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Carolee ThummaJun. 28, 2015 - 07:00AM JST
I can't understand all the people who are saying "this story sounds fishy". It's horrible and we all wish it didn't happen bu children have been locking themselves into large appliances since they were invented. Kids are very curious, they have to check things out for themselves. That's why in the US it's illegal to dispose of a refrigerator or freezer without removing the door first, if not you can be fined or arrested. There have been stories of children crawling inside junked fridges/freezers and owners getting sent to jail.
11 pm is not that late for some families. My mother firmly believed in 8 hours sleep every night, that meant a 11 pm bedtime and we woke up at 7-730 am. Not anything wrong with that at all. I live in the US and remember falling to sleep listening to Johnny Carson at night. (later in life I used to fall asleep every time I turned on The Tonight Show, lol).
This one really surprises me--questioning a parent for checking on their kids at night? I checked on my son almost every time I got up to go to the bathroom at night, it's totally understandable for a parent to check on their kids, sometimes more than once during the night.
And it's totally easy to pull any door in behind you, nothing questionable about this.
Right away people NEED somebody to blame and start questioning the mother.
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Carolee ThummaJun. 24, 2015 - 04:05PM JST
I'm sorry I don't believe this entire Apple itunes crap. There is no way one person writes a letter, Apple without having any meetings or memo in 12 hours changes the way they pay out. This was planned for months and she got paid for it. This is bull, this is a PR stunt that was set up by her million dollar PR team, the one she put together after her fans found out she tossed out thousands of letters from them. And they are the best PR team in the business, coming up with baking brownies in her own home to paying out college fees.
She's faker than Kim Kartrashian and that's a lot of fake-ness right there.
My biggest complaint about her is she sings off key, and her songs sound like a high school kid wrote them.
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Carolee ThummaJun. 15, 2015 - 06:14AM JST
Jurgen Bagtong: Because too many people think the internet was created to let them be mean, opinionated cruel and sometimes stupid to anyone they like. It's so easy to sit at your computer and give your 2 cents, especially to people who are out there living there lives and at least trying something.
Do what I usually do, write a scathing rebuttal then erase it and move on, your life will be a lot happier and you won't have to put up with their responses, which they think are witty and full of intelligence but are usually just sh*t.
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Carolee ThummaMay. 24, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
But it's not about what genre of music you listen to, it's what makes you "feel". So no scientific study or philosophical one can determine what's dumb or not...
waste of time and money.
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Carolee ThummaMay. 23, 2015 - 04:24PM JST
So, you have to write a college level exam paper to have a good "song". Hey, I listen to music while I work, I don't need to think about every line I hear, I just bounce back and forth and sing along while working to take away the tediousness.
This is a bit ridiculous. Am I reading this wrong, you should be writing songs that kids (that shouldn't even be listening to the song) don't understand to be a good writer? Am I missing the point here?
Carolee ThummaMay. 15, 2015 - 03:41AM JST
While growing up I would buy my tampons at the local mom and pop grocery store, one of my closest teenage friends was the clerk. I would walk up, lay them on the counter, he'd take my money and we never felt embarrassed or shamed. I was a purchaser in the store he worked in, it was his job.
I don't get the embarrassment when buying feminine hygiene products. It's just merchandise for the retailer workers.
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Carolee ThummaMay. 12, 2015 - 04:57PM JST
Google it. I put in the name of the group and loads of info came up. Took about 2 seconds...
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Carolee ThummaMay. 08, 2015 - 03:00PM JST
I find it funny that there have been panda's and koala's named after famous people and no one said a word, but because it's a monkey...sometimes people are ridiculous. It used to be an honor to name newborn animals after famous people.
I say get over it and call the cute little baby Charlotte. I think 10 years from now Princess Charlotte will find it adorable that Japan thought enough about her birth to name a baby monkey after her.
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Carolee ThummaApr. 29, 2015 - 06:51AM JST
Not sure about the rest of the US but here in PA no one wants to be the first one to the party. BUT...dinner reservations are totally different than a party...and...BUT I would imagine that if you were lucky enough to get a reservation at a 4-Star restaurant if you are cancelling there is probably a very good reason why.
I think they are using the "cancelled reservations" as the excuse not to have foreigners in their establishment. And getting away with it.
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Carolee ThummaApr. 21, 2015 - 05:06AM JST
I'm very happy for this couple and I hope to see more same sex marriages in Japan in the future.
How can you say that Japan doesn't act obsessive about sex, have you never read a Japanese manga or anime? Not all, but many and I mean MANY of them are quite obsessive about sex. You're country has "love hotels". You have more recipes for "vigor and vitality during sex" than any other country. You might not talk about it but Japan IS obsessive about sex.
