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It wasn't long before sexy sixes came flooding in over the past few weeks due to the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Sixers used the now-iconic title to inspire personal stories, commentaries on the book and film, and the expected racy puns from this crowd.  So while Fifty Shades won't be winning any Oscars this year, with the Academy Awards upon us, we've been seeing some pretty whip-smart tie-ins.

Here we highlight just a few of the best "fifty shades" response Sixes, with a few good photos and Backstories thrown in the mix. Feel free to jump into the conversation with your own Fifty Shades Sixes.

"Six words—fifty shades of say."


"Damn! Only 49 shades of gray."


"Fifty shades gets a hard R."


bsboxtitle"I heard a movie reviewer use this term to describe the not- so-soft porn movie based on the runaway bestselling 'novel'—and I use that term loosely—come movie. (pun intended.) I will say this for the PR machine behind the movie, the timing of release could not be better. Fifty Shades of Grey is as crassly commercial as the Hallmark holiday they have chosen for it's debut."

"She's watching 50 Shades. Getting ideas."


"To everything, there is a season"

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="283"]Pete Seeger2 - 6-16-07 Photo by Anthony Pepitone.jpg[/caption] Yesterday, we lost a true legend. Folk-singer, songwriter and political activist Pete Seeger passed away at the age of 94. It's hard to think of anybody who has more profoundly influenced the trajectory of change through American music over the last century, or whose life was so deeply imbedded in the country's history.