Best Comment of the day ...so far.

Okay, I give up. Who is Nicole Richie? Is she one of those "reality show" people?

Miss Snark is laughing so hard she accidentially speed dialed the bootleg gin supplier.


Feisty said...

I want to know, Miss Snark, why you didn't become a writer because clearly your talent lies in comedy.

Please tell.

bordermoon said...

I agree with feisty as to Miss Snark's considerable comedic talent. And I had a chance to google (or should that be Google? Turn a noun into a verb today!) Nicole Richie, who seems to be famous for...well, for being famous. During the Edwardian age, I suppose she would have been a PB (Professional Beauty), with picture postcards of her in all the shop windows.

Maria said...

I didn't know who she was either. I asked my husband. Never heard of her. On Miss Snark's original posting, I did go and start to read the excerpt. I couldn't figure out for the life of me why Miss Snark had picked it--until the groaning posts followed.

Gabriele C. said...

I've never heard the name, either. But then, I don't watch TV a lot, and if I do, it's the few channels that send history or opera.

And no, I don't bother googling her. I don't think I need to know who she is. :-)

Bonnie Calhoun said...

ROFLMAO...Nicole Richie is the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie, the singer. She is also the former gal pal of Paris Hilton, of the hotel mogul Hiltons.

The two of them had a stupid, albiet hilarious reality show where they went to small town america, stayed a few days and worked (LOL)

It was sadly hysterical because they both have no concept of real life, washing machines or bugs!

Ric said...

Come on, guys. Is everyone so out of touch? I guess writer types don't get out a lot. (or apparently have televisions)
Sorry. Just seems that one would have watched at least one episode of the Simple Life (my gaak factor kicked in after one) just to see what all the fuss was about.
Aren't we supposed to pay attention to popular culture (sic) in an effort to publish to the masses?
Just curious.

Kat said...

.Nicole Richie is the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie, the singer.

Um. Who's Lionel Richie?

*slinks back to her pop-culture deprived writer's box*

Gabriele C. said...

Ric, yes, I am out of touch because I don't care about TV shows, movies, pop culture and stuff, and the music I like best is opera. Heck, I had to google George Cloney when I started reading this blog. :-)

Ok, kidding, I know he's an actor, but I haven't seen any movie with him. The only movie(s) I've watched the last 20 years is Lord of the Rings. Though I've a DVD player now an might rent a few of those historically wrong ones with hot actors to make up for the mess.

Since I write historical fiction, books about the Romans in Britain and such, I don't need to know who Lionel ... Liam ... Li-something... Richie is to make them good books. ;-)

Bonnie Calhoun said...

WHO'S LIONEL RICHIE?.....goodnight miss ann (something grandma used to say)....ric...tag!...you answer..my brain just self-distructed!

Oh, never mind...Lionel Richie..Motown R&B singer from of the 80's, lead singer of the Commodores...famous for Easy, Truly and my personal favorite...Three Times a Lady.

Yikes...y'all need to get out more!

Gabriele C. said...

Lol, I do get out a lot.

Hiking in the Harz mountains, that is. Or traveling places. :-)

Harry Connolly said...

Come on, people. Google is your friend.

Catja (green_knight) said...

The name 'Nicole Richie' did not make it into my consciousness, and like Sherlock Holmes, I shall attempt to forget forthwith everything I ever knew about this 'best dressed, poised, and talented socialite.'

She's famous for hanging out with Paris Hilton. Yawn.

Paris Hilton only came to my attention because she was the subject of a photograph that made me look three times before I could decide whether it featured a barbie doll or a real person, and that's not exactly a desirable claim for fame, either.

bordermoon said...

Oh, I know who Paris Hilton is. She's the one who thinks dogs are disposable accessories....

Gabriele C. said...

Google is your friend.

No, it's not. The Google Library that posts complete works of published authors without asking them or the publisher and without paying for reprint rights, pisses me off.

Kimi Dreams said...

Oh my god! You people don't know who Lionel Richi is? What are you guys 12?? Seriously..."dancing on the ceiling"..."hello...is it me you're looking for?"

OMG I'm so old.
Honestly, I can't snipe ya to bad...I didn't know that Nicole was his daughter until this year.