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[01 Jul 2008|11:57pm]

sarahhh_yeahx
I'm not really a 15 year old with a cynical outlook on life. I don't really have problems with social anxiety and worrying about fitting in. I'm not really shallow. I'm just deluded. I'm really just an upbeat person that has her clocks stopped on all the same times.
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[08 Aug 2006|03:24pm]

feverxblister
Im not really a pregnant, heart broken 18 year old. im not really a female. im not really sitting here saying this. i've deluded myself into thinking all of this is real. im simply an old man in an alley with a brown paper bag on my head. im 72 and my best friend is a decaying orange.
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time release treason [30 Jun 2005|06:41pm]

a_homeless_soul
pretty faces with social graces
lead astray, "in god we must trust" misplaces
that same faith, misquoted, intentionally or not.
led on to crimes, and lies, by simply false implying
that duty and death are somehow intertwined
if you dont agree, you are the enemy
and he grows ever stronger by this waste of time

i disagree, I DISAGREE!!!! i think for myself
and why? because i know your god but know you not
and bloody battles follow these degenerate beliefs.
stand idle by as the throngs of those trapped by YOUR self delusion
are sent into the desert to die. why? WHY??
while you sit thoughtless of cost to us youthfull passersby
false emporer, king of nothing, conquerer of your mens deepest fears
with the shallowest of deceit.

i fear the empire is failing
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[26 Apr 2005|02:18pm]

my_flowers_kill
Screw Public School systems!
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just for the fuck of it.... [11 Apr 2005|03:58pm]

my_flowers_kill
Life sucks....
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[28 Jan 2005|11:56pm]

kairi_okayasu
I have posted for the sake of updating the year hehe
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slutty slut slut slut [15 Sep 2002|10:21am]

then_i_die
go here:my site for sluts
cos everyone loves sluts
rate the sluts
submit your own sluts
you know...
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if you still read this... [08 Feb 2002|08:43pm]

then_i_die
Okay, so this is **misee**... formerly known as: miseemuffin143... I got a new lj... so add me if you want, and I'll add ya back, or however that junk goes...
:)
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im not gay [04 Feb 2002|07:11pm]

angstispretty
[ mood | confused ]

i played spin the bottle last night and the person who set the rules up for the game made it so everyone had to do something with everyone around the circle, guys to girl, guys to guys, and girls to girls. so i spent an hour and half kissing girls i barely knew, all of my friends who were guys and i barely got one kiss in with this girl i really like, she left cuz she was smart. i dont even know why im posting this, its just the most exciting/depressing thing that has happened to me lately and my mom just laughs that i made out with guys on super bowl sunday, and now my dad thinks im gay. i dont even know why i told them. but i know they are the only ones who wouldnt go around telling my other friends who werent there. oh and mindless self indulgence is coming out with a new album! yesss! i cant wait.

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[01 Feb 2002|04:43pm]

rondalyneli
I Want My Gay TV!
Among the ever-blossoming bouquet of niche cable networks, a channel aimed at the gay community is finally emerging.
By Shireen Deen
Published 01/31/02
Among the ever-blossoming bouquet of niche cable networks, a channel aimed at the gay community is finally emerging.
The gay community has been deemed a lucrative market, with polls showing gay people to be strides ahead of the rest of the population economically. According to a 2001 study conducted by the OpusComm Group in conjunction with Syracuse University and another marketing firm, the average combined income of gay couples in America is $65,000. That's significantly higher than the incomes of other demographic groups the study looked at, including Hispanic couples, who averaged $30,700, and white couples, who averaged $42,500. Those figures make gays an attractive population to corporate America.

Viacom, the conglomerate that owns MTV, Showtime, CBS and other media outlets, has already begun its courtship. MTV and Showtime have joined resources to launch a new cable channel to cater to the tastes of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) audience. No launch date has been announced yet.

Not long ago, when the landmark coming-out episode of Ellen aired on prime time TV, advertisers couldn't pull out of their contracts fast enough. But since then, shows such as NBC's "Will and Grace," MTV's "The Real World" and "Undressed," and Showtime's "Brothers" and the recent success "Queer as Folk," which all have gay characters and themes, have grown in popularity. These shows are attracting faithful audiences as well as advertisers.

