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Updated on June 10, 2012
needer? Just got hitched.
needer? Just got hitched.

There are two kinds of people in the world.

Only two. . . . those that need to be noticed and those that do not

Those that need to be noticed are constantly talking, moving, pontificating, prancing, dancing, performing, stripping, yelling, protesting, demonstrating, acting and all the time they are silently screaming, “Look at me, look at me. For crap sake look at me.”

They wrestle endlessly with the question, “What do I have to do to get noticed?”

All movie stars need to be noticed. Well isn’t that why they are movie stars? But alas as the ladies age and the men grow paunchy, the needy stars become desperate. They know time is running out.

I don’t need to tell you the extent to which these folks will go in order to keep us looking at them. The results are often quite sad, faces yanked out of shape, bodies pummeled and pounded, plugs of hair stuck in their scalps, botox injected from their faces to their butts, fat sucked out, skin acid washed and. . . . etc, etc..

Eventually I imagine they begin to suspect that all that adoration and admiration and staring is very hollow, not terribly meaningful. So they start a search for something worthwhile that will stick to them and get us to look again with adoration, something beautiful and noble that they can stick to their backs and we again will look and become awestruck.

It could be an eye boggling dress, or no clothes at all, exotic animals, or maybe a couple of adopted orphans. One sure attention grabber is the quintessential trip to India to commiserate with the poor and starving, or equally as popular with the needers are charity fundraisers. Those are the events where they can be noticed while wearing that big beautiful ‘ look at me’ sticker stuck to their backs. You’ve seen them on TV, holding hands, swaying as they sing, “We are the world.”

Ah, you say, those fund- raisers, raise funds. Yup! But how much money could they raise if they were not needers and each of them sat quietly at home and wrote a check? No overhead, no rehearsing, no songwriters, no TV time and no audience.

I’m especially amazed at the needers nudity. Are these people competing to see who can expose their private parts more grotesquely than the others? How far will the needers go in their grasp for attention? I shudder to think of movies two decades down the road.

It’s disheartening too. Remember sweet, lovely Nicole Kidman when she first appeared in American films? In a more recent movie she was filmed sitting on the toilet wiping herself. Just sayin, how desperate can you get? That kind of ruined her image.

Remember that rogue Burt Reynolds, in his ‘bandit’ movies? Now that man’s face is so yanked out of shape I cannot look at him.

And now, in the year of our Lord 2012, there’s a whole bunch more needers out there. A new variety. It’s getting pretty noisy. This new crop of needers is not even close, nor shall they ever be, to becoming movie stars, so they must work even harder at becoming noticed.

Cognizant that they don’t have a chance in hell of becoming movie stars, the new modern needers must take drastic measures to garner our attention

Those measures may be but are not limited to, showing a thong from their backside, coloring their hair bright pink, wall to wall tattoos, shaving their heads, wearing rings through their noses, ears, cheeks, eyebrows, belly buttons and yes their private parts. They may go gothic, get naked on Facebook, become gay, convert to Islam when they haven’t a clue what that means, make a sex video, kill someone and so on and so on. They even enjoy going out in a blaze of gunfire, taking their own lives, confident that they will finally get noticed.

They spend their lives screaming silently, “Look at me, Look at me. What the f. . k do I have to do to make you look at me?”

We have numerous reality television shows of ordinary, rather coarse, uneducated, vulgar, no talent people constantly on parade on the tube, doing absolutely nothing but looking untalented, vulgar, coarse and ordinary. What is that? We have these pathetic women in little groups labeled “housewives of so and so.” There is one TV channel that epitomizes this new vulgar culture and their mantra is, “Live Out Loud.”

We have the entire Kardashian family on view 24/7. A family made famous by their father attorney Kardashian who helped to get OJ Simpson acquitted from the brutal murder of his wife and friend, and provided a hiding place for OJ after the murders.

Then there are the non- needers. The scientists, doctors, servicemen, computer nerds, mothers, inventors, book writers, theologians, monks, teachers, artists, insurance salesmen, pool cleaners, city workers, poets, fathers, farmers, gardeners, truck drivers and those saints that look after animals.

These non-needers go through life quietly, taking care of business, their families, their pets and the world. They seldom get noticed. They give of their time and money to help others and they do so anonymously. They appreciate an occasional hug or an ‘atta boy’ but they don’t require it. They are the engines that keep the world turning.

We don’t need any more needers. We are overflowing with these pathetic people with nothing of value to contribute.

Let’s hear for the non-needers.

San Francisco naked bike ride.
San Francisco naked bike ride.


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      elizabeth 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Exactly. Thank you for your comment.

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      sheila b. 5 years ago

      My way of thinking about such needy people is it's their way of feeling important. And the more they do for the sake of attention, the more important they feel. Actually, though, they lack a real sense of the importance we all have, so they must do more and more for attention. They're empty people.

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      elizabeth 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      OK, Mhatter hope it shines on you then. THank you for reading my silly hub.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      you got me with this :)

      Yes i like the lime-light

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      elizabeth 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Thank you Pamela for wading through my strange hub :)

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      Pamela-anne 5 years ago from Miller Lake

      Enjoyed your hub I agree many people do fund raisers etc. for the wrong reasons to get themselves noticed as the do gooder! take care pam.