22.1.08

Why is Chuck Norris never mocked on the cover of Us Weekly? Because he would bury his fist in Us Weekly's gossip mongering chest.

Is anyone else sick of seeing Britney Spear's wretched face plastered all over every single magazine? Going to the grocery store literally makes me want to vomit. I can't buy my havarti cheese without being assaulted with images of her dismal, hapless existence. Why does society delight so much in reading about her self-destructive antics? Do we vindicate our relatively normal existence by flaunting the ruined life of someone famous? I'll admit I am a bit guilty of that, in the sense that when I hear of a celebrity's downfall, deep down I smugly think...serves them right. But why does it serve them right? If she got Leukemia tomorrow, would we all be pointing our fingers and laughing? Probably not. So why is it any different when she marries a douche bag, looses her kids, and then goes insane? (No particular order on that one.) I think that our morbid curiosity with human suffering is becoming pathetic. 1.85 million copies of US Weekly alone are sold on a weekly basis. Instead of reading worthwhile literature, we are wallowing in a shallow mire of useless, mindless drivel. Here's an novel idea; how about spending a few minutes a day becoming informed about which lousy candidate to vote for, instead of which celebrity felt bad about having a DUI last week and thus went to church.

I guess more than anything, when I see these magazines, I can't help but mentally scream "Who gives a damn?!" They always seem to seductively whisper back, "Millions. Boo-ya."

7 comments:

the Kev said...

Fish-

I couldn't agree more. Well said, my friend. Have you seen the show "Extras?" I think you'd like his monologue at the end of the Christmas special (last episode)

Cassie said...

Britt dead? Well- that wouldn't be sad though, would it? A blessing is more like it...

Stefanie said...

You were ment for this bloggin stuff!!! Good Job Andy!

My name's Haley said...

If only all celebrities were more like Chuck Norris...

TiFfAnYsKa said...

prepare for thrashings and lovings: i think you have a captivating writing style. You have an interesting rhythm in your grammer usage... but that's only cuz you're trying to sound cool/british/different and it's funny to read. YOu are a little to vulgar jorge, for square audiences, so clean up your frackin greezy hair and words and you might make the cut. - tiffanyska

Anonymous said...

not related: the lemon law link http://www.tvacres.com/sex_dating_barney.htm

Josie said...

i for one, happen to enjoy us weekly and the mindless drivel. what's up with brit? k fed? just ask me. boo yeah.

and chuck norris used to live in my home town. so double boo yeah.