The folks you love to hate?
Blog Guy, you haven’t written about any new signs of that onrushing Apocalypse recently. Is it safe to come out of the panic room?
No, you just stay put in there. An actual opinion poll informs us that Casey Anthony is now “the most hated person in America.”
She’s that Florida woman who was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter?
Yep, it turns out, 94 percent of the Americans who have heard of her dislike her. Oh, and 57 percent consider her “creepy.”
Ah, I get it. So you think it’s a sign of the Apocalypse that anybody scored so high?
No, the sign of the Apocalypse is that the public seems alarmingly incapable of separating fantasy from fact.
Second place in this poll went to a reality TV star named Spencer Pratt, followed by Octomom, the unemployed single woman who gave birth to octuplets despite already having six children.
Are you starting to see the problem? There’s no internal logic to our venom. You can make the list by being accused of an unspeakable crime, or for just being obnoxious, like Howard Stern. Hey, it’s all the same to us!
I mean, let’s not overlook anybody. What about those S&P weasels who downgraded our credit rating? Don’t forget Bernie Madoff and Charlie Sheen. And does nobody hate the suspect in that Tucson murder spree, or do they just not know his name?
Oh, and another thing. How come people everybody despises can still find somebody to make out with?
Combo left: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt kiss as they pose for photographers at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, June 1, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Combo right: Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton kisses Cy Waits during a promotional event for her shoe collection in Mexico City, March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Left: Levi Johnston (R), who fathered a child with Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin,is escorted by his bodyguard at the US Weekly Fall Hot Hollywood Issue party in West Hollywood, California, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Right: Radio personality Howard Stern and his wife, Beth Ostrosky, pose for photographers as they arrive at the world premiere of the movie “Green Zone” in New York, February 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi