Friday, May 26, 2006

You know you are bored when....

..... you just can't figure out what to write in your next posting....
How do I leave for a glorious holiday weekend?... with a bang? or a whimper?....
I keep a list of absolutely worthless topics and themes for moments just like these, when the great American Memorial Day weekend is in full tilt, and only the few geeks amongst us, with no lives, dare to post past Thursday to 25th of May...
So here goes, worthless topic version 1.0 Stardate whatever...

STUPID THINGS THAT GET PRESS TIME

1. 3 anti-illegal immigration guys show up to protest Vicente Fox during his visit to California's legislature,... and lookout, its news-worthy enough to trump the "shooting" at the Rayburn building,... nice going AP.

2. Murders. Any of them. Sorry, not to diminish the pain of family and friends left behind but isnt it time to put murders in page 8 below the fold? Can a newsday ever be slow enough as to put a murder in the frong page? What is so newsworthy about that other than the sensationalist angle?

3. Puff pieces. Since when did the appetite for human angle stories become such a du joir need in the press. Its like every newspaper tries to out-compassion each other by putting out these tear-jerking stories in the hope of causing some semblance of knee-jerk-ism in the populace concience. Sure there is pain and suffering and we should not forget that... but I guess it harkens to one of my pet peeves; bad and sad news sell, happy-happy joy -joy stories aren't worth squat.

4. Anything Apple. Sorry, the rest of the country may not get this, but here in the bay area the papers have orgasms for any news of Steve Jobs and Apple products, no matter how trivial. If Steve breaks wind while thinking of a better way to make the white earphones of the latest IPOD more amiable to the outer ear cortex, BOOM! stop the presses, this has to be on page one!

5. Bloggers... Can you believe the amount of press the bloggin media (if you can call it that) gets? I've read no fewer than 15 national articles within the past week of the impact Bloggers have had in policy and press discourse. Who do these idiot, pin-headed, writer wanna-be's, milk-of-magnesia drinking, incognito named group think they are?...

Ok.. so maybe that last one is not so bad.
Enjoy your weekend. May God, Allah, Buddha, King Tut, 72 Vestal Virgins and Friar Tuck grant you health, happiness and good fortune.




5 comments:

betmo said...

enjoy the weekend- it's raining here in new york and i am readying the ark! :)

Publius said...

I don’t have an Apple I-Pod and I won’t be getting one. If I someday find myself commuting by train every morning I may get a video I-Pod but until that day comes, can someone explain why Apple is even around anymore?

betmo said...

haven't got a clue- good p.r. people? cd or cassette walkman with a radio is good enough for me.

Truth-Pain said...

Betmo, Thanks for the good wishes, my weekend was terrific! I refuse to drop any coinage into Steve Jobs pockets,... not that Apple products are not good, its just that they are quite the arrogant bunch.
Publius, as to why apple is still around?... Ironically Microsoft is an investor in Apple. They are terrified of Monopoly charges or anti-trust measures.

Rosemary said...

Actually, the news people will tell you that they only cover the extra-ordinary, out of the norm, blah, blah, blah. Well, the way I see it, murders happen everyday in America. So wouldn't that classify it as not newsworthy?

I have some topics for you:
China's build-up next to Taiwan.
Iranian Students Rioting for freedom and against Ahmadinejad.
East Timor natives flee for their lives to escape gangs.
NK for human rights, terrorism, sale of weapons, sale of females, you name it-they'll sell it. Especially if you can use it for nuclear weapons.
Japan to build up their defenses with help from us.
The so called peace-treaty that was signed to protect Darfur, Sudan lasted all of 2 weeks, sort of.
Chad is in battle with the Sudanese janjaweed.

That's just a few stories I write about at Causes of Interest. Maybe one day the press will catch up? Hmm...

How are you doing? Have a nice Memorial Day. We also remember those who are still with us, and we appreciate them as well. Thank you for service. :)