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U.S. FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration's 2015 "net neutrality" order.

The FCC just voted in favor of Pai’s plan to dismantle net neutrality, but this isn’t the end. This is just the first step. There will be a few months in which the public may comment on his plan, which is hilariously called “Restoring Internet Freedom”. Please, please, please comment and let the FCC know how much you oppose this plan.

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Michael Jackson with his parents, Katherine and Joe Jackson at the Golden Globes held at the Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles on January 28, 1973.

At just 14-years old Michael Jackson performed his song ‘Ben’ at the Golden Globes. 'Ben’ won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. The song was Jackson’s first U.S. #1 solo hit.

Because I’m a Huge Nerd™, I decided to figure out the Population of students that go to Ilvermorny based on current numbers.

Based on the numbers from Harry Potter Wikia and Google. (The 1/4150 is the ratio of wizards to muggles in Britain, so for every 4150 muggles there is one wizard)

Total Population of U.S.=318.9 million or 3.189*10^8

Wizard Population of U.S.=(1/4150)*(3.189*10^8)=76,843.3

Population of Ages 10-19 in U.S.= 41,731,233

Wizard Population of ages 10-19 in U.S.=(1/4150)*41,731,233=10055.7

American Ilvermorny students~10,056


Total Population of Canada=35.16 million or 3.516*10^7

Wizard Population of Canada=(1/4150)*(3.516*10^7)=8472.2

Population of ages 10-19 in Canada=(3.516*10^7)*10.9%=3,832,440

Wizard Population of ages 10-19 in Canada=(1/4150)*3,832,440=923.4

Canadian Ilvermorny students ~923


Total Population of Mexico=122.3 million or 1.223*10^8

Wizard Population of Mexico=29,469.8

Population of Ages 10-19 in Mexico=21,966,043

Wizard Population of Ages 10-19 in Mexico=5293.0

Mexican Ilvermorny Students=5293

Grand Total Ilvermorny Students≈16,272

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One thousand nights ago, you might have been listening to Taylor Swift’s 1989 for the first time. You might have blasting “Blank Space,” learning how to sing along to “Style” and gearing up to dance along to “Shake It Off” on the inevitable 1989 tour. October 27, 2014 seems like a long time ago now — as of Sunday (July 23), it was 1000 days ago — and since the release of Swift’s fifth album, the pop superstar has stayed extremely busy.

Could we talk about her charity work, the Kanye West-Kim Kardashian West drama, the AT&T deal, the Tom Hiddleston? Of course. But let’s focus, as Taylor often does herself, on the music. As fans await Taylor Swift’s post-1989 full-length follow-up, let’s review the songs that she’s given us (or performed, or co-signed) since her last opus.


RELEASES

By the end of 2016, it had become clear that Taylor Swift was not going to continue her streak of releasing a full-length album every other year, as she had done from 2006 up to 1989 in 2014. Yet three weeks before the end of last year, Swift returned with her first post-1989 song: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” a duet with Zayn that was part of the Fifty Shades Darker original soundtrack. Produced by Taylor’s pal Jack Antonoff and following in the success of Fifty Shades soundtrack songs like The Weeknd’s “Earned It” and Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” “Forever” became Swift’s second soundtrack hit (following “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games) and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s video, released last January, has a whopping 361 million YouTube views.

Swift has also spent the downtime between albums to collect a few songwriting credits: “Better Man,” Little Big Town’s latest country hit, was written by Swift… although it wasn’t revealed that the pop superstar had penned it until a few weeks after its October 2016 release. “Better Man” topped the Hot Country Songs chart, and has been performed by Swift exactly once (more on that later).

Meanwhile, Swift also sneakily co-wrote “This Is What You Came For,” Calvin Harris’ hit from last year featuring Rihanna, under the pseudonym “Nils Sjöberg.” She was eventually outed as having a hand in her ex’s Top 10 smash, and the song’s official credits now include Swift’s name. She has performed it exactly twice (more on that later).

Aside from those three songs, the big music news of Swift’s post-1989 run has been where her previous output has been available. After famously locking herself in a stalemate against Spotify and agreeing to have only Apple Music serve as her streaming host, Swift unleashed her catalog upon all streaming services — Spotify, Tidal and Amazon included — on June 9, 2017, the same day that Katy Perry just so happened to release her new album, Witness. Four of Swift’s albums, including 1989, returned to the Billboard 200 albums chart following the streaming free-for-all.

TOURING

The entirety of the 1989 world tour was contained in 2015, and the 85 shows became that year’s biggest tour, taking in more than $200 million worldwide, per Billboard Boxscore. The big difference between 1989 and Swift’s previous tours, of course, was that she graduated to stadiums from arenas on her latest live run, and she’ll likely continue in that format whenever she goes back on the road. The tour was also captured in The 1989 World Tour Live, a concert film shot in Sydney and released in partnership with Apple Music in December 2015.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Ten months after her 1989 tour wrapped up, Swift decided to put on a one-off show last October at the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin – her only performance of 2016, and the first time she played “This Is What You Came For” herself (in a solo piano version, no less!). “As a songwriter, the most rewarding feeling in the world is writing something and then having the crowd sing it back to you because they know the words,” Swift said during the show.

