Apr 14

Refried Dough

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As you’ve probably noticed, the Popular archives are fairly extensive. I often think it would be nice to do something with them, so (among other slow-brewing schemes) I came up with this.

Mouldy Old Dough

It’s a Tumblr, though you don’t have to be on that site to follow it, and its purpose is to advertise Popular count down the entire Number Ones list of the 1970s, from worst to best. It might attract new readers from Tumblr, and for existing readers it’s a bit of double nostalgia, that has the added bonus of being extremely quick and not cluttering the site up.

How have I decided the order? I haven’t. YOU have, by voting in the year-end polls. So “best” means “got the highest proportion of ticks”. This means it’s very easy to work out what the #1 is, please don’t do so and mention it in the comments. It also means I disagree quite strongly with the order in some places, but there you go, and we’ll find that out as we go.

Popular itself will continue trying to hit its 3-times-a-week target, and if this works I’ll do the 80s, 60s, 90s etc in due course.


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    thefatgit on 24 Apr 2014 #

    I think I know what might have been the 1st entry, had it been Tom’s choice. JJ Barrie might be the rotten apple according to the voters, but not necessarily my choice (or Tom’s). I’m pretty certain what the last entry will be. Well worth the wait. Thumbs aloft.

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    poohugh on 25 Apr 2014 #

    Think I speak for all Popularers when I say this is an exciting extension of the brand

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    Ospero on 11 Jul 2021 #

    Well, that page is dead – it’s still there, but it’s an obvious spam blog.

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