So there was the whole "Dale thread", and the constant battle between the Atheists/Believers... I just read a thread where a woman singled out the HOTD. It seems there is no subject too small for at least a small group to take umbrage with.
So from now on, let's all talk about something no one could find fault with... BOY BANDS! Who doesn't love a good Boy band?! Guess we can just close the thread now. No one could possibly have anything negative to say about the likes of 98 degrees!
Oh, Im sorry. I thought you started the thread. I must have gotten that wrong when I referred to it as the "Dale thread." Maybe it was the "Paradigmsearch thread"... or possibly the "Faith Reaper thread".... let me just think for a moment.... uh no. It was definitely your thread that everyone was arguing on. You have probably just forgotten it or something. Don't worry. I forget things all the time.
I don't have a problem with you remembering it or not remembering it, nor the 600+ comments. No need to act ignorant and above me on this issue. Like I said, in that thread I did NOT name names, yet you put my name here. I may have to do what you have told others to do, lol, and report a personal attack.
You seem to be missing my very simple point, Dale. I used your name to identify the thread. Do you understand? That is not a personal attack, it is a fact. It was your thread and I called it your thread... that's what makes it factual.
One most interesting point that is worth knowing is that you can put your name into that little search thingy up there and low and behold, it will report everywhere you have been mentioned, in forums, hubs, comments, etc. I track such things as I don't have the time to read here 24/7 as some do.
Thank you. To clarify what I was talking about, if you wanted to see what someone Hubbed about you, commented about you, or mentioned about you in the forums, by name, you can put your name up there in the search box and find each instance.
Lesbians with no interest in pop music would have a myriad of negative things to say about boy bands. I'd rather spin your post into a religious debate. I use to be quite religious growing up, until I started asking questions, learning about the universe, exploring science..and ultimately concluded that Atheism isn't just a rational position, it is the ONLY rational position.
Kittens are awesome with one flaw only, they grow up to be cats. The Broadway musical has ended (finally), so maybe if the powers that be want to make us super nauseous, they can do the next best thing... a new boy band. They'll be from Japan, call it Fee-Line and dress up like Hello Kitty. Nine year olds will lose their minds!
On a side note, did any of you hear that the makers of Hello Kitty say it is not actually a cat at all, but a little girl... with whiskers... and ears... on top? I wonder if we should be insulted that they think we are that gullible, or would we be even more gullible to care?
Rats. Well, we agree on kittens being good, Boy Bands being stupid & Twilight even stupider. Not sure what you & I can disagree about. Except I do believe in the God thing. I don't have the energy to argue about that, and I believe in everyone having their own thoughts on it.
Let's gang up & argue with Paradigm & Sed Me & the others?
Ill do you one worse, Marcy. I rented the movie... the first one only. The angst of 15 year old girls around the world was palpable. I swear I could smell them sweating and crying at the same time. The whole experience could be summed up in one word... "gross." There are some things we can't un-see.
Hey there, Michael & Christin & Marcy!.....what a team you make. I agree and disagree, depending upon which statement I zero in on. Christin......awwww, C'mon girl...kittens and puppies are equally as cute & adorable. I know absolutely nothing about the Twilight series except for the names and faces of the characters, which could hardly be avoided for a while there......so obviously I wouldn't argue about Twilight. Boy bands....Now you're picking a fight with me.....on purpose...you meanies!! I love "One Direction" but before you start throwing rocks and screaming "Booooo Boooooo"......Being a Mom of 4 adult sons, I have a soft spot for "boys." Easy enough to understand.....and also, I thoroughly enjoy excellent harmony and they DO have that. So....what-a-ya-say? Can I get a pass on this one? If not then insult me if you must and I only say this because I know you won't. You're all on the "good guys" list. I KNOW, because I took a Seasonal position at the North Pole and got a peek at Santa's List.
So, now I suppose someone is going to tell me I'm both stupid and crazy because I believe in Santa. To that I say.....show me PROOF he does NOT exist!
really just want to wish ALL of you a very Happy, Healthy & Magical New Year!......Peace, Paula Kudos to our Hostess, Beth. Sed WHO? Sed me.
Ditto ladies. I adore Jimmy Fallon. I try not to miss his show. It's pretty sad to say, but if we hear awful things about him....1.)I'd be in full denial 2.) I'd forgive him anyway....or blame the devil or something.....anything but stop loving him.
Hey! Christin went off topic with kittens and puppies and their competitive cuteness, I don't see you calling the guards on her! At least my off topic comment was derived from something you mentioned in your post! Rawr!