Swift played the track again at a pre-Super Bowl performance in Houston earlier this year, in an event dubbed the AT&T Presents DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night. She also played “Better Man” and “This Is What You Came For” at the show, which has been Swift’s only performance of 2017… so far.


MUSIC VIDEOS

By now, we’ve all seen the seven music videos that came from the 1989 era. Some fun stats about them: the three biggest videos (“Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood”) have become Swift’s first to cross the 1 billion mark on YouTube, while the controversial “Wildest Dreams” clip is one of Swift’s five most-viewed videos ever at this point (“You Belong With Me,” from Fearless, rounds out that top tier). The live video for “New Romantics” was unveiled as an Apple Music exclusive, and has 66 million YouTube views to date. Joseph Kahn directed four of the videos, including “Out of the Woods,” which was filmed in New Zealand.

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

Essentially, Swift released 1989 in October 2014 and the accolades started pouring in almost immediately after. She was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2014, and “Shake It Off” was nominated for record of the year and song of the year at the 2015 Grammys. The song didn’t take home either prize, but Swift nabbed the big one the following year, when 1989 won album of the year at the Grammys in 2016. After previously winning the award for Fearless, Swift became the first female solo performer to win multiple AOTYs at the Grammys.

The Grammy win (along with two others in 2016) was simply the crown jewel in a long list of major achievements in the past 1000 days. Swift also won Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs in 2015 for “Bad Blood,” was given the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award at the ACM Awards that year, and 1989 became only the fifth album ever to spend its entire first year in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. All told, 1989 has sold 6.1 million copies one thousand days into its existence, according to Nielsen Music, and in June, the RIAA certified Swift for having moved 100 million song units, second only to Rihanna among all artists in their rankings.

ADS

It’s worth noting that, while never commercially released, the sound of Swift rapping along to Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” does exist in this fair world. In a popular Apple Music ad, Swift rhymes along with the song on a treadmill before face-planting in epic fashion; she also toasted Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” and The Darkness’ “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” in separate Apple ads. Consider the homages a subtle co-sign of not just the songs in question, but of Apple’s playlist curation.

FRIEND SUPPORT

The cornerstone of Swift’s post-1989 music activity may very well be the role of “hypewoman” — that is, building up her pals and supporting their music online. She’s got mad love for squad members Lorde, Haim and Selena Gomez, and former tour mate Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” might have very well gotten a mini-bump due to an Instagram post in its favor. The biggest revelation for casual Swifies: Taylor’s still an enormous Kings of Leon fan! “I’ve been waiting for this album for SO LONG and it’s insane, you need it in your life,” she wrote of the rock band’s WALLS. Same with the 1989 follow-up, Taylor.

(Additional reporting by Sabrina Finkelstein)

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7 Reasons Why Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut is Completely Nuts

Donald Trump wants to cut the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, in order to “make the United States more competitive.”

This is nonsense, for 7 reasons:

1. Profitable U.S. corporations already pay on average of only 14% according to the Government Accountability Office. That’s less than a lot of middle-class families pay. (And that’s less than half the official 35% corporate tax rate.) What’s more, some giant corporations pay little (if any) U.S. taxes because of loopholes or because they shift their profits offshore to tax havens.

2. Trump’s corporate tax cut will bust the federal budget. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center projects it will reduce federal revenue by $2.4 trillion over 10 years. This will either require huge cuts in services for all of us, or additional taxes paid by us to pick up the corporate tab.

3. It’s based on supply-side, trickle-down nonsense. The White House says the tax cuts will create a jump in economic growth that will generate enough new revenue to wipe out any increase in the budget deficit. Rubbish. Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush both cut taxes mostly for the rich, and both ended their presidencies with huge budget deficits.

4. It will create a new special loophole for hedge fund managers, big law firms and real estate moguls like Donald Trump. They could slash the  tax rate they pay on their business income from 40 percent to 15 percent. 15 percent is what a middle-class person pays. Do you think people like Trump should pay a tax rate that someone making $60,000 a year pays?

5. It creates an international race-to-the-bottom on corporate tax rates that the U.S. cannot possibly win. One of its supposed attractions is it makes U.S. corporate taxes more “competitive” internationally. But we can’t match the rates in tax havens, which are often ZERO. And other countries will just lower their taxes in response. That’s what happened after 1986, the last time the U.S. cut corporate tax rates.

