Thursday, September 25, 2008

Why I Don't Talk About the Bailout

Here's another 100-Word Challenge from Velvet Verbosity. These are fun. I'd kind of forgotten about them, so I added VV to my blog roll to help me remember.

Moral

In 1992, Bruce Springsteen sang that there were fifty-seven channels and nothin' on. Now, only fifty-seven channels seems quaint. Provincial. Like how many you're allowed in England. Or France. Here, in America, the Greatest Nation on Earth, we're into the hundreds by now. At least. Maybe more. The cutting edge. 24-hour news channels. Passels of passionate pundits yelling at each other for their due while the crawl contradicts. The moral of the story is no moral, is passivity: we can do nothing because we can know nothing, because everybody knows something different. We are crushed beneath an avalanche of information.

4 comments:

Velvet Verbosityq said...

I think a lot of Americans feel that way. Luckily for all you, I'm an obsessive type. ;)

I, Rodius said...

Yep, thanks to you and a lot of other people out there picking up my slack. I do appreciate it.

Patsy said...

Rodius, if you are slacking, then so am I. There really it so much information out there, but so much of it is just the same --- it becomes very numbing after a bit. An interesting piece.

I, Rodius said...

Thanks, Patsy.

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