For those of you who haven’t gotten to that late July issue in the stack of New Yorkers on your coffee table or just gave up and unsubscribed like me, Krista just clued me in on this satirical commentary by Andy Borowitz.
This series of mock diary entries about Britney’s conjectured conversion to Judaism experience all begin with “Shalom, Diary” until the final entry when she “abandons” the process because the rabbi won’t indulge her points system. Although it can seem a bit mean, Borowitz does get at the whole pop star conversion thing and the faddish tendencies of celebrities. Now, whether this is a publicity stunt or media speculation (based on this photo of her wearing a necklace with a Star of David pendant) to begin, I’ll leave that up to you to decide.
A caution to more sensitive readers: the piece does contain a fair amount of foul language (and an excessive use of exclamation points for dramatic affect *grin*).