My more erudite readers will know that the title of the post comes from Macbeth act 5 scene 5:
... Wherefore was that cry?
The queen, my lord, is dead.
She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
But wherefore, wondereth thou, dear reader, mention I this?
Take your own pick, but for me it is the 'furore' over Jeremy Clarkson's comment and the ever-more irritating Lady Gaga and her latest piece of shit video and song, two examples from a multitude of meaningless trivia we are supposed to think important, whilst the world lurches around like a drunk on a parapet.