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HOW WE MISS POP CULTURE … 

We’ve strayed inexcusably in recent months from the pop culture scene, unless of course there’s some sort of intersection to be had with real news.

What for? Eh … maybe we’re growing up. Or maybe we got sick of people accusing us of being a “porn site.”

Or maybe we got tired of feeding the circus part of that whole “bread and circus” that keeps most Americans blissfully unaware (for now) of the damage their government is doing to their freedoms and free markets.

Anyway …

We’re delving back into our old habits today based on reports that 24-year-old songstress Taylor Swift has a girlfriend – 22-year-old supermodel Karlie Kloss.  An article alleging that the pair were “shacking up” appeared in the Daily Mail recently – but was quickly yanked from the web without explanation.

KARLIE KLOSS
KARLIE KLOSS

Still, excerpts from the article claim Swift has “found her soulmate,” and that she and Kloss have been “completely inseparable.”

Swift, who earns $64 million a year, has homes all over the country – including Beverly Hills, Nashville, New York and Rhode Island.  Apparently she and Kloss – a Victoria’s Secret Angel – have been living together in her Beverly Hills residence for several weeks.

Swift has been involved in several high-profile romances with famous men – Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles and Conor Kennedy (yes, one of those Kennedys) – to name just a few.

The relationships never seemed to last … although they have fueled Swift’s creativity.

So … why do we care that Swift may have found happiness in the arms of another woman?  Well for starters, it’s kinda hot.  Really hot, actually.  But it’s also an opportunity for us to reaffirm our support for people’s right to fall in love with – and marry – whomever they want (assuming they can find a church willing to tie the knot for them).

It’s also an interesting commentary on how the modern media works … as the story about Swift and Kloss was spiked by the Daily Mail despite the fact no one has challenged its veracity.