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Title: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 17, 2020, 01:33:34 AM
C.Jones said that he didn't much feel like running one of these himself right now, and asked if we wanted to do the only submission he received, Top 50 Duos.

That pronouncement was received by the sound of crickets.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5TSfuLIgV8c/T5EajUV2t5I/AAAAAAAAEPs/VmKgVjQExck/s1600/Jiminy-Cricket-3.jpg)

Maybe the LOC is dead (Jim), maybe the subject holds no interest. But I'm posting this to see if there's a pulse.

So, I'll place the soft deadline at MONDAY, JULY 27th, 2020 - if I receive little (let's say 1 to 3) to no lists then we'll just call it a year (or a summer?) and perhaps set up a vote again someday. If folks pop in and say "I'm working on it" I'll give an extension.

I want to stress, this isn't official, I'm just testing interest here. It won't break my heart if it doesn't happen (it would simply be something to pass the time).

Rules:
1. If you haven't read the above, do so. It's important info.

2. Pick 25 duos, ranked from #1 (your toppermost) to #25 (your lesser fave) send via PM to me here, or to Temporary George (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;u=69332) if you want (old George was using a dead email account, Temporary George is my new laptop)

Eligible
Both real and fictional duos - humans (or robots and anthropomorphic animals), live-action or toons, or inanimate objects. Anything that goes together in pairs... except phrases (some internet lists include phrases, but that just seems dumb to me, so that's the only exclusion).

Emphasis on famous - names you easily connect together (John Wayne and Oliver Hardy had a real nice rapport in a movie they made together, but not really famous as a duo. Hardy had a bigger connection with another guy you might have heard of)

You can pick out pairs from ensemble casts (couples / best friends), or from bands (the songwriting teams, the primary stars, etc)

And you can fill your lists from a variety of sources: There are comedy duos, comic book duos, infamous, criminal duos, historical duos, literary, science duos, TV, film, music, game duos, might even be a super sports duo (and I will allow great rivalries, Like Evert and Navratilova or Borg and McEnroe).

Now I've name-dropped a few, and a googlesearch will yield riches. Plus, Charlie Sexton has offered to help you with your lists, so let's see what happens.

Take it away, Charlie...

http://www.youtube.com/v/JOJWVB2sYpo
Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: stethacantus on July 17, 2020, 06:30:56 AM
It's going to take me days to figure out a list on this subject. Even narrowing the subject down to just music duos would be a vast pool to select from.
Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: Russoguru on July 17, 2020, 10:41:22 PM
I think I can come up with a list of at least 25. I just did, my list is on the way to ya.
Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 18, 2020, 12:03:11 AM
Thanks - yeah I got 2 already, surprise. Plus I whipped one up so we've taken a good first step.
Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 18, 2020, 07:22:52 AM
I'll try to remember to put something together this week.  Not a topic I'd want to give much time to but shouldn't be hard to come up with a list.
Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: CJones on July 22, 2020, 08:09:54 PM
I'm working on a list. Thanks for doing this George 2.0.

Could someone with moderator status maybe sticky this?
Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: linszoid on July 23, 2020, 01:47:20 PM
I'll try to get a list in this weekend.

Thanks for (potentiall) hosting!
Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 23, 2020, 10:32:04 PM
Received another list from persons unknown (they left the forum right after and are listed as a 'guest'), not sure who this is (some of the picks don't fit what I've seen from JU in the past, so if it was him I'd be surprised) But hey, it's a list and while I hope we get several more, I think we can upgrade this from "MAYBE" to definate.

Title: Re: The "MAYBE" List of Crap #126? Famous Duos
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 24, 2020, 12:25:02 AM
Received another list from persons unknown (they left the forum right after and are listed as a 'guest'), not sure who this is (some of the picks don't fit what I've seen from JU in the past, so if it was him I'd be surprised) But hey, it's a list and while I hope we get several more, I think we can upgrade this from "MAYBE" to definate.

It was the troll who regularly joins the forum and tries to upset people until he gets banned.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 24, 2020, 03:48:32 AM
Ah, okay.

I saw he made 2 posts, and his list was fine for the most part. I don't know that I know the person or have had any experience with them,  so maybe they seem okay... at first. Then build-up to the upsetting people stuff?
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: Pak-Man on July 24, 2020, 08:53:25 AM
Yeah, that's how he operates. He likes to participate on the lists and even managed to host one before getting banned once. It's the weirdest M/O, and he's been at it for like 8 years.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 24, 2020, 03:48:54 PM
Ah, okay.

I saw he made 2 posts, and his list was fine for the most part. I don't know that I know the person or have had any experience with them,  so maybe they seem okay... at first. Then build-up to the upsetting people stuff?

I deleted some also
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: Temporary George on July 25, 2020, 10:20:10 AM
while I'm on the board doing some research, thought I'd pop in for a quick reminder that the (soft) deadline is fast approaching.

