Sometimes, the sweet spot is at the place where pop music and media obsession collide.
When Rebecca Black’s hit “Friday” went viral, we all knew how awful and talentless the song was. But what a cheap thrill. That catchy melody! The repetition of words!
As we waited breathlessly for Rebekah Brooks to resign as head of News International because of the phone hacking scandal surrounding it, we all knew how tawdry our obsession had become. But what an obsession. That fiery red hair! The multiplying scandals!
Someone didn’t miss the connection between the two. The following parody of “Friday” from the point of view of an auto-tuned Brooks — and with a guest rap by Murdoch himself — is both funny and revealing of the things we make our obsessions: