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One day my wife and I went to Grand Haven and walked along their boardwalk which runs along a channel that feeds into Lake Michigan. While we were walking we came upon a small-time boyband trying to make a video for whatever reason. Watching intently, batting their beautiful eyes, smiling, and seductively eating their ice-cream, were two girls hoping to catch the attention of these young men. As my wife and I finished our walk and headed towards the car we passed them (about 2 feet away) once more. At this very moment one of the young men asked for the name of one of the girls that had been watching. She responded, “Whatever you’d like it to be.”
Remember, this is a beautiful area, lots of people, conservative people, with family near by. The second she finished her idiotic proclamation, my wife and I, along with about 12 others within ear shot groaned so loudly at the same time, it both surprised and entertained us. We delighted in her embarrassment. Hopefully the embarrassment was enough to make her think twice about saying something like that ever again.
I was reminded of the sound of that groan the minute I saw this headline; 'Material Girl' Goes from Madonna to Esther. It’s to bad Madonna cannot hear the collective groaning of America. It might actually have done her some good to hear it.
But why do we groan when we hear things like this? You may have groaned because it’s cliché for celebrities to change their name. It’s like they need something other than new earrings, or a shirt. For me it was a bit different.
This will be Madonna’s third name. Her first name was Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. She shortened her name to just Madonna for obvious reasons, but she changed her name the third time to Esther, for the all important “energy” rationale.
People look up to her as someone with actual knowledge and credibility about life choices. We are talking about an individual who has made a habit of making the wrong choices in life from almost the very beginning til today. And she refuses to acknowledge them as being wrong. It is her life choices that lead her to change personas/styles at the drop of a hat. And people of all ages still look at her as a role model. That is why I groaned.
posted by: Brian Scott