Sunday, August 20, 2006

Spare us your MySpace divorce

Com·mu·ni·ca·tion [n] The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information.

The idea of communication can be thought of as a fairly easy-to-understand concept. However, communication within the confines of a structured relationship is as complex as the New York Times crossword puzzle.

This blog is about relationships, and communication is the slab of concrete needed to erect such foundations. So, the recurring theme will be communication. Get it? Got it? Good.

On that note, let’s talk about Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler.

The Blink 182 drummer and former Miss USA hit splitsville earlier this month and then aired their dirty laundry on their individual pages.

What happened to good, ol' fashioned “family talks” where mom sits at the kitchen table in her pink robe and dad paces the floor with Hulk-like steps and the family’s issues are dealt with at home?

I’m amazed the innovative ways people “communicate” their grievances.

Yes, officer, can you just e-mail me that speeding ticket to I should have it in two minutes -- and you do take Paypal, right?

The fact Barker and Moakler used to settle – or dispute – their differences is absurd and downright childish. Surely they have enough money to pick up the phone or get their lawyers in for some mediation?

I say it’s time to grow up, Mr. Run-Naked-In-My-Videos Barker and Mrs. Playboy-Too-Dumb-For-MTV Moakler.

What do you think about this Hollywood couple using the popular Web site as a Dr. Phil session?


dee said...

I think this just reflects how absurdly open our society has become. I will agree that it's everyone's right to use myspace and the internet to share their lives with the world. However, even public relationships deserve some form of intimacy.

Anonymous said...

But if they choose to air their mess, they waive their right to privacy. They have no one to blame but themselves if they are ridiculed and their fans turn against them. I just feel sorry for the kids. The two youngest don't understand what's going on, but Shanna has an older kid who most certainly does...

Anonymous said...

are you girls going to write about anything real or relevant? re barkley/mokler: who cares? re a guy carrying a purse: who cares? i won't be back to read this blog again.

Anonymous said...

Ok "We Can Relate" WE CAN'T ! Enough already, Barkley and Moakler need to grow up and handle their business somewhere other than the ! Once again, Next!

rod said...

Speaking from the point of view of a guy coming up on anniversary #34, I don't think it is possible to develop a healthy and lasting relationship in the glaring light of publicity. I agree with your comment that this is childish behavior, and childish behavior doesn't build solid relationships. I must also call into question their self-respect, or apparent lack thereof.