Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Does Not Compute

So I've been in a writer's block lately. You can read more about that here.

Sometimes it can take me days to unblock myself.

And then again, sometimes material just presents itself.

That's right world. I think you know what I'm talking about.

Kayne West.

For those of you who have been living under a rock, let me catch you up to speed. When Taylor Swift (who, in the words of Beth over at The Confused Homemaker, just reeks of all things cotton candy and unicornish) got up to give her acceptance spiel speech she was brutally robbed of it as Kayne decided to hog the spotlight and point out Beyonce (sucessfully mortifying said songbird) and the superiority of her music video.

Ok. Let's get some things straight. I am NOT a Taylor Swift fan. At all. The little strumpet makes me feel underachieved for my age, and she's prettier than I am to boot. Not to mention that she sings country. I loath country.

Petty reasons, but hey. I'm human.

Even so, I felt bad for her. She was the proverbial awkward turtle as she stood by and watched that media whore Kayne steal her moment. And well, that just doesn't sit right with me, not at all.

Granted, Beyonce allowed Taylor to have her moment later on - a true class act, if I ever saw one, and one that deserves to be recognized.

Still though, the whole fiasco has gotten me thinking. How many Kaynes do you know? I bet you can name a few. I know I can. Why is this type of behavior acceptable in our culture? I just don't understand.

I kind of feel like I should be standing on a street corner screaming "Does Not Compute!"

Since when did we get so complacent? From what I've gathered, everyone seems to be of the opinion that this is "typical" Kayne behavior. And yet the man rakes in millions of dollars per year.

Does Not Compute.

Why do we idolize such figures? Because they're off the wall? Because they're different?

Well so are criminals. We don't idolize them (usually). And no, I'm not comparing Kayne to a criminal. I'm just saying that I don't understand how someone of questionable behavior would be placed in a prestigious position.

Does Not Compute.

I guess I'm not educated enough on the social scene to understand.

To tell you the truth, world, I don't think I want to be.


  1. I've always found Kanye West to be a bit of a douchebag. This just further cements that thought.

  2. The biggest problem is who our society idolizes and why. These aren't amazing human beings, but talented (or in some cases not talented) artists.

    That said, I will be the first to admit that I like to follow the latest celeb gossip.

  3. KW never learned any manners. TS was gracious through it all. Beyonce did right by bringing TS back up for acceptance speech. KW should be forced to read AND practice Amy Vanderbilt's book of etiquette.

  4. Well, Kanye just ended his career I'd say . . . and Beyonce takes the night with the most class.

    Sometimes celebrities are help to a lower (higher) standard than the rest of us lowly humans.

  5. BAG: Indeed - I've always known he was, but this little event of his has just served to prove just how much of one.

    E: I follow the gossip too (guilty pleasure), and I find our choice of celebs amusing and slightly horrifying.

    Quipster: A valid notion. If only....

    Tricia: Celebs (insert snort of derision here). They should be held accountable for their actions 0 I think that MTV should ban Kanye from attending the VMAs...unless they do a breathalizer on him. :)


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