6. American corporations don’t need a tax cut to be competitive. They’re already hugely competitive as measured by their profits – which are near record highs– while the share of taxes they pay are at record lows. Corporations should be doing more to pay their fair share, not getting a giant tax cut!

7. Corporations won’t use the extra profits they get from the tax cut to invest in more capacity and jobs. That’s the White House line, but it’s baloney.  Corporations are now using a large portion of their profits to pay their CEOs’ hefty pay packages and to buy other companies in order to raise their stock prices. There’s no reason to suppose they’ll do any different even with more profits.

So don’t fall for Trump’s corporate tax plan. It will be a huge windfall for corporations and billionaires – like many of Trump’s own cabinet members, family members, and likely even Trump himself (although because he won’t release his taxes, we can’t tell how much he’ll enrich himself from his own tax plan).

We do know who will lose out: The rest of us.

Stream This Town for U.S. Platinum certification

This Town is about 100,000 sales from being eligible for Platinum certification in the U.S. It is expected to sell ~20,000 a week, and is still dropping on iTunes. Let’s try and make up for the loss in digital sales with streams. It is currently getting around 500,000 streams a day, and not even half of those are in the U.S. The ONLY way to help with the Platinum certification is to stream with a U.S. IP. Streaming the lyric video not only counts as streams, it earns views. The goal is to make it goal Platinum before the six month anniversary of its release (March 29th). If streaming doesn’t pick up, it might not happen! Please stream with a U.S. IP! 150 streams = 1 sale 

Useful links:

How to stream on Spotify 

How to change your IP address (mobile)

How to change your IP address (computer) 

Spotify playlists: This Town 1,000 times playlist / This Town 25 times playlist (If the first playlist won’t load)

Lyric video playlist

Ex: GE’s effective tax rate is 0%.

“But, when it comes to the statutory corporate tax rate, the U.S. does top the list of industrialized countries with an average rate of 39 percent. According to the OECD, the U.S. is No. 1 for its corporate tax rate followed by France (35 percent) and Belgium (33 percent).

But, most corporations in the U.S. don’t pay that rate. Instead, researchers believe the effective tax rate for U.S. corporations is between 20 and 28 percent”

The US ranks 29th with a corporate effective tax rate average of 26%.

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Ten most expensive planes and helicopters of the U.S. air force

1. B-2 Spirit – $2 billion 1 million
2. F-22 Raptor – $146.2 million
3. C17A Globemaster III – $316 million
4. P-8A Poseidon – $115-150 million
5. VH-71 Kestrel – $400 million
6. E-2D Advanced Hawkeye – $80 million
7. F-35 Lightning II – $83.4 million
8. V-22 Osprey – $116,1 million
9. EA-18G Growler – $102 million
10. F/A-18 Hornet – $29 - 57 million

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LAST TIME OUT

The USA and Australia last met in the opening match of Group D play at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada. The 3-1 U.S. win ignited the WNT’s seven-game run to the World Cup title.

Midfielder Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and forward Christen Press had one to propel the Americans past the Matildas. The USA’s first goal came off a deflected shot from Rapinoe in the 12th minute, but speedy Australian striker Lisa de Vanna tied things up in the 27th.

The USA attack came alive in the second half and the Americans dominated down the stretch with Press and Rapinoe scoring the game-winner and clincher, respectively. The goals were Rapinoe’s second and third in World Cup play after she scored against Colombia at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. It was Press’ first World Cup goal and it came in her World Cup debut.

Super Junior Achievements, Record, Awards etc. (could also be named Suju appreciation Spam)

I know many Elfs are upset and robbed by SM and Mama and GDA truthfully I still feel a bit of bitterness but I decided to make this to Show that no matter what happens Super Junior have achieved so much and contributed so much to the genre kpop. hopefully this makes you feel a bit better or at least smile a bit. Also hope this shows those who keep discrediting Suju for losing 3 measly awards at Mama and getting snubbed at the GDA for being to good or those people I have seen saying Super Junior are washed up and old. Remember I might have missed some things here and there and made a few mistakes I did the best i could to include as much info as I could find. Super Junior have so many achievements it’s hard to keep up. 

Like any Good story let’s start at the beginning

2005-Twins (Knockout)

