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Of celebrities and spoofs

Recently, I was watching a TV programme about celebrity fitness videos and their efficacy. The producers selected top fitness videos and asked lay people to follow their regime for a certain period of time. Each individual following one celebrity fitness video.
A woman following Cher's (pop singer) fitness video could not keep pace with it. Upon investigation it was found Cher did not shoot for the video for more than three minutes at a stretch, so as to avoid sweating! However, the video never mentioned the break and it was intended as a continious exercise for 45 minutes or so. Customers here are taken for a ride asking them to do something which the celebrity herself could not do.
In a conversation with my friend, he was talking about a very successful businessman. How that businessman devoted two hours every day for himself, one hour for swimming and one hour for religous devotion. It could be possible that he was able to do it. Or, it could be like Cher fitness video spiced up to create an image for that businessman.


Saumitra said…
I am with Cher here. I kind of do the same thing. When I am doing something like homework, I stop after 5 minutes and take a 15 minute break and come back and study for another 5 mintues and then take another break after that. Now if you video taped me studying and edit out the breaks, you would be amazed to see how happy and hardworking I am while I study. I am sure if my mom saw my studying video she would be amazed at how hard her son works over 45 minutes.
John Samuel said…
Yes Saumitra. For me it will be great if they allow me to take break in the exam and edit the tape and submit the final version!!!
I am also like what you said about studying. Take a lot of break for few minutes of studying.

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