Saturday, July 16, 2016

TLC Block Party


Kate, Mady and Cara will be in attendance at TLC's promotional event today in Chicago.



http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/tlc-summer-block-party/about-block-party/

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FlimsyFlamsy said...

Sad but true (#10), if the cameras are rolling, I guess TFW and the twins will be helping to make meals. It might be the lesser of 2 evils for TFW. She may prefer doing actual work to having to mingle with the mediocre!

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I hope that Steve takes the job of protecting those two teenagers as seriously as he does guarding TFW. What happened a month ago to that young singer should add some seriousness to the importance of security at these fan meet and greets. I don't care if people have been vetted -- I think a deranged person will find a way to do harm if that is their intent.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...



I hope that Steve takes the job of protecting those two teenagers as seriously as he does guarding TFW. What happened a month ago to that young singer should add some seriousness to the importance of security at these fan meet and greets. I don't care if people have been vetted -- I think a deranged person will find a way to do harm if that is their intent.



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I agree. This is serious. There has been a string of attacks at low security public events and as you said a very recent slaying of a celebrity greeting their fans. Heavy security is warranted, but who knows if they have implemented that. This is just one of a million reasons to not make your children become celebrities.

Sad but true said...

The FAQs for this block party are very interesting (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tlc-block-party-2016-tickets-24822696353). About the only thing "free" is admission. Food and drink are available at a price. I don't know if this is the same as last year, I was under the impression that if you're throwing a party, food and drink are on you (that is, TLC). I guess all they are doing is securing the space and the "talent" (I do baulk at using that word for anyone connected to TLC). And it appears they got under 100 RSVPs.

What if you threw a block party and nobody came?

Deliverence said...

I was under the impression that if you're throwing a party, food and drink are on you (that is, TLC).

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Yes, if you're throwing a party at your home. I don't think I've heard of an event where hundreds or thousands are going to attend and the food and drink is free.

Deliverence said...

Sad but true said... 4
And it appears they got under 100 RSVPs.

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Where is the info that there were less than 100 RSVPs?

Formerly Duped said...

No offense to the twins, but publicity-speaking, wouldn't people rather see the tups on display?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Sad but true said... 4
And it appears they got under 100 RSVPs.

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Where is the info that there were less than 100 RSVPs?


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It's on the EventBrite.

100 RSVPs! That's just covers the cast and crews' family and friends who happen to live in the area, lol.

Didn't the rent out a big stadium for this? 100 is going to look like nothing in a big room. Although in fairness to them I don't think a bunch of people are real keen on going to big public events in stadiums right now with little to know explanation of the security plan--their attendance is suffering from the shock and awe of the news. Lots more people might want to go, but are feeling uncomfortable about it.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Formerly Duped (#7), that's a good question. I wonder if it was strictly a financial decision: TLC only wanting to pay airfare and hotel for 3 people instead of 7 (not counting Steve). Especially since it seems to have been a last-minute decision to even include the family at all.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I was under the impression that if you're throwing a party, food and drink are on you (that is, TLC).

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Yes, if you're throwing a party at your home. I don't think I've heard of an event where hundreds or thousands are going to attend and the food and drink is free.

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Really? I've seen lots of events in public places where the food was complimentary. When you throw a party the implication is the host provides the food. I have to agree it's a little tacky to throw a PR event and then cheap out on giving people a little food and water while they're there. It wouldn't cost that much to provide hotdogs, hamburgers, and sodas to 100 guests.

TLC stinks said...

No offense to the twins, but publicity-speaking, wouldn't people rather see the tups on display?

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Then who take care of the animals? Since the twins are very late sleepers, you think they help out with the puppies? Nah. Kate can bribe the twins for the Block Party.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

8 kids unscripted is too much potential for disaster, like one or two getting bratty and throwing fits. Kate's smart enough to know that's a bad idea.

She can keep control of just two, the older twins, and like other poster said, there's a big bribe waiting at the end of this one. They probably got a shopping spree in Chicago. I bet they got to bring their BFF too.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#12), I also think TFW is hoping there's a possibility the twins could get a spin-off like the Duggar girls did. As long as she could keep her own mug on the screen, and have a producer credit, and still be in control of the girls' earnings, she'd be all over that idea.

NJGal51 said...

EVENT DETAILS:

A FREE event open to the public! Join TLC and your favorite TLC personalities as they bring summer fun to Chicago with great music, food, games, a fun kids' zone and on-stage and booth activities, including: cookie decorating with the CAKE BOSS Buddy Valastro, a hair and nail salon with the LONG ISLAND MEDIUM Theresa Caputo, a ring toss with the SISTER WIVES, a green/screen photo space with your friends from SAY YES TO THE DRESS and SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA and a " jazz hands" arts and crafts activity with Jazz and her family from I AM JAZZ.

The Roloff Farms Kid's Zone will feature a special art project, coloring sheets & art supplies for kids of all ages, brought to you by Blick Art Materials.

In support of TLC's Give A Little campaign, Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, will also be present at the event to educate people about hunger in the U.S. and here in the Chicago area. Feeding America, along with The Pack Shack, will challenge attendees to package 50,000 lunches by the end of the day. The meals will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a local Feeding America member food bank.

We hope to see you Saturday at Solider Field in Chicago!
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I would assume that when the ad say "...great music, FOOD, games..." that the food is free. They list the different events that the talent will be taking part in but not a word about TFW & company. I guess they'll throw them into an event at the last minute.

Sue said...

I wish the twins would get a spin off (a couple of episodes at least) and one of them could turn into more of a diva than she's already showing herself to be. Kate would have hell to pay then when she starts to scream about it being her money and she can do what she wants.

Deliverence said...

Really? I've seen lots of events in public places where the food was complimentary. When you throw a party the implication is the host provides the food. I have to agree it's a little tacky to throw a PR event and then cheap out on giving people a little food and water while they're there. It wouldn't cost that much to provide hotdogs, hamburgers, and sodas to 100 guests.

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I've been to events too where the food and drink were complimentary, openings at art galleries for example--wine and cheese, etc., for as long as it lasts. Weddings, of course, but those aren't open to the public. I was at a huge block party where everyone brought a dish. However, I honestly don't recall any events where the hosts expected to fill a stadium where the food and drinks were complimentary. This event is more like a fair, a celebrity-viewing fair. Fairs have food and drink stands but don't offer it free. I doubt TLC rented a stadium, as you said, expecting only 100 people. If only 100 attend I'll be very surprised. If people are actually avoiding going to public events because of all the recent terrorist activity, this TLC event won't be the only one with a small attendance.

NJGal51 said...

@Kateplusmy8: Come join us at Soldier Field in Chicago 12-5 today! #CantWaitToMeetYou #TLC #BlockParty
https://instagram.com/p/BH7ffXAjonx/
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My guess? They've got a bunch of signs to pick from and attendees will be able to stand in front of the "I AM" sign with the sign of their choice.

Jamesvader1194 said...

@Sue Actually you know what would be the biggest Karma to hit Kate?If the twins did the exact same thing Kate did to her family and say"No one makes money from this show except me."and they alienate her from their lives.Just like what Kate did to her family.

Formerly Duped said...

Who will stay with the tups? Deanna? Not Jon I guess.

fade2black said...

Nobody expected P.T. Barnum to provide free popcorn so it's expecting a lot for TLC to furnish the food AND the freaks.

I'm very disappointed that my favorite art supply store is associated with this shitshow. Not that they will care, but they will be hearing from me.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Formerly Duped (#19), I was thinking Deanna would be with TFW today to do her makeup, and possibly the girls', too.

NJGal51 said...

The CUBS are in town today and I'm guessing that they'll be more of a draw than the TLC event.

TLC stinks said...

I never thought for a minute the food and drinks would be complimentary. TLC uses the description of a "block party" as a friendly get-together, but it's not.

I assume the nanny is home with the tups. Deanna only appears if there is filming. Besides, she'd be a third wheel with Steve.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Traditionally PR events provide complimentary food and drinks. Nothing fancy, but enough to be gracious to all the journalists who are going to say good things about you and make sure they're not starving while they decide what to write about you.

This isn't *really* a carnival where you would expect to pay $8 for fried dough. This is a press event to promote good publicity for the network.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

My guess? They've got a bunch of signs to pick from and attendees will be able to stand in front of the "I AM" sign with the sign of their choice.


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Yeah. I noticed Cara and Mady picked a sign I'd probably pick up. I am "me" and I am "limitless."

