from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

12.15.2005

self-mortified


as if karaoke isn’t self-deprecating enough (for most of us anyway), now there’s a new opportunity for anyone to gain 15 minutes of fame: a different kind of open mic called mortified.

“mortified stars everyday adults sharing aloud their most embarrassing, pathetic and private teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes... in front of total strangers.”

the whole idea is perfectly brilliant. ever wondered why you still have that box of old diaries and notes – you know, the pages we folded into cute little pull-tab-to-open designs? now you can bare those shameful teenage expressions of love and anguish on stage or online. since this is currently only available in los angeles, san francisco, boston and nyc, please feel free to “share the shame” here. but please, let us know so we can enjoy your public humiliation – or community catharsis – moment with you.

5 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

hmm...that kinda sounds like blogging.

12/19/2005 03:21:00 PM

 
Blogger Cindy said...

I agree with Amanda!! Actually, I've thrown out most of my early teenage diaries and some from my twenties as well. The reread was too humiliating and they just had to go. Thankfully the blogs don't live forever.

12/20/2005 08:18:00 AM

 
Blogger betsy said...

actually what's scary is that they do live forever -- unless you ask for them to be deleted i suppose. i've read posts by some of my favorite bloggers about their first attempts and how juvenile they were.

12/20/2005 09:05:00 AM

 
Blogger Amy said...

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12/20/2005 09:25:00 AM

 
Blogger Amy said...

They live on....

Here is the first site I purchased a domain name for - "cyberpossum" - yes, cyberpossum.

As you can see the begging for participation isn't anything new.

12/20/2005 09:30:00 AM

 

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