Stand Up For Hairspray

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 15, 2010

There is a video on youtube showing a bit of Dave Letterman. He is discussing his opponent, Jay Leno. The theme of the monolog is what Mr. Leno “stands for”. In this case, it is all american values like killing natives to steal their land.

Now, the question is not about Mr. Leno’s commitment to anything, other than hair spray. It should be noted that Mr. Letterman is not without sin, and neither is as funny as Ed McMahon thought Johnny Carson was. The issue for PG is, why should a comedian “stand for” anything?

Part of the cult of celebrity worship is the attention paid to the opinions of entertainers. From Jesus worshiping quarterbacks to Jane Fonda, people in the spotlight are assumed to have valuable opinions. Often these people are very good at what they do, but woefully deficient in the rest of human behavior. They should not be regarded as role models.

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