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A big lover of all types of media, from Movies to Video Games, Books to Music, Television to Stage.



Okay, here's the deal: Blogger has been having problems with their counters as of late, specifically with those blogs marked as having adult content. Now, this particular blog was marked as adult content since it is written as a train of thought, including all the rotten language that flows through my head constantly :) As a result, I marked it adult for that, not for having pornographic photos all over the place. So, simply put, be aware that there is language on this blogsite, and if you are offended don't bother complaining because I wrote this so that you'd know it before reading, and it is your fault if you don't believe me and decide to possibly get offended anyway. If language of a vulgar nature might make you upset, go read something by Disney.


Time For Another Reality Check

Okay, before I get too deep into this topic, because frankly I currently have no idea where my thoughts will take it, I have to give mention to the person who inspired it.  I am following a lovely woman in Manchester, UK on Twitter by the name of Regan-Piacarra Dyce and without her this particular post would not have been written.  So, for good or for ill, thank you.  Funnily enough, she asked me to stop following her during the discussion that set off this post as well.  Whatever, I'm writing it here anyway, and as an added bonus I'll post her Twitter here as well: @ReganPiaCarra

Now then, here is the gist of the conversation:  This woman is apparently in awe of Justin Bieber.  I'm saying that there was a day about a week ago when, for about ten tweets in a row, she was praising him.  She was tweeting to him about how great it was to meet him, etc.. and I found it a little off-putting.  Not because I hate Justin Bieber, but because she was putting a person on a pedestal that they didn't deserve.  Nobody should be idolized to the point that his every breath is noted by magazines or tabloid television shows.  I'm certain the surviving Beatles would agree.

Today's particular conversation came about as a result of April Fool's Day.  She was saying that it was after noon, and that it was time to stop with the pranks already.  I agree, but mentioned to her that it isn't after noon everywhere yet, and told her that I was from Canada.  This lead immediately to her commenting about Justin Bieber being from Canada, and I joked that every country has it's faults.  Keep in mind that I'm, even now, still smiling about all of this.  However, she took that as some kind of seriously personal slight against a pop star that she has met once and doesn't appear to have any other actual connection to in real life, and the next thing I know she is getting her back up about the fact that I stated that as Canadians we aren't particularly showy about our skills and talents, and that we as a country (excepting 14 and 15 year old girls) are pretty tired of hearing about him all over the place whenever we open a magazine or turn on the television.

She fired back that 'JB' as she calls him is well aware of where he is from and quite proud of it.  I agreed that while that is true, it doesn't mean that Canadians in general aren't tired of the media overkill.  At that point, she asked me to unfollow her, and told me to, what was it now, oh yes, 'snore off.'  Not sure what that is supposed to mean, but nevertheless I then asked her whether she wanted me to unfollow her due to my having a different opinion from hers, or whether it was more to do with the fact that I didn't put Justin Bieber on the same pedestal she was putting him on.  And, at this point, it must be mentioned that the core of this post was then uttered by me, in what must have been a rude and insulting fashion:

I mentioned that I think it is ridiculous that his hair is currently on tour.

Yes, for those of you who don't know, and unfortunately for me I am actually aware of this silliness, Justin Bieber's recently cut hair is now going on it's own North American tour.  I shit you not.  This is what is now passing as a good idea for the furthering of a pop star's career.  Now, I am aware that the proceeds of people PAYING to see his hair and get PICTURES with it are going to a charity, possibly even one to help Japan after their terrible earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters...but come on people, we're now forking over money to see what other people throw in the garbage after sweeping the floor?  Is this planet for real?  Do a telethon, do a PSA, play a concert where the proceeds go towards helping Japan...but sending out your hair for a tour?

Anyway, suddenly the conversation stopped from her end.  Possibly it is due to the fact that suddenly she realized that she is a grown woman worshipping at the feet of someone who thinks they are so high and mighty above the rest of us that even his hair warrants it's own followers.  Wouldn't be surprised to hear about a new Twitter account and a calendar featuring the hair, and just the hair.  Seriously, this is something to laugh at, shake your head, say 'How ridiculous,' and then go back to caring about things that actually matter in the world, like whether Libya will ever get it's freedom.  Or perhaps she realized that she was having an argument with someone who simply doesn't share her views and was therefore going to talk about other things rather than get her panties in a bunch about something so trivial.

Regardless, I sent out a Follow Friday link to her Twitter feed, and left it at that.  Oh, and for the record, I also mentioned that Canadians as a whole are generally tired of hearing about Celine Dion as well, but that didn't seem to bother her in the least, as she responded that she couldn't care less about her.

At the moment, it appears as though she has not blocked me from reading her tweets, though I am not certain she hasn't blocked herself from receiving any tweets I send mentioning her.  Either way, once this is posted, I will be making a point of tweeting the post as usual, but also I will be sending one her way specifically.  I'm not about to say things about anyone without their direct knowledge of exactly what I have said, and will fight to ensure that they have a way to comment back in a public forum to make certain their side of the story sees the light of day as well.  It's only fair, and people who don't allow others to voice opinions on what is said about them are cowards.

That being said, I just want to reiterate the opinion behind this post:  Justin Bieber is a human being who happens to be talented in a field that gives him much publicity.  As a Canadian, I am tired of hearing about how wonderful he is.  If I enjoyed his music, I would STILL be tired of hearing about him all the time.  Why?  Simply stated, because I am an adult and realize that a person's popularity is low on the list of things that are of concern the world over.  I respect his artistry, I think it's great that he has a sense of humour about himself, and I'm glad he's true to his roots - but I don't wish to hear about how incredible he is everywhere I go for information or entertainment.

Oh, and the touring hair is just ridiculous.

I have no hard feelings towards Regan-Piacarra Dyce whatsoever, so if you are on Twitter give her a follow.  And if she is still mad at me, tell her to by all means let me know it.  Oh, and if you are in fact reading this, you can talk to me through the comment box below (for a public tar and feathering) or my e-mail at