I listened to Gina Rinehart as she elected herself as the Youtube Queen of Australia last week. The question she asked of us all:
Where would Australia be without the mining industry?
I shook my head and thought, "Gina, you mucked up the question!" It's supposed to be:
Where would the mining industry be without Australia?
It is our soil that you are renting, Gina, that has allowed your father, you and your kin to become so obscenely wealthy. - Janet G
It's enough to make you weep! Woman still being blamed & penalised for being the carriers & carers of the next generation. Why does our society value motherhood so little. Mind you , it's not the only thing we don't value. Teachers, childcare workers, nurses, police, ambos, firies are just a few others who miss out in our increasingly materialistic world. But You are correct about Gina,Jack. What a role model! Hate to be the bitch who says it,(actually I don't) but dont you think someone with her money would have a nutritionist to help with the weight problem. Clive Palmer too, just so I'm not accused of being sexist. - Madge
Can't bear to look at photos of those bloated toads. Have they no shame? - VICTORIA Thompson
[...] Bust Out Your Inner Baby [...] - PRONKING. CARE TO JOIN US?
PRONK,Gangnam Style - Joni
Love it!! - Joni
Thank you Wendy, I'm feeling better already. And thank you also to the other commenters with their helpful suggestions. My teenager has a serious screen addiction. Another great read is Susan Maushart's The Winter Of Our Disconnect, about her 6-month experiment in internet free living. The changes to her 14 year old daughter's sleeping patterns are revealing.
xx - Loopy
Celebrity endorsements actually make me stay right away from the product. I'd rather die than ever wear a perfume spruiked by some airhead, or buy a bag pushed by some nobody who got famous for an online root, or even a product pushed by a halfway decent actress. Maybe my natural cynicism is the cause of this but I much prefer to use products that stand on their merits - word-of-mouth, consumer reviews, and recommendations from people I trust are far more effective selling points for me. I'm sure I'm not alone her?
I'm not lying I say that I literally cannot get my head around why any intelligent person would purchase something being flogged by someone with a high public profile on the delusion that some of their 'celebrity' or airbrushed/Photoshopped beauty might rub off on them. Seriously. Obviously advertisers think people are stupid and to a large extent they may well be right. Why else would they persist with this patronising fantasy flogging if people didn't lap it up? Same with 'reality' TV I suppose.
Sigh. - Ms Praxis (@MsPraxis)
Hooray! Everyone PRONK! - Wendy Harmer
Oh Wendy - this just resonated far too much for its own good:
"I also confess to purchasing some SK-II skin care in a vain bid to look a bit Cate Blanchett-ish. I imagined myself fluorescing from within, like Galadriel, Queen of the Elves… sadly I still look more like Frodo."
Sensible discussion of this whole topic aside, thanks for the Monday morning giggles! - Bec