Kate, however, picks up a sign that makes it about others and implies that others have got it all wrong about her. Her sign is: "I am more than meets the eye." She can't help but constantly be trying to re-write the narrative and try to tell a differing story than what everyone else can plainly see. Even in the I am campaign she wants to keep peddling this idea that she's not really what she puts out there. Please.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Deanna only appears if there is filming. Besides, she'd be a third wheel with Steve.


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But who will do the spackle work? Is that in the rode manager's job description?

Carole said...

It looks like the Block Party is being held at "Stadium Green", a park like setting outside of the actual Soldier's Field stadium. The area is quite beautiful with a lot of trees, monuments, and sits not far from the lake. They're lucky the Chicago weather for today is going to be fairly mild because this time of year it's often hot and very humid.

100 RSVPs though is pitiful. Oh well. Perhaps TLC will get the message viewers aren't very happy with their programming and/or their 'talent'.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#24), and I find the rewriting of history particularly disingenuous when TFW herself proclaimed the show the "realest reality," and said, "what you see is what you get."

TLC stinks said...

Steve took the picture too far away, but don't Kate's boobs look ginormous? I mean bigger than before.

Jeanne said...

I looked at Kate's IG. There's a comment on the pics of Kate holding a dog "Animal love is unconditional." It might be, but to most of us the love of our kids is unconditional. It must be hard for the kids watching her show these dogs that love, even if she only does it for photos. I don't remember pics of Kate hugging her kids that way.

Deliverence said...

Pretty sure there are more than 100 people there. You can watch it live on the TLC Facebook page. The camera has panned the crowd. Last year there were more than 4000. That's a lot of people to feed for free.

I must say the group performing right now is horrible.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

The Eventbrite was how you attended this event. When they saw it was only 100 takers they probably contacted a casting agency and had a bunch of extras bussed in to fill in the gaps. Simple enough to make the event look well attended for the press.

Q said...

No surprise...looks like Steve is there. https://twitter.com/CarrieFashngirl/status/754389463095058432

Deliverence said...

3000-4000 thousand is a lot of extras to bus in.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


3000-4000 thousand is a lot of extras to bus in.



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There's not 3,000-4,000 people there! Cut me a break!! Try a few hundred! I took a screen grab from the live feed and posted it on this post. Where are the crowds?

Blowing In The Wind said...

Steve took the picture too far away, but don't Kate's boobs look ginormous? I mean bigger than before.

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That should make Austin a very happy boy.

Deliverence said...

There's not 3,000-4,000 people there! Cut me a break!! Try a few hundred! I took a screen grab from the live feed and posted it on this post. Where are the crowds?


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What time was that in Chicago? 9 am? Most people probably havdn't even arrived at that time.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

What time was that in Chicago? 9 am? Most people probably havdn't even arrived at that time.

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I was looking at a replay of the live feed from just an hour ago. It was already far past 2 in Chicago, and the event was already well underway (it started at noon). The live feed proves the video I was watching occurred when it did--that's why it's live. The event did not start until noon. No one was doing a live feed at 9am.

I've provided you picture proof there are only a few hundred people there well into two hours into the event. You are free to provide picture proof of the 4,000 people you claim are there. Just like Kate's book signing. I could see no one was there, I was THERE, yet there were her sheeple claiming it was so very well attended.

Aninnymouse said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 3



The scariest thing about the attack in Nice is it just proves the point that you can take away everyone's guns pretty much like what France has done, and crazy people will still exist and still find other ways to kill masses of people. They're just getting more creative. We've got to go deeper than the guns. In fact, the hyper focus on the guns has caused us to lose valuable time.
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Terrorism is not the only, or even the main, reason behind the need for serious gun control.


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Strawman argument. After the Orlando attacks all people could talk about was gun control, as if that were the answer. Yet, before and since then there have been an alarming number of terrorism attacks that never involved guns at all, several in countries who have very strict gun laws. One after the other.

The point being made is that to even remotely suggest that gun control has anything to do with preventing terrorism is getting to be just nonsensical at this point. And, an alarming distraction and waste of time when the focus should be on intelligence and prevention. The gun control lobby absolutely has their hearts in the right place, but when it gets to the point where it's distracting from other ways to prevent death and destruction, it hurts more than it helps.
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When I think of the need for gun control terrorism, acts commited by ISIS or ISIS-like groups for sick religious/power reasons, is far down on the list. Very far down. I see that this may be a minority view.

Jane said...

From what's showing on IG and Twitter this isn't worthy of even a little whoop. Looks poorly attended and ....yawn.
One of quite a few negative comments
Cleaning and watching #TLCBlockParty Wow, just wow (not good wow either). 😳

Sad but true said...

Comment from TLC FB page:

Today at 11:50am
"I am disapointed that TLC didn't advertise or advertise enough about the block party, because I live in Chicago and I love Sister Wives, I am Jazz, My Big Fat Fab Life, etc, and now I can't go because I just found out today."

I think this was all about photo ops for TLC. I don't think they really care if this is well attended or not. It's just more bullshit from the bullshittingest network that ever was.

Mary Ann said...

Here's Stevie https://www.facebook.com/TLCMeNow/videos/1755503101374796/

Susan1956 said...

Blowing In The Wind said... 26

But who will do the spackle work? Is that in the rode manager's job description?
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rode manager's. Freudian slip or deliberate? Either way, spot on.

Sad but true said...

You really have to dig to find the "live" video of this event, but Admin is correct. I would doubt there are more than 500 people there, lots and lots of open space. I just viewed a clip (recorded 30 minutes ago) of Cake Boss playing with a band, and it's really rather pathetic. If you want to see clips, go to the TLC Twitter and then you have to dig from there. I was unable to locate the supposed "live feed" either on their Twitter or TLC FB. But there are these video snippets.

Deliverence said...

You are free to provide picture proof of the 4,000 people you claim are there.


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In my original post I said I was pretty sure there would be more than 100 people there. The 4000 number came from an article from an article about last year's.

Sad but true said...

Kate's Twitter TL tells the story pretty well. Only a ONE photo posted with Kate & twins + "fans" so far (there may be a few more on various instagrams), and they're 3.5 hours in. Last year in Philly there were quite a few more mentions on Twitter and a lot more photos.

I do wonder if TLC will be telling us how many of those 50,000 meals for Feeding America they manage to get out today.

Sue said...

https://instagram.com/p/BH7oJ-3AtFd/

It doesn't look like 4,000 to me and this seems to be a main event. If you go to Instagram and search on #tlcblockparty you're also not going to see all that many pictures of fans posting pictures with TFWb buddy seems to be the biggest draw.

Layla said...

Eventbrite says that food and beverages are available for purchase TLC=cheapskates. It would be fun to have one of our posters attend and report back.

Susan1956 said...

Sad but true said... 46

Kate's Twitter TL tells the story pretty well. Only a ONE photo posted with Kate & twins + "fans" so far (there may be a few more on various instagrams), and they're 3.5 hours in.
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Adm, can you post this picture in the post? For those of us who are blocked from TFMJG's Twitter feed for being too 'negative'? Hee, hee.

Sad but true said...

Susan1956, here's the link:

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=Kateplusmy8%20&src=typd

Still the only photo that's been tweeted to her TL.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


When I think of the need for gun control terrorism, acts commited by ISIS or ISIS-like groups for sick religious/power reasons, is far down on the list. Very far down. I see that this may be a minority view.


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Minority or majority view I don't know, but I agree with you, gun control has little to nothing to do with our problem with terrorism. So many attacks don't involved guns at all, and of those that do, if guns were taken away and couldn't be found illegally, they would just use one of the dozens of other ways terrorism acts have been committed: trucks, planes, bombs, pressure cookers, knives, cyber attacks, any other way to cause destruction.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I think this was all about photo ops for TLC. I don't think they really care if this is well attended or not. It's just more bullshit from the bullshittingest network that ever was.


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Now that you say that I think you're right about that. They're looking for photo ops. It's about PR, not being good neighbors.

It's very expensive to launch a comprehensive advertising campaign everyone is sure to see. They are better off doing advertising for free or cheap via the internet, and then pay a couple grand to bus in some extras to fill in any gaps. Advertising through other methods--commercials, print media, could run in the tens of thousands of dollars when extras are only a couple grand.

I did see a short clip of Kate on stage with the twins playing some kind of game where she stuffs a laundry basket full of stuff. The twins were just standing there. I saw two or three girls their age standing behind them--not sure if those were audience members or their friends. It was very Dionne like. I got bored after about 20 seconds and didn't stick around to figure out what was happening.

ncgirl said...

