Post by mintyjackhole on Sept 7, 2019 12:12:04 GMT
The don't meet your heroes thread has devolved into a bunch of scolds arguing as about whether or not celebrities have to bend over backwards to be nice to strangers every second of the day or not. Still Oatsdead gets a nod for radically overestimates how much the public gives a shit about Sting: "I'll throw no pity parties for wealthy celebrities, as they enjoy benefits unimaginable to the rest of us.
But the whole "can't ever have a public bad interaction" thing does make me feel bad for them, especially in the current world of social media.
40 years ago, Sting - or whoever - could be curt or jerky toward a fan and the story didn't really go anywhere.
Now there'll be video footage of it and a Twitter army screaming for Sting's head on a stick!"
Post by FabGear Prophylactic on Sept 13, 2019 23:56:28 GMT
I don't think it's just about the emotionally-charged meeting of an idealized 'hero'. There's just such a desperate NEED to be acknowledged by any celebrity (and not just in that thread, but all over Twitter, etc). I feel sad for those people -- but then the nasty egotism behind that need shines through. It seems a belligerent expression of misunderstood equality. (As people before the law, as voters, etc. yes of course; but as creative types, artists, etc. absolutely not.)
The idea that seeing Pete and Roger uncomfortably sitting on a vintage motor scooter would be anything more than a novelty is ludicrous
No need for a separate thread on Oatsdead's brushes with the opposite sex, right?
I saw "Sideways" on a 2nd date. It's a terrible date movie, but it ended up being a good choice because the discussion afterwards let me know I didn't want to see that woman again!
Many women hate that movie!
I mention my date inmyreview - here's that segment:
"When I saw 2004’s Sideways, it occurred as part of a second date. This took place a couple of weeks before the 2005 Oscar ceremony, and I told my date I wanted to check it out since it received a nomination for Best Picture. In fact, I repeated this fact about five times before we got to the theater.
After the flick ended, I asked her what she thought of the film. She made a couple of vague comments about how it was occasionally funny but not much more than that; clearly it didn’t impress her. Since I really enjoyed Sideways, I felt a little irked by her dismissal of it, so I noted that plenty of folks must have liked it since it received the Best Picture nod.
At that point, she began to laugh hysterically. She reacted to this Oscar information as though she’d never heard it before - never mindthatI’dstateditsomanytimesearlierinthenight. She couldn’t get over the concept that a film she interpreted as meaningless fluff received such high praise. She even stated that she liked Meet the Fockers - one of the biggest wastes of talent ever committed to film - more than Sideways.
Colon sure loves to try to steer traffic to his jive-ass film review site.