A high lady fights her depression: We’ve been writing about the culture of dumb. And about the cult of dumb, the people who maintain the culture.
Lady Collins was officially “off” last week. This week, she’s back—and nothing has changed:
COLLINS (11/3/11): Day of the ArmadilloEvery column, it’s the same hook: You and I find the news boring!
Important News You May Have Missed Dept.: While you and I have been spending the fall worrying about the secret talks of the Congressional super-committee or trying to determine whether it would be a fun idea to dress as Rick Santorum for Halloween, other even more fascinating news events have been occurring.
I am thinking in particular of a recent story out of Dallas: ''Man Allegedly Beat Woman With Frozen Armadillo.''
Here's a test. Would you rather hear some details about the Congressional super-committee or more about the armadillo? I thought so.
The culture of this cult is astounding. Equally astounding—the ability of the liberal world to cruise along without explicitly rejecting this culture. Essentially, Collins has lost her mind.
The liberal world doesn’t notice.
A bit later, Collins explains where she came by her latest distraction. In the process, she throws an adept under the bus and tells us which stories she loves:
COLLINS: I have been working on a project involving Texas, and my friends have been sending me lots of local headlines. (Thanks to Elizabeth Drew for the armadillo tip.) I also got an article titled ''Police: Angry Taco Bell Customer Fires at Officers,'' which contained the memorable exposition: ''Brian Tillerson, a manager at the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant, told The San Antonio Express-News that the man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 each.''Like so many depressed souls inside Versailles, Collins loves stories which lack any point. If an actual point appears, this lady can’t make herself focus.
These stories have something in common: They're conversation-starters without having any actual point.
The “project” to which she refers is a book. Depressed nobles always need a way to feel superior to the rabble. As these nobles drag us under the waves, pointless tales about Texans will do.