EW is more than just celebrity gossip--in fact it doesn't cater much to that crowd. Instead, I frequent for the zippy television recaps, opinionated columns lambasting certain areas of "pop culture", and information on how the things I enjoy (shows, people, movies, books) are fairing.
Imagine, though I don't think you'll be able to, the moment when I discovered my name on the homepage of EW.com. The delight. The excitement. The speechless wonder. Here's how it came about:
Rarely do I throw my hat into the ring of online forums. Thoughtful responses are few and far between; sandwiched between spam-generated comments, racist remarks, and political filibustering (yes! even here!). Last night however, in a moment of boredom somewhere between the Celtics losing to the Suns and a slow chapter of The Constant Gardner, I popped over to EW.com.
A request for skits for Taylor Swift to perform on Saturday Night Live? Well why not. And they lead the follow-up story with my idea. Brilliant. Now if that skit shows on tonight's broadcast, I'll truly know that I can see the future. You see, about 15 years ago, I had a legitimate dream about self-checkout at the grocery store. I nearly fell over the first time I saw one. If there's a mention of Taylor Swift and Stuff White People Like tonight, check back here for lottery numbers on Monday.