Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:34

Get Smart or Stay Home, America!

I live in Hollywood.  Really.  Right under the big sign on the mountain.  From my front door, I can walk to Hollywood and Vine in 10 minutes.  Yes, I see celebrities at the supermarket, at the bar, at the coffee shop.  (My favorite:  I pulled up next to David Crosby on the corner of Hollywood and Vine while my ipod, coincidentally, was playing early Byrds music.)

Around here, a lot of the daily news on local TV, the local radio stations, even the respected LA TIMES, is devoted to celebrity gossip.  More people can name Honey Boo Boo than Todd Akin.  (I’ll leave you to decide which is more embarrassing.  I am not taking sides in this essay.)