Monday, August 14, 2006

Most emailed

The New York Times list of most-emailed articles is the easiest way to lose hope in humanity. Shit is hitting fans worldwide, such that even if you don't care about the Middle East, Africa, or other far-off but tumultuous parts of the world, you may get yours yet, blown to bits over the Atlantic by a terrorist armed with a bottle of Gatorade or Pantene Pro-V.

But what are we, the New York Times readership, worried about? Several things, but first, did you know that some people are fat and it's not their fault? Second, the thing about fake tans is, they're bad for you, but people still like 'em. And in third place comes a story about how wine is rated, since it's important to know if you're drinking the right stuff.

So we've got two items on the "health" side to personal appearance, and one on the highbrow side to booze. Because, truth be told, Times readers would, if it were socially acceptable, grab a Bud Lite, a bag of Cheetos, and a Teen Vogue, and sunbathe at one of those beach resorts only ever advertised on daytime television.

2 comments:

Petey said...

"Times readers would, if it were socially acceptable, grab a Bud Lite, a bag of Cheetos, and a Teen Vogue, and sunbathe at one of those beach resorts only ever advertised on daytime television."

Don't project.

Phoebe said...

Why not?