I'm not sure how I feel about writing this... I mean, I've never been inspired to do anything by Lindsay Lohan before. I'm not so sure that I want to be either, but oh well. Unlike (prepare for an obscure reference) Isabelle Tyler from The 4400, I have only had one chance to grow up in this world, and I have seen the media in general focus largely on matters that do not... uh, matter. Is this how it was for the rest of our readers? Has anything changed? I know that there was the hippy movement back in the '60s and '70s when my parents were growing up, and to some extent, the green movement today seems a bit like that. Back then, there were any number of suitable "causes" to get behind, and the same is true today. Sometimes, smaller groups choose to focus on one in particular, but, by and large, the media seems to focus on celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Even we have gotten in on the game, because our readership is interested. Lohan wonders why. She even feels bad about it. Lindsay would rather have the focus on "the other things that are important, like global warming." So, is she right? For whatever reason, we, as a society, do care what she's doing. If we didn't, it wouldn't be on the news. Deny it all you want, but I can say with certainty (because I can see the numbers) that our posts on celebrities tend to get just as much, if not more, traffic than our posts on what really matters. To be honest, though, I've decided that I am all right with it. Honestly, I wouldn't have written about Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton or now Lindsay Lohan if I didn't care, so I am just as guilty as those who choose to read about them. So, I guess the thing to do is be entertained by those trivial pursuits and to really care about the important stuff. Our brains are powerful enough to sift through it all and decide what to focus in on. So, let's get back to global warming now, shall we?
Side note: obviously, whatever Lindsay might have done to try and get the spotlight off of here and on global warming, it must have backfired. That quote was made before her last run-in with the police.