A Whole Nother Thing

Seldom at a loss for words.

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A selection of words from my vast vocabulary, including the ubiquitous "the," the always versatile "and," and the more obscure "incontrovertible," arranged in frequently meaningful, sometimes profound, yet often pedestrian sentences and statements, designed with one goal in mind-- that being, to communicate; keeping in mind the oft-used bromide, "Never use two words when one will do the same job as two or more words would have done, unless you just want to take up space and sound important," which is, I must concede, too often a secret objective of mine indeed. And yet, now, the secret is out.

Who ARE these women?

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Fight Global Warming

Leave your fridge door open.

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Throwing the Christians to the Lions

I used to piously judge those Romans of history, for being such horrible people– what with their obsession over watching Christians (and others, I’m sure) being eaten alive by lions in the arena. How barbaric!

And yet, I find myself, like jillions of other “enlightened” 21st century people, falling prey to a very similar base desire. Who of us can’t resist watching the news stories, “caught on camera,” of the man being stabbed in a supermarket; or the robbery at an ATM machine… Or how many times do we gather at the TV to watch horrific car crashes caught on camera?

Sure, we’re not paying admission to the Coliseum to watch this macabre display, we can comfort ourselves that we’re not that barbaric. And yet, our attraction to this stuff isn’t that dissimilar to that of the Romans.

Makes me want to be just a tad less judgmental of others.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Time for a change?

Okay, we were commanded to multiply and fill the earth. Now that that mission has been accomplished, do we need a new direction? Dunno, but maybe THESE PEOPLE have an idea who's time has come. Perhaps it's time we all eschewed fecundity.

I need a bumper sticker... :)

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Quick Trip by Keek

Keaton was here for one night; it was good to see him. He was in Oregon to attend a conference at U of O down in Eugene. While there, he stayed with Brant. He came up here and stayed with me last night and flew out today. Only one night, but it was good to see him again.

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Eschew Teasers

As the Curious Reader might be able to tell, I really have a dislike for “teasers,” those little snippets that try to entice the viewer to watch a later news broadcast. Usually they appeal to sensationalism and I have found that they almost never deliver the sensational newsworthiness they promise. Their whole purpose is not to provide news, but to increase the station’s viewership. It’s all about ratings.

They need to be eschewed. Eschew them, I tell you…

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

"Next" means "Next"?

Our local ABC station has started an advertising campaign that says “Next means next,” which is to say that when they tell you that a certain news story is coming up “next,” (in a teaser) you won’t have to wait through interminable stories to actually hear the story they’re teasing.

Well, tonight at the end of the 20/20 show, Channel 2 came on with their teaser for the 11:00 news. “Next…” they said, and they talked about a landslide nearby that was threatening a house. And yet, the lead story was about a boy who was involved in a sex scandal.

I’m waiting for them to reply to the e-mail I sent them.

link | posted by Matt Norquist at 3/01/2007 08:27:00 PM | 0 reflections. CLICK HERE.

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