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July 29, 2002
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Wildfires. Mine disasters. Britney giving the finger to Meixcans.

Yes really.
posted by PinkStainlessTail (29 comments total)

 
'Cuz I wanted my first post to be utterly trivial.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:49 AM on July 29, 2002


And, uh, that would be Mexicans, not Meixcans. Phooey.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:52 AM on July 29, 2002


I'd say you succeeded admirably PinkStainlessTail.
posted by patrickje at 8:54 AM on July 29, 2002


Wildfires. Mine disasters. Farkification.
posted by rlef98 at 8:56 AM on July 29, 2002


Speaking of Britney...

My daughter Sarah and I were at the mall yesterday, and she saw a billboard ad for Britney's skates [flash]. My daughter decided that Britney looked like a "scary cheese monster*" and was "icky". Sarah is 8, which I would guess is the lower end of Britney-fan age. Is Britney losing her appeal? (quite possibly it's only that Sarah has better musical taste).

*to see the picture that prompted the cheese comment, go to the skate site and click on the Woman's skate link
posted by jazon at 8:58 AM on July 29, 2002


Mission accomplished, man. I can't wait for your next FPP
Get some sources, help yourself
posted by matteo at 8:59 AM on July 29, 2002


Solution to the possible Britney Backlash. For the sake of the nation, Britney must take this brave new path.
posted by insomnyuk at 8:59 AM on July 29, 2002


mmmm, cheese.

...but really, she just doesn't make my heart thump, at least when she is dancing/talking/singing/moving. Stills aren't so bad.
posted by tomplus2 at 9:12 AM on July 29, 2002


Ewwww!!! There's no telling where that finger's been!! Yuck!!
posted by nofundy at 9:31 AM on July 29, 2002


I was thinking about news as well, when the second story of the lunchtime BBC news was this. Bothered?
posted by ajbattrick at 9:33 AM on July 29, 2002


ajbattrick: In UK political / Tory party terms it's pretty big news for the end of July.
posted by i_cola at 9:47 AM on July 29, 2002


Forget the backlash - I'll always be loyal to Boards of Canada, even if Marcus and Michael's looks have faded, and my taste in fashion has moved on away from anoraks and winter hats. I heart boc 4evah!
posted by shortfuse at 9:51 AM on July 29, 2002


Owillis, man..... you better talk to your girl.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:03 AM on July 29, 2002


Hmmm, that looks more like her ring finger than her middle finger to me.
posted by blm at 10:06 AM on July 29, 2002


Hmmm, that looks more like her ring finger than her middle finger to me.

I thought that too, but then why the apology when plausible deniability is an option?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:13 AM on July 29, 2002


Britney has been slated so much lately. To the media, it seems as if Britney has 'run her course' and it's either time for her to make a massive change, or just fade away.

I fail to see why. Her latest album, 'Britney' is by far her best even though she has barely done any promo for it.

I think Queen Britney is just getting tired. She's been on the intense media rollercoaster for four years now, and the strain is starting to show. Many artists, like the Beatles, turned to drugs or religion at this stage in their career, but that would be against her wholesome image.. so instead, she's just fizzling out.

Billie Piper was Britain's version of Britney Spears, and she appeared about 1-2 years before Britney, and had a bunch of hits. Since 1999 though, she has been on a long vacation with her millionaire husband, but it was today revealed that she's going to 'come back'. With Britney fading out, this might be Billie's time to shine.

Perhaps Britney should do the same. She should get out into the wide world for a few years and quit being hounded by the media. You never know, she might come back as a more mature talent. It's happened before.
posted by wackybrit at 10:16 AM on July 29, 2002


who cares? besides owillis, i mean?
posted by quonsar at 10:16 AM on July 29, 2002


Paging Dr. Willis...your presence requested in 18757...
posted by adampsyche at 10:17 AM on July 29, 2002


Oliver has already responded.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:23 AM on July 29, 2002


My response has been linked to already. Britster and I are drawing up battle plans. This is a temporary blip. Stay calm.
posted by owillis at 11:20 AM on July 29, 2002


*hyperventilates into paper bag*
posted by ColdChef at 11:26 AM on July 29, 2002


*sniffs bag... sighs appreciatively*
posted by dong_resin at 11:29 AM on July 29, 2002


why would you assume that if someone was giving the finger, that they would be intending it to the entire nation that the person giving the finger is currently in?
posted by stifford at 11:56 AM on July 29, 2002


Stifford: why would you assume that if someone was giving the finger, that they would be intending it to the entire nation that the person giving the finger is currently in?

A bit of hyperbole on my part, though now there's this.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:01 PM on July 29, 2002


do you hear that? it's the sound of her career screeching to a halt. (or my hope rising). too bad. i'll miss her blog.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:06 PM on July 29, 2002


Mexico City was the last leg of a so-called world tour in the United States and Canada.

Heh. Old bubblegum loses its flava.
posted by ColdChef at 12:08 PM on July 29, 2002


britney's troubles in mexico continue...

she cuts her mexico city show short because it was raining.
posted by birdherder at 5:51 PM on July 29, 2002


Here are two articles about the halted Mexcio City show. Her career is toast.
posted by dayvin at 7:24 AM on July 30, 2002


From the article above:
All in all, it's a rough life for a 20-year-old diva-in-training, and Spears told reporters last week that she's looking forward to shutting things down for a bit.

"I think I am just going to take six months off and just have Britney time and just do what Britney wants to do."


So, Bob Dole gets sexually excited by the Britster and she responds by picking up his speech patterns?
posted by ColdChef at 11:47 AM on July 30, 2002


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