3 days to go
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 25, 2020, 10:44:28 AM
Got a list of 32, just have to sort it down.  It's kind of hard to compare real duos with fictional ones.  I could easily come up with 25 fictional duos but real ones I only got around 15.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: Pak-Man on July 25, 2020, 01:38:54 PM
My list is in. My duos all came from my usual wheelhouse, so expect a lot of cartoons, video games, and superheroes.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 25, 2020, 02:49:11 PM
Thanks for the list!

As to real and unreal  ;)  I personally didn't give any thought to who was real or fictional, I just popped out a long list of 'famous' duos, then cut that down to 25 faves. Looking it over, even without factoring that in, I wound up with a list that was pretty well balanced between the two.

And yeah, I was trying to nudge us towards 'famous' duos, in an attempt to narrow the choices down,  even if by a shade. I gave the Wayne/Hardy example, another would be McCartney, who has paired up with folks like Wonder, Jackson, and Costello over the course of his career, but when you think of him, he's most well known for his songwriting work with that fellow named Lennon.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 25, 2020, 03:01:59 PM
And yeah, I was trying to nudge us towards 'famous' duos, in an attempt to narrow the choices down,  even if by a shade. I gave the Wayne/Hardy example, another would be McCartney, who has paired up with folks like Wonder, Jackson, and Costello over the course of his career, but when you think of him, he's most well known for his work with that fellow named Lennon.

Wow, I never think of those 2 as a duo, it's always either solo work or all of the members of that kind of popular band they were both in...

Might have my list done tonight, just a little more sorting to do.  I think only one pair isn't widely known so almost all of it is fairly famous duos.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 25, 2020, 03:32:47 PM
And yeah, I was trying to nudge us towards 'famous' duos, in an attempt to narrow the choices down,  even if by a shade. I gave the Wayne/Hardy example, another would be McCartney, who has paired up with folks like Wonder, Jackson, and Costello over the course of his career, but when you think of him, he's most well known for his work with that fellow named Lennon.

Wow, I never think of those 2 as a duo, it's always either solo work or all of the members of that kind of popular band they were both in...

Might have my list done tonight, just a little more sorting to do.  I think only one pair isn't widely known so almost all of it is fairly famous duos.

Ye gads, if Anais is looking down from heaven, she's probably giving you the stink eye  ;) Lennon and McCartney, man, they are one of the most famous songwriting duos in rock history. wrote over 90% of the Beatles tunes.

Still, looking foreward to the list, even if John and Paul aren't represented   :) (sorry, we Beatle nuts can get overzelous)

Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 25, 2020, 04:01:14 PM
Got your list, I like it, looks good.

Things are shaping up nicely.  I have several that have enough points so that I can do advanced write-ups, get a bit of a head start, at least on the front end of things.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 25, 2020, 04:04:45 PM
I was going to say list sent but no need...

Song writers are just never on my radar, so duos would not be unless they also performed as a duo.

I am a huge Beatles fan, have spent more than I wanted to on trying to get good copies of colored vinyl records the last few years, as well as some of the quality anniversary re-releases that have come out on vinyl.  But I always think of them as a group.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 25, 2020, 04:50:13 PM
And upon reading that, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson leave the forum, crestfallen. 


The ghosts of the Gershwin brothers & Rodgers and Hammerstein, float by and flip us the bird

Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 27, 2020, 05:47:43 AM
 :) Good morning everyone, I hope you are all safe and healthy. While I know a LOC isn't the most important thing in life, I am grateful for the brief distraction -this little escape from my cares and worries, both personal and worldwide- it provides. At the risk of sounding corny- my thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours, and I do hope this list can bring a smile or little light into your days. 

So Monday, the deadline. Let me know if you need a little more time, otherwise, this is it. Final day for lists.

The spreadsheet is up and working, several entries with over 30 points have been researched and worked on. It's looking good.


Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: CJones on July 27, 2020, 12:11:33 PM
I've got 16. Time to go on Google and look up some filler for the last 9...

I'll submit a list by this evening.

EDIT: List sent.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: linszoid on July 27, 2020, 01:30:13 PM
Lsit Snet.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: Russoguru on July 27, 2020, 10:34:19 PM
Lsit Snet.
Ixnay on the Istlay entsay!!!
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 28, 2020, 12:06:25 AM
That's it, voting is officially closed...

However, if you've been working on one, get it in quick as I'll be setting up the thread at some point today.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: George-2.0 on July 28, 2020, 11:10:02 AM
aaaand, the list is up, see it here... http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=35321.0
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: ColeStratton on July 29, 2020, 01:18:41 PM
Shit I missed this. Last I checked like two weeks ago no one was stepping up to run these. I totally would have contributed! Drats.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: Temporary George on July 29, 2020, 02:08:11 PM
Aw man, that's too bad, would have loved to have seen your list. I thought I saw you here on around the 22nd, but I was probably imagining things. (my brain has gone goofy of late, which I'm chalking up to stress)

But yeah, drats indeed.
Title: Re: The (no longer 'maybe') List of Crap #126 - Famous Duos
Post by: ColeStratton on August 01, 2020, 03:49:07 PM
Maybe I'll put together a list for the hell of it and post it when the LOC is done