In the A & E section of the Trib, does celebrity trump decency?


In my eyes the Tribune’s slipped a notch;

On its reputation there’s a blotch.

I’m not perfectly chaste

But it’s not in good taste

To be showing Lamar touch his crotch.

Filed under: media, mores, Pop Culture


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  • Was the use of the verb intentional?
    Would you rather see Roseanne grab her crotch?
    Who or which Lamar?

  • 1. It must be an ideational reflex.
    2. Emphatically "NO"
    3. That would be Kendrick Lamar (Who he?). The Trib calls him "this years' top Grammys contender with 11 nominations, including album of the for 'To Pimp a Butterfly' and song of the year for the Pharrell-produced 'Alright'".

    I don't think his album title was inspired by Puccini though.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    1. Intentional... SEO?
    2. Agreed.
    3. Apparently Lamar thinks 'God is a gangster', so did Nimrod.

  • Nothing makes me feel quite so old as reading about "celebrities" in the arts and entertainment section (whatever it's called in various media) and wondering "But what do they do?" Well, maybe tied for first place is the question "But are they any good?"
    I keep remembering an English teacher's description of the difference between fiction and literature. Fiction is now; literature is revealed over time. Shouldn't it be that way with award winners?

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Aside from whether they really are celebrities (see my question above, and I assumed it meant Lamar Odom), I wonder about most modern music, which only seems to be commercial bumpers. But unlike our parents, I am willing to let Gen Y have its own music.

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