how good was David Beckham?


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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Marlow » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:57 pm

mump boy wrote:I totally understand who is hip either side of the pond

Because you've spent so much time here? We don't pretend to 'get' British pop culture, and if your understanding of us is reading TMZ or some such, you're not even close. If you spend at least 6 months a year here, then I retract my skepticism. Otherwise, no way.
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby mump boy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:53 am

I'm pretty sure you haven't known what was 'hip' (hip ??) anywhere since 1983 :P
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Marlow » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:47 am

mump boy wrote:I'm pretty sure you haven't known what was 'hip' (hip ??) anywhere since 1983 :P

Undoubtedly! But I sure do know America a whole lot better than a non-native! :D
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:57 pm

I do find it hilarious how a bunch of middle aged (Mostly) male sports fans are absolutely insistent that a woman is of no importance in the situatio,n simply they don't happen to have heard of her.

To the demographic into which she introduced her husband she is about as famous as can be and has been for well over a decade. She brought her husband into that sphere, hence his worldwide fame, which only partially came through his sporting prowess.

Irrespective of who you happened to hear of first, without this particular popstar wife David Beckham would just be Jamie Rednapp.

http://marieclaire.media.ipcdigital.co. ... ver-LP.jpg

Poor Vicky B destined to be sidelined like so many great women before her. Written out of history by the patriachy, threatened by her major accomplishments.

She's the modern day Rosalind Franklin.
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby lonewolf » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:57 pm

And then there's that equally important chicken and egg quandary. :)
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Marlow » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:35 pm

Flumpy wrote:Poor Vicky B destined to be sidelined like so many great women before her.

TAFNY!!! :lol:
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Daisy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:12 pm

Flumpy wrote:She's the modern day Rosalind Franklin.

:roll:
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Brian » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:54 pm

Kimmel had a good one last week (while the forum was locked.

During the monologue, Kimmel reported that soccer star David Beckham was retiring from the sport and was now going to devote all his time to trying to make his wife smile for the first time.

[Background picture of VB with her trademark serious tight-lipped look.]
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby mump boy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:51 am

In some circles VB is The Woman of The Decade :P

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... wards.html
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Flumpy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:10 am

Mump, look at the 4th pic down :lol:
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby mump boy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:34 am

Flumpy wrote:Mump, look at the 4th pic down :lol:


I know it was on his Facebook
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Daisy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:37 pm

mump boy wrote:In some circles VB is The Woman of The Decade :P

Next thing you'll be telling us is that 'some circles' think that Daniel Radcliffe is man of the year!
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby mump boy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:32 pm

Daisy wrote:
mump boy wrote:In some circles VB is The Woman of The Decade :P

Next thing you'll be telling us is that 'some circles' think that Daniel Radcliffe is man of the year!


In some circles he probably is.
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Flumpy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:20 pm

Magic circles :lol:
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Daisy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:21 am

Another example of 'icons' going unnoticed in the US.

Ms. Minogue may be a darling of designers, but as the lack of any recognition from fellow diners at the St. Regis suggested, she is far better known by the global paparazzi than by the American public.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/fashi ... g-who.html
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby mump boy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Daisy wrote:Another example of 'icons' going unnoticed in the US.

Ms. Minogue may be a darling of designers, but as the lack of any recognition from fellow diners at the St. Regis suggested, she is far better known by the global paparazzi than by the American public.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/fashi ... g-who.html


68 million record sales worldwide !! who needs US ? :P
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Re: how good was David Beckham?

Postby Daisy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:57 pm

mump boy wrote:68 million record sales worldwide !! who needs US ? :P

But just goes to show how such stats don't mean a thing with respect to recognition on a more general level. Especially among soccer fans.
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