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DITHOT and Bix, those studies are absolutely fascinating! Houran's theory never would have occurred to me.



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Thanks for the link, DITHOT! I'll learn how to do it sooner or later. I remember reading or seeing something about the monkeys too. Maybe the need to obsess over celebrities is hotwired in and we just can't help ourselves!! LOL


WOW interesting articles and studies!

well I can't help falling for Johnny! must be the hotwire!

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Raven! :shocked: :biglaugh:



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Fascinating articles, never would have thought about it like that.

Here's my :twocents: A lot of times when celebrities speak out on an issue or tell their own story, it can give a cause a boost or heighten awareness. For example, Michael J Fox and his struggle with Parkinson's. This is good. Other times, what a celebrity says makes them look uneducated and stupid and could potentially hurt an otherwise serious cause.

Celebrities can take themselves a bit too seriously; and I've always admired Johnny for such statements, as "I'm just a guy with an interesting job." That in itself gives more weight to any statements he might make. He's got himself grounded in reality and common sense.

That particular instance where Roscoe goes to see the child and his awe that the child looked up to him, an actor, was a favorite of mine in the book. It gave an insight into Roscoe and to me, it made him even more likeable.



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Why do celebrities have such an influence in our culture?


Because we put them so high up, plus they have alot of money to make a difference. The non celebrity people that are a great influence in our communities, donate their time and money to great causes. We just dont hear about them because the media only focuses on celebrities.....Because that is what sells sells sells....because we put them so high up. lololol Its just a circle. :hypnotic:



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CharlotteinCA wrote:
Fascinating articles, never would have thought about it like that.

Here's my :twocents: A lot of times when celebrities speak out on an issue or tell their own story, it can give a cause a boost or heighten awareness. For example, Michael J Fox and his struggle with Parkinson's. This is good. Other times, what a celebrity says makes them look uneducated and stupid and could potentially hurt an otherwise serious cause.

Celebrities can take themselves a bit too seriously; and I've always admired Johnny for such statements, as "I'm just a guy with an interesting job." That in itself gives more weight to any statements he might make. He's got himself grounded in reality and common sense.

That particular instance where Roscoe goes to see the child and his awe that the child looked up to him, an actor, was a favorite of mine in the book. It gave an insight into Roscoe and to me, it made him even more likeable.


I found him very likeable at that point, too, because he had humility.



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Why do celebrities have such an influence in our culture?


Because we put them so high up, plus they have alot of money to make a difference. The non celebrity people that are a great influence in our communities, donate their time and money to great causes. We just dont hear about them because the media only focuses on celebrities.....Because that is what sells sells sells....because we put them so high up. lololol Its just a circle. :hypnotic:


Good point, V. It's because they get the coverage.



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