Who Is The “James Dean” Of This Generation?

In the 1955 teens everywhere were addicted to this man. His name is James Dean. He was an actor. He died at a young age of 24 of a car crash. He was in the movies, East Of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, and Giant.  Today I was watching his Biography and was thinking he was the biggest thing for teenage girls and older women everywhere. He had the looks of a bad boy, and everybody knows girls love bad boys. Especially the good girls. So I was thinking if he was the hottest thing in the 50s. Who has taken his place since then?

I’m going down the line from the 50s to now. I have 4 decades to get through and out of all them the 1960s was the hardest to figure out. I asked my dad, in his opinion who would be the biggest heart throbb in the 60s? He said The Beatles. Sad to say, never thought of them. The Beatles blew up in the 60s and had so many fans around the world. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr made girls everywhere go insane! One picture drove them wild for more. The Beatles broke up their band in 1970s. They all released solo albums and in 1980 John Lennon was shot and killed.

So I’ve been looking all over the place for 1970 heart throbbs. One show I remember that came out in the 70s was “Happy Days.” One person comes to mind, when I think heartthrobb of that time. Actually, I think it’s two people. The Fonz who was played by Henry Winkler and ChaChi played by Scott Baio. If you look at old pictures of my dad in the 90s, guess whose hairstyle he had? ChaChi’s. I remember hearing about Scott Baio being a very big heart throbb with the girls in the 70s. If I was a teenager in that time, I’d probably agree. His face is really cute and acts so innocent. If he existed every girl would fight for the death for him.

The first person I think of who would rule the world in the 80s. Two words: Michael Jackson. I think everybody would agree with me too. From The Jackson 5 in the 70s and him being the cute little guy just singing away and making all the mothers melt away and their daughters find out what’s like to fall in love. Everybody wanted to learn how to dance like him. Sing like him. Even have his sense of style. Everybody hated his “Bad” album. Everybody used “Thriller” as their song of the month in October. Teachers would play the muic video for “Thriller” for Halloween. Michael Jackson is a legend. His legacy still lives on since now everybody can dance like him, sing like him, and buy clothes like the ones he wore.

So who ruled the 90s? In my opinion every girl has a favorite actor and band. To me, sinvce I was born Backstreet Boys ruled my life. Little after getting into them I got into NSync. Between the both of them I got pretty hooked to them. Backstreet Boys had ahold of me until 2004. They were my first CD and the reason to get my first stereo. I own 5 Backstreet Boys CDs.  Still crushing on Brian Literall. Not happy that Kevin Richardson isn’t there anymore. I miss him. I also own two NSync CDs. I had a Backstreet Boys and NSync poster. They ruled my generation to the fullest. I still think NSync needs to do a reunion tour.

So now that we’re at the new millenium. Who ruled over every girl hearts? To me, Justin Timberlake really took over the radio stations after he departed from NSync. He released his first solo album “Justified” in 2002. I actually think Nick Cannon ruled the acting scene in the millenium. Especially with “Love Doesn’t Cost A Thing” and his MTV show “Wild N Out.” I miss that show. That was a hilarious show! Since 2008, we had a new generation of boy bands being released to the scene. Meaning, Jonas Brothers. They defintely ruled my sister’s world. She had a BIG crush on Joe Jonas. I thought him and Nick Jonas were cute. They act/sing at the same time. That’s every girl’s dream. Now, however since Jonas Brothers have kind of taken a break it seems like somebody else has taken over.

Justin Bieber has ruled over little girls hearts ever since his mom uploaded videos of him singing to Chris Brown and Usher to YouTube. At just 15, he recorded his first album and sold out hundred or thousands of concerts worldwide. I don’t think he’s going anywhere for awhile. Just started thinking, what about actors? Who has ruled the acting roles? I say Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Launter. I don’t think anybody would really disagree there either. After Breaking Dawn, Part 2 the Twilight reign will be over but everybody will find another heart throbb to gush over.

So this is (in my opinion) the “James Dean” in this generation. They were all over the place. Every decade comes a new heart throbb for every woman to think about at night. In 2020 there will be a new heart throbb and he will have to out do himself to be on this list. I wonder what James Dean would think if he saw all these different heart throbbs taking over the world like he did at one time? Hmmm, we will never know.

Alice In Wonderland.

I just got done watching the infamous Alice In Wonderland that came out last year. I am deadly scared of clowns and I am stubborn and I didn’t give it a chance because I don’t normally watch remakes or cartoon movies. Especially Disney movies. I was very upset when I heard that they were doing a remake of this movie. First of all, I don’t like when writers that do descide to remake movies like these that they have to take things from the storyline and make it brand new. Is this movie the older verison from the cartoon one? Since Alice does seem older in this one than the first one. I was just curious.

