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15 January 2008 @ 01:23 pm
I Hope They Can See This Because I'm Doing It As Hard As I Can  
This is just a little whopping great 'fuck you' to the culture that drools over celebrities so much that every little insignificant action they take gets spread across the world in a matter of minutes.

Why my gesture of hatred? Because some bimbo who is famous for doing nothing gets headlines everyday simply for going out to dinner, but it took the New York Times five fucking days to report the death of Vampira.

You know why this is? Because all you sad little fools who are addicted to star-fucking hero-worship of these useless toads have made it so that both Hollywood and the media don't have to try anymore, they just spoon-feed you whatever crap they scrape off of their shoes and you take it and smile.

EDIT: OK, OK, I admit, this case is a little more personal to me. After all, there are two generations that don't even know who she is, really, and even among those that do, some thought of her as some kind of joke or schlock. Still, it shows something, to me...something that a wish more people would see.
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
UnRepentantunrepentant on January 15th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Not sure what you're surprised at. She was a cult star and off the radar to most everyone else except us fans.

I mean, I'm with ya on this but I'm definitely not surprised. Hell, I'm more surprised they DID mention it.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Reanimatearchmage on January 15th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, not surprised. Just annoyed.
UnRepentant: UnR GrafCanunrepentant on January 15th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
I hear ya, man.

This makes me wonder what the hell Joe Bob Briggs is up to these days. I know Elvira has some DVDs out with schlocky movies with her commentary. I wish they'd release some with him.
thndrchldthndrchld on January 17th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)

In case you are still wondering...damn, I just thought about this guy the other day and figured he had faded away somewhere!
mattsbrat on January 15th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
I watched "Inside Edition" for the first time in a very long time the other night and I was thinking along the same lines as you. They were showing Britney just hanging around outside of her home, smoking. So what?

You're right, the people have made it the way it is.

It's not NEWS anymore. Vampira's death? That was news, it should've been mentioned a lot sooner.

I barely know anything about her, I wasn't what you'd call a huge fan, but she's made enough of an impact to at least be somewhat known.

It's more news than watching celebs do human things.
My Life As A Military Wife & Motherbabyinga on January 15th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Well I'm ashamed. I am not one that gives two shit about celebrities other than who dies and why. When you first posted about Vampira passing I thought to myself damn that sucks she was hot. After reading this article I need to hang my head real low. I confused Vampira with Elvira!!!! Even worse I know the difference between the two.

*bends over to receive kick to the @ss*
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: AMPDarchmage on January 16th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
Aw, you know I could never do that to ya.

I'll get someone else to do it.
Taraainabarad on January 16th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I've heard of her. She always sounded awesome to me. 85!!! I'm glad it sounds as though she lived a full life.

I know what you mean, I can't stand hearing about celebrities. It's like society worships them anymore. I could see the question "Who wants to wipe Tom Cruise's ass next?" being fought over. It's fucking stupid. You could say I don't give a rat's ass about celebrities so I completely understand what you mean. Yet another thing we have in common! LOL

*huge hugs*
Dave: britvoicetrack on January 16th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
Britney said whut?!?!!

No argument here. My feelings on this subject are well known.
thndrchldthndrchld on January 17th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I get your point, and I will repeat this, just for you. BTW I had heard of her, or course, but her show went off the air before even *I* was born...
"Then the time comes when it is clear nothing new or important will be done; and one draws out the ledger and begins to itemize what there is, of value, that can be offered to posterity. And here a good deed, and there an act of courage; during this year one worthy story was told, during that decade involvement in an important social movement. If there are babies, that is logged on. If there are books, they are noted. Loving friends. Wives and husbands. Kindness to small animals. A hill bearing your name. But the laurels you counted on, they've turned to dust.

Cultural amnesia. Yesterday is buried. Who ever heard to Crispus Attucks, or Edward Yashinsky, Bettie Page or Wendell Willkie, Preacher Roe or Memphis Minnie Douglas? Seven people in all the world remember them. Just you and I, and five others.

These things are important to me; but when I go... that they ever happened will pass from the world. The awards won, the escapades mythologized, the love spent so unwisely... it all grows clouded in the mirror, and the mirror is covered with a white sheet, and the ancient furniture is stored away, and one night when it gets cold the old furniture is broken up for kindling. Then who is to say what was important when this one lived, or that one made his mark?

In the ocean of time it is merest chance that saves the handful from oblivion. ~HE