Rankings

#8 U.K singles chart

#1 Japan Hanteo chart

#3 Gaon, MIAK Kpop Monthly charts

Miracle

 Ranking

Topped airplay charts

#1 for 3 weeks

#1 in Thailand Charts

2007- U

rankings

#4 Daily singles oricon chart

#1 MIAK

#1 for 5 weeks on 2 of koreas top music programs

#1 3 weeks won Mutizen song 

#5 Five music Jpop/Kpop chart

Dancing Out

Won SBS popular song Mutizen song

#1 MCD

2007- Don’t Don

Rankings

#1 Chart Korea

#2 MCD chart, and Popular songs take 7

#1 MIAK weekly and monthly chart

#2  MIAK Yearly album chart

#3 G Music Combo charts

#1 G-Music Jpop/Kpop charts, and 5 music Jpop/Kpop charts

Marry you

rankings

#1 Chart Korea

#2 MCD chart, and Popular songs take 7

Rokkugo

rankings

was the #1st Best selling single of 2007

2008-Suju M Me

rankings

#2 G music combo, mandarin, and 5 music chart

#1 in thailand’s B2s international category chart

Suju-H Cooking Cooking

rankings

#1 Hanteo Charts

#4 MIAK Kpop chart

#4 Taiwan G Music Combo

#1 G Music J pop chart

#4 5 music chart

2009-Sorry Sorry

Rankings

#1 MCD Chart, SBS take 7, Music bank k-chart, Chart Korea

#1 Taiwans Hit fm annual top 100 singles, and KKbox Singles top 100 weekly

#1 Hanteo Daily, weekly, Monthly chart

#2 Hanteo Yearly album chart

#1 Hottracks best 5

#2 Taiwan G music combo chart

#1 Jpop chart

#1 International chart

#1 5 music korean chart

#1 Philippines Music one top 25

#1 Odyssey music and video top international albums

#1 Thailand Channel V Asia Top 50 year end 2009

It’s you

rankings

#1 song on Cyworld 4 hours after release

#4 Mnet top 300

#1 Take 7 Chart

#1 Thai Channel V Countdown stayed No.1 3 weeks

#1 on Myx Philippines daily countdown beating out Taylor Swift’s you belong with me and # 2 in their International countdown

Suju-M Super girl

rankings

#1 G music combo and mandarin charts, and 5 music mandarin chart

#1 China top music chart

#1 Philippines Music 1 top 25 

#1 Thailand Countdown asian chart

2010 Bonamana

rankings

Korean single

#1 Sbs Inkigayo take 7 chart, Music bank K chart

#5 Taiwan Hit Fm annual top 100 single chart

Japanese version

#2 Oricon Daily, weekly singles chart

#1 Gaon weekly, monthly, yearly album chart

#1 Hanteo Daily weekly and monthly album chart

#1 Hottracks best 5

#5 Japan Daily Album chart

#1 Taiwan G music combo and jpop international chart

#1 5 music korean chart

#1 KKBOX korean chart

#1 Philippines Odyssey weekly chart and Astropus weekly chart 

#1 Music one top 25

#1 odyssey music and video top international hits chart

#1 myx international hits chart

#7 U.S Billboard United World Album chart

2011 Mr Simple

rankings

#1 Hanteo Daily, weekly, monthly chart

#1 Gaon weekly monthly chart

#3 US Billboard World Album chart

#1 Philippines odyssey weekly album

#1 Gaon singles streaming singles download singles, 

#1 Mobile ringtone chart and karaoke chart

#7 Billboard kpop hot 100

A-Cha

#2 Gaon single, streaming singles chart

#4 gaon download singles

#3 mobile ringtone chart

Suju M perfection

Suju M best selling korean artist of 2011 in Taiwan

#5 Oricon charts charted for 4 weeks on Oricon weekly albums chart

Korean version

Gaon Weekly and Monthly charts

Eunhyuk and Donghae Oppa Oppa

Rankings

#2 Oricon Daily and weekly singles chart

2012- SFS

Rankings

#1 Gaon weekly, monthly, yearly chart

#1 Hanteo Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly chart

#1 G-Music J-pop Chart and international chart

#1  Taiwan KKBOX K-Pop Daily weekly and monthly Chart

#4 G music Combo chart

#1 Hong kong KKBOX K-Pop Charts

#5 Hong Kong Record Merchant Chart

#5 Oricon Weekly Albums

#3 Billboard World Albums

#5 Gaon Digital Singles

#4 Gaon Online Downloads

#1 on Melon, bugs Soribada, Daum, Naver, Mnet, Olleh

S.P.Y

#1 Gaon Weekly and monthly chart

#1 Hanteo Daily weely chart

Opera

Rankings

#1 Oricon Daily albums chart

#3 weekly albums chart

#5 monthly albums chart

2013- Break down

#1 U.S Billboard world albums

#1 Taiwan 5 music ranking

#1 Thailand BTS top 20

#3 German asian music charts

#3 G music combo chart

#2 G music mandarian chart

#1 Thailand true music top 20 chart

Korean version

#1 Hanteo daily weekly chart

#4 hanteo monthly chart

#2 Gaon weekly chart #3 on monthly chart

Donghae and Eunhyuk I wanna dance

#3 Oricon daily and weekly singles

Promise you K.R.Y

#1 Oricon daily singles chart

#2 weekly singles

#1 Gaon weekly chart

Hero #2 Gaon single, streaming singles

#4 gaon download singles chart

#3 Mobile ringtone chart

Blue world

#2 Oricon Daily albums chart

#3 weekly albums chart

#5 monthly albums chart

2014-Suju M swing

#1 on yinyuetai broke record being first artist to get perfect score

#5 Gaon monthly chart

Donghae and Eunhyuk Ride me

        

