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August 27, 2013
Between the Lines
Does anybody really care . . .
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- In case you had not heard Prince William and Kate had a baby boy, I think they named him Bill . . .Harry . . . . George . . . or something like that. Well actually unless you have been living in a cave in a remote part of Sumatra you had to know when, where, what time and much more about the royal birth. Not to mention coverage of Prince William fastening the car seat in his vehicle. He has said he wants to do what most ordinary dads do when a new child arrives in the family.
Well that is honorable to say the least, but I still have to wonder about our major news media insisting on having wire to wire coverage of almost everything William and Kate do regarding their new baby.
I suppose it is a really big deal in Great Britain, but do that many people really give a rip about the goings on of the Royal Family. I have trouble seeing where coverage for us Americans has anything to do with the tea in Tibet or for that matter the price of crude oil.
I am sorry, it just isnít news worthy. I defy anyone to come up with any real good thing this contributes to society in any way shape or form.
I guess if you look at it with an eye on celebrity status I guess there are enough people around who just need this stuff to enhance their lackluster average life styles. I think a lot, if not most people, like to fantasize about what it would be like to live like a rock star, movie star, CEO of a major company, or a member of a royal family.
On the other hand maybe we all should count our blessings and be thankful for what we have and especially thankful for some of the things we donít have. For instance how would you like to be hounded by the Paparazzi on a daily basis. Oh I suspect at first the notoriety would be fun and novel, but after a while it probably gets old very quickly.
Then again it is not only the Royal Family that people seem to be attracted to, but celebrities from all walks of life seem to capture the imagination of Americans as well.
When I was a teenager, I could hardly wait to go see Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender, and then subsequent movies after that. At the time Pat Boone was another heart throb for the girls, and there was a bit of a squabble between the two factions of Elvis or Boone fans. Of course there were a lot of other singers that were very popular: The Everly Brothers, Johnny Rivers, and my choice for the father of Rock N Roll Chuck Berry. Then the sixties brought the British invasion with the Beatles, and of course the timeless Rolling Stones.
At the time I couldnít get my hands on enough of those vinyl 45ís and LPís. I wish I had hung on to some of those early Elvis and Beatles albums, some of them are worth a few bucks today.
I guess it must have a lot to do with how old one is. I find the older I get, movie, singing, sports personalities, donít mean as much to me anymore. Really there are a lot of things that are much more worth your time to do, so donít forget to take time to smell the roses.
Have a great week and do good!
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