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6. It's Orwellian, they want you to care about only what they approve
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  -Mourning Icons of an entire generation. Multi tasking DUers. Drop it. JanMichael  Jun-25-09 06:32 PM   #0 
  - Thank you. Do they not think that popular culture is an important part of life?  Kahuna   Jun-25-09 06:34 PM   #1 
  - extreme partisans generally don't like art  anigbrowl   Jun-25-09 06:39 PM   #9 
  - Nah, they just believe they've got the Objective Absolute Trooth(tm) about art  Posteritatis   Jun-25-09 06:46 PM   #20 
  - I don't know about that.....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-25-09 08:29 PM   #66 
  - Havent seen Shirley in a while. She is way cool. I could listen to her read the dictionary with her  Capt. America   Jun-25-09 08:37 PM   #68 
  - i appreciate the beating on the naysayers  Autonomy   Jun-25-09 08:37 PM   #69 
  - I see your point, but...  anigbrowl   Jun-26-09 02:01 AM   #116 
  - And they set themselves up to the be arbiters of what has meaning and what doesn't. eom  Hello_Kitty   Jun-26-09 11:14 AM   #154 
  - You're calling Fawcett an artist?  chascarrillo   Jun-25-09 09:52 PM   #90 
  - Aren't you clever. Well, carry on.  anigbrowl   Jun-26-09 01:57 AM   #115 
  - Actually, she was  tavalon   Jun-26-09 10:07 AM   #146 
  - Actually Farrah was quite a talented sculpter...  AntiFascist   Jun-26-09 11:21 AM   #155 
  - you are right about that  shellgame26   Jun-26-09 07:50 AM   #128 
  - It's not that they don't like art, it just has to have grave philosophical purpose.  ElboRuum   Jun-26-09 12:36 PM   #164 
  - extreme partisans generally don't like art  AlbertCat   Jun-26-09 02:18 PM   #171 
  - I think some younger people don't understand it, really.  girl gone mad   Jun-25-09 10:01 PM   #92 
  - I thought bitching and moaning were popular culture...  lame54   Jun-26-09 12:21 PM   #162 
  - thank you.  peacebird   Jun-25-09 06:34 PM   #2 
  - Thank you... Hopefully others can understand or at least be  hlthe2b   Jun-25-09 06:35 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-25-09 06:36 PM   #4 
  - Off to the greatest page you go!  Coventina   Jun-25-09 06:36 PM   #5 
  - ...  Kahuna   Jun-25-09 06:37 PM   #7 
  - Great post  a la izquierda   Jun-25-09 10:05 PM   #93 
  - It's Orwellian, they want you to care about only what they approve  Uzybone   Jun-25-09 06:37 PM   #6 
  - Amen...n/t  monmouth   Jun-25-09 06:38 PM   #8 
  - K`n`R  underseasurveyor   Jun-25-09 06:40 PM   #10 
  - Yes.  EFerrari   Jun-25-09 06:40 PM   #11 
  - Thank you.  Riley18   Jun-25-09 06:40 PM   #12 
  - K and R!  bigwillq   Jun-25-09 06:40 PM   #13 
  - Rec'd with thanks. nt  babylonsister   Jun-25-09 06:41 PM   #14 
  - Agree.  chill_wind   Jun-25-09 06:41 PM   #15 
  - And don't forget Ed too...  cascadiance   Jun-25-09 06:42 PM   #16 
  - and Sky Saxon of the Seeds  HomerRamone   Jun-25-09 07:34 PM   #42 
  - I remember them.  PSzymeczek   Jun-25-09 08:09 PM   #57 
  - Yesterday (Thur) morning  bigbrother05   Jun-26-09 07:29 AM   #126 
  - Was he pushin too hard?  Autonomy   Jun-25-09 08:48 PM   #70 
  - injecting a zappa quote  90-percent   Jun-26-09 06:08 AM   #121 
