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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

While I am not a lawyer, it seems to me that flashing a mini "F&^k You" signal to a judge...a judge that just tripled the sentence that prosecution recommended for probably not a good idea.

You can see what I mean HERE.

I know, maybe I'm spending far too much time thinking about this whole sad ordeal, but it does say so much about American culture. People like Lohan and Paris Hilton just didn't appear out of thin air; they didn't start boozing and drugging on secluded desert islands. No, there are elements of our society that so crave for some sense of royalty that they create an entire protected class of Hollywood (and sports) princes and princesses to perhaps represent what they wish they were: young, pretty and famous for doing nothing.

Now you could read the above and think that I somehow feel sorry for the likes of Ms Lohan, but nothing further could be from the truth. You can't dodge forever the consequences of free-will and while elements of our society may worship this kind, the truth of the matter is that this kind of worship has a shelf life that is somewhere south of your average can of Spam. Just ask Tiffany.

As for me, I'll reserve my hero worship for a more select, longer-lasting crew. People like Mother Teresa and Raoul Wallenberg come to mind.

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