I probably spelled it wrong, but whatever. I'm irritated as shit right now. I logged on to check my e-mail and the breaking news story is "Britney Spears Loses Custody Of Her Kids". I didn't think much of this, but decided after checking my e-mail to check the news and went to CNN.com . . . "Breaking News" (same stupid ass story). Then, out of curiosity I checked all of the other News Stations and the same dumb ass shit was on the main page of each Station. Why is Britney's custody battle a national concern? Why do we care? I don't. So then I clicked on the video because I was wondering what I'm going to see that is so "breaking news"-ish. It's a video of Britney getting into her car, surrounded by Paparazzi who look like a swarm of Ethiopian flies around a starving baby's eyeball. Shit is disturbing on so many levels: 1. Why do we give a shit about Britney Spears? This is NOT news. We have American Soldiers over in Iraq risking their lives to help install a democracy in a region of the world ruled by fascist dictators under the guise of religion and Americans are worried about whether Britney will get custody of her children or not? Isn't that what tabloids were created for? Fuck is wrong with our news over here? THIS JUST IN (while I'm typing the story just came on television: "Breaking News!") 2. Why are the Paparazzi allowed to photograph people against their will? Why is that legal? If I'm walking down the street and a news station photographs ME (or you or anybody on this site), they have to ask for permission to show your face. Why is it different for celebrities? Why is it legal? They're just performing a job (or no longer performing a job) of entertaining people (when they sing or dance or act or whatever it is they do). NEWS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUCKING NEWS! This shit is NOT news. I shouldn't even know who Britney Spears is. I've never listened to a single one of her songs. I shouldn't know who Paris Hilton is, I've never seen ANYTHING she's done. What kind of a world are we living in where the King of Saudi Arabia and Chinese Diplomats knows who Paris Hilton is? We got shit way fucked up over here.