Friday, April 13, 2007

Old Business -- Follow up on our Name the Worst 70's Song NO PRIZE Contest

Two weeks ago I solicited your suggestions for the worst 70's song -- ever.

The contest pulled in 32 comments -- not all of them my own -- and a number of interesting (i.e., cringe-worthy) nominations.

As promised, absolutely no prizes will be awarded, but... let's acknowledge our participants, shall we?

Claire got so far into the spirit of the proceedings that she posted a William Shatner video on her own site. This has prompted me to announce a new rule: No more Shatner music videos. Fortunately, Claire will be too busy campaigning for her own Blogger's Choice Award that she is unlikely to take offense at this... or even notice. (I do hope she'll see this eventually, however, and tell me what "shirty" means.)

Special mention must also be made of the Empress Bee's contributions to the discussion. She didn't nominate any song -- but she was unapologetic about saying that she liked Cher. Twice.

Even in this outfit, Bee?

Patti of Late Boomer Bloomer made multiple nominations, as did Linda of Are We There Yet? and Hilda of The Mind Wobbles. Yesterday Hilda posted a blogging birthday card to David Cassidy. (She says he's 57! Yikes.)

I would make some mean-spirited snide remark about this... except I kind of liked Susan Dey when I was that age, too... *Sigh.*

Sari, of The Geek Inside provided one of the inspirations for the post and made significant contributions to the discussion that followed. And the contest brought in two new contributors, Lynn of A Tired Mama and Dave, a lawyer from Atlanta -- and the proprietor of Rather Than Working.

Also participating were Landgirl (of Home in the Highlands), SQT, and Captain Picard, Dr. (Don't Try to Take Me to a Disco) Anonymous, Barb (of Skittles fame), Shelby, and Mary Anne.

I think that covers everyone -- except for RT of Untwisted Vortex, who didn't actually leave a comment... but did do a "Blog Drive By" in which, thankfully, no one was injured.

(So I can't award prizes -- but I can supply a little "link love" -- right, Chris?)

Oh -- and the "winning" song?

Well, there was no clear winner... but there was a strong consensus for Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life."

It's in your head now, isn't it?

Happy Friday the 13th.


Joe said...

No injuries, but a lot of bewildered onlookers.

Debbie Boone? Oh yeah, that was from that movie where what's her name lip-synced to singing that song. I don't know if it was worse than huga huga huga chaga, but it definitely wasn't close to being the best.

Anonymous said...

Link love is indeed the phrase of choice amongst us hip & happening interweb types Curmudgeon, and there's no need to get shirty with me....

The Curmudgeon said...

You're not going to tell me what "shirty" means either, are you Chris?

susan said...

Make. It. Stop!!!!!

Barb said...

Looks like linky love to me!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

ESPECIALLY in that outfit!!! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Dave said...

Don't want to give it away, but, British for stand offish and high falutin (sp?), I think. Doesn't sound like you.

crpitt said...

I will comment again after the wine has left my system.

crpitt said...

I may get shirty!

Smalltown RN said...

that's cruel...just down right cruel...yes of course that song is going through my head....

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Some of those songs did sound good in the '70's!

JHS, Esq. said...


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Great job!


Claire said...

The wine has left my system and took time out from my campaigning (cheeky sod, more shatner for you!)
to produce the definition of