Thursday, June 07, 2007

TSE Commentary: The Paris Hilton Affair, day 4

As I came in to work word spread that some Hotel heiress had been let out of jail after having served a very short sentence. I also have it on good authority that this woman is known to have had sexual intercourse on the internet. That's good enough to be famous in the greatest country on earth. I had the opposite reaction to most of the members of the "water cooler" gang. I was kind of annoyed at the fact that this was a subject of conversation. There are plenty of rich, vapid whores getting away with murder in this country. To fixate on this particular silicon receptacle is just nakedly shallow. American men are being slaughtered on the other side of the planet and we are concerned by this. Conservatives are fond of saying, "if this were during World War II." If this were then FDR having a good morning constitutional would be news above this. This is Huxley's vision come true and Neil Postman was right. We are amusing ourselves to death.

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