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Pop Culture Capsule — July 20-26, 1986

Pop Culture Capsule — July 20-26, 1986

Capsules, History
Here's a look at America's top movies, music, and books for the week of July 20-26, 1986. TV was in summer rerun mode, but it was pretty much all about The Cosby Show anyway. I remember most of these things (except the books), but I had no idea Patti LaBelle hit #1 over Janet Jackson and Peter Gabriel. Good for her! Top 10 Movies 1. Aliens 2. The Karate Kid Part II 3. Ruthless People 4. Top Gun 5. Back to School 6. About Last Night... 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off 8. Legal Eagles 9. Running Scared 10. The Great Mouse Detective Top 10 Albums 1. Patti LaBelle, Winner in You 2. Janet Jackson, Control 3. Peter Gabriel, So 4. Top Gun soundtrack 5. Genesis, Invisible Touch 6. Billy Ocean, Love Zone 7. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston 8. Bob Seger, Like a Rock 9. The Moody Blue...
They shoot elephants, don’t they?

They shoot elephants, don’t they?

Blogstuff
I know how fascinating you all find navel-gazing posts about this site, so I'll keep this one as brief as possible. I had been mulling over the possibility of ditching my long-time web host, GoDaddy, for some time. I've put up with too many unexplained outages, too many experiences with less-than-helpful support staff, and most importantly too many years of site load times that made me pine for the days of dial-up. What finally gave me the nudge I needed to pull the trigger, if you'll pardon the expression, was the recent dust-up over GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons shooting an elephant in Zimbabwe and turning it into a crass photo/video op. He can try to make it look like an act of charity or mercy all he wants, but one look at those photos and that video left me with no doubt that this was ab...