Saturday, July 17, 2010

Beiber Fever and other "illneses"

"I'm surrounded by old people. Everyone who works with me are almost 30." (Justin Bieber).

Yeah, I just quoted Justin Bieber. So what?

Justin Bieber Pictures, Images and Photos

Despite Lady Bieber's attempt at making me feel old, I still feel young. I have made a conscious decision to not feel old until I have a kid and not until I have to ground him or her for listening to Justin Bieber or the next Miley Cyrus.

Now, I really have nothing against Justin Bieber. This is America. The American Dream is becoming rich and/or famous. Regardless if he endures a long career in the music industry, he has accomplished more than most of us and if he is wise with his money, he can retire at any point he chooses to.

He can retire at 18 if he wants to unless he pulls a MC Hammer and wastes his fortune.

Who makes me feel more old: Justin Bieber being the number one artist in America today or realizing that MC Hammer was the number one artist 20 years ago?

They both make me feel old.

The Justin Bieber phenomenom has its own name: Bieber Fever.

Bieber Fever is what they call it when the 12 and 13 year olds start crying whenever he enters a room. It's similiar to those old pictures of women screaming, crying and fainting when The Beetles were performing.

It's the same occurance that happened in the 90's when the New Kids on the Block performed or in the 70's when Leif Garrett sang.

I have been to many concerts and have never seen anyone cry or scream like a school girl when the artist took the stage.

I will never fully understand the fanaticism people have with celebrities to the point of screaming and crying or to the point of adorning your bedroom with cut out pictures and bedsheets of a specific celebrity.

And it isn't just kids who do this:

Don't even get me started on the twilight obsession that has swept the nation. I know I know its the "perfect love story" and the movies totally help the obsession by have such "totally hot guys" playing the leading men. Its not real people! I don't get it, nothing that is this unreal should receive this much attention. No matter what anyone says I just think its unhealthy to put so much love and attention into non reality. Especially these adult women who are doing it.
" If Twilight obsessed women would direct even half of their intimate and erotic energies towards their husbands and the real life fantasy available to them, their marriage would be greatly strengthened and become infinitely more satisfying" I am referring to the women like the picture above...its called an obsession for a reason.


Lorri said...

Does that make me old that I have never heard of this Justin character. Maybe we should get a TV...

Lauralee, Dean and Camden said...

haha you are such a nerd. My neighbor took his daughter to the Justin Beiber concert last week and he said he was surprised that he was actually really good. He said he isn't going to be a one hit wonder and both Usher and Justin Timberlake were wanting to sign him.
As for the whole Twilight thing. You know I love the books but I'm not crazy obsessed like that lady in the picture.

Jen said...

Everyone has something that makes them a bit nuts for awhile.. some are just a little more public than others.