Monday, March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006: Is Being a Pop Culture Vulture Time Well Spent?

This is the question I find myself asking myself. I think "vulture" is the apt noun to describe one who overdoses on popular culture. After all, vultures eat carrion, don't they?

I gorged myself last night on the visual equivalent to carrion, starting with the beginning of the end of The Sopranos. I feel like Michael Corleone. Every time I swear I won't give David Chase (the show's creator) another hour of my life that I'd never get back, he sucks me back in with stuff like last night. IT WAS AWESOME! And that's all I'm going to say about that. I'm sure, if you're a fan, Chase'll get you on the comeback.

Then, even though I TiVoed it, I tuned in for the last half-hour of Flavor of Love. I discussed how I got sucked in in my posting here ("February 24, 2006: My Latest Guilty Pleasure"). So, Flav picked Hoopz, huh? Him passing over Ms. New York renews my faith in men. No matter hot a woman may be or think she is, crazy is just plain crazy! Now, I can go back to more lofy pursuits at 10:00 on a Sunday... like Grey's Anatomy.

So, I don't know if I can help being a pop culture vulture, or even if I should. I throw up my hands. Me getting mad at myself for my oversized appetite for pop culture is like getting mad at the ocean. It is what it is. C'est la vie...

7 comments:

Michelle said...

It was very awesome!

Kesha said...

Man, you have said it. We are an entertainment driven culture. Though we question it, as you said it is what it is...we escape from our lives to fiction...the same with books. I join you.

Ms. New York, was case of her own...but look at her mother's ways. I'm glad he was stupid.

What can I say about "Grey's Anatomy"!!! Awesome show. I can't wait for next Sunday.

Wendy Coakley-Thompson said...

Thanks, y'all! I'm not feeling so bad. I have company in what I thought was my secret fixation for Flavor Flav and his show! Welcome to my world. Pull up a chair. Relax!

Wendy Coakley-Thompson said...

Michelle, I love your blog!!! And don't get me started about wine at cheap joints. Being from Jersey, I can say that you haven't lived until you're at a dive off of the Eisenhower Parkway, sipping a glass of screw-cap red with crushed ice!

Wendy Coakley-Thompson said...

Kesha, sadly, Flav didn't have anyone from Philly. I can hear her answering the phone... "Hell-uh!" LOL!!!

Kesha said...

I didn't get a chance to see where all the girls were from but you are right! LOL

Hey, I do I set up this blog thing (lol I guess that what I get for jumping into something and not know what I am doing...) I did so I could respond to you! Now, I feel out of place cause I don't have anything on my page!!!! ;-( Can you help!

Wendy Coakley-Thompson said...

The blog tutorials are great, K. It was trial and error for me too, and I deleted quite a few blogs before I got the layout just right. But then again, I'm famously anal! You've also got to download the Picasa/Hello software so that you can upload photos.