a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, November 16, 2003


Opinion @ The Wall Street Journal: La Grande Horizontale
"Even as Americans have rushed to post and watch Paris burning, they've been wondering if they should. Some sites shied away from linking for fear of copyright problems, others because it violated Paris's 'privacy.' Most bizarre were the comments of Pamela Anderson (who knows a thing or two about sex tapes). She said she'd watched the tape, though only 'by accident,' and went on to give it 'two thumbs up.'

I admit that I have difficulties taking seriously the Hilton camp's claim to privacy. The only reason anyone knows about this great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton is that her life is devoted to the maniacal pursuit of attention. Paris is so good at getting herself into the press that even Topeka grandmothers have seen photos of Paris dancing on tables, Paris arriving at her birthday party, Paris standing, smiling, eating, drinking, dancing, laughing."