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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Commenting on an article about Michael by Dianne on 7 October 2002 9:55am
 
Last month a friend from London sent me an article on Michael. I cannot remember where she got it from, whether it was from a Newspaper or magazine, but the reporter was Cassandra Jardine and the article was titled, ďIím not smug, Iím just nice.Ē

Cassandra Jardine claimed, ďmost of Palinís ardent fans, it must be said, are middle-aged women.Ē I do wonder how she came up with this. I know of many young teenagers, male and female, people in their 20ís and 30ís who are fans of Michael. If you look at the many websites on the Net and read the message boards, you will find this to be true. My mother enjoys Michaelís travel series and she turned 70 this year. As far as I can tell, Michaelís fans are of all ages and both sexes.
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by amelia on 7 October 2002 5:18pm
 
Hi Dianne,

Of course Michael's fans are of many ages. But in my opinion, the twenty-somethings see him as a father figure. The seventy-somethings see him as the son they always wanted. And the middle-aged women? Look up the word 'ardent' in the dictionary, then look at the word underneath it. Perhaps that's what the reporter meant!

Millie
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by Louise on 7 October 2002 9:17pm
 
Hi Dianne - That article was from the Daily Telegraph, arts section, filed 20.9.2002.

Hi Millie - Michael as a `father figure`? Ooooh no. No no no no ;-)

the twenty-something Louise
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by Lindsay on 7 October 2002 11:20pm
 
To echo Louise...

Michael as a father figure? Oh no. No no no no. Definitely not. He's far too yummy for that.

The twenty-something Lindsay
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by raxpus on 7 October 2002 11:45pm
 
I agree with Louise and Lindsay :)

The nearly-twenty-something Robyn
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by Dianne on 8 October 2002 1:29am
 
Hi Millie, I looked up the word 'ardent' in the dictionary since you asked so nicely and I still stick by what I wrote previously.

Hi Louise, Thanks for reminding me where the article came from.

I'm thirty-something and though Michael is old enough to be my father, I do not see him in that way. Definitely not, he's too scrummious!;-)

I'll have to ask my mother if she sees Michael as the son she wished she had. I think she may laugh at that suggestion. :-)

Dianne
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by amelia on 8 October 2002 3:17pm
 
Hi All,

I enjoyed reading those comments! And I must admit to a little teasing there to provoke a response.

I must be one of those 'ardent' fans since I suspect I am classed as middle-aged. I am in my EARLY 40s. Yet I have been a fan of Michael since I was 12 years old. It kind of stays with you.

Millie
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by Lindsay on 8 October 2002 8:58pm
 
Millie, I think you're right. It really does stay with you, and it looks like the teasing paid off. :)

I suppose our rush to tell you that Michael has twenty-ish female fans who most definitely don't look at him like a father would make us 'ardent' fans too. I can't imagine what Mr Palin himself makes of all this!

Lindsay
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by Dianne on 9 October 2002 9:28am
 
Hi Millie,

I was happy to oblige with a response at your teasing. Not that I knew you were however. :-)

Dianne
 
Re: Commenting on an article about Michael by paloma on 12 October 2002 4:45pm
 
Leaving the "ardent fans" subject aside, I didn't like the interview. Not at all. It was as if Mr. Palin had to clear himself for being polite and nice...Unbelievable!!!

The twenty-something Paloma
 
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