Lindsay, why should we care?

Well, the “other” Lindsey is much more newsworthy, but we get a constant diet of Lindsay Lohan in the media. Lindsey Graham will have an impact on our lives, through his work in the Senate.

Lindsey Lohan is a circus sideshow.

For those of you that have managed to to be hiding in a safe cave for the last several weeks, Lindsay Lohan was just sentenced to 90 days in jail for probation violations. Poor Lindsay broke down in tears and showed us her hand-painted nails, complete with “Fuck You” stenciled on the middle fingers of both hands.

My heart breaks for her!

We have also learned in recent days, that Jake has been withholding sex from Vienna, who ever the Hell they are. We also know that Justin Bieber wants to remain “pure.”

So what? Why should we care?

Jessica Simpson has a new (married) boyfriend and rumor has it that the “Jessica Simpson’s Ass” factor played into the relationship.

So what? Why should we care?

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is one of the few Republicans willing to buck the Tea Party and actually work with Democrats to improve the country. Yet, somehow it is important to Americans that Lindsay Lohan, spoiled brat of Hollywood, is going to have to spend a few days in jail.

As Americans, have we been reduced to headlines in “People” and “Us” magazines?

Now, it is been confirmed that I am officially an old SOB. I don’t pay much attention to “celebrity news” or the latest gossip headlines. Who the Hell cares if Jon Gosselin is going to write a book? Do you think it will sell as well as “A Tale of Two Cities?”

So what? Why should we care?

Americans have much more important things to think about such as, now that LeBron has announced that he will sign with Miami, (dumb ass)  how is that going to effect the orbital path of the Earth?


William Stephenson Clark

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14 responses to “Lindsay, why should we care?

  1. I just don’t know where to start! I’m feeling a bit miffed since the thread header didn’t even mention Mel Gibson’s dark emotions. I mean, are we gonna talk about what’s important, or not!?

  2. tosmarttobegop

    Some time ago I had made the comment that I was envious of those I saw at Wal-Mart who seem their greatest concern in life was finding a good parking spot. I guess to a certain extent we all have those silly and meaningless interests. Superficial and in the end is not the end of the world.

    A mind escape from those things that are meaningful and could lead to the end of the world.
    It was said of the Soap Operas that they are a place where people’s lives are so screwed up it makes our own lives seem not as screwed up.

    I was feeling this way during the Death of Michael Jackson, at times dumbfounded that it was being treated like he was the savior of the world had died and now there is no hope.

  3. indypendent

    I have often wondered if celebrity worship is any worse today than it has been in any decade you wish to discuss.

    I remember growing up and hearing my parents talk about Elizabeth Taylor and her many escapades. And we all know about Marilyn Monroe and the many stories about her.

    But one thing I think is different today than in my parents’ day. There are so many people today that really have a sense of not belonging anywhere so maybe they cling to the fantasy world of celebrity worship more?

    What I mean by that is – with the break up of so many families in the past few decades and with parents having to work twice as hard just to pay the bills, where does that leave their kids?

    When I was growing up – there was no such word as a latchkey kid. Now we have latchkey programs in our schools. Hell, we even have day cares in our high schools for all the babies these kids are having.

    And that is something we definitely did not have in my high school and I graduated in 1971.

    I guess what I am trying to ask is ‘do the people of today’s society gravitate towards the celebrity world in order to escape their own limited world’?

    That and the fact there are not that many people in their own lives that really care enough to sit down with them and actually get to know them?

    That explains the kids worshiping celebrities – but I really do not get why grown women are lusting after these ‘hotties’ in the Twilight movies.

    That might involve some issues I would rather not discuss – LOL

  4. Good point, Indy! Another thought that came to mind when I was reading your post is that today we all know pretty instantly what everyone else is thinking. We tweet, blog, email, phone without questioning the cost, watch 24-hour news accounts…

    Not that long ago we were aware of what a much smaller part of the population was thinking about.

    • indypendent

      You bring out an excellent observation – the 24/7 cycle of news. Have you noticed that even the ‘news’ shows are now half filled with this celebrity news?

      Somehow I just cannot imagine Walter Cronkite sitting there talking about how Lindsay Lohan must feel being sentenced to 90 days in jail.

      BTW – In my opinion, Lindsay has had alot of chances to straighten herself out – and she has the financial means to get help.

      So, I am not really feeling too sorry for her at this moment in time.

  5. And because we’re so busy tweeting, blogging… we may spend much less time with people who we should be paying closer attention to. We may think like those who shouldn’t have as great an influence on our thoughts.

  6. WSClark

    Last week, the American sports world went collectively freakin’ nuts when LeBron announced his decision to sign with Miami on an hour long prime time show on ESPN

    INSANE.

    In other NBA signing news, Kevin Durant of the OK City Thunder announced that he had signed a massive contract extension his his club.

    Durant made his announcement via his Tweeter account.

    Guess who won the NBA scoring title last year?

    Hint: He is not called King James.

    • WSClark

      Comment on an ESPN board from a Cleveland fan regarding LeBron.

      “I wouldn’t feel as betrayed if my wife slept with my father.”

      Now that’s cold, dude.

  7. indypendent

    You know the sad part about this latest celebrity news of Lindsay Lohan – it will soon be replaced with the newest celebrity news.

    And Lindsay will just be a memory until the next time something happens if she does not learn from this 90 days in jail.

    • 6176746f6c6c65

      You do understand that, for a variety of reasons, she will serve only 9-13 days of her sentence, don’t you?

      • indypendent

        Yes, I know that. Wasn’t the last time she went to jail for only 87 minutes (or something like that)?

        Or was that Paris Hilton?

        All these celebrities start to blend together after awhile – don’t they?

  8. Freebird1971

    Lindsey Lohan is a circus sideshow.

    Or a train wreck.

    Was glad to see the judge was not impressed by her “celebrity” status. She had more chances to do the right thing than most folks.