Posts tagged ‘news’

I’d say this is all random…but that would be cliche for me.

Late nite whatevers, I suppose I drank too much caffeine tonite…so here I am. Granted, if I went and laid down I am fairly sure I would be out in .2 seconds. I’m not giving in though. Sleep takes up entirely too much of life as of late. It’s becoming a sort of nemesis. I think in the end, it will still win. I never stood a chance. My computer is constantly challenging me about my language. Apparently, it doesn’t appreciate my lingual creativity. Why you gots to bring me down? Yea, it just tried to auto-correct that sentence. I denied it like what. No, that wasn’t a question. Tomorrow I will probably see this entry and find out it was all written in Spanish or some such nonsense. You never can tell what will roll out of your mouth at 2 am. I get into a nice vibe when i write to certain songs and turn into a teenage girl, repeating them over and over. It’s horrid…and necessary all at the same time. I’d like to drop some life changing information on you right now…but it’s not going to happen. Phhsh, you want some life changing info, find it yourself. What I have to say won’t matter as much as what you find on your own. There, even while trying to not be yoda, I’ve succeeded in failing. Fantasteriffic. NO, you may NOT auto-correct me, MAC! I love it for trying though. Curse the days of PC’s!
So, apparently some royals got hitched, an outlaw got caught. I’m not much on the news lately. Forgive me if I am skeptical of all the info provided to me by media outlets. It’s paranoia, I know. But is it justified paranoia…perhaps. Of course that is in reference as to weather Willy and Katie tied the knot. I saw no official documents. I won’t be had this time! Alright, this is just babble now.
I think the dog is getting impatient with me. He keeps sighing really heavily and looking at me. Rushed by a dog. This is messed up. I’m thinking I should win something soon. It’s about time. Been awhile. Just my luck it will be like a dental tray and a thing of mint floss. I hope it’s waxed. Lately I have this feeling that I am going to win everything. I think it might be false confidence. The world makes me have unrealistic expectations. It was this or thinking that I could be like a super model. I figured this was a healthier delusion…and I get to eat. Food really is the best thing since sliced bread…wait…I don’t think that works here. I read through a college guide today. You know, researching classes available to figure out what I want to be when I leave Neverland. There were classic course option such as: Equine pathology, advanced walking techniques I and II, Outdoor adventure education & spanish for the equine industry.  I kid you not. Remind me why college is valid any more? A college diploma is about as reassuring to an employer as an employee of the month plaque from Burger King. It really is a grab bag out there, folks. You never know what you are going to get. Granted, there are good colleges with courses with practical applications. This was obviously not one of them. I think those are few and far between and mostly end up caught in tornados and dropped outside of the continental U.S. (sorry Puerto Rico..that’s a no-go for you too). I’m just bitter…and realistic…but mostly bitter.
And on that note, I’m off to dream about celebrities. I don’t have a choice in the matter. Last nite, Claire Danes was a librarian. I’m pretty sure she was trying to help me escape. It was a mix between Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade and Anne Frank.  I think Dr. Elsa Shneider & I probably shared the same fate in the end. I don’t remember, but I have bad knees and always run like I’m about to have a heart attack in dreams.  On a good moral note, I wasn’t carrying a wooden goblet…so I am probably good on karma. If it’s a dream about high school, I’m going to be in a nasty mood tomorrow. There have been a lot of Heroes references in my dreams as of late. So, I might have super powers…like the ability to walk backwards really fast or bake things in the oven really, really speedily. Utterly useless. The dog is telling me lights out. I’m not even spellchecking…that’s how hardcore I am.

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A Rude Awakening

Disappointment is a four letter word, “news”. Have you been finding yourself sitting in front of your oversized television with the volume blasting during the six o’clock news and realize that you aren’t hearing or seeing anything? Don’t be alarmed. This is an absolutely normal occurrence in our day and age. No matter how big that screen gets or how loud the volume is cranked up, you’re not going to get anything out of it. Why is this, you might ask? Our news is just filler. We are being entertained for an hour at a time with commercials and pretty pictures. Sure, occasionally there is something worth while. Maybe a small excerpt on a school shooting or a drug bust somewhere in a city to which you’ve never been. Looking at the big picture though, we’re not being shown much. There’s nothing wrong with a segment on the largest pumpkin in the county, or an interview with a nutritionist about the harm of caffeine. However, at the end of that hour of viewing, you should walk away with more knowledge than what a soda is doing to your nerves or how much John Smith won from the Harvest Day for his two-hundred pound pumpkin.

While other countries debate the major events taking place in the United States, we instead debate whether the Iphone is better than the Blackberry. The United States’ public doesn’t know their own day-to-day occurrences any better than the rest of the world. It’s no wonder foreign countries scoff at us on a daily basis. We’re merely sheep being lead to the slaughter . If we don’t start learning the history we are making, how can we ever expect things to improve? You can’t bring about change when you don’t know what needs to be fixed.
You are better off in this day and age to turn off your television, shut off your radio and start researching your country’s daily news through other countries’ newspapers via the internet. It may be our only saving grace as a country to not be banned from seeing the nation through other cultures’ eyes. Of course, you will have to skim over certain paragraphs where they take their turn poking fun at us for our horrid reality t.v. shows or our usage of the English language. However, once you get past that, there might actually be some information in it for you.

In short, if you enjoy watching the monotonous stories about the this and that’s that make up an hour full of nothing we call the news, go right ahead. Ignorance is bliss, right? For the rest of you that didn’t just nod your head and smile, take the time to look away from what is meant to distract us from the real problems at hand. Rub the sleep from your eyes and see what has been happening while you were preoccupied. Realize that the news is owned and operated by people whose sole purpose is to sway the popular vote, convince you to consume the products of companies they own and scare you into submission. Wake up and take note of history in the making. A history in which none of us are apart.