Celeb A New Low
posted by February 25 at 10:56 AMon
OK, I’m not much into celebrity news bullshit, but I don’t think it’s another sign of the Decadence of America—people chased after famous celebrities in ancient Athens, Imperial Rome, Renaissance Florence, Elizabethan London, Chicago in the ’20s and other high times for Western culture. I don’t care about celebrities, but I don’t care that other people care.
Then I saw this headline, and I decided America is fucked.
The lede, from our Modern Mencken, the AP’s Katrina A. Goggins:
COLUMBIA, S.C. — While a medical examiner in Florida says Anna Nicole Smith’s body is decomposing so rapidly that a public viewing may not be possible, the funeral director handling the still-unburied corpse of James Brown says the soul singer is looking good.
I mean WHAT THE FUCK? Our obsession with dead celebrities now extends to the relative condition of their rotting corpses? What kind of madness is this? What’s next, Maggotcam and paparazzi robbing celebrity graves to prop the corpses up with their biggest fans, in unnatural necrophiliac embrace?
The sooner the End Times come and finish us all off, the better.