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Open Thread - Dead Or Alive Edition

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Alright, ladies and gentlemen, after all the stadium drama and general Debbie Downer-ism that we've gone through over the past couple of days, it's time for an Open Thread where everyone can just hang out and relax and shoot the breeze about whatever. I generally don't put a whole lot of rules on the Open Threads, but in this case I'm going to make an exception. . .just one rule.

Absolutely, positively no talk about anything relating to the stadium situation in this post.

As usual, I'll start with a topic, but you folks can go in any direction you want with this, with the exception right up above there in the bold type.

So, the 2012 Summer Olympics will be held in London in a few months, and naturally the Olympic Committee is attempting to secure a number of British sons and daughters to perform at the opening and closing ceremonies. The London Olympic Committee approached Bill Curbishley, the long-time manager of legendary rock band The Who, and asked if drummer Keith Moon would be interested in taking part in the ceremony.

One minor hiccup with this plan, unfortunately. As it turns out, Keith Moon died on September 7th.

Of 1978.

Yes, the London Olympic Committee approached the manager for The Who to ask if their drummer that's been dead for nearly 34 years could take part in this year's Olympic festivities. And The Who were British. . .so, you'd think if anyone were to know this sort of thing, it would be people from Great Britain.

Now, maybe the Olympic Committee was hoping that they could channel the spirit of another departed musician, rapper Tupac Shakur. Tupac appeared at the Coachella music festival this past weekend. . .in hologram form. It went over so well that they're apparently planning on taking hologram Tupac on tour. But I'm guessing they didn't know about the hologram thing, and probably should have done a little research first.

So, the question is. . .if you could bring a music act back to see them perform live, who would it be?

Anyone who knows me probably knows that, for yours truly, it isn't even close.


Come on, hologram people. . .give us holographic Freddie Mercury so Queen can go on tour one more time. Because it would be awesome.

And, with that, the open thread is. . .er, open!