Who gives a Hot Damn?In this article from Yahoo!, we are asked to feel sorry for a bunch of millionaires who will portentially lose their homes and land. Or should I say "One of their many houses, and some of their land"?
Forgive me for being this way, but who gives a "Hot" damn about the celebrities who will lose anything?
Celebrities are not people, in my book. People are those who have worked hard for all of their possessions and continue to work hard to maintain themselves. People have a home where they keep irreplaceable things that make their memories and accent who they are.
I for one care more about John and Jane Taxpayer who will lose their entire world, if not their lives or livelihood. Those people will be forever changed by this event. Sean Penn (he's a real Douchebag anyway) might lose some land, but he can just make a crap movie and buy some more.
And that is what grinds my gears.
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|Jeremy - Broadcast in stunning 1080i|
Well, I think it was more just celeb themed then it was supposed to be a "Oh, Woe is them" article. I also doubt that the rest of the "normal" people living in the area are struggling to find two nickels to rub together. True someone making 20 million a picture isn't going to have to worry about replacing their big screen in house #3, but they still have irreplaceable photos, and what nots, just like us "normies".
D-Bag though he may be I'm sure even Sean Penn has a "big-picture" perspective on "losing" some land compared to others losing lives, houses, and everything they hold dear. (Also, it's a fire, not Chernobyl, the land will still be livable.)
Edit: It's all reletive. There's some group of poor people here in America who wouldn't feel bad for you either, and there's a group of people starving to death somewhere else in the world who would scoff at what we consider "poor" here in the US.
Edit 2: Some of those celebs are probably some of the poorest people on their block. You don't have to be a movie star to rake in obscene money.
|Jeremy perfected this 2 times, last at 10/24/2007 10:26:36 am|
|Carlos44ec - 2078 Posts|
My rant stands, regardless.
Rich people, movie stars, whatever. The article still lists all of these unfortunate A and B listers who will potentially lose homes.
|Jeremy - No one's gay for Moleman|
Well, sure, but it doesn't show, or discuss, Sean Penn and Jennifer Aniston on their knees crying up at the heavens, "Why does everything bad happen to me!??!"
Edit: Not that they wouldn't have a right to be upset anyway.
|Jeremy messed with this at 10/24/2007 12:36:46 pm|
|Carlos44ec - 2078 Posts|
|my point is- Yes, they have a right in general. But comparitively speaking, we shouldn't be wasting our times worrying about them.|
|Carlos44ec screwed with this at 10/24/2007 1:12:48 pm|
|Jeremy - 1.21 Gigawatts!?!?|
|Well, you and I may be wasting our time, but I don't think the original article meant to worry about them, or cause worry.|
|PackOne - 1528 Posts|
|Since when is it the celebs fault they are celebs? Does your argument change if they are not celebs and merely rich people? Shallow. Zero corns.|
|PackOne perfected this at 10/24/2007 1:39:36 pm|
|Carlos44ec - Since 1980!|
Then that makes me ask the question, "What is the point of the article?"
Could it be that in these days in American culture you have to somehow relate tragedies and hardships in terms of what celebrity has to endure them? Take The Hills for example. Everyone has to wake up, go to work, deal with it all day, then come home and live a personal life. Only here, they are on TV, and ratings are good.
The Every Man used to be the hero, now an every man is ignored and their hardships undermined, ignored in favor of high profile drama. It actually makes me sick.
|Carlos44ec - www.digi.com|
Pack- I mean that the people mentioned in the article are celebrity. Real people can mean Rich people as well- read my last post.
Also note that I said Celebrities, not rich people. Celebs are a subset of rich people.
|Carlos44ec messed with this at 10/24/2007 1:48:48 pm|
|Carlos44ec - 2078 Posts|
Alright, sure I might feel a bit sorry for unfortunate losses that these Celebrities might have... I think most decent people will feel that way.
What really bothered me was the complete lack of media interest in regular people's (rich, poor, whatever) losses. It just seems to me that because they're not famous, they don't matter...
|Carlos44ec edited this at 10/24/2007 1:55:33 pm|
|RUFiO1984 - Two raw eggs in the morning|
|At least the Chargers have people in their stadium now ;)|
|Sarah - 4091 Posts|
|People are still people and taxpayers are still taxpayers, regardless of status of their in the world. I think maybe you should've worded your rant a little better. (not that I've read the article or anything)|
|Alex - 3618 Posts|
|Celebrities get too much media attention is the point, no? They always have, they always will, many (or just some?) people don't feel that they should, and yet it keeps selling. The end.|
|PackOne - Non-Creator|
|This topic just seems so not nutcannish. I find it much more interesting when you argue about fantasy game horsie riding skills and mathematical equations that are so far from my grasp it's like talking Japanese.|
|Carlos44ec - "If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."|
THIS is where I feel bad. THIS is who needs to be highlighted. You will notice that these people are by no means poor, just unfortunate.