Thursday, August 7, 2008
Britney Spears, Paris Hilton - It's a Wonderful life..??
It's been a really hot summer so far. Temperature has remained in the 100's follow by a 10 year high of 107 the last few days. Local newspaper has also reported that you can literally boil an egg in these temperatures. Our recent postings of Katy Perry has remained equally as hotly debated just by the comments left. I have to grow several heads just to retain the ability to write since some of my readers literally would like to chop my head off. It's ironic that some borderline or perhaps agnostic readers used the word evil to describe me. I wonder how does an agnostic be able to comprehend the word evil when right and wrong does not exist in their own mind. So you can have evil exist but not God's goodness? Looks like there are no real balance in this world. I have been called a bigot, backward thinking and why not go back to the KKK days or better yet let's lynch some you know what. I guess freedom of speech is only free when everyone agrees but what if everyone or majority agrees on the wrong thing? Then what?
On the family side, I took my son shopping for a brand new backpack to get him ready for school. Yes YES!!! Yes!!!..my wife said..finally he is going to school! and I get my few hours of sanity back! My son is so ready to get out of the house as well and be in school. He has no idea what school is like. He thinks it's a place where he goes and plays with his friends all day long. He talks about it almost every minute. At the local Walmart, there were tons of backpack on sale. Some goes for $10 and some are around $14.99. The price is really not bad and so the next question is how big of a backpack does a kindergardener need? The second question is which one of these bags should we get? I notice there are many different shapes and designs. For girls the backpacks are usually colorful and littered with images of Paris Hilton, Hannah Montana and even Britney Spears(On Sale for $4.99).
It's very obvious who we are growing our next generation with especially for little girls. Britney Spears!, Paris Hilton, Hannah Montana and who else!!?? These bags are covered with images of these pop culture diva's because it sells and all these money trickles back to the corporation, to the factory in China and to the starlets themselves.The end result, school yards are flooded with little obnoxious Paris Hilton's, not wearing panties little Britney spears and Hannah Montana wannabes. What about the little boys? who sees their playmates, classmates, friends and sisters acting in these manners? Wouldn't they be influenced?
Recently Paris Hilton was once again thrust in to the lime light and this time it's politics! AAaaattention..World!... Paris has spoken. Paris Hilton, the blonde, blue-eyed pop tart celebrity thrust into the presidential campaign in an ad by Republican candidate John McCain, issued a rebuttal yesterday, appear in a scantily clad, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.
Last week, John McCain launched an ad comparing Democratic rival Barack Obama to Hilton and Britney Spears, suggesting Obama was no more than a celebrity candidate.
Paris finally responded yesterday on the comedy Web site Funny or Die. As scantily clad as possible she appears... "Hey America, I'm Paris Hilton and I'm a celebrity, too. Only I'm not from the Golden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy. I'm just hot," Hilton said, speaking as she reclined in a pool chair in a revealing swim suit. "But then that wrinkly, white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means I'm running for president. So thanks for the endorsement white-haired dude." "I want America to know that I'm, like, totally ready to lead," she said. She then discusses energy policy, and suggests a hybrid of McCain's offshore oil drilling plan and Obama's incentives for new energy technology.
"Energy crisis solved! I'll see you at the debates," she said, McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said Hilton appears to support his candidate's "all of the above" energy solution. "Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan," Bounds said.
Let's take a look at the life's of these individuals. Yes they are very rich, famous, powerful and beautiful but do they have a wonderful life? Paris Hilton came to be headliners when her sex tape supposedly leak out to the public and she became an overnight sensation. Hannah Montana or aka Miley Cyrus shot to the main stream media when scantily clad photo's leak out on myspace. Britney Spears who once thought to be the girl next door decided to one day shaved her head bald, not wear any underwear and other bizzare series of actions. Do they REALLY have a wonderful life? and yet...thousands of girls practically worships these starlets.
PEOPLE!!..WAKE UP!! bring back the Black and White TV's!(No...just an exagerated expression), bring back movies like What a wonderful life or at least the message behind it. From childhood, the main character George's greatest ambition has been to see the world, to become an architect and design bridges and skyscrapers everywhere. However, George repeatedly has to sacrifice his dreams. He puts off going to college until Harry his younger brother graduates from high school to take over the family business. But on Harry's graduation night, as George discusses his future with childhood sweetheart Mary Hatch, his father suddenly has a stroke and dies. Mr Potter the villain, the owner of most of the town, seizes the opportunity to gain control of the family business and decides to end the "sentimental hogwash" of home loans for the working poor. George persuades the board members to stop Potter; they agree, but only on condition that George himself run the business. He did.
Harry the younger brother goes on to college, but George's hopes of leaving Bedford Falls upon his return are dashed once again when Harry unexpectedly brings home a new wife. Her father has offered Harry a job in his company too good to turn down. Although Harry offers to do precisely that to help his brother, George cannot bring himself to ruin his brother's prospects.
George and Mary eventually gets married. On their wedding day, as the Great Depression looms, George and Mary see a run on the bank that leaves the Building & Loan in serious danger of going under. Potter, sensing another opportunity, offers its clients a deal, but Mary has George use the money intended for their honeymoon to lend the townspeople what they need to sustain them and to rest the panic minds. It is just enough; at the close of business, the Building & Loan has exactly $2.00 left. Later, Mary even concocts an elaborate mock tropical honeymoon despite the pouring rain, dripping into their house.
Several years later on Christmas Eve, while on his way to deposit $8,000.00 for the Building & Loan, Uncle Billy encounters Mr. Potter and, bursting with pride, shows him the newspaper article about his nephew, about to be honored by the President for being a war hero. Absentmindedly, he leaves the deposit envelope in the folds of the newspaper; Potter discovers it moments later and abruptly leaves. This is also the day the bank examiner is to inspect the Building & Loan's records; he arrives to find the money missing and George and Billy frantically ransacking the place looking for it. Returning home, George sees his whole life as a massive failure. In desperation, George appeals to Mr. Potter for a loan to rescue the company; Potter turns him down. Later, George crashes his car into a tree during a snowstorm. He runs to a nearby bridge, intending to commit suicide.
The ending is a happy one where the whole town came together remembering what George had once did for them. There, he finds that his friends and family have collected a huge amount of money to save George and the Building & Loan from scandal and ruin. Seeing how many lives he has touched, and the difference he has made to the town, George Bailey realizes that despite his problems, he really has a wonderful life.
Geroge Bailey vs Hannah Montana or Paris Hilton vs Mary Bailey??
Is your life wonderful? Is your family happy? Are you REALLY happy? Do you face fear everyday? Fear of losing a job, fear of divorce, fear of infidelity? Fear of not knowing what would be next?