At NOA-TV, Kelley is being filmed saying that she most admires her parents for their perseverance. In an interview, Matt explains that they are each going to answer five questions that will reveal their personalities. Matt tells the camera that his favorite book is Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis. I have a momentary flashback to my sophomore year of college when I had to read The Confessions of St. Augustine and Imitation of Christ and the writings of Thomas Aquinas, and frankly, I was bored stiff by the whole thing. ["Ditto." -- Wing Chun] Sure, in the history of the world and of philosophy, those writings were all important, but doesn't it seem a little pretentious to claim it's your favorite book? And as a Christian, shouldn't your favorite book be a little thing we like to call "The Bible"? Melissa says that the thing she loves most about New Orleans is Magazine Street. In an interview, Matt says that answering these questions helps the viewers learn about the "correspondents and hosts without telling all." Were they supposed to hide the fact that they were on The Real World while doing this show? That's what Matt's comment says to me. Plus, why do the viewers need to "get to know" the hosts and correspondents? That seems a little egotistical. When I turn on Dateline, I don't hope for a little vignette about Jane Pauley's life. Well, actually, I do because she's married to Garry Trudeau, and he's a personal hero of mine, but you know what I mean. Pretend I said Stone Phillips instead of Jane Pauley. Yeah, that's the ticket. Stone Phillips.
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