I use Yahoo! sometimes for some services. They have a main page that features some “news” stories. Today there is a story/commentary about how Britni Spears’ live performances are not what they once were.
It has 4,223 comments. So far.
This eclipses the interest shown not only in this blog, but in seriously popular blogs like Zero Hedge and Mish Shedlock.
It’s not that I don’t think Britni Spears is a marginally interesting celebrity. But you could conclude from things like this that there is no hope, that people’s priorities are too seriously out of whack.
It’s an isolated, anecdotal thing. But it’s disturbing.