Saturday, December 1, 2012

Catfish: The movie


Nev is in love. With a woman he has never met. At least not in real life. The 24-year-old New Yorker's sweet, sincere online romance with Megan, a musician from Michigan, is the most important thing that ever happened to him in his young life. So important, he starts making a documentary about it. His friendships with her talented younger sister Abby, and her beautiful mother Angela, are equally deep and fulfilling. But when the curtain is drawn back, Nev and his filmmaker friend and brother are in for something so shocking, Nev wants to quit making his film.

Catfish is a fascinating psychological study of people so desperate to escape their sad reality they will toy with modern technology, and other people's emotions, to do it. Who are they? Why do they do it? How do they do it? And are they to be pitied, or vilified? How similar is Angela's fantasy life to Kate's fantasy life on Twitter? A must see film. (Check out the trailer here.)

Catfish is available in a variety of forms. It airs on MTV early Sunday Dec. 2 at midnight, as well as at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Check local listenings. It is also available on Netflix and streaming on Amazon for $1.99. In addition, 20/20's story on the film, which includes Angela's only interview (also a must see), is available for free on ABCgo.

178 sediments (sic) from readers:

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Hopefully since it's airing on regular cable TV this weekend everyone will get a chance to see it. If not you can rent it for 1.99. Or watch the 20/20 episode, it pretty much goes through the entire film in chronological order. (Don't watch 20/20 if you want the film spoiled.)

I urge you to watch it. You won't regret it. Join the discussion.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Don't watch 20/20 if you DON'T want the film spoiled lol....you get the idea.

Kristine said...

Carried over from the last thread...

Kristine said... 36
Admin, "Catfish" is one of my favorite Documentaries... of all time. I have encouraged others here to watch it, several times.

I've been following the new spin-off MTV series (although it's not as "touching" as the Doc- thus far).

One of my dear friends, Alekz and I met online back in 1995. It was on a Depeche Mode Fan website- how silly! He lived in T.J., Mexico at the time. We have spent holidays at my father's old place in Baja over the years, and remain close today. This was never a romance, but a genuine connection. My husband's jealous streak, is very much in check.
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P.S. Penny (previous Redemption post)... Thanks! I love making people laugh, and I sure had fun 'a-tweetin in Milo's shoes'. I've been done with Twitter, for a long time now.

Penny said...

Nev started filming before he 'met' Megan. It was the paintings and that friendship that started this wierd relationship.

Much contrvrsy about it being fake but I don't think so. Nev is very credible, IMO.

grandee4 said...

I just tuned in, so i missed 30mins of it. It does not air again at 1:30 here in CDT.

I watched the first Catfish episode last week and It wasn't all that bad. The guy's name was Matt and even though he is obese, he looks like a good guy and is working on his weight loss. Can't remember her name but I'm glad they are going to give it a try.

Glad it's not on TLC.

Anonymous said...

He also has a series about people in similar online situations on MTV. It's called "Catfish: The Series". Interesting.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Actually yes he basically filmed everything, he is a filmmaker and filmed lots of things--I should probably say he started making a movie about it. He knew he was making a movie about it pretty soon into it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Actually that is what I said, he started making a doc about it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kristine I've seen it three times. I will try to watch it a fourth with ya'll but I think I remember most of it to be able to discuss it.

Starz22 said...

I saw this awhile ago...I thought it was very boring...a message to send,but easily gotten by looking up Fake people begging for attention via the internet. Where its easy to play someone you ARE not. Very easy to hide behind a computer screen or name.
I havent watched the series on mtv...and really don't want to.

Do need to give a WOOT out to my Badgers who are going to the Rose Bowl again...3rd time in a row! Hope we win it this time )

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Boring, really? I thought it was anything BUT boring. But I am fascinated with why people do what they do, as well as new technologies and what avenues it's opened up. Their motivations, etc., are interesting to me.

I was riveted all three times. I guess you can see this happen to others around the net but I don't think anyone has ever actually really delved into this before on film in such a deep way by really taking us along on the entire convoluted journey and getting to the bottom of everything.

Anonymous said...

Starzz always shows up around midnight to stir things up and be contrary. If you don't like it Starz here's a funny idea don't watch it! But don't spoil everyone else's fun. Some of us do like it and do want to watch it and enjoy it so butt out. BTW thanks for spoiling the game we were out and were watching it on dvr and are only on the third quarter. thanks a million.

Kristine said...

Penny- parts of the film, may have been re-created for 'fill-in' and interest purposes. Although, it seems pretty legit. I wondered, more than I can ever explain here tonight.

I will tell Admin & Co. again... My favorite part of the Documentary-- are the revealing texts, with Nev in the Motel room. No spoilers here! Too good... Giggled til' I nearly peed.

Admin. I enjoyed your post, about your mother and Grandfather's trip to NYC. I visualized his poor feet, bleeding after that night was over, and thought about my own Grandpa. What a man.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I would think Angela would be the first to say it's not real. She was made a fool of--but her own doing. Nev has always denied it was fake and I personally also found the whole thing credible.

It's very hard to pull off a fake documentary. Remember Joaquin Phoenix's whole thing where he grew a beard and acted weird? I forgot the name of the movie but I knew it was fake five minutes into it. He later admitted it was a hoax. Dumb.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


- @DinaLohan... "R U a-snortin, a-pimpin & a-drinkin tonite Dina? FUN GIRL TIME!! Where's ur dead beat EX Michael? At a Club I bet! Lindsay IS FINE. #GoodMotheringSkillz"


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I snorted some popcorn on this one.

Kristine said...

Admin- I think I (may) have watched the OG Catfish, at least a dozen times. I sometimes just stop and stare, in between chores... waiting for the real juicy parts.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Boring, really? I thought it was anything BUT boring.

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I'm with you. Anything but boring. I watched two of the tv episodes and was really fascinated with the psychological aspect of it all, particularly the reactions from the persons involved. This documentary is really holding my interest...I'm actually watching it (as opposed to channel surfing while it's on)! There's a commercial now! :)

Kristine said...

It's called "I'm Still Here".

Joaquin and his married BIL, Casey Affleck definitely did a lot of drugs & dial-up hookers in the film. Was that part real? Or all for publicity sake? Who knows? Kate-itis maybe. Where's Joaquin now? Burried under that lice infested beard no doubt... what a mess!

AuntieAnn said...

LOL moment:

- @HalleBerry... "R U a-runnin from ur EX Gabriel tonite Halle? He's #DANGEROUS against ur ex-boxer man! U shud move 2 @Paris with @OlivierMartinez #SoHot #DadsDeserveNoRights"

HAHA! Kristine! You are too funny!


Catfish isn't on any channel here where I live. ...darn. Just as well, I'm a-goin to bed.

(Egads. Too much Milonese from Kristine)


Penny said...

Are you talking about the tighty whiteys?

Marie said...

Awe...man...and here I had my fork ready. I read the title and thought you were going to talk about catfish, the fish. Shows how much television I watch. Not a lot.

Anyway, I still think that most people are good at heart even online I think *most* people are entertainng, have good opinions and exchanges. At least here anyway.

After reading what I read so far, the only catfish I see here is Kate. She's "catefish-ed" people into believing she's broke, always in need of money, basically wht I see her fans have fallen for her pity me type deal. Which you know, I think it's rotten. She's not hurting for money.

Sure she's probably lonely, but guess what? It's her own fault. You end up that way when you aren't nice to people. I'm not too much into the deepness of you know split personality or whatever type thing but I do think Kate's been the type to bait people...so it's kind of ilke fishing...or, phishing. Her sob stories on interviews and all that.

When you treat people the same as you would off screen I think it goes a long way. I really do.

Like Kate accepting gifts from fans to give to her kids. I don't like it.

I happen to at least hope, because Kat seems so worried that she won't be able to meet the material wants of her kids this Christmas, I hope she at some points learns she's sort of "phished" herself into thinking it's necessary. It's not.

I was at a Christmas-type function this afternoon but my mind was elsewhere. Now I don't know this little boy personally but through friends of friends. He has cancer of some type. This little boy is going to spend his Christmas in a hospital, about the same age as Kate's own kids. I sort of doubt on his list he has iPods and such listed.