#1 Oricon Daily

#3 Oricon weekly

Skeleton

#2 oricon daily single

#4 oricon weekly single

Super Junior Mamacita

#1 Daily weekly real time chart

#1 Hottracks online and offline daily weekly and monthly chart

#1 Gaon Album chart general and domestic

#3 Oricon daily album chart

#1 5 music korean chart

#2 Chia Chia record korean/japan chart

#1 KKBOX daily and weekly chart

#5 Omusic Korean Albums Weekly Ranking

#2 Omusic Korean Albums Daily Ranking

#1 KKBOX daily chart for album, song, and new ranking

#1 HMV Korea/ Japan Chart (Singapore)

#1 U.S Billboard Album Charts

#1Top 50 Korean New Songs

#1 Top 100 New Korean (Daily Chart)

#1 Daily, weekly, daily chart Song ranking and New song ranking for mamacita single 

#4 Omusic Daily Single Ranking

#4 Hito Japan/Korea Ranking

#1 K-POP MUSIC VIDEO CHART TOP 20Mamacita (Full Version)

#1 yinyuetai Real Time Chart Mamacita (Full Version)

#1 Yinyuetai Weekly Chart Mamacita (Full Version)

#1 yinyuetai Real Time Chart Mamacita (Drama Version)

#2 Yinyuetai Weekly ChartMamacita (Drama Version)

#2 US Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America - August 2014Mamacita

#1 InternationalMost Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World - August 2014 Mamacita

LQIYI rank Mamacita MV #3

Super Junior Repackaged album This is love

Topped multiple Charts including Hanteo, and Synnara

Evanesce MV #1 LQIYI

This is love MV #2 This is love LQIYI

This is love #1 on LQIYI weekly and yinyuetai weekly chart

This is love achieved a 99.0 score on Yinyuetai

Super Junior Awards

Achievements list

This list was not compiled by me but by (@sjrulestheworld @sujulojo or @barbie_joyce10 on Twitter). I just added the last few recent achievements they made this list to celebarte suju’s 6 the anniversary also some things may have changed on the list like records since this list was made a while back.

2006 – The birth of the stars

March 25th - April 22: Created history by staying at No.1 position for five weeks with “Miracle” on Thailand’s Channel V Internal music board.
 
May 5th: Super Junior was voted as the number one group/celebrities that children want to spend Children’s Day with.

May 25th: “U” had over 400,000 downloads within five hours of its release and ultimately exceeded 1.7 million downloads, crashing the server.

June: The first single album produced by the boy group “Super Junior,” entitled “U,” topped CD sales charts (Hanteo, Hot Tracks, Kyobo Bookstore’s online CD charts, and OiMusic) during the first week after its release on June 7.

August 21st: Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio (Sukira) started on this day and is the longest idol-run show in history and has the highest rating for its timeslot.

September 18th: Attended 5th Pattaya Music Festival in Thailand as representatives of Korea.

“U” was the first Korean single to enter the Top 10 Oricon charts.

Notable Awards:

Mutizen (Triple Crown Award) at SBS Inkigayo (Also, Super Junior’s first award)
Best New Group at Mnet KM Music Festival
Best New Group at 21st Golden Disk Awards
Best Music Video at 21st Golden Disk Awards
Best New Group at 16th Seoul Music Awards
Best Male Group at 13th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards
Best New Group at Korean Digital Music Awards
Best New Male Group at SBS Song Awards

2007 and 2008 – The rise to stardom
 
March 20th, 2008: Hangeng was chosen as an Olympic torch bearer for Beijing Olympics 2008, first idol ever to be chosen in history.

April 30th, 2008: Goodwill ambassadors for Korea and Thailand 50th Anniversary, honoring the good relationship Korea has held with Thailand for the past fifty years.
 
December, 2008: Super Junior M, are the first artists to ever appear on Chinese postage stamps.

Became Spokesmodel for Donate Blood (2007–present) campaign at the Republic of Korea National Red Cross and were appointed as Goodwill ambassador for World Blood Donor Day.

Don’t Don peaked at #1 on the Five Music J-pop/K-pop Chart and the G-music J-pop Chart in Taiwan within the first week of release. The album broke the record for being the highest ranked Korean album on the G-music Combo Billboard Chart, surpassing the albums of TVXQ and Shinhwa.

Don’t Don was the second best selling album of the year with 164,058 copies sold.

