Saturday, July 11, 2009
Puttin' on the Ritz
Madge, Madge, Madge.....starting a collection like Brad & Angelina are we?
Three weeks or so ago, the government of Malawi agreed to the purchase (err, I mean, adoption) of a local 3-year old to act as a matching book-end for her other purchased/adopted 4-year old. Chifundo "Mercy" James joins Madonna's other kids, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, Rocco John Ciccone Ritchie, and David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie.
Coming from a country where the average per capita income is $134 and change, it's gotta be a hell of a change to move from a mud hut to a $15 million place in New York, and to then go on tour with That Nice White Lady Who Says She's Mother Esther and her manageries of strap-hangers and handlers and nannies and mannies and bodyguards and spiritualists and dieticians.
And going from a mud hut to a $17,000 a night luxury suite at the Ritz in Paris must be almost terrifying.
I'm thinking that pretty soon, it'll be much more trendy to adopt Afghan kids and become Islamicly spiritual, or maybe adopt that other cool and trendy new ethnic minority, Chinese Uighurs. Or will it be really not cool to tell all your celebrity fans that your new kid is something that sounds a lot like "wigger" ?