This weeks less than thrilling topic comes via - drum roll please - me. Oh well.
It's pretty simple to me - any celebrity that comes from the reality TV world - the duck dumbasses, the real housewives from anywhere and do on are vastly overrated. Most if the stuff is scripted so it's as fake as the stars. But the queen of all IMHO is that fabulously bubble-butted bimbo Kim Kardashian.
Her so-called career is based on a homemade porn tape. For a time she was in competition with an heir to the Hilton fortune but little Kimmy has pulled away from Paris and the pack. Much to the chagrin of her sister Khloe and the Queen Mother Kris Jenner and rising hopeful Kendell. What an amazing family. OJ's ex-lawyer is probably turning over in his grave.
In a somewhat more serious turn, I personally think the authors of the so-called classics in literature are somewhat over rated. Not for the quality or lack thereof of their work but because of the attitudes of their fandom. I suspect they ( their fanboys & fangirls) even resent being called fans since they undoubtedly feel superior to the rest of the reading world. Those authors spoke to and about their own times and culture. I prefer reading about those more relevant to my time. I'd much rather read about the goings on on the Busted Flush, tooling around Florida in miss Agnes or consulting with Milan Jacovich on good places to eat in Cleveland. And Kate Shugak has great tales of life in Alaska and Tres Navarre really knows the Texas hill country. Walt Longmire is the best lawman around. I do confess though to really enjoying a SherlocK Holmes tale or two along with Jules Verne. See - it's all relative.
On a final note, even a great artist can lay an egg. Can there be a more pretentious peace of musical crap than Imagine by John Lennon? Well - possibly Hey Jude, written to John's son Julian by hjis erstwhile bandmate Sir Paul.. They both make me cringe when I hear them played for the bazillionth time.
That's a quick shack-take on today's admittedly lightweight topic. Time to see what the others think. It might be interesting.