Saturday, April 18, 2009

Poofy: Cheese dip


Applebees!!!!

She is in San Fran. She is at Applebee's.

I am in Omsk. I am at Uncle Vanya's (which has a very good fish and chip).

I not even know what this all mean.

Oh, yes I do!

Poofy is a disaster!! (Does she only wear the velour track suit [with the undwear showing] now? Fashion alert: MALL MOM!!!)

62 comments:

  1. I cannot understand going to Applebee's no matter what. I just can't. You're in San Fran Fucking Cisco. Get some sushi or some really good Chinese. What the fuck?

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  2. hey, even julia has to adapt to the recession.

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  3. In USA, Julia eat Applebees. In Soviet Russia, Applebees eat Julia!

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  4. Live differently at Applebees!! These girls are such a joke. Haha, if Mary were there, she never would have let them step foot in this place.

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  5. Is this how Julia plans to lose weight??

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  6. Paging Ben Leventhal....you need to stage a restaurant intervention.

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  7. I actually had the *opposite* impression of them being at Applebees.

    I know SF, I live there, and she noted that the previous evening they were eating at Ozumo, which is an upscale, trendy place. I saw that and thought, "Uh huh, you guys are REALLY struggling to make ends meet. Riiiiight." Given their claims to be "a scrappy startup" I have more respect for them eating at Applebees.

    Plus, there are no Applebees in San Francisco proper. I'm surmising they stopped at one on the way up to Sebastipol, which is further north.

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  8. Ya, they are just trying to be salt-of-the-earth. I'm not going to snark on them.

    http://tinyurl.com/dldvc

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  9. Whoops, the above URL should be:

    http://tinyurl.com/dldvcj

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  10. Gwyneth's Inner AspectApril 18, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    Julia just posted a photo with Josh Harris of We Live in Public. I just read a review of the documentary and though of Julia-- how odd that she, who invented lifecasting, would be hanging out with someone from the group that organized 100 people to LIVE THEIR LIVES ON CAMERA, almost 10 years ago.

    I hope to God she tells him how she and Meghan are "the first human beings doing this."

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  11. http://www.viddler.com/explore/zennie62/videos/68/

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  12. Notes to Jules:

    Struggling startups eat cheap food like Chinese, Greek, Mexican, and etc because its cheaper than Applebees..

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  13. She said something about We live in Public sometime ago. About having been interviewed for the documentary and that the project gave her the chills. Unless she forgot about that, I don't think we can hope for such major self embarrassment, Gwyneth's Inner Aspect.

    Re: Applebee's
    I can't bag on her for that. It's a scarily out of character normal thing for her to do. Sorry. I can't accuse her of being a pretentrious snob and then accuse her of not acting like one the next moment. That would be bipolar.
    I hate velour track suits, though. They don't make sense to me.

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  14. Doesn't look like she ordered off of the Weightwatchers menu.

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  15. Julia's middle class. This is not her first Applebees.

    Of course she spoke with Josh Harris because she's a part of the low rung crowd.

    They look like 45 year old women.

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  16. Back when NS got press:

    http://gawker.com/5034848/inside-the-nonsociety-cattle-call


    Read it for some Sat Laughs..:)

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  17. Ahh yes, when they hastily threw together a makeshit (typo and it stays) party full of strangers to have content for the bravo show. I'm pretty sure they posted the ad on CL, too. Plus, this:

    "The other guests arrived and lo, they were a far more attractive and interesting bunch than expected, if a little tentative. I met and spoke with several people in music, law, finance, medicine and the arts, representing a fair cross-section of our fair city, none of whom seemed to have any clear idea of why they were there or why a sequel to “Heathers” was being filmed a little to the left of the cheese plate. Ironically, the vibe was much more High Society than Non-Society, suggesting that our erstwhile adventuresses had once again overshot the mark and were in danger of being outclassed by their crashers..."

