Don't Freak Out

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    Jun 29, 2009 2:27 PM GMT
    Remember...the more celebrities we create, the more we will lose.
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    Jun 29, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    well in this "day and age" one has to "define" celebrity.

    today all it takes is that 15 minutes of fame which now is dredged out to 15 months icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Jun 29, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    People die every day ,celebs are no different, weird they're all dying together.
  • EricLA

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    Jun 29, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    Amen to that, Rugger.
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    Jun 29, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    there has to be something majorly wrong with our society when any tom dick or harry can become a celebrity no matter their talent or creativity level. and why do so many aspire to be a "celebrity" in the first place?
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    Jun 29, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said why do so many aspire to be a "celebrity" in the first place?


    money and fame? Who doesn't like a little validation for having good bone structure and a personal stylist? icon_biggrin.gif

    But Jesus, Billy Mays? Are our lives so empty that we are touched by the passing of an infomercial hack?
  • Delivis

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    Jun 29, 2009 5:27 PM GMT
    If celebrity "culture" goes away with the celebrities, i am for getting rod of all of them. icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 29, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    WE didn't create the celebrities. WE paid for them by glancing at the cover of People, Us, the National Enquirer, etc. Call it a Glance Tax. Shame on us.
  • EricLA

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    Jun 29, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidthere has to be something majorly wrong with our society when any tom dick or harry can become a celebrity no matter their talent or creativity level. and why do so many aspire to be a "celebrity" in the first place?


    Well, the 24 hour news cycle, reality TV, talk shows,You Tube (and the Internet in general), are all contributing factors. All of these provide ways for some average people to be launched to fame. Look at how many faux celebrities MTV has launched with The Hills and shows like that. Here in L.A., we have Angelyne, a woman who used to be the only woman famous for pretty much nothing. Now we have Paris Hilton and so many others competing for the title.
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    Jun 29, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
    I want to be a celeb!
  • Sparkycat

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    Jun 29, 2009 7:20 PM GMT
    It's Al Quaida destroying the fabric of our society by killing off our idols.

    (Gawd, you're cuteicon_biggrin.gif)

    theonslaught saidPeople die every day ,celebs are no different, weird they're all dying together.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 29, 2009 7:22 PM GMT
    I'm totally freaking out.
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    Jun 29, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    The again...
    Aren't we RJ'ers (forum creators and respondants) celebrities?? icon_biggrin.gif
    Ya'll make me swoon, my heart go pitter-pat and I can barely wait for your next movie, er... post icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 29, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidWE didn't create the celebrities. WE paid for them by glancing at the cover of People, Us, the National Enquirer, etc. Call it a Glance Tax. Shame on us.


    I have seen the effects of your celebrity in person.
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    Jun 29, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidWE didn't create the celebrities. WE paid for them by glancing at the cover of People, Us, the National Enquirer, etc. Call it a Glance Tax. Shame on us.


    We create them by giving them enough attention such that when they die, we notice. Or even mourn.

    We elevate them by buying the magazines, boosting TV ratings, and giving them "hits" on web sites and YouTube.
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    Jun 29, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    I am mourning Billy May's passing. If you don't like it, kiss my ass.
    He was my infomercial heart throb.icon_sad.gif Although, the Titanium Knife guy looks like a suitable replacement.icon_redface.gif Heart you, Billy. Heart you not RealJocks. icon_twisted.gif

    Let the record show that if RuggerATX, god forbid, had an allergic reaction to new green hair dye and met his maker, I'd feel terrible/moved/sick/and robbed too. What's so bad about feeling bad when someone dies, especially young? I think it's natural, especially for people who don't know eachother because death is one thing we all have in common that it's hard to forget we all have in common. Yeah, we all have two arms, legs and all that, but easy to argue the superiority of our limbs. One thing that comes no matter how rich/famous/superior another human is, is death.

    Because of this, feeling bad for another that has died isn't really as benevolent a gesture as you are all making it out to be, It's mostly born of fear because we know it could have just as easily been us. It's the mortality check that does it.
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    Jun 29, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    I just think we become too attached to people we don't know, and too detached from people we do know.
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    Jun 29, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    RuggerATX saidI just think we become too attached to people we don't know, and too detached from people we do know.


    True that.
    Although I feel sorry for Michael Jackson 'cuz I don't think he was ever happy and Farrah because of the cancer, I didn't shed a tear.
    Celebrities are exalted in life...they're rich. They're famous.
    Thousands love them and mourn they're passing w/o ever having met.

    I didn't shed a tear.
    But I cried when I read about Nicki Spriggs.
    http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6595

    She was 15, profoundly handicapped, forgotten. She died alone in an institution.
    She was mourned by one: her grandmother. No tributes. No flowers. No matter.
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    Jun 30, 2009 4:18 AM GMT
    "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make famous."