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September 14th, 2010


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11:47 am
I forgot to mention this earlier, so I hopped on for a moment at one of the hospitals.

Last night, I gave up on a book I was reading, Celebrity Secrets by Nick Redfern (odd how that name is so similar to a Doonesbury character...). It hints at scandalous behavior of various celebrities over the last several decades, but what the author has done is to get ahold of FBI files that he retrieved by Freedom of Information Act complaints about a number of celebrities, and written about them. Just because these folks had allegations that led to FBI files doesn't mean that these allegations were true, and had they been, I'm sure the folks would have gone to trial. So, rather than continue to read the book (which made me feel vaguely dirty), I dumped it and returned it to the library.

Thank goodness I didn't waste any money on it.

(10 comments | Speak, or forever hold your peace)

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From:sekl
Date:September 14th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Aren't libraries wonderful? You can so easily dispose of books like that. In the drop box and back they go.
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From:mycroftca
Date:September 15th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
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I can tell you that my wife prefers if I store books at the library, and store DVDs at Netflix. Who knew it would end up like that?

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From:millysdaughter
Date:September 14th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
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I love my library.
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From:mycroftca
Date:September 15th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
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Such a place of wonder and mystery.

I thought that I was in heaven in my elementary school library...

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From:millysdaughter
Date:September 15th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
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Even before I started school, there was the Bookmobile that came to our neighborhood every Saturday morning. It was like having a heaven on wheels.
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From:mycroftca
Date:September 15th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Memories...

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From:annietopia
Date:September 15th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
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Okay. You are a better person than me. I would have read it. Probably felt bad and dirty afterward...but I would have read it.

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From:mycroftca
Date:September 15th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
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I have so many books that I want to read, that I often reassess what I AM reading and give up if it just doesn't cut the mustard.

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From:mdyesowitch
Date:September 24th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
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I was listening to an interview with Ian Halperin on a radio program I enjoy and he was talking about how the celebrities doesn't sue him for what he writes because they they know he says the truth. Later in the same interview, he talked about how they can't sue him because he lives in Canada and the people he profiles live in the US, so their lawyers tend to advise them against suing.

And he saw nothing logically inconsistent about that. He believes both things; that he's safe from lawsuits because he lives in a different country and that he's safe from lawsuits because he has truth on his side. I'm not saying he should move to the US, just so he can open himself up for lawsuits, but it's a bit disingenuous to assert he has the absolute truth just because he hasn't been sued successfully.
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From:mycroftca
Date:September 24th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
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I'd have to agree with you. Your reply reminds me of the reaction of celebrities to the hoard of paparazzis who follow their every move with snapping cameras. Occasionally a star will snap and strike out, and it only generates more interest, and makes these guys more money, and IIRC, the cameramen typically win, if any charges are filed.

It's not all that pretty, being a celebrity...

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