Sunday, February 08, 2004

It's Called the Boob Tube for a Reason
John Kerry has picked up another important endorsement from Virginia Governor Mark Warner. This comes just in time for his state's primary on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of former candidate Dick Gephardt's endorsement a few days ago. While it would certainly appear that the Kerry Express has become an unstoppable force, most political analysts are withholding final judgment until Janet Jackson's breast announces who it plans to back for President.

Meanwhile, the fallout from that little exhibition last Sunday continues to be felt. Jackson was bumped as a presenter from tonight's Grammy Awards, and CBS had to scramble to develop some sort of video delay in case anyone else decided to use the opportunity of a live telecast to exhibit their bad manners. The producers of the Academy Awards show, scheduled for February 29, are doing the same.

On the other hand, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles have issued statements saying they don't see what the fuss is all about.

But really, was what Jackson did all that horrible? The Super Bowl, after all, featured ads with crotch-biting dogs and farting horses. And there were several spots for erectile dysfunction medicines.... Which, come to think of it, would have come in handy during the halftime show.

And why are they even advertising ED remedies on TV? Isn't that why we have spam?

It is unfortunate that some big name celebrities don't know how to behave like adults. So what, then, is our fascination with those who have achieved fame and fortune? Perhaps it's because that we're nobodies who will never be anybody, and watching the somebodies of the world make asses of themselves somehow levels the playing field.

----------Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star

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