Friday, December 21, 2007

jamie lynne made me do it!

after my last blog entry, i received a lot of flak from people who thought that my self imposed media blackout was irresponsible and immature. no one could believe that i could still be a moral, upstanding, righteous member of the human community without a daily dose of newsprint and tv chatter. i felt so guilty that i decided that maybe my critics were right. maybe i was being selfish by not taking on, every day, my share of anxiety and angst. by not getting my daily dose of the news i was not holding up my end. my friends felt that my avoiding the media just left them more news to have to absorb on their own. so i gave in and bought the new york times.

i must admit, my hands trembled a bit as i held my first newsprint in eleven days. i scanned the front page - in the left hand column, yet another controversy about stem cell research. the other two articles above the fold were about bill richardson's bid for the democratic nomination and china's factories and the pollution they cause. so far, so good and then i turned the paper to read below the fold. first there was a depressing story about how gang members are killing key witnesses before they can testify at trials. then another depressing story about how so many europeans are buying apartments in manhattan that i will never be able to afford one myself. they didn't actually mention me in the article, but i know how to read between the lines. and then i read the last story on the front page of the new york times. it seems, that while i was in my self induced media blackout, brittany spear's sixteen year old sister, jamie lynne, had gone and gotten herself pregnant. and this was on the front page of the new york times!

suddenly, i remembered why i stopped reading the papers and listening to the news. i don't care if brittany's sister got knocked up. i don't care that now, their mother, obviously not mother of the year, is going to have to give up writing her book on parenting that was due to be published next year. i don't care that jamie lynne was some kind of star on some kind of cable network. what i do care about is that the media is making me feel, by covering such stories in such depth, that i should care. and so i am going back into the void. i don't want to read anymore of this trash. but - i must confess that i will still do the sunday crossword puzzle, but only for medicinal purposes. i am told it will help ward off alzheimer's.


oakleyses said...

christian louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet, true religion, coach outlet, gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet, prada handbags, nike outlet, polo ralph lauren, ray ban outlet, nike free, michael kors outlet store, louis vuitton handbags, louis vuitton, cheap oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin, chanel handbags, tiffany and co jewelry, michael kors outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, oakley vault, prada outlet, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, coach outlet store online, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, nike air max, michael kors handbags, longchamp outlet online, kate spade outlet online, burberry outlet online, longchamp handbags, kate spade outlet, jordan shoes, red bottom shoes, longchamp outlet, tory burch outlet online, coach outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, coach purses, tiffany jewelry

oakleyses said...

louis vuitton pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, vans pas cher, lululemon, lacoste pas cher, nike air max, air max, abercrombie and fitch, timberland, nike free pas cher, sac michael kors, louis vuitton uk, north face, new balance pas cher, barbour, north face pas cher, tn pas cher, nike roshe run, burberry pas cher, hollister, ray ban pas cher, nike air force, true religion outlet, ralph lauren, mulberry, nike air max, oakley pas cher, nike free, longchamp, chaussure louboutin, nike roshe, michael kors canada, air max pas cher, true religion jeans, sac louis vuitton, longchamp pas cher, hollister, michael kors uk, converse pas cher, air jordan, louis vuitton, scarpe hogan, ray ban uk, nike blazer pas cher, guess pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, hermes pas cher

oakleyses said...

mont blanc pens, canada goose, uggs outlet, p90x workout, reebok shoes, chi flat iron, babyliss, soccer jerseys, valentino shoes, instyler ionic styler, insanity workout, bottega veneta, north face jackets, ugg soldes, canada goose outlet, beats headphones, hollister, uggs outlet, soccer shoes, new balance outlet, asics shoes, abercrombie and fitch, mcm handbags, wedding dresses, ugg boots, canada goose outlet, lululemon outlet, ugg outlet, celine handbags, birkin bag, replica watches, nike roshe, nfl jerseys, north face jackets, vans outlet, nike trainers, ugg, ghd, ferragamo shoes, canada goose outlet, mac cosmetics, ugg boots, longchamp, giuseppe zanotti, herve leger, nike huarache, uggs on sale, jimmy choo shoes, marc jacobs outlet

oakleyses said...

links of london uk, swarovski jewelry, moncler, pandora uk, canada goose, supra shoes, ray ban, timberland shoes, hollister, juicy couture outlet, moncler outlet, thomas sabo uk, coach outlet, vans, gucci, hollister canada, parajumpers outlet, oakley, canada goose, moncler, swarovski uk, montre femme, louis vuitton canada, moncler, wedding dress, uggs canada, converse shoes, air max, lancel, toms outlet, juicy couture outlet, hollister clothing, moncler, baseball bats, pandora charms, louboutin, ralph lauren, replica watches, converse, ugg, moncler outlet, canada goose, karen millen, iphone 6 case, moncler, nike air max, pandora jewelry, canada goose pas cher

Unknown said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
sandy said...

اننا نقدم فى افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة افضل خدمات التنظيف و التعقيل للخزانات يمكنك دوما الاتصال بنا لاننا افضل شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
كما نقدم خدمات المكافحة المتنوعة للحشرات لاننا افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة تعمل على القضاء الفعال والنهائي على الحشرات المنزلية يجميع انواعها بمبيدات امنى تماما على الاسرة لاننا افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالمدينة المنورة

tamer said...

سباك بالمدينة المنورة
كهربائي بالمدينة المنورة
دهان بالمدينة المنورة
نجار بالمدينة المنورة
معلم سباك بجدة
معلم كهربائي بجدة
معلم دهان بجدة

seocom said...

شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالمدينة المنورة

إذا كنت تعاني من وجود النمل الأبيض في منزلكَ سوف نصل إليكَ عند الإتصال بنا في أي وقت وبأي مكان فنحن شركة مكافحة النمل الأبيض بالمدينة المنورة التي تعمل على إبادة النمل النمل الأبيض بالمدينة المنورة، كما أننا نعتمد على فريق عمل متميز لديه خبرة طويلة في رش المبيدات بالمدينة المنورة، ونمتلك معدات وأدوات وأساليب حديثة تجعلكَ تتخلص من النمل الأبيض نهائياً.,

seocom said...

شركة تنظيف سجاد بالإحساء
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف كنب بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف سجاد بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل

seocom said...

شركة مكافحة الصراصير بالمدينة المنورة
شركة مكافحة فئران بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف فلل بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف عمائر بالمدينة المنورة
شركة عزل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة بالمنورة
شركة تركيب طارد حمام بالمدينة
شراء اثاث مستعمل بالمدينة المنورة
معلم بلاط بالمدينة المنورة
معلم بلاط بالمدينة المنورة