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Monday, March 13, 2006

Let sleeping dogs lie

I wrote the following in response to a question that our local TV station, UPN 33 posted on the "Ask Angela" section. The question was: "Should celebrities respond to insults on the internet from strangers?"

In response to the question of whether a celebrity should respond to internet insults from strangers: where would it ever end? You give a dog a bone, he comes back for more. He'll whine and cry at your door 'til you give him something more, and it only ends if you ignore him or otherwise dispose of him. Since the latter is not practical, only the former applies (ignore it). Besides... remember that old saying? "There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary." ~~Brendan Behan Irish author & dramatist (1923 - 1964) So, in conclusion, unless, as Mark Twain once said, "the rumors of your demise have been greatly exaggerated" it's best to let sleeping dogs lie.

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