Oftentimes I read something at one of my favorite blogs and know I most certainly could not have said it better. So it is with this marvelous post at Booksquare.
To recap, because I know you’re really struggling with these concepts:
Fiction is not real.
Characters in fiction do and say things that their writers never would.
We fiction writers may lie for a living, but at least we admit it. Hey, better yet, we know the difference between fake (fiction!) and real.
If you’d like to read some fiction, might I suggest you begin with 1984 and Fahrenheit 451? Oh, wait. Those books might confuse you even more.
Tod Goldberg, when not answering hate mail from douchebags writes this post about VH1’s 100 Best Songs of the 80’s Countdown (which I totally watched!).
On that note – the old Wham video for Wake Me Up Before You Go Go made me cringe. The dove shorts! Remember those? One half blue, the other white (or some combination thereof) – always made me think of that one episode of Star Trek with the half black half white faced people – Dude, Gene Roddenberry was so ahead of his time addressing racial issues in a totally in your face way that you can really only do in science fiction.
I can’t believe Livin on a Prayer was number one. Look, I’m not a Bon Jovi hater, I listened to that damned record enough times (and yes, I said record) but seriously, of all the songs on that countdown, it was not the best or most indicative of the 80’s. I was glad to see Shook Me All Night Long on the list and um, is it just me or did the guy who claimed to be Thomas Dolby just not look like Thomas Dolby at all? And the chicks from bannarama were still really hot! Belinda Carlisle? Um, honey step away from the botox! And yes, we KNOW Jane Wiedlin is a professional, or claims to be a professional dominatrix. If it’s such a “secret” life, why do I know about it?
And I threw up double devil horns on the Journey songs. Not that I consider them rock at all, but I love them, even today, LOL.