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PUT IT ON THE LIST: A MIX FOR STEVE ROGERS  (1980-1989)
by sam wilson (and sometimes natasha)

LISTEN |download: part one part two (contains 8 additional tracks)
eras: 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000-2009 | 2010 - current

♪ cocaine | eric clapton
♪ white lines | grandmaster flash & the furious five
♪ born in the usa | bruce springsteen
♪ 9 to 5 | dolly parton
♪ here i go again | whitesnake
♪ i know you got soul | eric b & rakim
♪ footloose | kenny loggins
♪ it takes two | rob base & dj e-z rock
♪ i melt with you | modern english
♪ rock the casbah | the clash
♪ free fallin’ | tom petty
♪ time after time | cyndi lauper
♪ thriller | michael jackson
♪ parents just don’t understand | will smith & dj jazzy jeff
♪ girls just want to have fun | cyndi lauper
♪ how will i know | whitney houston
♪ planet rock | afrika bambaataa
♪ smooth criminal | michael jackson
♪ jump | van halen
♪ whip it | devo
♪ livin’ on a prayer | bon jovi
♪ hells bells | ac/dc
♪ push it | salt-n-pepa
♪ hungry like the wolf | duran duran
♪ temptation | new order
♪ kids in america | kim wilde
♪ holiday | madonna
♪ how ya like me now | kool moe dee
♪ jack & diane | john mellencamp
♪ love is a battlefield | pat benatar
♪ manic monday | the bangles
♪ no sleep till brooklyn | the beastie boys
♪ how soon is now | the smiths
♪ walk of life | dire straits
♪ love shack | the b-52’s
♪ part time lover | stevie wonder
♪ smalltown boy | bronski beat
♪ start me up | the rolling stones
♪ straight up | paula abdul
♪ sweet child o’ mine | guns n roses
♪ sweet dreams (are made of this) | eurythmics
♪ take on me | a-ha
♪ white wedding | billy idol
♪ the magic number | de la soul
♪ the message | grandmaster flash & the furious five
♪ walk this way | run dmc | aerosmith
♪ west end girls | pet shop boys
♪ with or without you | u2
♪ word up | cameo
♪ jam on it | newcleus
♪ you got it (the right stuff) | new kids on the block
♪ boys of summer | don henley
♪ money for nothing | dire straits
♪ avalon | roxy music
♪ age of consent | new order
♪ straight outta compton| n.w.a.
♪ we’re not gonna take it | twisted sister
♪ (you gotta) fight for your right (to party) | beastie boys
♪ 99 luftballons | nena
♪ atlantic city | bruce springsteen
♪ bad reptutation | joan jett
♪ don’t you want me | the human league
♪ burning down the house | talking heads
♪ bust a move | young mc
♪ under pressure | queen & david bowie
♪ call me | blondie
♪ come on eileen | dexys midnight runners
♪ control | janet jackson
♪ let’s dance | david bowie
♪ dont you (forget about me) | simple minds
♪ please, please, please, let me get what i want | the smiths
♪ eye of the tiger | suvivor
♪ every breath you take | the police
♪ fight the power | public enemy
♪ fast car | tracy chapman
♪ rhythm nation | janet jackson
♪ we didn’t star the fire | billy joel
♪ don’t stop believing | journey
♪ forever young | alphaville

Anonymous asked
Why does Chris Evans always grab his left boob when he laughs?

officialchelso:

Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.

This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.

1. It keeps him on the ground.

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You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.

2. To check on his physique.

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As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.

3. Object permanence.

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Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.

I hope this helps.

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shananaomi:

The Denver Principles were written in 1983 by the People with AIDS caucus—11 gay men with AIDS from around the country—during the fifth annual Gay and Lesbian Health Conference, held that year in Denver..
As my friend Sean Strub recounts in his excellent memoir, Body Counts:




As the conference was wrapping up, the eleven manifesto co-authors stormed the plenary stage behind a banner that read “Fighting for Our Lives.” They took the microphone and read the manifesto to a stone-silent convention hall. According to media reports at the time, at the end of the presentation, “there wasn’t a dry eye in the house,” and the audience gave them a standing ovation that lasted nearly fifteen minutes. 
The concepts expressed in the Denver Principles manifesto weren’t new—to a large extent, they were an embodiment of feminist health principles—but it was radical for a group of people who shared a disease to organize politically to assert their right to a voice in the public-policy decision-making that would so profoundly affect their lives. Never in the history of humanity had this occurred; for people with AIDS, the Denver Principles document is the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Magna Carta all rolled into one. 
The Denver Principles defined the philosophical underpinnings of the self-empowerment movement for the AIDS epidemic and the network of service providers we created. It also quickly became a model for organizing by those with other chronic health conditions in the U.S. and around the world. 




I am truly excited to see The Normal Heart get all the publicity in the world, including Matt Bomer also appearing on the cover of Details this month. But some of the language used in their piece is offensive, outdated and insulting. At best, I’d guess it’s a badly executed attempt at clever wordplay, but it still reminded me that I really want to post some additional historical context for the early AIDS epidemic here, too. 
Image via ACT UP.

shananaomi:

The Denver Principles were written in 1983 by the People with AIDS caucus—11 gay men with AIDS from around the country—during the fifth annual Gay and Lesbian Health Conference, held that year in Denver..

As my friend Sean Strub recounts in his excellent memoir, Body Counts:

As the conference was wrapping up, the eleven manifesto co-authors stormed the plenary stage behind a banner that read “Fighting for Our Lives.” They took the microphone and read the manifesto to a stone-silent convention hall. According to media reports at the time, at the end of the presentation, “there wasn’t a dry eye in the house,” and the audience gave them a standing ovation that lasted nearly fifteen minutes.

The concepts expressed in the Denver Principles manifesto weren’t new—to a large extent, they were an embodiment of feminist health principles—but it was radical for a group of people who shared a disease to organize politically to assert their right to a voice in the public-policy decision-making that would so profoundly affect their lives. Never in the history of humanity had this occurred; for people with AIDS, the Denver Principles document is the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Magna Carta all rolled into one.

The Denver Principles defined the philosophical underpinnings of the self-empowerment movement for the AIDS epidemic and the network of service providers we created. It also quickly became a model for organizing by those with other chronic health conditions in the U.S. and around the world. 

I am truly excited to see The Normal Heart get all the publicity in the world, including Matt Bomer also appearing on the cover of Details this month. But some of the language used in their piece is offensive, outdated and insulting. At best, I’d guess it’s a badly executed attempt at clever wordplay, but it still reminded me that I really want to post some additional historical context for the early AIDS epidemic here, too. 

Image via ACT UP.

mamaliza:

It started with the thought that Marvel Studios probably cast their movies by asking previous cast members if they knew anyone who needed work. It snowballed when I hit IMDb. And it got out of hand when allecto joined up. The net result? 52 MCU actors (and three directors), joined through non Marvel movies. Zoomable at bubbl.us.

Holy. Crapballs.

mamaliza:

It started with the thought that Marvel Studios probably cast their movies by asking previous cast members if they knew anyone who needed work. It snowballed when I hit IMDb. And it got out of hand when allecto joined up. The net result? 52 MCU actors (and three directors), joined through non Marvel movies. Zoomable at bubbl.us.

Holy. Crapballs.