Apr 15th, 2008 // 12 Comments

mozzer.pngYou can take semi-literate gossip site TMZ’s latest “‘Memba Him?,” which is about the former lead singer of popular “alternative/emo/indie” band the Smiths, in one of two ways: One, TMZ assumes that its readership is so Idiocratic that it’s only able to identify members of the axis of celebrities who regularly appear on the site’s radar, forgetting about anyone who may fall off it for more than a day; or two, indie kids really are cut off from the rest of society and living in their own universe. Not that I’m saying that being off the radar of AOL’s cash cow/sign of the apocalypse is a bad thing, mind you. [TMZ]

  1. Maura Johnston

    Also I just want to say that I was only over there for American Idol spoilers.

  2. JohnDoe

    at least all the comments on the TMZ story are variants of “screw you TMZ, he’s the bestest!”

  3. Nicolars

    TMZ is really beating their “LOL ppl get old!1!” meme into the ground, aren’t they?

  4. Chris Molanphy

    One, TMZ assumes that its readership is so Idiocratic that it’s only able to identify members of the axis of celebrities who regularly appear on the site’s radar, forgetting about anyone who may fall off it for more than a day; or two, indie kids really are cut off from the rest of society and living in their own universe.

    The correct answer is A.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @Nicolars: if only tmz could beat itself into the ground.

  6. jposnan

    He has a huge Latino fan base? Is that code for something?

  7. Anonymous

    Ugh. This reminds me of when People magazine referred to The Police as “Sting’s old band.” Seriously!

    But on the whole, I don’t think there’s much overlap between TMZ and Smiths fans.

  8. NeverEnough

    Who is this “Morrissey” that you speak of, TMZ? Is he… a fancy lad?

  9. CarsmileSteve

    i’m sure there must be *some* tortuous way of linking teh smythes to emo?

  10. the rich girls are weeping

    @jposnan: No really, it isn’t! The Mexicans love, love, love Morrissey. He’s like, a long-lost mariachi.

  11. loudersoft

    “BPI, MTV, TMZ
    Please them, please them
    Sadly, this was your life
    But you could have said no if you wanted to
    You could have said no, couldn’t you?”

  12. Clevertrousers

    @Varina: Morrisey is more of a Perez Hilton kind of guy anyway…

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