Hollywood Sign, 1978

Hollywood Sign, 1978


Day 3 of the 30 days, 30 words challenge:


de·fame  (diˈfām), v.t.  –famed  —faming.  1.  to attack the good name or reputation of, as by uttering or publishing maliciously or falsely anything injurious; slander or libel; calumniate: the newspaper editorial defamed the politician.  2.  Archaic. to disgrace; bring dishonor upon  3.  Archaic. to accuse.  [ME defame(n)  <  L  defam(are), equiv. to De– DE- + famare, deriv. of fama a report, rumor, reputation (see FAME); r. ME diffame(n)  <  OF diffame(r)  <  L  diffamare, equiv. to dif- DIF-  + famare]  —de·fam·er, n. —de·fam·ing·ly, adv.


I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out
so many times
how many times have we seen this?

     Hayden Panettiere!
     Incredible Ass!
     In Incredible Bikini!

You know now.
You know what’s happened.

     Fergie and Josh Duhamel hire Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan.
     Dancing with the Stars is furious.
     Tom Brokaw is a bully.

Anyone that performs
That’s what you’re looking for.

     Jennifer Lopez.
     No longer the best **s on the block.

You’re wanting to make history.
     Ex-Disney Superstar
     Death Certificate Released
     Gunshot Wound To Head

We said, “You know we’re about to make history right now?”

     Should she do her daughter a solid and tone it down?
     But at what an enormous price?
     The floor is yours!

What’s amazing is, I think, now we’re three days later they’re still
talking about it.


     Lamar is giving Khloe the silent treatment.
     Amanda Bynes is ensconced.
     Kanye West banks millions.
     Disney is none too pleased.

They’re over thinking it.

     Justin Bieber’s Perfectly Chiseled Torso Was Threatened

You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it.

     Snooki in a High-Waisted Bikini, Looks Better Than Taylor Swift?

Like, I didn’t even think about it, ’cause that’s just me.


All plain text taken from
All italics taken from Miley Cyrus’ official statement about her recent VMA performance. (

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  1. Bob Neylan

    Fabricate/ 1 construct esp. from prepared components. 2 invent or concoct(a story, etc.). 3 forge(a document)

    My television quit working the other day. My wife and I have owned this particular television for approximately 15 years now. It’s a Sony Trinitron and it has been a good television. I am glad that it is gone and I have no intention of buying another one. I will admit that I wish it had waited a couple of months until baseball season was over. The postseason will be starting soon and I will be sorry to miss it. My wife and I both love baseball. We had been discussing doing without t.v. in our lives for a while now and pretty much agree that were it not for baseball we could easily do without it. Well, maybe not easily. I look upon t.v. as a drug. I would love to say that I am immune to its effects, but that would be a total fabrication. Merely turning a television on in a room will usually cause most people to watch it, myself included. The vast majority of what is shown on t.v. sucks.(TMZ) included. Knowing this fact, I would like to be able to say that I am able to discriminate between what, in my opinion, is mindless and what is valuable. I don’t think it works that way. Part of why I have had a television for so long is because it has allowed me to be mindless for periods of time. These days I am interested in mindfulness and no longer feel as if I have room in my life for this diversion. I grew up with a television in the house and have almost always had one in close proximity. It has only been fairly recently that I have come to realize what a negative influence it has had on me. There is so much violence on the tube that is easy to allow it to penetrate your consciousness without any realization that it has happened until it is too late. I’ve had enough! Enough mainstream news fabrications, enough Everybody loves Raymond reruns, enough stupid and condescending commercials, enough home shopping shows, enough , enough , enough…
    I will be listening to baseball on the radio from now on!

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