Of course, Milo in the boondocks commented, "Those signs fit don't they? Kate is definitely "more than meets the eye..." :) Complex lady! Multiple talents! :)"

If she means a talent for exploiting and grifting.

Susan1956 said...

Sad but true said... 50

Susan1956, here's the link:

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=Kateplusmy8%20&src=typd

Still the only photo that's been tweeted to her TL.
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Thanks! Milo is slobbering, other comments are brutal.

Sunset Blvd said...

What happened to that Austin guy? Last I saw was that he was 10th in line, now that tweet is gone and there is nothing; no picture, no comment, nothing.

jamezvader1194 said...

How the hell does milo,who claims to have all these connections with Kate and knows everything about her family,can't even tell the twins apart? @MiloandJack 1h1 hour ago

Ok...those #SoonToBe16 girls of yours have me confused? Which is which? Cara is the tallest? Is that Mady to your right? @Kateplusmy8


Layla said...

Admin said (24)… Even in the I am campaign she wants to keep peddling this idea that she's not really what she puts out there. Please.
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The funny thing is, the kids' comments on the show absolutely back up the impression we have had of her all along. So, the "realest reality" show plus her own kids are lying? I don't buy it.

I have checked out the live feed a few times today, and you're right, this was an embarrassingly poorly-attended event. the brass at TLC should feel humiliated.

ncgirl said...

"What happened to that Austin guy? Last I saw was that he was 10th in line, now that tweet is gone and there is nothing; no picture, no comment, nothing."

Maybe he got disillusioned with his idol.

NJGal51 said...

Austin posted a picture of himself sitting next to TFW at her table but has since taken it down. I wonder what's up with that. He's a star fugger if ever there was one and loves to post his picture with them.

TLC stinks said...

What a bust! And from what has been described, the twins are bored, as any 15 years old would be, LOL. What is this, some cheap carnival? With the small amount of effort put into the publicity, I'd say TLC had to go through with this but you won't see it happen next year. Their "talent" just isn't that special or new. Better ways to spend a nice day in Chicago.

Layla said...

Oh, my, I just saw that TLC is going to have its first scripted show!
Perhaps they are beginning to realize that their reality TV/freakshow lineup isn't really working anymore. This does not bode well for the reality folks who have convinced themselves that they are big stars. The scripted show is a Tyler Perry one, so it night end up doing well. I hope it does!

FlimsyFlamsy said...

TLC stinks (#60), maybe "What a bust!" Is what Austin said when he looked at TFW's "good bra!"

Kinda weird that he posted a picture and then it disappeared. Was Stevie playing Mall Cop again?

NJGal51 said...

@TheAustinMartin: Love me some @Kateplusmy8!!! #TLCBlockParty @TLC http://twitter.com/TheAustinMartin/status/754441428483309568/photo/1
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He just reposted the picture with TFW.

Localyocul said...

He was cooking but now he's with her

https://twitter.com/theaustinmartin/status/754438514616459264
Making meals with @tooclosetohome's @D_SAVRE and @Brockohurn! @tylerperry @TLC #TLCBlockParty


Https://twitter.com/theaustinmartin/status/754441428483309568
Love me some @Kateplusmy8!!! #TLCBlockParty @tlc

Over And Out said...

I just looked at the Austin tweet and the picture is still there...

Austin Martin ‏@TheAustinMartin 14m14 minutes ago
Love me some @Kateplusmy8!!! #TLCBlockParty @tlc

He has his arm around the back of Kate's chair.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h2 hours ago
Ok...those #SoonToBe16 girls of yours have me confused? Which is which? Cara is the tallest? Is that Mady to your right? @Kateplusmy8

Milo, you really are nuts. You can't tell them apart? Geez. I guess when it's all about Kate, you do tend to ignore the kids.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h2 hours ago
@Mydmaxx @Kateplusmy8 Those signs fit don't they? Kate is definitely "more than meets the eye..." :) Complex lady! Multiple talents! :)

Oh, gag me. Just get a room.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Oh, my, I just saw that TLC is going to have its first scripted show!
Perhaps they are beginning to realize that their reality TV/freakshow lineup isn't really working anymore. This does not bode well for the reality folks who have convinced themselves that they are big stars.


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GOOD.

Reality tv is old news. That was so 2002. Everyone's doing scripted TV now, and those that aren't are going to get left behind. TLC already has.

Localyocul said...

I wonder how much the twins made for this stupid do nothing gif. Great lesson on how to make big bucks doing nothing. Bet they insisted on their own paychecks

Over And Out said...

Adm, can you post this picture in the post? For those of us who are blocked from TFMJG's Twitter feed for being too 'negative'? Hee, hee.

))))))))))

I don't have Twitter, but I can see the tweets on her timeline by going to the Twitter default link.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

NJGal51 (#59), long before that term was coined, the Monkees had a song about groupies called Star Collector. "She's a star collector (collector of stars), she only seems to please young celebrities."
Written by Carole King, by the way!

Layla said...

https://press.discovery.com/us/tlc/programs/tlc-upfront-release-2016-2017/

Has anyone seen this? It talks about TLC's upcoming shows, and mentions the scripted show, plus some other new ones (back to home decorating and property stuff), plus upcoming seasons of several existing shows…but no mention of K+8 in the lineup. They do mention Kate as part of the "I Am" promotion, but nothing on airing the show. Isn't that interesting?

foxy said...

What the heck is Kate wearing with those leggings? It looks like half a shirt is gone. Very friendly indeed. What a life those kids lead. If it weren't for the tups they would not be where they are today and those kids are ignored. You would think they would do something fun also. Maybe the nannies took them somewhere.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Layla (#61), the news about TLC venturing into scripted TV should have TFW shaking in her gladiator sandals. She's had all her eggs in their basket for a few years now, since her one-off gigs like DWTS and CA seem to have dried up. She was clearly second string at this event today, and her special 10-year anniversary episode has been scheduled and pulled twice now. But is she even savvy enough to be concerned, or does she still think she's a beloved celebrity?

Susan1956 said...

Mady doesn't look too thrilled in the picture of Austin leaning over mom and hanging onto the back of her chair.

Rainbowsandunicorns said...

Margaret Meade ‏@DonutsForCollin 11m11 minutes ago
@TwitTartwif @ellamenopea @TheAustinMartin @Kateplusmy8 he has been making horrible suggestive remarks to Alley about her breasts for years

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Speaking of Austin. I agree with the tweeter. I read several of his tweets over the past years (ever since he wanted to meet up with Kate for some kind of a fan get-together) and his tweets were disgusting...immature, very suggestive with no class whatsoever. He was so hung up on Kirstie's "rack" and made no apologies about it. Just pestered her about her breasts. Sick.

Susan1956 said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 72

Layla (#61), the news about TLC venturing into scripted TV should have TFW shaking in her gladiator sandals. She's had all her eggs in their basket for a few years now, since her one-off gigs like DWTS and CA seem to have dried up. She was clearly second string at this event today, and her special 10-year anniversary episode has been scheduled and pulled twice now. But is she even savvy enough to be concerned, or does she still think she's a beloved celebrity?
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I think her that fantasy has become her reality and she may not truly care if she is sitting on a truckload of money and has some investments which also provide an income.

foxy said...

That Austin Martin character is rather scary looking. He posted pictures with the Sister Wives crew also. He looks to be in his 30s or so.

Sandi said...

Austin Martin frequently tweets Kristie Alley.
Has he ever mentioned a girlfriend?

Austin Martin @TheAstinMartin Jun22
Congrats on the new grandbaby! You're
now a hot "GILF" hahaha
#SexyGrandma #Rack @kristiealley

Sad but true said...

Rainbowsandunicorns said... 74

I don't know if anyone else recalls, a few years ago Kirstie Alley and one other celeb (whose name escapes me) were running some kind of contest on either Twitter or FB, and the prize was you got to do a sleepover with the two of them at one of their homes. Austin won, so he has more than just a photo acquaintance with Kirstie's, um . . . assets.

Math Girl said...

Susan1956 said... 73
Mady doesn't look too thrilled in the picture of Austin leaning over mom and hanging onto the back of her chair.
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I don't see Mady in the picture at all. Maybe he cropped her out when he re-posted it?

Over In TFW's County said...

