Monday, November 22, 2010

Celebrating Idiocy

The world we live in today seems to only award the stupid while the sensible and rational people are left high and dry. People such as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears are renowned not because of their talents (I'm not even sure Paris has a talent) but because of their stupidity. Paris Hilton was a little known hotel heiress until the fateful day when her sex tape was leaked. Suddenly she became an international sensation. But for what? Worse of all they are role models. 

Sleeping around, doing drugs and being borderline retarded are not things to admire. Why TV shows, such as Jersey shore, are huge hits, is beyond me? I would be offended that some fat cat executive actually thought we would buy in to this, but the sad truth is we did. 

The entire cast of Jersey shore go to premiers and award ceremonies; they even appeared in Enrique Iglesias’s music video ‘I like it’, but what do they actually do? Other than getting paid to drink, fornicate (that's sex for those of you who enjoy this program) and make idiots of themselves on TV. I'm seriously contemplating becoming a hermit just so that I never have to hear what Snookie or Paris Hilton have to say about anything. For once I would like to see brains triumph over superficiality. 

It’s sexy to be smart, no matter what anyone else will try to tell you. I'd rather be a nerd then give up my intelligence to be considered sexy. Most people's view of sexy is so warped by the media.
The truth is people are intimidated when they encounter smart, beautiful women. I do not think anyone who degrades themselves for the amusement of others is sexy. I think people like Natalie Portman are beautiful. She cares about others and she is smart. That is sexy. That is something that should be admired.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Books I'm reading right now

I tend to stay away from novels that are surrounded by hype... I'm always disappointed in them and anyway the average person has awful taste in books. Twilight is a good example. I would shave my tongue before I wasted time on that crap.

I'm glad to say I disregarded my prejudices and decided to get "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" one day when I was waiting to board my flight. For once everyone was right. This novel deserved all the hype. It was a little slow at first, but I'm glad I stuck with it, because by half way I was fully engrossed with the exploits of the heroine, Lisbeth Salander. What's even better is that Lisbeth is a character I can fully relate to and is real. Instead the fluffy main characters we are usually left with in modern books. She's dark, twisted, alienated and hard as nails. I liked the fact that she was petite too, being short and skinny myself! Though the male lead, Mickael Blomkvist, is a bit of an egotistical jerk who sleeps his way through the novels, you can't help but like him. The sad part is that Steig Larsson never got to witness the success of his "Millennium trilogy", having died before the publication of the trilogy: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl who played with Fire", and "the Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest". I've flown throw the trilogy but now I'm reluctant to finish the final chapter of the third installment; "the Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest". I don't want it to end and by reading the last page I know it will.

I don't want to give away too much of the plot but it is definitely worth a look and from what I hear the Swedish film version is amazing. So if you aren't the reading type then go watch the film... just be warned it is Swedish so don't expect the characters to speak English. They don't, by the way.