Day 392

After several weeks of lead-up in History of Rock & Roll, we finally hit the era of actual rock & roll. Yep. Elvis. Buddy Holly. Little Richard. Blue Suede Shoes. Good Golly Miss Molly. Great Balls of Fire.

Who was the biggest name of the era? In order to find out, we awarded “fame” points for the period 1954-1959:

  • Billboard Pop chart Top 100 hit (1 point each)
  • Billboard Pop chart #1 hit (3 points each)
  • Song used in a movie, or personal movie appearance (2 points each)
  • Scandal (4 points each)
  • Death or serious injury (5 points)

For instance, Jerry Lee Lewis had 11 Top 100 hits (22 points); no #1 hits (0 pts); he appeared in two movies (High School Confidential and Jamboree, 4 points); had a 3-in-1 scandal (marrying his first cousin, while she was only 13, while he was still married to his previous wife, 12 points); and he did not die or face serious injury during the period (0 pts). That netted “The Killer” 38 points. Very respectable, making him one of the top stars of the era (at least by our accounting method), but it turns out that his point total–and everyone else’s–paled in comparison to Elvis, who had double the points of his nearest competitor. No wonder they called him “The King”.

More presentations of newsworthy ethical dilemmas in Business Ethics.

In FCF, we examined filtration in-depth. (Get it? There are two types of filters: depth filters and membrane filters. Get it? Get it? Oh, never mind…) Today’s class mainly dealt with depth filters that use diatomaceous earth (DE): vertical leaf, horizontal leaf and candle). Each one, naturally, has its pros and cons.

Whoops, time for our first test. Perhaps I shouldn’t have skipped that class two weeks ago…

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