Speaking of Austin. I agree with the tweeter. I read several of his tweets over the past years (ever since he wanted to meet up with Kate for some kind of a fan get-together) and his tweets were disgusting...immature, very suggestive with no class whatsoever. He was so hung up on Kirstie's "rack" and made no apologies about it. Just pestered her about her breasts. Sick.

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There is something really "off" about a college age kid who is hung up on older women celebrities and their boobs. That one scares me.

He also seems to think he's been born with the proverbial silver spoon. His tweets are always "me, me, me."

So did spooky Goody get to the block party?

Over In TFW's County said...

This does not bode well for the reality folks who have convinced themselves that they are big stars.

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And will be in demand for all eternity!

Over In TFW's County said...

Oh, gag me. Just get a room.

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lol! Would Gladys know what to do with Kate if she did get a room? Would Kate have to feed her vanilla ice cream at 11 p.m.?

Yep. Gag me with a wooden spoon!

Layla said...

Susan1956,
I agree that she probably has piles of money, but I also think she desperately craves cameras and "fame". She has made it clear over the years that she wants nothing more than to be on TV, and I don't think any amount of money will fill that need. She needs cameras, she needs attention, and she needs to feel, because of the cameras and attention, that she is better than everyone else around her. Being on TV makes her feel special and important in a way that money by itself cannot.

NJGal51 said...

I agree that TFW craves the fame. Without it she's just a mother of 8 from somewhere in PA. Yes she's probably got a shit ton of money, but she's from somewhere in PA and isn't rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in NY and LA. I'm sure she's made some trips to NY but the paps don't care and no one reports on her any more. If all else fails she'll try to get a YouTube channel going. If she's not in the spotlight she's just Katie Irene, mother of 8, from somewhere in PA.

Susan1956 said...

Pity TFMJG has never learned to nurture relationships with her previous co-stars or with the people that work for the various shows.

Another missed opportunity.

http://www.eonline.com/shows/famously_single

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Susan1956 (#85), you're right -- TFW has squandered so many opportunities for herself. Even if she was too lazy to actually nurture relationships, she might still get new gigs if she wasn't so darn unpleasant. At this stage of the game, her reputation precedes her. And that's why she's stuck being TLC's side piece.

GollyGee said...

This was a post on the Get Real LOL TLC on Facebook.

So today was the TLC block party in Chicago. WE HAD A BLAST!!! Omg seriously so much fun!!! Theresa and Larry are awesome!!! Our daughter drew Theresa a picture and she adored her!!

Every celebrity was so nice and so happy to see everyone! The lines were so long and we didn't get to take a group shot with the sister wives cast. I'm not going to lie, I LOVE them and was disappointed.

After the autograph session, the TLC crew took them away for a interview. Everyone was trying to take a pic with them.. The TLC cast tried stopping it because they were so busy. I was standing there kinda feeling disappointed because I really wanted to meet them.

I kid you not.. Kody came up to me, grabbed my phone out of my hand and took a selife with me!!!! I didn't even ask for a picture because I know they were overwhelmed but I really really wanted to bombard them LOL. I couldn't believe it!!!

Seriously that was so so cool he came up to me like that and took a pic with me!! Like he literally grabbed my phone out of my hand. He probably saw the disappointment in my face. He is SO nice. He is so awesome!!!!!!

Christine is a riot..so so funny! I told Mary I loved her lol. We met Amy Rolloff and she was so sweet and loved our daughter. Sorry this is so long but I couldn't keep it in. It was so awesome.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Austin won, so he has more than just a photo acquaintance with Kirstie's, um . . . assets.

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Didn't he post a picture of himself snuggling in the comforting warmth of her ample bosom?

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

I agree with Over (80). This guy is very strange.

Austin Martin ‏@TheAustinMartin 30m30 minutes ago
Finally met this hottie!! @Kateplusmy8 @TLCmeNow @TLC #TLCBlockParty

GollyGee said...

NJGal51 said... 84
I agree that TFW craves the fame. Without it she's just a mother of 8 from somewhere in PA. Yes she's probably got a shit ton of money, but she's from somewhere in PA and isn't rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in NY and LA. I'm sure she's made some trips to NY but the paps don't care and no one reports on her any more. If all else fails she'll try to get a YouTube channel going. If she's not in the spotlight she's just Katie Irene, mother of 8, from somewhere in PA.

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The last line of your post sounds like a country song about Katie Irene! hahaha

I can't get it out of my head!

GollyGee said...

My gosh, did she upgrade the cup size?

Compared to the halter top Hawaiian wedding dress, she is humongous!

I hope she didn't use the kids money to pay for them! Steve also is looking older and he looks like he has gained weight and he needs a haircut.

Someone posted that Gina was not at Kate's when Steve and his sons were there when she was running around in the nude bikini. She loves doing things like that. Remember the young boy in a car out in her driveway and she had those white shorts on with a blue halter top and she basically crammed her chest into the back window in that boys face.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Fleecing (#89), sheesh, isn't it kinda tacky to refer to a mature mother of 8 whom you just met as a "hottie?" Then again, it wasn't nearly as gross as calling Kirstie Alley a "GILF" -- blech.

Midnight Madness said...

Someone posted that Gina was not at Kate's when Steve and his sons were there when she was running around in the nude bikini.

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How is it known that she was not there? Maybe she just wasn't in any photos. Better Kate running around in a nude bikini than Steve running around in a nude thong!

Speaking of needing a haircut, wouldn't you just love to snip off about a foot of Kate's long blond locks? I wonder if she has no idea exactly how much that drags down her face.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Midnight (#93), I think TFW has used this erroneous equation for years:
Long blonde hair = Young hot Hollywood starlet.

GollyGee said...

Did anyone see the storm cloud pictures that were made in the OBX in the last day or two?

Midnight Madness said...

Midnight (#93), I think TFW has used this erroneous equation for years:
Long blonde hair = Young hot Hollywood starlet.

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Well, Austin thinks she's a hottie so she must think she's doing something right!

PA Dutch Mom said...

Regarding Kate's ginormous "girls." I have seen her where they looked semi-normal, but sagging, and other times they look like mountainous boulders or speedbumps that are hard to navigate, funbags that Austin would enjoy. I don't know -- maybe she pumps them up for special occasions like this.

Foxy -- Austin is in his early 20s. He also has the hots for Leann Rimes and Britney Spears. He posted a picture of himself with Rimes. All he does is travel, and it looks that he's successful in meeting his women idols because he's posted photos of himself with these celebrities.

I remember seeing a photo of a Christmas gift he was mailing to Rimes. He also has the longest fingers I've ever seen (picture of himself with Rimes). He strikes me as a first-degree creeper who quite possibly has mommy issues.

Carole said...

Here's a tweeted pic that shows some of the crowd at the Block Party:

https://twitter.com/MeriBrown1/status/754408058357514240

Tucker's Mom said...

fade2black said... 20
Nobody expected P.T. Barnum to provide free popcorn so it's expecting a lot for TLC to furnish the food AND the freaks.
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LOL!
I googled the event to see photos and saw a few pics-really not many. It looked to be not very well attended.
I saw photos of the 'Fat Life" star and omg, I can't believe TLC glorifies this. That young lady is enormous and will be in a wheelchair by the time she's 50.

Tucker's Mom said...

Her sign is: "I am more than meets the eye." She can't help but constantly be trying to re-write the narrative and try to tell a differing story than what everyone else can plainly see. Even in the I am campaign she wants to keep peddling this idea that she's not really what she puts out there. Please.
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Kate is WYSIWYG.
What
You
See
Is
What
You
Get

There is absolutely NOTHING nuanced about her.

Deliverence said...

Carole said... 98
Here's a tweeted pic that shows some of the crowd at the Block Party:

https://twitter.com/MeriBrown1/status/754408058357514240

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And another-

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH73MRyjhSI/

TLC stinks said...

Midnight, paps stalking the Konpound reported Gina not there. Just Steve, his two sons and a son's girlfriend. They watched who came and left. Can't you accept Gina has washed her hands of Kate?

Midnight Madness said...

Midnight, paps stalking the Konpound reported Gina not there. Just Steve, his two sons and a son's girlfriend. They watched who came and left. Can't you accept Gina has washed her hands of Kate?

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It doesn't matter to me one way or the other if Gina has washed her hands of Kate. What is there to accept? I don't know what their relationship has been, or is now. That's between Gina, Steve, their family and Kate.

