Thursday, March 27, 2008

Angelina Jolie is pregnant with twins which, even just numerically, outdoes everyone else who has had kids recently. Two is better than one. It’s not hard to see that.

What’s fascinating about it is that it’s being estimated that she could command 10 million dollars for pictures of her kids once they’re born. J Lo apparently got 6 million and Christina Aguilera got 1.5 (cause she's really not a trainwreck and hasn't had an album out in a while).

My friend Sam who is studying anthropology at Princeton said something like, “at what point did Brangelina just become a farce?” and I realized that in fact they’re not a farce and that he’s totally off on that theory.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are a cultural force that more or less equals the presidency of the US. That’s how much influence they have. They can command massive amounts of money for the most inane things, they are completely above the rules that confine the extent to which people explore and define their desires, I mean, they’re even scientifically proven to be genetically linked to presidential hopefuls Senator Clinton and Senator Obama. It’s all the power in the one place at the one time.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the patron saints of Western Culture. And by Western Culture I mean planet earth because they’ve actually spent a lot of time being visible in the East so, they’re not even confined by cultural variance. They may actually be human deities. Perhaps their blood spilt for us will mean the end of global warming. I mean, that’s what someone told me. [source]

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