november 1987

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On 22 November, 1987, somebody successfully hijacked two television stations. The hijacker, wearing a mask, stood in front of the camera and began to uncontrollably laugh, scream, and moan. As the screenshots above clearly indicate, it was extremely bizarre and downright creepy. The transmission lasted for around 90 seconds before being cut off. The hijacker was never identified.

Under the cut is 85 small and HQ gifs of Ludi Lin in various youtube videos, mostly from LeenaD’s channel. Ludi Lin is Chinese and was born on November 11, 1987. Based off this gif pack he could play anywhere from 21-34. ALL OF THESE GIFS WERE MADE BY CATWOMAN. Feel free to edit but please don’t whitewash him or claim as your own. In some of these gifs his skin tone looks different and that’s because depending on the timeline he was either tanned or pale. Please like/reblog. Some of these gifs are NSFW because of shirtlessness.

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Choi Seung Hyun / T.O.P

”I’m an undying mystery. Even if I share my thoughts, you’ll never be able to guess my next move. I do everything in silence”

Birthday: November 4th, 1987 (Rabbit)

Birthstone: Citrine

Star Sign: Scorpio (Water)

Most Compatible: Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces

Opposite Sign: Taurus

Least compatible: Leo, Aquarius

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On this day in music history: April 13, 1987 - “Tango In The Night”, the fourteenth studio album by Fleetwood Mac is released. Produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut, it is recorded at The Slope in Los Angeles, CA and Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, CA from November 1985 - March 1987. With the members of Fleetwood Mac wanting to work on solo projects, and focus on other creative activities, the band wind up taking an extended hiatus. In late 1985, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham begins working on what is to be the follow up to his second solo album “Go Insane”. When Buckingham invites band mates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie into the studio, the project soon morphs into the first new Fleetwood Mac album in five years, when Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie join in on the proceedings. Nicks is absent for a majority of the eighteen months it takes to record “Tango In The Night”, having been on the road promoting her third solo album “Rock A Little” and spending a stint in rehab. She spends a total of only two weeks working on the project. Though the sessions yield a solid album, unresolved past issues between band members, with some still struggling with substance abuse, come to a head during recording. That combined with the burn out experienced by Buckingham having shouldered most of the burden production wise, he refuses to embark on a tour to support “Tango”, and quits shortly afterward. He is replaced by guitarists Rick Vito and Billy Burnette, and Buckingham does not return to the band for ten years. The album is released to solidly positive reviews and becomes the bands second largest studio set behind “Rumours”. It spins off four singles including “Big Love” (#5 Pop), “Little Lies” (#4 Pop), “Seven Wonders” (#19 Pop) and “Everywhere” (#14 Pop). The albums cover art work inspired by French artist Henri Rousseau, is painted Australian artist Brett-Livingstone Strong, which is a painting that Buckingham has hanging in his Southern CA home. To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the albums’ release, “Tango” is reissued and remastered on CD and vinyl. Released on March 31, 2017, it is issued as a two CD deluxe edition with the first disc featuring the original twelve song album. The second disc featuring thirteen bonus tracks including demos, B-sides and alternate takes. It is also released as a three CD, DVD + vinyl LP Super Deluxe box set. It features the aforementioned contents plus a third CD featuring fourteen bonus tracks including the original 12" extended mixes edits and dub versions previously on vinyl only. The DVD includes the music videos four all five singles, plus a new high resolution 5.1 surround remix of the album. The set also includes a 180 gram vinyl LP with the newly remastered audio and a 12" x 12" booklet with photos and annotation. “Tango In The Night” peaks at number seven on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

George Harrison, Esperance, Australia, 1984. Photo courtesy Fiona Norwwod/The Moore Family/ABC Australia (more images from this visit here).

