"Leave Britney Alone!"
By melinchina on Feb 21, 2008
This morning I went on a little detour as I was browsing the news and it turned out to be the most interesting part of the journey. Detours are usually like that, aren't they?
I started off reading Amanda McPherson's take on Sun's open source strategy. Let's just say she's a little critical and I'll leave it at that.
Then I read what Dana Blankenhorn had to say about McPherson's posting. The article is titled "Leave Jonathan Schwartz alone!" Right about this time I was starting to get bored, and then I noticed this picture in Blankenhorn's blog.
And I thought "Who the heck is that? And what does that picture have to do with this article?"
That's where the detour started.
Blankenhorn mentioned in his article that this was Chris Crocker, whom I googled and finally found my way to this video, which explains it all, even the title of Blankenhorn's posting. Crocker apparently does a lot of humorous vlogs but this one is supposed to be his true sentiment. I had no idea Britney Spears was a gay icon. You've got to check out the youtube video. It's kinda funny and scary and sad at the same time. But mostly funny.
Who knew that reading blogs about technology would eventually lead you to a transgender teen in Tennessee, who is most famous for defending Britney Spears when the critics were being so tough on her? That's what I love about blogs, you just never know where they're going to take you.