Wednesday, June 24, 2009

over the moon


dear hollywood publicists,

why oh why when your celeb clients become pregnant, is the response almost always that "they are over the moon" about it? what the what? i am not entirely sure what that phrase even means and i really don't understand why that is the go to comment. is there some sort of publicist handbook of cliche responses?


so what in the world does this statement mean? is it because once your celeb client has become pregnant, they become as big as a cow? or that their career is similar to the cows, as in no one knows what it was doing before it jumped over the moon and no really cares what it's going to be doing after? is that harsh?


so when one celeb announces their pregnancy and says that they "are very excited" does that mean they are less excited than someone who is "over the moon?" what if someone announcing says that they are "over the stars " does that mean that they are super duper excited and that they win? is this just further proof that hollywood is just mindless and they say that most ridiculous things?


i will leave you with a haiku, because they are fetching awesome. tell your friends.



so you are pregnant
you must be over the moon
it's nonsense and lame



i don't get hollywood,

15 comments:

Alicia said...

i just wanna hug you! you guys crack me up!when I'm pregnant I'm not over the moon. I'm hungry. And I'm more like a beached whale than a frolicking cow.

Mighty M said...

Too funny. The only moon I'm going to be over better be New Moon.

beth said...

i think they say that because nobody really knows what it means and it can be interpreted as she's excited rather than "she's an emotional mess who is totally freaking out about getting fat and ruining her career, oh, and having full responsibility for another human being" which is probably what they really want to say.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

too funny!

B said...

I'm over the moon that you wrote this letter. Do you want me to supply stamps so it can go directly to their desks?

Mommyof2girlz said...

lol, great post and thought provoking. I don't get it either. Thanks for stopping by :)

Awesome Sara said...

preganant people freak me out! this one time i was in the elevator with my little bro and there was this preganant woman and her water broke and baby juice all over my shoes and my bro was crying like a maniac. i'm scarred.

Clare said...

Because I am a big dork I had to look up the meaning. As you know, I was raised in England and this is a familiar saying. Well here is what I found out. The actual origin is from much earlier and, although not widely used before the 1970s, it would have been familiar to all who grew up in Britain in the 20th century. Why, because it comes from the well-known 16th century nursery rhyme Hey diddle, diddle - originally written as High, diddle, diddle :

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon!

The jumped over the moon means excitment and comes from this little rhyme

Vivienne said...

hmmm. Don't know. When I was pregnant I didn't have the energy to get out of my chair, let alone hurdle celestial bodies. May I borrow the cliche handbook when you're finished with it?
Thanks.

Dee said...

I never thought about it but now I'm going to look for it in mags etc.

hotpants™ said...

I have read that a few times. What's really irks me are the divorce announcements. They will, however, remain the best of friends. My ass!

hotpants™ said...

What irks me*

Can't type today.

Annie said...

So, so true!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

I so don't get that either! It's like what the heck with that saying? Gotta love cliches. But, if they're referring to the cow that goes over the moon, then I totally get it.

Lizzie said...

brilliant!