rewind some of pop culture's most iconic moments of 2014 photo cred:  youtube.com

rewind some of pop culture’s most iconic moments of 2014
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Check out some of this year’s most iconic moments in pop culture and the celebrities responsible for them in YouTube Rewind:  Turn Down for 2014!  Every year, YouTubes most popular personalities get together to create a video celebrating their favorite moments of the year.  The video covers everything pop culture released that year including but not limited to trends, top singles, music videos, films, scenes, dares, and most importantly YouTube videos that were exceedingly popular.  PewDiePie, YouTube’s most subscribed personality, stated out the video with a bang, and things exploded outwards from there!

some of my favs behind the scenes of youtube rewind photo cred:  jennamarblesblog.com

some of my favs behind the scenes of youtube rewind
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YouTube Rewind features a remix by DJ Earworm and appearances by popular YouTubers such as Jenna Marbles, Hannah Hart, Tyler Oakley, Troye Sivan, Connor Franta, Pentatonix, and so many others.  The video offers casual viewers a chance to understand some of the most important moments of 2014 and pop culture fans an opportunity to see a compilation of some of the most important trends of the year.  Events referenced include Flappy Bird, Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Music Video, The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the release of Frozen, twerking, selfies, and the list can continue.

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youtube’s logo
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YouTube’s logo is present throughout the film, providing a sense of continuity that ties a variety of disparate scenes together.  Watching this video, I am truly realizing just how important YouTube has become as a way of spreading pop culture to the masses.  The video streaming site offers countless opportunities to share differing points of view, funny moments, and so much more, and over the years it has truly become one of the most important means of sharing the world over!  Stream the video below and check out a list of personalities who contributed to it!  Let me know what you think in the comments below!Continue reading

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stream nicki’s personal new track below
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I know that this is Britney Week, but I wanted to take a moment to talk about another member of Music Royalty, Miss Nicki Minaj here on Days with Destiny!  Last night Nicki Minaj caused an uproar by sending a free download her new song, All Things Go, to anyone who preordered The Pink Print on iTunes.  The track in question is a seriously personal offering with a stripped back production that allows the focus to remain on Nicki and her lyrics.  Nicki really let it all out on the song, singing about her relationship with her family and the struggles of balancing life at home with her professional expectations.  Nicki leaves no stone unturned on the track, revealing her ambitions and dreams alongside her sorrows.  There is an overwhelming sense of guilt and sadness on the track, but her strength still comes through.  Stream the track below and let me know what you think about Miss Minaj’s new offering.

Nicki promises that The Pink Print was going to be her most personal offering to date, and that is already evident.  A few weeks ago she released Bed of Lies, another heart wrenching offering from Miss Minaj.  These two tracks have revealed a new side to Nicki, one that is commonly hidden behind rainbow bright color and explosive personality.

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the pink list track listing
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Early this week, Nicki released the track listing for The Pink Print, and it is shaping up to be a strong album featuring collaborations with the likes of Ariana Grande, Beyonce, and her label mates Lil Wayne and Drake among others.  The album drops on December 15th, but you can preorder the album on iTunes now and grab your copy of Nicki Minaj’s All Things Go!

Let me know in the comments below what you think about Nicki Minaj’s All Things Go, and tell me what other tracks you’re really looking forward to hearing when the album drops!

 

what do you eat for thanksgiving if you aren't a fan of the big bird? photo cred:  modernbocamom.com

what do you eat for thanksgiving if you aren’t a fan of the big bird?
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a holiday all about giving thanks (which I have started doing HERE) and eating massive quantities of food.  It is a time to gather with friends and family, to share home and hearth, and to reflect upon the bountiful past year.  Thanksgiving is celebrated with a feast, and the focal point of the meal is usually a turkey, which has been lovingly washed, seasoned, and roasted (or fried) for hours before the big meal.  Turkey is truly a staple for any Thanksgiving Feast, but what happens if you don’t enjoy the big bird?  What do you eat then?  Personally, I am not a fan of turkey, so as we count down the minutes until dinner tomorrow I’ll share some of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving Dinner!  If you’re like me, prepare for a plateful of delicious carbs and sweets, which you’ll be able to share with your loved ones and wash down with a hearty swig of booze.  Tell me that doesn’t sound like a DREAM MEAL!  Read on under the jump for the 10 best things about your holiday feast if you aren’t a fan of turkey!Continue reading

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i’m so very thankful
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Earlier this morning I posted Part One of my 50 Things that I am Thankful For in honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow, and now it is time to post the second half!  Check out Part One HERE and then read Part Two Under the jump to see the full list of things that I appreciate and consider myself lucky to have at this point in my life!  Some of them are funny, some of them are more serious, but I am thankful for ALL of them!Continue reading