Friday, November 17, 2017

NPR Story includes General Hospital Shout Out




This story is wonderful. NPR aired it as part of their upcoming Documentary Series.  I RT this to my Wubs followers and now it seems he may be invited to the set! 


LINK:  Fandom : GH was the 'dope' 

We gave General Hospital a new name. We didn't call it General Hospital no more. We called it "The Dope" — because it was addictive. We walked down the hallway, they shouting, "Hey — did you see 'The Dope' yesterday?"...
Watching these love stories in a day room full of guys, you know they made the snide remarks of, "it's pretty much for women and females" or whatever the case may be. But we didn't care about that — because they knew the guy that was watching the soap opera probably can kick half of the cellblock he lived on's butt.
The soap operas really, it resonated a lot about missing home, missing the arguing you heard your mom and dad have every now and then. You miss the sisters fighting over the bathroom. You miss the brothers going outside shooting basketball in the backyard. So yeah, it resonated hard and heavy.

2 comments:

Di said...

I read this one yesterday and laughed at how he used Sonny as a role model for being an entrepreneur. lol

K said...

Whenever I talk to and recommend to any male, that they should check out GH for one reason or another, and I get the whole "soaps aren't for men" crap when they say something, I've found a PERFECT way to shut them up almost every time: I just say: GH was good enough for Bruce Lee and Wayne Gretzky. That usually stops them pretty much dead in their tracks...


K