Anna Nicole Smith

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Literalbarrage on Anna Nicole and the media choking on its own vomit.

It’s unseemly, it’s barbaric and it borders on a near stalker/sexual obsession with a dead woman. Thus, I feel that current words to express the depths to which the media have sunk are insufficient, yet I struggle to find the right word or combination of words to best describe the flogging of a dead woman’s corpse. The closest I’ve come has been “necromediaphilia“, although I think it’s a bit too long and slightly misses the point.

Now, I will confess to being one of those people who had not heard the name Anna Nicole Smith before she died. In fact, I still haven’t seen any actual coverage of her life or death, even though this frenzy is apparently going on under my nose. But I have seen plenty of coverage about how much coverage her death has received. Which, in a way, seems like par for the course for me — I always seem to get more of the meta-story than of the story itself. But it does make me wonder: Would she be getting this much over-play if people hadn’t been lapping up her life/style all along? Have the people made her important, or has the media? I guess that’s, like, the oldest question in the book, but if the coverage about the coverage is getting tiresome, I can only image what life must be like for mainstream news viewers right about now.

Tip: You can turn it off with your mind.

Music: Iggy Pop :: Five Foot One

3 Replies to “Anna Nicole Smith”

  1. [[Have the people made her important, or has the media? ]]

    reminds me of a joke i saw the other day:

    A chicken and an egg were laying in bed together. The chicken was all laid back, satisfied smirk on her face, and smoking a cigarette. The egg, on the other hand, was really pissed off. She was turned away from the chicken with her arms folded across her chest. Finally she gave a great sigh, turned to the chicken and said…..

    “Well that answers THAT question!”

  2. > I struggle to find the right word or combination of words to best describe the flogging of a dead woman’s corpse.

    “I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.” — Woody Allen

    The MSM made her “famous for being famous”, and they can stay stuck with her. Now if they could only find a certain pet cemetery, or a re-animator, or a monkey’s paw, or a bottle of 2,4,5-trioxin gas

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