I, Fatty Question #20 ~ Star Power

by Jerry Stahl

Moderator: Liz

User avatar
Liz
ONBC Moderator
Posts: 12924
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:13 pm
Location: The Left Coast

Status: Offline

Unread postby Liz » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:13 pm

DITHOT and Bix, those studies are absolutely fascinating! Houran's theory never would have occurred to me.
You can't judge a book by its cover.

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.

User avatar
Raven
Posts: 1504
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:47 am
Location: This is Bat Country!
Contact:

Status: Offline

Unread postby Raven » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:19 pm

Bix wrote: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!

:biglaugh:

Raven
"In my experience, those who do not like you fall into two categories: the stupid
and the envious."
John Wilmot, the 2nd Earl of Rochester in The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys

User avatar
Liz
ONBC Moderator
Posts: 12924
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:13 pm
Location: The Left Coast

Status: Offline

Unread postby Liz » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:23 pm

Raven! :shocked: :biglaugh:
You can't judge a book by its cover.

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.

User avatar
ThirdArm
Posts: 2999
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:43 pm
Location: Monterey Bay

Status: Offline

Unread postby ThirdArm » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:46 pm

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.
~No doubt the years have changed me.~

User avatar
Veronica
Posts: 5943
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:42 am
Location: Ohio

Status: Offline

Unread postby Veronica » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:08 pm

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:
Everything is always okay in the end,
if it's not, then it's not the end.

Today is a gift....Have Fun!

User avatar
Liz
ONBC Moderator
Posts: 12924
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:13 pm
Location: The Left Coast

Status: Offline

Unread postby Liz » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:08 pm

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.
You can't judge a book by its cover.

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.

User avatar
Liz
ONBC Moderator
Posts: 12924
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:13 pm
Location: The Left Coast

Status: Offline

Unread postby Liz » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:10 pm

Veronica wrote:
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.
You can't judge a book by its cover.

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.


Return to “I, Fatty”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests