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ITT we idealize and delight in failure

AximAxim Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Social Entropy++
i wanted to call this 'i did all of your mothers' then follow up with 'a favour by donating ten dollars to the breast cancer awareness fund today.' but really it is not a very good joke so plan b..

lets all take a big shit on celebrity/pop culture. if you have ADD i would probably just go to www.wikipedia.org and type in 'little ponies' and you will eventually get to this topic in your own way i am sure.

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HURRRR
so we see all these crazy bitches breaking down in the media and people usually revel in it like glorious little pigs in the proverbial mud of celebrity.

we've been bombarded by of anna nicole, britney and oh angelina adopted a baby oh wow but really what does this mean? who really gives a shit about who some person you're basically never going to meet, never know anything significant about, never understand in any meaningful way is dating this week?

they live impossibly stressful vicious lives where you are constantly in the limelight and have to build up a facade of epic proportionsl; popular, sexy, socially perfect.. you become the ultimate example of the culmination of socialization and mainstream culture. a spokesperson for a narrow set of ideals. you're allowed your little slip ups as long as you rebound bigger and better. they are basically mini human corporations, in the eyes of the media if you take some time off you're washing up, if you aren't making more and more money you're failing. it's basically a race to the bottom as eventually everyone breaks down from the incredible scrutiny. and when this happens the very media that built them up with all the ideals and never gave them more than a few minutes privacy delights in taking them apart piece by piece.

while sure, they may be all chilling up in miami sipping 40s on the back of their escalade limos but in real life things are seldom as perfect as they are projected. seldom does it seem that celebrities are happy in any real way. yet millions and millions of people cling on to this and live vicariously through strangers pretending they understand them and obsess over them. everyone you know who isn't rich is going to try to use you as a means to an end. look at parent agents with the culkins/oslens etc etc. you become hardened as you realize that people don't love you for any reason. it could be any other person up there and their fanaticism would be the same.

yet countless obsess over them, plaster photos everywhere, will travel across a country to see them at an event, to be in the same remote area as the person. then you look at all the incredible figures in our world who have done incredible good and changed the world for the better. how many autographs do nobel laureates give out?

it's a pretty big statement on our culture when really absolutely any person no matter how ridiculous, will have legions of fans if they reach a certain place in the media. like.. simple plan has hoards of fans. and we idealize them and put their pictures everywhere and talk about them like they are personal friends.

why are real people drawn to anyone famous and remotely compatible with their world view? why is it so badass to get a signature from some random dude when it really just breaks them down to the most superficial expression of that person's celebrity status. 'i have a piece of paper that has come in contact with a pen held by a famous person' really it's pretty ridiculous when you think about it.

a great nerd example is topher grace / toby mcguire. if you met dudes like this on the street you would not think twice about it but the celebrity factor instantly creates a huge obsession around people like this. i don't see the point. natalie portman sure she is hot and so the internet tells us pretty on the ball but who cares? at university smart attractive girls are a dime a dozen. so why idealize one person because family connections / random fate have played them into the celebrity circle and crowned them with influence and incredible wealth.

so se, enlighten me.

why the fuck are people so dumb

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I never really thought Britteny Spears was all that hot.

    Also, TL;DR

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i don't think diana belongs next to crackhead britney

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    AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Faricazy wrote: »
    i don't think diana belongs next to crackhead britney
    THEME: DESTRUCTION OF CELEBRITY LIVES THROUGH UNPARALLELED SOCIAL PRESSURE AND EXPECTATIONS

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Britney has a man-neck.

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't think there's been a famous actor alive that has been forced to become famous. They all seek it themselves.

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Axim wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    i don't think diana belongs next to crackhead britney
    THEME: DESTRUCTION OF CELEBRITY LIVES THROUGH UNPARALLELED SOCIAL PRESSURE AND EXPECTATIONS

    Man we don't care about celebrities.

    We care about cocks and dicks.

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    PkmoutlPkmoutl Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I think we should say fuck this shit and talk about Hostess snack cakes.

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Corn Pops man. Corn Pops.

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    AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    I don't think there's been a famous actor alive that has been forced to become famous. They all seek it themselves.
    les%20soeurs%20olsen.jpgMacaulay-Culkin-back-in-court-2.jpg

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Am I the only one seeing the green words with advertisements attached to them? Why are those there?

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    B.C.B.C. is a bee! remember me?Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I will throw all my weight behind Pk in support of Hostess snack cakes.
    Because I can't think of anything that doesn't make me look dumber than Axim in his original post (We've fucking heard it before dude).

