Look: I know there’s sex everywhere all the time no matter where you look. But still, there are times when I get a little shock from the – how to describe it – utter lack of any sense of occasion displayed by those who write about such things.
Example: This news story about Lindsay Lohan posing topless for a French magazine. Here’s what it says after describing how “In the shoot she can be seen simulating sex with both a man and woman.”
Meanwhile, Lindsay will be busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner with her family, at their home in Long Island, New York.
Lindsay’s mother Dina said: “Lindsay is making the garlic mashed potatoes. They are amazing!”
No, no, no. Either you write about the starlet’s bare-it-all antics, or you discuss how she celebrates Thanksgiving. You don’t mix the two – they really don’t go together very well.
Andrea has a lot of thoughts on this one: One: Is this something her mother is proud of or trying to ignore? (“My daughter is in a nude photo shoot simulating sex with strangers… Wow! These mashed potatoes sure are great!”) Two: Only in America would a reporter try to merge Thanksgiving and sex. Three: Rome didn’t fall in a day, and America won’t fall because of Lindsay Lohan. But the words “civilizational decline” spring to mind. Four: The pilgrims sure as heck are turning in their graves. Finally, is there a funny comedy sketch in there somewhere? Lohan at a pilgrim’s thanksgiving table? Or is it just too sad?
Like I said, lots of thoughts in my head on this one.by