Notable Awards:

Best New Asian Artist at 2nd Thailand’s SEED Awards
Asia’s Artist of the Year at China Tencent Stars Magnificent Ceremony in 2007
TPL Anycall Popularity Award and Disk Bonsang for “Don’t Don” at Golden Disk Awards
New Generation Top Artist of the Year and Best Male Dance Artist for “Don’t Don” at 14th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards
Artist of the Year Award, Netizen Popularity Award, and Mobile Popularity Award at Mnet KM Music Festival

Disk Bonsang Award and Mobile Popularity Award at 17th Seoul Music Awards
Favorite Artist of Korea at MTV Asia Awards

Mainland’s Best Album “Me” and Mainland’s Most Popular Group at CCTV 2008 Chinese Entertainment Awards
Mainland’s Best Group at the CCTV-MTV Music Awards and at China Tencent Stars Magnificent Ceremony in 2008
Asia’s Most Popular New Group (SJ-M) at Music King Awards a month after their debut in 2008

2009 – The crowned stars

Sorry, Sorry sold over 29,000 copies the first day, defeating Seo Taiji’s record of 25,000 and to this day hold this record.

March 15th: Super Junior’s Sorry, Sorry performance on the program “Inkigayo” made the ratings increase to 14%, highest seen in the recent years.

April 19th: Super Junior performed at Jackie Chan’s “Good Friends” concert as Korea’s representatives in Beijing National Stadium.

Sorry Sorry debuted at #2 in Taiwan’s G-music Combo chart, #1 in the International chart and #1 in Five Music’s Korean chart.

Sorry Sorry reigned popular music website KKbox for 36 weeks at #1 position in ‘Korea/Japan Single Top 100 Chart’.

Also at another Taiwan’s online music website, Ezpeer, Sorry Sorry was #1 for 34 consecutive weeks.

In Thailand’s Channel V Countdown Asian Charts, Sorry Sorry set record of being #1 for 8 consecutive weeks (3rd week of April – 1st week of June).

In Philippines, gained a Gold Record status for the album, “Sorry, Sorry”

Notable Awards:

Disk Daesang, Disk Bonsang, Samsung YEPP Popularity Award for Sorry Sorry at Golden Disk Awards
Disk Bonsang, Mobile Popularity and Hallyu Star Award at Seoul Music Awards
Top 10 Bonsang Award at Melon Music Awards
Album of the Year in Gaon Chart
Asian Best Group at Asia Song Festival

Thailand’s Channel V: #1 on Asian Top 50 Year End 2009

Taiwan’s Hit FM: #1 on 2009 Top 100 Singles Chart

Most Downloaded Overseas Song (Super Girl) in China Digital Music Awards
Medal of Appreciation at the Shanghai International Art Festival

2010 – Shining around the world

June 10th:  “Victory Korea” won Best World Cup Song at ESPN poll receiving over 90% of the votes beating out Shakira, Akon etc.

October 9th – October 12th: Kim Heechul trended on Twitter for 3 days with the help of Super Junior’s worldwide fans.

November 22nd: Named National Pop culture Icon and recieved Minister of Culture award by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for spreading the Hallyu Wave in other countries and raising awareness of South Korea to foreigners.

December: In an interview with CNN, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Choi Siwon talked about how Super Junior members target various overseas entertainment markets. CNN also did a small coverage on Super Junior’s 5th anniversary.

Bonamana reached 7th spot on the Billboard’s World Album-Chart.

Bonamana reigned No.1 on KKBOX since its release for 63 weeks (1 year and 2 months).

In Philippines, gained a Gold Record status for the album, “Bonamana”

In a survey “Top 10 most popular Korean artist survey in a South American country” in Brazil conducted by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, Super Junior received the highest votes (2137 votes).

In a newspaper in Saudi Arabia, Leeteuk was named one of the “Most popular celebrities” in Saudi Arabia with names like Lady Gaga.
In one of the local surveys in Saudi Arabia, Super Junior was voted has the most popular Kpop idol group garnering over 40% of the votes.

In a website (Listas) poll in Peru, Super Junior topped the list of “Sexiest Korean Men” in 2010.

Awarded with “Must follow personality” in Mashable Twitter Awards in Las Vegas.

Notable Awards:

Netizen Popularity Battle Award at 2nd Melon Music Awards
Disk Bonsang Award and Asian Popularity Award at 25th Golden Disk Awards
Album of the Year in Gaon Chart

#1 Kpop Star of 2010 by MTV Taiwan
Bestselling Jpop/Kpop artist of the year in Taiwan

Most Popular Group (Super Junior – M) at Chinese Music Radio Top Awards
Best Singing Group (Super Junior – M) in China’s Golden Melody Awards
Most Popular group, and Album Award (Super Junior) in China’s Music festival
Top Buzz Overseas Group for Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards in 2010

In Channel V 2010 Asian Top 50 Year End Chart, Bonamana took the No.1 spot, followed by No Other at No.10 and Sorry, Sorry Answer at No.13.

Number 1 in MTV Asia 2010 Top Korean Idols list.

