While running errands today I heard an “oldie” from Don Henley, which included the lyrics (pretty close, I think):
We’ve got the bubble-headed bleach-blonde who comes on at five
she can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye.
It’s interesting when people die.
Give us dirty laundry.
Dog on the freeway!
The latest kidnapping!
Teacher seduces 15 year-old student!
SUV chase in LA!
If it bleeds, it leads! If is screws, it’s news!
Granted a big plane crash is a bigger deal than a dog on the freeway, but – sheesh – 24/7 wall to wall? Really?
I want more public policy and international news coverage.
I am pretty annoyed with US news, both MSM broadcast and cable. They beat certain stories incessantly and leave what is going on in the rest of the world on the shelf.
Where do we have to go for news? Al Jazeera? CCTV?
I can stand a few minutes at a time now. Now I DVR certain programs so that I can cut out commercials – don’t get me started on them! – and bypass idiot stories.
And let’s not let give Catholic media a pass. The Pope is worried about what cars religious drive? REALLY? Liberals are all aflutter. You might not know this but he traded down from his new VW Phaeton (ka-ching) to a 10 year-old Ford Focus. Yes, indeed. He has also diminished his escort. Let’s think: a Pope in an old Ford Focus in Roman traffic with a small escort: What could go wrong?
I think spending a little more on a car and escort that would keep him alive between point A and B would cost a hell of a lot less than another conclave. Just’ thinkin’ out loud.
And does L’Osservatore Romano really have to delve into the question of whether The Hulk is Catholic? ”Is the Hulk Catholic?” (Yes, by the way).
I need a new desk. There is a growing dent from my forehead right smack-dab in the center.
Because someone brought it up in the combos (where people are having a little fun because real Catholics have a sense of humor…):
And then there’s the Cap’:
The world is essentially divided into two types of people: DC types and Marvel types.
Lines like that could lead a guy to become a Marvel type.
On the other hand, Superman went to a priest, didn’t he.
What a dilemma.