Thursday, January 05, 2017

Eventually, Even Celebrities Will Learn

... and then what will we do? I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of these.

Good God, it's like a narcotic. The repetition, the earnestness, the nauseating self-regard, it's a feast of humiliation. It's like watching all of the smug, beautiful people who you hated in high school unwittingly making asses of themselves in public over and over again.

I looked up one of the dear members of Congress they were talking at. Adrian Smith (R, Nebraska 3rd District) comes from a population that is 53% rural. That's a lot even for Nebraska. I can imagine him watching a pack of semi-literate Hollywood cretins lecture him slowly and loudly like this and shaking his head. Somehow, I doubt that when he visits the good folks at the True Value hardware store in Ravenna, NE, they're talking about Sally Fields.

Some sad day, probably in the not-too-distant future, these celluloid nincompoops will get it through the cotton batting that serves for their brains that these videos are cause for mockery. When that happens, they will stop being produced and we'll have to go somewhere else for our guilty pleasures.


Aside: What is that thing in the suit in the video? It's horrible. Is it human or some kind of alien?

1 comment:

tim eisele said...

I don't think the celebrities will "learn", because we have to remember what their job is:

They say things that they pretend are their own words, but that are actually scripted out for them by other people, for money.

As long as they get paid to say stuff as if they mean it, they will say it. That's the job that made them famous in the first place. They may not be getting paid in money (it may be for favors, or for exposure to aid in getting their next job, or maybe just to pay off a real or perceived debt), but they are getting something. Their employers may decide to change up the scripts, but why should the celebrities care? They can get paid to say those things as if they mean them, too.