The Double Standard of Celebrities and Us Common Folks

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Yup, we seen the double standard before.  Some normal easy going college student with a sense of humor does something that gives the rest of us a chuckle and gets him his 15 minutes of fame.  Shortly there after, he gets arrested and is in deep doodoo.  Never mind that even the construction company he did damage against thought it was funny and got a laugh and free positive publicity out of it to the point they they refused to press changes and want him to do another one.  He’ll soon be paying for his deeds and learning not to drop the soap.

But watch as a celebrity like Jessica Alba defaces property multiple times and she gets away with it with a quick signature on one of her checks.  I wonder how many minutes of work it’ll take for her to make that money back.  Notice that this time around when the property owners shrug off pursuing the matter, the police back off as well.  Maybe Joseph Carnevale should have done a couple of “nude” scenes as well.  I would suggest Jessica Alba cover his legal fees but we all know that won’t happen.

Do You Have Your Converter Box Yet?

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I was reading this article on the WSOC website about the pending change from analog television signal to a digital one starting on February 17th, 2009.  That’s only a couple of months away.  After that date, local television states will only broadcast a digital signal.  At least that’s what’s planned for here in the United States.

The cool thing is that the government is printing up these coupons where you can basically get a converter box for a small amount of money.  Neat, right?  Never mind that they’re spending tax money to support businesses and all that.

Here’s the problem.  The change over occurs on February 17th, right?  As I read the article, the coupons won’t be going out until the converter boxes are in stores.  No problem with that but the boxes themselves aren’t due until “the end of February or first of March.

Anyone else concerned about the boxes not being available until after the change over occurs?

Bond’s Moneypenny, Lois Maxwell, dies

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Swiped from here:

Lois Maxwell, who starred as Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond
movies, has died, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Sunday. She
was 80.

The Canadian-born actress starred alongside Sean Connery in the
first James Bond movie, “Dr. No,” in 1962 as the secretary to M, the
head of the secret service.

She died Saturday night at Fremantle Hospital near her home in Perth, Australia, the BBC cited a hospital official as saying.

Bond star Roger Moore said she was suffering from cancer.

“It’s rather a shock,” Moore, who had known her since they were
students at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1944, told BBC radio.

“She was always fun and she was wonderful to be with,” he said.

Born Lois Hooker in Ontario, Canada, in 1927, she began her acting
on radio before moving to Britain with the Entertainment Corps of the
Canadian army at the age of 15, the BBC said.

In the late 1940s, she moved to Hollywood and won a Golden Globe for her part in the Shirley Temple comedy “That Hagen Girl.”

After working in Italy, she returned to Britain in the mid-1950s.

In addition to her 14 appearances as Miss Moneypenny, she also acted
in Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” and worked on TV shows including “The
Saint,” “The Baron, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased),” and “The
Persuaders!,” the BBC said.

She was 58 when she appeared in her final Bond film, 1985’s “A View
To A Kill.” She was replaced by 26-year-old Caroline Bliss for “The
Living Daylights.”

Her last film was a 2001 thriller called “The Fourth Angel,” alongside Jeremy Irons.

I’m trying to find a clip to put up here but I can’t find anything to embed. 🙁

edit: Here we go.

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The Father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby is…

Anyone else troubled over the legal battle going on over who the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby is? Sure, we now know that Dickhead, I mean Birkhead is the father. of course we now also know that Dickhead, I mean Birkhead was sleeping around with Smith who, in turn was sleeping around with a whole mess of other guys. Wasn’t like a dozen guys trying to claim that the baby was theres? Is anyone else bothered about all this?

I’m surprised Larry Flint didn’t step forward with a claim.

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