This one is going to be short and sweet folks. I’m not real big on pop culture, but I am indifferent of its coverage. I don’t really get into the media hype surrounding the pop culture but to each his own. Very seldom do I even pay attention to these types of stories, I think they are a little over the top and way to much attention is paid to things that have very little relevance in everyday life, but “to each his own”. My attitude has changed though over the past week or so. The past week we have been inundated with ridiculous, over the top, and useless coverage of the 2013 Academy Awards.
It seems each year gets worse and worse considering the media coverage, but this year seem much worse than any. One thing that seems to be of great importance is the host. Once the host is named, there are countless stories about the host pertaining to his attributes, his talent, whether he will be a success or failure. It seems as though the choice of host is more important than the event itself. Then comes the countless and pointless side stories about the pre-parties, what everyone will wear. This year I saw a story completely dedicated to Jennifer Lawrence and the dress she wore that revealed “side boob”. It seems there are enough people in this world who are interested in “side boob” that we write stories on it that make the front page of major media sites such as MSN and Yahoo News. Honestly, I had no idea what “side boob” was and I had to look it up. For those of you that don’t know side boob is when a woman wears a top or dress that reveals, not the nipple, but the side of her “boob” when she isn’t wearing a bra. In the case of Jennifer Lawrence, all you could see was the bottom of the side of the “boob” where it rested against her chest. Basically is was just a fold of skin and wasn’t all of that attractive to me personally. I’m not saying everyone, but I would think that a significant portion of the people interested in that story have some type of fetish or even perversion. Now that the awards are over I sat down in front of my computer and what do I see, two articles about the Awards show that really have nothing to do with the awards show. First one was another article about Jennifer Lawrence, this time tripping on the steps to accept her award and the second was about Daniel Day Lewis being tired and needing a break. The Lawrence story was about her tripping up the steps to accept her Oscar and the big deal was that she almost said the “F-bomb” when she tripped.
Now I understand in today’s technological world that there is so much space for information on the web that it has to be filled with something. I also understand that the way internet news sites are constantly fed information and news that sometimes you have to fill those spaces with information that maybe somewhat irrelevant, but when I go to sites like MSN and Yahoo and the feature story is Lawrence “almost” using the “F-bomb”, I can’t help but shake my head at the way our society is allowing itself to be “dumb-down” with such irrelevant nonsense. It’s like I’m living in a real life version of the film Idiocracy.
To be honest I was hoping that maybe after the Oscars, we would be able to pick up a paper, click on a news site, or turn on a television without being overwhelmed with minutia surrounding people who have no concept of reality, but the way things are going it will be at least another week before the media is back to normal.
What say you!
Let me know, I’m The Modern Day Machiavelli!