Thursday, April 16, 2020

Broadcasting From Home Voyeurism



Confession, I was Secretly doing something during these Times of Pandemic that I didn't realize everyone else was probably doing and now I don't feel so Bad about my penchant for Voyeurism!  I'm talking about all of the TV Personalities and Experts now Broadcasting from Home.  I can't even Concentrate on what they're saying, because I'm too busy peeking past them into their Apartments and Homes, that is the new Backdrop behind their Broadcasts, giving you a Personal Glimpse into a very Private Space you'd never otherwise be privy to!  I'm so apparently Shallow that I'm Critiquing their sense of Style, Furnishings and Personal Aesthetic as if I'm an Expert Home Interior Decorator Critic!  So many of my Favs I had Delusions their Homes and Taste would be Fabulous and Cool, like they are... clearly I was Wrong!  *LMAO*  I Love Trevor Noah, but is he Broadcasting from the Set of an Old Star Trek Episode?!  Those fucking Orbs now have me way too Distracted by what they potentially ARE and might be Holding?!  So I have no Idea what he might be saying and he's Hilarious, so I would probably not have wanted to miss it, I NEED Pandemic Levity right now!





Lord have Mercy, some are just Sad or Trippy .. or hideous, this Wallpaper had me actually getting a Headache!  I've got some Quirky Taste my Friends... but DAMN!!!  So many need some Professional Help with a Stylist or Interior Home Decorator guiding them, choosing shit and Placement!  Some are in Rooms so claustrophobically Small that I'm Wondering if they're Broadcasting from a Closet Space?!  Some do have Cool Homes, there's one Broadcasting Female that has a Loft Space with Brick Wall to Die for and Fab Botanical Style!  I'm too distracted by either what is Wrong with what's in the Room... or what is SO RIGHT with what they have, that I'm having a Lustfest over it!  *LMAO*  The latter is the Worst, especially if they have something Important to say that I Tuned In for and I couldn't tell you a Word of it because the Kilim Pillow on their Sofa was Fabulous and I'm too preoccupied wondering where they Sourced it?!?  Yes, I actually did that during something I was watching where the Psychologist had the most Amazing Kilim and I couldn't take my Eyes off it!  I have no Idea now what she said, it was probably Profound, but I don't know... except at least I can tell you she has Great Taste in Pillows and I WANT that one on her Sofa, I was Obsessed with it!  *LOL*   




I have lingering Questions now... like what's with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel's hideous Wallpapers?!  Fallon's was the Worst for me, what IS that, fucking Tree Bark, I was squinting while trying to figure it out!?  Does he live in a Tree House made of Birch Bark... did he buy a BAD 1970's stuck in a Time Warp Pad and forget to Update it?!  Is that the BEST Room of the House, now I'm Wondering about how hideous the rest is?!  Is it INTENTIONALLY Tacky and overly Kitsch... is that a Weird Trend in some Famous Circles now?!?!?!! WTF?!  I know that Howard Johnson's 1960's Sofa, I think I sat on it once in 1969 when we were Travelling Cross Country and spent the Night at a HJ's!  





They were Famous for their Tacky Turquoise and Orange Mid-Century Furnishings!  Mebbe he bought an Old Howard Johnson's Motel and is Living in it?!   Even the Paneling would have looked better than that Wallpaper tho'! *LOL and Gak!!!*




 Now, on to Kimmel's, is that perhaps his Gramma's House he's Broadcasting from, because that is mos def some Old Lady Wallpaper going on right there my Friends!  Is there a Rooster Pattern Wallpaper Border in the Kitchen and Sponge Painted Walls in the other Rooms?  I'm actually ranking the At-Home Backdrops I'm seeing behind TV Personalities and Actors I've watched for Years! 





 When the Governator, Arnold, gave a Public Service Announcement from Home to stay at Home he was feeding some Pony and Donkey he has in his Kitchen, and I thought I was a Weirdo!  I was peering past Ponyfest and Arnie to get a better Vantage Point of what the Kitchen looked like, I mean, perhaps when Maria left she took all the Taste, Hygiene and Boundaries with her and he reverted back to Bachelor Mode, with Farm Animals in the Kitchen... I dunno?  All I know is that this has become a new Past-time for me and I thought I was the only one doing it... apparently... you could be doing it too!?   And who knew it would bring out the Judgmental Snarky Bitch in me?!  *Winks*




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Some Pandemic Levity and the Strange things we now do and Habits we've now developed to Entertain ourselves in the Arizona Desert while in Lock Down... Dawn... The Bohemian

18 comments:

  1. I saw that photo of Arnold and noticed the stove in the background. Very nice. I do the same thing and you're right, some very strange decorating going on. Especially that birch bark wallpaper. Glad you're all safe. Stay well my friend.

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    1. Yes, Arnold does have a nice Stove... I noticed that too! And tho' it's out of frame, that built in Shelving behind him shows he's a Sentimental Soul. Lots of Photos and Sentimental Random Objects that must have Meaning for him. You stay Well too my Friend, I know you've got some additional Personal Family stresses beyond the Pandemic and also working as a Nurse... OMG, you're one of the unsung Heroes!