I also don't put much trust in what "paps" report. They don't have access to everything that goes on inside the house. Maybe Gina was there, maybe she wasn't. If not, it was her choice and could have been nothing more than she had prior commitments and nothing to do with washing her hands of Kate. There are other possibilities to explain her absence if she were absent. It's over and done.

Jamesvader1194 said...

Jackie Wilder
‏@wilderjsp
@DonutsForCollin @Kateplusmy8 No, she was 1 of 3 that stopped to take pic and even pulled me in with my nephew, she is really nice".Well of course Kate was nice at the block party.What do you think she would do?Walk up and slap every fan who meets her?I took a look at this person twitter,only 7 tweets and they're all praising TLC stars.They made the account in 2012.Its accounts like this that make me think of socks cause whats the point in creating a twitter account if you are barely tweeting anything?

Midnight Madness said...

Jackie Wilder ‏@wilderjsp 1h1 hour ago
@DonutsForCollin @Kateplusmy8 No, she was 1 of 3 that stopped to take pic and even pulled me in with my nephew, she is really nice

How obtuse are these fans? Do they actually believe that Kate, or any of those present from TLC, would be nasty, mean, rude and go off on anyone there? Of course she was nice. They get paid for being nice, accommodating, friendly. They represent TLC. That's the purpose of the block party.

Oh, well. Sheeple. What can you expect? This one also said there were "thousands" there. Okay, if she says so!

TLC stinks said...

Morbidly obese is not something to glorify. TLC is ridiculous.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Well we learned something new about the sheeple this week, they're terrible at counting heads.

GollyGee said...

Does anyone remember the trip that Steve and Gina took alone to NZ a couple of years ago?

I remember we were talking about it and thinking that they went to NZ to get divorced.

Wish the paps would of gotten a picture of Steve, his sons and the gf when they were leaving.

Tucker's Mom said...

For making a personal appearance at a TLC event, Kate's Twitter is rather quiet.

Observer One said...

Even if all the people at the block party were squeezed into a backdrop for the two linked pictures above (98 and 101), there WERE thousand there. Many thousands would be my estimate. None of the other pictures or live feed even hinted at that crowd. But somehow two pictures show masses.

Tucker's Mom said...

Enjoy a fun-filled day of food, music, and games with Kate, Mady, and Cara at ‪#‎TLCBlockParty‬! RSVP for this FREE event:
http://bit.ly/290F0Xt

I would assume that there would be free food and refreshments.

I kid you not.. Kody came up to me, grabbed my phone out of my hand and took a selife with me!!!! I didn't even ask for a picture because I know they were overwhelmed but I really really wanted to bombard them LOL. I couldn't believe it!!!

Seriously that was so so cool he came up to me like that and took a pic with me!! Like he literally grabbed my phone out of my hand. He probably saw the disappointment in my face. He is SO nice. He is so awesome!!!!!!

Yay, you worship a polygamist whose "religion" advocates having a harem and suppressing women. This POS divorced his first wife to marry his 5th wife, or 4th wife, whatever. Who the flip does this? I can't imagine watching my husband drool over another woman and to add insult to injury, ask me for a divorce while I stand by his side as he beds her.
Lovely. What a role model.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I'd have to think that yesterday's low turnout would give TLC pause.
This was a FREE, family-friendly event, featuring some of their most popular stars in person. Sure, the recent violent incidents might've kept some people away, but a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon should've attracted a decent crowd.

Anonymous said...

No gracious 'thank you' to fans who showed up.

bm

Susan1956 said...

Anonymous/bm . . . 113

Don't stay up late waiting for gracious thank yous.

Katie Irene & the girls are out shopping and Katie is getting in some adult time with Stevie.

TLC is trying to figure out how to spin the poor attendance at the block party. If Katie's lines were short, that may be a factor in future air dates.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Bm (#113), nor did she mention the charity the event was supposed to be publicizing: Feeding America, in support of TLC's Give A Little campaign. So much for her claim that she is now "addicted to giving."
Puppy pictures send her into a Twitter frenzy, but charities, not so much.

Rainbowsandunicorns said...


Yay, you worship a polygamist whose "religion" advocates having a harem and suppressing women. This POS divorced his first wife to marry his 5th wife, or 4th wife, whatever. Who the flip does this? I can't imagine watching my husband drool over another woman and to add insult to injury, ask me for a divorce while I stand by his side as he beds her.
Lovely. What a role model.

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Was that post written by an adult woman or a bubble-gum blowing, lip-smacking teeny bopper?

What a world for those who have the bar set so low.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Well we learned something new about the sheeple this week, they're terrible at counting heads.

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But are they good at counting their own flock when they try to fall asleep? ;)

Deliverence said...

Observer One said... 110
Even if all the people at the block party were squeezed into a backdrop for the two linked pictures above (98 and 101), there WERE thousand there. Many thousands would be my estimate. None of the other pictures or live feed even hinted at that crowd. But somehow two pictures show masses.

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I don't know about "many" thousands, but there certainly were more than a couple hundred.

For those who are terrible at counting heads, here's a photo of a group of one thousand + people:

http://jfkphoto.com/blog/FineArtPortraitandWeddingPhotography/large-group-photograph/

If those people were spread throughout the grounds of Soldier Stadium it wouldn't look like there were many people there.

Here is a photo of a hundred people:

http://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/Csabt9HLfePu_uc8PwF1QA/o.jpg

Surely there were more than 100-200 people at the block party.

TLC stinks said...

It's possible 100 RSVP'd so TLC opened it up to everyone who showed up. It did appear more than 100 but not 1000.

GollyGee said...

Observer One said... 110
Even if all the people at the block party were squeezed into a backdrop for the two linked pictures above (98 and 101), there WERE thousand there. Many thousands would be my estimate. None of the other pictures or live feed even hinted at that crowd. But somehow two pictures show masses.

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I am calling it. The big crowd of people was photoshopped.

No way thousands came.

Sad but true said...

TLC stinks said... 119
It's possible 100 RSVP'd so TLC opened it up to everyone who showed up. It did appear more than 100 but not 1000.

Somewhere in the FAQs (I think), I read that a ticket was NOT required for entrance. The point is TLC asked for RSVPs when they were publicizing this, and all they got as of the "day of" was +/- 100. So either people weren't paying this event much attention or couldn't be bothered to RSVP. I agree there may have been as many as 1,000, but stretched out over 5 hours that really isn't a lot. We will never know because TLC will never tell us, but I believe the turn-out was far less than last year's Philly party, and that was less than a blockbuster.

Deliverence said...

TLC stinks said... 119
It's possible 100 RSVP'd so TLC opened it up to everyone who showed up. It did appear more than 100 but not 1000.

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RSVPing is a courtesy of the past. Many people don't bother anymore and since there was no entrance fee, why bother.

Sad but true said...

Oh and I saw a photo of the staging area with volunteers, who were pathetically few. I will never believe TLC turned out 50,000 meals from there, so I'm assuming if they claim 50,000, they either made a dollar donation equivalent or they had other prep stations in other places. One way or another, they did not appear to be set up to put together 10,000 meals per hour at that site.

GollyGee said...

Rainbowsandunicorns,

I got that post off the Facebook page, Get Real LOL TLC.
It was actually an article post. Had to be an adult woman, crazed fan to boot.

Kody married Meri, his legal wife, then a committment ceremony with Janelle, then a CC with Christine, then a CC with Robin. Then Kody divorced his legal wife, Meri and then he legally married Robin and adopted her 3 children. Their biological father signed his parental rights to Robin and Kody.

Now, Kody wants a younger, slimmer wife, #5!

This is all that he's got now!

Weddings, Babies and Funerals, Oh, My!

Oh, my! Sounds like a TLC show!

In 30 minutes, watch the bride throw the bouquet, watch the dr. Slap the baby on the bottom and watch the family throw a handful of dirt on the casket in the grave.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Monday Chicago newspapers will have a report on the estimated turnout as part of Entertainment news.

bm

GollyGee said...

Can you believe this? Kate is out in the crowd, holding someone's dog! She is not even with her daughters who are in the background dealing with fans. Wow! She is determined to rewrite her dog animal abuse and brainwash the masses that she is the Dog Angel. I would say that Steve is standing right there taking that picture with that woman's cell phone.

Who is giving security to the girls?

And of course, Milo is right there. Does she actually believe that she remembers the dogs name?

The cutest #MeetAndGreet participant yesterday in Chicago! #PawPrint What was his/her name? :) instagram.com/p/BH8fsWUBaMS/… @Kateplusmy8


https://twitter.com/miloandjack/status/754844866685734912

FlimsyFlamsy said...