    "How is it that three girls about town could not fill an intimate room with 35 people they actually knew? (I am guessing at least half of those there were responding to the letter on Gawker.)"Tends to happen when you advertise a party with free food! and free booze! and maybe, a chance to appear on TV! Oh, and when you have no real friends.

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  18. http://16.media.tumblr.com/NB8YioMLimf2r0rrvYWA44Fko1_500.jpgCan someone please explain to me why her fingers on the hand holding her phone look like that? Is that a mirror thing or . . .?

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  19. Mirror and everything kind of looking out of proportion.

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  20. That party was thrown together as a last ditch effort to save their pilot. Two very good friends from college are publicists and were at at least 3 functions the girls attended. To say that they were shunned would be an understatement. They had to create a faux social event where they could mingle freely and and walk amongst the crowd without people rolling their eyes or looking pissed off. On more than one occasion they didn't get clearance to bring in a camera crew to some of these events and royally pissed off the people in charge. Getting escorted out of events is not something you want on film.

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  21. Honestly? Eating at applebees (I mean who doesn't like some food like that at one point or another?) and her track suit? That's all you got.

    Russian Girl, you are not bringing the A game.

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  22. I have to agree with 11:00. Who HASN'T had a meal at TGIF's, Applebee's, Red Lobster etc. as a goof with friends? Sort of the "OMG I can't believe we're at APPLEBEE'S, this is soooo cheesy!" kind of thing.

    Don't tell me none of you guys have done that. I just prefer wearing my Old Navy yoga pants as opposed to velour track pants.

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  23. eh, sorry, fair game. ladies who claim to live differently and oh, also "a window into our crazy lives" doesn't quite compute with velour and mozzarella sticks.

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  24. the point is, someone whose "business" tagline is about living differently, is point of fact just a middle american, classless, tasteless, doof. to the person that pointed out that in contrast to the applebees dinner, she went to a swank restaurant the night prior, notice this: she only goes to places that are hyped or, in this case, in her comfort zone. she is beyond boring.

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  25. Gwyneth's Inner AspectApril 18, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Oh UGH 7:22! Julia is in that documentary?

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  26. She is in "We Live In Public," albeit briefly. I think her name might appear once and there are shots of her and I think Snoozy Asha walking down the street looking at their phones. I'm pretty sure it's the same footage that was created for the tv show that never was.

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  27. Point has already made by a few posters but, the mundanities they post are in no way, shape or form "living differently". That's all of the mission statement we're given to work with, looking at their "crazy lives". What? Oh, I eat at Applebee's (without the slightest bit of shame) and also Ruby Tuesday's and whatever other chain restaurant happens to catch my fancy when I'm bored, hungry and too lazy to cook. I TOO, shop at F21, H&M and Old Navy sometimes! These are normal things, so to toss them under the umbrella of living differently is silly, particularly when they spent the first few months of their venture - inspired by the visions of fame and fortune to come from the reality tv deal - posturing about living fabulous, untouchable, unrelatable lives. The CrAzY lives that you, the average viewer, does not live! The economic climate and that people started questioning their continued actions in light of the situation were the only things motivating them to start showing a different side. Catering to the critics, as it were. When they actually DO have the opportunity to do something where they can showcase their so-called motto to the fullest, they deliver nothing better than what the average proficient computer user could slap together from a press kit or coverage all over the web of the same events, without even having attended. We have seen many, many "live differently" opportunities squandered by these three, but Julia and Meghan continue to talk about being impressed by people who are actually doing things and being ready to bring "A game content" (hasn't it been about 4 months since we heard this for the first time?). It really would make no difference if these girls didn't fully expect to profit from this, and believe for whatever reason that the crap they put out is worth sponsorships, advertisements, and money from visitors and viewers. But again and again, NS is referred to as a business, a company. In that vein, it never delivers, and this is the big issue.

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  28. Sorry for the threadjack, but why haven't we discussed Julia's inclusion in the Dr. Drew book about narcissism yet?

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  29. I fully agree, 12:13. At the same time I keep forgetting the "business" part of Nonsociety and treat it as if it was some average Jane's private blog. From that point of view there would be nothing wrong with Applebee's.
    That I don't even think of it as a "business" probably shows just how big a failure NS is.

