Sunday, April 6, 2008

FUN MONDAY - Celebrity Crush


The Strange and magnificent Jo Beaufoix is our host for this weeks hostess for this weeks FUN MONDAY. The task:
I want to know about your first ‘celebrity’ crush. You know, the one you fancied from that band, or that film, or who read the news, or who won Gold at the Olympics

This assignment proved to be difficult. No poster or pin-up no celebrity crushes. The bedroom d├ęcor was darn near that of a monastic cell. A world map on the back of the door and a picture of Jesus.
Can’t remember when it first started but:
1. Actors are nothing more the very pretty professional liars. Isn’t it a PLAY that they put on.
2. Athletes are nothing more than over grown kids that PLAY a game.
3. And Musicians while there is talent, again they PLAY for a living.
All of these thing are activates you do for entertainment, not something to be admired or adored it is PLAY. The gavaging of celerity sicken me. So no celebrity crushes. Sorry for being sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dull.
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26 comments:

Alison said...

this is exactly how I feel nowadays...but 25 years ago..not so much..thank goodness I grew up though!

Sauntering Soul said...

I agree with Alison. I was a sucker for a cute teen star back in the day. Today, not so much.

JennV said...

I understand about the room... but my Closet knew better! LOL! Have a Fun Monday!

Pamela said...

I've often had similar thoughts)
...
But credit is due some great atheletes and musicians who've worked very hard to be proficient. They had to be ambitious, dedicated, and consistent in their work ethics to make their goal. How I love to hear a symphony play... yes play... but they worked!!
I love to watch an accomplished ice-skater float effortlessly over the ice. But the effort was there.

notice I didn't mention actors? I'm on strike from them this year. (:

Jo Beaufoix said...

Not dull, just honest, and that's fine by me. Strange and magnificent?
That made me smile too. Have a great day. :)

Celeste said...

I, too, never quite understood the swooning over celebrities; although Barry Manilow and one other made it through that barrier (although they never made it to a poster on my wall).

Sayre said...

I can understand that NOW, but back then? Raging hormones had to find an outlet somewhere and kids weren't just jumping into bed at the drop of a hat back then. Crushes were a harmless and safe outlet. Perhaps they should make a comeback!!

SwampAngel65 said...

Are you being "honest", dear Dungarees Ablaze? No crushes at all?

While I will agree that athletes are extremely overpaid for playing a game(you could feed a whole town in Bolivia for what they make in a year), I cannot say the same for actors and musicians. Besides, the question wasn't about money or ethics...it was about the first crush you had when you were a kid! BEFORE such moral questions entered our brains. Geeeeesh....

I bet "the truth" is that you had an extreme hankering for Mr. Greenjeans on the Captain Kangaroo show and are just too embarasses to admit it.

Rose said...

You have same very good points. I was never the kind of going crazy and scream over any celebrities. But having a healthy crush I think is only part of being a teenager. I like your honesty though.

mjd said...

Interesting perspective, you are so right.

ChrisB said...

It's great you are honest. I do feel celebrities are treated very differently these days to how they were when I was growing up in the 50's.

jientje said...

That's quite a different take on this subject, it comes as a bit of a surprise to me, but thanks for sharing!

Rosie said...

Over from Jo's. Loved the post, very original, and very true!

Melanie said...

I wasn't allowed to have celebrity posters.... at home... but my locker always had some cute teen
star.

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Mariposa said...

Ha! Well, so true yet, I love Pierce Brosnan! LOL

Faye said...

I hear you. Today, I'm afraid to really get excited about a politician or other celebrity. They always seem to disappoint. Not my state of mind many years ago though.

Jan said...

Thanks for the honesty. No, celebs for me, either.

kitten said...

I guess that's why I liked Bear and the Big truck. LOL!

coloursofdawn said...

I am with you on that, but didn't give it such clinical thought, just thought the crushes were weird.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Very valid points and very honest too! But then, what is life without a little fantasy to escape to now and again!?

jennifer said...

Your feelings are my feelings now (I don't know the names of people who play on Tv and Movies anymore) but I was VERY succeptible to crushes way back when. Being an only child for so long and having less than interested parents, I had to occupy my time and mind with something!!

Have alovely week and thanks for stopping by.

Jennifer

Patience-please said...

True actors and musicians are artists and for me, that can be inspiring.
I don't think anyone's response is "better"; I loved your perspective!

Kaytabug said...

I feel the same way as you, now...but
I still can appreciate fine art. Even if it's only skin deep. ;)

My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

I can't help it, I was a dreamer. Still am, I think, do this day. Call it the artist in me.

nikki

lisa marie said...

I've always been pretty much that way too. :)

holly said...

dungarees ablaze...that's not your way of saying 'pants on fire'...is it? that's not your code for not completely truthful...are you having us on? no crush at all? no 'okay but if they walked in the room *this minute* i'd have to think twice before jumping on their motorbike?' no? okay.

sorry, i like to tease.

veru nice post.