If Kate says she donates to you know, Toys for Tots, which if she does, hey I think it's great but. But I kind of get the feeling it's an after thought type thing. No 8 year old needs an iPod--I don't tink so and I'm from this connected 24-7 generation and all that. I'm a fan of actual books, classical music and simple joys. Not the next shiny catchy toy.

For Christmas I am happy Kate's kids might get what they want materially, I suppose, but what I am going to be happy for is that little boy I thought of who is going to be able to spend his Christmas with his parents, in a hospital, together.

So catfish aside, I hope Kate-fish will maybe remember OTHER people besiders herself and her kids this Christmas.

My thoughts are with a woman who is going to sit and knit hats for babies who are born addicted, her husband who gives most of his money to charities, their dog who is old and has seizures, the little boy in the hospital that he have a good Christmas, the woman I know who had a stroke recently and struggles with speech therapy and is thrilled that someone will give her rides so she can still be social, and for people who may not be able to be as fortunate as Kate this Christmas.

Those people unforunate could even be posting here, I wouldn't know, none of us would maybe they even just read here. That my thoughts aren't with what I am going to get for the holidays or all the shiny tinsle and lights. Too bad that's all Kate spoke about last Christmas was her stupid need of Christmas lights for the tree and her hoping she can fulfill her kids lists. Christmas, to me is about knowing at least I believe people are good at heart.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Awe...man...and here I had my fork ready. I read the title and thought you were going to talk about catfish, the fish. Shows how much television I watch. Not a lot.
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LOL! I love beer-battered catfish and chips. Mmmmm.

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Anyway, I still think that most people are good at heart even online I think *most* people are entertainng, have good opinions and exchanges. At least here anyway.

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Yes I think so. The vast majority of any kind of human interaction online is positive in my experience. Just look at this blog. Trolls or people who are not who they seem are rare, I think. But out there.
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After reading what I read so far, the only catfish I see here is Kate. She's "catefish-ed" people into believing she's broke, always in need of money, basically wht I see her fans have fallen for her pity me type deal. Which you know, I think it's rotten. She's not hurting for money.
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Well said. I'm so glad you're back Marie.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Actually another point about the cat-fishing Kate has done.

You don't have to catfish someone into thinking you are much better and put together than you really are, like Angela did. You can catfish them the opposite way--that you are struggling, so very tired, a child support check away from losing everything, you do it all on your own--when really you are a multi-milionaire. It's the same thing if not worse because people tend to give you money and free crap when they think you are struggling.

Also I love using catfish as a verb.

Anonymous said...

The name for the movie came from Angela's husband, who said they used to put catfish in the tank with cod fish to keep them active and alive during long trips across the ocean. Although he didn't directly call his wife a catfish, he said the world would be a boring place without people "nipping on your fins."
I lived for a year in Ishpeming, MI in 1990. Back then, it was a dreary, depressing place. I doubt that Angela was ever diagnosed, as she states, with schizophrenia, but I can believe she was depressed and found an escape of sorts in her fantasy life. I am not excusing her deception, as I do believe Nev's story that he fell in love with Megan. I am just saying parts of it are understandable...the movie goes into detail about her life and the dreariness of it.

I do hope that Angela is being truthful about getting psychological help. Having lived in Ispeming, MI, I am not sure how stellar that help would be, though. (It's in the Upper Peninsula of MI. There IS a teaching hospital in Marquette, but as a rule, rural areas don't attract the best and brightest. It's a problem. And the closest major metropolitan areas are HOURS away.)

Starz22 said...

Sorry If I ruined the game for you Anon...As for the Catfish movie...I said what I thought and that's all I will say. If others want to watch it and comment about here I have no issues with that either. I do believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
If you want to remain clueless about a show or a game...then it might be easier to stay off the internet so you don't/can't read what others might be saying.
I wasent trying to stir things up...I said my piece and will let others do the same. I have no issues with people discussing Catfish here.
I'am sure this will be my last post on this thread...I feel like I have nothing to add...others might...and they have that right..
I'm not mad...I'll wait for another topic to be posted about,that I want to reply to. *shrug*

Starz22 said...

Sorry to Admin...
But anon...if you were out then came home to watch the game on dvr...why were you trolling the boards when you were watching the game?If you were watching the dvr..why wouldn't you wait til the end of the game to go trolling?

Go Badgers said...

I wouldn't imagine a Wisconsin game would ever be spoiled on a blog about a reality t.v. ex star. Silly me, I should have known better. I see a little badger in the banner there right behind Khate! Seriously Starzz?? I'm not a troll, I think you are the troll honestly.

Anonymous said...

This is so bad. "Catfish" is not available via any of those links here in Canada. Guess that leaves us out of the discussion.

Starz22 said...

WOW...I'm so sorry I was excited about my home state winning their way into the Rose Bowl again.
My bad. I didn't know this was like DWTS, where nothing could be said...
I gave congrats to my state and yet I'm evil for doing so. Really?

Katheryn said...

Too bad Go Badgers isn't 'Joy'. Or is she?

Starz22 said...

LOL...so done on this post..On Wisconsin On Wisconsin...lalalaallala..Go Badgers go...

JoyinVirginia said...

I am up extra early today, have lots of things to do, and just checking for new posts. I have never seen catfish, I will certainly try to watch on Sunday afternoon.
Main reason I am posting now: Today is DAY FIVE OF THE EIGHT DAYS OF HAPPY DANCING! SAINT TONY WON, AND MELISSA TOO!!!!!!!!
I don't watch or follow football, like basketball the most. But I can certainly dance to” On Wisconsin” !!!!!!!! It will get me going so I can get a lot done before church.

Karma said...

Hey Joy. Good to hear from you.

Sean, the new Bachelor, is engaged to AshLee!

Oh yeah, and Lisa W. and Skupin make it to the finale of Survivor. Lisa will win.

Clay Aiken and Penn Gillette are the 2 finalists for the Celebrity Apprentice.

Have a super sparkly gr8 day!!

Anonymous said...

Saw Catfish. A little doubtful on its authenticity. Here's a link which I pulled when checking if anyone else felt the same. I didnt like it but perhaps because I felt it was faked.

http://www.geekykitschycool.com/2010/09/is-facebook-documentary-movie-catfish.html

sj girl

Berks resident said...

I will tell Admin & Co. again... My favorite part of the Documentary-- are the revealing texts, with Nev in the Motel room. No spoilers here! Too good... Giggled til' I nearly peed.
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The thing that makes this documentary work for me is Nev's sweet charm. And yes, he was like a little girl talking about his texts, I loved it. Think I will watch the interview on 20/20 now!

Mel said...

My SIL's sister fell for unknown reasons a few weeks ago. 3 brain bleeds. They removed part of her skull to allow for swelling. She's got a breathing tube, feeding tube, and assored other tubes. She opens her eyes sometimes, but doesn't know anything.

My SIL's Christmas wish? That her sister wake up and recognize her, the daughter, and the grandchildren. So sad.

My SIL was feeling bad that with the crisis there was no time to put up Christmas lights, which the sister had always loved. So yesterday my other brothers and I converged on their house, with tons of lights we'd bought and a cherry-picker. They're the best lit house in the neighborhood now! All the trees and the house are wrapped.
We even did the huge pine tree. Took us 3 hours to string 10,000 lights, but so worth it to see their faces when they turned into their driveway! We were sitting in lawn chairs in the front yard, waiting for them to come home, the house and yard all lit up.

Yeah, it was a good deed, but the pleasure was ours.

Can't see Kate ever master-minding something like that, can you? Or getting pleasure from it.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Mel, I am so sorry to hear about your SIL's sister. I pray that she will recover and I pray for her family during this sad time.

What a wonderful thing you and your brothers did for them. Putting in your own time and effort to bring such joy to others is truly it's own reward. God bless you, hon.

Lilly said...

Mel - big hugs - what a perfect thing to do -

aggiemom09121416 said...

