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not a ghost

San Antonio, TX

#21 May 7, 2014
RACE wrote:
1 I dont suppose you ever entertained the idea of asking your kid?
2 She sounds like a hoot! Keep her drunk and record it!
3 I have not idea, This would never occur to me.
This!!! Team RACE.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#22 May 7, 2014
Pippa wrote:
1: To all my friends here, I'd like to offer a sincere thanks for overlooking my internet ineptitude when I first started reading and posting on this site. I didn't understand certain acronyms and you didn't make fun of me but pointed out that I could google them to get the needed information. You were all very nice about it. So now I know that if I don't understand a certain "new" term, I can google it. But that was a few years ago and my grandson is now a teenager which means the lw is certainly younger than I. I agree that this woman should have simply asked her son what the term means. And you'd think that by this time, most folks would know about Google and the other web search engines. I might add that although I had heard the term "twerking," I had no idea what it was or interested enough to find out. So I learned something today but at the moment it holds little interest. If anything, it makes me think what my own elders thought about rock and roll way back when: The world is going to h--- in a handbasket." I just hope I never have to see anyone, not even Miley Cyrus, doing this. ;-) But to each his/her own. I do sincerely hope my grandkids don't start doing this.
And here I thought you'd be the queen of twerking.

And I admit I've never heard the term either until miley syrus. Didn't see the awards but like tonka said, it was plastered everywhere. It really is surprising that you and the lw didn't come across it before now

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#23 May 7, 2014
I had no idea what it was either. I just guessed it was another form of tweeting, or instagram or whatever.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#24 May 7, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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And here I thought you'd be the queen of twerking.
And I admit I've never heard the term either until miley syrus. Didn't see the awards but like tonka said, it was plastered everywhere. It really is surprising that you and the lw didn't come across it before now
And here I thought that twerk was the past pluperfect of tweak .

Does anyone else think Billy Rat Cyrus should be made the poster boy on how not to raise a child? He could tie with Lindsay Lohan's parents

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#25 May 7, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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And here I thought that twerk was the past pluperfect of tweak .
Does anyone else think Billy Rat Cyrus should be made the poster boy on how not to raise a child? He could tie with Lindsay Lohan's parents
Is Miley that much more outrageous than Madonna was? I see her act as marketing. Keeps people talking about her. So she does not fall out of the public conscious like Hilary Duff. I predict she will umdergo several image changes along the way, like Madonna, provided she can remain ...relevant.

As for Billy Ray, I see him as the poster child for how to not style your hair.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#26 May 7, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Is Miley that much more outrageous than Madonna was? I see her act as marketing. Keeps people talking about her. So she does not fall out of the public conscious like Hilary Duff. I predict she will umdergo several image changes along the way, like Madonna, provided she can remain ...relevant.
As for Billy Ray, I see him as the poster child for how to not style your hair.
Maybe it's because I was a teen when Madonna hit the scene, but I don't remember her as being that outrageous. Sure, she showed a little tit and sang about stuff that shocked some of the of the more conservative sectors of our society, but imo, it was nowhere near the level that Miley has attained. She will show that tongue or that crotch at the drop of a hat. I'm frankly sick of seeing her vijayjay all spread out with a barely-there thong saving me from seeing the whole thing.

I think the real reason people are so shocked by her current behavior is because previously she had been a "nice girl" that people didn't mind their children watching on TV. Parents that really weren't paying that much attention were fine with letting their kids watch "Hannah Montana" on some awards show, not expecting the crotch-rubbing and twerking antics that their poor innocent babes saw. I think if my kids had been into HM and then saw *that*, I'd be a little pissed too.

Since: Mar 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#27 May 7, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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And here I thought that twerk was the past pluperfect of tweak .
Ha, that reminds me of the first-time visitor to Boston -- he was hungry for a nice seafood dinner and asked the cabdriver if there was anyplace he could get scrod this time of night!

