Once upon a time shaving your head and getting a few tats wasn't considered news. It was considered being a Marine.
It's interesting to see what drops by the wayside when distilling the essence of pop culture. Let's compare Britney with Christina Aguilera. Both became popular at almost exactly the same time. Both swapped spit with Madonna on MTV. Christina's newest album went to #1, and the third single from it is still charting on Billboard.
But take a look at this:
The one with the critically acclaimed, immensely popular record is getting less than forty precent of the publicity that Commando Britney's getting. Yeah, it's probably not fair comparing them the week Britney decides to go all Sinead on us, but then again, why should a haircut make so much news?
Another interesting aspect is the reasons I've been hearing. One rumor is that this is for some sort of performance piece--a music video or something. Another was that she doesn't want to be a sex symbol anymore. Do either of these excuses ring true to any of you?
One time Mousketeer/Former Jailbait Popstar/Current GI Jane Britney Spears: Another stalk on the celery of humanity.