Where am I that a boy floated away in a balloon this week and it was a huge news story? Really – is this the big news we should be focusing on? I am actually more curious about the state of Afghanistan and the Jonhsonifcation of Obama (I believe Obama is failing into the exact footsteps of LBJ).
News never seems to fail my low expectations of it. There is always some gimmick or tricky slogan like “balloon boy” (which unfortunately he will be referred to for the rest of his life) and little or no real content. (in my opinion of course)
Obviously I am not a news professional and will not pretend to think I know what sells (ratings) – but I will say I wish the news took 10 minutes out of each hour broadcast to focus on a story of hope instead of the gimmicky drama. Perhaps we could then all pull together and become more in the know about the important things in life.
I remember a year or so ago – the actors on Guiding Light actually went around and worked with Habitat for Humanity and then showed clips of them working on the project – it was really cool – not to mention very kind.
Perhaps if we learned/saw more about some of the good things going on around us, we would be more aware of ways to help, organize, and make a difference…even by doing something small.
So where am I – I am in America no doubt, fed up with the media and hopeful our generation will make a difference!
I generally do not listen to the radio, but I really enjoy listening to Chicago’s Q101 in the mornings and afternoons just to hear the fun phone taps. What is this I speak of? Think Jerky Boys, but better. Basically- people set up their friends to get a call from a woman called Clarissa Jenkins who becomes more and more inappropriate as the call goes on. You can listen to a few on the morning DJ’s MySpace page.
These are not for someone who is offended easily – and if you go to q101.com on your iPhone – you can find and listen to these really easily. Either way – if you want to hear some crazy stuff that will make you laugh because of the tension or the complete inappropriateness – give it a try.
Hmm…it has been at least 15 years since I listened to the Jerky Boys…perhaps that will make for an interesting drive this evening…