Best Asian Award in 5th Thailand Asia SEED Awards 2010

Best Korean Artist in ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2010 in Philippines for Pop K-Pop Category.

Bonamana won Album of the Year and Song of the Year in 2010 Philippines Kpop Convention. Super Junior won Male Group of the Year in 2010 Philippines Kpop Convention.

K-Pop Artist of the Year 2010, hosted by 360Kpop in Vietnam

2011 – The big, space, superstars

January 13th: In Iran the first Persian magazine for Super Junior was launched.

January 25th: Featured in a magazine “NeoTokyo Magazine Nº 59” (11 pages) in Brazil going over member profiles and a thorough history of Super Junior.

January 26th: A Slovenian newspaper, Žurnal, reported about Super Junior members and their album sales.

February 2nd: A Venezuelan magazine wrote an article featuring Super Junior.

February 10th: A channel in Turkey acclaimed Super Junior as one of the “Best Groups in Korea” and did a small feature.

February 21st: The Hong Kong Tourism Board has officially invited Super Junior to host a travel show promoting Hong Kong.

February 24th: Super Junior’s “Super Show 3 3D” set a record with 11,940 viewers in 4 days, making it a success none have achieved before. For February 25th through the 27th, “Super Show 3 3D” ranked sixth at the box office.

February 26th: In a survey conducted by Brazil’s Rede TV, Super Junior was chosen as the number one Korean singer who should come to Brazil garnering over 30% of the votes.

March 3rd: Super Junior appointed as the official ambassadors of Korean cuisine for 2011 by the South Korean Government.

March 11th – 13th: Super Show 3 in Taiwan grossed over $2.8 million, making Super Junior the first artist to hold three sold out concerts in a row. The tickets were sold out in a matter of minutes.

April 25th: Super Junior picked as models for Japan’s “Circle K Sunkus”, one of Japan’s largest convenience store franchises.

April 26th: BBC wrote an article about Kpop, Super Junior in particular, saying “Bands such as Super Junior have launched the musical genre K-pop.”

May 25th: Super Junior’s Leeteuk, became the first idol ever to appear on a live news broadcast.

June 13th: Super Junior picked as the Hallyu star that you want to travel Korea with.

June 17th: Super Junior appointed ambassadors of ‘Seoul Summer Sale 2011’ as per a survey conducted among foreigners in which Super Junior received 76% of the votes.

July 26th: Super Junior appointed as Korean Tourism ambassadors

August: Super Junior-M’s “Perfection” tops Odyssey music chart.

August 4th: Super Junior’s 5th album comeback received massive international anticipation and a press conference was held attracting over 200 media outlets from Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and many other countries.

August 12th: Mr. Simple ranks No.3 on World Billboard Album Chart (The highest recorded spot for a Kpop album yet).

August 14th: Mr. Simple ranks No.6 on United World chart.

August 25th: In a survey conducted by SPanyol TV and Websites, Super Junior beat out other artists to become the “Favorite Kpop Group” in Spain.

August 25th: In Germany on the StarFlash chart, Super Junior came in first place with, “Mr. Simple,” with 12,349 points (almost double from the second place on the chart). Super Junior became the first and the only Kpop artist ever to take first place on the chart. This same site featured an article about Mr. Simple’s Krepet dance taking over.
 
August 29th: Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple” MV ranked 3rd on YouTube Global chart for views.

September 2nd: In Peru, Super Junior’s Mr. Simple won the poll “The Teen Top of the Week” which features the most popular songs chosen by the listeners. Mr. Simple won with 10,928 votes. The song was then played on popular Peruvian radio VIVA FM 104.7.

September 5th: ‘Ceci China’ September issue with cover model Super Junior was sold out in 3 hours in China.

September 25th: Super Junior was invited to represent Korea at the China-Japan-Korea Music Festival while Super Junior-M represented China at Beijing’s National Stadium.

October 5th: London Evening Standard listed Super Junior as one of the three biggest K-Pop groups.

October 13th: Super Show 4 Seoul tickets sell out in 8 minutes making a record for a South Korean group.

October 18th: LG Electronics chose Super Junior as models to strengthen Kpop marketing strategies.

October 23rd: NY Daily listed Super Junior among the “5 Must Hear Groups” of K-Pop.

October 24th: New York Times review featured Super Junior at SMTOWN NY and declared “K.R.Y., a sub-group of Super Junior, delivered what may have been the night’s best performance on “Sorry Sorry Answer,” a muscular R&B ballad.”

In a survey held by Korea.com, Super Junior was named the “Most Popular Korean Wave Star in other countries”.

Mr. Simple holds the highest score record for Music Bank scores since the new system was employed in May of 2010.

Mr. Simple holds the highest record for 1st week album sales on Hanteo in 2011.

Mr. Simple holds the highest number of consecutive wins on Music Bank for 2011 as of yet.

