Thursday Three

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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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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:27pm
I just got back from a luncheon where there was a lot of small talk around the table. Yvonne Brill's death and unfortunate obituary came up. Lady Thatcher's death and the remarkable response to it came up. Somehow, we overlooked Ms Funicello's death. Sad for those who knew her, but not really a meaty subject for discussion.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:30pm
OK, but did you not read the book at some point in your education or at least make reference to it? It was quite influential from both a literary and historical standpoint?
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:33pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>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.</span></span></strong></p><p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:x-small"><span><br /></span></span></p>

I think Bord's point is that it is a literary classic in addition to being a well-known musical and Oscar-winning movie. Which makes it a bit more wide-ranging conversation topic than your typical TMZ/Kardashian trash. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:33pm

I just got back from a luncheon where there was a lot of small talk around the table. Yvonne Brill's death and unfortunate obituary came up. Lady Thatcher's death and the remarkable response to it came up. Somehow, we overlooked Ms Funicello's death. Sad for those who knew her, but not really a meaty subject for discussion.

That is nice. Older men and women, historians, I assume? lol

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:34pm
That's cool springfever, I wonder if your national journalism friends know Bill Hemmer... He's made quite a name for himself too and has made Cincinnati proud, He and my brother went to school together.

 


 


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:36pm

No, the luncheon included people of all ages from 18 to over 70. A few historians, but not many. I was seated next to a woman in her forties who works as a dental assistant and a student who is graduating with a degree in political science and heading to law school next year.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:37pm

OK, but did you not read the book at some point in your education or at least make reference to it? It was quite influential from both a literary and historical standpoint?

Nope

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:38pm

I think Bord's point is that it is a literary classic in addition to being a well-known musical and Oscar-winning movie. Which makes it a bit more wide-ranging conversation topic than your typical TMZ/Kardashian trash. 

And? I never said that I ONLY talk about TMZ trash. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:39pm
We also talked about an unfortunate case in a semi-local hospital where a man is being kept from his dying husband's bedside despite having power-of-attorney, etc, because the dying man's family does not recognize their marriage.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:41pm

That's cool springfever, I wonder if your national journalism friends know Bill Hemmer... He's made quite a name for himself too and has made Cincinnati proud, He and my brother went to school together.

Hmmm...not sure. My gf just posted a pic of Richard Branson and herself at her job. Not sure if this was the first time they have met but it was, and is, cool to see her with all different types of people. Then she goes home, cooks for her family and talks about everyday things on fb. Unbelievable, right that someone who has written a book can be well-rounded in any situation :) 

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