Saturday, April 17, 2010

Voguing Vaguely

Lazy Saturday; kids playing, wife Craigslisting...I'm webriding and ran across this over at Armchair Generalist.I have no real interest in "Glee", although their cover of the old Madonna dance hit reminded me that:

1. Madonna used to perform fun, catchy, hooky pop songs. A reminder to all of us that the death of entertaining likeability begins when you start believing your own press releases, and

2. There was a moment in the Eighties when Julie Brown was as funny and clever as anyone in the celebrity biz;
3. There really IS no explanation for celebrity, and that doesn't seem to have changed all that much since the days of Madame Pompadour. Sarah Palin? Rush Limbaugh? Every human being ever connected with a reality TV show..?

"Ladies with no point of view; fellas who don't have a clue..."

Vague. That us, all right...


Lisa said...

Personally, I liked the "personality of Spam" line.

I'd forgotten Madonna was once fun, too. Thanks for the reminder.

Celebrity is like a bright shiny bauble, like a mobile above a baby's crib, and we are fascinated, for a moment. Easily bored, we want the new thing.

I am fascinated by our ingestion of SO MUCH stuff. We're just big amobas doing on a macro level what our cells do on the micro -- ingesting, digesting, excreting.

The digesting/fabrication part is where I'm at a loss: Why do we need so much, and what do we do with it?

rangeragainstwar said...

Did ya catch the CMA Awards the other day?
One of the featured songs was about a BITCH who happened to be a HO.
Not funny or entertaining and certainly not music.
Now the country boys can fill in the words.
It's an embarrassment.