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  2. Yes, I am also interested at what their homes look like. I would imagine that they all hired very expensive professionals to do their decorating. Apparently, they like wallpaper. They must not like the grey and white decor that has been the popular theme in the past five or so years.

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    1. You had me Smiling because if they hired very expensive Pro's to do that Decorating, they should have Fired them immediately and gotten a refund! I was just thinking they did it themselves and SHOULD HAVE hired someone with Taste! *Winks*

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  3. The only one I've watched is Jonathan Pie and he makes a point of making fun of his "shit hole" apartment. You're the 2nd blogger I've read in recent days mentioning the views from people's homes. Kimmel's just looks very traditional to me and not at all old lady-ish. I would be in bad shape if I had to film from my house. It's kinds weird though to have to air their private space. Weird times. Hope you're staying well.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Well, I've lived in my fair share of shit holes so who am I to really Judge? *LOL* That's the Weird part, how Judgmental I've been about it, unconsciously Critiquing each Home AS IF I have exquisite Taste and Style myself! *Bwahahahaha!* It is an Intimate Glimpse into the Personal Lives of people we don't know and would never otherwise be Invited in, so Yes, Weird times indeed! We are staying Well, I Pray you are too my Friend?

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  4. Looking at the background/rooms of the TV personalities has become a national hobby. Trevor Noah picked a new spot in his house for last night's show. I think he was getting too many comments on his orbs. He said they are an African thing.

    This was a fun read but can you imagine what people would say if you were broadcasting from---well---so many places at your house? I don't want to do video calls because of the background thing and I don't look good in selfies. I was looking around for a place with a blank wall where I could do Zoom or Duo and I don't have any place!

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    1. Oh, MY Home would mos def be the subject of Gossip Fodder and those with exquisite Taste clutching their Pearls! *LOL* I'd intentionally Stage myself in front of the most Weird and Wonderful shit just to get a Reaction! I sometimes need Attention and can be Controversial like that... and to show off the shit I know many would find disturbing! I take Dreadful Selfies too! How does everyone else manage to look BETTER than Real Life?! *Winks*. I suppose we needed a new National Past Time, I've got a Curious Nature and feel that you can tell a lot about a person by their Home's Decor and the Choices they've made.

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  5. This was a fun trip through some other lives and abodes.

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    1. Yes, indeed, and if I actually knew the individual I wouldn't be hurtful poking Fun, but these folks are Celebs or Experts in their Field, so I doubt my Opinion matters one iota to them! *Winks* Stay Safe and Well Joanne!

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  6. Seeing how others live is interesting. If there are books in the background, I try to read the titles. I guess everyone is a voyeur one way or another. I recall once posting a photo of my feet up sporting toe socks on Instagram and Trainer commented, "Look at you. Going old school with a VCR". He saw it in the background. LOL.

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    1. I think you're right, Human Beings naturally have a Curious Nature, we can't help ourselves! I think that is why Professionals carefully Stage Imagery to be Editorial and not have the normal Distractions that would take away from the focus they want us to have. I try to read the Titles of the Books in the background too! *LOL*

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  7. Hahahahaha, you're absolutely right about everything!

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    1. Well, at least we know our Commonalities are widespread in what we're all likely doing during our Lock Down Moments?! *Smiles* I really wondered if I was the only one having these Distractions during the Broadcasts where people were at Home rather than in the Studio. Remember that old MTV Show 'Cribs'? I LOVED that show, it was very telling about the personalities of the Personalities. I think one of the revelations was, you couldn't always tell a 'book' by it's cover... some Thug Rappers had the most Beautiful Homes with exquisite Taste and some Classy Celebs had hideous Decor!

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  8. HA Ha!! All is well here as there I take it!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear all is Well there Marlynne, keep Creating and bringing Cheerful Art to the Eyes of the weary during this difficult time.

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  9. Clearly you missed Jimmy F's garden 7 dwarfs over a door way...and maybe you missed the chute slide from the main floor to the basement. The birch room, is either a media room or his office...full of kitschy paintings and woodsy stuff. I think the house may just be a bit 'funky' and they collect some serious vintage. I know what you mean, I think Trevor Noah's orbs are those light up--grow balls, to grow food in water, that he probably gave up on. I know they came in two sizes, pretty pricey---to just sit there. JKimmel--it's just plain ugly and no excuses ...LOL Fun post! (PS I'm doing the same thing---our local weather gal's husband got caught treating the dog, to get him to stay in the shot this morning....and here we thought 'LOLA' was a photobomber...grins!

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    1. Yes, I did miss Fallon taking us thru his entire Funky Pad, and I guess his Quirky Aesthetic is far better than Boring... I am Quirky myself. If he's really into the Kitsch and Retro Vibe, it can be Fun... Okay, so I'll Forgive him the Birch Bark Walls... there ya have it! *Winks*

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