44-year-old Julia Roberts stuns in bikini
Pitcher’s incredibly rare, embarrassing feat
Dramatic ‘save’ on ‘American Idol’
What stars charge to show up at parties
NBA star blows wide-open dunk attempt
Teen runner disqualified for using tape
Fighter’s classy gesture after knockout
Rihanna’s flirty bikini photos
These are the “news” headlines on the Yahoo main page from the past 48 hours or so. I copied and saved them as exemplars of the subjects deemed important and relevant by the media – and demanded (apparently) by the American public. Celebrity gawking. Worship of sports figures (and almost-Einsteinian dissection of “the game”). Titillating, distracting, irrelevant to anything real nonsense.
A nation that “tweets” is a nation of twits.