This morning I saw a FOX interview with a person that I had only heard of: Kevin (K-Fed) Federline, the white rapper and ex-Mr. Britney Spears. Brian Kilmeade asked if the humorous commercial K-Fed made for the Super Bowl played into his loser image? I confuse K-Fed with the hero of Malibus Most Wanted. This movie isnt a masterpiece of humor but it does feature some very funny characters. The white rapper hero of Malibus Most Wanted is endearingly innocent and, so, much more sympathetic than K-Fed. Still K-Fed does share one feature with Malibus Most Wanted: They are both (as they used to say in Massachusetts) soft as grapes, i.e., not overly bright or sane.
My daughter Poppy idolizes K-Fed and regards him as a role model. K-Fed is a person without talent or any kind of appeal who, nevertheless, has complete self-assurance. When K-Feds record label was considering whether to fire him or not, he demanded a helicopter to take him from the airport to his home. He is quoted as saying something like Homie (or K-Fed, referring to himself in the third person) dont do the freeway. Here is a person who has a post-doctoral degree in self-esteem.
Poppy, who has the average human amount of self-doubt, envies K-Feds total inability to engage in self-criticism. Remember the movie A Beautiful Mind? Think A Beautiful Ego. Poppys dictum is Do only one stupid thing at a time. For instance, if you are running drugs, dont speed in a car with anticop bumper stickers. We have hate crimes in the United States now; isnt it time we had stupidity crimes? A person who videotapes his own crime should have 2 years added on for stupidity. Its only fair. It may seem that Poppy would condemn K-Fed but he takes self-delusion to another level. If Nirvana is the state of total selflessness, there must be a sort of equal and opposite anti-Nirvana, a state of total self-involvement. K-Fed may have attained this state. Of course, this is probably just a fantasy of Poppys. She wishes that such a creature could exist.