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"Hold on to sixteen as long as you can; Changes come around real soon, make us women and men"

Written by John Cougar Mellencamp

From the Song “Jack and Diane” and the Album American Fool (1984)

Did you know? The “clapping” in the song was not originally supposed to be a part of the finished song, but was inserted as a tool to help the various instrumentalists stay together during. 54 more words

1980s Pop

Suicide no. 42: Defiance

Suicide no. 42: Defiance

–by Derek Alan Wilkinson


When you write the wrong way on ruled paper, and have thus proven some point, what say have you on the fact that you’re still holding that blasphemy of a scrap in your hands? 494 more words

You're My Guy Friend, Not My Boyfriend

Society needs to seriously take a step back and reevaluate some situations.

Like the entire “friendzone”, “friends with benefits”, and “unofficial but official” trend. Whoever came up with the word “friendzone” needs to be told a thing or two. 770 more words

What Does John Cougar Mellencamp Have to Do With Marketing?

Like the Coug, I was born and raised in a small town.

Population: 449, to be exact.

Now, if you’ve spent any time in a small town, you know that relationships are at the heart of it all. 326 more words


Warning! Read Before Running!

When my wife and I were expecting our first child I’m pretty sure we read just about every book and magazine article we could find on being a parent, the baby, the birth, the months leading up to, the months immediately after, the must have products, the must nots, and so much more that I can’t even remember. 1,090 more words