Celebrity gossip sites suck.

Every time I see someone browsing a celebrity gossip site or reading one of those magazines, I ask myself why people will willingly concern themselves with the private lives of other people, something manifestly none of their business, rather than paying attention to things that directly affect their lives, such as being involved in the workings of government.

I wonder sometimes if stupidity is a disease, or maybe some sort of meme. Yeah I understand that expecting everyone to be smart is a bit of a tall order, and that even the smartest people have issues on which they’re pretty boneheaded; but is it so much to ask that people pay attention to something that actually matters?

Every time I see one of my sisters, especially, I die a little inside. I ask myself if my caring about things is an anomaly. Am I the freak here?

2 thoughts on “Celebrity gossip sites suck.

  1. I can totally relate to this.
    I know when I was in my 20’s I used to watch Entertainment Tonight and then I came to a point of why does this matter? I think part of it has to do with keeping up with the latest and it’s like you can superficially keep up with people you feel like you ‘know’. I also think people are interested in negative drama, like reality shows, people want to see people get humiliated. Generally people like that Paris went to jail, Brintney shaved her head, etc. And then we can talkl about it to our friends like we know these people. One of my wife’s feeds is E-Online and I look at her like, are you serious? And I have a Planet RMFO feed so I try to keep up with people like you. I might not be looking for a train wreck, but sometime I feel like I superficially ‘know’ some internet people and their upcoming wedding plans etc…. Whens the next instalment of your youtube reality show?

  2. Heh, I have to actually get a webcam that works with Linux… my MS webcam doesn’t really want to play with anything but Windows.

    In any case, I have to agree with you, and I have an extreme antipathy towards reality television. I mean, I live on a street where, if I want to watch strange crap going down, I just stand out on the balcony and look down. I don’t want to fill up my precious spare time with what I see on the street 🙂

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