a message from jeterville...
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Before I get going too much I wanted to make sure that you all noticed that I added links on my 'jeterville' page to some underground comic works by a friend of mine. They are sick and twisted tales, but if you like extremely sick, trailer park humor then you'll love this stuff. You can go directly to it by visiting: http://filmguy.home.mindspring.com/mamasn00.htm
SO anyway, I've been thinking lately...
Over the last couple years, a serious crop of beautiful 'young' people have been emerging in the entertainment industry, supplying America -- and the world -- with some serious 'eye candy', but not a whole lot of substance. Oh sure, I could name names, (Britney Spears) but that's not what I'm here to do (98 Degrees) -- although I'm pretty sure that it woud be pretty easy for each one of you to come up with at least one person (Ricky Martin) that reperesents what I am talking about. In fact, I'll bet you have someone in mind right now! (Sandra Bullock)
Anyway, many of us have been so distracted by this 'image is everything' smokescreen that we've abandoned people that we used to revere without question both for their talent and their beauty. Once again, I won't name names -- but I too have been guilty of this. Here's some questions for you to ponder on the subject. Write me if you have an opinion or have answers to any of them...
1. Why is it that so many people are choosing 'style' over substance?
2. Who out of this emerging crop do you consider a legitimate talent with staying power? Why?
3. Finally, fill in the blanks
I would love to spend an entire weekend discovering the real talents of ____________________ !
No matter who else comes along, I will ALWAYS be madly in love with _____________________.
Answer as many as you care to or none at all. Of course I have my own opinions on the matter, which I'll reveal in the near future, but I would really like your thoughts on this. For now though, I will give you my answer for question number 3.
I would love to spend an entire weekend discovering the real talents of Drew Barrymore !
Why Drew? I happen to think that she has a 'realistic' edge to her that most of the others don't. For one thing, she has flaws -- very visible and very public ones! For another thing, I'm banking that most folks have not seen the bulk of her best talents! YIKES!
No matter who else comes along, I will ALWAYS be madly in love with Gene Tierney.
I fell in love with Gene Tierney after seeing her in Laura and have never looked back.
So I've been trying to figure out what to do with this space and have come to the conclusion that it will probably vary from day to day, depending on what's on my mind when I sit down to write. For instance, if I feel that I have something important to say, I'll say it here. If I just want to have some fun -- I'll do that too! Or if I decide I want to write some off-the-wall diatribe about why Brooke Shields should keep one eye-brow instead of 'plucking' for two, I may just indulge myself. Some days I may even ramble on about nothing -- like today! But what the heck. It's MY page -- Right?!
Also, from time-to-time, I hope to have 'guest messengers' to help fill those days when I have a severe case of writer's block. Perhaps someday I will post a message from you?
Anyway. It's nearly the end of May, and we're about to embark on another typical PNW summer here in jeterville. We expect it to arrive shortly after the 4th of July -- as usual -- and are trying to figure out what to do if summer happens to arrive on a weekend this year! Any suggestions? Actually, this year instead of waiting for the sun to come to us, many residents of jeterville -- both permanent and temporary residents -- have made plans to go find it. Some are going to Orlando, while others plan to do the So-Cal thang. Either way, I'm sure that everyone will manage to find some sun before the October rains are upon us.
What about you? Any big plans for the summer?
Well then. I'm sure that you're saying "It's about time that idiot updated his web-site!"
However, I am rushing to get this update posted, so the content isn't quite complete -- including this message and a new RAGE! You see, I have to fight for computer time these days, but I'm sure that will change once school is out!
I did manage to add a new poem -- by ariana, and a new 'legend' about something that recently happened to a close pal of mine -- so check 'em out, then check back here next week for new content -- I promise!!!
PS: A special thanks to those who've
been visiting despite 'no updates' -- you know who you are!
I've been checking my webstats, and they're pretty consistant! Thanks again!
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