In fact, given the extraordinary numbers from the OpusComm survey, it's no wonder Viacom seems very positive about the new channel and very confident about advertisers' interest. Roughly 6.5 percent of the adult population identifies as either gay or lesbian; the real figure is probably higher, considering that many gays and lesbians are still fearful to come out. Even using this rough estimate, the gay and lesbian population can be ball-parked at around 15 million people, with a buying power of somewhere between $250 million and $450 million.

History has shown that niche networks, such as Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Telemundo, a Hispanic channel, are worth their initial corporate investments. BET sold to Viacom recently for a cool $3 billion.

The new channel will be offered as a pay channel, cheaper than Showtime, at about $5 a month. The channel will also have advertising, like MTV. The possibility of PBS-style advertising "sponsorships," where ads are only shown at the beginning and end of shows, is also being entertained. Because it will be a pay channel that will only be viewed by those who choose to do so, one can only hope that backlash from anti-gay groups will be limited -- to an occasional itch, instead of a full-blown bigoted rash.

If the income numbers are correct, Viacom will be sitting pretty on this "new" gay market. But, according to UMass economics professor M.V. Lee Badgett, author of Money, Myths, and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men, the numbers are not correct. (See "An Antidote to Gay Affluenza," Aug. 16, 2001)

Badgett challenges the OpusComm survey with the some sobering statistics. Contrary to marketing polls, gay men earn 17 to 20 percent less than straight men, and lesbian couples are at the bottom of the economic barrel, she says.

Badgett is quick to point out that there's a difference between academic studies and those conducted by marketing firms. It would be rash to assume that the skewed marketing numbers are malicious, but as the middle-men between advertisers and the media corporations, these firms do stand to make money from a new gay network venture.

The new gay channel may not be the pot of gold Viacom is hoping for, but that is not to say it will not do well. PrideVision, a Canadian gay cable channel, has been successful since it went on the air a year ago.

Money matters aside, the network will be welcomed by gay people who want to see more relevant programming on TV. If the programming is intelligent, the channel will draw a loyal audience.

As media hype over the new channel grows, so will the debate, even within the GLBT community. Gay TV is a means to exploit the GLBT community by advertisers; clearly, they're in it for the money. But on the bright side, being exploited like everyone else is also a sign of progress. Joan Garry, the executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, says she will be glad of the new visibility.

In the end, most people won't analyze the channel that closely -- they'll just plop down in front of their boob-tubes like they do every other day.

And then there are those on the Christian Right who will heckle and picket and be entirely too outraged. Viacom doesn't seem phased. The corporation is already on the Christian Right's black list for donating money to Planned Parenthood. Viacom might be a giant conglomerate trying to profit from the GLBT community, but the fact that it draws the attention and anger of the anti-gay Christian Right may draw solidarity from the constantly attacked GLBT community.
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[01 Feb 2002|04:37pm]

rondalyneli
[ mood | weird ]

burglines: n. The lines on a grilled hamburger. See "sirlines"

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.--H.L. Mencken



I Want My Gay TV!
Among the ever-blossoming bouquet of niche cable networks, a channel aimed at the gay community is finally emerging.
By Shireen Deen
Published 01/31/02
Among the ever-blossoming bouquet of niche cable networks, a channel aimed at the gay community is finally emerging.
The gay community has been deemed a lucrative market, with polls showing gay people to be strides ahead of the rest of the population economically. According to a 2001 study conducted by the OpusComm Group in conjunction with Syracuse University and another marketing firm, the average combined income of gay couples in America is $65,000. That's significantly higher than the incomes of other demographic groups the study looked at, including Hispanic couples, who averaged $30,700, and white couples, who averaged $42,500. Those figures make gays an attractive population to corporate America.

Viacom, the conglomerate that owns MTV, Showtime, CBS and other media outlets, has already begun its courtship. MTV and Showtime have joined resources to launch a new cable channel to cater to the tastes of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) audience. No launch date has been announced yet.

Not long ago, when the landmark coming-out episode of Ellen aired on prime time TV, advertisers couldn't pull out of their contracts fast enough. But since then, shows such as NBC's "Will and Grace," MTV's "The Real World" and "Undressed," and Showtime's "Brothers" and the recent success "Queer as Folk," which all have gay characters and themes, have grown in popularity. These shows are attracting faithful audiences as well as advertisers.

In fact, given the extraordinary numbers from the OpusComm survey, it's no wonder Viacom seems very positive about the new channel and very confident about advertisers' interest. Roughly 6.5 percent of the adult population identifies as either gay or lesbian; the real figure is probably higher, considering that many gays and lesbians are still fearful to come out. Even using this rough estimate, the gay and lesbian population can be ball-parked at around 15 million people, with a buying power of somewhere between $250 million and $450 million.