Some of the characters I actually had to think about. Especially how they were placed in the first movie. We met the rabbit first in the cartoon version. Then she feel in down the hole. She started falling right side up and slowly. Then all of a sudden she started falling fastly. I can’t think of another word to use. In the 2010 verison, they all come together and meet Alice all at once. I could not think of who the blue bird was. Kind of funny really, because I was trying to think and watch it at the same. Multi-tasking during a movie rocks! I finally know how it is now, but don’t ask me what he’s name was because they all had weird names to be honest with you.

Lots of things were different in this movie than the other. Especially having the Bloody Red Queen. She’s tiny with a big head in the live version. Big fat lady in the cartoon verison. There wasn’t even a White Queen in the cartoon movie. Am I right? The other rabbit and Hatter were still crazy, even though the other rabbit was a lot worse than Hatter. The mouse in the cartoon verison looked and sounded like he was drunk. I still think they spiked their drinks before typing. Especially in this movie. That other rabbit was defintely on something. The mouse was mean! Hatter in the cartoon movie is an old man. In this one, Hatter is Johnny Depp underneath all that creepy makeup. So that actually Hatter somewhat hot if you wanna go there.

I liked the whole movie surpringly. I didn’t think I would. Lots of big words and my brain kind of hates me right at the moment because of that. Have you ever thought of Alice In Wonderland (both movies) kind of like Wizard of Oz? Seriously, it actually has the same storyline. This thought didn’t come to me til the end, when Alice looks over at the girls and says to them, “you remind me of two boys I’ve met before.” My brain instantly thought. WIZARD OF OZ! Sorry, if you disagree. Anyways, great movie. Goes right with the quote. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” I defintely judged it before actually watching it. I have got to stop doing that.

That One Nurse.

Recently I’ve been eating Rice Krispie Treats, and this morning my dad gave me one of the regalur and a chocolate one. The original is always better, but I can’t turn down chocolate in the morning. Today felt like I was back at Shriner’s waking up early to get to the PlayStation before all the boys got to it first. That’s how clever I was when I was younger.

Anyways, when I was just starting to get up early to do this. I would get up around 6 or 7am. Sometimes even 5am. It depended on how many hours of sleep I got the night before. I had to be very sneaky and so did the nurses because I wanted to play Mario Brothers. Around 7am the cafetria ladies would come up from the first floor to deliver to our rooms. I was really over having eggs and cheese in the morning. I don’t hardly eat eggs now. I didn’t even want fruit cocktail in the mornings.

Well one morning, one of the nurses was talking to me about how she eats Rice Krispie Treats before she comes into work to get some more energy. I don’t normally eat marshmallows. I don’t even like Rocky Road ice cream because I know there’s marshmallows in it. Something about a Rice Krispie Treat in the morning made me think, “Meghan, it has desert treat. Go for it.” I did. Haven’t regretted it yet. It’s been 9 years since I’ve been at Shriner’s having a surgery. Went to my checkup that has been in the progress for 7 years. It’s been a week since we went up there and I still find little things that keep reminding me of those crazy days there. I miss it sometimes, but at least I have memories.

The Voice: The Semi-Finalists.

Results show:
Team Cee Lo:
Tori & Taylor
Vicci Martinez
Curtis Grimes

Choosen by America: Vicci Martinez. Cee Lo picked Nakia.

Team Adam:
Casey Weston
Devon Barley
Jeff Jenkins
Javier Colon

Choosen by America: Javier Colon. Adam picked Casey Weston

Frenchie Davis sings “Like A Prayer” by Madonna choosen by her coach Christina Aguilera.
Nakia sings “Whatya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert choosen by his coach Cee Lo Green.
Dia Frampton sings “Losing My Religion” by REM choosen by her coach Blake Shelton.
Casey Weston sings “I’ll Always Love You” by Whitney Houston choosen by coach Adam Levine.
Beverly McChellan sings “The Trill Is Gone” by B.B. King chosen by her coach Christina Aguilera.
Javier Colon sings “Fix You” by Coldplay choosen by his coach Adam Levine.
Xenia sings “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” by The Script choosen by his coach Blake Shelton.
Vicci Martinez sings “Dogs Days Are Over” by Florence and The Machine choosen by her coach Cee Lo Green.

Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera performed “Moves Like Jagger” together.
Blake Shelton performs his single “Honey Bee” with two special friends. Dia Frampton and Xenia.