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Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 05:46 PM
In general, when I hear or read someone throw out a line like "lack of insights" I find it condescending and unnecessary. To me it's an approach to debate that usually masks a weak position, and it can come off as an attempt to end a conversation while holding whatever privileged information there is instead of, y'know, actually having a respectful dialogue about things.

So, yes, Thaao definitely has specific knowledge about things that I do not. At the same time, he's not omniscient so I take his comments as revealing part of the truth of the situation. By throwing out "lack of insights" in his comment, my personal opinion that he's arrogant has been reinforced. I don't think that's bashing him, by the way, because I didn't say that being arrogant was a bad thing, so please don't feel like there's a need to jump on me and defend him.
Please don't interpret me as jumping on you for bashing Thaao, but I disagree with you on one point.

When Thaao posted on his guestbook, I don't think his intention was to have a respectful dialogue. If that was his interest, he'd be on a message board. He was just stating how he felt on his guestbook to his fans. Is he being disrespectful to Reilly fans for even putting it out there on the internet? Maybe so. But it wasn't a venue for Reilly fans, it was a venue for Thaao fans. JMO.

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 08:59 PM
Just a word of wisdom TPTB don't respond well to negative agenda driven campaigns or those threats of boycotts. They do pay attention to positive feedback. And they do keep track of fan mail and fan support at events. So if you want to get counted send positive vibes.
It's hard to be positive when they've given us so little to be positive about.

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 04:44 PM
Feb 21 2009, 02:09 PM
It's fine and dandy that people like certain actors. but these little catty backhanded remarks are pure middle school bullshit. Someone says they dislike an actor or disagrees with something an they say, it's on! It's like they need to be validated and the only way to do that is to gang up on them and make catty schoolgirl remarks.

I could go around and around for hours about how I think JER is one of the greatest writers in Daytime history, and I know that I am going to get tons of people that disagree with me and that's fine as long as it's a healthy, constructive arguement, but with some of these "super fans" there is no middle ground.

It seems like their only purpose is to patrol message boards and shit on the opinions of those who dare speak ill of their favorite actor.

It's called debate. Not a single hoochie got a warning for the mods. We did not personally attack anyone. Thaao got bashed for his comments about JER's writing. Why is it so wrong for us to agree with him?
True. I've been trying not to get personal or insult other posters for their opinions. But on another board, all I said was that I agreed with Thaao about James Reilly and listed my reasons for feeling that way. And someone said I was "pissing all other the Reilly fans". WTH? No, I don't think so.

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 03:46 PM
wow, there is more drama on this board in the course of one hour then there is on the sum of all of DOOL!!
I agree. This thread should be renamed PASSIONS...

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 03:18 PM
Feb 21 2009, 03:11 PM
Feb 21 2009, 03:08 PM
I felt the "lack of insights" part was not needed
But it's true. None of us here knows what's going on behind-the-scenes as well as an actor does.
Maybe not as much as an actor or actress or whomever but with all the stuff that leaks online (look at last summer's scandal) and all the insiders (and some are proven) that circulate around, I wouldn't say we are completely ignorant.

That being said, whether we don't know as much as them or not, people still have the right to make their own judgments or comments on what is being said or what is happening.
And Thaao has a right to make his judgment on those judgments.

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 03:08 PM
Good post, Rick.

I applaud Thaoo's honesty and he's entitled to his view. I, personally, feel he could've said some things differently in the Fairman interview to get his message across. Same goes for this post. I felt the "lack of insights" part was not needed and that he could've went about saying what he meant differently but, again, that's just ME. Thaoo is who he is. He's always been blunt and to the point and I don't mind that. I actually find it refreshing. However, that doesn't mean I have to agree with everything he says and because I don't that doesn't mean I lack insight. That is what that bothers me but whatever. He's entitled and the one thing I will say is he is very good to his fans. That can't be disputed and I applaud that.

I'm happy to hear LeAnn will be back, even if it's for one show. I wasn't expecting that at all. I'm excited about the stuff he is shooting with Ari and Jay. Sounds good and it seems alot of people like to work with Ari.

Not shocked that Joe is upset. I would think he was upset in the 90's too when Thaoo was written out. Joe has lost many of his scene partners in the past few months (Dee, Drake, Thaoo) so it's no surprise he is angry. I do expect him to be gone by the end of the year. As soon as the shit hits the fan and EJ goes all out bad again, I think Joe's time as Stefano will be up.
My guess is that where Thaao is concerned, he knows that the fans who have followed his career will continue to do so, with or without DAYS. And the ones who think he's an arrogant ass will continue to do so, no matter what he says.

I am also glad that at least Leann will get one more episode. Even that is more than I expected.

Joe Mascolo is not in an easy position. He's watching all of his co-stars he's worked with for decades being fired. All he does as Stefano is lecture EJ and babysit. Unless he's really hard up for paychecks, I don't think he's going to put up with too much more of this.

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 12:53 PM
Feb 21 2009, 12:40 PM
I love it. He doesn't try to kiss ass and squirm his way out of stuff and grovel and apologize for being "misunderstood". Go ahead, folks. Start calling him arrogant. Apparently, he doesn't care since he knows he's right.
So you wouldn't bash Deidre for saying that fans are showing no "insight"?

I find that hard to believe since you bash her for everything else.

As for the lack of insight regarding James Reilly's bad writing, I would agree with any actor who said it.

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 12:40 PM
I love it. He doesn't try to kiss ass and squirm his way out of stuff and grovel and apologize for being "misunderstood". Go ahead, folks. Start calling him arrogant. Apparently, he doesn't care since he knows he's right.
I love it too. Thaao never grovels. He usually just says stuff to get everyone even more riled up. I don't think he cares because what does he have to lose. He's already been fired, and why would he want to return to a sinking ship? He doesn't need to worry about a bad rep in the industry because he has another job already. And I suspect the way DAYS shafted him after his Emmy Nom says a lot worse about DAYS in the industry than anything about what Thaao's saying in interviews.

Thaao Posted! 2-20-09
Feb 21 2009, 12:39 PM
Pretty In Pink
Feb 21 2009, 12:26 PM
I also liked that he mentioned the people that have been bashing him by saying that they have "lack of insights." LOL!!!
Well, y'know what they say. Opinions are like assholes -- everybody has one.

I hope we at least get to see more of Joe Mascolo with Thaao's pending exit.
If Joe Mascolo is truly as ticked off about Thaao's firing as it sounds like, he might quit. To tell you the truth, I hope he does! Stefano deserves better than just being Nicole's babysitter.

Mary Beth Evans on BuzzWorthy Radio!
I won't be able to listen live, but I hope someone records this. I'll be very interested in what she has to say.