Friday, February 09, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith: Tabloid Society

When I heard that Anna Nicole Smith died last night, I was a little weirded out. She has always been there. The living breathing blond stereotype. Struggling with her latest tragedy with the paparazzi in tow. The annoying voice, the enormous chest! The outrageous lifestyle!

Anna took us all for a wild ride, but she crashed alone; Closing the chapter on one of America's unluckiest stars.

Sure she didn't cure cancer, and she couldn't act her way out of a paper bag; But she did make us feel better about our own short comings. If we can learn anything from her, it would be not to take yourself or life too seriously.

To call Anna a bimbo would be selling her short. She was more than her antics. She had friends and a family who cared a lot about her. She was a human being who rarely received respect. The people who were close to her will miss her.

In our society we are obsessed with the rich and famous. We build them up to bring them back down. In respects to Anna, the media witch hunt was 24-7.

Look she married a fossil! Look she's fat! Now she's pregnant! Who is the father? She's in court again! Her son is dead! Blah... blah... blah...

Our collective blood thirstiness played a part in her untimely death. As a result I can't help but feel a bit mean. Why the hell do we watch, read, and contribute to this crap?

So now that she's dead who is our next goal? Paris Hilton? Nicole Richie? The Olsen Twins? How about that Lindsay Lohan? Oh I forgot Life is Crap's number one target... Corey Haim.

It goes on... Next weeks issue: Anna's Last Days

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Blogger August Goddess said...

Life is crap guy, you are so right!!! I honestly have always hated how our society puts such a spotlight on celebrities. People see them on tv and feel like they actually know them in real life. Or they look at how perfect and unflawed the Hollywood lights make them appear and the green monster comes out and wants to tear them down or at least find their demons and expose them without mercy. I am not saying that many of these celebrities don't contribute to the madness themselves, because they certainly do. But it's still sad when you look at lives of people, human beings, like Anna, Britney, Nicole, Lindsey, the Olsen Twins, etc etc and see how messed up they really are, and how gratifying it seems to be to people in general. I don't think it's right at all.

Did I miss something with the Corey Haim reference? I haven't been here at Life Is Crap long enough, apparently :)

Anyway, my point? Great post!!

2/10/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mike K said...

We sometimes poke fun at Corey Haim when we feel the need to attack a celebrity. You might say that we are a bit obsessed. Heh. That reminds me. I should link your blog. Good stuff.

Here's some Corey references:
Corey Haim: Busting Myths
Coming Soon: Universal Groove
Feldman and Haim: Redux
The Paparazzi
Solving the Da Vinci Code

2/10/2007 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you are way shallow. You feel pity for Anna Nicole Smith? Really?Nice people don't marry dying gazillionaires for their money. She didn't die young because she had too much press coverage; she died because she had too much booze and drugs (not to mention too much money). Unlucky? She was an illiterate dimwit, trailer trash topless dancer who happenned upon a dying billionaire who had the hots for her (and received the most expensive series of hand jobs of all time). Unlucky you say? She had more luck than you'll ever have. She's damn lucky to have had the run that she did.

Oh well, you'll always have Paris.

No Fanna Anna

2/11/2007 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger August Goddess said...

Hey Mike, thanks for bringing me up to speed on the Corey phenomenon.

Anon, that post may have seemed shallow to you but at least it wsa human. She may have been those things on the outside but perhaps she was just searching for true happiness and went about it all wrong. I don't call that life lucky at all.

2/12/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mike K said...

Thank you for demonstrating my point perfectly Anonymous. It is very easy to cut someone down; especially someone like Anna Nicole Smith. It is much harder to find something good to say.

2/12/2007 04:49:00 PM  

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