Sunday, July 17, 2016

Here I Go Noticing Again

This is what caught my eye...

FaceBook star killed by brother for honor in Pakistan

Here are excerpts from the article where I noticed what I noticed...

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing.


Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death. Her family confirmed to police that her brother killed her.


Hundreds of women are murdered for "honor" every year in Pakistan.


The killers overwhelmingly walk free because of a law that allows the family of the victim to forgive the murderer and often the murderer is also a relative.


If you want to create a blog & take on Honor Killings, have at it. There is certainly a lot there to blog about but, as for me, I am fixated on the term used in the headline of the article... “Facebook Star”.


I can’t get my mind around (whatever that means) “Facebook Star”. How does one get to be a “star” on Facebook? After you get to be a “star” on Facebook what have you accomplished?…

Ø Do you get a Star on the sidewalk outside Mark Zuckerberg’s House?

Ø If Hollywood Stars were still on TV, would you get invited?

Ø Is your family pleased as punch for you?

Ø Do you get invited to the White House?


It was reported that a major earthquake just struck the Los Angeles Area but these reports have proven to be unfounded. It was actually Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Betty Davis, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and a whole bunch of Stars (without the quotation marks) turning over in their collective graves.


Would I kid u?



Lagniappe: I knew we were in trouble when I heard that Ivy League Student respond to the question, “What is the last book you read?” with the answer, “FaceBook”.