Miley Cyrus SEO

Oct 08 2013 Published by under media, Music

This is a shameless attempt to boost traffic to my blog by featuring “Miley Cyrus” as a search term.

This whole Miley vs. Sinead feud has me laughing. Yes, after the fourth open letter to Miley, Sinead is starting look a little kooky, but you must admit she had a point at first. Everything Miley has done since the infamous “twerking” episode at the MTV Video Music Awards has more in common with prostitution than with music.

Considering past VMAs featured classic music moments as Madonna and Britney Spears sucking face, does this surprise anyone? Between the VMAs and those stupid reality shows, the only way women get on MTV is by prostituting themselves and selling their bodies. I don’t want to sound like a curmudgeon, but no one is talking about the music on MTV.

Don’t get me wrong, prostitution has its place – in a whorehouse. But as long as MTV reduces its female artists to performing dry-hump strip teases and they willingly oblige, it’s hard to take the women of today’s MTV seriously as musicians. And doesn’t it seem like working for Disney just served to prepare Miley & Britney for a career in selling their bodies? And why would their parents consent to this? Oh, right – money. Enough money to buy your daughter’s integrity.

Real women rockers – Anne Wilson, Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, Sinead, Stevie Nicks, Adele – broke barriers by making great music, and are infinitely more beautiful for not objectifying themselves. They don’t need to.

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Royal Pain

May 01 2011 Published by under media, Our World, politics

So, did the United States declare independence from England, or not?

The Prince No-hair and Kate Mini-tits wedding was on every TV channel Friday morning as I tried to get ready for work without spitting up my breakfast. If not for the Weather Channel, I would have gone mad. And these jive-ass Robber barons have been on every corner of the Internet all weekend.

No, seriously – how is it possible in the 21st century there are billions of people who worship monarchs? The media carpet-bombs us with coverage of the ceremony, and for days afterward follows-up with strategic strikes of over-analysis of the ceremony. Still, billions of peasants choose – many of their own free will apparently – to watch. And people don’t just watch, they actually obsess and get caught up in all that nonsense analysis of bullshit minutiae like the dress and decor and makeup.

Contrast the pomp and circumstance of this ceremony against the backdrop of an international economic crisis and global attacks on working people, and it would seem this is just more of the same arrogant, opulent, let-them-eat-cake crap we’ve been getting for centuries.

And I thought the Internet was supposed to democratize the world. Well, thanks go yet again to the capitalist media corporations, for their continued control of information and ongoing effort to keep humanity in the Dark Ages.

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What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

Mar 27 2011 Published by under media

But if you’re the drug prosecutor, and you get caught buying crack, that could be a bad thing.

Hardly worth mentioning, but newsworthy because as Deputy District Attorney, David Schubert prosecuted drug offenders, including a couple of celebrities – Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars. Also picked up by some of the big city papers, including here and here.

Interesting editorial choices evident in these headlines. A quick Google of “Amy Winehouse crack” or “Whitney Houston crack” yields results showing the word “crack” used liberally in headlines. But when it comes to a district attorney, the headlines only mention “cocaine.” You have to read further into the article to find out that a prosecutor had stooped as low as crack. Given the attention span of the average American these days, I doubt many people do.

Another media cliché at work here – Druggies always get busted by cops doing surveillance, as the AP/Yahoo article says, in “a neighborhood known for narcotics dealing.” If the cops know about it, why don’t they do something about it? The doublespeak implies cops actively fight the war on drugs. In reality, the cops are powerless against and don’t actively resist the cartels that flood the streets with drugs, but instead waste taxpayers’ money locking up junkies and crackheads for using.

Be funny if he ends up doing time with anyone he put away. Or not, depending on your point-of-view.

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