Delenda Est Carthago

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I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!

1.3.06

Who's Hayden Panettiere?

Yeah, I didn't know either.

Why do I ask? I was flipping around yesterday, and turned on MTV. Date My Mom was on. Now that's an awesome show. Anyway, the commercial came on, and before I could change the channel, this Hayden person was on some skin cream/soap ad that, I guess, makes teenaged girls look even younger, which is just creepy. Her name was on the screen, and I suppose people who normally watch MTV know who she is.

My tiny little point is not that I'm getting older and don't know who the kids are paying attention to these days - it's that as I get older, I care less about all celebrity. It's strange - I don't really miss going to see movies, even though occasionally I want to see a movie simply for the fact that it would mean getting out of the house. I don't care about the Oscars. I don't care about the Grammys. I'm remarkably unmoved by tales of celebrities screwing up their lives. Britney Spears can put her child on the roof of the car and drive off for all I care. I'm turning into my parents. Whenever someone on television says "The whole country is talking about so-and-so," I think, "I doubt my parents are." They might be a bit extreme in not caring about celebrity, but they're still pretty mainstream. Even the fact that the NFL seems to be imploding before our eyes doesn't really matter to me all that much, even though I love football. I'll find something else to do if they take 2008 off. Whatever.

I find this interesting. Maybe nobody else does. Is there anything you were once terribly fascinated with that you just can't be bothered by anymore? Is it just me, or is this a usual phenomenon for everyone?

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7 Comments:

Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

The OMNLY reason I know who she is is that she played Ally McBeal's daughter in that dreadfull last season. But she does have a decent booy of work as an actress: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0659363/

1/3/06 12:52 PM  
Anonymous ROG said...

And to your last paragraph - sure, current musicians (not all, but most), 'cause I just CAN'T any more.
And who is Paris Hilton?

1/3/06 1:12 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I am not totally star struck but I admit that when I am in LA visiting my family and friends, I keep a mental tally of all of the celebrities I see in a single day.

One day in April 2003, I had lunch at a table next to Don Johnson and dinner that evening at a table next to Rod Stewart. Mark McGrath was at the bar of the same restaurant. That same evening, I passed Lawrence Fishburne in the junk food aisle at the Rite Aid pharmacy.

The following day, a man came by my table of girlfriends at a sushi bar and chatted with us in a very charismatic manner. After he left our table, half the men in the sushi bar area shook his hand and acknowleged him. None of us watch basketball, but he was built like a basketball player, so we looked him up the next day on the NBA website and discovered he was a Laker (Samakie something or other?). David Spade was also at that sushi bar.

I never intrude or stare. I just make a mental note. Kind of like playing, "slug-a-bug" on a road trip. I don't idolize them in any way, but it's kind of weird mingling with or being in the proximity of the 'characters' who usually reside in the idiot box in front of my sofa.

1/3/06 7:23 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

That's interesting, Ashley. I am rarely (if ever) around celebrities, so I wonder how I would react in that situation. Maybe I should move to LA and see.

1/3/06 8:08 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

I thought Hayden was like the 13-year old Meryl Streep.

1/3/06 8:13 PM  
Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

No, Rachel Evan Wood is the new young Streep.

2/3/06 7:37 AM  
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