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inkpop Fundamentals: November 4, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on November 4, 2010

The untold story of the voice behind ‘Eloise’ Six-year-old Eloise of Eloise series fame has been a rawther iconic part of literature since her debut in 1955. Though the childish antics of the precocious Plaza Hotel resident have been revered by readers for years, very little has been known about her creator, Kay Thompson…until now. Two days ago, author Sam Irvin released Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise, an autobiography that gives readers a peek into the life of the author – from her years before, during, and after the success of Eloise; giving fans the chance to learn about her close friendship with Judy Garland, years as a radio star, and many other surprises one would scarcely expect! In the words of Eloise herself…“Charge it please!” Wall Street Journal.

I watch; therefore, I am It’s Sunday night, you’re channel surfing until something catches your eye. Though you may think that you’ve merely selecting something that piques your interest; your choice has more to do with your personality…or so ad targeters believe. According to marketers, what TV shows you watch is determined by your personality – those who are considered rule breakers oftentimes find themselves watching Family Guy; a creative mind may tune in to Mad Men; and traditional personalities love the realism of reality TV, such as Dancing with the Stars. Ad Age.

Quidditch to snag NCAA status The ability to fly may be lacking; but Quidditch has been a popular sport on high school and college campuses across the United States for years thanks to a little thing called Harry Potter – and now those who participate are eager to have the sport recognized by the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] in the hopes that it will someday be accepted for the Olympics. The game is modeled after the descriptions found within the pages of Rowling’s novels, and played with capes, goggles, broomsticks, hula hoops, and balls – much like the Potter characters. The Quidditch World Cup will take place on November 13 and 14 in a Manhattan park – already more than 60 high school and college teams have registered to participate. Wall Street Journal.

Over to you…do you read biographies about your favorite authors – why or why not? Are you curious to learn more about Kay Thompson’s life? Do you feel that what you watch relies upon your personality? What personality type are you? Would you like to see Quidditch become an Olympic sport in the future? Would you ever play Quidditch – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “inkpop Fundamentals: November 4, 2010”

  1. drsheridan said

    I definitely agree with the TV-personality thing. I’m very into Mad Men.

    But if you watch old episodes of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse on YouTube, does that mean you’re whimsical or just crazy?

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