Sunday, September 9, 2012

That’s not entertainment.

I am really out of the loop, not with it, a dinosaur from another generation.

Latest evidence: I couldn’t care less about the links and videos my browser has chosen to put on my home page this week under the category “Entertainment”:

1. Kardashian grilled on personal life -- Gory details: “The View” co-host gets personal with the E! star about her future plans with boyfriend Kanye West. Watch Kim Kardashian’s reaction.

2. Jessica Simpson’s huge weight loss -- Gory details: Jessica Simpson is reportedly down 40 pounds since giving birth to Maxwell Drew in May. Hear how the new mom lost the weight and find out where and when she’s planning to reveal her postbaby body in today’s PopSugar Rush.

3. Katie Holmes gets big deal -- Gory details: LeAnn Rimes is worried Eddie Cibrian is cheating, Katie Holmes is the new face of Bobbi Brown, Camille and Kelsey Grammer’s divorce is close to being settled, Robert Redford’s new film is called The Company You Keep, Lana Del Rey was named the woman of the year by British GQ, all in today’s celebrity gossip.

If you think I’m going to show you these people, you have another think coming.

Maybe you care about celebrities, but I do not. Yet day after day, we have not only the good, the bad, and the ugly, but also the inane and irrelevant force-fed to us by the completely misnamed “entertainment” industry.

I guess things could be worse, though. There could really be gory details. In another era, we would have been watching lions eating Christians; gladiators killing one another with swords; people being crucified, soaked in oil, and set on fire to light the Appian Way at night for the emperor Nero.

Perspective is a wonderful thing.


  1. I have the feeling that this "cult of the celebrity" is not something that ordinary people ever sought. It was imposed upon us and nurtured by media moguls out to make a fast buck. There are so many talentless nobodies in our newspapers and on our TV sets. Where's Genghis Khan when you need him?

  2. Y.P., I couldn't have said it better myself. Genghis is in an extremely old folks home in Uzbekistan.

    Helsie, it is good to receive support from a continent in another hemisphere....