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 - 3:50pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>Regina---Annette Funicello's death was tabloid trash? Sorry you feel that way as TMZ was the first place I saw it last week when she passed. </p><p>I like to have a balance in life of knowing all types of things. I am very aware of the situation of North Korea (my hubby actually just called me about it as we do that all the time with any type of news). </p><p>I like being able to talk with people at parties and work and such and know the latest news out there no matter if it is mindless shows on TV, things that are happening around my own town or something around the world. I think it makes you a more well-rounded person.</p>

Clearly you and I have very different ideas on what constitutes stimulating conversation. That's hardly a surprise. Just b/c TMZ was the first place you saw the story about a celeb death doesn't mean they broke the story. Even if they did--it doesn't mean they're not a tabloid. The National Equirer broke the story on John Edward's infidelity and subsequent love child light years before more credible new sources did, but that still doesn't negate the fact that they are a tabloid. Tabloids are a niche market. There is clearly a demand for that sort of thing. Personally, as someone with a journalism background, I find them a bit seedy. <shrug> That is merely my opinion.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 3:52pm

1. I sometimes read People magazine while working out on the elliptical trainer at the gym. I usually don't know who half the people are, but reading about them makes the workout less boring.

2. khakis, white t-shirt, navy blue sweater

3. I went 3000 miles away to college and then stayed there when I graduated. D is leaving for college in September, but still hasn't chosen the one she will attend and the deposit is due May 1.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:01pm

Clearly you and I have very different ideas on what constitutes stimulating conversation. That's hardly a surprise. Just b/c TMZ was the first place you saw the story about a celeb death doesn't mean they broke the story. Even if they did--it doesn't mean they're not a tabloid. The National Equirer broke the story on John Edward's infidelity and subsequent love child light years before more credible new sources did, but that still doesn't negate the fact that they are a tabloid. Tabloids are a niche market. There is clearly a demand for that sort of thing. Personally, as someone with a journalism background, I find them a bit seedy. <shrug> That is merely my opinion.

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. 

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. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:07pm

The tabloid trash aspect of it comes in when all the paparazzi are an Annette's funeral trying to get shots of the grieving family.  The paparazzi are a big part of any celebrity news, they have to get those pictures.  

I in no way feel a need to know everything about everyone & everywhere.  That's a bit too much for my brain.  My dh loves news & follows plenty of it in various ways.  I'm sure he would not claim to know about everything going on in the news everywhere.  

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:10pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>1. Do you keep up with celebrity news (watch it on TV, read it online, read newspaper or magazines)?</p><p>2. What are you wearing today?</p><p>3. College-did you go? Did you stay home, go away? Did/does/will your children stay home or go away?</p>

1.  On a scale of 1-10 I guess I would be a 5,  keep up with some but not a lot.

2. Jeans, black t-shirt with my company logo.

3. I did not go to college, but did go to technical school with the Air Force.  Our DD's all went away for college but their colleges were 1-2 hours aways so they did come home frequently.   DD1 and DD2 lived on campus all 4 years so moved  home in the summer.  DD3 moved  home her first 2 summers but moved to an off campus apartment her junior year so  lived there year round until graduation. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:13pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Clearly you and I have very different ideas on what constitutes stimulating conversation. That's hardly a surprise. Just b/c TMZ was the first place you saw the story about a celeb death doesn't mean they broke the story. Even if they did--it doesn't mean they're not a tabloid. The National Equirer broke the story on John Edward's infidelity and subsequent love child light years before more credible new sources did, but that still doesn't negate the fact that they are a tabloid. Tabloids are a niche market. There is clearly a demand for that sort of thing. Personally, as someone with a journalism background, I find them a bit seedy. &lt;shrug&gt; That is merely my opinion.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>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>

And I suppose that's just another difference between you and me, Spice. When I'm at a party or am a dinner guest, I don't need to bring up dead Mousekateers to make conversation. If I'm with someone I know well, the conversation grows organically because we clearly have something in common or we wouldn't be close. If I don't know someone well, I'm likely asking questions trying to get to know them better and the conversation goes from there.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:13pm

The tabloid trash aspect of it comes in when all the paparazzi are an Annette's funeral trying to get shots of the grieving family.  The paparazzi are a big part of any celebrity news, they have to get those pictures. 

ITA with you. In THAT aspect they are trash. They ARE only doing their jobs though but I also feel they go WAY too far. It is hard though as when you become a celebrity, you lose all privacy. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:16pm

And I suppose that's just another difference between you and me, Spice. When I'm at a party or am a dinner guest, I don't need to bring up dead Mousekateers to make conversation. If I'm with someone I know well, the conversation grows organically because we clearly have something in common or we wouldn't be close. If I don't know someone well, I'm likely asking questions trying to get to know them better and the conversation goes from there.

O.kay...seems like the same thing I do but yes, I would say, in many situations, celebrity things and things that are in the news come up. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:21pm
And yet, Spring, you admitted you did not know anything about Les Mis until you saw the movie, despite it being a long-running musical and one of the classics of 19th-century French literature. There are evidently some lacunae in your education as well as knowledge of popular culture.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:26pm

And yet, Spring, you admitted you did not know anything about Les Mis until you saw the movie, despite it being a long-running musical and one of the classics of 19th-century French literature. There are evidently some lacunae in your education as well as knowledge of popular culture.

Nah....that is not something I would have ran to, to see. It has been off Broadway for awhile and it was much easier (and cheaper) to see the movie. It is coming back next year but I am sure there will be a huge waiting list.


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