Wednesday Open Thread | Memorable Teen Movies: Grease

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Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures.[2] It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs’ 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. It was successful both critically and at the box office. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the United States, behind the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever, another film starring Travolta.[3] A sequel, Grease 2, was released in 1982, featuring few cast members reprising their roles.

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Soundtrack[edit]
Main article: Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
The soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the United States, exceeded only by another soundtrack album, from the film Saturday Night Fever, which also starred Travolta.[3] The song “Hopelessly Devoted to You” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music—Original Song. The song “You’re the One That I Want” was released as a single prior to the film’s release and became an immediate chart-topper, despite not being in the stage show or having been seen in the film at that time.[16] Additionally, the dance number to “You’re the One That I Want” was nominated for TV Land’s award for “Movie Dance Sequence You Reenacted in Your Living Room” in 2008.[17] In the United Kingdom, the two Travolta/Newton-John duets, “You’re the One That I Want” and “Summer Nights”, were both number one hits and as of 2011 are still among the 20 best-selling singles of all time (at Nos. 6 and 19 respectively).[18] The movie’s title song was also a number-one hit single for Frankie Valli.[19]

The song “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” references Sal Mineo in the original stage version. Mineo was stabbed to death a year before filming, so the line was changed to refer to Elvis Presley instead. The Troy Donahue reference is in the original stage version. Coincidentally, this scene, and the scene before and after that were filmed on August 16, 1977, the date of Elvis Presley’s death.[20]

Some of the songs were not present in the film; songs that appear in the film but not in the soundtrack are “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens, “Whole Lotta Shaking Going On” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “Alma Mater”, “Alma Mater Parody”, and “Rydell Fight Song”. “Alone at a Drive-in Movie (instrumental)”, “Mooning”, and “Freddy My Love” are not present in the film, although all three are listed in the end credits in addition to being on the soundtrack.

 

The Grease Soundtrack:

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71 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Memorable Teen Movies: Grease

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    deray mckesson ‏@deray 1h1 hour ago
    “It’s powerful to hear first-year black #Mizzou students talk about their fear last night mixed w/ their resolve to fight.”

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    BURLINGTON, Vt. —Burlington is addressing how to deal with discrimination after two Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers were left at homes in the Old North End.

    The Burlington Police Department says it has identified the person allegedly responsible for distributing at least two Ku Klux Klan fliers.

    City Council member Selene Colburn said the deliveries to the two women of color should be considered a wake-up call.

    “I think some really good conversations are happening privately with the police chief, who I believe is very reform-minded, with the administration, but we need to create more pipelines to be part of that conversation too,” Colburn said.

    The city councilor said she has heard complaints of at least two other cases of discrimination in the city within the last six months. She said a recent incident involved new Americans.

    “One of the family members had experienced a physical attack that appeared to be racially motivated,” Colburn said.

    On Monday, Burlington police questioned an unnamed man who they say admitted to making the KKK fliers that were left at homes of the Old North End.

    He told police he worked alone, and was trying to recruit new members to the KKK.

    “Initially it didn’t seem likely that we were going to be able to find out who did this, and I’m happy how hard they worked on this,” Mayor Miro Weinberger said.

    Weinberger said the city will go after anyone who promotes hate speech.

    “We tried not just to say that, but put actions behind our words and find out who did this,” he said.

    http://www.wptz.com/news/burlington-leaders-want-discrimination-to-be-reported/36393418
    https://youtu.be/WoBZJSpA3KI&rel=0

  3. Ametia says:

    OOPS! BWA HA HA HA HA

    LOW BLOW

  4. rikyrah says:

    GIY-OD DAMN!

    That mofo in Louisiana is just tossing ether at Vitter left and right:

    ………………………
    https://twitter.com/Ry_Guy2014/status/664478650901905408

  5. rikyrah says:

    hmmph

    Why Has Ben Carson Repeatedly Claimed He Was Sued For Paternity Years Ago?

    by Tommy Christopher | 1:25 pm, November 9th, 2015

    Presidential candidate and Holocaust comic Ben Carson held a gonzo press conference on Friday to answer questions about his alleged full scholarship to West Point (and perhaps get people to believe he might actually stab a fool), and while most of the focus on that presser has been on Carson’s uncharacteristic anger, there was something else that piqued my interest. Aside from his newly-disclaimed description of meeting General William Westmoreland, Carson weirdly foreshadowed the media’s next quest for dirt on him (emphasis mine):

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    As it happens, though, I was also researching videos for my epic slideshow of weird Ben Carson pronouncements, and I ran across a clip that’s on point with this issue. At a commencement speech in 2003, Carson told the crowd that he had been sued for paternity by a Florida woman who claimed to have given birth to his love child:

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    The purpose of the anecdote seems to be to slip in that humblebrag about never having slept with anyone other than his wife, but confessing to having been sued for paternity seems like an awful long walk to get there. It’s not as though this story was ever out there; the only published reports I could find about it were of Carson telling the story himself.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/why-has-ben-carson-repeatedly-claimed-he-was-sued-for-paternity-years-ago/

  6. rikyrah says:

    GOP voters want an apocalypse: The truth about Trump & Carson’s success
    We’ve long since passed the time when Trump & Carson could be written off. Something’s different this election
    HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

    For the last couple of years, the conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party potential presidential field was an embarrassment of riches. Their “bench” was so chock full of executive talent, they barely had room for them all. This was always discussed in the context of the Democratic Party’s sad little group of ancient mariners who might well have already been set on the ice floe in an earlier time.

