Friday, July 13, 2007

As Esquire might put it, one more sign that, like, the Apocalypse is upon us.*

LINDSAY LOHAN informs Tatler, a top Brit magazine, that as part of her ongoing quest for self-discovery and the expansion of her already prodigious intellect, she's now reading Machiavelli's classic 1513 work, The Prince. The magazine's cover story on Lohan quotes her thusly: "I was going out with someone and they said I should read Machiavelli and I was like, 'Nah,' and then I was, 'OK, I'll read it,' and now it is always with me."

My fervent twofold hope for mankind is that (1) she can't understand the book and (2) she resists the urge to, like, circulate it among friends when she's done with it. The last thing the world needs is a bunch of jet-setting, club-hopping Machiavellian narcissists like Lohan, Spears, Simpson (either one), et al.

(Then again, today's self-help is pretty Machiavellian to begin with. If you don't believe me, just re-read horror story number 2.)

* It's another one of those recurring headings, or "slugs," Esquire would use for the satirical items in its annual Dubious Achievements issue.

1 comment:

RevRon's Rants said...

No worries, Steve. The concepts that could prove dangerous are described in multi-syllable words.