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  30. Um she's not really in it, right 12:30? Cuz she's just very badly drawn art imitating life (actual celebrity) & yeah, nobody could lob as much criticism at them if they were like ohhh here are our personal blogs blahblah and just slapped ads all over it. People do that anyway; Julia screwed the pooch (ew, poor Lillz) with her 'fuck you money' video that laid out her intent including talking about how important presentation and perception is. lmao

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  31. I'm ok with her eating at Applebees (because let's face it we've all eaten there) except it shows that she clearly has no sense of providing interesting content. There is no irony, and no sense of "whatever, we needed to eat", because her blog PROVIDES NO CONTEXT. It's all so bland. As others have pointed out, she's in SF shopping at H&M and F21, eatin at Applebees and PROUD OF IT. This picture might as well be of 3 housewives in Milwaukee. Her blog is a fucking snoozefest, the only thing that is even interesting is the fact that she thinks she's not just another vanity blogger like everyone else in America.

    And OMG. I just realized they had to ask their waiter to take that picture. Of them. At Applebees. Because it clearly HAD TO be documented. I'm embarassed by proxy.

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  32. I am afraid she is, 12:50. It recaps what we all know, but this part is interesting:

    Allison's online life eventually netted her -- you guessed it!-- a deal to develop her very own reality show. In June 2008, the Bravo network signed a series called IT Girls, which will follow Allison her partners as they launch an Internet start-up venture. As with most reality tv, whether the business succeeds or fails hardly seems to matter. Narcissists are largely undeterred by failure. Their protective mechanisms are always on hand to reassure them that the blame lies with others; before long, other helpful traits, like vanity, exploitativeness, superiority, and entitlement, will kick into gear and they're on to their next adventure.

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  33. I don't get it. When she's bragging about her designer clothes and expensive meals, she's criticized for being out of touch. When she talks about shopping at Forever 21 and eating at Applebees she's boring and in need of real content. How many times can it be said that Nonsociety is a joke and lacks content?

    I find her as vapid as the next person but some of you just seem to harp on the same thing over and over again. How many people here have their own online business or a real website? (NOT a blog.) How many of you have actually tried to do what she's trying to do? Yeah, she's an example of what not to do and they've failed in glorious fashion. But what is it any of you have done in your lives that makes you such experts??

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  34. Anon1:24: Tell me where to find that and I will do a post. Someone mentioned it before but I couldn't find it when I Googled their names. Then again, I was drunk.

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  35. Here's the book the quote about is from, Jacy: http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Effect-Celebrity-Narcissism-Seducing/dp/0061582336/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240076799&sr=8-1

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  36. Allison's online life eventually netted her -- you guessed it!-- a deal to develop her very own reality show. In June 2008, the Bravo network signed a series called IT Girls, which will follow Allison her partners as they launch an Internet start-up venture. As with most reality tv, whether the business succeeds or fails hardly seems to matter. Narcissists are largely undeterred by failure. Their protective mechanisms are always on hand to reassure them that the blame lies with others; before long, other helpful traits, like vanity, exploitativeness, superiority, and entitlement, will kick into gear and they're on to their next adventure.She's not mentioned in his book. That's a line taken from a press release or interview (and an inaccurate one at that) tagged on to an actual quote from the book. She's not important enough to mention.

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  37. Yeah, I couldn't find it ... sorry. I want something to link to. But we can discuss in here!

