Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hamm: Delicious Brain Food

"Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a fucking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly. Incuriousness has become cool...It's celebrated. It doesn't make sense to me." - Jon Hamm in the latest issue of Elle UK

I love his use of the word "incuriousness." He's absolutely spot-on with his observation. We're even seeing this staunch incuriousness with current Republican candidate Rick Santorum, who appears to be the most stubbornly ignorant person to ever campaign for president (and that's really saying something).

Sometimes, it can be tempting to abandon any attempt to do something intelligent or meaningful. To myself and all my friends who are trying to put out words and images that don't simply appeal to society's lowest common denominator, don't stop. It's worth the effort.

No amount of Kardashian or Hilton money could make being a dumb ass tolerable.

This concludes today's pep talk to myself.

In related news:
Mad Men returns to AMC on March 25.

Related posts:
A Letter to Kim Kardashian
An Angry Rant
The Kardashians: My New Archenemies
The Kardashians: My Disturbing Realization

4 comments:

  1. I agree with Hamm, and so would Santorum btw...He is a very studied man, you may not agree with his views but to say he is on the same level with the Celebutards is ridiculous. Let's not forget that it was the current president that traded substance for flash and celebrity style campaigning during the last campaign.

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    2. He has a staunch incuriousness about the lives of people who are not like him or who do not practice the same religion as he does. He has absolutely no interest in understanding people who aren't like him. He wants to impose his own religious views on others. He absolutely does not understand the separation of church and state. He is a homophobe. In my opinion, his ignorance is not about how many books he might have read or what schools he has attended. It is an ignorance of humanity, kindness, and compassion.
      Thanks for stopping by and calling my opinions ridiculous.
      Have a nice day.

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