Britney Shears

Let's all do our society a favor and stop caring. I'm not talking about dismissing the things that truly matter: there are plenty of serious issues out there worthy of our attention[ I won't list any of them her because, "If you have it, you don't need it. If you need it, you don't have it."].

But if we all could agree to show unanimous disinterest about celebrity gossip, the world would be a much better place. Why I was engaged in a conversation tonight with a bunch of educated adults concerning Britney Spears' freshly shorn cranium is beyond me. It's the byproduct of a lazy, sensationalizing media, and my naive viewership.

I've never met these celebrities, but I know more about them than I do my own friends. And it's not like I go out of my way to learn this information. It's presented to me in easy-to-digest chunks whenever I'm watching TV or on the I\internet.

I blame the media because even reputable news sources [Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, etc,] are now reporting this crap. But if there wasn't demand from the paying public, they wouldn't keep throwing it in our faces. So we have to make the first move, unite as one, and ignore this journalistic cotton candy.

So let's forget about Paris Hilton's latest after-school special. Don't worry about who's Anna Nicole Smith's baby's daddy. And unless it's Buzz Aldrin giving me Pampers for Kaelyn, I vow to know nothing about astronauts and diapers.

This world could be a better place if we only try.

Did I mention that I'm still ticked that Jessica Simpson screwed over Nick Lachey?