Can't see Kate ever master-minding something like that, can you? Or getting pleasure from it.
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but,,but...but,,, Can do Kate?LOL
nah, she could do it if a camera crew was following her around and a big fat check was deposited in her one of 11 bank accounts!!

Seriously, your good deed warmed my heart. So sorry to hear the bad news concerning the relative. I hope she makes a full recovery.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

- @DinaLohan... "R U a-snortin, a-pimpin & a-drinkin tonite Dina? FUN GIRL TIME!! Where's ur dead beat EX Michael? At a Club I bet! Lindsay IS FINE. #GoodMotheringSkillz"
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Where did this originate? It's a hoot.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Mel, I hope she shows improvement ASAP. You and your brothers are angels for brightening your SIL's house with Christmas lights.

Sendings prayers, ans hugs to you and your family.

Love,
Pink

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Tweetle, on the last page of the previous thread, one of our humorous posters (don't remember who), gave 4 examples of potential Milo tweets. They were hysterical! Check it out.

SnowFlower said...

Here's a link to an article trending on Yahoo.

Kate: We Don't Do Santa

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/holidays/kate-gosselin-eight-kids-want-christmas-205134195.html

Improbable Dreams said...

I just watched the 20/20 episode. Wow. No spoilers, I hope, but I thought it was ironic to see the Neighborhood Watch sign, affixed to a pole in Angela's front yard. Stranger danger, indeed.

butterfly said...

Starz22 said... 29
WOW...I'm so sorry I was excited about my home state winning their way into the Rose Bowl again.
My bad. I didn't know this was like DWTS, where nothing could be said...
I gave congrats to my state and yet I'm evil for doing so. Really?
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I dont think giving a congrats to your team for their win is the same as spoiling a show that 1- a warning had been given on the blog to NOT do that very act and 2- no one (ahem, anon or badger) had posted they were going to miss and would watch later- so how would any of us know?
You are right that if someone is DVRing a game- they need to stay off all forms of media because game results WILL BE announced- PERIOD. It doesnt matter what site- news, ESPN, radio, twitter- it's going to happen, so shame on that *fan*, they ought to know better. Looks like troll, smells like a troll....

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

What a fascinating documentary- a cautionary tale for sure.

PatK said...

Good morning, everyone! It's time to get excited and squeal with delight because it's Katie's race day!!!!! Don't forget to follow Milo's vivid and excitin' race reports later!!!!

I just don't know HOW I'll make it thru the day until race time!!

I'm so excited that I think I may pee a little!!!!!!!!

All This Is That said...

I doubt that Angela was ever diagnosed, as she states, with schizophrenia, but I can believe she was depressed and found an escape of sorts in her fantasy life.

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Not to mention the fact that she was the daily caregiver for not one, but two severely disabled children who were not her own.

The one thing that wasn't addressed was if her husband knew that she was sending sexually suggestive messages to Nev. If he knew the extent of this hoax, how did he deal with it? I was also surprised that they welcomed him into their home the way that they did. He was a stranger. They didn't know if he was a serial killer, a pedophile, or anything about him. Yet, he ate with them, rode in the car with Angela, and sat in their home with them right from the minute of his arrival. They must have been very trusting people.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 44
Tweetle, on the last page of the previous thread, one of our humorous posters (don't remember who), gave 4 examples of potential Milo tweets. They were hysterical! Check it out.
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Thanks for letting me know, LMG. I will. Trying to get ready and out the door for a day out and about. Absolutely gorgeous day and a friend and I are hitting the "big city."

Just a thought before I go. Since we have no control over what others do we can only control our actions. I agree with those who say if you're DVDing an event, a contest, a game, etc. and don't want to hear about the outcome, stay off the internet. That's the only foolproof way to avoid hearing the outcome, isn't it? Someone, somewhere will mention it and you're likely to see it otherwise.

aggiemom09121416 said...
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Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Kristine, if you're reading here today, your Milo "tweets" on the other thread were absolutely hysterical and the hashtags were perfect. So clever. Thanks for the laughs.

Have a good day, all.

All This Is That said...

Just a thought before I go. Since we have no control over what others do we can only control our actions. I agree with those who say if you're DVDing an event, a contest, a game, etc. and don't want to hear about the outcome, stay off the internet.

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Some people watch the shows that an anonymous person upthread spoiled just for the sake of being obnoxious (spoiler to one of them is not correct, so take it with a grain of salt). However, how are we to know that some vindictive, immature person like this isn't going to show up here just to stir the pot? Unless the blog is moderated, there is no way to control this, and trolls will be trolls.

wayward said...

PatK said... 49
Good morning, everyone! It's time to get excited and squeal with delight because it's Katie's race day!!!!! Don't forget to follow Milo's vivid and excitin' race reports later!!!!

I just don't know HOW I'll make it thru the day until race time!!

I'm so excited that I think I may pee a little!!!!!!!!
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The following is pure speculation and snark:


Oooooooo Pat as soon as I woke up this fine morn, I shrieked with delight too at the thought of Kate's race! I also whispered to myself "Best. Race. Ever!"

I'm calling it right now- Kate is going to decide mid-race to run the entire marathon! With her faux best running gal pals & some shady tag switching, the cloak of darkness and Skeeve and his trusty scooter at the ready, she will inspire us all with her conscience-free willingness to cheat. I just know it. She's not going to run just the 1/2 when she can easily fake the whole at this particular race.


If I'm wrong, Parent in Lanc. Co, localyocul, Berks Resident and any other locals I'm missing, I will clean out the Rumspringa kegs for the rest of the month instead of following our regular rotating schedule!

Formerly Duped said...

Don' t watch this although looks interesting...we have been watching Doc Martin on netflix, very funny yet some sad bits..

butterfly said...

So this guy is a real grinch

http://www.naturalnews.com/038166_Santa_children_arrest.html

Someone better tell him the G8 already beat him to punch, though, LOL

TLC stinks said...

Lots of partying before and after the race with bands, clubbing, etc. Wonder if she's hung over?

From what I read about last year's race, it was extremely disorganized, so another chance for Kate to cheat. I hope some folks tweet about seeing Steve sniffing along as she trots.

carolina peach said...

Going to comment on Catfish on 20/20. Had never heard of it until yesterday. Just watched it.

She must be very smart and cunning to have kept up with this for so long. Not just the fake identity and life but the friends and family she created, too. Just picturing a big story board like they have in the detective tv shows with the strings all connecting each person. Seems like she had too much to keep up with in her life to try keep up with another entire personality and lifeline. How exhausting and time consumsing that must have been to keep all the stories straight. Struck me as very odd how calm she was when he knocked on her door - with friends and cameras in tow. By giving too many details, was she was inviting a 'showdown'? Perhaps she was just tired of keeping up with it. Very, very odd. Hard to see where the documentary making ended and the movie making magic began. And I don't believe for a minute she isn't doing it again right now. It's like an addiction to her. She was getting way to much positive reforcement to stop. Even being caught, she was just too, too calm about the whole thing.

localyocul said...

Just some random tweets from two different random people:

XXXXXX ‏@xxxxxxx
'Kate Gosselin: We don't do @Santa at our house' Yeah, but if she did think of all the elves she'd give birth to @christmas #santa

XXXXXX ‏@xxxxxxx
Kate Gosselin says she doesn't do Santa at her house. It's more discreet to take him to the local Holiday Inn Express.

PatK said...

Will it go something like this?:

"Good afternoon/evenin', everyone! This is yer rovin' reporter, Milo, here to get this race a started! Our rockin' Kate has her trackin' tag on her shoe, her cheatin' tag in her pocket, her earbuds chord delicately wrapped around her fingers and we're all set to begin! I bet her good friend, Steve, is a standin' at the ready somewhere along the course with his scooter and pink purse to step in and swoop her up before the first bead of sweat rolls down that gorgeous forehead!!! She needs to stay fresh and rockin' for all her adorin' supporters watching along the way, and of course for the media! She's got somethin' up her sleeve for a new show and can't be a lookin' disheveled now!

She's a textin' me they're ready to open up her corral and let her loose! Here we go...!!!!"

Winsomeone said...

What time does the marathon start?

Bearswife said...

phew! been playing catch up this morning and read through 350 (or so) posts!