“In one way I feel pessimistic. When you see the rate that the world is being demolished - people polluting the oceans and chopping down all the forests - unless somebody puts the brakes on soon, there isn’t going to be anything left. There’s just going to be more and more people with less and less resources. In that respect, I feel very sad. But at the same time, I have to be optimistic. I think that even if the whole planet blew up, you’d have to think about what happens when you die. In the end, ‘Life goes on within you and without you.’ I just have a belief that this is only one little bit, the physical world is one little bit, our planet is one little bit of the physical universe, and you can’t really destroy it totally. You can destroy our planet, but the souls are going to keep on going.” - George Harrison, Rolling Stone, 5 November 1987 [x]

Get To Know BigBang!

New to BigBang? I’m here to help~

Members:


Kwon Jiyong (G-Dragon)

Originally posted by anko-an

Stats:

Position in group: Leader of the group / Lead Rapper / Composer / Lyricist

Birthday: August 18th, 1988

Height: 5′9″ (177cm)

Weight: 127 pounds (58kg)

Social Media Accounts:

Get to know him:

  • In Korea he is a household name
  • He’s known for his fashion and style
  • He LOVES cats
  • he’s also said “I like girls who are like cats”
  • He knows how to play the piano and the guitar
  • He can beat box (believe it or not)
  • This man is dainty AF
  • He acts like a prince all the time kind of dainty
  • He gets embarrassed easily
  • He becomes cute when he’s around people he likes
  • He pouts and acts childish often (as a form of aegyo)
  • When he performs he does a 180
  • He always has swagger and tons of charm no matter the situation
  • always
  • He’s been friends with T.O.P since childhood, and friends with Taeyang since teenage years
  • Jiyong is a HUGE fan of Dramas
  • At first when Seungri joined the group, Jiyong wouldn’t talk to him because he didn’t put in as many trainee hours as the other members had, and he was angry that he climbed the ranks so quickly
  • Him and Seungri bonded over a TV drama and became really close afterwords
  • He cries easily
  • He has multiple tattoos
  • His dad is #1 on his speed dial

Choi Seunghyun (T.O.P):

Originally posted by jiyongs-g-thong

Stats:

Position in group: Rapper / Lyricist 

Birthday: November 4th, 1987

Height: 5′11″ (181cm)

Weight: 143 pounds (65kg)

Social Media Accounts:

Instagram: choi_seung_hyun_tttop

Get to know him:

  • He loves chairs
  • I’m not kidding this boi really loves chairs
  • Like all his Instagram photos are of food and chairs practically
  • He’s an extremely artistic man
  • he’s legit an artistic genius
  • He has a scar on his hand from a traumatic accident
  • Jiyong has a smiley face tattoo on the same hand, in the same place as T.O.P’s scar
  • Him and Jiyong are extremely close and have been since childhood
  • Bingu T.O.P is the best T.O.P
  • Bingu T.O.P is T.O.P when he’s being weird and silly
  • He’s one of the most outspoken in Big Bang
  • He regularly stands up to anti-fans when they vocally attack his members on social media sites
  • He even goes as far as to take screen shots of their comments and posts them on Instagram with his sassy reply (but they usually get deleted minutes later)
  • He loves making people laugh
  • After his member Daesung was involved in a bad Moter Vehicle accident, T.O.P made it his mission to make Daesung smile whenever he could until he felt better
  • He doesn’t like showing his skin off
  • The only time he’s been seen with his shirt off was in one of his dramas
  • He usually wears multiple layers of clothing no matter the weather
  • He’s also an actor
  • He’s been in 5 Dramas
  • Commitment / Tazza: the hidden card / 71: Into the fire / 19-nineteen / and Iris: the movie are the names of the movies
  • He loves to dance
  • He’s not too good at it, but he always gets a good laugh so he does it proudly

Kang Daesung:

Originally posted by sevnghyuns

Stats:

Position in group: Lead Vocalist

Birthday: April 26th, 1989

Height: 5′10″ (178cm)

Weight: 138 pounds (63kg)

Social Media:

Instagram: xxd_litexx

Get to know him:

  • happiest man on earth
  • seriously so sunny
  • You will often see him with his eyes covered because of his small eyes
  • However, he’s said that his eyes and nose are the features that he’s the most proud of
  • He will do absolutely anything to make people laugh, no matter what it is
  • He will make himself look completely stupid if you’ll laugh
  • Happy virus
  • Incredible drummer
  • He works hard to stay in shape and to take care of himself for both himself and for his fans
  • He has a competitive side though and won’t loose easily
  • everyone needs to see this man on the TV show Running Man to see this side of him. Everyone.
  • He gets scared really easily
  • All you’d have to say is “boo” and he’d jump 10 feet
  • Hates roller coasters and haunted houses (he’s so cute on them though)
  • He loves mathematics and difficult word problems
  • He’s quick witted and very smart
  • One of his favorite things to do is to support his members and always says how grateful for them he is
  • He’s accident prone when cooking
  • Comedy king
  • Amazing at impersonations
  • Loves his fans more than anything else in the world
  • He had the main roll in a tv show called “What’s up”
  • He was in the Korean version of the musical ‘Cats’
  • He is a devout Christian

Dong Youngbae (Taeyang):

Originally posted by taeyangspecs

Stats:

Position in group: Vocalist / Dancer

Birthday: May 18th, 1988

Height: 5′8″ (174cm)

Weight: 123 pounds (56kg)

Social Media:

Instagram: __youngbae__

Get to know him:

  • He hand writes letters to his band mates when they’re apart for a long time
  • or whenever he feels that they need extra encouragement
  • He hadn’t kissed a girl until his ‘I need a girl’ Music video
  • He texted the members of bigbang afterwords saying “hyungs I died. I kissed a girl”
  • He’s the literal cutest human being ever
  • Extremely talented dancer
  • He tends to be quiet but extremely sassy when he speaks
  • “To those of you who said my hair looks like a mop, I hate you.”
  • ^^an actual quote from him
  • Plays the piano, guitar, and drums
  • He’s been dating the actress Min Hyo-Rin since 2013
  • He is also a devout Christian
  • He’s been good friends with Jiyong (G-Dragon) since middle school
  • Jiyong, T.O.P, and him decided to become a group of 3 in middle school when they realized how well they got along
  • He’s the motherly figure to the group members
  • He’s extremely kind and caring
  • He believes in eating right and exercise (and tries to get the other members to do the same)
  • He’s one of the only members of BigBang that can genuinely dance

Lee Seunghyun (Seungri):

Originally posted by sevnghyuns

Stats:

Position in group: Vocalist / Maknae

Birthday:   December 12th, 1990 (THE NEW ALBUM IS COMING OUT ON HIS BIRTHDAY OMFG)

Height: 5′9″ (176cm)

Weight: 132 pounds (60kg)

Social Media:

Instagram: seungriseyo

Get to know him:

  • He was so young when he joined BigBang that he didn’t know how to cook for himself
  • He made the other members cook for him until they made him learn himself
  • The other members still tease him about this to this day
  • He gets the most freaked out when the other members show too much affection to him
  • The other members show him the most affection just to screw with him
  • He’s a little shit (but we all love him anyway)
  • He sasses the members even though he’s the youngest
  • he calls his hyungs by their names like he’s an equal, even when they get mad at him for it
  • He’s sassy and blunt as hell
  • He gives a lot to charity though
  • like A LOT
  • also, he is the aegyo king
  • K I N G
  • He’s been in multiple dramas
  • Haru / Lights and shadows / Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo / A Message Send To You / and Angel eyes are the names of the dramas
  • He’s known for spontaneously breaking out into English songs while in concert and dancing to them (like Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ and Rihanna’s ‘Don’t stop the music’)
  • He’s extremely confident in himself as well as his hyungs
  • He is extremely close to his mother
  • literal sass king (his eye rolls doe)
  • he has said before that “even anti-fans are fans”
  • He loves his VIP’s with his entire soul, he loves us all so freaking much

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT BIGBANG AS A WHOLE:

  • Their fans are called VIP’s
  • They are one of the most widely successful kpop groups in the world
  • The members were each able to branch off into extremely successful solo pursuits
  • This included solo albums, musicals, TV’s, movies, etc.
  • They take a really long time to come out with new music because their schedules are so busy separately that it’s hard for them to get together
  • It’s so worth the wait though
  • They are all extremely close to one another
  • YG added Daesung and Seungri to BigBang before their debut because he felt that a 3 man group wasn’t enough