GollyGee (#126), I guess Gladys doesn't remember TFW admitting when the dog breeder got in a conversation with her, all she heard was "blah blah blah." Or when she confessed she "doesn't see other people." Gladys has created a fantasy of a warm, accessible, kind, nurturing woman who bears very little resemblance to the TFW who appears on screen.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

RSVPing is a courtesy of the past. Many people don't bother anymore and since there was no entrance fee, why bother.

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Speaking of the no entrance fee, in the same breath they mentioned this was free, they talked up the food. If that doesn't strongly imply free food I don't know what does.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...



RSVPing is a courtesy of the past. Many people don't bother anymore and since there was no entrance fee, why bother.



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It's extremely rude not to RSVP when asked to do so, nothing about that has changed. I find it nearly impossible to believe that only a tiny percentage of the crowds RSVPed.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

RSVPing is a courtesy of the past. Many people don't bother anymore and since there was no entrance fee, why bother.

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Because they were asked to do so, and because there are some things that are common courtesy that never should be a "thing of the past." One should at least have enough respect for the person doing the inviting to let them who will attend so that they know how many people to expect.

Good manners have taken such a backslide; our kids are being taught "why bother" and that's a shame.

Math Girl said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 129


RSVPing is a courtesy of the past. Many people don't bother anymore and since there was no entrance fee, why bother.

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I don't consider this eventbrite reserving thing as anything like an ordinary RSPV. I'm surprised they called it that. I would have called it something like: reserve online to ensure your place at the event. They certainly didn't have an "invitation list" or expect people not intending to attend to send their "regrets".

I went to a free lecture that was reservable on eventbrite, and I certainly did reserve to insure that I would get in. And this was at a venue about 10-15 minutes from my house.

I certainly wouldn't shlep myself any distance into central Chicago and pay $22 for parking on the off-chance that I'd get in.

I was too late to see anything on eventbrite about the number of responses, but I do wonder if the "100" that was reported was either meaningless or misinterpreted.

It looked to me like many hundreds of people were at the event, unless the pictures were photoshopped. Jazz's wall certainly had a lot of handprints.

Deliverence said...

Math Girl said... 131

I agree. RSVPs are traditionally asked for when sending out invitations, not for advertising on a blog. People planning a wedding, having a graduation party or big party of some kind want to know how many of those invited to expect. Should all those people in Chicago who read that ad and were not going to attend RSVPd their regrets? LOL

I've been thinking about the events that go on in the communities around me and there are many. This is basically a resort area. Of the scores of events every year, an RSVP has never accompanied an announcement of an event open to the public, nor do they offer free food.

The block party was held in a huge open area, no need to reserve a spot.

I'm puzzled about why Evenbrite would ask for such a thing.

Deliverence said...

It looked to me like many hundreds of people were at the event, unless the pictures were photoshopped. Jazz's wall certainly had a lot of handprints.


Why would some fan who took a picture of one of the little people photoshop a large crowd in the background? Was every photo that shows up showing a crowd photoshopped?

Deliverence said...

I went to a free lecture that was reservable on eventbrite, and I certainly did reserve to insure that I would get in. And this was at a venue about 10-15 minutes from my house.

I certainly wouldn't shlep myself any distance into central Chicago and pay $22 for parking on the off-chance that I'd get in.



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Absolutely where there is limited seating one needs to reserve a space. One doesn't need to reserve a space on the grass at Soldiers Field.

Why they requested RSVPs in a mystery to me. There was plenty of space and they weren't catering it.

TLC stinks said...

I can tell you a couple of reasons for the fake RSVPs. They wanted an approximate head count and mining for data. I assume they wanted more than a name for a RSVP. It also makes it seem like closed event for fans only. It's just marketing.

So Steve was there? Her traveling and dinner companion. Yep. I guess TLC provided zero security so she needed him because she and the twins are in so much danger.

Tucker's Mom said...

So Steve was there? Her traveling and dinner companion. Yep. I guess TLC provided zero security so she needed him because she and the twins are in so much danger.
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Kate is unable to travel alone and needs Steve to point her in the right direction. I think he basically makes sure she doesn't trip over her own feet.

Formerly Duped said...

My friend who has a 12 year old, was telling me people don't RSVP for kids' parties much these days! You just have to estimate or ask the invited people if they intend to come. Terrible!

GollyGee said...

Formerly Duped said... 137
My friend who has a 12 year old, was telling me people don't RSVP for kids' parties much these days! You just have to estimate or ask the invited people if they intend to come. Terrible!

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That is terrible. What is sickening is on the MTV Sweet Sixteen birthday parties, the girls would pay huge amounts of money on invitations and personally deliver them from a limo and one invitation was hundreds of dollars because it had a gift with it.

I believe they had one sweet sixteen on that actually raised money for St. Judes children's hospital.

Blowing In The Wind said...

My first sheeple Chuckle of the Day:

Joanne Hubley ‏@2528006 3h3 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 Want to start running and wondering if you have any pointers for someone who is a little older than normal.

Is there a normal age for older?

GollyGee said...

Your right, Flimsy!

Fantasy. Her/His delusional world starring Kate, a house frau from somewhere in PA with 8 kids who provide an upscale living for their mother.

GollyGee said...

Thinking back on the episode of when they got Shoka and Nala.

The way she ran in first to grab the pups. The way she named the pups. Was she that afraid that if the kids named them that they would be mediocre names and sound stupid? The kids were old enough to all suggest names. Each child, nominat different names for each dog and then vote on the names.

But she is too lazy.

Then the abuse of those poor dogs and now pups 2.0 and the rewriting of history. Thank goodness, the kids are much older and can try do something about it.

And Gladys drooling over the pup pictures and the comments! UGH!!!

Tucker's Mom said...

Josh Pas de Bourrée ‏@GranoIaBar 34m34 minutes ago
I don't know how Kate Gosselin gave birth to sextuplets... I can't imagine being pregnant for 54 months 😳
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What gestates for over 4 years?

TLC stinks said...

We can tell she named these pups too with those odd names. You are right...no mediocre names for Kate Gosselin.

I am really disgusted by her pretend doggie love. There's a reason for it. Always is. I cannot believe any fan who owns a dog falls for her crap.

Tucker's Mom said...

Rosemary H. ‏@Rosarita1 11h11 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 no, no, no. You have to have Portillos beef sandwiches, hot dogs and Chicago pizza.
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Ha, don't think so. Not organic. Carbs (quelle horreur!). Meat.
Kate only eats that stuff for the camera, when she's getting paid to pretend to give a crap about Philly food.

Deliverence said...

Formerly Duped said... 137
My friend who has a 12 year old, was telling me people don't RSVP for kids' parties much these days! You just have to estimate or ask the invited people if they intend to come. Terrible!


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Other than weddings and little kids birthday parties people don't mail out invitations like they used to. Invitations are verbal.

Just like people are not much concerned about proper grammar anymore.

Things change. The ways of the older generations fade away. If the people having parties don't care to get RSVPs, so what? I have a friend who always has drinks at her house then takes a group to dinner at Christmas. She doesn't ask for RSVPs. She asks if we're coming. Another friend always had a party at her house on Christmas day, didn't ask for RSVPs. I merely tell them if I'm coming or not. People are not nearly as formal as they used to be.

Tucker's Mom said...

GollyGee said... 141
Thinking back on the episode of when they got Shoka and Nala.
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The dogs are more possessions of Kate's and rise to the level of reflecting back upon her, therefore, the naming of the dogs has to be meaningful (and impressive) to Kate.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Blowing (#139), that fan asked the wrong person about being "older than normal." As TFW so modestly proclaimed, she's one of the "rare" people who "de-ages." Tee hee!

But maybe TFW can advise the woman to start out as gung-ho as possible, so she can get invited to marathons that'll get her away from her children. Then if she stubs her pinkie toe, she can use the ol' broken foot excuse to give the whole pretense up.

TLC stinks said...

Did you see her tweet where she ate in Chicago? PF Chang. Not Nobu, is it?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Tucker's Mom (#136), I agree about Steve. He mostly serves as Sacajawea in her travels. But I also think he is very much a buffer between her and the general population. Can you imagine her sitting alone at an airport and having an eager fan approach her for a picture or autograph? She has no use for the mediocre -- she as much as said that when she proclaimed her ex as one. So I think Steve is there to keep people from approaching her. But if they do, he may be like Jiminy Cricket on her shoulder, reminding her not to, well, be a b$&@#!

