some errata from the past, plus a link to my band's CD
Rok Tots thirty ill moons entire CD on megaupload. I am the bass player (IMO) on this CD. I have been the bass player for the Rok Tots since 1983. (Yep--I'm old! But I would rather be old than dead...)
I never got a chance to post this on the social site "b0ok of match3s":
LEEEEAVE BRITNEY ALOOONNNNEEEE!!!!
But seriously, folks: Even at her most devastated Ms. Spears is still--at least for now--very well off financially and very celebrated. We can jeer at her all we want, I suppose, but does it affect her? Will it teach her not to make a spectacle of herself in the future? (Answer to both: Not in the least.)
And at her most devastated, would Ms. Spears be likely to solicit or accept unsolicited help from everyday slobs like me and you? Again: No.
That reminds me of a funny story: A few years ago I worked for a few months in a data entry place where there were loads of all different kinds of people. You talk about "diversity"--there was not a cultural or ethnic type that was not represented in some way at this place. Everyone had to sit together in a big room toiling away at PCs. We all had to take breaks at the same time.
One of the ladies who usually sat near me had a real problem with female celebrities, especially if they happened to be caucasian, and in particular if they were blonde. Therefore I did have to hear a lot about how this lady wanted to "kill Britney Spears" for flashing her boobage all over MTV where apparently her young teenaged son could see it and become aroused.
On one of my breaks, I started a minor rant about how it offended me for people to think their jealous hatred had any effect on the rich and famous, during the course of which I said something like, "Yeah, she's going to kill old Britney, somebody better call Britney and tell her she's in trouble..."
One of the young guys in the group spun around in his chair and said with a serious look on his face: "No one will kill Britney!"
"Oh?" I said. "Why's that?"
"Because I will DEFEND HER!"
Then another guy at another table raised his voice and agreed: "I will fight to the death for you, Britney!"
Several other guys chimed in.
It was cute.
Er... anyway, without a doubt, if I were to be doing volunteer work in a soup kitchen at some point in the distant future, and happened to recognize Ms. Spears, now emaciated and in rags, with cigarette-stained broken nails, waiting in line for a free meal, it would definitely not make me happy and I definitely would not laugh at her or taunt her. There would be as little point in doing it then as there is in doing it now.
Schadenfreude is for the common types, in my opinion.
yours in Chaos, Scarlett
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