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  38. What is she trying to do again, aside from attempting to get paid to essentially exist? If you're read between the lines that has always been the goal, as we can see from the "writer" who has steadily ignored any kind of development of the very craft she claims to want to be known and recognized for. I'm afraid that might have been my life goal when I was a ripe 12 years of age - money for nothing and lots of material bullshit. Except I ran a business then which was more like a hobby that happened to bring in money, and still run a few now and being a kid making money opened my eyes to those possibilities. STILL I don't proclaim to be any sort of expert, I wouldn't be so dense as to adopt such a ridiculously arbitrary title. I do count myself blessed that I have not used and abused people to hoist my way vapidly to the top for the sake of money, power and status the way she has, does and will unfortunately continue to do. The gripes on this site are first driven by the repulsiveness of her PERSONALITY, which is, don't you forget, the whole thing behind her business. Toss in her audacity to bullshit about being an innovator (please show me this too, as she is nothing more than a glorified camgirl - trend started in like the 90s - who talks in buzzword circles and luckily has a field that legitimizes it all) and one of the few female entrepreneurs out there and can I get a b i t c h p l e a s e.
    If you want me to start making a list of female entrepreneurs running profitable businesses Julia's age and younger - who have done it through hard work, not a pretty face and T&A - and are actually bringing in profits without complaining that IT'S SO HARD, just let me know. Someone jumpstarts a business as a front for a reality show with no real planning whatsoever, then wants forgiveness when their audience has gripes that are consistently ignored? Right. YOU pay her that fuck you money, then, and you can sit back and lecture us about how we shouldn't judge her because we aren't trying to "do" what she is. God forbid.

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  39. If Julia was mentioned in Dr Drew's book, we would seen a whole bunch of @DrDrew's on Twitter. Just saying.

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  40. Anon 2:09: This is brilliant.

    And you know, you're right. She wants to be paid for existing.

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  41. 1:35 does NS have a real business or website? Where? I must have missed that while I was critically examining their increasingly flagrant facade.

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  42. What services does she provide? What does she do that would merit someone paying her? What does she produce? Photos of airport departure gates and blurry iPhone shots of the Golden Gate Bridget? Wha ....?????

    She lost two jobs in which she was expected to actually DO something -- write and/or make television appearances talking about pop culture. She got fired from both because she was such a raging asshole and because she couldn't hack either job.

    So now, it does indeed appear that she simply wants to make a living for merely existing.

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  43. Errrr .... Bridge! Not Bridget!

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  44. Facade ftw, I've been looking for that word! I read an interesting post on a site the other day talking about how pointless it was to throw money into overdoing production if your content was meaningless. It'll distract for awhile, but people will eventually want to see more than what just appears to be real. I have seen more professional, entertaining content from teenagers using inexpensive webcams and whatever editing software they can afford. I am more impressed by them because they are actually involved in the creative process. The girls had full studio access, lighting, hair, makeup, clothes, programmers and web designers, editors, the whole freakin' 9. They don't have super demanding 9-5 jobs or attend school. I'm just kind of at a loss as to what exactly has been preventing them from churning out stuff of quality.

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  45. Well Jacy, she wanted to be a writer. Nay, a columnist, like Carrie! When she got fired from AMNY, she wanted to be on TV for Star because it was way easier and good exposure! When they stopped wanting her on TV and the pilot was kaput, she totally hated going on-air to be a 'pundit' or talk about celebs (her old overpaid job) newayzzzz, and the internet was totally the new distribution channel for content! When the internet bit back in the unforgivable way it's apt to do, it is now ALL ABOUT cable networks and TVs in the back of taxicabs! And well, since nobody's watching that, expect some updates soon on how staying in Chicago or moving there will give her the time, space and freedom to return to her true passion, WRITING. Full circle, baby! I think I just felt my paradigm shift.. shit.

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  46. I liked Golden Gate Bridget. Maybe that could be her alter ego once she decides to go through with the faux same sex experiment.

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  47. The reason she keeps getting fired is because she's lazy. Did this girl have a job in high school or college, has she ever had to do anything but look cute and flash a smile? She may idolize Paris Hilton because it looks like that posing for pictures is all Paris Hilton does but Paris actually works her bony butt off. Even those girls from the Hills with their California blank faces all have side businesses and deals. What's Julia's side gig? Cupcake connoisseur?

