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« on: July 05, 2013, 11:31:15 PM »

Dear Quiet Asamouse:
We have had many years together. You yourself told me that you sipped champagne nightly, from your fluted Armani slippers, while my books flew off the shelves in droves.
Can I remind you of some of the titles?
The first book we did was called OJ and Kato, A Love Story.
This was followed by Pearls of Trump, Dance Moms Fever, The Kardashian Big Ass Diet Plan, Kick Me Gently, The Gordon Ramsey Story, not to mention the Lindsay Lohan paper doll book, complete with rehab bracelet, a lesbian playmate, and wardrobe malfunctioning underwear.
Now I sent you my latest book, The Biography of Thomas Edison, Inventor of Light...and what do I hear? Crickets! What happened? I did three years of research, slept in Menlo Park, spoke to eighty sources, including professors at MIT...and nothing! No response!
What changed? I don't get it!
Maybe my next book, Ernest Hemingway, The Missing Letters will interest you. Or I could send you one I've just about completed called Octomom and J.Lo: Two Artists.  Please let me know which one you want to see first.
Your Pal:
Miley Seacrest
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 04:39:28 AM »

Traxy,

I'd laugh - but you're scaring the poop out of me...

Without a social revolution, all forms of media will continue to conspire to manipulate our focus until we have no interest in having lives of our own, and are content to live vicariously through the manufactured civilization they provide for us.

The other day I came out of the supermarket and there was the most incredible rainbow in the sky...  And there were a group of kids with their noses their Iphones - I wonder if they knew they were standing in a group.

I happen to have a big mouth. I said, "Hey, you kids, look over there - it's the real world!" And they beheld.

Sadder than the "I've never seen one of those," comments, were the ones alluding to the fact that these teen-aged people were completely unaware that rainbows were not just some made-up decoration in kiddie cartoons. (They probably thought it was a vapor trail from some kind of aircraft - or perhaps, an advertising gimmick)

When I turn on the news in the morning, I get the traffic report, (which is fairly useless, since I'm still in the house) the weather, (which, on the off chance that it's accurate, is designed to manipulate my psyche: How come some days are partly sunny, and some are partly cloudy? What the hell's the difference? (Someone is playing with our heads) - and a replay of the most recent episode of American Idol.

Aren't the wars and insurrections and the complete collapse of the economies of the world still going on?
(I think you might have hit a nerve...)

Stay away from the Kool-Aid, Traxy

-oldbag
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 04:30:09 PM »

Traxy,

I'd laugh - but you're scaring the poop out of me...

Without a social revolution, all forms of media will continue to conspire to manipulate our focus until we have no interest in having lives of our own, and are content to live vicariously through the manufactured civilization they provide for us.

The other day I came out of the supermarket and there was the most incredible rainbow in the sky...  And there were a group of kids with their noses their Iphones - I wonder if they knew they were standing in a group.

I happen to have a big mouth. I said, "Hey, you kids, look over there - it's the real world!" And they beheld.

Sadder than the "I've never seen one of those," comments, were the ones alluding to the fact that these teen-aged people were completely unaware that rainbows were not just some made-up decoration in kiddie cartoons. (They probably thought it was a vapor trail from some kind of aircraft - or perhaps, an advertising gimmick)

When I turn on the news in the morning, I get the traffic report, (which is fairly useless, since I'm still in the house) the weather, (which, on the off chance that it's accurate, is designed to manipulate my psyche: How come some days are partly sunny, and some are partly cloudy? What the hell's the difference? (Someone is playing with our heads) - and a replay of the most recent episode of American Idol.

Aren't the wars and insurrections and the complete collapse of the economies of the world still going on?
(I think you might have hit a nerve...)

Stay away from the Kool-Aid, Traxy

-oldbag

Dear Youngbag:

It gets to me sometimes. My soon to be ex has been pushing me to finish a novel, one might term, fine lit, but I fear there is a hex on anything classically novelish, unless you get very lucky. Very... lucky. I saw a picture of a Walmart checkout line. It said 15 items or less...and there was a picture of three hands holding up all their fingers, with a sign and an arrow pointing out, "This is fifteen". That's how bad it has gotten. I saw an older woman on TV speaking about why she writes porn for women. It sells like crazy and she just keeps hammering out the stuff. Sigh. I went to see Man of Steel. Explosions galore and he kills someone. How I miss George Reeves!
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