Mr. Simple album peaked at #19 on iTunes “Top 100 pop albums in US”.

Mr. Simple replaced Bonamana’s 63 week reign of KKBOX’s Kpop chart and has been No.1 since its release (11 weeks as of now).

Mr. Simple placed #1 for 3 consecutive weeks on G-Music‘s ‘Asia Chart’ and on Kwang Nan‘s ‘Korea & Japan Music Chart’ in Taiwan.

“Mr. Simple” snagged #1 for 4 weeks in a row on Five Music‘s ‘Korea & Japan Music Chart’ from August 26th to September 22nd in Taiwan.

Mr. Simple topped ‘Show! Thai K-POP Chart’ for consecutive 4 weeks

Notable Awards:

Most Popular Music at the 6th Korea in Motion Festival
The Highest Asia Singer Award a at 2011 Asia Song Festival

Most popular group of the year (Super Junior – M) and Best Japan/Korea Album of The Year (Bonamana) in Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards

Popular Asia Artist of the Year in 6th Thailand Asia SEED Awards 2011

Super Junior is the only K-Pop group to have seven Number One albums based on record stores’ album charts in the Philippines. Also, the only K-Pop group to reach the Number One Spot in three of the country’s biggest record retail stores’ album charts.
 

2012

 press conference, attended by the 10 active members, was held on 3 July to launch the album. It attracted media and international reporters from Taiwan, China, Japan and Kazakhstan

Super Junior’s press conference for their sixth album was recently covered by a popular Polish news station

The album managed to rank high in iTunes in several countries including AustraliaFranceJapan and Peru. It also ranked 3rd place in Billboard World Albums.

 Sexy, Free & Single managed rank 1st place in MYX Daily Top 10MYX Hit Chart and MYX International Top 20. According to Hanteo Super Junior, had become the first artist to surpass the 200,000 mark for albums sold this year with their 6th album Sexy, Free & Single. With their impressive total album sales, the group has risen above other fellow K-Pop idol groups to reach the 1st spot on this chart.

40.000 copies were sold in Taiwan according to the charts, making it the best sold K-pop album in the country

2014

Suju M set record for having a perfect score on yinyuetai

Make history by becoming the first korean artist to hold 100 world tours

#1 On billboard world album chart after only 3 days of sale

Pioneers

or first to do so

I got this Info from various Articles and MCD Begins so if someone bitches at me how they are not the first to do that take it up with them not me

1st group to have a sub unit 

1st sub unit to have a solo concert

1st Korean sub idols to challenge trot

1st Korean group to have a Retro comic sub unit

#1st Korean Artist to have a large amount of members

Pioneer Multi dol

Actors, Comedians, Mc’s, DJ’S, Entertainers, composers

you get the gist

Composers

1st Group to have 100 world tours

1st Korean idols to hold solo concerts in Macau, France, and Argentina

1st korean artist to leture at a university

Pioneer beagle

Beagle apparently means Extremely Loud, goofy, can’t sit still for 5 seconds

you know the thing super junior does where they act like 5 year olds that is them being beagle idols. 

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So we have reached the end if you have made it this far congrats and I hope you liked this and it made you feel a bit better if you felt a bit upset or sad or angry or anything else over Sm being little shits as well as mama and gda. At the end this means nothing because they got kicked out for being to good. Let’s just focus on the hollywood awards the seoul music awards and just showing suju we still care for them let’s give them awards more meaningful. As far as I heard people were saying apparently chinese elfs were working on a GDA trophy again. so you go c-elfs

At the end of the day remember Sm needs Super Junior, Super Junior don’t need SM. Super Junior helped make SM what it is today. One day hopefully they realize how much they needed super junior in the end. also apparently after all this shit SM pulled on SUJU stocks dropped which fills me with some sort of satisfaction to be honest. 

As Donghae said in Superman 

“If they ask us who we are, we show them our results”

anyway it is cold and raining and 2 in the morning so i am going to go listen to superman 100 times while i drift of to sleep slowly. hope you enjoyed. <3

Notes for Yuri on Ice panel at 221b Con 2017

Here’s basically what I said for my five-minute comments at the #221bcon2017 Yuri on Ice panel.


Notes on genre and political context for Yuri on Ice

Yuri and Victor, the main couple, are examples of what Mark Gatiss describes as “incidentally gay,” meaning their sexual orientation isn’t the main focus of the story.

In my opinion, YOI is primarily a skating story that has male/male romance in it because it’s structured around the rhythms of the skating season.  We get to see the full programs of even the minor characters.  It’s so accurate about technique and everyday social details that actual figure skaters are obsessed.  It’s an insider’s portrayal of figure skating as a subculture. That explains why homophobia and gaybashing aren’t intrusive plot elements.

Figure skating is at once the gayest sport and a homophobic sport. 

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