July 20, 2004
The Simple Life 2: Road Trip
Paris may have been born into wealth but it is her spirit of fun that makes her an aristocrat. The "Indy"media writer can only offer anonymous poison for the people who have offered her a job. I know which feeling I would rather aspire to.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 20, 2004 08:58 AM
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I personally got an unholy enjoyment out of the melodramatic self-pity of the "burnt-out activist, to discouraged by the fascist nature of things." In this way I'm contaminated by that same ressentiment, by indulging in my schadenfreude. Hilton is a true arostocrat simply because this kind of criticism has no real existence for her, it (quite rightly) just doesn't matter.
Posted by: Demetrius at July 20, 2004 03:42 PM
I think that is an astute observation. I experienced the pleasure you described and for much the same reason. It is funny because as much as my life might be measurably easier if I were an hotel heiress I am mainly pleased that such people exist if only for aesthetic purposes. And I certainly think it is profoundly wrong-headed to assume, as the IndyMedia writer appears to, that denying Paris her handbags would somehow ameliorate anybody else's poverty of circumstance.
Posted by: Flea at July 20, 2004 07:07 PM