Tomorrow I'm on vacation for ten days so, naturally, today was packed full of last-minute work projects and a non-stop parade of drama. Work I can handle... but the drama?
Well, the drama has nothing to do with me. Yet people somehow think that it should.
So I'm ignoring the outside world for a while, and focusing on more important things. Like Miley Cyrus using her entire sixteen years of life experience to advise kids as to how they should live their lives...
"I'm telling kids, don't go on the internet. It's dangerous, it's not fun, it wastes your life, and you should be outside playing sports or something. I just think it's kind of lame. I feel like I hang out with my friends and they're so busy taking pictures of what they're doing and putting them on Facebook that they're not really enjoying what they're doing. You're going to look back and have a million pictures, but you're not going to be in any of them. Because you're not having fun, you're too busy clicking away. So I think just enjoy the moment you're in, and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it."
Wow. Where was this sage advice seven years ago when I started blogging?
The thing that's so odd is that kids pretty much live online now. American teenagers now-a-days haven't really known of a world without the internet. And, thanks to devices like the iPhone, they're beginning to not know of a world without constant access to the internet. They're online Twittering and Facebooking constantly, and when they're not doing that, they're texting each other non-stop. Sure it's excessive, but these are the times we live in, and that's the way society seems to want to interact. So, while I applaud Miley for encouraging kids to step away from the computer once in a while, I think it's unrealistic to tell them "Don't go on the internet." Ever. That's who they are now.
Besides, it would be pretty hard for them to buy tickets at Ticketmaster.com for Miley's concerts... or spend their time hanging around her two websites MileyCyrus.com and MileyWorld.com... or sign up for her email newsletter... or visit her official YouTube Channel... or shop at her official Amazon Shop... or connect with her on her official Facebook fan page... or view her musical endeavors on her official iLike Artist Page... or buy her music from her page at the iTunes Music Store... or even become a friend at her official MySpace Page.
So, basically, Miley tells her fans not to do the internet drug, but then pushes them all kinds of internet crack to feed their habit.
Maybe her millions of dollars puts her in a class above being a hypocritical douchebag, but this is still a disappointment.
Especially to a huge Hannah Montana fan like me...
Isn't it terrible when our media heroes turn out to be sanctimonious wankers after all?
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That’s why I always hate reading Harrison Ford interviews. He’s such an ass.
I think you need to do more Hannah Montana dance videos.
Well, I think the unspoken message behind what Miley’s saying is: Stay off the internet unless you have enough money to pay people to do it for you.
Love the vlog!
I don’t really remember not having the internet.
Man, I guess I am young.
This post is awesome lmao!
Aren’t we all sanctimonious hypocrites anyway?
Wouldn’t it be nice to just have fun while other people are connecting and promoting us? Now that’s the life!
I can’t wait to show that to Z again. She loved it (and you!) last time. Although I’ve tried to veer her away from Miley/ Hannah, and now she likes Ke$ha. Mom fail!! (Wait – she likes The Ramones and Nirvana, too, so it’s not all bad!)
I just played this video in my sister’s living room with my nephew watching and we both giggled like children. Well, one of us *is* a child, so there’s that but you know.
I think she has a point but used too many absolutes. We need to find a balance and I love that I am doing that lately.
I would like the 48 seconds of my life back please.
I couldn’t get the video to work! *wipes tears*
Dave, I am officially requesting that you bring that pen to Vancouver and play it at the most inappropriate times. Preferably in and around museums, concert halls, retirement homes, and any other place we visit that has yet to experience the glory of Hannah Montana.
Also, I will buy the first round of drinks if you can get Vahid, Brandon, & Jenny to dance along with you.