    It’s interesting how that’s unfolding. None of the governors are panning out. Texas Governor Rick Perry, whose record running one of the biggest state’s successfully on a Republican platform was no help, dropped out first; followed by the union slaying Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Both had been highly touted as excellent presidential material based on their records. None of the current and former governors, from Bush to Kasich, Christie, Huckabee, Jindal and Pataki, have caught fire either. Between them, they have decades of executive experience and yet they can’t get any momentum. This flies in the face of everything we’ve ever heard about the Republican reverence for state government, for executive experience and the ability to get results from Republican policies.

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    The Hill asked some Republican strategists to explain this phenomenon:

    “It’s a different test this time around,” said GOP strategist David Payne. “Experience, executive experience, these aren’t the tests. It’s about the right ideas and the right temperament and coming off as tough. You see how important the debates have been. Style and presentation matter more than ever, more even than if you were a great leader in the past.” […]

    “Republicans this year don’t want managers, they want transformers,” conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace, a Cruz supporter, told The Hill. “They don’t want reform, they want revolution. They don’t want a better government, they want a new government. The ground has shifted and the grassroots conservatives have taken the establishment’s preeminence away.”

    Say what you will about Trump and Carson, they are both entertaining. But it’s the revolutionary aspect of their candidacies that’s interesting.

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/10/gop_voters_want_an_apocalypse_the_truth_about_trump_carsons_success/

  7. rikyrah says:

    Because, of course, the only people who suffer racism in America are ghetto-dwelling, welfare-taking Black people.

    And, if you have some success, you no longer have the right to voice the injustice and racism that you see occurring DAILY in your life?

    GET.DA.PHUQ.OUTTA.HERE with the bullshyt.

    I bet this young man’s father could tell stories that would make your head shake in disgust.

    And, I also bet his father couldn’t be more proud of his son today if he tried.

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    Mizzou hunger-strike figure from Omaha, son of top railroad exec

    Jonathan Butler, a central figure in the protests at the University of Missouri, is an Omaha native and the son of a railroad vice president, the Omaha World-Herald reports.

    Butler refused food last week in a move to force the university system’s president, Timothy M. Wolfe, from office. Wolfe resigned Monday and Butler ended his hunger strike.

    Jonathan Butler played high-school football at Omaha Central High, where he won a state championship, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mizzou, the newspaper reports. He is working toward a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy.

    He is a member of a prominent Omaha family. The newspaper says that Butler’s father is Eric L. Butler, executive vice president for sales and marketing for the Union Pacific Railroad. His 2014 compensation was $8.4 million, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Eric L. Butler and his wife, Cynthia Butler, serve as pastors of Joy of Life Ministries, the newspaper reported. Along with Jonathan Butler, the couple has two other children.

    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/mizzou-hunger-strike-figure-from-omaha-son-of-top-railroad/article_20630c03-2a68-5e63-9585-edde16fe05f3.html

  8. rikyrah says:

    since first hearing about this,it is disturbing me down to my soul

    https://twitter.com/RT_America/status/664535003397685248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  9. rikyrah says:

    The New York Times tracked down an original Concerned Student 1950 from Mizzou: Gus T. Ridgel, now 89 years old. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11… …

    • eliihass says:

      No need to go back that far back for corroboration of what is happening before our eyes…

      Some of their alumni tells one all one needs to know..

      The racist crook Duke Cunningham, Rush’s brother David Limbaugh, Major Garrett, Jay Nixon the governor who showed us that a D after ones name means nothing really when it comes to strongly held racial biases, dear old Claire McCaskill, Ken Lay of Enron, Thomas Doty – suicide bomber ..

      • Ametia says:

        CO-SIGN! The NYT or any other piece of paper spear-headed by white folks can NOT validate and confirm what we as Black folks live & experience on the regular.

  10. TyrenM says:

    Good Morning 3Chics,
    Happy Veterans Day to 3Chics families and your readers/posters. Thanks for doing what you do/did…so I don’t have to.

  11. rikyrah says:

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 11/10/15
    GOP on wrong side of veterans with VA privatization plan
    Rachel Maddow reports on the partisan divide over how to improve health care for veterans, with Democrats like Hillary Clinton proposing changes to improve the V.A. and Republican candidates proposing to privatize the V.A. against the wishes of most veterans.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/gop-opposite-veterans-on-va-privatization-564020803602

    • rikyrah says:

      My father was a vet who swears that the VA saved his life. My father had lung cancer when it was almost a certain death sentence. But, because he worked at the VA, he picked the doctor, and had the operation, and it was a long haul. They had to take out a lung for him, but he lived 20+ years after that diagnosis and surgery. He always told me that he believed because it was the VA, it saved his life.

