Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Obviously Newsworthy....

So it looks like Time read my blog post and realized they had an important news story on their hands. Hence the article "How Not to Be Hated on Facebook: 10 More Rules."

Since the election I've watched less than 2 cumulative hours of news on television (thanks to "journalists" like Campbell Brown who make me want to buy a gun just so I can shoot my television; seriously she should just take a seat on The View because that's the quality of her "work."). Sometimes I read the CNN ticker on the television in front of the gym treadmill, and the most significant recent news stories are evidently (1) a faux pas occurred involving the Queen of England and the Obamas (that was a few weeks ago but it was clearly VERY important), (2) Oprah joined Twitter, and (3) someone used my beloved Craig's List to find murder victims. And now, of course, there's the emergency state of Facebook and annoying status updates. Am I missing anything?

Side note: there's only one thing I disagree with on Time's list:

"Cryptic status updates about your mental state — "Rachel is trying so hard," "Rachel wishes things were different," "Rachel is starting her life over" — don't make you sound intriguing, just lonely and pathetic."

Maybe this does sound pathetic, but I tend to think not. Pathetic is a strong word. Plus these updates are much better than the minute by minute details of someone's evening, right? And it's sort of fun to ponder what Rachel might mean....

HT: Pete

p.s. I'm grateful that a family member is taking my great Aunt Rene on a week long trip to the mountains. She's been looking forward to this for months, and it'll break up some of the loneliness.

p.p.s. Instead of taking another quiz, read these articles from Time. Hilarious. I especially like this random 25 things "When I was little, I pretended my bike was a horse named Satan."

5 comments:

Ys said...

What happened with the Queen and Obama? I watch the news and I didn't hear anything about it...

Yesterday we had the Budget Report and every one went loopy crazy on the news about it. You've got to love how "impartial" the BBC pretends to be ;)

OK Chick said...

I've stopped watching the National News. I just watch local in the morning, and I mostly watch it for the weather. The election coverage about set me over the edge. I became so tired of hearing what I should be feeling, or how I should vote. AHH frustrating!

HappyascanB said...

I laughed thinking of you last night when I logged onto FB and immediately saw my friend "A" had just learned her Kenny Chesney song was You and Me. Didn't I want to know what my song was? NO. THANKS. :)

Ally said...

Ys: Since I was only watching CNN I don't know exactly what happened. I just know it was somehow important enough to be the lead story for several days--in America. Perhaps your news provider is more discerning:)

OK Chick: Yeah, the election coverage was absolutely horrible; they didn't even try to pretend they were objective.

B: Oh wow, that may be one of the worst quizzes I've heard of so far.

brandyismagic said...

I like Campbell Brown but I too have a hard time accepting her as an unbiased journalist. It's more like I watch her to hear her speak articulate liberal thoughts. Which I'm okay with- but it's the idea of acting like that's NOT what she's doing is where I have a problem. Sort of like when Lou Dobbs calls himself unbiased. Biases don't bother me- just be honest about it you know?! Have a great weekend Ally!