Sunday, May 20, 2012

Magpie 118

Marc Chagall
1967 ~ The Circus With The Yellow Clown



star power 
movie stars and athletes 
well aware exposure is the key
creating in us the desire
to crave more, always more ..
  a ruthless industry able and willing 
to ferret out the most salacious and revealing
damage control way beyond reach ..
star power  ~  it's contagious
whatever the cost, send in the tabloids
make clowns of us all

27 comments:

  1. This could be an added verse to the song; Send in the Clowns!
    Re tabloids; I have almost run out of salt 'for taking with a pinch of'. It seems we are cursed, you and I, like other clowns, who realise that tabloids are show biz, selling dreams and telling lies; nothing to do with reality. Reality comes with hard work and wisdom. Love the current "avatar", cheeky!

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  2. I could hear "send in the clowns" too, and they are just a bunch of clowns, those tabloid writers and readers for that matter.

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  3. It isn't just in print either. Tabloid news has it's own televised versions and on slow news days, frequently appears on the national news broadcast. It's how ministers talk to each other in parliament too. Sheesh!! Personalities seem more important than events, a tragedy of our lifetime. Thank you for sharing these truths, Helen.

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  4. oh they are def clowns as well...and we bite hook line and sinker on it...and it sells...people want to know...its graduated a bit in the day and age...we call it facebook now where you can peek in and see...haha

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  5. I deliver all those magazines like Us and People and The Star and everything, and I have no idea whatsoever why people give a rat's behind about a bunch of shallow cookie-cutter celebrities, but they do.

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  6. I like this like, it so true, the celebrity's the tell all mags and us wanting to read them and see them.

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  7. Star Power is portent! The engine that shoved down our throats all those crap. Big money is involved for the stars and around the adverts and the promotions. We'll be bombarded in any case. The good thing is that it's all up to us whether we want to be bothered or not! Good write Helen!

    Hank

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  8. this is really important, the whole competition aspect, the need to be loved, and noticed


    show's about to begin

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  9. I enjoy your twist of clownship here! Still bring on the real clowns for me!

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  10. This is so true! I never pay attention to the drama in the star's lives. They don't pay attention to mine...

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  11. Tabloids are horrid! you certainly got the competition end right-

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  12. But we are too public here to criticize...

    (0)

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  13. This is SO good! Fantastic take on the picture.

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  14. I like your poetic commentary. I for one don't read the tabloids, hardly watch the news. I like being counter-cultural that way.

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  15. Original interpretation of the prompt.
    And meaningful!

    =)

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  16. I loved where this prompt went. Fascinating - and so true.

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  17. I would never have thought of going down this road but then again I'm not and you and you are brilliant. Such a clever piece of writing.

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  18. Tabloids thrive on making a circus out of everyone and everything they touch. Brilliant commentary.

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  19. And yet we keep on buying into it...more, more! ...brilliant point of view!

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  20. great take on the picture ...really enjoyed this ..thank you for sharing x

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  21. you couldn't have said it better- what is it about devouring curiousity?
    How could anyone put up with those intense spotlights focused on all your privacy? Not me.

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  22. I thought Send In The Clowns here too...

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  23. Very interesting effort, thanks

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  24. wowo. you have poemed up this new era of gossip beautifully.

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