Blowing In The Wind said...

Kate is unable to travel alone and needs Steve to point her in the right direction. I think he basically makes sure she doesn't trip over her own feet.

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Well, heck, when you wear hooker heels, it's bound to happen, with or without Steve there for support.

Blowing In The Wind said...

The block party was held in a huge open area, no need to reserve a spot.

I'm puzzled about why Evenbrite would ask for such a thing.

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Maybe they just wanted a general idea how much interest there was in it, and how many people to expect, and if they'd have to call in a support cast to make it look like it was well attended, or cancel the whole thing if nobody wanted to attend (kind of like that ill-fated cruise!).

TLC stinks said...

I see Austin Martin finally got to meet his "hottie". Take a look at Mady's face, LOL. BTW, Mady is wearing a hole-in-the- shoulder blouse too. Let's see, mom is 41, daughter is 15. Who is copying who?

Formerly Duped said...

Deliverence said... 145
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I agree with what you said but I am one who likes to know how many people are coming to an event, & same with thank you notes so I know if a gift was received. And, I think grammar going downhill is another sad thing! I know I'm in the minority.

Tucker's Mom said...

Then if she stubs her pinkie toe, she can use the ol' broken foot excuse to give the whole pretense up.
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Wasn't that pretty much the end of her running phase? I had to laugh when Kate cried about having to still take care of her children when she broke a teeny, tiny phalange.
'I walked out to the kitchen to make you breakfast!!" or something like that.
Gee whiz when I broke my wrist, I was casted from my knuckles to my armpit, yet somehow managed to go to work while it healed for 8 weeks.

Tucker's Mom said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 149
Tucker's Mom (#136), I agree about Steve. He mostly serves as Sacajawea in her travels. But I also think he is very much a buffer between her and the general population.
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Good point, and he's been the buffer for so long that I don't think Kate would know what to do without him. He's been a very expensive buffer at that.

Tucker's Mom said...

Formerly Duped said... 153
Deliverence said... 145
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I agree with what you said but I am one who likes to know how many people are coming to an event, & same with thank you notes so I know if a gift was received. And, I think grammar going downhill is another sad thing! I know I'm in the minority.
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We have nephews who write thank you notes and their mom sends them in snail mail. It's really lovely.
Grammar is a big problem with the advent of texting and social media. When see "jellus" and worse, "prolly", I cringe.

JustMissy said...

Who goes to a chain restaurant in Chicago? It's like that episode of "The Office" where Michael eats real New York pizza at Sbarro. Chicago has such great food and restaurants. What a waste of an opportunity.

Deliverence said...

I agree with what you said but I am one who likes to know how many people are coming to an event, & same with thank you notes so I know if a gift was received. And, I think grammar going downhill is another sad thing! I know I'm in the minority.

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I'm with you.

But this block party was like a street fair. Who RSVPs a street fair, a fireworks display, a parade? LOL

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

But this block party was like a street fair. Who RSVPs a street fair, a fireworks display, a parade? LOL

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Because they were *asked* to RSVP.

I've attended street type events that have asked for RSVP's. It's not uncommon. It helps them get a better idea of numbers, so it's polite to do so, especially when the event may be on a tight budget or be associated with a charity.

Tucker's Mom said...

JustMissy said... 157
Who goes to a chain restaurant in Chicago? It's like that episode of "The Office" where Michael eats real New York pizza at Sbarro. Chicago has such great food and restaurants. What a waste of an opportunity.
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Classic "The Office".
"Best pizza in NYC!"
IMO, the biggest reason that Kate never made it as a food personality/cookbook author/cooking show host is that she doesn't come across as having a true joie de vivre when it comes to food and eating.
I think she cares about what she eats, but is way too tight fisted about it, especially when it comes to her kids.
At the end of the day, Kate will seek out chain restaurants instead of enjoying the fun experience that hunting down the best locals and Mom n' Pop places that towns and cities have to offer.
What she had there at PF Changs is a plate of salt.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Good point, and he's been the buffer for so long that I don't think Kate would know what to do without him. He's been a very expensive buffer at that.

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I wonder what the going rate is for 'buffering' Kate. I bet that Austin would have volunteered to do the job pro bono!

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Another friend always had a party at her house on Christmas day, didn't ask for RSVPs. I merely tell them if I'm coming or not.

That's still an RSVP, is it not, whether verbal or a written response?

Susan1956 said...

Found this blog article about the TLC Beach Party. But I don't think the author actually attended.

http://www.allaboutthetea.com/2016/07/17/cast-of-sister-wives-spotted-at-tlc-block-party-video/

Susan1956 said...

Re: my post @ #163

Comments are interesting. Lots of kudos for the Cake Boss mingling in the crowd while Kody Brown holed up in his tent, then bacame an attention whore later. Et Tu Kate?

TLC stinks said...

I can't believe, as much as Steve likes pizza, they did not indulge in a real "Chicago" pizza.

TLC stinks said...

Did Goody go? She said she was and taking her grandson.

Sad but true said...

Here's a comment from the post cited by Susan1956:

XXXXXX • 19 hours ago
One of Meri's twitter trolls posted a tweet that she was at the TLC block party (she was there looking for Scam & Kendra). She said she never spotted them (of course not) but also stated there was hardly anyone there! So funny! At least us Chicagoans know better than to be anywhere near any TLC sponsored shitfest!

The photos posted all seem to indicate a thin crowd. And at least as of now, I was unable to find any news reporting on the event.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

TLC stinks (#165), maybe Steve didn't want to risk M touching it with her bare hands,

Sad but true said...

From the same blog, comments from someone who was there:

XXXXX • a day ago
The event wasn't held inside Soldier Field. It was outside in the park like setting on the grounds of the Field - between the parking garages and the Field itself, on the museum campus. There were many other TLC "talent" there and the food was actually very good - with a menu ranging from Italian beef to hummus and veggies.

chacha1 ElectricBlue • a day ago
when I used to go to the Bear's games.. it was cold and I never noticed the park near the museum ..... thanks for the clarification

XXXXX • a day ago
Did you make it a Family Fun Day?

XXXXX • a day ago
I did not. I went because it was free and thought it would be amusing. I haven't watched SW in years nor do I watch any Television. But I occasionally read the snark. Did not stand in line for any autographs but thoroughly enjoyed the people watching. It was actually a nice, though not well attended event. . . .

XXXXX • a day ago
Except for the food and drinks, the entire event was free. There was a tent to go make meal boxes for those less fortunate and they really advertised the Feed the Hungry campaign throughout the event. So there was a huge charitable element to it, which I appreciated. The TLC "talent" we're walking the grounds and were very accessible to their "fans". Like I said, I don't watch tv so really had no clue who any of them were and was constantly asking other people, "who is that"? It was hard to tell who was waiting for which "star" in line for autographs as it was two long lines and the "talent" changed every 30 minutes. But everyone there was very nice

XXXXX • a day ago
I like "charity' for sure, but you can bet the Brown Holes were not there for that, they are all about what they can get for themselves for free, the Brown Holes are tag alongs and want that TLC money to come to them. Now the Cake Boss and Teresa, I truly believe, are there for the charity since their shows are a success

XXXXX • a day ago
Believe me, I am no fan of the Browns or their "lifestyle" and while it was funny that cake guy sang some Bon jovi with the band (badly, I might add), all of the actors are there for one reason - and it's to further their brand. Whether it's cakes, polygamy, cupcakes, little people, LGBT or taking to the dead. At least TLC corporate added a charitable aspect to it.
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Most of the 100+ comments on this post are about Sister Wives, but Cake Boss, LPBW, and LI Medium are also mentioned more than once. Kate's name does not crop up at all. The comments about the Brown family are so very close to the sort of comments people make about Kate and the Duggars. Interesting, isn't it?

Tucker's Mom said...

Sad but true said... 167
Here's a comment from the post cited by Susan1956:

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I skimmed through the comments and no mention of Kate and the girls. Not even on the radar.
They seemed to feel the LI Medium and Buddy and Baker were the big draw.
I wonder if TLC does local advertising in papers and tv. I'm sure there were more than a couple hundred people, but for that amount of "talent" put there by TLC, it sure wasn't packed.
What does one do with an autographed PR photo of a polygamist family? Frame it?
To each their own ;-)

Tucker's Mom said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 168
TLC stinks (#165), maybe Steve didn't want to risk M touching it with her bare hands,
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I'm guessing that pizza + Steve= flashbacks for Mady ;-)

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

What does one do with an autographed PR photo of a polygamist family? Frame it?
To each their own ;-)

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Well, hell's bells...what does Gladys do with all of the Kate pictures she's collected over the years? Put them on the fireplace mantel and light a candle each night as she eats her ice cream and drools over her love interest?

