Tess was watching some old shows of Xena, and I walked by.  What's that got to do with the post?  I could have sworn I heard Morgan Sheppard's voice on the show, though a quick check on IMDB informed me I'm wrong. 

That got me to thinking.  I've been a bit annoyed at a lot of the media outlets and communities making assumptions on what shared context I have with the rest of the world. I'm not someone that cares what Paris, Brittany, Brad, or whatever personality you can name is doing.  The people I list as celebrities are very different.  I'm fascinated by what Paul Darrow, Morgan Sheppard, Tim Hunkin, Ron Gilbert, Richard Hatch, Mike Sinz, Anders Hejlsberg, and lots of other people that most of the mainstream media doesn't remember that well  are doing.

Sorry, just a random post - maybe there's some value here noting that the obsession with "Hit stars" doesn't just end with the record or movie industry.  It happens everywhere, but it's not a very accurate picture of what most of the people you're trying to communicate are interested in.  It's just a least common denominator. 

(Disclaimer - this post has been written by someone that has never seen an episode of "American Idol", "Lost", or "The Office" but can tell you the name of the bomb that Slim Pickins rode down on, and how the phrase "Reverse the polarity of the neutron pulse" came about.  Take it with whatever spice you feel appropriate.  There's a reason it's in the "Life in General" category.)

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