  - I hadn't heard about Ed until this morning.  Mythsaje   Jun-26-09 01:32 PM   #167 
  - You are right. K&R nt  CBR   Jun-25-09 06:42 PM   #17 
  - (shrug) It's what whiners do - look for something to whine about.  BlooInBloo   Jun-25-09 06:43 PM   #18 
  - Thank you JanMichael. Right on as always!  BuelahWitch   Jun-25-09 06:43 PM   #19 
  - Right on.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Jun-25-09 06:48 PM   #21 
  - I was listening to a commentator talking about Michael's lifetime sales of  jhrobbins   Jun-26-09 08:41 AM   #134 
     - good point  marions ghost   Jun-26-09 11:22 AM   #156 
  - This thread goes up to 11.  Starry Messenger   Jun-25-09 06:48 PM   #22 
  - Wow, what a terrific OP. Thank you  merh   Jun-25-09 06:49 PM   #23 
  - add to that those of us close to their ages are reminded of our own mortality  nini   Jun-25-09 06:50 PM   #24 
  - Isn't that the truth  JanMichael   Jun-25-09 06:55 PM   #29 
  - exactly...  Blue_Roses   Jun-25-09 08:14 PM   #60 
  - my sentiments exactly NT  keepthemhonest   Jun-26-09 09:26 AM   #144 
  - One of the kids I work with (he's in his early twenties)  Mythsaje   Jun-26-09 01:35 PM   #168 
  - Most sensible thing I've read so far. nt  Batgirl   Jun-25-09 06:50 PM   #25 
  - Yep -  progressoid   Jun-25-09 06:52 PM   #26 
  - Michael Jackson  ellie   Jun-25-09 06:53 PM   #27 
  - K&R  crispini   Jun-25-09 06:54 PM   #28 
  - It certainly reminds you of your own mortality and gets you thinking all the more  Sydnie   Jun-25-09 06:56 PM   #30 
  - Thank you for this post!  Catherine Vincent   Jun-25-09 06:58 PM   # 
  - A fucking men. Thank you. Multitaskers Unite! n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-25-09 06:58 PM   #31 
  - I am not a multitasker, can I come too. nm  rhett o rick   Jun-26-09 05:49 PM   #185 
  - It's been a shitty week.  Arkana   Jun-25-09 07:00 PM   #32 
  - My grandson called me to offer his condolences. He was mocking..  Kahuna   Jun-25-09 07:01 PM   #33 
  - Michael Jackson is my childhood...  Kaylee   Jun-25-09 07:06 PM   #34 
  - I think he was multi-generational....  pipi_k   Jun-25-09 07:20 PM   #36 
  - Thanks  Just Saying   Jun-25-09 10:29 PM   #98 
  - "song of my generation" that applies to me too.  bdamomma   Jun-25-09 09:40 PM   #88 
  - I'm 31 and I remember MJ being such a HUGE figure of the early 80's onward...  applejuice   Jun-26-09 07:55 AM   #130 
  - Two American Icons  chollybocker   Jun-25-09 07:11 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for posting this.  Kind of Blue   Jun-25-09 07:23 PM   #37 
  - "Get over your righteous selves." ....... AMEN! ...... and K&R  Stinky The Clown   Jun-25-09 07:23 PM   #38 
  - there are lots of people on DU who CAN multitask  drmeow   Jun-25-09 07:24 PM   #39 
  - "Get over your righteous selves."  Number23   Jun-25-09 07:24 PM   #40 
  - You're right  JerseygirlCT   Jun-25-09 07:27 PM   #41 
  - Sanford Really Got LUCKY On This One!!! HIS Story Is TOAST!!  ChiciB1   Jun-25-09 07:35 PM   #43 
  - But as luck would have it  Gman   Jun-25-09 07:37 PM   #47 
  - I agree...  Tx4obama   Jun-26-09 03:23 AM   #117 
     - And UNFORTUNATELY... IMO, The Michael Jackson Is Going To Be  ChiciB1   Jun-26-09 07:54 AM   #129 
