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Iz it coz I cant reed?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Moosh, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Moosh

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    Just seen this article on the BBC News website:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4156744.stm

    Shocking is all that I can say! With the likes of Victoria "I'd-turn-up-to-a-fridge-door-opening-to-have-my-photo-taken" Beckham saying she has never read a book in her life (could be because she can't read), what chance do parents have with their children when so many idolize these so called role models?
     
  2. Mr.D

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    Its almost as if she's bragging about it.

    I think I'd rather lose a limb that lose the ability to read books.

    I've had one ot two encounters with people who claim/brag to have never read a book in their lives. To a man they were all incredibly dull ,coarse and at a fairly fundamental level profoundly screwed up.
     
  3. Steve T

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    She doesn't really do herself any favours does she! I've always got a book on the go, and couldn't imagine not reading something. I like fiction, non-fiction, you name it, I'll give it a go if it interests me. Fortunately my 3 year old also loves reading (well mainly be read to, although she's getting there!) and the wife takes her to Library every two weeks to stock up on new childrens books.

    We both realise the importance of making reading fun for her, because as she gets older there will be even more demands on her time from computers, TV etc than we have now.
     
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    Scary.

    Imagine kids growing up, and then spending their whole adult life too, being told what to do/what to think/who they are by TV and magazines... I honestly pity them. :(
    I'm not really a big reader these days, but still when I get myself into a good book it's like being a kid again....imagine not having that in your life..!
     
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    Hi,

    This post got me thinking: if Posh Spice won't read, how does she know that David Beckham hasn't got some kind of really dodgu pre-nup agreement set-up, in case she divorces him?! :rotfl:


    Pooch

    P.S. This woman is a very, very sad case! Her and David make a right ol' pair - he can't talk, she can't read. What's next? Brooklyn can't see, and the other kid not being able to speak?! It's like the entire family is deaf, dumb and blind (or should that be blonde?), all-in-one! :D
     
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    Well it's hardly surprising that superficial, shallow, vacuuous people wish to have their information served up in low brow, bite size chunks. Read like you live your life.

    As for Mrs B, then her children will never have the pleasure of their mother reading to them. May be she can help them with their colouring in. As long as the crayons go with her outfit.

    What do you expect from these sort of suplous humans anyway. Pond life is what pond life does.
     
  7. GrahamC

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    Never heard such twaddle....
     
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    I can't imagine life without reading a good book either, not only do you learn stuff by doing so, it's a great way to relax and get away from life for a little while.
     
  9. Moosh

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    I'm glad it wasn't just me! :smashin:
     
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    What does this tell us about our current school sytem that someone can go through it without reading a book? :(
     
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    Where does everybody find the time to read a book? I've been meaning to get The Bourne Trilogy read, but there is always something more pressing to be done!!
     
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    I do a lot of my reading in the bath. It's great to have a long soak and a read, but I usually spend far to long in there and end up looking like a prune when I get out !
     
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    I HAVE to read for about 20 minutes to get to sleep - currently on a Arthur Clarke and Steven Baxter novel
     
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    Same here, it helps turn the brain off a bit. :zzz:
     
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    My eyes are close to being closed by the time my head hits the pillow! :eek:
     
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    Wouldn't expect anything less from one half of the Chav Royal Family.

    Everyone knew the Spice Girls were pretty much crap, but even within the girls themselves, was it just me, or was it obvious from Day 1 that she was the most talentless of all? I mean, I think Emma and Mel C had OK-ish singing voices (neither were giving Celine Dion any sleepless nights, but at least they weren't totally gruesome), while Mel B and Geri were more visual attractions, dancing around and generally being exuberant. Victoria though... didn't she just kinda, well, stand there and scowl a lot?

    I always thought the monicker "posh" was great irony, considering she's anything but. Then again, "Common-as-muck-trying-to-look-posh Spice" was probably more than your average 6 year old could remember. Actually, it was probably more than Mrs Beckham could remember too.
     
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    :eek: :eek: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     

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