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#28 May 7, 2014
I never heard of twerking before either.
And at least Madonna made some good music that people still listen to. I was listening to True Blue just the other day as a matter of fact.
And I am listening to Rachmaninov right now. I highly doubt Ms. Cyrus's music will be played in generations to come, but I could be wrong.
I'm not familliar with her music, which is saying something.
Pippa

Hancock, NY

#29 May 7, 2014
RACE wrote:
I had no idea what it was either. I just guessed it was another form of tweeting, or instagram or whatever.
Thank you, Race. I knew I liked you before but I do even more now. ;-) Really, there's so much "new" stuff out there that it's impossible to know or follow all of it. At least if a person has a life other than the new technology, entertainment industry, and so forth. And I don't follow celebrity news other than when I'm totally bored waiting on line at a supermarket or Walmart. I admit that I then read the covers of any publications near the check out line. Still, I had no idea what twerking was and if anything I thought the same as you - another form of electronic communication via the internet or phone messaging. I used to be the "computer expert" in our family. No longer. I can no longer keep up with this stuff. ;-)
Pippa

Hancock, NY

#30 May 7, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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And here I thought that twerk was the past pluperfect of tweak .
Does anyone else think Billy Rat Cyrus should be made the poster boy on how not to raise a child? He could tie with Lindsay Lohan's parents
You're probably right. I feel sorry for those kids. I can't help but feel they were "used" by their parents and this is their form of rebellion. Another one was Britney Spears. She was a horrible influence on young girls and I refused to buy Pepsi because she was in their ads. I haven't heard much about her in quite awhile but I do hope she finally straightened out her life. Hopefully the others will too but only time will tell. Lives ruined because of parents' greed for money and/or fame. Makes me mad.

Regarding the twerking thing, there's a word it reminds me of: twerp. ;-)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#31 May 7, 2014
squishymama wrote:
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Maybe it's because I was a teen when Madonna hit the scene, but I don't remember her as being that outrageous. Sure, she showed a little tit and sang about stuff that shocked some of the of the more conservative sectors of our society, but imo, it was nowhere near the level that Miley has attained.
While true, I think that is true of the entertainment industry as a whole. Each generation pushes the envelope farther than the one before. The Rolling Stones sang Let's Spend SOME TIME Together cause Let's Spend the NIGHT Together was too risque for tv. The Doors got banned from The Ed Sullivan Show for singing "girl we couldn't get much HIGHER". A few decades later Tom Petty's singing "let's roll another joint", Afroman's singin "I was gonna lick your p#$$y too, but then I got high", and Buck Cherry's screamin "I love the cocaine!". When judged against the climate of the entertainment industry at the time, I think Madonna was just as "shocking" as Miley Cyrus is today.
squishymama wrote:
I think the real reason people are so shocked by her current behavior is because previously she had been a "nice girl" that people didn't mind their children watching on TV. Parents that really weren't paying that much attention were fine with letting their kids watch "Hannah Montana" on some awards show, not expecting the crotch-rubbing and twerking antics that their poor innocent babes saw. I think if my kids had been into HM and then saw *that*, I'd be a little pissed too.
And that is precisely why I think she did it. Image change. How many people are still talking about her from a Hannah Montana perspective? I think this was her way to bury the child star persona.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#32 May 7, 2014
Pippa wrote:
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You're probably right. I feel sorry for those kids. I can't help but feel they were "used" by their parents and this is their form of rebellion. Another one was Britney Spears. She was a horrible influence on young girls and I refused to buy Pepsi because she was in their ads. I haven't heard much about her in quite awhile but I do hope she finally straightened out her life. Hopefully the others will too but only time will tell. Lives ruined because of parents' greed for money and/or fame. Makes me mad.
Regarding the twerking thing, there's a word it reminds me of: twerp. ;-)
I could be wrong, but I'm gonna guess Billy Ray Cyrus did not use his daughter for money. He was famous in his own right thru his country music career and was his own tv show when Miley was on Disney. I doubt he was hurtin for money.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#33 May 7, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
I think Madonna was just as "shocking" as Miley Cyrus is today.
But Madonna was never a former "good girl" child TV star. Therein lies the difference
Mister Tonka wrote:
I think this was her way to bury the child star persona.
That's exactly what she's trying to do

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#34 May 7, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I could be wrong, but I'm gonna guess Billy Ray Cyrus did not use his daughter for money. He was famous in his own right thru his country music career and was his own tv show when Miley was on Disney. I doubt he was hurtin for money.
Who doesn't want more money? His daughter has a singing voice and can act well enough to get her own show and is relatively attractive. Exploit, exploit, exploit

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