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 - 8:30pm

bordwithyou wrote:
NPR is on at our house in the morning.  That's my first line of finding out what's going on in the world. </p>

One of my BFF;s works for our local NPR affiliate.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:31pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">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.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">My youngest was born in 2003 and knows her. </span></p>

My oldest was born in 2002 and does not have a clue who she is. And both of mine occasionally watch Disney channel's current line up. Given the media habits of your family, I'm not surprised your kid knows who she is. But just because your 10 year old knows who she is doesn't mean she's universally known. I'm sure DS could name some pop stars his grandparents have never heard of...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:31pm

I love the recent Hairspray remake!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:31pm

I agree.  I was just thinking about that this week, when so many news sources posted the 911 call of the father whose kids died when they were playing in a home construction site and it caved in on them.  Nobody outside of emergency services needed to hear that call. NO. BODY.  To me, it's obscene to make those calls available in media sources and it's prurient and ghoulish for the public to eagerly listen. 

I mean, do we, as the world at large really NEED to hear such tapes in order to imagine the father's anguish?  And if we do, then God help us because all empathy and goodness and compassion is completely gone.

ITA with you. I did not hear the call (and would have not listened to it) but did hear about this on cnn. Very sad and the vie for ratings just gets worse all the time.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:32pm
I don't have an oldest, just an older. Right now his major is undeclared. One day it's English. The Journalism. Now, maybe marketing..
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:34pm

"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, my kids know her and they were born in 1998 and 2003.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:35pm
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. 

Thanks Thardy. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:36pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<And you are entitled to your opinion. I like to know everything that is going on around the world and "fluffy" things like celebrities are included in that. I also have 2 good friends who are in journalism, working for CNN and CNBC. They are also very aware of not just world news but "fluffy" news. </span></span></strong></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Everyone needs a variety of things to know. I would rather know everything in the news and be able to speak to anyone at anytime, no matter at work, at a party, at someone's home for dinner, etc. </span></span></strong></p>

I dont' want to know everything that's going on in the world.  There isn't 'enough time in the day, or energy, to do all the things I really need and want to do - and do it well.  If I also tried to keep up with everything - including the trivial things, the tabloid trash, the minutiae of celebrity's lives, and enough general knowledge about everything to be able to have a conversation with every potential stranger I run across - I'd be dead ... or at least unable to be a good wife, mom, friend, employee, etc ...

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:36pm

springfever2013 wrote:
No, she was very newsworthy when she got sick. I guess if you don't keep up with things like that you would not know and think it was just another passing of a celebrity. </span></span></strong></p>

I don't really consider 21 year old announcement of an illness of an actress from 50 years ago to be all that topical.  And she only came forward then to combat rumors (by the same craptastical tabloids you insist we should be following) that she was an alcoholic.  And frankly, I find that both shocking (on the part of the tabloids and the vultures who support them by reading their trash), and obscene, that her medical privacy had to be violated in order to keep people like you from gossiping about an alcohol addiction she didn't have.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:36pm
Well, if I interpreted what you said incorrectly, I apologize. What DID you mean, then?

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