“Obama Won” Memes to Celebrate Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential Victory!!!

CNN just projected Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the USA in 2012 as I write this! Woohoo!!!

To celebrate, I thought I’d share some pics that you can post to show your feelings about the victory… and maybe get a few laughs!

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Which Were the Most Popular and Interesting Cartoons You Saw for the Facebook Campaign Against Child Abuse?

Snoopy

Last weekend, the first weekend in December, there was a global campaign on Facebook where people replace their profile pictures with their favourite cartoon character/s.

I was happy to see a lot of my Facebook friends took part. It was really interesting to see what everybody chose for their characters.

Being the curious type, the two most obvious question I had were which characters were the most popular, and which were interesting?

For the most interesting, I would have to give that to my friend Dan, who chose Banana Man.

For the most popular, that’s a much harder question to answer with any confidence. I don’t have enough Facebook friends to get a statistically significant result. Fortunately, I have this site which I estimate provided about 20,000 cartoon pictures to people looking for them over the weekend. Talk about suffocating from smog from the traffic from my blog! OMG!!!

Of course, I don’t have all the comic book characters out there, but I probably have about 500, of which 250 were here. That’s a decent sample size variety for me. I also have visitors from around the world.

From stats on this website, from what I could tell, Snoopy from the Peanuts strip was the most popular character (sometimes with Charlie Brown and Woodstock so hard to separate them out.

Comic book heroine Wonder Woman was a close second.

My Melody from the Hello Kitty strip was third.

Wilma Flintsone was fourth.

Homer Simpson was fifth.

Cinnamoroll from Hello Kitty was sixth.

Catwoman was seventh.

Love-a-lot Bear from the Care Bears was eighth.

Pebbles Flintstone was ninth.

Finally, Lucky Bear from the Care Bears was tenth.

I haven’t seen any articles yet which gives a large sample size for the most popular character, but if you do, please do share.

What about among your Facebook friends? Who was the most popular character or most popular cartoon strip?

And don’t forget about the most interesting character you saw.

The Left Out Track of Sophie B. Hawkins Singing “I Want You” at Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert

Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins

Update: There is no longer a video of this track. Some copyright freak keeps getting new ones removed that it’s no longer worthwhile for me to track down new uploads. Lots of other content exist legitimately on YouTube and other video sites. Somebody’s just incredibly old fashioned to still get the videos of this great performance removed.

The broadcast of the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary tribute concert held by Columbia Record in October 1992, and broadcasted on television some time after, was when I fully discovered the genius of Bob Dylan. I had heard a song here or there of his, but never so many together. Then there were a whole bunch I had not realized that were his songs because the radio play just doesn’t give that songwriter credit often enough. And there were a bunch I had never heard before. This was, for me, without a doubt, the one concert I wish I could have attended if I could have.

However, when I got the concert double CD, I was disappointed in that my favourite performance of the night, I Want You, sung by Sophie B. Hawkins, was not on it. Neither was the performance on the VHS tape then, or DVD now. I don’t know why that was, but I was disappointed despite the rest of the quality tracks on it, especially Stevie Wonder’s incredibly moving rendition of Blowin’ in the Wind.

However, in this day and age with YouTube, I knew I could count on someone to have posted that performance. Sure enough, someone did. Have a look and listen below. Sophie just dives into the song and lets it rip, complete with what looks like a bell organ accompaniment and a small choir that included, among others, Sheryl Crow.

And for my own use, Stevie Wonder’s rendition of Blowin’ in the Wind, but I highly recommend a listen if you’ve never heard it… or a re-listen if you have! Why there isn’t a version on YouTube without subtitles is beyond me but have a listen and how Stevie got the entire Madison Square Garden crowd into it. Wow!

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 8.3