I don't love to hate her. I don't give her any notice whatsoever. I think she's the product of a society that loves freaks. We'll watch any freak as long as she's on TV. Just look at the number of reality shows where people behave like idiots merely for a (what really is a small amount) buck while people gawk at them and laugh at their misfortunes. I often look at these shows and think that we really havent' advanced much from bear baiting and cat burnings.
So I personally refuse to watch any show that she is on or read any articles. This thread is the only time I've ever commented on her.View Thread
I think we're very hypocritical about tanning. We know it causes cancer but since tans are socially attractive, we don't care. Smoking used to be considered socially attractive as well but we don't do that anymore. I was astounded to see ads for tanning salons in my son's high school handbook.View Thread
She's a very good comedian. She's been making people laugh for what 60 odd years? She's a pro and knows how to make things funny. Plus her stint on the Golden Girls is what's fresh in most people's minds and her character was very sweet, very naive. This is why people think it's so funny to see her be a dirty old-lady. Not enough young people saw her as the hoochy-mama on Mary Tyler-Moore.View Thread
I think it's primarily because we have better screening methods. If you notice, we're also seeing reduced rates of children with blanket diagnosis of 'retardation' because we're better able to classify illness.View Thread