Saturday, May 28, 2011

America and our Obsessions.

I meant to post this last night, but Blogger wouldn't let me post anything!

Okay, so this doesn't apply to just America, but it applies to a lot of places. I've noticed this a while back and thought it'd be a good topic for tonight. I meant to post yesterday but sadly, I was sick again. I swear I'm sick every other week!

Enough with my whining! Probably the most obession is music stars and actor/actresses. Shall I list them?

Miley Cyrus
Yep, she's one of our obessions. Or..she was until Justin Bieber came along. The one time disney star went from a celebrated actress and singer to..well it went downhill from there. Many parents questioned whether or not it was a good idea to let their children support the star. After all, she's had her face and name on pretty muh everything. Books, dolls, clothing, blankets, movies, etc. The list goes on and on.

Justin Bieber
He's probably most famous for the mop of hair he once had, and for the millions of screaming fan girls he has. From a start on youtube to having a movie made about him, I'd say he's pretty blessed. Now he's going out with the pop star, Selena Gomez. Over the months and years that he's been known, many people joked about his voice calling it "girly" and that the teen was twelve. Now we know that isn't true, but at the time when he was rising to stardom it was possible to speculate.
Tiger Woods
He's arguably one of the best golfers of our time and is famous for the scandal caused when he cheated on his wife. There was even a video game made out of it! Anyways, he's been in and out of rehab, has had several other affairs, and has managed to pull his life back together. He;s now golfing once again.

Charlie Sheen
The star of "Two and a Half Men" was caught in scandal recently when he was busted for drug use. After having to go in and out of rehab, the producers of the show fired Mr. Sheen. His now famous and amusing line, "I'm not bi-polar, I'm bi-winning!" And yes, he said that during an interview which was then made into a very funny song on youtube.

Do I even need to go here? Probably the most famous YA novels of the century right behind Harry Potter, Stehpine Meyers certainly was able to grab in thousands of readers. While the content is questionable (Bella at times is a Mary-Sue and just creepy. Besides pretty much the whole point of the novels was Bella getting Edward.) Having gotten the idea from a dream, Stephine Meyer was able to turn the book into four novels, several spin offs, movies, t-shirts, fan clubs, dolls, blankets, etc. She also started the vampire craze of the century.
Harry Potter
Certainly the most famous YA novel series of the century. J. K. Rowling went from writing this on a napkin to earning more than Queen Elizabeth II. Harry Potter has inspired hundreds of fan clubs, dolls, games, movies, and it's even has it's own theme park. Yep, that's right, Harry Potter now has his own theme park. Loved by everyone of all ages (boys and girls alike), Harry Potter is certainly a favorite book for lots of people. While the books can get long at times, it certainly has left it's mark on the generation of this time.

Now having gone through a list of some obsessions or famous peoples and books,  I'll stop my rambling. Certainly there are many more than this and I could probably name ten more people and things off the top of my head (Oprah, LOTR, President Obama, Osama bin Laden, Lady Gaga, American Idol... to name a few), but I'll leave the rest to you.

So, can you think of any "obsessions" the world has? People, books, movies? What do you think is the most famous person of our day? Most well known book or song? Did you like the Harry Potter and Twilight books? What made you like them? Did you ever buy any else besides the movies and books?


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