Ok, I am seriously sick of Vogue. It has gone beyond my threshold for stupidity. They had a piece about Blake Lively and Gossip Girl. It showed more than anything how completely clueless and out of touch Vogue is. They actually said that the Gossip Girl characters are like those found in Tolstoy, Waugh, Nabokov or Thackeray. But they aren’t because those amazing authors all wrote about how high society is petty and worthless – there’s a reason Waugh called them “vile bodies”. Gossip Girl, on the other hand, glorifies these “bright young things” and their extremely spoiled, consumerist, elitist behavior. There is no satire in Gossip Girl (unsurprisingly, since the author totally buys into this behavior). Seriously, are the people behind Vogue so clueless that they don’t understand this? I can tell you that I want no part of the society that they value. I’ll stay in the world where it is understood that Thackeray’s story satirizes high society and Tolstoy shows us that society is so cold and cruel and self-centered that it can kill for no real reason that should matter!