This isn't about what I approve of or don't approve of. I'm just trying to figure out what that 'it' factor is in Paris Hilton, among others, that people latch on to. I am also wondering how much our choices of icons say about the current state of society. Could we learn more than we might imagine from and examination of our 'idols'? Are the people we worship (interesting that we use religious terminology to characterize pop culture) symptomatic or causal examples of the strengths and ills of a culture?