Coming Clean

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.

About kristiane

killing spiders with my laser eyes.
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6 Responses to Coming Clean

  1. Stephanie says:

    I read “Not Buying It”. I didn’t finish it because to me, she seemed so liberal(for lack of a better word), I just couldnt read anymore. It was like one big jumble of pages of propaganda binded together with a pretty cover.
    I must say though that I did check it out from the library because it would have been defeating it’s purpose if I bought it. Strike one for Judith Levine.
    I am not into politics or any type of mumbo jumbo trying to make me chancge my ways. I just decided to use more coupons.

  2. kristiane says:

    yeah, how she was able to tie in the 2004 election to the book was stupid, for lack of better words.
    Last week my mother sent me a care package, which I love even though I am ten years outta the house. It had a coupon for cheese. Maybe I’ll use it.

  3. Ben says:

    Dirt IS Fun. Even more fun; mud. The recipe is really easy. I’ll send it to you.

    I have a bike pump. Schreader or Presta?

  4. Billy says:

    What do you look like in a bike helmet? If you don’t have one, M.S. Paint!

  5. kristiane says:

    schrader…and i had to google that.

  6. Billy says:

    I was not going to say “pep-o-lantern” but you made it what it is. So….I credit you with it. Thank you.

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