Monday, January 17, 2005

Why on Earth should I give a shit about this?

Why do so many people care about celebrities love lives? Does anyone really expect these marraiges to last, anyway? If so, based on what? I care about these people to the extent which they entertain me through their acting/singing/performing, I don't care who they marry/date/fuck. At least no one tried to morph Pitt's and Aniston's names together into some new character, as I htink the coining of the term Bennifer was probably one of the lowest points in American History. Although, I'm sure if George Bush has anything to say about it, it won't remain there for long.

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7 comments:

Shakespeare's Sister said...

"Although, I'm sure if George Bush has anything to say about it, it won't remain there for long." - LOL.

John Howard said...

Yeah, I try to throw a shot at Bush in whenever I can.

honestyrain said...

it's kind of weird. the way people CARE, you know? i mean, not just interested, but CARE. it's so disturbing. i can't imagine people peeking in my windows to see if me and the man are having a spat. no need to peek, we probably are. ;)

Francesca said...

People care, or at least follow these stories, because our modern celebrities are like ancient mythological characters. Just as Homer told stories of Achilles and Odysseus to people gathered around the fire in the evening, so the reporters at E! regale us with the latest Michael Jackson and Star Jones news. And following the love lives of the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Colin Farrel can sometimes be as convoluted a tale of Aeneas' journey from Troy to Latium.

As soon as entertainment and sports stars stop embodying our children's idea of heroes, the United States will make great strides in the history of humanity.

Ace Cowboy said...

Maybe this is an obvious statement, but it seems to me that since 9/11, more Americans than ever are looking to sports and entertainment as the ultimate escape from reality. Caring about Bennifer or Brennifer Pittiston is just the frivilous, sober equivalent of getting drunk after a long day of work...

Granted, I couldn't give a shit about Hollywood gossip...but I am a sports freak and I definitely became more invested in my teams over the past three years or so.

But I really don't agree with that last comment, about making strides in humanity...we can't do both at the same time? I consider myself a fine human being and as big a sports fan as anyone in America. We can do both, we can indulge in frivolity and be genuine human beings at the same time...it's not that tough.

John Howard said...

Well, sports are a different story, they aren't nearly as irrelevant as this crap. Sports really do matter. Unless you're talking about Randy Moss' endzone celebration, that doesn't matter...or soccer. Oh, or hockey, is there still hockey?

Francesca said...

There's a difference between being a sports fan and wanting to grow up to be "just like Shaq."