Don`t have much to say about kHatie Irene, mostly because it is the same old same old: lyin' and griftin'!

But I do have a few shout outs;

Ampersmom, glad your poochie is feeling better. Those old dogs sure know how to keep us on our toes.

Dwindle, hope your crochet elbow won't ruin any Christmas plans, I know I am always last minute crafting. I'm going to try using a snow shovel/rototiller combo to finish off a baby blanket! Wish me luck.

Kristine, glad to see your're back! ;)

I wish I could watch Catfish, it has always seemed interesting. I looked on my video on demand and it isn't listed (not on MTV either). Any Canadians have a link for me?

My experience with people not being truthful on the internet is a bit of a story - so scroll on if you find me boring! ;)

When I first got married to the Bear, we were trying to have a baby and not having any luck. so I joined a TTC (trying to conceive) board and became friends with a big group of women. Some of us are still Facebook friends and one woman I really connected with. There were lots of problems with the board. Some problems were with trolls posting horrible lies (about conceiving and then losing a baby and such) and the blogs admin was outed as a Scientologist and was trying to coerce us into her beliefs. So the core group of us left and started our own private forum. It was really crazy there for awhile and very upsetting. Now I find it funny and am glad I 'met' these women. It has been really fun watching their babies grow up. Out of our core group, only two of us did not conceive - myself and another lady.
The internet is a scary place (snark) and I'm glad to have a skeptical side that helps me from getting sucked in.

Midnight Madness said...

allisstair
@TwitTartwif @OneMomsOpinion @Kateplusmy8 There are 6 fans and she needs 6 ipads. Get off your duffs, fans, and send those ipads!! Now!!

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Didn't a fan (Ms. Miami Heat?) or another sheeple already gift them with iPads? What the kids want is iPods, not iPads. Big difference. Sheeple are likely to send the wrong thing, and Kate would have to sell iPads on ebay or try to return them to a store for credit or iPods!

localyocul said...

Wow! I never even heard of this Catfish. I'm watching it on Amazon. Holy cow! It occurs to me that this was happening in the summer of '08...the same summer Caylee Anthony went "missing". I wonder if these guys paid attention at all to that case and if so if they noticed the similarities to the web of people Casey Anthony created..coworkers, nanny, nanny's family, elaborate stories about them, fake emails..chilling.

Midnight Madness said...

I bet her good friend, Steve, is a standin' at the ready somewhere along the course with his scooter and pink purse to step in and swoop her up before the first bead of sweat rolls down that gorgeous forehead!!!

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What? No mention of her fabulous toned legs? She will rock Vegas with those things! Milo has always had the hots for those. You're a slippin, Milo! Get with the program!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not that big of a difference when iPods are 299-399. You can get an iPad 2 or 3 almost for that. But yes a lot of people are mixing them up.

Midnight Madness said...

I bet her good friend, Steve, is a standin' at the ready somewhere along the course with his scooter and pink purse to step in and swoop her up before the first bead of sweat rolls down that gorgeous forehead!!!

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I noticed that, too. She was so nonchalant about the whole thing, kind of zoned out. Even after she was outed and admitted to the deception, she still flat-out liked about Megan, claiming there really was such a person and she was in AA rehab. As it turned out, there never was a Megan. She had to hang on to that one lie.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Correction iPods are 199-299. Still not far off from iPads.

Midnight Madness said...

Me@66

Oops...let's try that again!

"And I don't believe for a minute she isn't doing it again right now. It's like an addiction to her. She was getting way to much positive reforcement to stop. Even being caught, she was just too, too calm about the whole thing."

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I noticed that, too. She was so nonchalant about the whole thing, kind of zoned out. Even after she was outed and admitted to the deception, she still flat-out liked about Megan, claiming there really was such a person and she was in AA rehab. As it turned out, there never was a Megan. She had to hang on to that one lie.

Anonymous said...

Posters like Kristine are why I keep coming back. So clever and funny :)

Marie

Midnight Madness said...

Correction iPods are 199-299. Still not far off from iPads.

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Sorry I didn't make that clear. I wasn't commenting on the price being different, but rather that the kids want iPods, not iPads, which are different products.

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iPods are $200; iPads are $400. That's a two hundred dollar difference. At $200 difference per child, it would add up to $1,600 total. I think your wallet might feel that difference! :)

Dmasy said...

I watched Catfish when it was first mentioned here. I have it set to record this afternoon so I can re-fresh my memory on details. I was completely smitten during the first viewing. I then read up on the drama of its authenticity. I chose to believe it was very real.

Of course, I then patted myself on the back for my common sense and the firm belief that I could NOT be suckered in or fooled by such an elaborate facade.

Now, I know I am completely wrong about that certainly. I have become so fond of many posters here. I believe their circumstances (as recorded). I have become Facebook friends with one of the regulars and am charmed by her humor and her commitment to her family.

If were to learn that I have been fooled, defrauded, tricked by someone on this blog -- basically had all my emotions played with -- I would be surprised and sad.

We are trusting and caring people. That makes us a "target" for an unfortunate and unbalanced soul who needs excitement and drama.

I think I will accept the remote chance that someone is not real as presented and embrace the enjoyment of getting to know so many wonderful women I would never had the opportunity to meet except for this blog.

LMG does have 2 cute grandbabies. Kiwi does have a faux leather recliner. Auntie Ann should be a stand up comedian, Berks and Lancaster do know where to buy real Rumspringa, Admin is an attorney, Dwindle does have a SIL in Afganastan, Bear does work with animals, we do have some published authors posting here and there is a real Santa Claus!! Please, don't try to convince me otherwise.

Marie said...

I didn't get my first CD player (yeah, I feel old) until I was about 12 or 13.

Why do kids that young really need iPods? I mean what could you, at that age be listening to that's so important? They're in what, second grade? These are the same kids who love to sing the ABC Angel song in the car?

I guess I don't get it. I mean I see first graders with cell phones these days, kids younger and younger with facebook pages.

That I am sure those of you who have already raised children or are older, didn't you manage to live without all this technology? You know, actually reading books for book reports, the encyclopedia, not wikipedia? Things like that today make even ME feel ld fashioned and I'm not even my mid-20s yet. But that's what I grew up with.

I see fewer kids at the library these days, when I do they're glued to the computers. Maybe instead of buying her kids iPods, Kate, you think it wouldn't hurt to buy your kids a library card?

So...Kate, you have money to still do your hobby or running in different places but you're worried about the budget of Christmas? Man I so can't figure you out. You're all for tucky tucks, supposed breast implants, the shoes, the being on television and keeping supposed "traditions" alive but you can't spare maybe a moment to teach your kids that Christmas isn't solely about what they will and won't get just because you deam it's expensive all the sudden?

You're somehow, seriously, I think the worst budget-keeper I've ever heard of if this is the case. Don't most parents or I'm sorry, more inteligent people do Christmas shopping thruoghout the year anyway? You look for sales (ahem--Mrs. I'm the Coupon lady)? And you call yourself organized.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

I'm with you Dmasy! What a wonderful group we have on this blog and I also refuse to believe that Santa, and the Easter Bunny, aren't real.

Twittering And Twattering said...

I just had a flash of Milo sitting at her kitchen table, eyes on the clock watching every single minute go by, saying, "only six hours and fifteen minutes to go..."

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Marie, I so agree with you. Most people that I know do some gift shopping during the year. I know I did, and got the rest of it done last week. Also, Kate needs to teach her kids that Christmas is more than just handing in your list of wants. Unfortunately, some of them may grow up with Kate's skewed values.

As far as the library, I took my boys to our local library in the summer and they loved it. There is a whole floor just for children with games for them to play, and all the books they could ask for. We read a couple there, but we checked out 6 books that really interested them. They had so much fun with the science experiment book. We did a few together with Papa.

I don't know for sure that Kate doesn't take her kids to the library, but I get the impression that it would be too much trouble for her. Imagine the fun they would have with reading books together with mommy, or watching a DVD that has NOTHING to do with their old show, or doing fun, easy experiments together. What a learning adventure it could be for them. Besides, it's free so it wouldn't cost Kate a dime. That's right up her alley.

aggiemom09121416 said...

