I know my age plays a part in my befuddlement and my midwestern background also probably figures into the equation but neither of those can be pointed to as the primary reason why I don’t understand how a young girl who calls herself lady gaga merited a place on Barbara walter’s most fascinating people of 2009. I wasn’t going to comment on this at all but it’s just such a mystery to me. I should have just went ahead and took the dog for a walk but it was so damn cold out there. I also suppose I could have watched ‘The Biggest Loser.’ but ABC’s teaser ads had me curious as to who the number one fascinating person would be. It turned out to be Mrs. Obama which, given the media’s fascination with anything Obama, I should have guessed. Her husband, the President was Barbara’s pick last year and I imagine the children will be next year’s pick. The white house dog should follow in 2011.
Sorry, Sully. I was pulling for you.
Incidentally, I had not heard of this gaga person until I saw her on this show and I suppose I won’t hear of her again so I don’t know why I’m concerned. I suppose its because I feel for our younger people if that’s all they have to be fascinated about. In my younger days, we had a few people similar to this girl but they weren’t on any list put together by Barbara Walters. Mostly, we saw them in the Carnival Freak tent where they were penned up and thrown live chickens which they bit the heads off of. It was much more entertaining than Barbara’s show. I believe we called those creatures ’Geeks’, a term that has since taken on a new meaning.