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    Default Where does reality TV find these people?

    So conservative Josh Duggar, son of the 19 kids and counting folks and director of the family research council, has found himself and his parents in the cross hairs for covering up a little inter family molestation

    and Honey Boo Boo has been cancelled because Mama June renewed a relationship with the guy who molested her daughter

    Bravo TV's Teresa Guidice is currently in prison for fraud and when she finishes up her husband goes in

    one of those 16 and pregnant girls from MTV Amber something or other served time and another one is always in the news for drugs and domestic violence and one of them now does porn

    Former Disney kid and current Bravo TV trainwreck Kim Richards was recently arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel for being drunk in public, trespassing and kicking a cop

    One of those "Real Housewives" types on Bravo had a serious domestic violence incident with her husband and then he hung himself..which they covered on the show!

    Discovery had to cancel Sons of Guns when Will Hayden was charged with rape of a child

    Jon and Kate Gosselin were/are a trainwreck
    Tori Spelling had nervous break down on TV after her husband did a Canadian cooking show and used the opportunity to cheat on her

    Real Housewives of Atlanta had a cast member sentenced to prison for fraud and identity theft

    That Abby Lee Miller dance instructor woman and the women who subject their children to her terrible treatment of them should be arrested, ..oh and Abby and one of the mothers sued each other after Abby had one charged with assault (ironically)

    then of course there's that Kardashian family.

    and poor Paula Deen admitted to using the N word 25 years ago and had her career ruined

    seems like Paula and Phil Robertson don't seem so bad after all

    lesson to be learned, if anyone offers you, your family or your business a chance at reality fame RUUUUUUUN.

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    Just the nature of the beast, I guess. Most real actors and actresses rise to the top because they are good at getting up in front of people and performing, they've probably been doing it since grade school plays. Most of the people you mention have no such gift - they are just folks who have some kind of quirk about them - whether it's the business they are in or how many clowns came out of their clown car or whatever - they really have no business being on TV in the first place, but when their being on TV starts to make them a "celebrity", they don't really have the mental makeup to function the same as someone who is a natural actor and can handle being in the spotlight.

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    It's so irritating, this culture of manufactured celebrity.

    If you're Eddie Van Halen, you have a gift.
    I can understand the hero worship, because there is a real talent beneath the celebrity.
    You can do something i can't do.

    But recently our two celebrity event/book signings, consisted of two people
    i'd never heard of: Alfie Deyes & Marnie Hart (not sure the spelling).

    Who are they, i asked?

    Oh, they're youtube stars!
    They're gonna draw a ton of people & both just released books.

    Youtube stars?

    I guess one is the "hot" boyfriend of a vlogger, while the other makes up
    drinks with celebrity names.

    I swear to God, youtube is a blessing AND a curse.

    Today, any jackass can become a star!

    I still cannot figure out what the other Kardashians do, even the new younger
    one's.

    At least Kim made a sex tape, so she has that trashy Pam Anderson sort of appeal.

    But the rest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    then of course there's that Kardashian family
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    Sad when the Kardashians might be the most "normal" ones on the tube.
    "I'm the opposite of Bill Cosby. Diamond Dave always gets your approval." (DLR)

    "Kids, just say NO to marriage". (Al Bundy)

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    It's a different generation out there.
    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

    Congratulations to Van Halen as part of the Class of 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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    We have multiple generations that were constantly told growing up "YOU'RE SPECIAL"/"EVERYONE IS SPECIAL"

    Most of them believed it....
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    All of those people have 1 thing in common. Attention whores and attention whores always have mental problems.
    I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    It's so irritating, this culture of manufactured celebrity.

    If you're Eddie Van Halen, you have a gift.
    I can understand the hero worship, because there is a real talent beneath the celebrity.
    You can do something i can't do.


    But recently our two celebrity event/book signings, consisted of two people
    i'd never heard of: Alfie Deyes & Marnie Hart (not sure the spelling).

    Who are they, i asked?

    Oh, they're youtube stars!
    They're gonna draw a ton of people & both just released books.

    Youtube stars?

    I guess one is the "hot" boyfriend of a vlogger, while the other makes up
    drinks with celebrity names.

    I swear to God, youtube is a blessing AND a curse.

    Today, any jackass can become a star!

    I still cannot figure out what the other Kardashians do, even the new younger
    one's
    .

    At least Kim made a sex tape, so she has that trashy Pam Anderson sort of appeal.