History has shown that niche networks, such as Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Telemundo, a Hispanic channel, are worth their initial corporate investments. BET sold to Viacom recently for a cool $3 billion.

The new channel will be offered as a pay channel, cheaper than Showtime, at about $5 a month. The channel will also have advertising, like MTV. The possibility of PBS-style advertising "sponsorships," where ads are only shown at the beginning and end of shows, is also being entertained. Because it will be a pay channel that will only be viewed by those who choose to do so, one can only hope that backlash from anti-gay groups will be limited -- to an occasional itch, instead of a full-blown bigoted rash.

If the income numbers are correct, Viacom will be sitting pretty on this "new" gay market. But, according to UMass economics professor M.V. Lee Badgett, author of Money, Myths, and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men, the numbers are not correct. (See "An Antidote to Gay Affluenza," Aug. 16, 2001)

Badgett challenges the OpusComm survey with the some sobering statistics. Contrary to marketing polls, gay men earn 17 to 20 percent less than straight men, and lesbian couples are at the bottom of the economic barrel, she says.

Badgett is quick to point out that there's a difference between academic studies and those conducted by marketing firms. It would be rash to assume that the skewed marketing numbers are malicious, but as the middle-men between advertisers and the media corporations, these firms do stand to make money from a new gay network venture.

The new gay channel may not be the pot of gold Viacom is hoping for, but that is not to say it will not do well. PrideVision, a Canadian gay cable channel, has been successful since it went on the air a year ago.

Money matters aside, the network will be welcomed by gay people who want to see more relevant programming on TV. If the programming is intelligent, the channel will draw a loyal audience.

As media hype over the new channel grows, so will the debate, even within the GLBT community. Gay TV is a means to exploit the GLBT community by advertisers; clearly, they're in it for the money. But on the bright side, being exploited like everyone else is also a sign of progress. Joan Garry, the executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, says she will be glad of the new visibility.

In the end, most people won't analyze the channel that closely -- they'll just plop down in front of their boob-tubes like they do every other day.

And then there are those on the Christian Right who will heckle and picket and be entirely too outraged. Viacom doesn't seem phased. The corporation is already on the Christian Right's black list for donating money to Planned Parenthood. Viacom might be a giant conglomerate trying to profit from the GLBT community, but the fact that it draws the attention and anger of the anti-gay Christian Right may draw solidarity from the constantly attacked GLBT community.

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been a long time [23 Jan 2002|04:20am]

imaquackhead
[ mood | chipper ]

i haven't posted in here in forever! but anyways i saw that the last enrty i posted i talked bout how i got 2 mice well the black one ate the tan one! and then the black one died a few days later! ive never heard of mice eaten eachother, thats something that would only happen to me things like that are always happpenin but hey thats what keeps my life interesting and that reminds me i still need to get that dead mouse out of my room im such a lazy azz!

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[03 Jan 2002|05:47pm]

rondalyneli
[ mood | mellow ]

toastate: v. Impatiently popping toast up & down in a toaster.

Don't dwell upon the faults of others, dwell upon your own and fix them.

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[01 Jan 2002|09:07pm]

rondalyneli
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. -Vince Lombardi


tirequills: n. The small rubbery protrusions on new tires.
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[30 Dec 2001|07:14pm]

rondalyneli
[ mood | amused ]

mirror mirror on the wall damn i sure look fine....i can't blame those horny boys i would make me mine! lol

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[30 Dec 2001|06:53pm]

rondalyneli
Home: the place where when you have to go there, they have to take you in--Frost
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[29 Dec 2001|07:01pm]

rondalyneli
[ mood | amused ]

tile comet: n. Streamer attached to your heel as you leave a public restroom.

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I have a question [29 Dec 2001|06:45pm]

miseemuffin143
[ mood | complacent ]

what do you all consider to be, like the epitome of beauty?
like, I look ay long eyelashes and automatically think,"beautiful"
it can be on a male or female, or both, whatever
I'm just being curious...
*misee*

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[25 Dec 2001|05:07pm]

miseemuffin143
[ mood | festive ]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(HAPPY WHATEVER)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*misee*

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[19 Dec 2001|07:58pm]

anti_you
it twas deleted for a while....sorry guys. i was having issues. but um all better now and we need to suck some more people in!
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