Marie,

Enjoyed reading your thoughts! Why should Kate's kids want to read?? Their mother doesn't! She doesn't read (fifty shades is not 'reading', imo), she doesn't vote, she doesn't work.

All she models for her kids is fun fun fun, all the time! It's all about running shoes, marathons, reality tv, fake everything, twitter, iphones, shopping, etc.

Hopefully they get some real parenting from Jon.

Marie said...

You guys think this profile picture fits Kate? If I changed it correctly that is.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think the point being made is its an extravagant request. I just find it ironic that Kate complains about iPods which are $199, but brags about treating herself to moisturizer at $200. I guess when it's herself 200 bucks is okay.

Sheliah said...

If Kate is as frugal as she alleges, why not invest in library cards for the children? Library cards are free.

Midnight Madness said...

If Kate is as frugal as she alleges, why not invest in library cards for the children? Library cards are free.

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Because she'd have to take them to the library and a panic would ensue. Can't have that!

Twittering And Twattering said...

After I posted @74, I read Milo's tweet:

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 @RunRocknRoll GM 2U Kate...countdown 2 #RunTime....will SEE U at 4:30pm PST...7:30pm EST U go girl! :)

Milo is so predictable!

Twittering And Twattering said...

Marie said... 77

You guys think this profile picture fits Kate? If I changed it correctly that is.

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Marie...it's perfect!

grandee4 said...

So sorry Mel, what a way to brighten your SIL's day!
Hope everything turns out ok. You and yours are in my prayers.

localyocul said...

xxxxxx ‏@xxxxx
I saw a headline that Kate Gosselin doesn't do Santa. Hats off to Santa for having the good taste not to do Kate Gosselin.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


http://www.geekykitschycool.com/2010/09/is-facebook-documentary-movie-catfish.html
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I read this with an open mind but they don't have any smoking guns. The doc is fake because Nev crosses his legs and there were audio problems? They're going to have to do better than that. I believe it, especially how credible Abby and Angela were.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Obviously she doesn't do Santa because he's a married man. She has morals and values.

Formerly Duped said...

Localyocul & admin: LOL...I hate that expression so much and you both made me really laugh! Kate so loftily dismissed an ages- old tradition of FUN for children around the world to fit into her agenda....I remember we talked about the library panic she thought the kids would cause when she wanted new laptops x 6 for homework last year. I gather they don't 'do" the library. Bets on who will supply the fee iPods?

OrangeCrusher1 said...

I am also happy to read that Santa has the good taste to not do Kate Gosselin. Bwahaha .

Still hoping for rain in Las Vegas, futie I know. Poor Milo, if only she could attach a mini-cam microchip to her girl crush. Anyone else here think the Busy Mom of 8 is heading to LA afttet the race? Or haeding to the hotel spa with Steve tomorrow?

FL Mama said...

XXXXXX ‏@xxxxxxx
Kate Gosselin says she doesn't do Santa at her house. It's more discreet to take him to the local Holiday Inn Express.


Now THAT'S funny!

Heide said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 86
Obviously she doesn't do Santa because he's a married man. She has morals and values.
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Hahahahahahahaha

Silimom said...

Admin 78 - Ah, but you forget. It's $199 x 6! So it's $1200 for each sextuplets to receive an iPod.

I won't say it's unusual for an 8 or 9 year old to ask for one. My 9 year old would dearly love her own iPod touch. As we tell her, it's good to want things. Then we remind her that she gets allowance and if she wants to save up for one we can do that . That's what her big brother did when he was in 8th grade.

It's not that we couldn't buy her one. It's more that buying it themselves gives them a sense of accomplishment, teaches them goal setting and delayed gratification and helps them to be more responsible for what they buy.

We watched as their older sister (my stepdaughter) was given iPods by her mom or maternal grandma and she'd lose them or have them stolen at school or she'd break them and they'd just buy her another one.

She was also the kid who thought she was an adult when she was 14 which wasn't helped by mom treating her like a best friend (because mom has her own issues with narcissism and bipolar and had difficulty maintains female friendships) rather than a parent. High school was a struggle for her dad and I in many ways as we tried parenting our blended family because of this.

Well, long story short, she moved out at 18 and it was an eye opener. She did a lot of growing up and had to learn lessons the hard way. She's back in school and is trying to make better choices. She also realizes that being an adult is not all it's cracked up to be, that with the freedom comes a lot of personal responsibility.

She's going to be fine, I always knew she was a late bloomer, so to speak. She's a good kid and I have in her. But I think one of the reasons I still follow the Gosselin saga is that I see many similarities in Kate and my husband's ex. I see the effect it's had and has on my older (step)kids and I just wish the Gosselin children will be spared that.

Unreal said...

Anonymous said... 12
Starzz always shows up around midnight to stir things up and be contrary. If you don't like it Starz here's a funny idea don't watch it! But don't spoil everyone else's fun. Some of us do like it and do want to watch it and enjoy it so butt out.
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My God, I hope you don't belong to a book club or the like. Interesting discussion involves varying opinions. How incredibly rude to tell someone to butt out because they dared to express an opinion that might just happen to differ from yours.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Great story, Silimom; thank you for sharing. We went through a something similar with our daughter when she was in college and found out she was pregnant. We never paid everything for her in high school. She paid her own car insurance, bought and paid for her cell phone and the monthly bill (although I cosigned for her), etc.

Then when she got pregnant in college, she dropped out and we helped because she lived with us. However after our first grandson was born, she didn't want to go back to school, got what she thought was a good paying job, and went on with life. The hubs and I both wanted her back in school so we dropped what she considered a "bomb". We were going to start charging her room and board (only $30 a week for the first 3 months and then $50 a week after she got her 90 day raise). She thought this was so unfair and we told her: where else are you going to get a roof over your head, utilities, food, and free care for your baby for under $200 a month?

Well, between our rule and the hours the job was demanding of her, she was beat adn stressed. We told her this is what the real world would be like for her without a good education to fall back on. We also told her that the same deal still goes just like when she graduated HS: as long as she is in school, there is no room and board and will definitely help with our grandson.

Well, she finally came around, went back to school, got back together with the baby's father (my terrific SIL), and everything worked out. She is now a licensed nurse and her, my SIL, and my precious boys have a wonderful future ahead of them.

Sometimes, our children just don't understand until we, as parents, make the hard decisions to stop supporting them when they are capable of doing it themselves. Some thought we were being too tough on her because she was only 19, however, we thought otherwise. If she was adult enough to become a parent, she needs to be adult enough to make the tough decisions to provide for that baby. It's all good now, but I wonder if it would have turned out this way if didn't push her.

Sorry for my long post. Silimom, you and your husband handled things the right way in my opinion, and I'm so glad your step daughter has turned things around. Kudos to her and to you!

Okay, off of my soapbox now.

PatK said...

OrangeCrusher1 said... 88
I am also happy to read that Santa has the good taste to not do Kate Gosselin. Bwahaha .

Still hoping for rain in Las Vegas, futie I know. Poor Milo, if only she could attach a mini-cam microchip to her girl crush. Anyone else here think the Busy Mom of 8 is heading to LA afttet the race? Or haeding to the hotel spa with Steve tomorrow?

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There's no way Kate will be heading home tomorrow. No way. I still say a trip to LA first.

Remona Blue said...

Unreal said... 92
''.......How incredibly rude to tell someone to butt out because they dared to express an opinion that might just happen to differ from yours.''
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It happens over and over. Someone says, ''I don't like that, so YOU can't do it'' sigh

fidosmommy said...

The thing about being given these electronics as gifts is that within a few months they are obsolete, or at least dinosaurs because the newest version has replaced it. So you want that one now.

Having to save for it to by yourself presents its own problems. By the time you get enough saved that product may be replaced with something entirely new and more exciting and the one you thought you wanted no longer has any appeal - and of course the new thing is twice the price. Planned obsolescence.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

fidosmommy, my daughter makes fun of me all the time for being a "dinosaur". I do not have an IPod, IPad, Kindle, or even the latest cell phone.

