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    Yaz, no offense babe but you are totally making excuses for Peach acting like a wet blanket. She was not commenting to make a point, though I agree with the point YOU made in your effort to make her comment look reasonable rather then just rude.

    Vivky, I'm sorry that some people feel compelled to rain on your parade for no good reason. Sounds like you had a nice time and a good experience, congrats.

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    On another note, Michelle and many other skaters do not get weirded out by people who post on online forums or surf their official websites.
    Wasn't there an article where Michelle said she was very weirded out by internet fan behavior? She used the example of someone taking all these pics of her at a basket ball game, and then posting them all over the intrenet? She also said something to the effect of if anyone wanted to find out what she did that day, to go on the internet. I always thought that was a tongue in cheek reference to MKF? Where else would she have been talking about on the internet?

    Anyway, I would like to meet MK one day. Maybe I will give her toothpaste to go with her toothbrush. Just kidding. :p

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    Well, if I were a celebrity I would be a little freaked-out by someone who gave me food as a gift. Gosh, these days many parents won't let their kids eat their Halloween candy, so why would a celebrity accept food from a stranger and then eat it? I know people who give food to celebrities usually have their hearts in the right place, but they also should not be surprised when people question the safety of it.

    This reminds me of an episode of Daily Show with Jon Stewart recently. In his opening, he made fun of an audience member who gave him cookies (I forget which kind, but they were made with coconut). He made some comment about how, in the future, she should hermetically seal them to make sure nobody puts poop on them.

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    I agree that if I were a celebrity (although there appears to be little risk of that ever happening ) I probably wouldn't eat food gifts from strangers.

    But I'm not surprised that Michelle is more gracious in receiving gifts than Jon Stewart appears to be. I think that is one of the many things we like about her - she always seems to appreciate the fact her fans care enough to give her a gift and value the thought and the effort behind the gifts, even if its the 100th (1,00th?) stuffed animal of the day for her.

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    Gosh, these days many parents won't let their kids eat their Halloween candy, so why would a celebrity accept food from a stranger and then eat it? I know people who give food to celebrities usually have their hearts in the right place, but they also should not be surprised when people question the safety of it.
    I wouldn't accept food either. Well, I would accept it but I wouldn't eat it. 98% of people have good intentions, but there's always the few psychos that would scare me from eating any of it.

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    Garden Kitty - Don't you go bashing my darling Jon. :b

    But seriously, he was just joking - which is what he does as a comedian. Maybe he was just trying to make a point about safety in a light-hearted way? It sounded as if he accepted the gift, but was concerned about it, so he made a joke that conveyed his concern.

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    VCW, Yaz is not making excuses and you are "very" off the wall.

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    Wasn't there an article where Michelle said she was very weirded out by internet fan behavior? She used the example of someone taking all these pics of her at a basket ball game, and then posting them all over the intrenet?
    This LIE needs to be nipped in the bud now.

    No fan ever took pictures of MK at a basketball game and posted them on the net. It was Getty Images, a media outlet, who took those pictures and posted them on their OWN SITE, and they are always taking pictures of every celebrity. So you need to come up with something better as proof that she is "weirded out" by her fans.

    I bet Sasha Cohen gets a lot of gifts too, and nobody sees fit to turn into a fandom Nazi over it and accuses them of trying to poison her.

    I hope any MKFers who attend next year's Nationals is careful. The Posting Gestapo will probably be bringing a gas chamber so they can execute as many MKFers as they can.

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    Jeffisjeff, I'll confess I'm usually asleep long before The Daily Show airs (heck, I'm often asleep before the shows I'm watching actually end ), but I have seen it enough to know his satirical approach to comedy, so I'm sure the fan in the audience didn't feel insulted, but skaters aren't generally renown for their satirical wit (well, with some exceptions including Jordan Brauniger who gives a very funny interview).

    Hmmm, maybe this is a topic for the offseason, which skater has the best sense of humor (and Scott and Duhlebohn's pink panther routine doesn't count ) How many days until the new season?

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    Not that anybody asked, but my take on the gifts . . .

    When a skater is just starting out, and is a little teenager (13, 14, 15, 16) I imagine they LIKE the attention they receive from fans. They are finally getting some recognition in their sport, for their talent.

    But somewhere along the line, HOPEFULLY, these skaters start to mature and grow up. They don't derive a sense of value or worth from the input from fans who shower them with gifts. Further, somewhere along the line, HOPEFULLY, they do not see a value in stuffed animals, flowers, etc thrown on the ice.

    In reality, somewhere along the line, I would imagine that the top skaters begin to look at the PR aspect of their careers as the most annoying part of their careers, but a necessary componant. I am certain that Miss Kwan would rather be at home with her puppy than in a line with a bunch of strangers. The time she gives her fans is for THEM, not her.

    I would bet that of all the gifts that Miss Kwan has ever received from any fan, BY FAR the most meaningful (by a multiple of 1000) was the gift to the CMN. Why? She is a millionaire and doesn't need a single thing. But it probably gave her pleasure to see that her skating motivated others to give to those in need.

    All the teddy bears, mints, flowers, etc. . . .become irrelevant over time.

    FWIW.

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    No fan ever took pictures of MK at a basketball game and posted them on the net. It was Getty Images, a media outlet, who took those pictures and posted them on their OWN SITE, and they are always taking pictures of every celebrity. So you need to come up with something better as proof that she is "weirded out" by her fans.
    What do you mean come up with something better? Didn't MICHELLE mention this in the article? I was just going by what the article said, so maybe you should tell Michelle to come up with something better. If Michelle did not say this in the article, then I am confusing with it with something else. BTW I am a Michelle fan. :\ Also, your post was rude. Mine was not.

