Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

We'll Always Have Paris...

Try as I might, I cannot stop thinking about Paris Hilton. Not the slutty debutante so much - but the apocalyptic camera scrum that tracked her rightful return to The Pokey last week. Not since O.J. and A.C cruised L.A in a white Bronco has the electronic media been so openly ... masturbatory. Well, come to think of it, we pretty much yanked the nation's chain over Michael Jackson's show-trial and that whole Anna Nichole deathapalooza wasn't exactly an exercise in restraint. My point? I don't know that I have one. I'm just flummoxed at how a spoiled socialite's mental descent can cause the world's most powerful country to collectively soil their pants. And this is coming from a guy who spent the better part of a year tracking every move of three American Idol contestants! Thus, there's blood on my hands as well. I'm just glad the Hilton skank pedals her lack of wares on the West Coast - far, far, far away from my electronic beat. Of course, it won't be too awful long before some similar frenzy overtakes the Eastern Seaboard and I too find myself dodging squad car tires for a shot at something insipid. Where is all this fascination with the lowest of lifeforms taking us as a people? Hard to know, but one thing's for damn sure: the end of civilization as we know it will be prominently featured on E! Can you live with that?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On June 8, 1973 AP Photographer Nick Ut took the iconic photo of Phan Thi Kim Phuc as she ran naked from a napalm attack.

35 years later, almost to the day; he's photographing another crying girl.....

Paris Hilton


I tried to think up a joke and decided to just walk away and leave it for the ages.