Recently I discovered that I am a certifiable pop culture-aholic. I was filling out some form online and it asked me the names of the typical publications that I read. I racked my brain for a minute or two trying to remember the last time I picked up a newspaper, or newsmagazine or anything of the sort. Finally I conceded and simply put down my weekly reads: Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, In Touch, and People. I decided to toss in Time too though, just for good measure.
Glad to know I am in good company.. My dad was lecturing me about politics the other day. "You know if you paid a little more attention to the news instead of Owen, you might know a little more about what's going on in the world!!" My response was that I did know what was going on in the world. "Britney got married, than annulled it. Kate Hudson had her baby, and Michael Jackson moved out of Santa Barbara."
Minxy- When I was Jr. High, my girlfriends and I started a get together called "Eye Candy Fridays" We would sit at the back booth at a local restaurant and hash over every rock and movie star crush we could come up with. Our talk gradually went from "he's sooo cute.." to "how big do ya think?" (after hormones set in). My mother was pretty quick to criticize our lack of ambition and intellectual moxie. Big deal... After four years of undergraduate study, umpteen credits of continuing ed for licensure, and basically stressed out professionally - I look back on those days with great fondness and longing. There are times when I'm sure even my mom wishes those cut out cuties were still taped to the mirror in my old room.
The Eye Candy group still meets once a year after the holidays, but it's not the same. Most of those gals gripe about their mother in law or whine about their kids. Not me- I sit and wonder what happened to the pure pleasure of celebrity adoration and have discovered: THIS WARM, WONDERFUL, FUZZY PLACE TO TALK ABOUT THE WILSONS WITH GALS JUST LIKE YOU...
Librarian- While you're online-check out www.mrqe.com if your're not already familiar with it. The site takes you to the homepage of Movie Review Query Engine. Type in the movie of choice and it will access 30+ reviews done around the states by various movie critics. I guarantee you will lose hours at the computer. One night, I spent three hours reading all the reviews for Shanghai Noon and getting high on Owenisms. The reviews include both positive and negative, but I ignor the sourpusses who don't like our boys. Those critics probably recommend eating Haggis made from the finest sheep's bladders and it gives them indigestion.
Post by LegallyLukes on Jan 10, 2004 19:08:34 GMT -5
Phew, it's a relief to hear I'm not alone! I buy my weekly celebrity gossip mag NW and frequent IMDB, teenhollywood.com ( ) and other entertainment sites on the net. It's a brilliant way to waste time and procrastinate
I actually read the newspaper everyday though, I am a current events addict! Can't start my day without a peruse of the paper.