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by on December 2, 2010

Taylor Swift is Entertainment Weekly‘s youngest ever “Entertainer of the Year.”And for some reason I want to burn every issue of Entertainment Weekly just to get that snide smirk off of her face.

EW Chooses Taylor Swift As Entertainer of the Year; 2010 Officially the Worst Year Ever

Maybe I’m just in a bad mood after reading the Grammy nominations heavily featuring another talentless, completely overrated pop star, Katy Perry. Oh, and also Rihanna.

Maybe I’m just bitter that the entertainment industry is at an all-time aestehtic low where mediocrity is awarded, nay, championed.

Maybe I’m just annoyed that at 20 years old, Taylor Swift has achieved so much for doing SO little, while other artists with far more talent who are far more interesting will continue to toil and struggle, sustained only by the passion for their craft and a healthy drug habit.

But whatever it is, I have absolutely no faith in pop culture anymore. I, who was your biggest fan. How could you, zeitgeist? How could you turn so violently? And who is to blame?

9/11, that’s who.Everything started sucking hardcore after that. The economy, Washington D.C., pop culture. It all went to hell in a knock-off Chanel handbag.

Don’t you see? By supporting the Taylor Swifts, Rihannas and Katy Perrys of the world, we’re just letting the terrorists win. Won’t someone just think of the children?


I seriously hate this cover.



Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail