February 12, 2005

Damn the Googlers, I want to Rant!

I postponed Mozart until this evening, as I got done with dinner too late last night to embark on a three plus hour opera. Instead I watched my DVD of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, one of my all time favorite movies.

Afterwards, just because I hadn't seen it in a while, I flipped on the Letterman Show. And who should Dave have on as a guest but Paris Hilton.

Words almost fail me. But not quite.

I have to ask in all seriousness: Is this Paris Hilton phenomenon all some kind of joke? I have rarely, if ever, seen such an example of bone-crushing stupidity in my life. How does this woman remember to put one foot in front of the other when she walks? How does she avoid drowning whenever she takes a shower? How does she keep her ears from vibrating due to that wind-tunnel of a skull of hers? The World wonders.

It struck me that Dave was slightly surprised at what a moron he was dealing with as well. However, rather than skewering her, he went into softball mode, confining his questions to words of one syllable. A sure sign of creeping old-fogeyism.

Why? Why on earth do we tolerate glorify people like Paris? I know she'll have her 15 minutes and then she'll be out, but why give her that 15 minutes in the first place? And no, Bill, I'm not just being a grouchy young coot. If you can present me a single, solitary justification, just one example of positive influence she brings to the culture, I'll hold my peace.

Posted by Robert at February 12, 2005 09:46 AM

Paris who?

Posted by: Drew at February 12, 2005 09:59 AM

I had to turn the channel on the Paris interview. It was too embarassing for her. The nice thing about capitalism is that if your family doesn't stay on top of the ball, the family fortune gets fritted away in a few generations. Paris is the beginning of the decline of tha Hiltons.

Posted by: RobertJ at February 12, 2005 10:46 AM

it's hard to imagine that Letterman had no idea about Paris. for the past decade it's been hard to miss her pathetic, booze-and-drug fueled antics. her name opened doors for her at a frighteningly early age, and her utterly obtuse parents allowed her to step on through.

what can one say about a celebutante whose tagline is, "Now that's hot." who doesn't say that from time to time? It's like saying, "Now that's stupid."

Posted by: tee bee at February 12, 2005 03:28 PM

Paris is just a continuation of the other silly/stupid/vacuous celebumorons of the electronic age. I wont even name them, we can all name at least 3 off the top over our heads right now.

Posted by: 2Hotel9 at February 12, 2005 05:29 PM

Oh come now, Robert. Are you really that surprised?
Remember that song by The Big Bopper; how does it go?

Paris isn't what I would call attractive. The girl has absolutely no wits, but apparently has something else people find acceptable.

Posted by: Rae at February 12, 2005 06:44 PM

Did you see the South Park episode on Paris?

Disgustingly hilarious.

Posted by: jb at February 13, 2005 01:08 PM

One reason: She makes Jessica Simpson look like a rocket scientist, as well as giving common street whores someone to look down on. I guess that's 2 reasons.

Posted by: DG at February 14, 2005 12:10 PM
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