I have a prepaid Motorola phone I bought about 8 years ago for $19.00 and my quarterly phone card is only $20.00 every 3 months. No texting, no pictures, nothing.

We have a land line and finally got a digital camera last year, which I am still learning how to use!

Yep, my cell phone serves my purposes; if I break down on the road, or have another emergency, I can call for help. That's the only reason I carry one. So I guess I am a dinosaur - lol!!

ZeldaZee said...

While I haven't seen the documentary, I have watched the three or four episodes on MTV, and I am really intrigued by the premise...because for about four years, I was the "Catfish" (even if there wasn't a term for it yet).

It was between 2000-2004 thereabouts, which is how I managed to get away with it- no Skype back then. It wasn't even for online dating– I was involved in an online RPG/fanfiction group and for whatever created an entirely new persona to interact with the group. "I" lived abroad (so that nobody would try and meet me in real life), and actually had a pretty boring "life": young mother with a colic-y infant, a dull desk job and a husband in college.

This went on for four years, and if anyone in the group suspected otherwise, I sure as Hell didn't know. I chatted with these people on AIM multiple times a week, shared stories about our lives, traded private jokes, and had a great time enjoying each others company. The group died a natural death, and really just in time- with webcams, Google, YouTube etc, there is no way I'd be able to pull that off these days and I'm astonished that anyone tries.

Why did I do it? Who knows. Not me. I was a relatively popular high school student, had plenty of friends, a loving family and a comfortable lifestyle- but for whatever reason, I wanted to be somebody else for awhile. Maybe it was embarrassment over being involved in this kind of group (although I was a pretty huge nerd, so WTH?). I would never do it again, and haven't.

The funny thing is? I miss that person I became. Sometimes I think, "I wonder what she's up to these days?" only to remind myself that "she" never existed. I Catfished myself!

Sheliah said...

Midnight Madness, You are so right! The library card suggestion does reek of mediocrity! What ever was I thinking? LOL

PatK said...

LoveMyGrandsons, you and I could be twins. Except I do have an iPad. I still don't know how to use our digital camera. :(

LoveMyGrandsons said...

PatK, hahaha! The only thing I know about my digital camera is how to snap a picture. One of the younger girls at work this week showed me how to review the pictures I've taken so they could see my grandsons!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Okay, I just finished watching Catfish, and I have to be honest and say I wasn't a big fan of it. I posted on here during some of the commercials, but as for the show itself, I just couldn't get into it. I usually like documentaries, but not this one.

I felt so sorry for Angela at the end, as well as Nev, but for the most part, I thought it was kind of boring. Just my opinion, folks.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

singlemomsorg

@Kateplusmy8 Hi Kate! We help low-income single moms in college so they can achieve /provide 4 fam. An inspiring grp! check @singlemomsorg

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WTH?

This has got to be a joke.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

PatK said... 94

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Anyone else here think the Busy Mom of 8 is heading to LA afttet the race? Or haeding to the hotel spa with Steve tomorrow?

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Sure... if someone else is footing the bill ;o)



JudyK said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 102
Okay, I just finished watching Catfish, and I have to be honest and say I wasn't a big fan of it. I posted on here during some of the commercials, but as for the show itself, I just couldn't get into it. I usually like documentaries, but not this one.

I felt so sorry for Angela at the end, as well as Nev, but for the most part, I thought it was kind of boring. Just my opinion, folks.
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Have to agree although I'm going to give future episodes a shot. Dr. Phil had an excellent show on this last Friday until he used the last thirty (30) minutes of it to make it all about him, as usual, and use it to promote his newest book.

Remona Blue said...

Catfish kept my interest, though I think it was too long. I didn't feel sorry for any of the people involved....They just didn't 'connect' for me in any way other than sort of an abstract interest in watching the puzzle pieces being fit together. I'm much more interested in the poster on this blog,

ZeldaZee said... 98
''I was involved in an online RPG/fanfiction group and for whatever created an entirely new persona to interact with the group...... Maybe it was embarrassment over being involved in this kind of group...''
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What on earth is an RPG/fanfiction group? Your ''embarrassment'' about the group made me even more curious. Your comment that ''I Catfished myself!'' made me smile.

JoyinVirginia said...

The dh and I watched Catfish this afternoon. It was intriguing, interesting. Dh thought the term Catfish would refer to phishing, like you have someone on the hook. It makes me wonder - who are some of these folks on twitter really?
Enough of a break, back to the Fifth Day Of Happy Dancing! Cause SAINT TONY OF THE BALLROOM AND MELISSA WON! I am dancing to the music of Dragon Sound, a fictional music group in this horrendously so-awful-it-is-hilarious 80s movie ” The Miami Connection” we saw last night. The star, tae Kwon do Grandmaster Kim actually introduced the film last night. He said if anyone was a fan of drama or romance or good acting they would be disappointed, but the action was great! It really is really, really bad. Motorcycle ninjas! Band members not even trying to play instruments! Tae Kwon Do! Orlando Florida gang brawls! driving on the beach on Daytona just to have shots of girls in bikinis! College classes on Basic A - the crowd absolutely roared at the sight of the real dinosaur computers. Cute guys who have less than zero acting ability running around shirtless! Sometimes you just gotta balance highbrow entertainment with a movie with no redeeming characteristics!

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Re: footing the bill. Could Our Kate actually be paying her/ Steve's expenses this time? If not, who is, seriously? CC fired her, and if the race group for some reason has a contract with her, whatever for? She brings nothing to the table, and she won't travel alone. If she's paying, then Skeevio's expenses would more than pay for those electronics her kids want this year. Guess Steve IS Santa, and only Kate believes.

ZeldaZee said...

@Remona Blue

"What on earth is an RPG/fanfiction group? Your ''embarrassment'' about the group made me even more curious. Your comment that ''I Catfished myself!'' made me smile. "
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RPG stands for "Role-Playing Game". Like "Dungeons and Dragons", but online. Fanfiction is fan-created stories written about movies, plays, celebrities, etc. In my case, the RPG and the fanfiction group were about the same movie, the game was a spinoff of the writer's group.

They are two very geeky things to be involved with, but I was (and still am) a colossal nerd and was never shy about that...so why I decided to create this persona for this group alone is beyond me.

AuntieAnn said...

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said... 103

singlemomsorg

@Kateplusmy8 Hi Kate! We help low-income single moms in college so they can achieve /provide 4 fam. An inspiring grp! check @singlemomsorg

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WTH?

This has got to be a joke.
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If they're looking for a donation from her, forget it.
If they're looking for a spokesperson in her, they'll regret it.
If they want to send her gifts, she'll be in like flint. Friendly reminder @singlemomsorg... Kate prefers cash.

Penny said...

Joy, sorry but I need to stop dancing for Tony and Melissa. My feet have blisters and my heart is tired from beating so fast.

Catfish, the whole concept, is extremely active and visible on the gosselin blogosphere. There was PennMommy. There's an enabler that constantly has new, unheard of medical conditions and will die any minute, there are fake people using Hater's names to make it look like they are posting death threats against enablers. It's ugly and it even happens on this blog.

Kate is a twit said...

I checked the onsite tracking for Kate's run and she has bib #8 again. Funny thing is that when I checked it earlier, her name didn't come up, so I put in 8 as a bib number and someone else's name came up. Did she make a big deal out of wanting #8 and they somehow managed to make the change for her? I'd like to know how she managed that. The online tracking doesn't have any town listed for her, but the mobile tracking still shows Las Vegas.

By the way, her "marathon girls" are also running the half. I wonder if they'll be running together.

Here's the tracking website link:

http://running.competitor.com/live-results#b=na&v=ptrack

Just type in Kate's name.

readerlady said...