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Carolee ThummaMar. 06, 2015 - 06:13AM JST
I remember when the McDonalds lawsuit came out, my boss, an older man 65/67yrs old looked at the tv and said "Operator Error", who sticks a hot cup of coffee between their knees in a moving car. The daughter should have made sure mom had the cup moved from between her legs and into her hand or cup holder before moving the car. Put the bag of food in the footwell, I do it all the time when driving.
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Carolee ThummaMar. 06, 2015 - 06:07AM JST
I know that concerts in Japan have a totally different set of rules than other countries.
And if you have ever stood at a concert and not been able to see the band/singer due to the fact that the entire row in front of you has a 12 foot banner, or1 person has a 2 foot sign, you're probably at a western concert, never a Asian one. Japan has a rule that the paper fans the fans make/buy cannot be held above chest level. At the last 3 concerts I've gone too I have had to say something to ushers about the damn signs and banners. It's highly annoying and will get you spit on or yelled at if you ask them to take it down.
And people scream constantly at western venues. They scream when the artist is singing, or talking so you can never hear what's going on. One reason I like professionally released cd's of concerts, you can actually HEAR the damn thing.
Plus I've heard more than one famous singer say that they loved playing venues in Japan because it's one of the few places in the world that while you are singing or talking the fans are quiet and listening. It makes the artist feel llke they really care about the music.
I have many concerts by an Asian band that I love Arashi and I enjoy them very much.
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Carolee ThummaFeb. 01, 2015 - 05:19AM JST
Do what any smart person would do, if you want to see it go see it. If you don't, don't. I've found that sometimes reviews aren't worth the paper they (used to be) printed on. What I love you might hate, and what you love I might love too. You never know, critics have been wrong in the past.
Just make up your own mind.
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Carolee ThummaNov. 19, 2014 - 09:55PM JST
Her company admitted they "only" got paid $500,000.00 for her songs from Spotify. How greedy are you when you've sold the largest number of albums in 12 years. She bitches about Spotify then turns around and lets her song be played on the new Google music which has a free option.
Sounds more like she was promised "more" from Google then Spotify.
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Carolee ThummaNov. 14, 2014 - 03:48PM JST
Is she going to pull her songs from radio, you can record from radio just as easy.
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Carolee ThummaAug. 14, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
And that is the wonder of make-up!
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Carolee ThummaJul. 29, 2014 - 04:53PM JST
I just do not like the "dumbing" down of Japanese TV that has been occurring over the past few years.
Where have you been..Japanese variety TV has always been about humiliation humor directed at airheads and unattractive people.
Carolee ThummaJun. 09, 2014 - 04:24AM JST
These girls are being used by a middle aged man to make BILLIONS of Yen. He doesn't care about these girls, (see man with hand saw and very little security).
The founder is so damn creepy. This isn't about talent, this is about using woman's sexuality to make money, something dishonest men have been doing for centuries. And if he WAS honest he would pay them a hell of a lot more money.
As soon as they are smart enough they get out and usually gain a bit more respectability, at least I hope they do.
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Carolee ThummaMay. 08, 2014 - 09:02AM JST
First of all many presidents have had sexual affairs, they're human, get over it. Most of Europe doesn't have a problem with it. Why did we, the US, who has used SEX in advertising for everything from politics to showbiz, condemn it so much?
BUT MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT ABOUT Monica is...
I'm a woman. Women DO NOT have sex with men, get sperm on their dresses, WRAP THEM IN PLASTIC and hide them in Mom's closet. WE DON'T DO THAT...and if we do we're sluts and have some type of plan to use that dress later, for personal, professional, or financial gain. One of the three.
We keep movie ticket stubs and tiny cards that come with flowers or jewelry to remember relationships, WE DO NOT KEEP PLASTIC COVERED SPERM SMEARED DRESSES!!
I've always wondered what her Mom thought about that dress sitting in her closet. My mother would have been so ashamed of me.
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Carolee ThummaFeb. 24, 2014 - 10:51AM JST
It's fair, it's legal and it's fact. And before anyone yells bias, I was rooting for Mao Asada & Polina Edmunds. I've always loved Asada's skating and I'm hoping to see more of Polina Edmunds in the future, she has such beauty and class. Never saw Adelina Sotnikova before, and I've been a fan of Yu Na's for years.
This was not cheating. It was totally fair. In skating it comes down to the numbers you enter the competition with. Each move/jump has an assigned number to it, if you mess up then that number will drop. Both skaters did very good.
BUT...here's the problem, Adelina Sotnikova entered with a MUCH HIGHER technical level of difficulty. Kim Yu Na's level was lower. On paper the only way the Adelina Sotnikova could lose was if she didn't hit her marks...but she did and she did it brilliantly and won.
I think the problem was Yu Na skated with much more beauty, people are going on the visual, not the logic. Visually Yu Na was stunning, logically she didn't do as many jumps as Adelelina did.
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Cool story, thanks JT.
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