Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The Wisdom of Celebrities

I was leafing through a pile of old magazines at the doctor the other day when I saw some deathless prose by Bob Geldof proclaiming Obama as "America's first Rock 'n' Roll President".

Leaving aside the issue of whether a has-been old muso (who last had something interesting in the shops when I was still a child) is actually a celebrity, as opposed to a relentless self-promoting twat, I was struck by the clarity of his assessment, especially since it was assessed at the time of The One's coronation. Later revelations have shown him to be a serial incompetent, dogged by controversy over his typical "Chicago machine" politics.

So, given that Bob's assessment was not exactly as accurate as Paul the Octopus, I did wonder why it is that media whores and people who a talent for being able to sing a pop song have such highly venerated opinions?

Do people really think to themselves, "Those lasses from Girls Aloud can really carry a tune, I'll let them influence my political reasoning?" And, as far as I can see, they actually do. Newspapers and magazines carry this endless vacuous drivel precisely because they know that people actually do buy it.

But lately, I'm beginning to wonder if even the cloth-brained fucknuts of the mentally defective class aren't beginning to question this endless parade of mindless stupidity. Surely someone must be beginning to notice that these twats are either completely wrong or just surfing a wave of media interest in something, so they have to articulate an opinion on it.

The fact that their opinions are mindless and illogical, shines through like lighting on a black night.

Surely, people must be starting to see through this shit?

Hm.

They're not, are they?

7 comments:

Lescromps said...

Not for the first time spot on,i think a lot of people are "thinking what you:r thinking" a lot of it must be down to the idiots who do some of these fucking stupid interviews"what you favourite type of condom Mr Cameron" and instead of saying to the interviewer"don;t be a twat" he answers them.i can;t understand why anyone in the entertainment game should be taken at all seriously,who gives a fuck what any of them think.

JuliaM said...

"Leaving aside the issue of whether a has-been old muso (who last had something interesting in the shops when I was still a child) is actually a celebrity, as opposed to a relentless self-promoting tat..."

I'll help you with that. The answer is 'the latter'.

Roger Thornhill said...

It is just the endorsement of ideas. Herd mentality, cleaving to the winner.

Basic human nature.

Someone is a success, so if I do and think as they do, it might be successful too. Works in hunter-gatherer societies. Today? Not so likely.

I think the term is "scaling factor".

Peperbarmi said...

Obo,

As an actor in meaty snack adverts thus a celebrity and up and coming STAR,I have a unique insight into human nature and world current affairs....so there!

Mitch said...

Some of these so called celebrities are so fucked between the ears I wouldn't leave a turd for them to look after.

chubbycheggers said...

"a has-been old muso who last had something interesting in the shops when I was still a child" - pull the other one granddad; rumour has it your IT career started with Babbage you old duffer.

The man who gave us Rat Trap and Tonic For The Troops can't be all bad.

And this is worth a listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11baGwql7YA

Hexe Froschbein said...

"They're not, are they?"

Nops, and you only notice how tediously naff this all is because you're getting old enough to know better.