LMG and PatK -- Make that triplets! I don't have an ipad or an ipod, no digital camera, and I don't even know how to use the camera on my iphone. The only reason I have an iphone is because I got it for $1 when I renewed my cell phone contract, and because I wanted to be able to use the personal hot spot function. I live out in the country, no DSL available, and WiFi can be iffy. I do have a Kindle, but I'm a bookaholic, so that was rather inevitable, LOL. I can't watch "Catfish". I don't get MTV. It isn't available on Netflix (streaming) or Hulu. My library may have the DVD, but their website is down for maintenance right now. I'll check again later. I refuse to watch anything streaming from Amazon on general principle because they refuse to provide closed captioning. That's so discriminatory of them and it's not like it costs them additional money to provide it. Most shows/movies are already closed captioned. I'll try to watch the 20/20 segment this evening or tomorrow.

Penny said...

I never felt the need to carry my music with me wherever I go. No i-anything except, "iTired"

localyocul said...

Can someone tell me what the Catfish series on MTV is about? I see it on Demand and says Nev is on it but what it it? Thanks..don't have time to watch yet

Penny said...

Am I the only one who laughs at Nev in his tighty whiteys?

Jane said...

localyocul said... 115

From Wikipedia:

Plot

According to the series creator, a "catfish" is an online figure who pretends to be someone they are not by using someone else's pictures and information. These "catfish" use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, usually with the intention of getting other people or a person to fall in love with them. MTV and the producers of the documentary film Catfish send Nev Schulman and his friend and filmmaker Max Joseph to help couples who have never met in real life. They want to know if the person they have had a relationship with and fallen in love with is the real deal or if they are a "catfish." Some couples have been together for a few months, others have been together for years. Nev, who has fallen victim of a "catfish," claims that he has received requests from people asking him for his help in determining whether or not their online-only significant other is lying or telling the truth about their identity, and that the people featured on the MTV series were hand-picked from these requests, which were a response to his indy film Catfish. Evidence of casting calls for the series has been used to discredit this explanation. Each episode is a different couple with a different story and Nev flies out to wherever they live and tries to help them by doing background checks and research to uncover the truth. He will contact the other person to get a meeting set up so they both can meet for the first time and documents the outcome.[2][3] Schulman says it's not all about pulling the rug out from under people.[1]

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

His tighty whities and his retainer lol. He's endearing.

AuntieAnn said...

Dmasy @ 71 - I love ya. What a great post. You are always the voice of reason here.

(btw, I am Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. I come here to chill)

boo said...

Her Royal Highness of course has to tweet that she's at the VIP tent. What a piece of work.

Monrovia said...

I liked the movie as well, but throughout there were hinky inconsistencies with lead me to believe it wasn't real. It's an interesting premise, though.

As for being "catfished", I'm convinced a woman who belongs to an online group I'm in has munchausen's by internet, as in she constantly seeks attention with a recurring tumor and other health problems. She obviously thrives off the positive attention she gets and otherwise seems to be a nice person so I (and others who suspect the same thing) tend to ignore her dramas and leave it at that.

Although my name is fake, my "Monrovia" persona is real. Although I tend to avoid providing specific details about myself, those of you who know me from other blogs and facebook should know that the details I do choose to share are real. So no "catfishing" here... Other than sharing the same identity as about six other "haters." *snort*

Jane said...

I picture Milo drooling:

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Yeah...I need that photo! What R U wearin this breezy afternoon? Guess it got 2cool 4 the running shorts? :)

Rhymes with Witch said...

Lilly or anyone, I need technical help. This is on my laptop only, but that is my primary computer.

I generally use Firefox. Suddenly, the name/url box became about 1/4 its usual size and I cannot change it so that I'm able to post.
So I went to google chrome and signed in successfully several times. Then all of a sudden the name/url box locked onto "Google Account."

This stays whether I sign in or not. I still get the drop down box and have tried to change it, but no matter what I do my post disappears into the ether and the box reverts to "Google Account."

Any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this would be welcome.

My techie DH has issues with IE, so that is not an option.

Jane said...

This from the college student - I think he's a freshman. She hasn't responded to his tweets from weeks past about some bracelets he was going to have made for her or about a get-together with 'fan'atic Paige.


theaustinmartin
@Kateplusmy8 I sent off your "little" gift and card in the mail... Let me know when you get it?!

localyocul said...

Thanks Jane!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Ok I'm rewatching and I forgot that Angela said she had cancer. Was that true or did she make that up too? Odd she kept it a secret until she met him.

Also Nev said the twists and drama Angela came up with were really smart. I tend to agree.

Remona Blue said...

At the very end, it was scrolled across the screen that Angela did NOT have cancer.

NJGal51 said...

I was reading a twitter feed and Walt said that Kate is at this race because she's got to fulfill the R&R contract that she signed last year. I do remember there being talk of an R &R contract at the time and that the BBB was leased for a year as part of the deal. If R&R did sign her to a contract for a year I'm guessing that it was based on the same type of info that CC got promoting Kate prompting them to sign her to a contract...and we all know how that turned out. She really hasn't done a thing to promote this race or anything R&R. I wonder if her "running girls" are on the same contract. It's all very curious.

Kate is a twit said...

I'm curious to see if her times and her "marathon girls" times are exactly the same, like they were last year.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I was reading a twitter feed and Walt said that Kate is at this race because she's got to fulfill the R&R contract that she signed last year. I do remember there being talk of an R &R contract at the time and that the BBB was leased for a year as part of the deal.

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If that's true, then wouldn't the contract expire with this race? I think the first marathon she did was the same one, Vegas last year. IIRC.

No more racing for you!

butterfly said...

Ok,
In reality I am not on the military- but SHHHH!! Dont tell the Navy- they will probably want to recoup all the checks they gave me...and the neat name tags that go on the uniforms...and the uniforms :|
LOL

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

At the very end, it was scrolled across the screen that Angela did NOT have cancer.


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Wow. Amazing that she kept lying even when he showed up at her door and could see it was all a big smoke screen.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kateplusmy8
You ready to report the play by play @MiloandJack ? It's very windy with windy gusts... So don't expect any records today, okay? :D

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She's already setting up an excuse why her times will be crappy. I love it. She even plans in advance for sucking. I guess the golf cart fell through.

Milo must be crapping her pants to be so anointed.

Oh another thing about Angela, I think she was very loving and gentle with her two special needs children--children by the way who weren't even hers.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Well, I WAS gonna ask for upbeat thoughts for my spate of tests tomorrow, but y'all might think I'm catfishing...

As for Kate, I think she had some contract with the rock n roll folks and this will be it. Don't really care.

Much more excited about littlest GS coming back later this week for a bit of an extended stay.

Lily...have you tried clearing your cache in both browsers? What operating system are you using?

aggiemom09121416 said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Yeah...I need that photo! What R U wearin this breezy afternoon? Guess it got 2cool 4 the running shorts? :)
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Milo would be a great at one of those 900 number jobs.

If the R&R contract began and ends with the LV marathon, it will be interesting to see if she ever runs again. I bet not. LOL
She really has exhausted all avenues, hasn't she? Her latest show biz venture involved a playboy playmate. Not exactly A list, is it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What R U wearin this breezy afternoon?

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Yet another kind of text I used to get from OH.

Ah the good ole days.

NJGal51 said...

Yes Admin, they're saying that the contract is up with this run.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So I guess time will tell what's next for her.

I have a suggestion: Get a job.

butterfly said...

How on earth can Kate not get creeped out by Milo's tweets?
That person would have me running for the hills, changing my identity and possibly even going off the grid for awhile to lose her.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


How on earth can Kate not get creeped out by Milo's tweets?
That person would have me running for the hills, changing my identity and possibly even going off the grid for awhile to lose her.

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Yeah but you're normal.

PatK said...

The fans are a gettin' excited!! There's apparently no one else runnin' this race besides Kate and her runnin' girls!!

Formerly Duped said...

VIP tent indeed...why are the marathon girls in it along with the amazing Kate? How convenient her picture won't load!

Heide said...

I just watched the movie Catfish and I liked it. I think I liked it primarily because I thought Nev was so sweet and it was an interesting view of why people "catfish". It made her life more exciting and interesting.

localyocul said...

So Milo is talking to herself on K8s twitter feed. Oh except this lady:

Andrea Swindall ‏@ImDrea
@kateplusmy8 Thank you for the great interview today for @intouchweekly @Life_and_Style :)

Now what

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

@kateplusmy8 Thank you for the great interview today for @intouchweekly @Life_and_Style :)
**
Um those are TABLOIDS. So tabloids are trash, except when Kate feels like giving an interview?

