Tag Archives: 2012 In Review

Happy New Year!

Yet another eventful year has come and gone for this here website thingy. In 2012 we saw about 23 million pageviews on just over 11,000 posts on which you crazy kids left over a million comments.  As I mentioned in this post last year, blogging is like a homework assignment that is never done, but is always due. Nevertheless, you …

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Billboard Posts Pop Music Obit Slideshow

Click over to Billboard for their photo essay on this year’s passings in the pop music world.  Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, Don Cornelius, Davy Jones, Robin Gibb, Etta James, Dick Clark…and on and on. I can’t remember the last time so many huge names died in the same year.

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Michael Musto As Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie’s bare leg was a hot internet meme for a second or two in 2012. Inside the year-end issue of Village Voice, you’ll also find Musto as the Tan Mom. Read his 2012–in-review essay at the link.

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Andrew Sullivan’s 2012 Yglesias Award

Our own Father Tony Adams is among Andrew Sullivan’s 2012 finalists in his annual Yglesias Award, which is granted to “writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and generally risk something for the sake of saying what they believe.”  Hit the link for the quotes from all of this year’s finalists. …

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JMG Top Ten Tracks For 2012

Here’s my annual roundup of the tracks that got the most play at Casa JMG. A few of them appeared here on the blog over the year, but most did not.  A couple of them aren’t even originally from this year, but became unexpected 2012 hits due to remix treatments.  Clickety on the unfamiliar ones and tell us what you …

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Warmest Year Ever For New York City

Via Wall Street Journal: New York City is poised to finish its warmest year since modern record-keeping began, with an average temperature projected to top 57.2 degrees. A Wall Street Journal analysis of federal temperature data from an observation station at Central Park puts 2012 on course to surpass the three-way tie for the city’s warmest year, which is currently …

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Madge Tops 2012 Tour Grosses

From Billboard’s year-end ranking of tour grosses: 1. Madonna – $228M 2. Bruce Springsteen – $199M 3. Roger Waters – $168M 4. Cirque Du Soleil “Michael Jackson Immortal” – $147M 5. Coldplay – $147M 6. Lady Gaga – $125M 7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw – $96M 8. Van Halen – $57M 9. Jay-Z & Kayne West – $47M 10. …

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TIME’s Person Of The Year: Barack Obama

President Obama has been named TIME Magazine’s Person Of 2012. The selection was announced Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show. The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls’ education. It also included Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Obama also received the honor in …

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