     - Poor you. Want to know what's going on?  Mike Daniels   Jun-26-09 08:42 AM   #135 
     - Can't you just unplug for a day?  ElboRuum   Jun-26-09 12:40 PM   #165 
  - Thank you and gotta K&R this...  Gman   Jun-25-09 07:36 PM   #44 
  - Is it just me...  wolfgangmo   Jun-26-09 10:33 AM   #149 
  - The purists are the ones out there the most and  Gman   Jun-26-09 01:06 PM   #166 
  - Wouldn't advocating...  kenfrequed   Jun-26-09 04:10 PM   #179 
  - k&r  Dappleganger   Jun-25-09 07:36 PM   #45 
  - Well said & recommended.  Vidar   Jun-25-09 07:37 PM   #46 
  - k/r  FourScore   Jun-25-09 07:40 PM   #48 
  - Perfectly put.  sellitman   Jun-25-09 07:44 PM   #49 
  - He was as human as anyone here. I met him on a number of occasions  Lorien   Jun-25-09 07:45 PM   #50 
  - Very true.  Lancer   Jun-25-09 09:55 PM   #91 
  - Thank you. KandR.  Dystopian   Jun-25-09 07:45 PM   #51 
  - K&R  Jackeens   Jun-25-09 07:46 PM   #52 
  - Thank you  Irishonly   Jun-25-09 07:52 PM   #53 
  - I haven't logged in on DU for months  crappyjazz   Jun-25-09 07:58 PM   #54 
  - May they both rest in peace  NewJeffCT   Jun-25-09 08:01 PM   #55 
  - K & effing R!!!  Minimus   Jun-25-09 08:05 PM   #56 
  - Damn right, darlin'  Triana   Jun-25-09 08:10 PM   #58 
  - Good post.  Mrs. Overall   Jun-25-09 08:12 PM   #59 
  - I was thinking of my mother and when icon's from her era died and I did not get it  2Design   Jun-25-09 08:21 PM   #61 
  - Thanks with a heartfelt K&R n/t  Catchawave   Jun-25-09 08:25 PM   #62 
  - kick  subcomhd   Jun-25-09 08:26 PM   #63 
  - Good post. k/r  CakeGrrl   Jun-25-09 08:28 PM   #64 
  - Thank you! , It's all about the Memories. And we are entitled to that!  sandyj999   Jun-25-09 08:28 PM   #65 
  - Another K&R. The way each of us views the world  Chorophyll   Jun-25-09 08:30 PM   #67 
  - k/r. n/t  reflection   Jun-25-09 08:49 PM   #71 
  - Thank you for saying what needed to be said. K&R.  David Zephyr   Jun-25-09 08:51 PM   #72 
  - K&R and a big thanks for these bits in particular...  ms liberty   Jun-25-09 08:51 PM   # 
  - K&R and a big thanks for these bits in particular...  ms liberty   Jun-25-09 08:51 PM   #73 
  - I think your post is directed and others and my post....  KoKo   Jun-25-09 08:52 PM   #74 
  - ? There are no modern cultures to speak of that lack  JanMichael   Jun-25-09 08:55 PM   #76 
  - I think what you say is harsh. We are so manipulated by the greedy and Micheal and Farah saw that..  KoKo   Jun-25-09 09:02 PM   #79 
     - what did I write that was "harsh?"  JanMichael   Jun-25-09 09:07 PM   #80 
     - yes...it's scary...  KoKo   Jun-25-09 09:18 PM   #84 
     - Sigh...  Fedja   Jun-26-09 01:06 AM   #112 
  - Bullshit  Autonomy   Jun-25-09 09:01 PM   #78 
  - Our celebrity culture is no different  muryan   Jun-25-09 11:45 PM   #108 
  - Talk about irony  varelse   Jun-25-09 08:54 PM   #75 
  - Glad to give this Recommend #100.  TahitiNut   Jun-25-09 08:59 PM   #77 
  - Thank you.  texanwitch   Jun-25-09 09:15 PM   #81 
  - "Everyone here knows the shit that going on in the world." QFT k+r, n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-25-09 09:16 PM   #82 
  - Thank you  Redneck Socialist   Jun-25-09 09:16 PM   #83 
  - Thank you.  momto3   Jun-25-09 09:29 PM   #85 
