Thursday Three

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 11:37am

1. Do you keep up with celebrity news (watch it on TV, read it online, read newspaper or magazines)?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. College-did you go? Did you stay home, go away? Did/does/will your children stay home or go away?

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:19pm
"Having a family member who is a local celebrity and lives her life in the public eye, I know better than most what that fishbowl feels like because I've experienced it with her. While she would be the first to recognize that the lifestyle is a choice, I do think that respecting privacy is something we need to get back to." --------------- I hear you. Dd decided at age 10-11 that she did NOT want to be famous. This because one of our friends was very much in the public eye. We used to eat lunch with him almost daily (nobody else would, because he had death threats against him and had gotten a couple of ministers fired) and she saw how people hounded him.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:25pm

Well, if their kids are in their 30s, like mine and my DIL are, they would know her, but I can't imagine why anyone with kids NOW would know her.  Her last show as a live actress (vs a cartoon voice) on Nickelodeon was in 2002.

My kids are not that old and they used to watch some show just a few years ago that she was in.  Maybe it was in re-runs.  Also I think she was in a few movies more recently than that.  Besides Hairspray.  I liked Hairspray.

Ok, I had to look it up.  The show my kids watched was on from 2002-2006.  

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:26pm

The thing is, Bynes had huge HUGE potential to be an Oscar caliber actress.  She's incredibly talented--or was, I guess She got massive acclaim for her acting in stuff like Hairspray, and she tended to prefer roles in indie movies, rather than more mainstream stuff.  Her issues with addiction are really a damn shame.

I hope she's able to beat them.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:32pm

"What I like about you"?  I liked that show, too, but it was on the WB (which shut down and merged with UPN to create CW in 2006).  Spring said she expected people with kids to know it because of Disney and Nickelodeon, which was prior to that show.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:38pm

quote=grapthars_hammer--"What I like about you"?  I liked that show, too, but it was on the WB (which shut down and merged with UPN to create CW in 2006).  Spring said she expected people with kids to know it because of Disney and Nickelodeon, which was prior to that show.

Yes that was it. I didn't know what channel that was on.  I never even heard of the Amanda Show, so no, mine weren't watching that.  

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 6:02pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Well, Spring, we got into an argument years ago about whether my older son was better educated than you are. And now I think both of them are. They might not know which celebrity is divorcing which other celebrity, but can talk reasonably well about one of the seminal novels of the 19th century.

That is so hitting below the belt, Bord. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 6:14pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"That is nice. Older men and women, historians, I assume? lol" ------------ We had similar convo around here today. 2 of the participants were 20-something college kids, one was an 80yo former ambassador, one was a lawyer who works in shipping Only one person was an old historian (I am neither old, nor a historian).

???  Lol...  What was the conversation? 

 


 


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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 6:16pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rollmops2009</em> wrote:</div>"That is nice. Older men and women, historians, I assume? lol" ------------ We had similar convo around here today. 2 of the participants were 20-something college kids, one was an 80yo former ambassador, one was a lawyer who works in shipping Only one person was an old historian (I am neither old, nor a historian).</blockquote></p><p>???  Lol...  What was the conversation? </p>

CYE ;)

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 6:17pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rollmops2009</em> wrote:</div>"That is nice. Older men and women, historians, I assume? lol" ------------ We had similar convo around here today. 2 of the participants were 20-something college kids, one was an 80yo former ambassador, one was a lawyer who works in shipping Only one person was an old historian (I am neither old, nor a historian).</blockquote></p><p>???  Lol...  What was the conversation? </p>

CYE ;)

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 6:19pm

I'm supposed to be finishing up some school work, but decided to step in and comment before I forget:

1. Bea, I read Jezebel because Lindy West is my writing hero. Did you happen to catch her recent piece about feminism? (Link here.)

2. I also loved Wicked. I was already a fan of the book, but the show was awesome. The kids really enjoyed it too.

3. My dh took me to see Phantom of the Opera. My official review was that it had too many notes.

4. My dh worked from home today, so our lunchtime chatter revolved around this Ted Talk video about the income inequality and how countries like Norway and Japan have the least amount of inequality and rank highly on social indicators, while countries like the US and Portugal with a high amount of inequality ranked at the bottom of the social indicator scale. It made me think that maybe the US should be more like Norway.

5. We're covering Hugo in my World Civ class right now, along with Goethe and Shelley. My prof is pretty psyched about the release of the movie. Maybe I'll catch it when it's on Amazon or something. I don't think I've read Frankenstein since I was a teen, so I'm hoping to fit both in after this semester.

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