The “Worm” recently visited North Korea and partied with Kim Jong (insert suffix here). And I wonder…who the hell cares that a washed up former NBA rebound specialist visited a communist despot?
Seriously, why do we care about this? Why did this visit warrant an appearance on a Sunday morning “news” program?
I honestly don’t know why Rodman was there, under what circumstances, or any of the details, beyond the fact that he was there. Know why? I don’t give a rats ass…that’s why kids. And I encourage you not to care too! See…isn’t this fun boys and girls. You can try it at home…here’s how:
Every time a self-styled “celebrity” or person of interest (in their own mind) does something newsworthy…simply ignore it. Don’t comment on it, don’t blog it, don’t tweet it, don’t frickin’ acknowledge it. That way students, these Donald Trump’s of the world will garner no more attention. They have done nothing other than utter outrageous sentiments or act in an immature, socially boorish manner. Here’s a thought…let’s stop rewarding this “Reality TV” behavior.
I know I’m speaking heretically here, especially to those of you who think “Honey Boo Boo” is important social commentary, but I ask you to step outside your trailer (cut me some slack, it’s a metaphor), head down to the local library, and check out a book for God’s sake. You might find there are more important issues that we should be focusing on in this world. Issues of economy, politics, social engagement and compassion, cultural divisions and the bridges we can build to overcome them.
But WTF do I know…my thoughts don’t gain a “share” in Nielsen’s world and I’m not selling soap so I’ll just crawl into my corner and shut up….