  - And some of even enjoyed Ed McMahon as Carson's sidekick on the  tnlefty   Jun-25-09 09:32 PM   #86 
  - If you like. I think this place looks silly right now, personally.  Marr   Jun-25-09 09:35 PM   #87 
  - I loved  femrap   Jun-25-09 09:41 PM   #89 
  - B.I.N.G.O.  kestrel91316   Jun-25-09 10:13 PM   #94 
  - Thank you, JanMichael  SeattleGirl   Jun-25-09 10:16 PM   #95 
  - That damned Celebrity-Industrial Complex distracts us from being unreasonbly angry about stuff!  J-Lo Biafra   Jun-25-09 10:20 PM   #96 
  - Best Post of the Day, J-Lo Biafra  NBachers   Jun-25-09 11:59 PM   #109 
  - Love your screen name!  Myrina   Jun-26-09 08:48 AM   #137 
  - K & R. Thank you. Very nicely put.  Hansel   Jun-25-09 10:20 PM   #97 
  - It's been a very sad day  donheld   Jun-25-09 10:30 PM   #99 
  - People try to put us down,  RoccoR5955   Jun-25-09 10:37 PM   #100 
  - Every death in Iraq should trigger an outpouring of grief  RufusTFirefly   Jun-25-09 10:47 PM   #101 
  - Thank you...  CoffeeCat   Jun-25-09 10:51 PM   #102 
  - k/r with thanks  emilyg   Jun-25-09 10:58 PM   #103 
  - Concise and dead spot-on  WildEyedLiberal   Jun-25-09 11:22 PM   #104 
  - Thank you for this...  AsahinaKimi   Jun-25-09 11:27 PM   #105 
  - And Sky Saxon of the Seeds...  Patchuli   Jun-25-09 11:29 PM   #106 
  - Thank you!  shellgame26   Jun-25-09 11:37 PM   #107 
  - K&R. Well said.  Rhiannon12866   Jun-26-09 12:26 AM   #110 
  - As if we needed another shock to the system... Thank you for that.  countmyvote4real   Jun-26-09 01:03 AM   #111 
  - "I can't believe anyone is asking "why" the celebrity deaths this week are a big deal."  Adsos Letter   Jun-26-09 01:22 AM   #113 
  - Glad to be the 176th Rec on this. n/t  rvablue   Jun-26-09 01:23 AM   #114 
  - Well .. ya know...  Tx4obama   Jun-26-09 03:27 AM   #118 
  - They are trying to brainwash us !!!  Tx4obama   Jun-26-09 03:37 AM   #119 
  - WHAT REALLY AMAZES ME  dotymed   Jun-26-09 10:32 AM   #148 
  - Exactly, the real problem is with the teevee media...  AntiFascist   Jun-26-09 03:48 PM   #175 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Jun-26-09 04:41 AM   #120 
  - Even if you rejected pop culture.....  Burma Jones   Jun-26-09 06:13 AM   #122 
  - Thank you for this post!  rox63   Jun-26-09 06:14 AM   #123 
  - Thank you, thank you  Christa   Jun-26-09 06:36 AM   #124 
  - Thank you! nt  Mad_Dem_X   Jun-26-09 07:13 AM   #125 
  - My three favorite phrases/sentences in this post are:  TomClash   Jun-26-09 07:30 AM   #127 
  - I just can't believe that two of the biggest icons ever died on  Lindsey   Jun-26-09 08:32 AM   #133 
  - Sometimes my posts are just way too subtle  TomClash   Jun-26-09 10:35 AM   #150 
  - You go girl!  meegbear   Jun-26-09 08:17 AM   #131 
  - Hopefully wayward DUers will listen and obey.  mwb970   Jun-26-09 08:19 AM   #132 
  - ... what has always bothered me about this sort of self-immolation ...  Myrina   Jun-26-09 08:45 AM   #136 
  - MJ was never ignored. And he co-wrote "We Are the World" for charity.  WinkyDink   Jun-26-09 09:06 AM   #143 
     - I don't recall specifically mentioning MJ in my comment.  Myrina   Jun-26-09 11:07 AM   #152 
  - Amen.  blueamy66   Jun-26-09 08:53 AM   #138 
  - Thank you. (nt)  redqueen   Jun-26-09 08:57 AM   #139 
