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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:45 AM
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There are currently twelve Susan Boyle threads on the first page of GD.
Twelve. Thirteen, counting this one.

Obama could tomorrow announce that he was literally a puppet--an enormous metal-and-rubber mechanical facsimile of a man--and there would not be so many threads about it on GD.

Unless the puppeteer was an ungainly, middle-aged Scottish woman.
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:53 AM
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1. i personally wd be glad to see all Boyle threads transferred to the Lounge.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:57 AM
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2. And some of us are so obsessed that we are actually counting the threads..
I wonder what that says about us.. :shrug:
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:54 PM
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24. !
Point extremely well taken. I don't understand the pushback against Susan Boyle here.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:01 AM
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3. Well, of over 150 threads in the major forums and half in GD, that's not bad.
:rofl:

DU just loves us the latest bright, shiny thing.
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1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:08 AM
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4. hey! all is right on du. our eye is on the tiger...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:10 AM
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5. Most of us are completely unthreatened by her sudden success.
You, however... I was told over on another board on another subject that the way to spot a narcissist is that will be the one immediately attacking the one who has been praised.

I can't think what brought it to mind.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:33 AM
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10. The video of her singing brought tears to my eyes.
I have no problem with her or her fame. I do think DU is perhaps going a bit overboard, though. I think that often. I'm called an Obama apologist when I mention that DU has gone obsessive over some non-story involving his administration. Apparently I'm a narcissist now for saying that DU has gone obsessive over a YouTube video of a woman singing.
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ChimpersMcSmirkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:14 AM
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6. Obama's an Obamatron? I knew it!
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:17 AM
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7. People are hungry for innocence.
That's what she is, an innocent: unvarnished, not pre-packaged, not cunning and shrewd or fake.

A lot of us have gone past the point where we think cynicism and jadedness are the highest achievements in human development. What moved me to tears when I watched Susan Boyle was seeing my own innocence on stage... first ridiculed and dismissed, but then winning over everyone! It's a moving experience. You understand? I think some people do.
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ChimpersMcSmirkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:22 AM
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8. My eyes watered a bit when I heard her story and her voice for the first time on NPR, but the
OP has a point about the number of threads.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:23 AM
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9. I personally don't see what the big deal is
Edited on Sun Apr-19-09 02:25 AM by Cali_Democrat
Susan Boyle is just another human being.

We got billions of 'em.

Plus I think she's somewhat overrated.

:thumbsdown:
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:36 AM
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12. I think a great deal of the approval is rooted in a mixture of shame and self-identification.
Had she been gorgeous, there would have been nothing to it. People would simply have applauded this fine and obvious talent, and nobody who had not watched would have cared. Yet because she is ungainly, awkward, and unattractive, people expected her to fail. They were ashamed of their prejudice to see her humanity through her considerable talent, they were cheering her against the prejudice others had obviously shown her, and they saw in her all the times they themselves had been discounted without cause. It's not surprising she would be popular.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:21 AM
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17. yet you started your own separate thread about her
Edited on Sun Apr-19-09 07:23 AM by onenote
the one where you suggested she was a fraud -- remember?
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:26 AM
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18. the big deal is that billions of us "just another human beings"
are constantly under-rated, under-appreciated, and under-respected. Susan Boyle is like a sharp stick in the eye of all the cute and fuzzy bunnies who have ever put us down and we are loving every minute of it.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 02:35 AM
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11. Scotlands Best Voice Emerges from those Karaoke Bars...She is so Sweet and so is the Voice
First Wm Wallace and now Susan Boyle.....

approaching 50 million youtube hits.....truly off the charts.....

She is making Scotland PROUD.....
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 06:51 AM
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13. Meanwhile...
the country is being systematically looted and destroyed by a coalition of banking mafiosi and corrupt elements in the government, and people see fit to direct the greater portion of their attention to a talent show.

If you've been wondering why it's getting warmer and what the heck we are doing in this handbasket, there you go.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:11 AM
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14. Yep, I'm about ready to start hiding any thread with Susan Boyle in the title.
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 04:52 PM
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28. What have you got against that sweet woman?
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 06:28 PM
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32. Absolutely nothing.
Loved watching the video of her song and am very glad that she is getting attention for her talent. I just don't need to read the 211th DU thread with people arguing about her.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:21 AM
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15. it is a "General" Discussion forum
and it is a story that a lot of people are interested in. Given the millions of hits boyle's performances have gotten on youtube, it can't be much of a surprise that a lot of folks here also are talking about it.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:21 AM
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16. Its pretty obvious we are being spammed wouldn't you say?
Might as well just call it what it is.

Don
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:41 AM
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19. So why start another?
Makes no sense to me.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 08:21 AM
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21. Exactly.
I think half the threads about her are people complaining about the threads about her.

I'm bored this morning and have made it my mission to kick every Susan Boyle thread, especially those complaining about the Susan Boyle threads. :rofl:
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 08:00 AM
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20. Why do you hate Scotland?
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:51 PM
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22. I don't see anything wrong with stopping for a moment and considering
someone who didn't have alot and was unassuming...all of a sudden transformed into a hero.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:53 PM
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23. Give me a few minutes - I'll make it 30.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:55 PM
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25. We want substance! Bring back the Pirates and the Teabaggers!
n/t
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:56 PM
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26. 'ungainly', 'middle aged'?
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 01:59 PM
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27. A smart person might ask themselves why
Edited on Sun Apr-19-09 02:01 PM by depakid
rather than cynically whinge.

People with deep feelings- and this 'lil deal called empathy?

We know why.

Might be something to have a peek at- provided that you're not shallow and afraid.

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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 04:53 PM
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29. You are going into my ignore dungeon for this op.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 05:05 PM
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30. Just in the last ten minutes I have put
Edited on Sun Apr-19-09 05:06 PM by ohheckyeah
22....TWENTY TWO threads about Susan Boyle on ignore.

Yes, she's great, yes, it WAS a good story until it got run into the ground. GET A GRIP PEOPLE. What more needs to be said about her? BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

Now, to put this thread on ignore.
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 05:07 PM
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31. 24 threads right now!
We are living in special times.
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