Originally posted by taeyangspecs


A/N: @annyeongminyoongi I hope this helps you a little bit!! If you (or anyone) wants any more information on BigBang, just let me know!! I’m here for you~ Welcome to the VIP world!!

edit: Originally I thought that this post was a little long, but I added some more things to the list because I felt like I didn’t add enough information. There’s so much about them to tell! They’re truely amazing men

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Let’s Learn About: Max Headroom WTTW Hijacking Incident!
            (***Dig Down Inspiration/Speculation Post***)

Ever since the very first views (and as in the pic, more complete views) of Matt donning the suit and tie, slicked back hair and trippy glasses, I immediately thought back to this video. As it’s an OLD late 80′s event, I remember hearing about this in my childhood days and figured some of my fellow Muser’s may not have been in the know about this.

From the video description:

After a brief intrusion during the sports report on WGN’s 9:00 news, a later broadcast on channel 11 - PBS affiliate: WTTW - of the Doctor Who episode “Horror of Fang Rock” was interrupted by a man wearing a Max Headroom mask. The crazed person uttered mostly gibberish, crudely slammed the Chicago Tribune and its subsidiaries (WGN being one of them), and finally dropped his pants and was spanked by what appears to be a child with a flyswatter. 90-seconds later, the program returned to normal. To this day, he has never been caught.

From wikipedia:

The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion was a television signal hijacking that occurred in Chicago, Illinois, United States on the evening of November 22, 1987. It is an example of what is known in the television business as broadcast signal intrusion. The intruder was successful in interrupting two broadcast television stations within the course of three hours. After a brief and only partially successful attempt to break into the signal of intended target of WGN-TV, the signal pirates, whose identities were never found, succeeded in getting their broadcast intruded onto WTTW during an episode of the Doctor Who serial “Horror of Fang Rock.” The pirate broadcast, which lasted 90 seconds and was pre-recorded on videotape, featured an individual disguised as television character Max Headroom parodying WGN and television in general. The incident made national headlines[1] and the people responsible have never been identified.

The video itself is disturbing to most (for good reason), I find that for the most part, it’s perfect inspiration for a Muse song: it’s a thinly veiled political (or anti political), middle finger to the mainstream, and let’s not forget how Muse as of the past few albums has been about Resistance and fighting back. This incident was a hijacking/hacking into a mainstream, metropolitan television channel that was viewed by MILLIONS.

As the song Dig Down has yet to be released in full, this is all pure speculation on my part just for shits and gigs; it’s something I always like doing with Muse songs because there is SO much story and subtle cues to take away from ANY single. 

What I -do- know for a fact is that we Musers are all creative, nuts (in the good perfectly neurotic way), and are wide open to whatever Muse throws at us.

Finally, for those who can’t view the video right now, I threw together some neato comparison gifs of Matt Bellamy and the Max Headroom hacker. 

muse-ception: matt bellamy was the original actor and dom and chris help film/act in it

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A selection of George Harrison’s guitars - photographed by George Harrison

Originally published in Guitar Player magazine’s November 1987 issue - and reproduced here as screen caps courtesy of Guitar Player Vault, May 2014 issue - George Harrison’s guitars, in his own words and pictures.

“It was one of those unbelievable gifts of grooviness. Before his interview with Guitar Player in 1987, Harrison actually went to the trouble of hauling out his guitars, positioning a few instruments around his house, and then taking snapshots of the models he thought would interest our readers. Some favor! Here, we reprint some of those photos, along with Harrison’s original comments about his fave guitars. And what a gas it is to be able to have the byline, ‘Story and photos by George Harrison’ in our magazine!” - M.M.

It’s wonderful to be able to share this, and I hope you enjoy. Please click on each image to view and read more clearly… I’ve also typed up George’s comments under a “read more” cut, for anyone interested.

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