Some Thoughts

Time for some clearing of thoughts that I have been meaning to put down to digital paper. It seems the best time for me to be creative is waiting for my oil to be changed at 8 in the morning.

Breaking News
I’m tired of the constant ‘Breaking News’ on ALL of the news channels. Ever since the World Trade Center attacks (I refuse to use the media induced monikers anymore) every little thing that happens is beaten to death by pundits and talking heads. These fucking morons have no idea as they are not there right that moment. And if they were there, they sure as hell wouldn’t be reverse psycho-analyzing the situation from the prospective of the American Public. This chicken shit armchair warriors would be running, screaming, and defecating all over themselves. I really wish they’d shut the hell up.
I don’t mind a blurb and updates, they are useful, but when the authorities need to make a statement (when they have no information) just because the media and the ‘ American Public’ demand it, I think we might be going to far. This is just my opinion though.

Going to Hell in a Handbasket

So I watched the Matrix again the other night. I can’t get enough of that movie. It was the last movie that I was able to see that wasn’t spoiled by the media and the internet. I would say it was both the Alpha and Omega. It was the beginning of the next great use of sci-fi and storytelling and it was the end of being surprised by movies. After that the internet really took off and the 24 hour media service really started. Now you hear about a movie 2 years in advance and know all about it and the fucking political and emotional feelings of the actors years before it is released. By the time it does come out, I am so sick and tired of hearing about it that I could care less about the damn movie. It really was the movie that removed the curtain and showed us all that the All Powerful Wizard was a short bald man pulling a bunch of levers.

As I write this entry I am starting to see a trend, and I am guessing you notice it as well. I hate mass media. Correction, I hate THE media. CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Extra, Access Hollywood, tabloids. They say they are there to feed the consumers want for news and entertainment news when in fact they create the news and force feed it to the masses, making them THINK they need and and making them want more. Kinda like crack, yet digital. By the way, did you know that this week is Turn off TV Week? Heard that on NPR today. Guess where you didn’t hear it?

I don’t know. I see that there needs to be a change. I can sense it. However, humanity does not like change. Humans are a creature of habit. It is a drawback to being at the top of the food chain. I fear the change as well. Not because it is change, but because of the cataclysmic event that must occur to make that change.

I have just seen a lot lately that has made me think. And it has made me scared as well.

It’s funny where the High Speed Bullet Train of Thought can take you.

  1. #1 by Weesa on April 26, 2007 7:52 am - 7:52 am


  2. #2 by Jon Angliss on April 26, 2007 3:14 pm - 3:14 pm

    I agree on the Media thing. They have CNN on one of the TVs at the gym, and I swear 4 weeks after Anna Nicole Smith had died, they were still showing “breaking news” about her death. Seriously, not that much breaking news.

    Then there was the incident where they held a school bus up with guns, that was “breaking news”, at 10pm at night, when the incident had been cleared up. Hell, they were even replaying all the same footage from the event.

    I still read the BBC news (, and have it fed into Google reader. That’s about the only news site I’ll touch. I don’t think /. counts 🙂

  3. #3 by Onemanconga on April 27, 2007 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    I’m not wanting to pick a fight here.

    I think you’re a good chap and have been mainly successful in your choice of facial hair.

    TV, not in general but in totality (in a free market “news” is included), will display what the advertisers want. That’s how they get money.

    The advertisers want what is getting most viewers. It’s better to sell their products this way.

    It doesn’t matter what’s important. TV will show what people watch.

    My point…shout at your neighbors, you friends, the guy who sells coffee (that fucker… get the cream in the cup this time), the TV is YOUR slave.

    It’s your time Bill….be angry.

    I run this argument every day in my head and I hate it. I turn on the TV and I watch the news.

    The matrix has me and it feels warm.

  4. #4 by Jon Angliss on May 4, 2007 12:48 pm - 12:48 pm

    That might explain why the BBC is a good news source, they don’t get their money from advertisers. They get it from a “TV License” (this is actually real, unlike the cat and fish license, and government money.

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