mad anthony

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

I don't care who XZibit is voting for...

Thanks to the free stuff forum on FatWallet, I get a ton of magazines free - including multi-year subscriptions to the triumverate of men's magazines, Maxim, Stuff, and Blender. They make great bathroom reading.

I've noticed that many of the interviews of celebs seem to include their political views- stuff had a multipage spread of Greenday posed in front of the White House, and today's Blender mag had a back-page interview of XZibit standing at a podium with a presidential seal and weighing in about his views of Bush- respectful disagreement with his policies backed up by nuaced critique and thoughtful alternatives.

Of course, I made that last part up - he called Bush an idiot. To be fair, he also did say he doen't like Kerry all that much.

I don't understand why interviewers feel the need to ask musicians and actors their political preferences. Just because someone can rap or act, what makes their thoughts any more than anyone on the street. Considering the quality of writing by some bloggers in their pajamas, I would rather hear their analysis of isssues than someone spouting off the cuff.

I think Alice Cooper said it best:
If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal


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