May 30, 2006

More From Under That Rock Under Which I Live

I’m taking a poll here.

My family sometimes communicates via e-mail. One of us will send the entire family an e-mail about something that was deemed funny or reminds us of something another family member has done or even reminds us of a past family incident.

And from there the streams of e-mail will continue as we comment to each other, keeping the entire family on distribution. I think I’ve even blogged some of them before, as they're sometimes classic.

Funny stuff.

So today, via group e-mail the name of some chick Eva Longoria comes up. And I said, “Who’s that?”

And my Mom says something like everyone in the world has heard of her, including The Great Omnipotent One, whom Mom pointed her out to. Now before you think, ‘Oh! Well! He’s Omnipotent! Of course he knows who Eva Longoria is!’, think again. My father is truly the most socially clueless person on the face of this planet…

…2nd to me, evidently....as NEVER IN MY LIFE have I heard of this woman.

Please tell me that I am NOT the only one who has never heard of her. Tell me I’m not the only one that lives under this rock!

Posted by Boudicca at May 30, 2006 10:21 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Not a clue - never heard of her in my life.
Probably because she's a celebrity... and well frankly I couldn't give a rat's ass about celebrities :P

Posted by: Shadoglare at May 30, 2006 10:50 PM

Nope, I've never heard of her, either.

Posted by: Jack at May 31, 2006 03:59 AM

Nope, no clue. I had to google and find out who she was. Very pretty, but not on any tv show I watch. Don't know why these women won't appear on Wiggles, Blue's clues and the like.

Posted by: vw bug at May 31, 2006 05:51 AM

Never ever heard of her. Nope.

See! You're normal!! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at May 31, 2006 06:24 AM

..mmmmm... Eva Longoria....

Posted by: Eric at May 31, 2006 07:13 AM

Not a clue.

Posted by: Ogre at May 31, 2006 07:15 AM

Oh come on people, I can not believe that this many people have never heard of her.

She's on Desperate Housewifes and was just named Maxims hottest chick of the year.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at May 31, 2006 07:16 AM

Quality Weenie -- I do believe the word best describing such claims of ignorance is "sarcasm".

Even though we haven't owned a television for the past ten years (and even if we did we'd never watch schlock like "Desperate Housewives"), yet somehow the name Eva Longoria has managed to penetrate our bunker. Sorry Bou, but you do indeed lead a very sheltered life.

Posted by: Bob at May 31, 2006 07:32 AM

never heard of her until just now. Never watch network TV because I despise the commercials and like to have what little mentality I have challenged once in a while. And, if housewives are on a TV show they can't be very desperate

Posted by: GUYK at May 31, 2006 08:21 AM

Only know of her because my mother-in-law LOVES Desperate Housewives. Which is why we don't allow the children to go over there unattended!! LOL!

Posted by: DixieDarlin' at May 31, 2006 08:25 AM

The only way I know the name is from blog-reading! I don't watch the show.

Posted by: Marie at May 31, 2006 10:34 AM

She was doing some commercials for one of the Satelite radio providers in the Chicago area when I first heard her name. I didn't know who she was, I asked my husband - he had no clue either.

Then I saw a few episodes of Desperate Housewives - which is actually a pretty good show - or the stuff I saw was good (fun spoof on Soaps in general). It did take me a couple of shows to figure out which one she was - Teri Hatcher was the only one I knew by sight. If I hadn't been living in that teeny apartment until we moved into the house - I probably still wouldn't know who she is. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at May 31, 2006 10:40 AM

OK, so I googled her.

Daytime soap operas and a prime time soap opera (D.H.). So, why would any thinking person have any reason to know who this BBB* is? So the pics in the Wiki google turned up say, "eye candy". So? Why watch tv with the sound turned off (soaps, ya know) just for a few glimpses of eye candy? And why know the name of the BBB, anyway?

I'm not getting the "fame" thing, here.

(*BBB="bouncing bikini bimbo")

Posted by: David at May 31, 2006 11:06 AM

I've never seen Desperate Housewives. I do watch SNL and she hosted it once. She is a babe!

Posted by: Denny at May 31, 2006 12:22 PM

True, Eva has a staring role on Desparate Housewives, and for the second year in a row has been named the sexiest woman, but she is also the face for L'Oreal Cosmetics. Men (some) will recognize her love interest, San Antoino Spur's point guard Tony Parker. This and $5 will get you a cup of latte.

Posted by: mom at May 31, 2006 01:37 PM

I didn't know who she was until I read through your comments. I don't watch TV much. And not crap shows at all.

Posted by: Sticks at May 31, 2006 02:36 PM

Heard the name, but don't know who she is.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at May 31, 2006 07:26 PM

Eva Longoria is Marlon Brando's child with his 4th wife, an actress from Tahiti, he met while filming the movie Mutiny on the Bounty. Eva was married to Michael Landon for 3 years before he died. Landon met her on the set of Bonanza in her first role as the kidnapped child of an Indian chief and squaw that had fled the reservation.

Posted by: marcus at May 31, 2006 07:57 PM

Yep, I've heard of her. And I've seen her in commercials. As for her show... never seen it and don't plan to. Ever. I really have better things to do with my time.

Posted by: Jody Halsted at May 31, 2006 09:24 PM

I think Marcus got it right. He do know his womens. Actually, I thought she was famous for being Tony Parker's girlfriend. I see her at all the Spurs games. What's this Desparate Housewives of which you speak?

Posted by: Dash at May 31, 2006 10:16 PM

Upon reading this post, my husband said, "Isn't she that awful woman who had sex with a 13 y.o. boy and had a baby?" lol...at least I know what he's NOT watching!

Posted by: Mrs_Who at June 1, 2006 07:06 AM

Nope never heard of her, and still don't have a clue. but I do live under a rock as well so...

Posted by: livey at June 3, 2006 10:34 PM

Wasn't she Hitler's wife?

Or am I thinking of a different Eva? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 6, 2006 10:20 AM