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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My Take

A Quick Update

Dancing With The Stars - So, far this television season has not been a very exciting one in the reality genre and that was true of the premier of Dancing With The Stars. Maybe it was just opening night jitters and will improve over the next few weeks. Gotta say, I was kind of clinching my teeth and peeking with one eye, when Heather Mills’ turn came around. I DID NOT want to see that woman lose her balance and go sprawling across the dance floor. Thankfully, she did very well and was inspirational to others that are overcoming physical limitations.

American Idol – Hey! I give up! I say go ahead and give it to Sanjaya Malakar and save us the suspense. There would be a certain poetic justice if such a thing should happen. Simon Cowell would be stuck with the contract for the next year and that might teach him a small amount of humility. Nah….. lol

Anna Nicole Smith – All I can say about this story is that Marilyn Monroe died August 1962 and people are still talking about the circumstances surrounding her death; this mystery will not be going away anytime in the near future.

Message Boards – Like the sands through an hour glass so are the days of our forums. Is there something written in the moderator by-laws that require them to take turns throwing pity parties? It becomes increasingly difficult to take anyone seriously, when they never follow through with their promises.

Discussion forums are like any other social activity and will tend to attract like-minded people. That is understood and perfectly acceptable, but the regrettable thing with most of the boards I have discussed is that they have chosen to use the name of a victim as their focal point. That raises the bar and implies a certain diplomacy and respectability that consistently fails expectations.

Natalee Holloway – News is extremely sparse. Beyond the typical speculation the only thing I have learned recently is that trouble was no stranger to Joran Van Der Sloot while he was at ISA. Of course, he never had to deal with the consequences of his actions, because his mother was also at the school and was very quick to intervene. Perhaps, if he had learned a few life lessons during those school days, we would not even be discussing the disappearance of Natalee Holloway now.