First of all – I’ve been getting lots of spam. Spam of the Asian variety – so I can’t even read what it’s saying. However, if it’s anything like the other spam I’ve received it probably has to do with penis size and how to keep it up longer. Not that either of those subjects is ever discussed on my blog, but whatever.
Speaking of penises… The lovely Logical Libby did a post about Tiger Wood’s penis yesterday and it had me in stitches. She basically pointed out that his penis must be something special because why else would national news give it so much coverage? And this got me thinking about other news like Tiger Wood’s penis – you know, Balloon Boy, Jon and Kate, Brittany’s shaved head, Madonna’s adoption etc… Why on earth is this shit “breaking news?”
I have a theory – it’s because most Americans are afraid to discuss the real news. Most Americans would rather discuss the person who was voted off of Survivor (ahem) than the debate on Health Care. Most Americans don’t want to “make waves” and get in heated discussions about relevant news items because it might mean that they won’t fit in. So the networks give us something to talk about that won’t rock the boat. It’s a shame, really. We’re being dumbed down because it’s easier than voicing a different opinion.
Well, that’s my two cents anyway. Not that I watch the news – other than local weather and traffic. Honestly, I had no idea about the Balloon Boy thing, but I did think it was silly for all the news networks to get their panties in a wad over being duped. Yes, I’ll stick with my reality shows and Christmas Specials thank-you-very-much.
As for the spam, sorry – but the word verification must go back up. Hey – if I’m not getting royalties for advertising some awesome Asian penis enlargement medicine, then I’m not going to play. BTW, how many times did I use the word penis in this post? Six, I think. My new record!