Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Quick Hits 4

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

There is a lingering phenomenon in our country known as "Bieber-mania". Is there an entertainer more seemingly reviled than this effeminate stock character? A sweet little boy with energy and a winning smile has degenerated into a foul-mouthed, law-breaking, promiscuous, disrespectful little punk. Why do so many young entertainers feel that they need to go down the bad-boy or bad-girl road for us to take them seriously as adult entertainers?

What do you think?