Since I've been reading and often commenting on Comics Curmudgeon, I've also been browsing the Houston Chronicle comics section online, because it contains just about all the pertinent strips. A few months ago they merged the section with their gossip column, or something, which is basically just videos from the nightly entertainment magazines. Seeing the promos flash by is kind of alienating for me. These are all non-stories about people I aggressively don't care about. For example, some they'll be pushing a story about a singer or model's "hot bikini body." Aside from the fact that this usually means that she looks like a 12 year old boy, how is this news? It fails the test of describing something that actually happened.
What's especially off-putting about this is that my kind of indifference isn't factored in at all. The hype just assumes that everyone is going to be fascinated. Please, someone, talk to a real person.