Since this Britney image popped out like a three-toed baby on a Appalachian kitchen floor this morning, everyone has been focusing on comparisons with the old VF Demi cover. There is no comparison, as the stylist and photo assistant actually delivered Demi's baby 5 minutes after this photo was taken. But more importantly, by focusing on just these two, we'd be ignoring some of the great pregnant covers of the past.
The "in threes" concept is always a fascinating study. While nothing can top 1997's trio of Mother Teresa (September 5), Mobutu Sese Seko (September 7), and Burgess Meredith (September 9), this weekend we were met with three monumental pop culture deaths in short order. First Aaron Spelling, who some might argue is responsible for Slop Culture, as Huggy Bear is the whole reason why we do this thing.
OK, the game is over. Wow, does Landon Donovan suck...But we're also talking about our 20th hijacker vs. German soccer hiney experiment (otherwise known as 'the excuse to run a picture of a German soccer hiney under the guise of social commentary' experiment.). The 20th hijacker, penis hat and all, never quite bubbled to the top.
The "most viewed photo" feature on Yahoo.com is an odd beast. One of the better sports on the interweb, watching it ebb and flow throughout the day, as each time zone logs on and decides which pics they will look at instead of dealing with work. "Ohh, look at the adorable turtle balanced on a guy's fingertip," is replaced an hour later by "man, Britney went to shit
After some quick+dirty googling, the answer is - just like it was with the show's predecessor, Laguna Beach - a resounding "sorta." (one of the biggest questions ever recorded on google searches during the show's run was "Is Laguna Beach real?").
Okay, so yes, Lauren Conrad, our protagonist, is a real girl, with real ambitions.
We're close to the halfway point of the 2006, and before VH1 does its Best Half-Year Ever show, Slop Culture would like to officially announce the best new feature on television this year. We're talking, of course, about Dateline NBC's "Pedophile Reveal," or as it's known in the joint "I came here to bang a 13 year old girl I was talking to on the internet, and instead I'm getting interviewed by Chris Hansen.