Lynne In RI said...

Fleecing (161): "I wonder what the going rate is for 'buffering' Kate. I bet that Austin would have volunteered to do the job pro bono!"

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Maybe Steve is the only one allowed to buffer Kate. Perhaps buffering privileges is in his job description.

Tucker's Mom said...

Maybe Steve is the only one allowed to buffer Kate. Perhaps buffering privileges is in his job description.
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Eesh, I need to buffer my brain now!

Anonymous said...

The comments about the 'talent' mixing with the 'crowd' make me wonder if TFW was the only (cough, cough) 'talent' who had to be accompanied by a personal bodyguard. Very interesting that she doesn't seem to be getting the mention/attention she craves. Interesting times ahead I think.

bm

FlimsyFlamsy said...

As far as TLC is concerned, no comments about TFW might be worse than negative comments. At least controversy = viewers. And still no air date scheduled for the 10th anniversary special?

jamezvader1194 said...

@TLC stinks As far as i can tell,Goody didn't go.If she didn't,then its funny how these loyal Kate fans claim that they'll always support Kate no matter what and yet they chicken out on meeting Kate.

Deliverence said...

Because they were *asked* to RSVP.


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However, based on the few number of RSVPs, most didn't and that's my point. Most people do not RSVP anymore, right or wrong, they just don't. And to RSVP to an "open to the public" event just doesn't require an RSVP. Perhaps "limited space available" would have garnered RSVPs, but there was plenty of space. It wasn't necessary. The event happened, went smoothly, no need to for a head count in such a situation.

Tucker's Mom said...

My guess is that TLC wanted to get an idea of turnout for the Block Party to gage food, drink and security, along with materials.
Still, it's a bit odd to me.

Deliverence said...

That's still an RSVP, is it not, whether verbal or a written response?


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To me an RSVP has always been included in a formal (written) invitation. When someone says "I'm having a party. Will you be there?" and I say "Yes" I don't consider that an RSVP.

Deliverence said...

Tucker's Mom said... 179
My guess is that TLC wanted to get an idea of turnout for the Block Party to gage food, drink and security, along with materials.
Still, it's a bit odd to me.


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It IS odd, to say the least. Did TLC supply food as in caterers or were there vendors there? I'd expect vendors, wouldn't you?

Rainbowsandunicorns said...

jamezvader1194 said... 177
@TLC stinks As far as i can tell,Goody didn't go.If she didn't,then its funny how these loyal Kate fans claim that they'll always support Kate no matter what and yet they chicken out on meeting Kate.

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Maybe she was worried about how Kate might "envision" her and she'd be a disappointment to Kate. Before the cruise, Gladys was concerned enough about it to send Kate a tweet.

Goody is a scary person. Perhaps Steve was advised to be on the look-out for her and to plan accordingly!

Rainbowsandunicorns said...

She said she never spotted them (of course not) but also stated there was hardly anyone there! So funny!

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Huh? One fan said there were thousands and some say there was hardly anyone there. It's got to be one or the other, most likely somewhere in between!

Tucker's Mom said...

It IS odd, to say the least. Did TLC supply food as in caterers or were there vendors there? I'd expect vendors, wouldn't you?

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There were vendors with Chi-town fare that wasn't free, but sounded delish.

Rainbowsandunicorns said...


To me an RSVP has always been included in a formal (written) invitation. When someone says "I'm having a party. Will you be there?" and I say "Yes" I don't consider that an RSVP.

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I do! It's not a written response, but it *is* a response! RSVP means "please respond," and that's what you are doing!

Oh, well. To respond or not respond -- that is the question!

Carole said...

Did TLC supply food as in caterers or were there vendors there? I'd expect vendors, wouldn't you?

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It was a "food truck" event featuring all of the delicious Chi-town foods your heart and stomach could desire and your wallet could afford.

Susan1956 said...

OT

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/omarosa-named-donald-trumps-director-912136?facebook20160618

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


OT

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/omarosa-named-donald-trumps-director-912136?facebook20160618

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HA! That sounds like a fluff talking point job where she can't do any harm. Better than a real cabinet position! I mean, she did work in the White House. Trump always praised her for some reason, thinks she's great.

On another note, I think this just proves the point that it's in Kate's best interest to be kind to other people who have cropped up at various spots in her "career" over the years, and to maintain relationships. That includes saying hey, congrats, to someone doing well politically, without committing yourself to their campaign. It just might lead to a great job. Keeping those ties strong and nurturing your network promotes longevity. Say what you like about Omarosa, but she understands that basic concept.

Tucker's Mom said...

On another note, I think this just proves the point that it's in Kate's best interest to be kind to other people who have cropped up at various spots in her "career" over the years, and to maintain relationships.
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Well you know, the idea of Kate working with Michelle Obama was "floating around" for a bit, wasn't it?
Kate has met and worked with an unbelievable amount of (successful) people, mostly in television. The opportunities and contacts she's had have been numerous, yet have yielded no sustainable career alternatives.
I really thought Kate could have been the Jaqueline Smith of kids' clothes.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Donna Azbell ‏@thdonz 2h2

hours ago Covington, KY
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Your daughters are looking more like their MaMa, they are adorable! Love your show, love your tenacity and creativity.

Oh yes. Mady and Hannah in particular look just like Kate. Not only do the fans have a problem counting, but they also have vision issues! ;-) I guess that's what happens when you wear rose-colored glasses for any length of time.

Sad but true said...

Tucker's Mom said... 189
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I really thought Kate could have been the Jaqueline Smith of kids' clothes.
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Not nearly good enough. She wanted to be Martha, remember?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

PA Dutch Mom (#190), who is this woman these fans are talking about?
I defy that fan to give examples of TFW's tenacity and creativity. And Gladys crowing about her multiple talents was quite a head-scratcher.

Deliverence said...

Totally OT

Do you ever go to one of the websites you check daily or every couple of days...bank, credit card...and you just zoom around and see that all's well? And then one day OUT OF THE BLUE you log in and the whole site has changed in every way, shape and form. Nothing is where it was, it looks like a foreign land! It's like walking into the bank as you always do and it's now a pizza parlor!

Who decides to do this stuff? And why? Were all the customers saying "Damn this is to easy to navigate. Give me something else."

Over And Out said...

It just occurred to me that we haven't heard from the Kate fan who wants to know where Kate purchased a shirt several years ago. I wonder if she, like the Nicole author, finally gave up. It must be frustrating to be a sheeple who wants attention, only to be ignored.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Susan1956 (#187), thanks for the link to that article. Maybe TFW could secure some position for herself, like, Shrewish Outreach? Surely her experience as a shrew could help bridge the gap between shrews and the rest of us.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


HA! That sounds like a fluff talking point job where she can't do any harm.
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Well, since Donald Trump knows he's not going to get the African American vote and doesn't really give a shit about "African American outreach" in this case it is a "fluff" position. In general, however, outreach across racial lines should not be dismissed as "fluff."


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It has nothing to with African Americans why I think it's fluff, but good job making it a racist thing.

An "outreach" position just sounds like something made up, meaningless, and not something you can mess up.

Even so, there are plenty of African Americans who support Trump and the spin that African Americans don't support "Trump" is kind of funny, since many African Americans are traditionally Democrat and wouldn't support ANY Republican candidate, never have. Has nothing to do with Trump.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Susan1956 (#187), thanks for the link to that article. Maybe TFW could secure some position for herself, like, Shrewish Outreach?


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I would appoint her to outreach for the misunderstood. That's all she can talk about lately.

I think it's important no one is misunderstood.

Deliverence said...

I think it's important no one is misunderstood.

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I hear there's an app in development that insures that very thing.

Tucker's Mom said...

I think Kate should be tapped to help Melania Trump write original works, because she's never plagiarized anyone's work either ;-)

(sorry, couldn't resist)

Tucker's Mom said...

Who decides to do this stuff? And why? Were all the customers saying "Damn this is to easy to navigate. Give me something else."
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Yes! That happens to me and I'm sure I take longer than most 8-year olds to figure the newly-configured sites out!

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