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    Creative_EvilCreative_Evil Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    People are just stupid, thats just the way it is. Also how about instead of snack cakes we discuss fruit pies.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    I don't think there's been a famous actor alive that has been forced to become famous. They all seek it themselves.
    Sure, but many retain their self-respect and don't milk the public for every last bit of publicity. Just off the top of my head, I never hear anything about Andy Garcia. And the man is as accomplished an actor as any.

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    AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Uriel wrote: »
    Corn Pops man. Corn Pops.
    penal size plays into the complex web of physical and psychosocial expectations inherent in the media and contributes to the evolution of a modern celebrity mythology it is true

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Axim wrote: »
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    I don't think there's been a famous actor alive that has been forced to become famous. They all seek it themselves.
    les%20soeurs%20olsen.jpgMacaulay-Culkin-back-in-court-2.jpg

    But they both still pursue fame, and they're older than 18. So they can make their own choice.

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    Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    You're dreaming if you think I'm going to read all that. I have ADD and... oh look! Ponies! hurray!!

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    My god what is she doing to that poor pole.

    She looks oddly like Tara Reid in that picture.

















    TRANSFORMERS.

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Hahaha I almost started to debate

    But I won't fall for that one

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    PkmoutlPkmoutl Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    So personally, I've always been a fan of the Ding Dong, aka King Dong, aka King Don. Ho-Ho's are similar, but they don't have quite the same kick. I think it may be due to the fact that there's too much filling and not enough cake on a Ho-Ho. Twinkies never really did anything for me, but then again, I've never been much for yellow cake. With fruit pies, you have to be kind of choosy. Cherry and Apple are okay, but the Lemon and Blueberry ones are just god-awful.

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't like Hostess Snack Cakes.

    I just don't care for cake.

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    IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Am I the only one seeing the green words with advertisements attached to them? Why are those there?

    That would be adware/spyware.

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    IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I just took a piss and remembered I had asparagus for dinner.

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    Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    Today I bought these weird snack cakes called "Passion Flakie". Lemme tell ya, there was absolutely no Passion in there, and a lot less Flakie then I was hoping for.

    Huuugge rip off.

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    AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    But they both still pursue fame, and they're older than 18. So they can make their own choice.
    nono it is on
    lets say you were to make your kid do a line of blow every morning then after they turn 18 the authorities came in and busted your ass and locked you up

    would the kids wake up the next morning all 'hey! dad isn't cutting a line for me thank goodness now i can stop with that silly business and start working on decorative cards!' or would they keep doing the blow and probably start sucking a couple d's in the meanwhile?

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Axim wrote: »
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    But they both still pursue fame, and they're older than 18. So they can make their own choice.
    nono it is on
    lets say you were to make your kid do a line of blow every morning than after they turn 18 the authorities came in and busted your ass and locked you up

    would the kids wake up the next morning all 'hey! dad isn't cutting a line for me thank goodness now i can stop with that silly business and start working on decorative cards!' or would they keep doing the blow and probably start sucking a couple d's in the meanwhile?

    What the fuck are you talking about?

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
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    PkmoutlPkmoutl Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I once got an off-brand pie that was chocolate, and it tasted like someone poured wax into my fruit pie and called it chocolate. Don't they taste-test these things before releasing them to the public?

    Well, that's probably why they were 5 for $1.

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    AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    obviously i am comparing living the hollywood lifestyle to dancing with the white lady

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    littledebbie.jpg

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    We ran out of Thin Mints way too fast.

    We only had two boxes they were gone within the week.

    I love the put them in the freezer, mmmm, so good.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ALL HAIL
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    Sir Red of the MantiSir Red of the Manti Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    what on earth is that

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    PkmoutlPkmoutl Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Star Crunches are all right, but I like the peanut butter wafer things.

    Then again, I think I'd eat a cock if it was made of peanut butter.

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    AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    shit i am seeing the green too time to run spybot

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    Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    I've never had a girl scout cookie in my life. My town is like bone dry of them. Plus I'm beginning to think that Canada is completely devoid of good snack foods.
    Other than the Aero, but that doesn't count.

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    B.C.B.C. is a bee! remember me?Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Zot wrote: »
    I've never had a girl scout cookie in my life. My town is like bone dry of them. Plus I'm beginning to think that Canada is completely devoid of good snack foods.
    Other than the Aero, but that doesn't count.

    You better fly a fucking case load of Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tag a Longs in as soon as you can.
    That shit will set you up for a good month of good snackage.

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I really want to get God of War 2, but I haven't beaten the first one yet.


    Also I wanna get GRAW 2.

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    AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Axim wrote: »
    shit i am seeing the green too time to run spybot

    At first I thought he was hotlinking stuff to his own advertisement company somehow and I couldn't figure out why no one was bitching.

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