      My other uncles who were vets wouldn’t get their care anywhere else, even though they could afford to.

      So, I’m against privatization

  12. rikyrah says:

    Panamanian Princess @audacityofDOPE_
    Y’all aren’t paying anybody’s tuition but want to tell Black ppl to turn down PWI scholarships and struggle to pay for an HBCU. Increíble.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Dana C. @thatdanagame
    More black people jailed in England and Wales proportionally than in US http://gu.com/p/2k9e5/stw

  14. rikyrah says:

    Asking Republicans to deal with those pesky things called FACTS!

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    The GOP Debate: Republicans Have No Answer to the Key 2016 Question
    By Brian Beutler

    For the most part, primary debates probe at differences in philosophy and strategy among copartisans, or at fundamental ideological differences between Republicans and Democrats. Or, in the case of Republican debates, a right-wing caricature of Democrats.

    But candidates on the debate stage are rarely forced to grapple with the practical and pugilistic realities of general election politics—with the fact that Hillary Clinton isn’t an abstraction or a paper tiger, but a formidable candidate in her own right.

    Against that backdrop, the most revealing question of the first half of the debate, addressed to Carly Fiorina, posited that Democrats will point out, accurately, that the labor market has performed better in modern times under Democratic presidents than under Republican ones, and that it performed particularly poorly under the previous Republican president.

    “The Democrats will inevitably ask you and voters to compare the recent presidents’ jobs performance,” said moderator Gerard Baker. “In seven years under President Obama, the U.S. has added an average of 107,000 jobs per month. Under Clinton, the economy added about 240,000 per month, under George W. Bush, it was only 13,000 a month. If you win the nomination, you will probably be facing a Democrat named Clinton. How are you going to respond to the claim that Democratic presidents are better at creating jobs than Republicans?”

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/123417/fiorina-just-proved-gop-has-no-answer-key-2016-question

  15. rikyrah says:

    You know, when I saw the first tweet about this, I just didn’t want to believe it. I really didn’t. But, I kept on clicking through links to get what he said.

    I mean, the cooning never stops with this slave catcher.

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    “This country was — declared its independence in 1776. In less than 100 years, it was the number-one economic power in the world. And the reason was because we had an atmosphere that encouraged entrepreneurial risk- taking and capital investment. Those are the fuels that drive it.”- Ben Carson at last night’s GOP Debate

    • rikyrah says:

      we need cooning gifs for this

      • eliihass says:

        He’s also against raising the minimum wage…Because in his warped mind, families suffering and struggling – working 3 minimum wage jobs – and still not able to make ends meet, is somehow a really good thing as far as Ben Carson is concerned..

        The man has since lost his mind, together with whatever ounce of credibility he ever had..

  16. rikyrah says:

    Quote of the Day
    November 11, 2015

    “You’re a liar, and you’re a cheater.”
    — John Bel Edwards (D), quoted by the New Orleans Times Picayune, in a gubernatorial debate with Sen. David Vitter (R).

  17. rikyrah says:

    I have the day off, so I took Peanut to school. She’s been talking for awhile about this boy, on and off. But, you know…she’s in second grade….so, we get there this morning, and she’s like, ‘ Auntie, there he is….you know…”
    I have no clue which one he is (Peanut goes to a predominantly White School)…turns out, he’s a cute little brownskinned boy with a fade. I had to chuckle.

  18. Ametia says:

    THE GOP STILL REMAINS FULL OF CLOWNS.

    Republican Debates 2016
    November 10, 2015

    The GOP Debate: Republicans Have No Answer to the Key 2016 Question

    For the most part, primary debates probe at differences in philosophy and strategy among copartisans, or at fundamental ideological differences between Republicans and Democrats. Or, in the case of Republican debates, a right-wing caricature of Democrats.

    But candidates on the debate stage are rarely forced to grapple with the practical and pugilistic realities of general election politics—with the fact that Hillary Clinton isn’t an abstraction or a paper tiger, but a formidable candidate in her own right.

    Against that backdrop, the most revealing question of the first half of the debate, addressed to Carly Fiorina, posited that Democrats will point out, accurately, that the labor market has performed better in modern times under Democratic presidents than under Republican ones, and that it performed particularly poorly under the previous Republican president.

    “The Democrats will inevitably ask you and voters to compare the recent presidents’ jobs performance,” said moderator Gerard Baker. “In seven years under President Obama, the U.S. has added an average of 107,000 jobs per month. Under Clinton, the economy added about 240,000 per month, under George W. Bush, it was only 13,000 a month. If you win the nomination, you will probably be facing a Democrat named Clinton. How are you going to respond to the claim that Democratic presidents are better at creating jobs than Republicans?”

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/123417/fiorina-just-proved-gop-has-no-answer-key-2016-question

  19. rikyrah says:

    Thank you to all our Veterans.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone:)

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