Brilliant, Parker. As the masses become dumber, and the media more constrained re: what can be reported to said masses, it will become much easier to invoke “outrage” over even more ridiculous topics. Our leadership is counting on this, BTW — it keeps the “sheeple” away from more serious topics. Up until I read your piece, I thought that the Starbucks Red Cup issue was the most ridiculous “outrage story” to date: say “Christmas” and non-Christians are outraged; remove the word “Christmas” from a disposable coffee cup and the world goes crazy. But I gotta hand it to you — the lipstick “controversy” is dumber, yet. Good capture, BTW, and a great read. Thank you!