I’m Ranting Because I Care. Or Because I Totally Don’t.

I’ve been hanging out on a few sites lately that, while fun, tend to lean a little more celebrity-heavy than I usually like. I’ll go there looking for a conversation on the election or a good book review and instead it’s where I can get all the latest up-to-date information on Amy Winehouse and whichever Olsen twin is around lately (like it matters).

I’m actually kind of fascinated by Amy Janis Winehouse, and occasionally someone I’m interested in will show up in a picture — George Clooney is always a nice surprise — but it’s irritating to see all these photos that belong in Us Weekly on a site that usually has a little more substance. Celebrities in general kind of bore me. Besides, you’ve got a guy as interesting as Barack Obama running for President and all these people can crab on about is some British modelly thing on her fourteenth minute? Nah, I could be doing my nails.

For example:

Who is Agyness Deyn and why on God’s earth would anyone find her interesting?

Who gives a rat’s ass what Miley Cyrus (or her sad-assed washed-up dad) is doing this week?

Does anyone even remember Hilary Duff? No, and we like it that way.

Who are Spencer somebody and Chuck Bass and why should I read about them instead of playing spider solitaire compulsively ’til I win?

Don’t get me wrong. I went to that site to escape a crappy-assed social network, and at least the new place actually enforces its Terms of Service, which few other places can claim. I’m just in a bad mood and don’t give a damn that Matt Damon has eaten all the Ben & Jerry’s on the West Coast, as long as he leaves some for me.

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9 Responses to “I’m Ranting Because I Care. Or Because I Totally Don’t.”

  1. Hilary Duff’s in the news? Slow news day.

    Don’t worry– Angelina will pop at any moment, and no other news will be reported on for days. Maybe weeks. You won’t have to hear about Chuck Bass (who is a character on Gossip Girl, I believe) anymore.

  2. Spencer somebody is a wanker and I don’t know who Chuck Bass is. Still, a certain amount of escapism is fun every now and then.

  3. Daners Isadora a.k.a. Busty St. Clair Says:

    I dont get Agnyess whatever either.

    And I hate I can recognize Spencer and Heidi.

    And Chuck Bass 😦 It’s my secret shame

  4. I must be totally out of touch. I don’t even know who most of those people are.

  5. tigereye Says:

    I figure as long as I can recognize the important ones — Angelina, Orlando, Colin — I’m not living in a cave. I don’t get the models, though. Seen one, seen ’em all…

  6. Ha! You said Miley Cyrus had a sad-assed and washed-up Dad!

    Barack Obama is hot.

  7. pandemonic Says:

    Billy Ray is sad-assed all right. Which site is this? I know the crappy-assed social network site you escaped from. Ditto for me, as you know. As for those people you mentioned, that is the biggest collection of non-news if I ever saw one.

  8. TheOtherIvy Says:

    I know far too much about celebrities in the news without ever actively seeking that information out. American culture oozes celebrity non-news like cheese sweats…there’s no way to not get it on you without avoiding it altogether.

  9. tigereye Says:

    Pan, it’s jezebel.com. I have a LOT of fun there — just not crazy about all the pictures sometimes…

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