Some of the prison sentences for celebrities are getting a little ridiculous. Last week Nicole Richie served 82 minutes of her 4 day term for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Lindsay Lohan is expected to receive a sentence of 1 day. With a pardon she will probably end staying about 8 minutes in jail. What a neat deal these people have. The publicity is worth millions. If O.J. Simpson was convicted today for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman he would probably get a much more severe punishment, like 45 minutes in jail and with a pardon he would be out in 21 minutes. O.J. would have been punished and everyone would be happy. He could go back to running through the airport for Hertz and announcing football games. Like the current celebrities, he would be more popular than ever. It pays to be a jailbird. Look at Martha Stewart, she is making more than ever.
I continue to be amazed with America’s infatuation with these maladjusted delinquents. In the meantime, someone like Billy Graham is still in the hospital and hardly anyone notices. I guess reading about the spoiled, drug-crazed celebrities is more entertaining than reading about the war in Iraq or global warming. Years ago, during the depression, the American public was infatuated with the pulp magazines and stories about fantasy. The comic books were born and folks like Tarzan were the craze. The west was glorified in the pulps and on the movie screen. This was in a time when people could read, now they just push a button.
The only other interesting thing of note about the current celebrities in the news is the popularity of the name Nicole. Nicole Richie, Anna Nicole Smith, Nicole Brown Simpson. I’m sure glad none of my grandkids are named Nicole.
Also, did you notice how the large sunglasses completely disguise Nicole Richie. It's a trick the stars learned from Superman and The Lone Ranger. No one could tell Clark Kent was Superman when he wore glasses and The Lone Ranger was completely disguised with his simple eye covering, even Tonto didn't know who he was in real life. I'm going to get me some of those big sunglasses to wear on the porch in Salado. I might even install some bars on the porch, then everyone would think I was a big drug-crazed celebrity and I could sell my blog.