April 28, 2006 8:05 PM   Subscribe

Rosie O'Donnell - Flickr
posted by caddis (28 comments total)
I'd hit it.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:10 PM on April 28, 2006

I like the subject, and the scenes are intesting, but the shots are poorly framed, poorly lit, uninspired and lacking any creativity. I cannot believe that anyone with a camera could shoot such an interesting event and make it look more boring than a pig painting grass crawling contest.
posted by subaruwrx at 8:14 PM on April 28, 2006

I hope this is as half as embarrassing as her blog.
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:16 PM on April 28, 2006

Did you see her images of Katrina and the 9th ward. I thought they were pretty amazing.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:17 PM on April 28, 2006

mr_crash_davis her knees are too sharp
posted by butt_monkey at 8:29 PM on April 28, 2006

Well-timed web viral promotion for her return to Daytime TV. Interesting she just added a pic of Barbara Walters looking unhappy.
posted by wendell at 8:29 PM on April 28, 2006

She's been on my contacts since last summer for no reason other than pure superstar voyuerism. It's usually an interesting stream -- there are certainly some boring shots of her kids, but often she'll show before and after what TV makeup people can do to make her look good and she'll often have really candid shots from behind-the-scenes of interviews she does.

It's an interesting stream because it seems brutally honest, like she's just a middle aged woman like any I know going about her day with the occasional appearance on TV to spice things up.
posted by mathowie at 8:38 PM on April 28, 2006

She's been on my contacts since last summer for no reason other than pure superstar voyuerism.
posted by Falconetti at 9:12 PM on April 28, 2006

I've always liked Rosie, and was just about to say something about how cool it is that she's participating in a public forum like Flickr, but then I clicked on her profile page (while I am logged into Flickr) and saw:

Oops! You don't have permission to view this page.

I guess I'm not one of the beautiful people.

If you're going to swim in the pool, Rosie, play by the rules. You can make photos private, but your PROFILE? That just reeks of the snobbery I used to think you didn't have.
posted by BoringPostcards at 9:19 PM on April 28, 2006

This thread needs more snark. Rosie effing O'Donnell?
posted by Kwantsar at 10:14 PM on April 28, 2006

posted by jaronson at 10:21 PM on April 28, 2006

Kwantsar: I think we're still reeling from not being able to read her profile. How dare she play with us...
posted by Pacheco at 10:22 PM on April 28, 2006

No sure why this is Front Page material, she's actually been on flickr a long time, the MeFi post might be the "well-timed viral promotion..." but yeah, she's pretty private in her account. She'll show us her world, but won't let us comment on it. Boo.
posted by damclean2 at 10:43 PM on April 28, 2006

I saw her on Leno a couple of years ago, she told a story of a woman who came up to her and said "I don't mean to offend you, but you look a lot like rosie o'donnell"
posted by delmoi at 11:05 PM on April 28, 2006

She is in my friends list as well. I added her because of her garden/flower pics, and for the same reason I add other strangers - I like people who have an interesting POV, and she does, beyond the 'being famous' stuff.
posted by sperare at 11:31 PM on April 28, 2006

Rosie effing O'Donnell?

I think you mean, Rosie friggin' O'Donnell.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 11:58 PM on April 28, 2006

OMG, Rosie O'Donnell? Has a blog? And a Flickr page? Sweet. Does she still have a career?
posted by fixedgear at 3:20 AM on April 29, 2006

posted by disclaimer at 4:33 AM on April 29, 2006

i so miss paula poundstone's myspace.
posted by quonsar at 5:21 AM on April 29, 2006

and now she'll be infecting ABC> her retirement was a grand favour short lived.
posted by GoodJob! at 6:41 AM on April 29, 2006

Why is this interesting? Am I supposed to care because she's somewhat famous? Is that what makes here lousy goddamned family snaps so OMG amazing?
posted by Decani at 6:46 AM on April 29, 2006

I also have her as a contact, but not just for the middle-aged lesbian point-of-view. She's an old friend of a friend. A friend I've lost track of. There's the slim chance my friend will show up in a photo someday and I'll know she's still plugging away.

And while there are many better photographers on Flickr she does have a unique access for her snapshots.

decani: I doubt any random Flickr photographer is interesting to all of us, but what I love about Metafilter is we don't expect everyone to like every FPP. It's like TV. If you don't like what's listed then there are hundreds of other choices. So to answer your questions: (1) To you it isn't (2) No (3) Did you think her snaps were "OMG amazing?" Or were you asking something else?
posted by ?! at 7:11 AM on April 29, 2006

Do all her posts have that "high school poem by Prince" writing style? That's bizarre.
posted by stinkycheese at 7:19 AM on April 29, 2006

With the exception of Wil Wheaton, I wonder why real life celebrities are so boring when they emerge on the internet?
posted by saturnine at 7:33 AM on April 29, 2006

I don't think the contention is that these are OMG amazing, in subject or in photography skill. I think the interesting thing is a) that they're available and b) that they're actually pretty mundane and ordinary.

Most celebrities so jealousy guard their image that they only pictures you get from them are red carpet ones, carefully styled, and composed. These are pretty normal, every day shots. The kind you and I might take of our family and our jobs, except that she has a rather more high profile job.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:51 AM on April 29, 2006

but what I love about Metafilter is we don't expect everyone to like every FPP.

Sorry? Did I say something to the effect of, "I expect that everyone should like every FPP?" Or was that a big fat straw man there?

What I love about Metafilter is that we can express our opinions pretty freely. Regarding FPPs and ooh, lots of other stuff too.

So again: why is this interesting? I didn't find anything in your reply to help me understand that.
posted by Decani at 10:03 AM on April 29, 2006

Her blog reads like a bad 13-year-old poet:

there r those
in ur
4 u anything - file

posted by spiderskull at 4:07 PM on April 29, 2006

decani: "but what I love about Metafilter" was a little about me in this crazy project called Metafilter. Sorry if that threw you.

I thought I answered your query with "(1) To you it isn't." But I guess I was wrong. Let's try again....

interest: "to induce or persuade to participate or engage"
interesting: "holding the attention "

The act of your participation is this thread seems to cover "interest." I would say then that the answer to your question 'Why is this interesting?" is that because you choose to continue to participate in the thread.

I think we could safely say then that without your continued participation this thread would not be "interesting."

Personally, I've found those threads where I make no comment are not interesting to me.
posted by ?! at 7:25 AM on April 30, 2006

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