No need for a lengthy discussion in a forum. Boy bands, Twilight, obviously target a certain demographic. So, unless you're a prepubescent girl, you're not likely to be a devout fan. It's all about making money.
Kismet - when I was the age of that demographic, I was reading legitimate literature (Brave New World, 1984, Animal Farm, etc.) - not that junk. I agree that it targets a certain demographic, but the demographic is not limited to age and gender. There's a serious decline in the quality of literature that early teens read.
Point taken Marcy, but It wasn't my intent to imply that ALL young women would be taken in by the appeal of boy bands and Twilight books. For the record, I do concur with you that they're dumb, but not without a sense of purpose. Unfortunately, 9 answers out of 10 questions is usually--monetary gain.
I'd love to argue with you on that one, Kismet (after all, that's the goal of this thread), but I agree - the bottom line is money. It just saddens me to see the way quality has suffered in that tradeoff.
Some boy bands are ok, some are crap..like everything ellse. I'd much rather be stranded on an island with a girl band however Kittens are cute, so are puppies. But lots of people can argue for one over another. Religion vs atheism should be avoided. How about 'mothers'...or 'babies'..will anyone argue about them?
I'd like to weigh in on the religious boy band that likes kittens and puppies debate:
As anyone can see from this photo, a ktten is aggresive and will attack your sweet puppy. There now, that should add fuel to the fire! The boy bands I found do not like kittens or puppies. It was all rather sad to discover that.
Ok, so I don't know much about boy bands... but I *can tell you that several singers from... NKOTB came into the last store I worked in. Nick Carter I guess? There were two girls there that adored him and would go on their cruises, go back stage etc. It would be safe to call them stalkers.
Nick is from BSB (He's the guy who is front center in the above picture, but he was only about 17 or 18 in that photo)... The guys in the photo going clockwise from top left: Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, and Howie Dorough. .... Yeah, I know what you mean about the "stalkers" - I've been to concerts, never have met them, and couldn't afford one of those cruises even if I wanted to go on one.
Oh sorry... I don't know anything. My other friend likes that guy with the goatee. They talk about them constantly. Nick lives here and the girls would follow his tweets and sit outside his gym and stuff. If he minded, he didn't complain, though he probably should have. Our store served an exclusive neighborhood where he lived... they would even drive past his house. Ay yi yi.
You're doing better than me in getting "up close and personal" -- My fave was/is Kevin (far right), but he had the nerve to leave for about 6 years!! (He's back now.) .... Nick is the most popular. His new wife is probably the most hated of the five BSB wives because of that. Fans are crazy. They get so mad if there's competition.
hahaha... you're exactly right! That's what my co worker would always say... she would go on and on about how much she hated his wife. She would say terrible things about her as if she knew her or stood ANY chance with the guy if she was out of the way. I thought it was just her. lol
My fave was the first to marry (Kevin married Kristin in 2000, and his cousin Brian married Leighanne right after in the fall of 2000) ... Kevin had met Kristin when he was 19 and she was 20, when they were working at Disney World together, long before he was a Backstreet Boy, and he always said he was grateful she had known him before he was famous. They had dated off and on all that time, though management didn't want them to be known as "attached" so he had to pretend she was his sister at times. He hated that! And then in 2000 when he and Brian got engaged, the fandom really threw a fit! But it still wasn't remotely close to what happened when Nick got married earlier this year. Lauren is definitely the hated one among them. ... No I've run across some fans who I really believe that THEY believe that one day Nick will see the light, leave Lauren, and come be with THEM forever (and of course Nick has probably never heard of them).
LOL ... Kevin has experimented with so many looks over the years (only AJ beats him on that one)... I think we could have a thread solely devoted to which Kevin look is the scariest! I vote for the braids. (These pics are in chronological order, his current look is the lower right.)
For years my older sister had an undying passion for Kevin Richardson. (He once waved to her from a tour bus after a concert and she never forgot it). Now she's grown up a bit but I found it amusing the first time I met her now-husband he had a bit of the look of Kevin Richardson, her long-time teenage love. She still remembers those Backstreet Boy days fondly....
LOL.....OMG, Beth...you're kidding, right? You're funny... That's "Keith Richards"........and he and The RS have only been around since ..(probably before you were born) forever!....Are you just playing the part of "Legally Blonde?".......LOL
Got it fixed! For future reference to all that have office chairs. Pull the lever while sitting in the chair. Sink down as low as it goes. This resets and realigns everything. Then adjust as to your specs. And this concludes my good deed post of the day.
Oh my gosh. Even I remember that name. Was he like Aaron's little brother or big brother? Oh wait... I did it again. That's was stupid. Im thinking of Aaron Carter. I really do remember that name though.
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