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    Thanks for sharing your experience, Vicky! You deserve to be on cloud Kwan. Enjoy every minute! And thanks for letting us enjoy it with you!

    Brilliant post, Sparks. You too, VCW. You have a great way with words...and pictures!

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    I'm sure the gifts and things do become less relevant over time, but I don't think the sentiments and appreciation reflected in the gifts become less relevant, at least not to many skaters.

    I know Sasha posted in a recent journal entry how much she appreciated all the e-mails and support she got from her fans. She mentioned how the support shows that people like her skating and how it can help keep things in perspective on difficult days. Maybe she was just saying it for PR purposes, but I think she really does appreciate the sentiments expressed by her fans - as I think most skaters do.

    Some people express their support in letters or e-mails, some by making signs for their favorites and others by giving small gifts (whether thrown on the ice or personally delivered). All of these are just ways of saying that you appreciate them and their skating, and even if the recipients don't need or want the actual "things" , I think they appreciate the sentiment behind their fans' support.

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    I never felt that gifts were about "need"...If that were the case I would have gotten a new storm door for my birthday.

    Vicky, I am so glad that you had fun and got to meet Michelle.

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    , kwanette! I think I'll start making a list...just in case the world starts working that way!

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    VCW, Yaz is not making excuses and you are "very" off the wall.
    You wish. Nobody is fooled by you guys, nobody. There is an alternative thread in feedback that basically makes you and your buds look even sillier. Peach made a one line comment with zero supporting examples, then Yaz swept in and played interpreter to her. Peach only posts to criticize never ever to add to an argument. That is fact not opinion so if anyone is off the wall its you.

    The fact that we are arguing over a gift of a toothbrush and junior mints is even more off the wall. :rolleyes Gee I wondered who started that one?

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    VCW! Dare I say that I agree???
    Remember when John Belushi said on SNL, "don't drain your boil on my parade?" That's what it feels like around here sometimes. :b

    All the teddy bears, mints, flowers, etc. . . .become irrelevant over time.
    Maybe...kind of like negative posters?

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    All the teddy bears, mints, flowers, etc. . . .become irrelevant over time.
    That's right Mike but if by giving somebody you admire a small token of thanks makes you feel good about yourself then who is to say there is anything wrong with that? (wordy I know) I think that people are really going overboard when it comes to critizing. Vicky met Michelle and gave her a couple of cute things, why is she being attacked for it? Think about it.

    As for donating something to a charity, maybe that is not really a realistic option at the moment (it is tax season).

    Or you can look at it this way: "Hey Michelle I donated ten dollars to save the Whales in your name." as opposed to "I am a member of the MKF which gave $10,000 to one of your favorite charities in the last year, by the way here are some junior mints I know you happen to like them. Thanks for the performance." See what I mean? The gift was quirky and nice, where is the damage?

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    Okay, then for my next birthday I need to have my house painted...make a note of that.

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    Vicky, thank you again for your report.

    I think the "to gift or not to gift" could make an interesting discussion in Skating Chat, as long as it was discussed rationally without bashing and name-calling. And, yes, that includes calling someone a troll.

    As has been stated several times, if you have a problem with a particular poster, please take it to PM or email.

    And for my next birthday, I need a new car.

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    Okay, let's see if I've got all this ...

    A storm door for kwanette
    A paint job for Sparks's house
    A car for michellesmom
    And hot hot dancer boy for Erin?

    Oh, almost forgot ... BeachSpringer hasn't made her list yet.

    ETA ... a degree for Ashley (I think I would have taken the man, LOL)

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    I need a man- preferably hot hot dancer boy or Josh Groban...but I'm not really picky.
    :rollin


    I need a four year degree. I also need a man. I'll take the degree first

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    Re gifts, I'll never forget the gift SamChez gave after Michelle's SP at Worlds 03. He was sitting right where the skaters left the ice for the K&C. He leaned out and handed Michelle a bunch of roses and she came over, took them, and thanked him. Now I'm sure Michelle gets plently of flowers but Sam had matched the color to her dress-the first TFB-so they were special. And she held them the whole time while getting her scores. When she left the K&C she was still holding them. A lot of times she'll throw her armload of gifts on the floor. So the roses must have meant something to her too. I don't think I'll ever forget the look on Sam's face-he was so thrilled. He had a special moment to remember and it took about 5 seconds of Michelle's time. One thing about Michelle-she's a gracious receiver.

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    Michelle is indeed very gracious. I also agree with Mike, though, that the gifts and adoration have to become a little routine after many years. Personally, I don't know how the average celebrity puts up with the attention. It would make me nuts pretty quick!!!

    VCW: Pardon me if I don't agree with YOUR translation of my motive for entering this thread. I was just bringing up my opinion, which is exactly what you were doing, right? -- considering you jump into these threads we participate in just as much as you claim we do. I'd say we're just both exercising our right to an opinion. This has been an interesting thread, and its been pretty civil despite differing opinions on things. I'm glad Vicky had a nice experience with Michelle. Things like that make good memories.

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    I need a man- preferably hot hot dancer boy or Josh Groban...but I'm not really picky.

    And my birthday is in a few months, so get going people.

    Oh and Vicky, can I have a Tosca orange toothbrush too?! All things should be Tosca tangerine. Thats so cute!

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