Monday, June 11, 2007

Things that make you go, "Who cares?"

I've been working a bit on a Big Important Blog Post in my head for the past couple of days. Tonight I decided to make Indian food, so you get this, instead.

Over On Matt's Planet, a commenter mentioned that he hadn't heard of Paris Hilton for a couple of months. Other commenters asked how recently he arrived on Earth.

So here's my question: is the constant media fixation on Hilton driven by the fact that people watch the news when she is on it, or is it that people watch the news when she is on it because the media is fixated on her? Discuss.

On a related note, the photographer that took the iconic picture of Paris weeping in the car as she was driven off to jail also took another famous picture exactly 35 years ago. You gotta feel for that poor photographer.

1 comment:

Rat said...

I think it's a product of the system. Does enough truly happen to warrant 24 hour news? Let alone having 3 or 4 stations all trying to find "fresh content" for that same time period.
I think we're fascinated with the celebrities because they started as filler for the news and quickly became cash cows.
Besides, talking about Paris is an easier topic to strike up and leave as needed than... say, politics.
Personally though, I could care less about any of it. It just scares me how often I have heard that name recently.