Friday, April 29, 2011

Assistant Quote of the Day


"This, apparently, is what it takes to get the media's undivided attention: the marriage between two people who are politically powerless, and who spend their waking lives as designated fetish objects for the United Kingdom's interested citizenry, for Anglophiles the world over, and for the celebrity-fixated media. Our collective Ken and Barbie dolls."

-- Matt Zoller Seitz in a brilliantly dead-on piece currently posted at Salon

8 comments:

Marsupialus said...

Plus how much is being spent on this while the English government begins its austerity campaign. What a lovely word that is, austerity. Seems so harmless.

The Jaded Armchair Reviewer said...

Did they get played off to the Sound of Silence as they rode into their futures too?

em said...

I completely understand this, but maybe I just don't feel as strongly about this because I don't know anyone who obsesses over royalty. Now, people who obsess over Twilight and have no fucking clue who Leonard Cohen is...

Steve said...

Ordinarily I'd be as cynical as can be on this and lord knows I didn't exactly park myself in front of the TV today, but she's beautiful and he seems decent enough... what the hell? The world needs to believe in fairy tales every once in a while. We've got plenty of dystopia. Why not?

Chez said...

They do seem likely completely decent people, but Seitz's point about the the media's nonstop servile genuflection is correct.

Ref said...

They both seem to have the kind of senses of humor (and proportion) usually sadly lacking in royals. Now, for the rest of us...

Steve said...

I don't disagree with his point, but as media crimes go, I'll take obsessing over a dress over giving Trump and Palin an open platform any day.

Anonymous said...

the most entertaining part for me was when the stupid americans ask questions like "are those soldiers real?"