I don’t watch the news. There I said it. I don’t care about current events. I do however care about what current events may become our world’s history. Deciphering the bologna from the rest of it in our current news media is easy. I still just don’t want to sit through the bologna.
I am well aware that I come off as ignorant when there is a discussion of current events in everyday conversation. Really though, I just don’t care. I vote. I research what I am voting for. I just cannot see what is represented as news as being a needed form of daily intake.
So, today I decided to visit CNN.com and see what the top stories of the day.
Dean prepares to Whack Mexico Again I consider this newsworthy. Extreme weather. Point for CNN.
Also on the list: Topless Carwash leaves some feeling hosed. Further investigation showed that there was a “Topless Carwash” advertised. But the car washers were all men. I think this is hilarious. I do not think this is news.
I could go on, but you already knew the jist of things before I started.
I don’t have cable, cause I am slightly too lazy to sit on the phone with Comcast and figure out when they can trap me at home for a full day waiting on installation. I read uninformative books. They have nothing to do with philosophy and nothing at all to do with touchy subjects. Last year I read “Not Buying it” about the over consumption of goods in our country and others. It depressed the pants off of me for a month. I was constantly thinking about how unnecessary it was that shops bothered to print receipts and why in the world would I ever buy a _____ again. I hated the feeling that book gave to me. I don’t want to read any more like it.
However world culture fascinates me. What they are using in Norway as a means of snack food these days would be great to know. I would love to see current trends in Russia. I like pop culture, the sort of pop culture that does not include young anorexic females. This does not make me stupid. I will never debate politics or religion for fun. Because to me, this is not fun. Of course, I think nothing less of those who do. There are plenty of people who, for fun, discuss these topics.
So, just so you know, I don’t care about the background of the current gas price hike. I would be happier riding my bike. Not because of pollution reasons, I want to ride my bike cause I would be closer to the dirt. Dirt is fun. I need to get some air in my tires. They are quite flat.