PatK said...

imdrea
@kateplusmy8 Thank you for the great interview today for @intouchweekly @Life_and_Style


&&&&&&&&

There's one interview so far!

Bearswife said...

A problem with the trackers? Pretty suspicious kHatie!

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Hmm..tracker is givin me mixed signals here..one says U got started @ 4:20..2nd says U went @ 4:34? Aw the joys of tech stuff!
33 sec ago from web

ampersmom said...

Mel
Praying for your SIL and the whole family. So thoughtful of you guys to give of your time to put up the lights so someone else can a have little bit of happiness.

Kate would not be able to mastermind that project because Kate would have to first think of someone other then herself and that is not gonna happen

berks resident said...

Ok I'm rewatching and I forgot that Angela said she had cancer. Was that true or did she make that up too? Odd she kept it a secret until she met him.
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I think she was totally backed into a corner when Nev arrived, she had no idea what to do so she came up with a very quick lie about cancer. Who could be mad at someone who had cancer?

Pity Party said...

That guy also tweets K*rstie essentially the same thing - a meet and greet - as well as Dance Moms.

carolina peach said...

What came first? The idea for a show to pitch to MTV or the documentary? Worked out well. Nev and friends are really good fishermen either way.

carezee said...

Does anyone remember her running friends names? It might be interesting to see what their times are.

Pity Party said...

Wow, nobody is following the race results over there. Just M/J and a couple of others. Where's the love and excitement from last year.

Lynn W. said...

Oh Butterfly #131 -- I agree about hating to return all those paychecks and the lovely uniforms you are issued. As a group you all look pretty showy. Now my grandson's navy coveralls aren't quite so showy but do the job. BTW, he was thrilled with his box with pancake mix & syrup. He hosted a pancake breakfast that was very well received. I see there was a big Islamist protest in Bahrain over Kim Kardashian's new milkshake shop. Sheesh!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The documentary was way before the show. Years before.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She's running a 9.18 mile. Is that good or bad?

Kate is a twit said...

carezee said... 152

Their names are Ellen Lamar and Paula Congelio. At the 5K mark, both Paula and Kate have the exact same time-Ellen is a little behind them.

Kate
Point Time Time of Day Pace
5K 00:28:52 5:03:01 pm 09:18

Paula
Point Time Time of Day Pace
5K 00:28:52 5:03:02 pm 09:18

Ellen
Point Time Time of Day Pace
5K 00:31:24 5:05:34 pm 10:07

You can follow them here:

http://running.competitor.com/live-results#b=RJV7KDYH~3-RNE8G7HL~2-R5XGYM9S~4&v=ptrack

carezee said...

Thanks for the info Kate is a twit. Weird that Kate and Paula have the same exact time.

Kate is a twit said...

carezee--they had the exact same times last year too--for all points for the full marathon.

I wonder if they're pacing each other, and crossing the timing mats together, but it seems strange that Ellen is almost 3 minutes behind them. You would think all 3 would stick together, if that were the case.

PatK said...

Wonder why she only did the half this year. Guess she's not as tough as she thought and that full marathon last year was too much for her... hence the scooter ride?

Super woman, my behind.

Kate is a twit said...

Looks like Kate left the "marathon girls" behind. Paula & Ellen haven't reached 10K yet.

Kate
Point Time Time of Day Pace Avg. Pace
10K 00:58:23 5:32:32 pm 09:30 09:24

Kate is a twit said...

Milo apparently doesn't understand how long a half marathon is.

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Yay...U just posted the 10k mark!Just a few miles more!? :) YaY!!!!

10K=6.2 miles
half= 13.1 miles

So she's only run about half the race-she has more than a "few" more miles.

carezee said...

I hate to say this but I won't believe her time unless there is someone there as an eye witness. The other ladies do this all the time. The one that was the same time as her at 5k hasn't shown up to the 10k yet. Seems odd to me.

Kate is a twit said...

carezee said... 163

I saw that too. Ellen reached the 10k point, but what happened to Paula? Something does seem fishy again.

Kate is a twit said...

mikedoria
On the carpet @runrocknroll: @kateplusmy8 who tells me her max is #10 miles in one run to train. Posing w/ @Cirque #KAhttp://t.co/15WujdTQ(preview)

On Nov. 17, Kate tweeted:

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
Just back from running a little over 12 miles... Ate everything in my fridge lol, now I'm off to accomplish my never ending list of 'to do'!

Did Kate just get caught in another lie? She tells this guy that her max is 10 miles in one run to train, but yet she tweeted that she ran a little over 12 miles two weeks ago?

Zoe said...

I enjoyed watching Catfish but some of the scene's seemed a little unbelievable to be recordings of first ever meetings. For example, can you imagine taking three strange young men in your car over to another person's house and introducing them to 2 little girls? One was her daughter, but the other had no connection to the whole thing. And that footage of the little girl in the house on the stairway was creepy to me. No sign of any other adults around. And what was up with him taking mail out of that mailbox? From what I saw he didn't just pull it out and look at it, but kept it with him. Strange.

Kate is a twit said...

Now Paula's time is showing for the 10 mile point, but not the 10K point. Weird.

Kate
Point Time Time of Day Pace Avg. Pace

START 00:00:00 4:34:10 pm --
5K 00:28:52 5:03:01 pm 09:18
10K 00:58:23 5:32:32 pm 09:30
10M 01:36:15 6:10:24 pm 10:01 09:38

Paula
Point Time Time of Day Pace Avg. Pace

START 00:00:00 4:34:10 pm --
5K 00:28:52 5:03:02 pm 09:18
10M 01:33:17 6:07:27 pm 09:21 09:20






Avg. Pace

09:38

Kate is a twit said...

Sorry that came out all jumbled. Looks like Paula is ahead of Kate, and Ellen is lagging behind.

By the way, Kate's finish time for the SD half was 01:56:43 with a pace of 8:55. So it doesn't look like she's going to beat it, but she wasn't lying about the winds. I looked at the live TV coverage, and they did say it was very windy.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And what was up with him taking mail out of that mailbox? From what I saw he didn't just pull it out and look at it, but kept it with him

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It was HIS postcards, no one had ever picked it up. I would have taken it too especially since the whole thing was crashing down right then.

carezee said...

Kate is a twit... don't you find the whole thing a bit odd? I wish we knew someone who was running there. The fact that all of a sudden her pictures on her phone don't work.... makes you wonder.

Kate is a twit said...

carezee--now that Kate's, Paula's and Ellen's times are all different, I think the times are legit. It was just weird that no time showed for Paula for l0K.

As far as the pictures go-perhaps Ellen and Paula did not want their pictures posted, and Kate just made up that excuse.

Kate is a twit said...

carezee--there was just a note posted on the tracking site, which could explain no 10K time for Paula:

NOTE: We are experiencing a problem receiving some times for the 10K
Thank You for your patience!

ampersmom said...

I don;t know for sure but I suspect that Kate's transmitter problems early was when her and Ellen switched. That these slower times for Ellen is actually Kate's real times. I could be wrong but....then we know how honest Kate is

carezee said...

Kate is a twit. Thank you for all the info you have provided tonight. You're the best:)

Kate is a twit said...

carezee--You're quite welcome.

carolina peach said...

Is anyone following Milo's tweets? Every few minutes there is more update nonsense. If you get a chance, skim through them and insert the voice of a man from the 50s or 60s giving the update on a horse race. She's going to need splints on those thumbs.


Jane said...

If the non-fans would stop tweeting, it would be crazy Milo jabbering to herself and two other tweeters, which would make a huge statement to any press looking at her feed.

Jane said...

And Kate sees nothing wrong with this?

In case you were wondering, @MiloandJack is a huge Kate Gosselin fan. As a matter of fact, she is such a big fan, she had the honor of live blogging Gosselin's entire race. Needless to say, Kate was off and running, kicking up her heels and getting a little exercise on a windy December evening... with a little support from a dedicated fan.
http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981792689

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