As the Middle East continues to implode, the Observer introduces us to Melissa Berkelhammer, a kind-of socialite who has no job other than to go to parties and be photographed. We're unsure of whether or not she'd qualify as an It Girl — she's got no compelling quality to speak of — but she's certainly worth listening to:
• "My mom helps me get dressed sometimes, 'cause I don't—like, if I have something difficult, you know, to put on, I don't have a roommate and I don't have a husband or boyfriend, so like what am I gonna do? I'm not gonna call, like, a doorman or something!"
• Ms. Berkelhammer does the Hamptons. "I think I missed one weekend so far," she said.
• "Like, I'm left-handed!"
• And so Ms. Berkelhammer has no income of her own. "My parents enable me to live the lifestyle that I do. I don't think that there is anything wrong with that," she said. "I am grateful that I have the luxury to follow my dreams, which, of course, I am still trying to figure out what they are, and not work at some job that I hate because I need to support myself."
Ultimately, we can't decide: is Melissa now worthy of only the deepest scorn, or should we all embrace this utterly ridiculous twit? There's something to be said for a woman who completely owns her utterly ridiculous twittyness.