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Fighting the Babble of the Bulge


The older I get, the more obvious it becomes to me that metabolism does slow down.  It's like I eat one piece of candy and gain five pounds.   Trying to lose it is a never ending battle.   Sitting in front of a computer all day long working Soapdom is no help either, although I do try to get out and go to the gym, or walk a few miles each day.  

Still, my skin is not as firm as it used to be. Not only that, I live in Los Angeles, which is basically a desert with piped in water.  The climate here is very dry and my skin, especially my hands, feet, calves and arms get very dry.  So, what to do? 

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Baby-Switches Gone?


Identigene Paternity TestWhat will they think of next?  

Did you know that now you can purchase a DNA Paternity test either online or at your neighborhood CVS Pharmacy, RightAid, Walgreens, Furth and more?  

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It's me


Well, this is my first blog talking about my favorite  soaps.  I love All My Children and One Life to Live.  Sometimes I get angry and sound off. I don't like the way the writers treat us like we have the mentality of a 4th grader (not that I'm insulting 4th graders!).  So if I ramble on about something, just shout at me to "chill".


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Welcome to NuSoapdom aka Soapdom.v4!



Welcome to NuSoapdom!  Tenth Anniversary Version!

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More on Cultural Biases and Soaps

Sam Ford

This post originally appeared on the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium Weblog on June 13, 2008.

As many regular C3 blog readers know, I spend quite a bit of my research time focusing on soap opera related projects. At the moment, I'm working with C3 Consulting Researchers C. Lee Harrington and Abigail Derecho on a collection looking at this pivotal moment in the history of one of U.S. television's oldest genres.

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Soap Fans Looking for a New Home: The General Hospital Nomads

Sam Ford

This post originally appeared on the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium Weblog on May 28, 2008.

Who owns the media property? Is it the copyright holder? Or is it the audience, the group that makes that product popular? These are questions at the core in tension between media producers and media audiences and at stake in discussions about relationships between producers or consumers or what consumer "can do" with texts out of the ausipices or interests of the producers.

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Interesting Soaps Links: Liccardo, Bibel, and Muslim Representation on ATWT

Sam Ford

This post originally appeared on the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium Weblog on May 28, 2008.

I wanted to start out a full round of post-Memorial Day blog entries today with highlights of a couple of things worth seeing from around the Web. For this post, a few interesting soap opera related posts:

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Culture Wars and Cultural Hierarchies: New York Times on ATWT's Nuke

Sam Ford

This post originally appeared on the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium Weblog on May 21, 2008.

Lynn Liccardo suggested to Lee Harrington, Gail Derecho, and me that one of us should respond to the recent article in The New York Times by Gina Bellafante about the soap opera and specifically the popularity of the Luke and Noah couple on As the World Turns, because of the work we are doing on putting together a contemporary anthology of work on U.S. soap operas. Unfortunately, the article had to run right as I was moving into a new apartment, just the worst time to try to organize my thoughts, especially in a way that limited them to 150 words.

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The Continuing Controversy of ATWT's Nuke

Sam Ford

This post originally appeared on the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium Weblog on May 21, 2008. 

I have written some in the past about the continued development of the Luke Snyder coming out storyline on As the World Turns, a story which has engaged new viewers to that portion of the soap opera audience and attracted some mainstream attention due to ongoing controversies about the way the show has handled the gay storyline and resistance from conservative groups. The story started with Luke's coming out, complete with an online transmedia extension in which fans could read Luke's blog.

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Masculine Discourse Surrounding Modern Television

Sam Ford

This post originally appeared on the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium Weblog on May 21, 2008.

One of my greatest frustrations from Console-ing Passions was that my workshop was scheduled directly against some of the panels most directly relevant to my interests. Now, this is not meant as an attack on the conference planners; I'm keenly aware that there's just no way to avoid this when you're launching a media studies and fandom conference, but it was hard knowing that, next door, there were four interesting research presentations occurring while I was boring audiences with all my blabbing.

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