9. Michael Clarke Duncan 10. BBB12 The last one is Big Brother Brazil.

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60 Reasons To Be Proud In 2012

Click over to Buzzfeed for Stacy Lambe’s 60-item recap titled Reasons To Be Proud In 2012. Lambe’s list ticks off landmark moments from pop culture, to sports, to politics. This really was our best year. SO FAR.

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The World’s Highest Paid Musicians

Forbes has posted its annual ranking of the estimated 2012 incomes for the world’s highest-paid musicians. Here’s their top ten. 1. Dr Dre – $110M 2. Roger Waters – $88M 3. Elton John – $80M 4. U2 – $78M 5. Take That – $68M 6. Bon Jovi – $60M 7. Britney Spears – $58M 8. Paul McCartney – $57M 9. ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What was your favorite movie of 2012?

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Merriam-Webster’s Top Words For 2012

Merriam-Webster has issued a list of the year’s top ten most searched for definitions on their website. The first two words are tied. 1. socialism and capitalism 2. touché 3. bigot 4. marriage 5. democracy 6. professionalism 7. globalization 8. malarkey 9. schadenfreude 10. meme I’m guessing we had something to do with #3 & #4.

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Pop Danthology 2012

Here’s a mashup of the year’s top fifty pop songs. DJ Earworm’s similar annual mashup, which I post every year, is due any day. (Tipped by JMG reader Osman)

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Frank Ocean Tops Best Albums List

Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange has been named by Spin Magazine as the best album of 2012. He pleasantly mosied into our consciousness a year ago, but this year Frank Ocean Tumblr’d into the tabloid glare (with subtle grace, it must be said). And, in a shocking turn of events, he deserved every last gush and blush of attention. Despite Kendrick ...

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Buzzfeed Posts 2012’s Top Photos

Today Buzzfeed posted 45 photos in a recap titled “The Most Powerful Images Of 2012.” The compilation, which runs the gamut from horrifying to mournful to hopeful, includes two LGBT-related images, both of which appeared on JMG earlier this year. In the top photo, masked assailants stomp a Ukrainian gay rights activist. In the second, two Maryland women get engaged ...

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Spotify’s Most Popular Songs Of 2012

The streaming music service Spotify, to which I am woefully addicted, has posted their 100 most-played songs of 2012. Here’s their Top Ten. 1. Gotye featuring Kimbra — “Somebody That I Used to Know” 2. Carly Rae Jepsen — “Call Me Maybe” 3. Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe — “We Are Young” 4. Flo Rida — “Whistle” 5. Flo Rida featuring ...

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TIME Launches Person Of 2012 Poll

In addition to the people pictured above, among this year’s suggested names are Sheldon Adelson, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Sandra Fluke, and Chris Christie.  Last year’s TIME Person Of The Year was “the protester.”  Polling results so far are here.

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