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 - 4:48pm
"NPR makes me stabby.. the breathy voices." --------------- ROFL, yeah, I am with you, although some shows are pretty good. I run the iPad when I am working in the kitchen, and sometimes it is tuned to NPR. Usually though I run one of the news channels, either al-Jazeera (English or Arabic) or else the BBC. Mostly because I get those for free on the iPad, via Livestation.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:49pm

No, just the fact that I had a very nice time talking with a variety of people, eight at my table plus the ones I spoke to before we were seated, and did not need to have a lot of sleazy gossip at my beck and call to have pleasant conversations with a variety of people.

That's nice. I never said that either though, right?

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:50pm

It is incredibly stand off-ish for company to compare themselves to others, Those little corners must get awful cozy. 

 


 


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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:50pm

I don't care for Phantom; the plot is too predictable and the music isn't good enough to make up for the banality of the plot. I would have been kind of upset had my kids left high school without at least some knowledge of Les Mis, though. It came up in AP European History and also in French Lit. Only one of my kids took French 4, but both knew the book, both movies, and the play.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:52pm
Actually you did say you needed to know celebrity gossip to fit in at parties.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:52pm
"Actually Jams, my favorite news source is my twin sister. Who is an anchor in a mid-sized southern market. I get texts when big stuff hits the wire. TMZ isn't news. Neither is Entertainment Tonight. It's tabloid trash. As is People. And US Weekly." ------------ I use Goggle News and some of the TV news channels for getting a general idea. Then there is a couple of blogs and similar that I follow for specific situations, like the ongoing mess in Syria, as one example. The local stuff I usually follow through DH, which is far more efficient than reading the outlets. He is not an anchor, but he talks fairly regularly to people who make the news around here.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:52pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>I follow Huffpo and TPM and thinkprogress on line for political and societal updates and I love Jezebel which often has gossipy stuff.. but i usually read it while looking for more politically oriented stories</p>

I admit to loving the Monkey See blog on NPR, but that's mainly because the main author on that blog, Linda Holmes, got her start on Television Without Pity, as the original recapper for Survivor and The Amazing Race (writing as Miss Alli).  She's hilarious and very pop culture savvy.  The writers who took over Miss Alli's shows when she left TWOP are okay--M. Giant, who took over The Amazing Race, is even probably MIss Alli's equal, but he's not Miss Alli, so I admit I don't like him as much :)

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:52pm

jamblessedthree--I haven't seen the Les Mis movie but I have seen it off broadway a couple times, It's a great show and it's right up there with Phantom to me... But I'm a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber stuff, Not everybody is, Shrug.

My dd16 saw the movie recently at our massively cool pizza movie place.  Anyway she loved it-she has become quite interested in drama/plays/etc.  All her friends are inviolved in drama, debate, or dance.  She may change highschools to be at a school with a better drama program.  This just evolved in the last few years except for the dance--she's been in dance since she was 4.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:52pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"NPR makes me stabby.. the breathy voices." --------------- ROFL, yeah, I am with you, although some shows are pretty good. I run the iPad when I am working in the kitchen, and sometimes it is tuned to NPR. Usually though I run one of the news channels, either al-Jazeera (English or Arabic) or else the BBC. Mostly because I get those for free on the iPad, via Livestation.

NPR makes me stabby for other reasons...;)

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:53pm

I don't card for Phantom; the plot is too predictable and the music isn't good enough to make up for the banality of the plot. I would have been kind of upset had my kids left high school without at least some knowledge of Les Mis, though. It came up in AP European History and also in French Lit. Only one of my kids took French 4, but both knew the book, both movies, and the play.

To each his own. I don't think there is a "need" to learn about it and obviously neither did my teachers or the people who made up the curriculum. 

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