  - Thank you, Jan.  Kajsa   Jun-26-09 08:59 AM   #140 
  - K&R nt  WIllo   Jun-26-09 09:00 AM   #141 
  - It's good to remember him when...  BonnieJW   Jun-26-09 09:04 AM   #142 
  - 'Multi tasking' and 'Multi emotion' Before the aliens kidnapped him, Michael was  FailureToCommunicate   Jun-26-09 09:44 AM   #145 
  - Furthermore  wolfgangmo   Jun-26-09 10:29 AM   #147 
  - There is a pervasive rediculous belief that anything popular must be crappy and worthless.  Odin2005   Jun-27-09 06:43 PM   #193 
  - I do feel very sad  undergroundnomore   Jun-26-09 10:42 AM   #151 
  - I don't mind the thoughtful, meaningful posts that do the celebrities justice....  AntiFascist   Jun-26-09 11:07 AM   #153 
  - Really hate morons on youtube saying Michael is burning in Hades  PatrynXX   Jun-26-09 11:27 AM   #157 
  - This is a part of our lives ..so yes we have something else to think about ..music and art  april   Jun-26-09 11:41 AM   #158 
  - I just think it's sad that someone with so much talent and such success . . .  OneBlueSky   Jun-26-09 12:11 PM   #159 
  - Thank you, I was never a big fan of either, but....  keith the dem   Jun-26-09 12:12 PM   #160 
  - thank you n/t  MrsBrady   Jun-26-09 12:18 PM   #161 
  - MJ  Polly Hennessey   Jun-26-09 12:25 PM   #163 
  - While I personally feel nothing much either way about the death of Mr. Jackson or Ms. Fawcett  SidneyCarton   Jun-26-09 01:42 PM   #169 
  - Word! I used to chase this girl in 2nd grade  pasto76   Jun-26-09 02:15 PM   #170 
  - You have to understand that clucking, hand-wringing and playing the net nanny IS what many come here  Warren DeMontague   Jun-26-09 02:24 PM   #172 
  - Oh, we are both in our forties, and FF was a childhood icon; MJ  JanMichael   Jun-26-09 04:20 PM   #180 
  - I stood up at my computer and applauded your post.. Thank you.  BrklynLiberal   Jun-26-09 02:32 PM   #173 
  - K & R  Better Believe It   Jun-26-09 02:34 PM   #174 
  - Indeed  Khaotic   Jun-26-09 03:51 PM   #176 
  - Well said! In a similar vein, some of us were reminiscing about JFK's death ...  puebloknot   Jun-26-09 03:53 PM   #177 
  - I empathize with those who are saddened by ...  GeorgeGist   Jun-26-09 04:00 PM   #178 
  - Without any self-righteousness, I worry about people who "grieve" over celebrities whom  ShortnFiery   Jun-26-09 04:55 PM   #181 
  - Your doggie was gorgeous; I am so sorry she died. That said  JanMichael   Jun-26-09 05:09 PM   #182 
     - Perhaps since I was into hard rock and metal at the time and have not ever ...  ShortnFiery   Jun-26-09 05:21 PM   #184 
        - We are "doggie folks" ;)  JanMichael   Jun-26-09 05:57 PM   #186 
           - Awe, thanks.  ShortnFiery   Jun-26-09 06:11 PM   #188 
  - THANK YOU!  sunnybrook   Jun-26-09 05:13 PM   #183 
  - NEVER let anyone tell you how to feel about anything or any  JanMichael   Jun-26-09 06:00 PM   #187 
  - yawn...  BeyondThePale   Jun-26-09 06:36 PM   #189 
  - Thanks for the kick  JanMichael   Jun-26-09 06:51 PM   #190 
     - it was nothing...  BeyondThePale   Jun-27-09 11:42 AM   #191 
  - I hate ideologues who think that we can't enjoy ourselves until the world is perfect.  Odin2005   Jun-27-09 06:21 PM   #192 
 

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