    But the rest?

    about Eddie Van Halen...exactly.....he has inspired so young men and women to pick up a guitar with no real expectations of ever being as good as him, but striving toward it...the best side of fame

    My mom watches the Kardashians even tho she says she hates them! So I asked her what they do. One is about 19 and she is a successful model. Ok I buy that as a career. Kim? not exactly sure. She does some modeling, but it's not high fashion stuff, she's too short and fat, so it's mostly taking off clothes. She has a lot of endorsements my mother says. But who buys stuff endorsed by someone who has no talent or job? so I asked about Kourtney and Khloe, because everytime I see them on, they are sitting around on sofas, eating salads at a kitchen table, or driving around. My mother says they have a store and from time to time you see them there but their real money comes from this show, and "hosting" parties at nightclubs


    the most interesting one in the bunch to me is the son. The only Kardashian boy who graduated from either USC or UCLA with a business degree and seems to do nothing. He lives with one of the sisters ad they are always talking about what to do about Rob and Robs weight and Robs attitude.

    he is supposed to have a sock line believe it or not

    but really he is the Boo Radley of the Kardashians...or maybe the Chuck Cunningham of the Kardashians

    but he is a mystery

    and that's how I like my Kardashians to be.......unseen and unheard from

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    Ahhh, the elusive Chuck Cunningham...

    Didn't he always walk around with a basketball?

    FB has sort of promoted this idea that we really are all Narcissists.

    I started to literally hate people i thought i liked:

    Here's a picture of half eaten food, while we dine at this cafe that nobody cares about.
    Here's my kid. Here's my kid again. Here's my kid ten minutes later.
    My doctor just said i have perfect skin.

    The worst was during this unusually frigid winter in Boston, and every day, the same
    idiots persisted on posting the temperature.

    It's like: We all live here, we GET that it's freezing outside!

    Oh brother....

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Ahhh, the elusive Chuck Cunningham...

    Didn't he always walk around with a basketball?

    FB has sort of promoted this idea that we really are all Narcissists.

    I started to literally hate people i thought i liked:

    Here's a picture of half eaten food, while we dine at this cafe that nobody cares about.
    Here's my kid. Here's my kid again. Here's my kid ten minutes later.
    My doctor just said i have perfect skin.

    The worst was during this unusually frigid winter in Boston, and every day, the same
    idiots persisted on posting the temperature.

    It's like: We all live here, we GET that it's freezing outside!

    Oh brother....
    I bailed on Facebook almost 3 months ago because of that shit (and more) and haven't looked back.

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    I bailed on Facebook three years ago and haven't looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Ahhh, the elusive Chuck Cunningham...

    Didn't he always walk around with a basketball?

    FB has sort of promoted this idea that we really are all Narcissists.

    I started to literally hate people i thought i liked:

    Here's a picture of half eaten food, while we dine at this cafe that nobody cares about.
    Here's my kid. Here's my kid again. Here's my kid ten minutes later.
    My doctor just said i have perfect skin.

    The worst was during this unusually frigid winter in Boston, and every day, the same
    idiots persisted on posting the temperature.

    It's like: We all live here, we GET that it's freezing outside!

    Oh brother....
    We should have a separate thread where we rant about the stupid shit people post on Facebook. I have a wife of a friend who is really into to cycling. She likes to cycle. Did I mention she likes to ride her bike? She's a very passionate person, mind you. Why, here's picture of her riding her bike in a silent protest to bring awareness about bike safety. Here she is leading a 5K (on her bike) to raise money for cancer research. She's really into locally grown foods, too. Just the other day she talked about how she rode her bike to the farmer's market to buy some squash. Maybe after dinner she'll take a ride on her bike.

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT WE GET IT. YOU LIKE TO FUCKING RIDE YOUR GODDAMN BIKE. SHUT THE FUCK UP....is what I say every morning when I log on to Facebook.

    I know, I could block her. But I actually get a weird satisfaction of seeing the stupidity of it all. It's become a source of conversation amongst my group of friends: "Hey, did you see what she posted the other day?"

    Then we all laugh and the pain goes away.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    One of our FB friends would invent stories about her five year old:

    Jimmy had saved up his allowance to finally buy the latest Star Wars figurine,
    but noticed a homeless man as we approached Target.
    Suddenly, as were shopping, he placed the toy back on the shelf, ran outside,
    and gave all his crumpled bills to the homeless gentlemen.
    And, as we walked away that frigid day, i saw a lone tear form on that homeless
    man's cheek....

    I swear, every lie she told was practically scripted from a Lifetime television movie.

    But it's those endless plates of restaurant food that bug me:
    A strategically placed partially eaten cranberry sourdough bagel...
    A slightly rumpled napkin...
    Fresh squeezed mango juice, not yet sipped, in the sunlight....

    I pictured the idiot eating his breakfast, stopping, then saying:
    Ya know, i need to post a picture of this on Facebook!

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    That's pathetic!

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    I couldn't take Facebook, I dropped off it. It was nice to catch up with a few people, but outside of that, it was just annoying.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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