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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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:03pm
"I would have ran to" ----- Since it won't edit, I had wanted to add a [sic] after "ran." I run, I ran, I HAVE RUN.
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:07pm
"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).
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:08pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I don't really view knowing who Amanda Bynes is as connected to things going on in the world. I don't really know who she is. And frankly, I'm more concerned w/North Korea than Hollywood has-beens. YMMV.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I am surprised more people with kids would not know her:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;http://disneychannelandnickelodeon.webs.com/amandabynes.htm&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>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.</p>

That explains it. My oldest was born in 2002, so he wasn't watching Nick. Or anything else. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:09pm

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.

Yeah, pretty much, it was.  She hasn't been relevant to anyone other than her family since the 60s.  It's a shame she passed, but it's not like her passing really changed anything.  Again, anything outside her family.  I'm sure they're heart broken.  But that didn't make her newsworthy until she died.

And TMZ wasn't the only place a person had to go to find out, which makes an insistence that one MUST pay attention to such source to remain "in the know" ludicrous beyond the power of words to fully describe.

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

"To fit in" were not your exact words, so I didn't put them in quotes. But the sense that I got was that people talk about these things at parties you attend, so it is important that you can, too. But if you didn't mean you talk about these things to fit in with the group, what did you mean?

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:13pm
"NPR makes me stabby for other reasons...;)" ----------- LOL, I just get impatient with all of them falling all over themselves and each other to outdo each other in liberal goodness. But I think he radio show dh was on a few weeks ago was also somehow public radio, so it can't all be bad ;)
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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:13pm

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.</p>[/quote]

I was thinking the same thing.  I know her because my 23-30 year old DDs watched her on All That and the Amanda show from the late 1990s-early 2000s.   If I had younger kids I probably would not know who she is.  Even though my kids were fairly regular viewers of Disney and Nic,  my viewing of them was limited to the time my kids were watching them. 

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:13pm

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

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.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:15pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;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.</blockquote></p><p>Yeah, pretty much, it was.  She hasn't been relevant to anyone other than her family since the 60s.  It's a shame she passed, but it's not like her passing really changed anything.  Again, anything outside her family.  I'm sure they're heart broken.  But that didn't make her newsworthy until she died.<br /><br />And TMZ wasn't the only place a person had to go to find out, which makes an insistence that one MUST pay attention to such source to remain "in the know" ludicrous beyond the power of words to fully describe.</p>

And quite honestly, I dislike the intrusiveness of tabloids. 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.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 5:17pm

bordwithyou wrote:
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.

Stuff like that makes me "flames on the side of my face" angry.

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