    She was born to be someone's pampered Midwestern housewife who goes for manicures and blowouts and puts her old sorority pictures on Facebook. Instead she decided she could parlay her cheerleader looks into becoming a media sensation. And she was on her way too but her believe that she is a princess and doesn't have to work or be accountable undermined her own success. Poor bunny!

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  48. I heard an interview with Wil Wheaton recently who's made a successful transition from child star actor to writer with a significant following. And he said something that I thought was really interesting and actually very apt in this case. He said that he enjoys going to conventions every so often and meeting fans but that he doesn't go to every single one because he would be in danger of being, to quote him, a "professional me". That his career would be less about the work he creates and taken over by the need to be a personality of some kind. I think that's exactly Julia's problem. Her entire "business" is predicated on the idea that people are just interested in her, whatever she does. That people will read her blog and watch TMI simply because of her. And of course the reality is that she herself isn't very watchable or interesting, and she hasn't actually produced anything that would engender any kind of goodwill toward her on the part of the audience. So until she can put the focus onto something other than herself, she's stuck.

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  49. anon 1:35. The only thing more constant than commenters here saying that Nonsociety is a joke and lacks content, is someone who comes along with a superiority complex and judges the commentors on this site. double snooze!

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  50. I like Applebees. I don't have a problem with anybody eating there, or anywhere else, even if they are claiming to "live differently." People have to eat. But you just know that if given the chance she would completely slam any chain restaurant to make herself look posh. I'm half expecting her to turn this regular eating experience into some kind of everyperson field trip. THAT is what I have a problem with.

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  51. Anonymous 3:13 :

    And that brings it back to yesterday's very perceptive comment that what could be worse than having to be the star of your own "makeshit" (loving that typo above) reality show-- for which you are widely scorned and NOT EVEN GETTING PAID.

    She's stuck being "Julia Allison" fulltime.

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  52. I'm sorry, but there is no excuse to go to Applebee's. None of these girls has money issues. There are thousands of great restaurants in San Fran in which to have brunch. Just shows their lack of creativity.

    And fine, go to Applebee' if you want, but does it really merit a blog post?

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  53. You know, her insistence on playing up the character of Julia Allison is going to continue pushing her further deeper into a severe identity crisis until she doesn't know who Julia Allison OR Julia Baugher is anymore. Sad.

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  54. Julia would never diss Applebee's and alienate her audience of fans (all 5 of them). But she is so not above publicly twittering and blogging her dissatisfaction with biz partner/friend/sister Mary's choice of a birthday dinner! Who remembers those good times?

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  55. The problem is not that is it an Applebees. The problem is that they thought eating frickin lunch was SO blogworthy that they asked the damn server to take a picture of them eating at a restaurant. Snooze.co.uk. Julia Allison's life is so tediously boring. She flies across the country to be boring, then she'll fly back to NY, be boring some more, then fly somewhere else and be boring in another city. And she wants to MAKE FUCK YOU MONEY for this kind of life documenting??? Give me a break.

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  56. Anon 4:23 - there are no Applebees in SF, at least not in the city itself. It sounds like they had already left SF by that point.

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  57. Yeah, her content is something I can't find fault with for the last day or so. It just reads like a normal person's blag.

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  58. Which, we'd assume, would be the exact opposite of "crazy" and "living differently". So there's that.

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  59. Talk about snooze nomsociety.

    You surely do not need a supeiority complex to judge the losers here.

    Oh, and I won't be saddened by no reply, I understand that there will be some pic of julia that this place has re-posted again and again and you need to save up all your wittiness to make fun of it.

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  60. I am not sure why no one believes she is in the book. I can't link to it because, you know, it's a book, but I am staring at the passage on my kindle right now. Chapter 3.

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  61. Don't worry 11:19, you're getting your reply. Snooze begets snooze. SHOCK, HORROR, THIS IS SO SURPRISING. stfu, thanks.

    It's cool that she's/they're in the book though 1:01, the passage was posted above and it's a perfect statement of what and how the biz is. What's beautiful is that they reference the long-since rejected reality show that never was, and the biz that has indeed basically failed. Perfect timing.

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